The days of women in metal being a novelty or some sort of side act are long gone. These days, the metal community has strong women running the business everywhere. On stage, in offices, behind the scenes, and all over the place. To celebrate Women’s History Month, Nuclear Blast Records is spotlighting the women’s scene in metal. An awareness campaign is underway to bring to light the empowerment of females in the metal community.

It’s already started and we’re only nine days into March! Artists and personalities like Doro Pesch, Olof Mörck of Amaranthe, Jessica Pimentel, and Kim Dylla have already shared some of their journeys with metal.

Here’s what Nuclear Blast Head Of Label Marketing, Tiffany Cantegrel had to say.

Participating in making metal even more inclusive matters to me. For non-metal heads – including women, the metal community can look difficult to access while most of the testimonials we received actually highlight how supportive it is. We enjoyed giving birth to this project with a 100% feminine task force at Nuclear Blast, across different countries and teams. The response we got from all those inspiring people was impressive and stimulating, we are proud to be women in metal!

Tiffany Cantegrel

Nuclear Blast is asking all metalheads to share their stories, pictures, and whatever else they want with the hashtag: #womeninmetal.

You Already Know That Women Belong In Metal

The campaign isn’t only for Nuclear Blast artists! Women like Lita Ford, Joan Jett, Amy Lee, Nita Strauss, Wendy Dio, and more are all inspirational to generations of women (and men, quite frankly).

There are plenty of women out there that could use the spotlight. So, what do you think of this campaign? What’re some of your favorite female artists in metal? Let us know in the comments!

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