Top 10 Heavy Metal Bands That Are Not Satanic

A lot of heavy metal bands get accused of being satanic by ignorant closed minded people. Heavy Metal is not satanic. Screaming and loud instruments do NOT equal to satanism. A lot of these bands on this list have never killed anybody, nor do they condone or encourage bad behavior in their fans. They're normal people like you and me. There's actually Christian Metal believe it or not. Now that's very satanic indeed right? WRONG!
My point is that you people should stop viewing Metal as a tool of Satan and that it's a terrible influence on society. You don't have to like Metal, just don't go around saying that all Metal is satanic.

If you want an actual satanic band, I recommend you check out Gorgoroth. Now that's a satanic band.
Anyway, here are the top 10 Heavy Metal bands that are NOT satanic.

The Top Ten

1 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". more.


Metallica was NEVER satanic.

If you do your research on Metallica properly they worship the Illuminati so there for they are demonic I should say - Masterdonny

Their songs are mainly about life, failure, social, love/relationship etc. they didn't wrote satanic stuffs - zxm

2 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 more.

To the guy who says that they aren't satanic, read their actual lyrics and DO YOUR RESEARCH moron. I could break down the meaning of every single Iron Maiden song from 1980-1992 for you and can explain much of Bruce Dickinson's solo albums as well. While they aren't a satanic band, Bruce has gone from being a deist to more of an agnostic since rejoining Iron Maiden back in 1999 and his lyrics have gone progressively downhill since then. It should said that although he isn't a satanist, Dickinson does have a fascination with the occult. You can hear such on his solo albums The Chemical Wedding, Accident of Birth, and Tyranny of Souls as well as the Iron Maiden albums Piece of Mind and Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. However he doesn't worship the devil and never has as far as I know. He has even had a few almost pro-Christian songs and all members of his solo band from 1997-99 wore crosses. Steve Harris, who writes most of the groups lyrics seems to have Christian roots if nothing else. ...more

Do your research on iron maiden very demonic and satanic inspired, I just looked them up and one of there album arts has triple six on it now that's Satanic don't say they are not satanic till you know what they sing about - Masterdonny

Despite the popular stereotype, most of the metal bands aren't satanic. Black metal bands are satanic but even among them there are bands that play black metal music but lyrics aren't satanic. - Metal_Treasure

Some may confuse with their covers, but Bruce admitted that they are not a satanic band - zxm

3 Megadeth Megadeth 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 more.

Some of these commenters are mentally ill it would seem. The list clearly says NOT satanic. Idiots.

The only satanic song they had was The Conjuring. Since Dave became a Christian, he stopped playing that song during concerts. Now, Megadeth are not satanic.

Even if "Prince Of darkness" is about Satan, Satan is portrayed as a negative, abominable figure in that song, who has caused many wars, deaths, and atrocities.

Do Dave mustaine just became a born-again Christian not too long ago the song was pretty much the truth people create their own demise nobody holds a gun to your head and tells you to go worship the devil get out of here - Steve420

4 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.

The band was first named "Lucifer's Heritage" but they specifically changed it to prevent any reference to satanism and pull away from the Black Metal scene. So no, definitely not satanic.

Don't know much about power metal. But I've listened quite a lot power metal songs. And so far the lyrics are based on fantasy. So its obvious that most of the power metal bands AREN'T satanic. - zxm

From what I read that, they never wanted to be a satanic band - zxm

5 Death Death Death was an American death metal band formed in 1983 by Chuck Schuldiner. Death is considered to be one of the most influential bands in heavy metal and a pioneering force in death metal. Its debut album, Scream Bloody Gore, has been widely regarded as the first death metal record, while the band's more.

Chuck never even wrote satanic lyrics to begin with. He opposed satanism.

Chuck schuldiner is Jewish

Yes... Death is not satanic... Chuck is Jew!
Slayer, Iron maiden, Metallica, Black Sabbath megadeth
Are Not Satanic... only satanic band in world is marylin manson!

6 Pantera Pantera 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 more.

Unless Dimebag was I don't see how. - Metalhead1997

7 Annihilator Annihilator 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.
8 Black Sabbath 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.

One thing... They are satanic

Dude where are you getting your sources bro have you actually heard the song Black Sabbath it's about people that follow the devil in about how they'll be a burned on the lake of fire and deceived by Lucifer how stupid can people be read the lyrics stop listening to this actual song I don't know how many people I have to tell this he left the stage back in the seventies because people were throwing dead animals up on the stage read the book - Steve420

The absolute BEST heavy metal/hard rock band, ever! My personal favorite! True, they are NOT satanic! They have songs that deal with both good, and evil that permeate life in this world. Their song "After Forever" tells us to "Just realize, before they criticize, that God is the only way to love"! Yeah! That's REAL satanic, ain't it!?

