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 Born Divided vocalist Maxim Levesque as he reveals his cat has been exposed to metal since day one.


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

Her name’s Mingchou, she’s a 7 year old Maine Coon mixed kitten.



Have you ever taken your pet on tour?

Oh no. I wouldn’t dare since she’s already terrified in a car, haha!


Who looks after your pet while on the road?

My brother. We live in the same house so it’s not a problem when I leave!


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

Hmmm, I’m gonna guess “The Scars that Unite Us” from our album “Impending Doom” 🙂


How did you introduce your pet to metal?

From Mingchou’s first day she’s been exposed to some nasty metal riffage! She seems fine with it since she still sleeps about 16 hours a day, haha!


What animal charity means most to you?

It means a lot to me. It’s saving endangered species! They should be saved for all of the good reasons.