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Posted by Grey Wind on 31.10.2013 at 13:26
While going through some metal tunes on youtube I suddenly had this funny question pop up in my head - "How many metalheads are there on earth?" and I thought it might be intriguing for you guys too.What happend is I checked a video of a certain band and it had 22,000 views. And it made me wonder, does that number somehow represent the number of fans this band has? The logical notion is - no , obviously - Because a single person can create 1000 views just by himself..so that number really doesn't help us. Am I right? Correct me if i'm wrong.

Anyway, the number does create a certain vibe. Some kind of assumption, and since no one can answer my question with perfect calculation, you can only achieve some kind of logical assumption. For example, we can look at the number of people attending festivals like Wacken. But still that calculation won't be so good. Just consider the amount of metalheads in third world countries in asia who have no money\option for these kind of trips. Or the age groups who just usually don't go to festivals.

Personally, my notion is that the community is much smaller than the vibe it creates.

Another example - Consider the huge(really huge) amount of news about the gay\lesbian demographic(especially in the US media).
But how many gay\lesbian people are in society? from my google search, less than 10%, and in some countries as low as 1% (!).
Isn't that interesting? but that's another topic. What I wanted to say is that It's really hard to get a good guess at how many metalheads are worldwide.
The worldwide metal community is very loud and when you look at it from inside, it feels like there are tons of us..but if we look at it from the outside? hmmmm what are your thoughts !?



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  31.10.2014 at 21:14
Written by M C Vice on 31.10.2014 at 10:19

We could easily find out. Just need to raise enough money to build a giant magnet on the moon.

What about all the non-ferrous metalheads, it wouldn't work on them
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  01.11.2014 at 02:03
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 31.10.2014 at 21:14

Written by M C Vice on 31.10.2014 at 10:19

We could easily find out. Just need to raise enough money to build a giant magnet on the moon.

What about all the non-ferrous metalheads, it wouldn't work on them

They're not true enough. Just a bunch of posers.
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  01.11.2014 at 03:16
Written by Grey Wind on 01.11.2013 at 19:16

Written by BreadGod on 01.11.2013 at 18:02

I assume metalheads comprise one percent of the population, so I guess there are a couple million all around the world.


1 precent of the world is 70 million people, an interesting guess but I'm not sure about it


I actually think this is a fair estimate.
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  06.11.2014 at 06:29
I think there's either an even number or an odd number of metalheads on Earth.

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