Posted in metal | music on February 3, 2014

by Doug Moore

Prince Harry in martial regalia
Prince Harry

It's always a little weird to hear that the offspring of famous political figures listen to metal. Chiara de Blasio apparently gets down with the riffment. According to Dominic West -- best known for his roles as Jimmy McNulty from The Wire and the traitorous Greek politician Theron in 300 -- the UK's Prince Harry also enjoys shredding guitars and yelling dudes, with a particular interest in the Big Four of American thrash metal. (That's Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, & Anthrax, if you're not familiar.)

According to the Daily Star, the two went on a charitable South Pole expedition together for Walking With the Wounded, a British organization that serves wounded military veterans. (Harry is a captain in the British Army and a veteran attack helicopter pilot.) West was apparently none too taken with the contents of the prince's music collection:

"Harry has a terrible selection on his iPod. It is the sort of thing soldiers listen to. Hardcore thrash metal."
On one hand, it's not all that shocking to hear that a military man in his late 20s is into metal, regardless of his lineage. On the other, it's pretty awesome to imagine "Chemical Warfare" rattling the walls of various British royal residencies.

West offers a few more chestnuts about Harry's predilection for extremely dirty jokes and elaborately-constructed field latrines in the Daily Star story. Read it here.

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Comments (67)

Chances are good he's got some Skrewdriver on there too

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 5:14 PM

Don't know who this Dominic West is, but fuck him if he considers trash metal terrible music.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 5:17 PM

It always boggles my mind that Anthrax make the cut when naming the top speed metal acts. That band has always sucked. And that's not opinion, it's scientific fact.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 5:28 PM

He looks like Mickey Mouse sans ears

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 5:30 PM

Hnnnnnnng.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 5:32 PM

>Metallica
>Hardcore thrash metal

pick one

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 5:34 PM

***NEED II READ*** Anthrax was always corny as hell. I think all the hype is just nostalgia and marketing.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 5:43 PM

I guess McNulty isn't a Slayer fan

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 5:58 PM

^McNulty is a Pogues' fan

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 6:40 PM

a mediocre actor from the most overrated show ever.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 7:12 PM

might as well say prince harry likes sausage

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 9:07 PM

inbreeding

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 9:23 PM

ROYAL SAUSAGE

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 9:55 PM

5:28 -explain the science behind Anthrax sucking. I actually have that opinion of Megadeth. Peace Sells and Rust in Piece were their only good albums. Everything else sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2014 11:35 PM

Respek, prince Harry!

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 12:04 AM

He flew apaches in afghanistan and probably blew people up with hellfire missles, his metal credentials are solid.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 12:31 AM

Dominic West sounds like a serious panty waist.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 12:34 AM

Do you know what else Prince Edward likes?
Dipping his penis into hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 2:08 AM

***READ THIS*** Prince Harry's favorite movie is GARBAGE PAIL KIDS : THE MOVIE

Posted by ***READ THIS*** | February 4, 2014 3:51 AM

Dominic West was in the wire, 300, Punisher: War Journal, and allegedly will be in the upcoming season of game of thrones

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 11:09 AM

So the result of multiple generations of inbreeding produced someone who likes metal? Color me surprised*.

(*sarcasm)

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 11:41 AM

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 12:06 PM

"it's not all that shocking to hear that a military man in his late 20s is into metal"

^ lol what exactly are you implying here, mate?

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 12:10 PM

Ah, nothing like a First World 1%er who has killed (basically hunted for sport) poor brown people in a Third World county to drive home the fact that only ignorant pieces of shit listen to metal. Thanks for the reminder BV! Appreciate it!

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 12:48 PM

^ go fuck youself chomsky and start paying off that student loan for that useless poli-sci masters

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 1:01 PM

11:35 - much like Megadeth, you can't really listen to Anthrax because of the horrendous vocals.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 1:08 PM

^ Case in point....

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 1:08 PM

^ Was intended for 1:01 pm.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 1:09 PM

Save your sanctimonious bullshit for Z magazine, hippy

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 1:16 PM

^ Hear ye, hear ye!

The brain-dead sausage hath spoken!

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 1:19 PM

^ mommy and daddy helped pay for my faux socialist lifestyle

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 1:27 PM

L U L Z, Prince Harry?

More like Prince Albert, amirite?

