2020s

Know the Cast: ‘Metal Lords’

Metal Lords Cast - Every Performer and Character in the 2022 Netflix Movie

The Metal Lords cast features Jaeden Martell, Adrian Greensmith and Isis Hainsworth. This info article contains minor spoilers for Peter Sollett’s 2022 Netflix movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Metal Lords follows a pair of heavy metal enthusiasts at Glenwood Lake High School. As Kevin Schlieb and Adrian Greensmith prepare for a Battle of the Bands competition, a female cello player creates friction between them. The protagonists work out their differences, however, by collectively embracing heavy metal culture. Here’s every main performer and character in Metal Lords, a story from the mind of Game of Thrones’ D.B. Weiss.

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Metal Lords Cast: Jaeden Martell as Kevin Schlieb

Metal Lords Cast - Jaeden Martell as Kevin Schlieb

Character Profile: A quiet student at Glenwood Lake High School. He receives a heavy metal education from his best friend, Hunter. Kevin develops a romantic relationship with a female cello player and invites her to join his band.

Martell’s Resume: Oliver in St. Vincent (2014), Alton in Midnight Special (2016), Bill Denbrough in It (2017), Jacob Thrombey in Knives Out (2019), Jacob Barber in Defending Jacob (2020)

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Metal Lords Cast: Adrian Greensmith as Hunter Sylvester

Metal Lords Cast - Adrian Greensmith as Hunter Sylvester

Character Profile: Kevin’s best friend. He’s a social outcast and death metal enthusiast who has a tense relationship with his single father. Hunter gets bullied at school and worries about a female student damaging his friendship with Kevin.

Greensmith’s Resume: Arthur Spindell in Harlan Coben’s Shelter (2021), Movie Debut in Metal Lords

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Metal Lords Cast: Isis Hainsworth as Emily Spector

Metal Lords Cast - Isis Hainsworth as Emily Spector

Character Profile: A Scottish student at Glenwood Lake High School. She takes “happy pills’ to deal with anger issues. Emily bonds with Kevin and thus experiences the wrath of Hunter.

Hainsworth’s Resume: Abigail Warren in Harlots (2018), Louise Graham in The Victim (2019), Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2019), Elizabeth Martin in Emma. (2020), Jenny in Misbehaviour (2020)

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Metal Lords Cast: Noah Urrea as Clay Moss

Metal Lords Cast - Noah Urrea as Clay Moss

Character Profile: A student at Glenwood Lake High School. He fronts a band called Mollycoddle and fires a drummer for getting ripped before performances. Clay displays kind behavior to both Kevin and Hunter.

Urrea’s Resume: Bailey in A Madea Christmas (2013), Nine-Year-Old Ryan Wade in The Identical (2014), Young James in Eleven (2014), Randy in Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street (2015-16), Mason/Mitchel in A Wake (2019)

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Metal Lords Cast: Brett Gelman as Dr. Sylvester

Metal Lords Cast - Brett Gelman as Dr. Sylvester

Character Profile: Hunter’s father, a plastic surgeon. He makes snarky statements about his son and has romantic flings with co-workers. Dr. Sylvester unknowingly funds Hunter’s musical pursuits.

Gelman’s Resume: Hal in The Other Guys (2010), Hamish Crassus in Another Period (2015-18), Martin in Fleabag (2016-19), Isaac in Lemon (2017), Murray Bauman in Stranger Things (2017-), Magic Myc in Inside Job (2021-)

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The Metal Lords cast also includes Analesa Fisher (Crazy Fast, Chad), Michelle Fang (My First First Love, Morgan’s Secret Admirer), Phelan Davis (American Vandal, First Cow), Austin Huynh (movie debut) and Joe Manganiello (True Blood, Magic Mike).

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.