Metal Adjacent – poems, art, tattoos

People send us loads of very cool stuff for heavy metal therapy, and we’ve tended to focus mainly on stories but I’ve recently had a few submissions from poets. All of these people are connected to the page in some way even though the poems aren’t all metal related. This is a collection of recent ones:

The Monsters in my Head

Shorter Poems

We are also pleased to have our first art and heavy metal based submission

Maarten’s Paintings

We asked you to submit some of your stories about your tattoos and what they mean to you, many of which were associated with metal music. We had so many that we decided to have a whole section of the website devoted to this, and to have this as an on-going feature. Please check out our tattoo pages here.


Other Stuff we Like

Another cool artist to check out is Sam who’s work is inspired by his experiences of mental health difficulties and autism, but also heavily influenced by his love of death metal!

Mark Humphrey is a metalhead artist who does works on mental health, and stuff for metal bands too. Check out his site:

These 3 artists have all supported hmt in various forms as well and are worth a look:
Poems by Sam
Tattoo artist who drew us this: