Funniest Metal Band Names

Whilst browsing through the Jazz section in HMV, my friend called me over to look at the Metal section and we spent the best part of half an hour laughing at the odd and funny band names. Imagine asking, "Do you have... "

The Top Ten

1 Anal C*** Anal C*** Anal C*** was an American grindcore band founded by vocalist Seth Putnam in 1988 in Newton, Massachusetts. The band is known for their highly offensive lyrics which included themes of misogyny, homophobia, racism, Nazism, antisemitism, and schadenfreude (ridicule of the unfortunate). Their music has more.

Worst band ever! I'd rather listen to people like bieber a million times! - AliBab

I honestly find this name funny. Put it on top!

My two brothers listen to these. 0.0 - Britgirl

This is an elite name ~ AlphaQ

2 Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch, often shortened to Five Finger or Death Punch, also abbreviated as 5FDP or FFDP, is an American Alternative Metal/Alternative Rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Formed in 2005, the band's name comes from the kung fu movie The Five Fingers of Death.

Sounds like a weird cereal name - MoldySock

Hitting your mind after every word! - Curti2594

Not metal... - Ananya

3 Funeral For a Friend

It isn't exactly weird, it's named after an Elton John song... - ryanrimmel

Have to agree with all band names on this list, but this is the funniest and most weird! Laugh out loud!

"Next time he borrows my girlfriend I will have! " - Britgirl

Definitely the funniest on here by far.

4 Carcass Carcass Carcass are a British extreme metal band from Liverpool, who formed in 1985 and disbanded in 1995. A reformation was enacted in 2007 without one of its original members, drummer Ken Owen, due to health reasons.

None of these names are funny at all.

"Yeah, got one out the back..." - Britgirl

5 Anal Blast

Funny story. I was at Mayhem Fest over the summer watching Jungle Rot, and an old man walked walked in front of me. He was wearing a sun hat and a shirt that read "Anal Blast" with a hilariously gross graphic - ryanrimmel

Ha! Just came to this list again for a giggle but now I'm laughing! there a rock or metal band with this name?! Haha - Britgirl

6 Pig Destroyer Pig Destroyer Pig Destroyer is an American grindcore band formed in 1997 in Alexandria, Virginia. The band was formed by vocalist J. R. Hayes, guitarist Scott Hull, and drummer John Evans, later replaced by Brian Harvey.

They destroy pigs! - AliciaMae

It sounds like a pig that ate explosives then blow up and then it rained bacon. They are trying to be idiotic

I hate this band

7 The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza

This one's pretty funny. - Oliwally

8 Oh S*** They’re Going to Kill Us

This is an actual name? - RiverClanRocks

No, I was just that the guy who thought up of the name had been poisoned by the members of the band, and for his final message he warned the viewers of the bands devious deed. - DapperPickle

9 Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails Nine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.

NIN aren't metal.

Trent stated the name has no literal meaning anyway.

It sounds more cool than funny.

Why they wanted to be called this, I will never know.

10 iwrestledabearonce

How is this not at least in the top 3? I mean, Carcass, Anthrax, etc. Are funny, but for metal they're pretty standard. "Iwrestledabearonce" is funny for every genre of music, even in their silly humor-metalcore subgroup. And note that it's spelled all as one word. - ThatStrangeKid42

Best song is called Tastes Like Kevin Bacon no joke 😂

Horrible grammar and you cannot survive if you wrestled a bear. You will die. - SirSkeletorThe3rd

Correct spelling: I wrestled a bear once - Metal_Treasure


The Contenders

11 Jesus Loves Anal


What is wrong with people these days
Past - Cool and angel ocs
Present - Edgy and demon ocs
what whAts woRse? I'm a cHrisTiaN

What is wrong with people?

... I have no words - InsertCleverName

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12 Suicidal Tendencies Suicidal Tendencies Suicidal Tendencies is an American crossover thrash band founded in 1980 in Venice, California by vocalist Mike Muir, who is the only remaining original member of the band. The band is often credited as one of "the fathers of crossover thrash".

