In the summer of 2012, Danish photographer Jacob Ehrbahn traveled to multiple European heavy metal festivals (including Denmark’s Copenhell, Germany’s Wacken Open Air, and Sweden’s Metaltown) to photograph metal fans headbanging. His portraits, which are being featured in a book, fittingly titled Headbangers, capture the unparalleled essence of music consuming one’s body and mind. 

[Photo cred: Jacob Ehrbahn]

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Headbangers is due out in September. (Pre-orders are on sale now.) In the meantime, you can check out a handful of notable shots below.

[Photo cred: Jacob Ehrbahn]

[Photo cred: Jacob Ehrbahn]

[Photo cred: Jacob Ehrbahn]

[Photo cred: Jacob Ehrbahn]

[Photo cred: Jacob Ehrbahn]

[Photo cred: Jacob Ehrbahn]