Top 10 Heavy Metal Bands Accused of Being Satanic

These are the heavy metal bands that have been accused of being satanic because ignorant people pretty much view ALL metal as satanic and a negative influence on society just because of screaming vocals, image, and song titles.
These bands are NOT satanic at all. In fact, Tom Araya of Slayer, is actually catholic! No I'm not making this up. This is the truth. The lead singer of Slayer is religious and loves Jesus Christ.
A lot of these bands on this list get accused because of imagery and song/band titles. They have nothing to do with satanism and these bands do not at all condone satanism or bad behavior in their fans. They actually do have positive messages in their songs if you dig deeper. They're normal musicians like Pop and Country artists.

These are the top 10 heavy metal bands accused of worshiping the lord of darkness himself, Satan.

The Top Ten

1 Slayer Slayer ...read more.

Yes. They are known for their anti-Christian lyrics even though their lead singer is catholic. I still don't listen to them because I don't want the songs to interfere with my beliefs.

Quoth Marilyn Manson: If they think that an artist can destroy their faith, then their faith is rather fragile.

Not satanic

Velitelcabal... You Must be So Close Minded Dude!
listening to music interfere Your Beliefs? Oh My God...
How Much Your Belief is Weak which a Song can effect on You?

2 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is a Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band released their first album in 1999 and was well received by critics and fans. The group gained success after the release of their second studio album, "Iowa". ...read more.

Everyone thinks they are satanic, well they are definitely not!

They don't look satanic

They are very extreme and powerful. But Slipknot is a great band with a great message.

Satanic my ass

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3 Iron Maiden 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.

I know why, because of their album covers and The Number of the Beast. But Steve Harris and Bruce Dickinson always said they weren't satanic. - zxm

4 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.
5 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Black Sabbath are 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.

They have never been satanic. They have put out songs like Black Sabbath but listen close It's really anti Satanice. Listen to After Forever!

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

Love them, I hate how people have the misconception that anything with a pentagram is satanic.

7 Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson is an American rock band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Formed in 1989 by frontman Marilyn Manson and Daisy Berkowitz, the group was originally named Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids with their theatrical performances gathering a local cult following in the early 1990s. ...read more.
8 Judas Priest 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.
9 Metallica 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". ...read more.

They are IN NO WAY satanic.

Lars sold his soul to be famouse, he is not a good drummer

10 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 ...read more.

The Contenders

11 Disturbed Disturbed Disturbed is an American heavy 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" .

David Draiman stated in an interview that is a Jew. In general, Disturbed songs speak about other themes like war,fantasy,insanity and some of them are covers of other songs.After all they made some covers like Ishfwilf and The Sound Of Silence that have a really positive message.

12 Suicide Silence Suicide Silence Suicide Silence is an American deathcore band from Riverside, California. Formed in 2002, the band has released four full-length studio albums, one EP and eleven music videos.
13 Avenged Sevenfold 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.

People who say they are satanic should get a life because they are not satanic.

They're Christian for crying out loud

No no they not

14 Anal C*** Anal C*** Anal C*** was an American grindcore band founded by vocalist Seth Putnam in 1988. The band is known for their highly offensive lyrics which included themes of misogyny, homophobia, racism, Nazism, antisemitism, and schadenfreude. Their music has received negatively by critics, which the band stated ...read more.

With a name like that most likely not there just idiots who put out a name like that but what do I know I've never heard there music

15 Behemoth Behemoth Behemoth is a Polish blackened death metal band from Gdańsk, formed in 1991. They are considered to have played an important role in establishing the Polish extreme metal underground.

Behemoth is the band that get accused the most. The polish government actually tried to prevent them from performing at concerts because people were saying that the band is promoting Satanism and murder.

16 Megadeth Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine's dismissal from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums, and their biggest hits are Symphony of Destruction, Holy ...read more.
17 Bathory Bathory Bathory was a Swedish Black/Viking Metal band formed in 1983 by Quorthon and Jonas Åkerlund. Bathory's first 4 albums layed the blueprint for Scandinavian Black Metal. Quorthon is often credited with creating the "shrieking" vocal style of Black Metal. Their 5th album, Hammerheart (1990) displayed ...read more.

They're accused of being Satanic because they are. - AngryByrd

Yeah this band is

18 AC/DC AC/DC 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.

Their name means "Alternating Current/Direct Current", not Anti-Christ/Devil's-Child. They were just accused because of the name. By the way, they're not Satanic.

19 Gorgoroth Gorgoroth Gorgoroth is a Norwegian black metal band based in Bergen. Formed in 1992 by Infernus, the band is named after the dead plateau of evil and darkness in the land of Mordor. V 3 Comments
20 Mayhem Mayhem Mayhem is a Norwegian black metal band formed in 1984 in Oslo, regarded as one of the pioneers of the Norwegian black metal scene.
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