This isn't funny at all.

"Only every bloody day, my friend! " - Britgirl

13 Dying Fetus Dying Fetus Dying Fetus is an American death metal band originally from Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Formed in 1991, the group is known for their consistently hook-laden song structures, characterized by blast beats, complex riffing, slam riffs and heavy breakdowns.

What! - Userguy44

Liberals see no problem with this band name - DoroExploro13

Hmmm I don't think it's funny at all - Ananya

Haha... that is sad... :/

14 Dead Brain Cells Dead Brain Cells Dead Brain Cells are a Canadian thrash metal band from the late 1980s. Called DBC for short, the band started in 1985 in Montreal as a small project named Final Chapter by guitar players Eddie Shahini and Gerry Ouellette, who put an ad in a magazine looking for a drummer.

Thrash from Canada. Very good and serious band despite this name. - Metal_Treasure

15 Anthrax Anthrax Anthrax is an American thrash metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker.

None of the bands in the top ten have weird names. - IronSabbathPriest

You go to the records shop and ask the shopkeeper-Do You Have Any Anthrax? - Toucan

"I'm craving some Anthrax right now."

Hey, I wanna buy some Anthrax! - PositronWildhawk

16 Balls

No footballs... why so dirty minded - InsertCleverName

Yes! I love balls!

I am far too immature for this.

17 Blind Guardian 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 more.

What! This is an awesome name, and the best band on here

Ha, one of my favorite metal bands. Never sounded funny to me because I know they are respected and great. They are a top-notch metal band with one of the greatest singers out there. - Metal_Treasure

18 Vodka Humor

Never heard of them, name is weird for a band.

19 Goatwhore Goatwhore Goatwhore is an American extreme metal band formed in 1997 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States formed by former Acid Bath guitarist Sammy Duet. Goatwhore is known for their fast-paced fusion of black, death, and thrash metal.

A member of the band was drunk at a bar, stood up and called some woman a goatwhore. Thus, Goatwhore got its name. One of my favorite bands - ryanrimmel

Should be higher, and should definitely be above Suicidal Tendencies. - AliciaMae

20 Strapping Young Lad Strapping Young Lad Strapping Young Lad was a Canadian extreme metal band formed by Devin Townsend in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1994. The band started as a one-man studio project; Townsend played most of the instruments on the 1995 debut album, Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing. By 1997, he had recruited permanent members; more.

Very good and serious metal band - Metal_Treasure

A metal band for the chaps' to listen to as they sit politely at a table while drinking tea and eating biscuits. - Oliwally

21 We Butter the Bread With Butter We Butter the Bread With Butter We Butter the Bread with Butter is a German metalcore band from Lübben, noted for their heavy use of electronic music characteristics.
22 Cannabis Corpse Cannabis Corpse Cannabis Corpse is a marijuana-themed death metal band, formed in Virginia in 2006. Their band name is a parody of Cannibal Corpse. Cannabis Corpse songs are fully original but their album and song titles are parodies of many death metal bands' album and song titles (e.g. "Tube of the Resinated" vs more.

I'd put this in the top 10. They are a Cannibal Corpse parody band. They take their song and album names and insert weed puns.

Songs: I C** Bud, I Will Smoke You, Skull Full of Bong Hits, Mummified in Bong Water. - ryanrimmel

23 Smelly Pedros
24 Venom Venom Venom are an English extreme metal band formed in 1979 in Newcastle upon Tyne. Coming to prominence towards the end of the new wave of British heavy metal, Venom's first two albums—Welcome to Hell and Black Metal—are considered a major influence on thrash metal and extreme metal in general.

"Excuse me. Do you have Venom? " - Britgirl

25 Abörted Hitler C***

What is up with metal bands and Hitler

26 Vaginal Penetration of an Amelus with a Musty Carrot Vaginal Penetration of an Amelus with a Musty Carrot

Okay... - AliciaMae

27 Adolf Satan

Quintessentially evil. no name more brutal than this

28 Satan's Almighty Penis
29 Slayer Slayer 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. more.

I think this is one of the most badass band names - ryanrimmel

Funny? It's such a badass name - Ananya

Exactly what is he slaying?

