Heavy metal and contact sports always seem to go hand-in-hand. Both share the same kind of aggression and unpredictability. Revolver's Golden Gods Awards has a "most metal athlete" category. And in football, one of America's favorite sports to get all amped up about, teams trot out onto the field to a range of classics: AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue, Metallica.
Ahead of the upcoming football season, the collaboration between heavy metal and football has already started off with a bang. I'm talking about Arena Football's partnership with KISS; you may have heard about the team, dubbed the L.A. KISS, and no, it's not a joke. KISS is known for having a hand in just about every aspect of merchandising a band, so we already known that their helmet designs will be amazing (and likely for sale everywhere.) And as an added incentive, the band will play a private concert for season-ticket holders.More »