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 Raleigh’s Aittala as they revealed their pets dig their music


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

Eric (guitar/vocals) – Tabbi and Alabaster


Gary (drums) – Heath


Ali (bass):

The dog’s name is Bam

The cats are adopted strays; they haven’t been given names. 



Have you ever taken your pet on tour?

No, none of us have taken any pets on tour.


Who looks after your pet while on the road?

Friends and family will look after our pets. 


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

Anything by Aittala of course 😀


How did you introduce your pet to metal?

Eric and Ali  – If music is on in the house, it’s metal, so after I adopted them, they had no choice 🙂

Gary – When I auditioned for Aittala


What animal charity means most to you?

Only support no-kill animal shelters!