Their are quite a few bands that make people want to headbang along to their music. For this list any genre is allowed except for pop, country, rap, electronic, dubstep and jazz music. Any band is allowed as long as it's something that people would want to headbang to. Generally this list is subjective not objective. If THERE'S any bands you think I forgot feel free to add them. It's not just bands I'D headbang to but some you might headbang to you as well.
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". ...read more.
A great list. One important thing: never forget the Headbanging Golden Rule - Don't Overdo it! (especially if this is new to you and you have no experience; start with small doses). - Metal_Treasure
Yeah this is true this list's top 10 is true except linkin park, iron maiden and dio... They should have Bullet For My Valentine, slipknot and a7x... I totally agree with the others... I am a MetallicA fan and I also listen to the others... Slayer,pantera,judas priest,cannibal corpse...these bands also have many perfect headbanging songs like raining blood,becoming,painkiller,hammer smashed face etc...but MetallicA are the true heavy metal band and they got the most badass music like sad but true,wherever I may roam, creeping death etc.. They have the most number of songs for headbanging LONG LIVE METALLICA m/
Pantera was an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The band started out as a Glam Metal act in the 1980s with little success. After discarding their original lead vocalist and enlisting Phil Anselmo, the band signed a major record deal with ...read more.
With one hell of a sound and vocals this band's quite head bang-able.
Made Some Pretty Heavy Riffs That You Could Headbang Too - christangrant
Metallica is my favorite band but Pantera is definitely the best for Headbanging
Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. They rose to fame with their 1986 album Reign in Blood, and is credited as one of the big four of thrash metal bands, the others being Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax. ...read more.
This one's self explanatory.
If You Don't Headbang To Raining Blood There's Something Wrong With You - christangrant
AC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014. They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1980, after which they hired Brian Johnson to ...read more.
Riff Raff Is An Excellent Example Of AC/DCs Headbanging Songs - christangrant
5 Judas Priest
Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. The band has sold over 45 million albums to date. They received a lot of popularity due to their big hits Breaking The Law, You've Got Another Thing Comin', and Living after Midnight which were played on the radio a ...read more.
Their a good band to head bang to.
6 Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm guitarist Adrian ...read more.
Dio was an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 and led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, after he left Black Sabbath with intentions to form a new band with fellow former Black Sabbath member, drummer Vinny Appice.
More Of A Slower Headbang But Yes You Can Headbang To Holy Diver - christangrant
Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. Megadeth was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine was fired from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums to date, and have gone through many lineup changes, with Dave ...read more.
9 Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath were a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, Singer Ozzy Osbourne, Bassist and Main Lyricist Geezer Butler and Drummer Bill Ward. The band got into mainstream after improving after their debut album got negative feedback. In 1978, ...read more.
10 Linkin Park
Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture ...read more.
Eh this as high as this band gets still a good band to head bang to though.
11 Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.
12 Cannibal Corpse
Cannibal Corpse is a American death metal band from Buffalo, New York, formed in 1988. The band is known for their graphic album covers, explicitly violent lyrics and song titles like "I C** Blood" The group got into mainstream after performing the song "Hammer Smashed Face" in the 1994 film Ace Ventura: ...read more.
Slipknot is an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band is best known as one of the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal during the late 1990s - 2000s and are distinguishable by the band's clothing choices, consisting of black/red jumpsuits and horror inspired masks. ...read more.
14 Avenged Sevenfold
Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative metal/metalcore (early) 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). ...read more.
15 Iced Earth
Iced Earth is an American heavy metal band from Tampa, Florida. It was formed in 1985 under the name Purgatory by guitarist and main songwriter Jon Schaffer and original drummer Greg Seymour.
Their definitely a band I'd headbang to quite a lot.
Without a doubt! Jon Schaffer usually plays thrash riffs. - Metal_Treasure
Annihilator is a Canadian thrash metal band founded in 1984 by vocalist, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, engineer, producer, mixer and mastering engineer Jeff Waters and former vocalist John Bates.
Almost all Annihilator songs are great for this because their riffs are irresistable. You can start with the live versions of 2 songs from their DVD "Live At Masters Of Rock", available on youtube: Blackest Day, Phantasmagoria. - Metal_Treasure
The Ramones were an American punk rock band that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, in 1974. They are often cited as the first band to define the punk rock sound.
18 Blind Guardian
Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large ...read more.
Quite an underrated metal band with good songs that I'm quite sure a few people would headbang to if they got the chance.
They have songs for both faster and slower headbanging, so depending on the mood I choose different songs. My favorite Blind Guardian songs for this purpose are: Into the Storm, Tanelorn (Into The Void), This Will Never End, I'm Alive, The Script for My Requiem, Wheel of Time - Metal_Treasure
19 Primal Fear
Primal Fear are a German metal band formed in 1997 by Ralf Scheepers and Mat Sinner. They play heavy metal, power metal and speed metal. Primal Fear remind of Judas Priest but Primal Fear are faster and heavier. They use twin (dual) lead guitars. Ralf Scheepers voice reminds of Rob Halford.
They even have special songs for that purpose with fitting lyrics: example - Bad Guys Wear Black ("Bang your head until you reach the end"). - Metal_Treasure
20 Amon Amarth
Amon Amarth is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Tumba, formed in 1992. The band takes its name from the Sindarin name of Mount Doom.