Best Gifts for Heavy Metal Music Fans This Christmas

Need a Christmas gift for a heavy metal fan? We’ve got you covered. These are our picks for the best albums to give to metalheads this holiday season.

Def Leppard – Def Leppard, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Rock and classical royalty unite on the euphoric album Drastic Symphonies, with Def Leppard’s greatest produced tracks dramatically reimagined and sounding larger and more exhilarating than ever before. Featuring London’s iconic Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, it’s available on heavyweight 2LP vinyl in gatefold packaging.

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Def Leppard – Long Live Rock And Roll Pullover

This soft, black pullover hoodie features unique Def Leppard artwork printed on the front and back, with the Def Leppard logo on the sleeve. It’s a 80/20 ring-spun cotton/polyester blend fleece.

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Dio – Dreamers Never Die Deluxe Edition DVD + Blu-Ray

The definitive documentary of legendary metal icon Ronnie James Dio. Transcending the standard rock documentary and beautifully highlighting both his powerful voice and his gentle heart, Dio: Dreamers Never Die delves deep into the singer’s incredible rise from ’50s crooner to his early rock days in Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, to replacing Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath, and finally cementing his rock star status with Dio.

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Metallica – 72 Seasons

Metallica’s 12th studio album, 72 Seasons clocks in at over 77 minutes and 12 tracks. It’s the band’s first full-length collection of new material since 2016.

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Metallica – Yellow M Logo Cuffed Beanie

This stylish winter hat features the iconic Metallica M in yellow in front.

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Godsmack – Godsmack 25th Anniversary LP

Celebrating 25 years, Godsmack has released their debut multi-platinum album on vinyl for the first time. Arriving in the summer of 1998, Godsmack hit rock radio with a vengeance, quickly becoming one of the biggest rock bands of the era and hitting the top 5 of the rock charts with all 4 of their debut singles. Hits included are fan favorites “Whatever”, “Keep Away”, “Voodoo” and “Bad Religion.”

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Limp Bizkit – Chocolate Starfish & The Hot Dog Flavored Water

Celebrating 23 years of the #1 multi-platinum smash on remastered bone & gold color vinyl. Following up their chart topping Significant Other, Limp Bizkit returned with more of their trademark sounds. Combining rock with metal and hip-hop, this album included “Rollin’ (Air Raid Vehicle)”, “My Way” and their Grammy Nominated “M:I-2” theme “Take A Look Around.”

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Evanescence – Fallen (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

Fallen is the debut studio album by Evanescence. After releasing several EPs and a demo CD, the group signed to Wind-Up Records in January 2001. The album is Evanescence’s most commercially successful album to date, selling more than seven million copies in the United States and over 17 million copies worldwide.

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KISS – Off The Soundboard, Poughkeepsie, New York

KISS’s fifth authorized Soundboard live release is from the November 28, 1984 Animalize Tour show from the Mid-Hudson Civic Arena in Poughkeepsie, New York, featuring the only known soundboard recording with Mark St. John. “Young And Wasted” and “Rock And Roll All Nite” are unfortunately incomplete recordings, but due to the historical importance of this show with Mark, they’ve been included.

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Ghost – Extended Impera

The extended version of Impera is a huge package, which includes Impera, Live from the Ministry EP, a 28-page Impera album booklet,
Phantomime EP, a 22-page thick bound photo book and much more.

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Ghost – Phantomime

Ghost follows last year’s international chart-topping opus Impera with Phantomime, a diverse and spellbinding sampling of the GRAMMY Award-winning band’s musical DNA. Featuring covers of classics by Television, Genesis, The Stranglers, Iron Maiden and Tina Turner, Phantomime pays tribute to these unlikely influences while stamping them all with Ghost’s undeniable sonic signature.

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The Offspring – Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace (15th Anniversary Limited Edition)

This 15th Anniversary Edition of The Offspring’s 2008 album Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace features a bonus 7″ single on translucent red vinyl with two new live tracks from Hellfest, a newly reimagined album cover and art lithographs for each song. The album and 7″ single includes their most popular streaming song, “You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid.” Limited Edition.

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Otpen – Hydra

This is the 10th anniversary edition of Otep’s sixth studio album, Hydra, a concept album based on a novel by frontwoman Otep Shamaya, titled None Shall Sleep. Originally released in 2013, Hydra was a top 10 Billboard Hard Rock Album and features the fearsome single “Apex Predator.” Exclaim! asserted, “the record is the sonic equivalent of an art installation.” Making its vinyl debut with this pressing, the 2-LP set is housed in a gatefold jacket and features an etched side-D.

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The Sword – Apocryphon

Apocryphon is the fourth studio album by American heavy metal band The Sword. Recorded at Magpie Cage Studios in Baltimore, Maryland with producer J. Robbins, it was released by New York label Razor & Tie in October 2012. Apocryphon is the band’s first album without original member Trivett Wingo, and the first to feature his replacement Santiago “Jimmy” Vela III, who took over from interim touring drummer Kevin Fender in October 2011; it is also the first of the band’s albums to be released by Razor & Tie, with whom the group signed in early 2012 after seven years with Kemado Records.

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