Popular Metal Artists

Iron Maiden

Very few bands have such a popular following as Iron Maiden. They have a dedicated fan base of people from all over the world. Their most popular songs include Run To The Hills, The Number Of The Beast and Fear Of The Dark. Iron Maiden tour globally on a regular basis.

Dokken

Dokken rose to prominence in the 1980s as a stadium metal group. They were particularly popular with fans during this decade. Dokken continue to endure thanks to their contributions to movie soundtracks. In particular, they are remembered for their songs Into The Fire and Dream Warriors. These were featured in the horror film, A Nightmare On Elm Street 3.

Slipknot

This group are instantly recognisable thanks to their nightmarish appearance. Each member of the band wears a unique, grotesque mask. Throughout the years these masks have changed in order to keep their look fresh and interesting. On occasion they have played showing their real faces. However, they generally like to perform while in their monstrous personas.

Motorhead

The Ace Of Spades stands out as the best song produced by Motorhead. Their lead singer, Lemmy was a well known face in the world of rock until his untimely death. He helped to shape the sound that would become heavy metal.

Black Sabbath

They are arguably the founders of heavy metal. Their music was influenced by the industrial landscape of northern England. Ozzie Osbourne eventually became the lead singer and went on to have an iconic career in his own right.

Rammstein

These German rockers love to cause controversy. They are often making songs and videos that focus on taboo subjects. Their very hard sound has gained favour with fans of heavy metal. This is despite the fact that the majority of their music is sung in their native Germanic tongue.

Nightwish

It might seem strange to mix hard rock guitars with an operatic female voice. However, Nightwish have for years proven that this is a fantastic formula. The Finnish group like to use soft sounds to compliment their standard heavy metal elements. They have had great success despite going through three different vocalists since their inception.

Cradle Of Filth

Cradle Of Filth also like to use a mixture of soft and harsh sounds. For this reason they utilise a male screamo singer and a female soprano for duets. This juxtaposition has come to be the signature sound for the band. Their lyrics tend to include horror and fantasy imagery.

Manowar

Manorwar are focused on the medieval battles of the past. Their music is full of references to this form of combat. They like to make their fans feel like soldiers on a battlefield. Their epic lyrics reflect this intention.

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