Alexandra Crockett

Is there anything more METAL than snuggling under the covers with a tuna-lovin' ball of fluff who's purring louder than an amp turned up to 11?

Okay, okay. There are definitely numerous things more metal than that mental image. But as ordinary as that domestic scene sounds, how often have you seen it? For years we've watched metalheads shred guitars/vocal chords, scream about the Occult and headbang their unwashed locks. But most of us have yet to witness metal frontmen in their natural habitat: Cuddling with cats at home.

Thanks to an in-the-works collection called Metaldudes Cats Book, that's all about to change.

Alexandra Crockett

Photographer/arguable genius Alexandra Crockett is compiling a tome that depicts "some of the most brutal and visionary" metal musicians gettin' frisky with their cats "in an effort to help prove that the metal community is not filled with mindless, hate-filled, angry men." So far, musicians from bands like Municipal Waste, Holy Grail, Cattle Decapitation, Exhumed and Isis have volunteers to contribute pics of themselves and their furry friends to the project, according to Bloody Disgusting.

If possible, this gets better: The proceeds of Metaldudes Cats Book will go toward no-kill shelters. Because while Kill 'Em All might be a classic metal album, it's no way to treat a cat. Get more info on the project, including upcoming fundraising concerts and feline-metal merch, on the Metaldudes Cats Book Facebook page. And remember: If you wanna see this book come out this spring, you can help make it happen.

Alexandra Crockett