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Metal Lord Font

Metal Lord Font

Made by Raymond Larabie

Please read the following description using your internal monologue with an echo effect. Metal Lord is a an angular metal font created in 1996. Metal Lord has been completely redrawn, spaced and kerned. It’s a bit heavier than it used to be and thanks to the discovery of additional reference material is has a slightly different design. The original version of Metal Lord was loosely extrapolated from the letters in the Iron Maiden logo using the powers of imagination . . . and the powers of Satan. You hardcore Maiden fans may recognize some of the letters from their late 1980’s official calendars. I later discovered that same font was used in 1976 for the poster for David Bowie film, The Man who Fell to Earth as well as on a real estate paperback book cover from 1979. With these extra resources I was able to piece together a better representation of this font. I still haven’t been able to figure out who designed the original: if you find out please let me know. The last version contained a rather ridiculous lowercase script S which I spotted the 1988 calendar. I moved it out of the main set but you can still get at it if you want. In OpenType apps, you can select it using the ‘stylistic alternates’ feature but I don’t recommend it. If you use Metal Lord in an OpenType savvy application, you’ll see magic stuff going on: letters occasionally flip, tuck and grow little flags to fit nicely together, but not so much as to be distracting. I’ve added lots of punctuation, symbols, fractions and numeric ordinals, to the delight of high school teachers everywhere, I’m sure.

This font includes a license that allows free commercial use: sometimes referred to as a desktop license. This allows you to install the font on a computer and use it to create posters, web graphics, game graphics, t-shirts, videos, signs, logos and more. Read the license agreement for details.

If you'd like to embed this font in an app, ebook, on the web or anything that's not covered by the desktop license agreement, visit the link below. You'll find distributors who offer different types of licenses or you can contact me for help.


Tue, 21 May 2002 16:38:49 +0200
looks just like every other metal font ever made. -5 points for unorignality.
Thu, 24 Oct 2002 14:56:29 +0200
Great font for the hardcore metalheads, nascence87, get real; there is only one metalfont and that's this one!!!!
Sun, 31 Oct 2004 02:44:03 +0100
NONE of those fonts out there, including this one, are the REAL THING, because their characters those fontmakers developed aren't similar to the originaltypography (BTW, Iron Maiden weren't the first ones to use that kind of typography; the first time that it appeared was on the poster art of the movie "The Man Who Fell To Earth" -1976, with DavidBowie as an alien-).You can check, if you have a chance, the Iron Maiden Calendar 1987 -where the months and days and some numbers are in I.M. logo style-, or the poster of the film "The Man Who Fell To Earth" (very easy to find thru the 'Net). It'd be nice to know your points of view about it. :)
Sun, 31 Oct 2004 02:51:09 +0100
A little note to my former posting: you can ssee the I.M. Calendar 1987 at this dress:
Chris HansenChris Hansen
Thu, 03 Mar 2005 10:04:16 +0100
"not a prisonerrr, im a free man, and my blood is my ownnn now"
Chris HansenChris Hansen
Mon, 07 Mar 2005 12:32:50 +0100
I’m not a number I’m a free man!
I’ll live my life how I want to!
You’d better scratch me from your black book
Cos I’ll run rings round you....
Fri, 27 May 2005 07:16:30 +0200
I don't care what they say, the font is very clean, neat, crisp and very easy to read. Thanx for sharing.
Wed, 24 Aug 2005 16:07:59 +0200
Everyone's a critic! My opinion is the only one that counts with me and I like this font. Thanks.
Wed, 24 Aug 2005 16:09:49 +0200
P.S....Nice to know you've created a bit of controversy as well as a font.
Raymond LarabieRaymond Larabie
Fri, 23 Mar 2007 02:04:05 +0100
The 2nd version was updated based on the movie poster, calendar and a few book covers that used the same font.
Thankyou for flying Qantas--Enjoy Ya DayThankyou for flying Qantas--Enjoy Ya Day
Sun, 18 Mar 2012 00:50:24 +0100
wat a beast.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:48:10 +0200
I think you did a great job on this.

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