Biggest Douchebags in Metal

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The Top Ten

1 Varg Vikernes Varg Vikernes Louis Cachet, (born Kristian Vikernes) more popularly known as Varg Vikernes, is a Norwegian musician, writer, and a convicted murderer and arsonist. He is known as the frontman of the one-man band Burzum (named after a word in the Black Speech, which is a fictional language in J.R.R. Tolkien's The ...read more.

Watch his youtube channel and tell me if he is evil

Varg may be annoying, but he's nowhere near as bad as Euronymous and Hellhammer. - DarkMatter1997

Why is he here?
If you don't know his story then don't vote

2 Euronymous Euronymous Øystein Aarseth (1968-1993), who went by the pseudonym Euronymous, was a Norwegian guitarist and co-founder of the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem. Euronymous was stabbed to death by band member Varg Vikernes in August 1993. ...read more.

I don't care if he was a murder victim. He was still a creepy weirdo who was not right in the head.

I know he was a murder victim, but this guy actually condoned hatred and evil. If that's not being a douchebag then I don't know what is.

3 Geoff Tate Geoff Tate Geoff Tate is a German-born American singer and musician who rose to fame in the 1980s with the progressive metal band Queensrÿche.

How is Geoff Tate a douchebag?! Also how is he above Chris Barnes and Glenn Benton?!

He didn't handle his departure from Queensryche so well. He might treat his fans like dirt especially while he was at a concert singing "Operation Mindcrime," he saw some male fan holding up a cell phone, Tate grabbed it from the fan, and threw it over his left shoulder kinda high. - nickolie

4 Gaahl Gaahl Kristian Eivind Espedal, better known by his stage name Gaahl, is a Norwegian vocalist and artist. He is best known as the former frontman of Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth. He is also the founder and frontman of Trelldom and Gaahlskagg.

Didn’t mean to vote for him.

5 Chris Barnes Chris Barnes Chris Barnes is an American musician mainly noted for his deep-throat vocals, explicitly violent lyrics. Barnes was a founding member of Cannibal Corpse before his dismissal and would later form Six Feet Under, which he fronts to this day.
6 Dave Mustaine Dave Mustaine David Scott "Dave" Mustaine (born September 13, 1961) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author. Mustaine is best known as a pioneer in Thrash Metal, being the former lead guitarist of Metallica before his dismissal in 1983, leading to finding and becoming the front man of his own ...read more.

He may be a douche, but he was really attractive back in the day.

He's a douche, but he's our douche - SoldierOfFortune

Didn't agree to play with talented bands like Dissection and Rotting Christ, and they got kicked off for Megadeth to play..
What an egoistic douche he is... - Ananya

7 Lars Ulrich Lars Ulrich Lars Ulrich is a Danish drummer and one of the founding members of the American thrash metal band Metallica.

He's not even a vianesa

8 Blackie Lawless
9 Michael Kiske Michael Kiske Michael Kiske is a singer best known as the former lead vocalist for the German power metal band Helloween.

Why is he here? - Mrveteran

10 Karl Logan

Sick pedophile

The Newcomers

? Dead Dead Per Yngve Ohlin, better known by his stage name Dead, was a Swedish black/death metal vocalist and lyricist best known for his work with Norwegian black metal band Mayhem. He committed suicide in 1991 in which former guitarist Euronymous took a few pictures of his corpse and used one of them as the ...read more.
? Otep Shamaya Otep Shamaya

The Contenders

11 Yngwie J. Malmsteen Yngwie J. 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.
12 Glen Benton Glen Benton Glen Benton is an American death metal musician. He is best known as the vocalist and bassist for the death metal band Deicide and was also a part of the band Vital Remains, where he has performed in recording sessions as well as live with them on a few occasions. ...read more.
13 Fred Durst Fred Durst William Frederick "Fred" Durst is an American musician and film director. Durst is best known as the vocalist of the nu metal band Limp Bizkit, formed in 1994, with whom he has released six studio albums.
14 Axl Rose Axl Rose William Bruce Rose Jr., better known as 'Axl Rose', is an American singer born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana. He Is the founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. He is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock.
15 Ernie Caletti
16 Jan Axel Blomberg Jan Axel Blomberg Jan Axel Blomberg (also known as Hellhammer) is a Norwegian drummer who is best known as the drummer for the black metal band Mayhem. He is notorious for his racist and homophobic views, even going as far as to honoring Faust (former drummer of Emperor) for stabbing a gay man to death.

Top 10 material. This a-hole actually advocates violence against gay people. - DarkMatter1997

17 Cronos Cronos
18 Kerry King Kerry King Kerry Ray King is an American musician, best known as a guitarist for the American thrash metal band Slayer.
19 Phil Anselmo Phil Anselmo Philip Hansen "Phil" Anselmo is an American musician who is best known as the former lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Pantera. He currently is the vocalist of heavy metal bands Down and Superjoint Ritual.
20 Dave Holland
21 Tim Lambesis Tim Lambesis
22 Ivan Moody Ivan Moody Ivan L. Moody, known by the pseudonym Ghost during his time with Motograter, is the lead vocalist for American heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch from Las Vegas, Nevada.
23 Frankie Palmeri
24 Al Jourgensen Al Jourgensen Alain David Jourgensen (born Alejandro Ramírez Casas) is a Cuban-American musician, best known as the founder and frontman of industrial metal band Ministry (a pioneering band in the industrial metal genre).
25 Robb Flynn Robb Flynn
26 Necrobutcher Necrobutcher Jørn Stubberud is a Norwegian musician best known as the bassist in the black metal band Mayhem under the stage name Necrobutcher. He is one of Mayhem's founding members, along with Euronymous, Manheim and Messiah.
27 Glenn Danzig Glenn Danzig Glenn Danzig is an American singer, songwriter, and musician from Lodi, New Jersey. He is the founder of the bands Misfits, Samhain and Danzig. He owns the Evilive record label as well as Verotik, an adult-oriented comic book publishing company.
28 Jon Nödtveidt Jon Nödtveidt
29 Bård Guldvik Eithun
30 Papa Emeritus Papa Emeritus Papa Emeritus, alias Tobias Forge is best known as the lead singer of the masked Swedish band Ghost. He is also the lead singer of the death metal band Repugnant and Swedish rock band Subvision
31 Philip Labonte
32 Roger Martinez
33 Jef Whitehead
34 Nattramn
35 Ihsahn Ihsahn Ihsahn is a Norwegian composer, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist. He is best known for his work with Norwegian black metal band Emperor.
36 King ov Hell King ov Hell
37 Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson Brian Hugh Warner, better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, songwriter, actor, painter, multimedia artist, author, and former music journalist.
38 Hendrik Möbus Hendrik Möbus
39 Niklas Kvarforth Niklas Kvarforth
40 Gene Simmons Gene Simmons Chaim Witz, known professionally by his stage name Gene Simmons, is an Israeli-American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, actor and television personality.
41 Kurt Struebing
42 Infernus Infernus Roger Tiegs (born on 18 June 1972), better known by his stage name, Infernus, is a Norwegian black metal musician and Satanist. He is the sole founding member and chief ideologist of the Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth, which was formed in 1992, as well as the founder and head of Forces of Satan ...read more.
43 Samoth Samoth
44 Shifty Shellshock
45 Rob Darken Rob Darken
46 Tripp Eisen
47 Tobias Sidegard
48 Michael Todd
49 Wes Scantlin Wes Scantlin Wesley Reid "Wes" Scantlin is an American songwriter, lead singer, guitarist, and the only remaining founding member of the American post-grunge band Puddle of Mudd.
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