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 1:27 PM

veteran attack helicopter pilot = this bitch was too much of a pussy to fight on the ground like a man

add that to the fact that he's a member of the most technologically advanced military in the history of mankind and you can really start to see the level of cowardice we're talking about here


now I realize we're talking about yellow assed faggot sausages and their innate gutless characteristics, so sue me for playing captain obvious here

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 1:47 PM

Grace Kelly's son? That doesn't make any sense, lxly.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 1:51 PM

^ are you part of an NGO. Do you actually go into war zones to help people or do you just try and act morally superior on comment pages to impress that hot chick with the Howard Zinn book and crass patch on her $300 denim jacket?

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 1:54 PM

^ dumb as fuck right there

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 1:59 PM

^ your need to just keep on hurling lame insults only proves that you're nothing more than just another poseur. As long as the likes of you keep adbusters going, then I suppose somebody benefits.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 2:06 PM

@1:54 no. nor do I invade & occupy third word countries and kill their people like you pieces of shit in america and brittan have done for the last 13 years. which means I am morally superior to your entire shithole country

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 2:07 PM

^ uh-oh. I think a Canadian has invaded our website.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 2:10 PM

^ no. why is it no surprise you're a fucking idiot who makes baseless assumptions? typical ignorant ass american

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 2:17 PM

1:01, 1:16, 1:27, 1:54, 2:06, 2:10

Likes having his ass handed to him anonymously. L U L Z@ Quintessential dumbass sausage, amirite?

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 2:18 PM

...and lxly likes having anonymous hands on his ass, but who cares?

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 2:22 PM

^ J0ke 5kOOl 4 U, Buckeye.

Seriously. J0ke 5k00l.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 2:25 PM

joke school

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 2:29 PM

see, lxly - joke school isn't blocked. i just did you a favor. your welcome.

Posted by buckeye | February 4, 2014 2:30 PM

^ Indeed.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 2:40 PM

Can we all just get along here instead of talking about the sizes of our baby carrots?

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 2:47 PM

"your welcome." i like metal and hate all the sausage shit talking on this site but this is just too fucking sad

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 2:49 PM

@2:47 I'll dip mine if you'll dip yours....

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 2:50 PM

Hi 2:49 (Pot). That was a quick-typed, typo I made... kind of simliar to your 3 punctuation mistakes, fuckhead.

Posted by Kettle | February 4, 2014 3:22 PM

^ Ok, "your" forgiven, Buckeye.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 3:37 PM

And I see that I typed "simliar". This just isn't my day.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 4:26 PM

^ C'mon, Buckeye. Tell the truth. Your straw stopped up and you're methane deprived right now, aren't you?

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 4:43 PM

I'm not even sure what that means, but sure.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 4:47 PM

^ L U L Z, I knew it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 5:03 PM

NO WAY PRINCE HARRY LIKES METAL. HE DOESN'T EVEN HAVE PUBES

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 5:34 PM

awesome! it just makes him hotter!

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 6:46 PM

^settle down buckeye

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 6:58 PM

posting that at 6:46pm is just sad. this is what happens when you work a manual labor job for eight plus hours a day with no access to the internet like a proper first world citizen. you might as well be a fucking monkey as far as we're concerned

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 7:01 PM

good job, i'm glad prince chuck came out and said this

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 7:39 PM

I'd party with Harry anytime.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 8:00 PM

^ L U L Z, I bet you would.

*wink wink*

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2014 8:08 PM

I really want 1:47 to take those brave words directly to a helicopter pilot. I'm not going to take the time to explain why it is the opposite of cowardly to fly an apache in a war zone.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2014 3:22 AM

^ nope. taking the most most technologically advanced military in the history of the world to war against a third world (borderline stone age) "enemy" who's only real fighting advantage is the physical terrain which they inhabit is the literal definition of cowardice

you couldn't explain why it's the "opposite of cowardly" if you tried. you don't have the capacity to support your uninformed idiotic statement so you tried the old "I'm not going to take the time to explain why". lol of course you're not! because you can't

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2014 10:29 AM

^ LOL TL;DR

but I'm sure it was an engaging piece

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2014 10:53 AM

^ lol I so nailed it

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2014 11:14 AM

She is so adorable...

Posted by Novotny | February 13, 2014 4:32 AM

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