Metal!

Corsets and Grindcore: The Dudes Get It Right, the Bitches Own It

Once again I found myself writing a Metal Monday column on a plane with a glass of whiskey. I'm headed to Rock on the Range in Columbus, Ohio, to see Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Five Finger Death Punch, and about 30 other acts (stay tuned for that review next week). Most importantly, I'm sitting next to a sexy bitch wearing an Iron Maiden T-shirt. She's got me thinking about topics I'm used to thinking about: women and heavy metal. And saying so just earned me a kiss on the cheek from this iron maiden.

I've talked written about ladies in metal -- be they MILFs competing in local metal station KUPD's Mother's Day contest or the hottest women in metal, but this time I want to discuss the kind of metal ladies who kick ass. Literally.

Metal isn't the boy's club that it used to be. Though they aren't in the majority -- as fans, musicians, or drinkers -- there are a couple of women in metal who have a lot more than good looks going for them.

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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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