#1
I've always wondered what sort of relationship guys in semi-famous heavy metal bands have with their families - perhaps not wives/children as we so often hear about but with parents/siblings?

What do you guys think? Does Glen Benton call his Mother every weekend? Does Mikael Åkerfeldt call home to check on the family dog every few days?
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#2
Benton still has mommy tuck him into bed early so he can get up early for church the next morning. Chris barnes' dad beats him.
#3
I really have no clue.

The only insight I've ever had into this is the documentaries the mainstream bands tend to release chronicling the "making of" their albums. Some Kind Of Monster and that one on that Lamb Of God DVD for example go pretty in-depth into the band's family lives.

For the more underground bands I'd imagine it's a lot different though. Most of those guys have to hold down jobs and only go on tour a couple months of the year. They could have a pretty traditional family life between gigs and such.
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They're too Br00talz for family.
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Great Brutaaaaal musicians..
But very soft for their family... unless your name is Bam Margera
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Åkerfeldt does call home every day, although I'm not sure if he asks about their dog, if they even have one.
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I hear Mikael Akerfeldt has a pretty nice family life and kids now.
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I recently went to see Cradle in Northampton, and dani-whats-his-face's family we're sitting on the balcony above us watching him on stage... It's not as if they were all having a big black metal sunday roast (that makes for some odd mental images) but it showed that there was some connection between the musician(s) and their family.

Still, heavy musicians don't have to conform to some strict doctrine (after all, their not indie) and so their relationship with their family will all depend on the individual.
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Åkerfeldt does call home every day, although I'm not sure if he asks about their dog, if they even have one.

he doesn't but he has a cat called the duke of york :P
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Gaahl has his two sisters put on his corpsepaint for him. They also do his nails. Haven't you ever noticed that Gaahl has really nice cuticles?
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Gaahl has his two sisters put on his corpsepaint for him. They also do his nails. Haven't you ever noticed that Gaahl has really nice cuticles?

its cuz he's a homo
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My boyfriend met Glen Benton in an FYE in Florida a few years ago and his kids were with him...apparently Benton's (two, I think?) kids look just like him and were both wearing leather jackets. Creepy.

Edit: Ah, I just realized you said not about children...I'm betting his Mom disowned his ass though.
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Hehe, he says on the roadrunner united video "and my mom still loves me", or something along those lines. Not sure how serious he was being though.
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I'd like to start a heavy metal family with Sabine Mair.
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