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 Upon Your Grave’s Sim Diamond as he revealed his cats had no choice but to listen to metal.


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

I have two cats, one named The Cat and the other Dude. As you can see I’m not very original with names, did not think about it any longer haha !



Have you ever taken your pet on tour?

No, they are okay at home with my wife (I guess).


Who looks after your pet while on the road?

My wife obviously, except when she comes with me I ask family or friends.


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

The Cat only loves when I play an acoustic guitar but Dude loves to hear me writing new Upon Your Grave stuff!


How did you introduce your pet to metal?

They did not have the choice with me always playing and listening to heavy music.


What animal charity means most to you?

All local refugees for lost or found animals are a great cause for sure, I’m a huge animal lover. They deserve the same as us.