When you think metal, what do you think? Tall dudes wearing black, spikes, long hair, tons of tattoo's, and listening to bands like Goatwhore right? Now combine these brutal dudes with a cute fluffy cat.

Metal Cats is a portrait series by photographer Alexandra Crockett that takes a look at the softhearted side of hardcore metal rockers with cats. Basically showing that even though these guys have a rock hard exterior, inside, they are all softies when combined with a soft kitty.

Check out an example of this work of a metal dude, and his cat.

He is compiling all of these pictures into a book named Metal Cats. Which you can pre-order on Amazon right now, and a portion of the proceeds will go to No-Kill Animal Shelters.

Check out MORE PICS of Brutal Dudes with Cats here!