Top 10 Backing Vocalists in Power Metal Bands

Power Metal lead vocalists have to be very good by default because vocals are one of the focal points of power metal. This holds for the backing vocalists as well.

Very often backing vocalists in Power Metal are lead singers for other bands, or were lead singers for the same band.

The Top Ten

1 Amanda Somerville Amanda Somerville Amanda Somerville is an American singer-songwriter and vocal coach, known primarily for her work with many European symphonic metal bands.

She provided backing vox for many power metal and symphonic metal bands, supergroups and side-projects (studio and live): Avantasia, Epica, Kamelot, Edguy, Kiske/Somerville, Primal Fear, After Forever, Aina, Elvenking, and more.
She also has solo albums where she sings lead vox (5 solo albums as of 2017). - Metal_Treasure

2 Kai Hansen Kai Hansen Kai Michael Hansen is a heavy metal guitarist and vocalist. Hansen is the founder, lead guitarist, and vocalist of power metal band Gamma Ray. He is also the co-founder and former member of German metal band Helloween.

He started as a lead singer for Helloween but later focused on lead guitar and backed Michael Kiske's vox.
In Gamma Ray he originally provided backing vox for Ralf Scheepers but later switched to lead vox when Ralf left. - Metal_Treasure

3 Marco Hietala Marco Hietala Marko Tapani "Marco" Hietala is a Finnish heavy metal vocalist, bass guitarist and songwriter (Nightwish, Tarot).

He is basically a backing vocalist but sometimes he provides lead vox - Metal_Treasure

4 Mat Sinner Mat Sinner Mat Sinner is a bassist, vocalist, songwriter and record producer from Stuttgart, Germany. He is best known as the bassist and primary songwriter for the metal band Primal Fear.

Lead singer for the band Sinner - Metal_Treasure

5 Timo Tolkki Timo Tolkki Timo Tapio Tolkki is a Finnish musician best known as the former guitarist, songwriter and producer of the power metal band Stratovarius.

He was the lead singer from 1985 to1994 (it was before Timo Kotipelto) - Metal_Treasure

6 Marcus Siepen Marcus Siepen Marcus Siepen is a German guitarist and backing vocalist, most known for being the rhythm guitarist of power metal band Blind Guardian.
7 Tuomas Holopainen Tuomas Holopainen Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born 25 December 1976) is a Finnish songwriter, multi-instrumentalist musician (but mainly keyboardist) and record producer, best known as the founder, leader, keyboardist and songwriter of symphonic metal band Nightwish. He also studied jazz and classical styles.
8 Yngwie Malmsteen Yngwie Malmsteen Yngwie Johan Malmsteen is a Swedish guitarist, songwriter and bandleader who was born on June 30th, 1963, in Stockholm, Sweden. He was known for his neoclassical metal playing style back in the 1980s.

A MUCH better guitar playe,his singing is terrible - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

He provided lead vox for some of his solo albums. He's a much better guitarist though - Metal_Treasure

9 Arto Järvinen

He shared lead vox with the lead singer in 2-3 songs by Teräsbetoni - Metal_Treasure

10 Val Allen Wood
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