Top Ten Bands that Have Both Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Songs

The Top Ten

Judas Priest Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band that formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. They are often referred to as one of the greatest metal bands of all time, and are even commonly called “The Metal Gods”, after one of the songs on their 1980 album “British Steel”. more.

(I will listing only songs from their classic era - 1974 to 1990)

Hard Rock Songs: Victim of Changes, Better Than You Better Than Me, Evening Star, Living After Midnight, Hot rocking', You've Got Another Thing Coming, Some Heads Are Gonna Roll, Rock You All Around the World

Heavy Metal Songs: Tyrant, Dissident Aggressor, Exciter, Stained Class, Hell Bent for Leather, Rapid Fire, Breaking the Law, Electric Eye, Freewheel Burning, Ram it Down, Painkiller, Night Crawler

Deep Purple Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, more.

Their metal song are great. - Userguy44

Hard Rock Songs: Into the Fire, Strange Kind of Woman, Smoke on the Water, Woman from Tokyo, Mistreated, Mean Streak

Heavy Metal Songs: Hard Lovin' Man, Fireball, Highway Star, Burn, Perfect Strangers

Rainbow Rainbow are a British rock band led by guitarist Ritchie Blackmore from 1975 to 1984 and 1993 to 1997. They were originally established with Ronnie James Dio as the lead singer and lyricist. Rainbow were ranked No. 90 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. The band has sold over 28 million albums more.

Hard Rock Songs: Man on the Silver Mountain, Do You Close Your Eyes, Lady of the Lake, All Night Long, I Surrender

Heavy Metal Songs: Still I'm Sad, Stargazer, Gates of Babylon, Spotlight Kid

Black Sabbath Black Sabbath were a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, singer John "Ozzy" Osbourne, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward. more.

Hard Rock Songs: The Wizard, Paranoid, After Forever, Supernaut, Lady Evil

Heavy Metal Songs: Iron Man, Children of the Grave, Under the Sun, Symptom of the Universe, Heaven and Hell, Sign of the Southern Cross

Accept Accept is a German heavy metal band from the town of Solingen, originally assembled by former vocalist Udo Dirkschneider, guitarist Wolf Hoffmann and bassist Peter Baltes.

Hard Rock Songs: Lady Lou, I'm a Rebel, London Leatherboys, Midnight Mover, Screaming for a Love Bite

Heavy Metal Songs: Free Me Now, That's Rock and Roll, Starlight, Restless & Wild, Balls to the Wall, Metal Heart, Wrong is Right

Scorpions Scorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker. Since the band's inception, its musical style has ranged from hard rock to heavy metal.

Hard Rock Songs: Pictured Life, Well Burn the Sky, Loving You Sunday Morning, The Zoo, Can't Live Without You, Dynamite, No One Like You, Rock You Like a Hurricane, Bad Boys Running Wild, Rhythm of Love

Heavy Metal Songs: Virgin Killer, Sails of Charon, Steamrock Fever, He's a Woman, She's a Man, Lovedrive, Blackout, Coming Home, Alien Nation

Skid Row Skid Row is an American heavy metal band, formed in 1986 in Toms River, New Jersey. They were very successful in the late 1980s and early 1990s, with their first two albums certified multi-platinum.
Saxon Saxon are an English heavy metal band formed in 1976, in South Yorkshire. As one of the leaders of the new wave of British heavy metal, they had eight UK Top 40 albums in the 1980s including four UK Top 10 albums and two Top 5 albums.
W.A.S.P. W.A.S.P. is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 by Blackie Lawless, who is the only remaining original member of the band.
Europe Europe is a Swedish rock band formed in Upplands Väsby, Stockholm in 1979 under the name Force by vocalist Joey Tempest, guitarist John Norum, bassist Peter Olsson and drummer Tony Reno.

Incorrect item. This is rock band not metal. - Userguy44

The Contenders

Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". more.
Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American heavy metal band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). more.
Disturbed Disturbed is an American nu metal/ alternative rock/ alternative metal band from Chicago, Illinois. The band comprises vocalist David Draiman, bassist John Moyer, guitarist Dan Donegan, and drummer Mike Wengren. They are known for songs like "Down With the Sickness" and "Stricken" .
Motorhead Motörhead were an English heavy metal band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member; guitarist and songwriter Larry Wallis; and drummer Lucas Fox. The band's harsh vocals and fast paced tempos helped inspire speed metal and more.
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