14 Albums That Prove Shark Week and Heavy Metal Belong Together

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This film created an incredible buzz in horror fan subculture, word is the sequel will have some heavy metal involved, and it's hard to say whether the action in this terrible movie might possibly be more engaging than the old hat Shark Week content that we've seen so many times.

In fact, maybe I should donate some of my Hatebreed albums to the sharks. No -- seriously. According to the Australian news outlet ABC, a tour operator in Neptune Bay discovered that when he played AC/DC through underwater speakers attached to his diving cages, great white sharks became "more investigative, more inquisitive and a lot less aggressive." He even said that there were a couple occasions when the sharks rubbed their faces along the speaker. Apparently, the sharks favored "You Shook Me All Night Long" and "Back in Black" the most, and they are actually using the music instead of bait to lure sharks to the cages. Huh. What a bunch of groupies.

According to researchers, the sharks dig the frequency and vibration in the water that the heavier music produces. That just upped my desire to go shark diving even more, or else wait until they develop shark moshing. Just make sure to aim for the toothy behemoth's nose when you throw a punch.

It might possibly provoke them to show us some fresh vigor for next year's carnivorous carnival, even though the word on the street is that this year's Shark Week is revamped with loads of new content and such intriguing segment titles as "Voodoo Sharks" and "Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives." Maybe playing some metal will even inspire one of those disgusting great white orgies. Speaking of the band Great White (and orgies), Shark Week's kick-off on the Discovery Channel last night is what inspired this week's Metal Mondays, a list of favorite heavy metal album covers that celebrate those head bangers under the sea.

Spinal Tap, Shark Sandwich

Victimizer, The Final Assault

Facelift, State of the Art

The Beyond, Crawl

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Lauren Wise has worked as a rock/heavy metal journalist for 15 years. She contributes to Noisey and LA Weekly, edits books, and drinks whiskey.
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