They have songs about Lucifer becoming a Good Guy! - SoldierOfFortune

They might not be satanic, but Ozzy Osbourne kinda is - zxm

I honestly thought Ozzy didn't really have a preferred religion. - Metalhead1997

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9 Theocracy Theocracy Theocracy is a Christian progressive power metal band founded in 2002 by Matt Smith of Athens, Georgia.

It's a Christian power metal band

@LightningBlade, this is a list of NON - SATANIC bands

10 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 STRONGLY believe Slayer is satanic

Slayer isn't Satanic, Tom is Catholic!

Did you know? Tom araya say they never practice satanic I'm not their fans but yeah there are songs from them I like

Slayer isn't satanic at all. Tom Araya is Catholic. - Metalhead1997


The Contenders

11 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.

I get a bad feeling listen 2 them - Joshuaisdotdotdot

This is clearly made by a bunch of fundamental Christian conspiracy theorists that think every thing that's not about Christ, it automatically makes it "satanic". As far as I'm concerned, who ever made this list is ignorant to what Satanism really is. Slipknot is a whiny-emo band, not a satanic band.

Again Satanic come one people even they talk about life but they are satanic I saw christian views on this band and that christian did a lot of research on this and turns out to be satanic - Masterdonny

They are a great band! The best modern Metal band!

12 Judas Priest 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.

How is this band considered satanic? Oh, right...because of our grandparents' generation. - Metalhead1997

13 Demon Hunter Demon Hunter Demon Hunter is an American Christian metal band from Seattle, Washington, started in 2000 by brothers Don Clark and Ryan Clark. Although the brothers created the band together, only Ryan remains, since Don left the band to take care of his family.

This is a bloody Christian Metal Band, come on!

This is personally my favorite metal band!

All right look them up do some research - Masterdonny

This literally a Christian Metal band -_-

14 Avenged Sevenfold 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.

Matt shadows happens to be a Catholic.

Matt Shadows is catholic. Syn is but isn't very religious. The rev was catholic.

I don't think they are satanic - zxm

This band is definitely not satanic in any way shape or form

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15 Disturbed 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" .

David Draiman is a deist, which isn't a Satanist at all. - Metalhead1997

16 Arch Enemy Arch Enemy Arch Enemy is a Swedish melodic death metal band, originally a supergroup, from Halmstad, formed in 1996. Its members were in bands such as Carcass, Armageddon, Carnage, Mercyful Fate, Spiritual Beggars, and Eucharist.

Just because they have a pentagram for their symbol doesn't mean they're satanic. Look at Anthrax and Slayer. They have the pentagram symbol yet they have members who are Catholic, Christian and Atheists. They just do it for shock value, not to summon actual evil.

Oh arch enemy this is good band a best song best solo and arch is not satanic but I don't no why bands use this a pentagrams and alissa and doyle why pentagrams on your both hand?

Did my research and definitely satanic any band with the star is satanic even those without it are satanic except for christian metal and rock bands - Masterdonny

17 Primal Fear 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.

Primal Fear is Not Satanic, they are Metal to the MAX!

18 Overkill Overkill Overkill is an American thrash metal band, formed in 1980 in New Jersey. They have gone through many line-up changes, with singer Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth and bassist D.D.

I don't think Overkill is really a satanic band at all I mean think about it Overkill they're talking about people we talked about too much killing the meaning think about it and some of the lyrics I've been studying that to they're talking about people who turn away from God or choose their own mistakes in life nobody holds a gun to your head and tells you to go believe in Satan come on

Overkill isn't satanic obviously the name of the band gives that away they talk about people who need to pull away from saying a lot of these bands or not influencing Satanism guys they're trying to send a strong message most of them are followers of God Believe it or not Kreator is actually not a santanic band either the song Satan is real facts about how people or blind I need to open their eyes about the truth about him a lot of people don't know how to resist the temptation of following and santan and that's a problem because we're getting closer to the tribulation - Steve420

19 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.

Suicide Silence is one of my favorite badd ever! Mitch Lucker was absolutely amazing at what he did and so was the rest of the guys. This band is great and I recommend listening to them!

20 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 more.

They have a song called Satan My Master. Surprisingly though, they're not satanic!

That star is very demonic that's the satanic symbol - Masterdonny

Quorthon is not a satanist

21 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.

