metal list

List of heavy metal bands

This is a list of bands that pertain to the heavy metal genre of music.

Original movement: 1967-1979

In the late 1960s a number of bands began pushing the limits of blues-rock into a new genre which would be called heavy metal. By the early eighties the heavy metal genre began a slow division into various sub-genre categories to better describe the stylistic differences that were growing out of the original heavy metal movement. And by the end of the 1970s many of the earliest heavy metal bands had long since disbanded. Some of the bands included in the original movement were:

By subgenre

See also, Heavy metal subgenres

Since the 1970s, many subgenres and movements have emerged, playing their own interpretation of "heavy metal", these can vary greatly. Below in alphabetical order, are links to the many heavy metal subgenre lists on Wikipedia, with three notable examples of bands from each genre under them.

Examples; Faith No More, System of a Down and Primus

Examples; Immortal, Burzum and Mayhem

Examples; Stryper, Saviour Machine and Whitecross

Examples; Death, Entombed and Morbid Angel

Examples; Candlemass, Saint Vitus and Cathedral

Examples; Trail of Tears, Lacuna Coil and Sirenia

Examples; Skyclad, Finntroll and Korpiklaani

Examples; Fear Factory, Rammstein and Godflesh

Examples; Shadows Fall, Killswitch Engage and Caliban

Examples; Deftones, Korn, and Limp Bizkit

Examples; Iron Maiden, Saxon and Def Leppard

Examples; Pelican, Isis and Russian Circles

Examples; Helloween, Blind Guardian and Sonata Arctica

Examples; Dream Theater, Fates Warning and Queensrÿche

Examples; Motörhead, Venom and Cacophony

Examples; Nightwish, Emperor and Rhapsody of Fire

Examples; Slayer, Metallica and Anthrax

Examples; Bathory, Enslaved, and Einherjer

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