Paws, Pets & Metal is Metal Insider’s newest column on bands with pets, discovering who watches them on the road, and more. Get to know more about these metal furbabies. We caught up with AAWKS as they revealed their pets chill out to Sleep and Led Zeppelin.


Tell us more about your pet(s) and their names?

Sadie is a 5 year old rescue from the northern James Bay region of Ontario and Billy Purr is our 1yr old ginger cat of attitude.


Have you ever taken your pet on tour? 

No. . . Would consider taking Sadie but Bill needs more training on the adventure lifestyle (Harness and backpack purchased lol).


Who looks after your pet while on the road? 

We have a wonderful village of neighbours and family that are always willing to spend time with our fur family.


What’s your pet’s favorite song or album?

Billy is carefree and chill so Sleep’s dopesmoker cause he’s followed the riffs through the haze. Sadie’s obviously a Led Zeppelin fan due to them writing black dog about her. Lol


How did you introduce your pet to metal?

The house is always filled with music from all decades and genres. They’re well rounded and unaffected by what the day brings sound wise (we have 2 teenage girls too!).


What animal charity means most to you? 

I have personally donated to multiple animal rescues like Takis shelter in Greece, rescue Roatan in Roatan Honduras and northern rescues here in Ontario. All of them volunteer countless hours to give these animals a chance at a happy life.