Grammy anticipation is heating up after the recent news that Lady Gaga will join heavy metal legends, Metallica, on stage for a once-in-a-lifetime, duet performance.
An unlikely match up, indeed. However, after Gaga’s highly acclaimed Superbowl Half Time Show last Sunday, there is no doubt that she has what it takes to keep up with the head-banging icons.
With the worldwide success of Metallica’s, Hardwired…to Self Destruct, their first new album in over eight years, and all the buzz surrounding Lady Gaga right now, music fans from all walks of life are super pumped for the groundbreaking performance that will take place this Sunday.
Metallica are one of the most beloved bands in the metal community and have earned themselves a monstrous legion of diehard fans over the decades. Come Sunday, that fan base will likely grow even larger.
For this week’s #FanArtFriday, we wanted to shine a spotlight on these loyal metal heads and help usher in the new by sharing the latest and greatest Metallica inspired art with you today. Check it out down below:
Flash back to that time I drew this James Hetfield portrait, still my favourite portrait I have drawn to this day, suggest some celebrity portraits you would like to see me draw ✌️😊 #drawing#art#portrait#worldofpencils#artistsharing#nawden#supportgoodtattooing#tattoo#tattoos#jameshetfieldtattoo#jameshetfieldportrait#metallicatattoo#metallicaart#metallica#celebrityportrait#portrait#pencildrawing#sketch#artist#music#tattooist
Truly an amazing Hetfield pencil portrait by the talented @lanathomastattoos.
These hand painted sneakers by @smcustomart are so sick! Features all four members in all of their shining, metal glory!
Fan art for Metallica 🤘 pic.twitter.com/whn6RDc4dc
— Priscilla ॐ (@Literateaa) November 6, 2016
Totally diggin’ @Literateaa’s killer artwork inspired by the track “Moth Into Flame” off of the new album. That’s one deadly looking moth 💀
— Artist 2the Athletes (@Richesson) December 10, 2015
The original, mean muggin’ line-up looking as metal as it gets. Painted by the amazing @Richesson.
— Mikko Kääriä (@Mikko_Kaaria) June 5, 2015
Flash forward 30 years and we’ve got James Hetfield still bringing the hammer down! Epic digital paintnig by @Mikko_Kaaria.
— BazwoldArtist (@Bazthebeast) December 21, 2015
Which one’s your favorite? James doing what he does best, Kirk shredding his guitar to bits, or Lars smashing that kit like it made fun of his mama? I can’t decide they are all way too cool. Thanks @Bazthebeast!
— lauren 👽 (@H0useOfW0lves) August 9, 2015
Doesn’t get much more metal than this. Killer original artwork by @H0useOfW0lves.
We’re loving this black and white illustration of the full band acting goofy by Drinkemalll.deviantart.com
This is just way too awesome. We need a Metallica cartoon series please! Awesome work by ebbewaxin.deviantart.com
Thanks for checking it out and an even bigger thanks to all the awesome artists featured above. Metal heads don’t mess around!
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