No, as far as I know they are one of the most satanic metal bands. - zxm

Behemoth is extremely satanic. They said it thamselves that they were

If Bathory isn't satanic band, Behemoth isn't satanic too.

22 Saxon 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.

Best band going, no question about it

23 Savatage Savatage Savatage is an American heavy metal band founded by the brothers Jon and Criss Oliva in 1978 at Astro Skate in Tarpon Springs, Florida.
24 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 (a fictional location in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings).
25 System Of A Down System Of A Down System of a Down formed in 1994 as an Armenian-American Nu Metal group from Glendale, California . The band name is sometimes shortened to System or SOAD. more.
26 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.

Bassist and lead guitarist r Christian. Korn is AMAZING!

How is KoЯn satanic?!

27 Possessed Possessed Possessed is an American thrash/death metal band, originally formed in 1983 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Noted for their fast style of playing and Jeff Becerra's guttural vocals, they are routinely called the first band in the death metal genre. Possessed is the sometimes credited with being the first more.

Possessed is not satanic it's just for shock value but it's still stupid to put them on the list so is bathory but they only had one satanic song I know of satan my master

28 Anthrax Anthrax Anthrax is an American thrash metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker.
29 Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage is an American metalcore band from Westfield, Massachusetts, formed in 1999 after the disbanding of Overcast and Aftershock.

This band is good to listen to. There is no trace of Satanism anywhere in there lyrics

30 Drowning Pool Drowning Pool Drowning Pool is an American Alternative Metal band formed in Dallas, Texas in 1996. The band was named after the film The Drowning Pool.

I Don't Know If Drowning Pool Is Satanic Or Not
But This Song Called Hate I Think That's The Only Satanic Song

31 Deep Purple 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.

Yes, Deep Purple is a heavy metal band and non-satanic. All they ever sing are love, life, people, rock music, pain etc. I haven't found any song of their's mention satanism. - zxm

You know, some songs mention it to show the evils of life, so just because a song mentions the devil or hell, it doesn't make it or the band satanic. - Metalhead1997

32 The Ghost Inside
33 Keep of Kalessin
34 Chelsea Grin
35 Spinal Tap Spinal Tap
36 Gamma Ray Gamma Ray Gamma Ray is a power metal band from Hamburg, northern Germany, founded and fronted by Kai Hansen after his departure from the German power metal band Helloween.
37 Skillet Skillet Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States.
38 Avantasia Avantasia Avantasia is a German supergroup rock opera project created by Tobias Sammet, vocalist of the band Edguy.
39 Ghost B.C.
40 Renascent
41 Darkest Descent
42 Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. more.

This band is not satanic what they talk about is something completely different has nothing to do with any religion something they created separately yes Andy Black made a movie called American Satanist that movie was talking about other people's experiences inside satanic cults if you play with fire you're going to get burned plain and simple - Steve420

I love them

43 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 1979, after which they hired Brian Johnson more.

Whoever thinks AC/DC is satanist is an idiot.

Not metal, hard rock. But I don't belie they're totally free from satanism. I mean at least some of their members may had interest in it. - zxm

Named after a battery and yet people thought it was After Christ, Devil Comes. - Metalhead1997

OK but they aren't metal. - Metal_Treasure

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44 Miss May I Miss May I Miss May I is an American metalcore band from Troy, Ohio. Formed in 2007, they signed to Rise Records in 2008 and released their debut album, Apologies Are for the Weak through the label while the members were still attending high school.
45 KISS KISS Kiss is an American hard rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and the band's original manager, Lew Linet.

They aren't a metal band. - Metal_Treasure

My own mother thought they were satanic because it apparently means Knights In Satan's Service. - Metalhead1997

46 Tourniquet

I love tourniquet

47 Edguy Edguy
48 Nightwish Nightwish Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996 by lead songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and lead singer Tarja Turunen. It's currently formed by Tuomas, Emppu, lead vocalist Floor Jansen, bassist and vocalist Marco Hietala, more.
49 Kreator Kreator Kreator is a German thrash metal band from Essen. Their style of music is similar to that of their compatriots Destruction, Sodom and Tankard; along with those three bands, Kreator has been referred to as one of the "big four" of Teutonic thrash metal, and they are often credited with helping pioneer more.

I don't really see how this band is satanic at all they're talking about the opposite for real think about the song Satan is real you have to listen to it really carefully - Steve420

50 Emperor Emperor Emperor was a Norwegian black metal band formed in 1991, regarded as highly influential by critics and emerging black metal bands.
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