Oct 282012

Hey, happy Sunday. It’s THAT’S METAL! time. Time for pics, videos, and news items that I thought were metal even though they’re not music.

I have seven items for you today.


The first item is that horrifying creature at the top of the post. Actually, it’s not really a monster. It’s an Old English Bulldog named Coraline. Sexy beast, isn’t she?

I’ve used some pics by photographer Seth Casteel in a previous THAT’s METAL! installment. He takes photos of people’s pets. But he also takes pics of dogs like Coraline underwater, usually while they’re going after a tennis ball. Dogs are like that. If you threw a tennis ball into a pool for a cat to chase, the cat would look at you as if to say, “Really? You gotta be fuckin’ kidding me.”

Since the last time I used some of Seth Catseel’s photos from his Underwater Dog series, he’s come up with some new ones, and he also now has a book of them for sale. In addition to the fact that the quality of the underwater photos is amazing, they continue to capture man’s best friend looking really scary and really alien, which of course makes them really metal. Continue reading »

Mar 062012

I think this is the first installment of this series in which I didn’t lift a finger to find any of the items myself. Every one of them came my way either through an e-mail suggestion from one of our readers or via a post on FB by one of my friends. Having other people do your work for you is definitely the way to go. It allows you to spend more time not working.

For new readers, the focus of this series is not music, but photos, videos, and news items that we think are metal. However, in this installment, I’m cheating at the end: The last items does involve music, but it’s not really the music that makes it metal. It’s the spark of creativity. You’ll see.


The first item is the photo you see at the top of this post. I saw it through a FB post by JZ. It turns out that it’s one of many created by a photographer named Seth Casteel in a series called “Underwater Dogs”. He seems to spend much of his time photographing pets for people who can afford to have pet portraits made, which seems kind of ridiculous, but then again all sorts of things undoubtedly seem less ridiculous when you have the money to do them without sacrificing something else important like food or beer. But this “Underwater Dog” series is not ridiculous. It’s metal.

In addition to the fact that the quality of the underwater photos is amazing, they capture man’s best friend looking either really scary or really alien or both. Go here to see the whole series, and check out one more right after the jump. Continue reading »