by Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 23 May 2014

Oh, we just want to give Seattle-based musician and jewelry designer Alexandra Crockett a big bear hug for her illuminating book. Metal Cats offers a heartwarming look at the merry world of cute, fuzzy kitties and their proud owners, all of whom hail from the dark underworld that be the metal scene.

The project came about as she wanted to showcase local metal musicians as well as no-kill animal shelters. A long list of metal musicians (besides metalheads and metal promoters) are featured, including band members from Black Goat, Thrones, Isis, Lightning Swords of Death, Book of Black Earth, Skarp, Ludicra, Holy Grail, Xasthur, Cattle Decapitation, Napalm Death and way too many to name. Awww.