30 Slipknot Slipknot 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. more.

What's funny about it? - Userguy44

31 Lamb of God Lamb of God Lamb of God is an American heavy metal band from Richmond, Virginia. Formed in 1994, the group consists of vocalist Randy Blythe, guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler, bassist John Campbell, and drummer Chris Adler.

Just...too weird. I can imagine how odd their fans sound.

Our cool top tenner gemcloben is their fan and he doesn't sound odd. - Metal_Treasure


32 Metal Duck

If Donald Duck has a metal band. - Userguy44

33 Twisted Sister Twisted Sister Twisted Sister is an American heavy metal band originally from Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, and later based in Long Island, New York.

Funeral for a friend? Really? They aren't even metal! I would barely consider twisted sister to be metal, but oh well. amusing name. - ThatStrangeKid42

This one actually deserves to be on the list - SirSkeletorThe3rd

"Do you have Twisted Sister? " I can only imagine the reply. Haha! - Britgirl

34 Sick Puppies Sick Puppies Sick Puppies is an Australian rock band, formed in 1997. Sick Puppies rose to prominence in 2006 when their song "All the Same" was uploaded along with a video to YouTube.

This is such a stupid name, but they're not metal

I was trying to remember this name the other day
Dying dogs? - MoldySock

35 Skinny Puppy Skinny Puppy Skinny Puppy is a Canadian industrial music group, formed in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1982. The group is widely considered to be one of the founders of the electro-industrial genre.

Not a metal band. An electronic/industrial group from Canada.

36 Aggressive Snail Attack
37 Rotting Christ Rotting Christ Rotting Christ is a Greek extreme metal band formed in 1987. They are noted for being one of the first black metal bands within this region, as well as a premier act within the European underground metal scene.

Melodic black metal from Greece - ryanrimmel

Blasphemous and not cool.

38 Eximperituserqethhzebibšiptugakkathšulweliarzaxułum

This is a band? - AliciaMae


39 Excrementory Grindf**kers
40 Agoraphobic Nosebleed Agoraphobic Nosebleed Agoraphobic Nosebleed is a grindcore band formed in 1994 in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States.
41 Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids

Man those kids are spooky

42 Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit Limp Bizkit is an American nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 1994. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and Wes Borland.

This is a horrible name for a horrible band - SirSkeletorThe3rd

This band sucks and their name is not funny it is just as immature as their music

43 Korn Korn Korn is an American Nu-Metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David more.
44 The Bronx Casket Co.
45 Disharmonic Orchestra

Death metal/Grindcore, Progressive death/Avant-garde metal - Austria

- Do you have a Philharmonic Orchestra?
- No, only a Disharmonic Orchestra.
- Metal_Treasure

46 Cacophony
47 The Handsome Beasts

Look up the album cover for "Beastiality" - ryanrimmel

48 Five Star Prison Cell
49 Rammstein Rammstein Rammstein is a German Neue Deutsche Härte and Industrial Metal band consisting of Till Lindemann (vocals), Richard Kruspe (guitar), Paul Landers (guitar), Oliver Riedel (electric bass), Christoph Schneider (drums) and Christian Lorenz (keyboard), that formed in 1994 in Berlin . more.

Rammstein, Lamb of God and Slipknot are all firm favourites of my brother's. Ugh to them all! - Britgirl

50 Epica Epica Epica is a Dutch symphonic metal band, founded by guitarist and vocalist Mark Jansen after his departure from After Forever.

Named after a Kamelot album...

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List StatsCreated 18 Sep 2013
Updated 5 Sep 2019

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Top Remixes (4)

1. Anal C***
2. Anal Blast
3. The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza
1. Anal C***
2. Carcass
3. Balls
1. Oh S*** They’re Going to Kill Us
2. iwrestledabearonce
3. Anal Blast

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