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


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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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, more.

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

One thing... They are satanic

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

@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

Have u heard any of their songs? there music and lyrics are pure EVIL despite what they believe in. I kind of doubt u would play them at church.

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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.

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!

Slipknot is not a satanic band; Slipknot is a band whos members truly understands what this life is really all about.

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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 alternative rock 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 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!

17 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.

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

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?

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.
19 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

Other bands have used satanic symbolism many times doesn't mean that they are satanic. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

Quorthon is not a satanist

20 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!

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

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

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

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.
23 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.
24 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?!

25 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

26 Anthrax Anthrax Anthrax is an American thrash metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker.
27 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

28 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).

No they are actually satanic. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

29 The Ghost Inside
30 Keep of Kalessin
31 Chelsea Grin
32 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.
33 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.
34 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

35 Avantasia Avantasia Avantasia is a German supergroup rock opera project created by Tobias Sammet, vocalist of the band Edguy.
36 Darkest Descent
37 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.

I love them

38 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.

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

Whoever thinks AC/DC is satanist is an idiot.

OK but they aren't metal. - Metal_Treasure

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39 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.
40 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

41 Spinal Tap Spinal Tap
42 Tourniquet

I love tourniquet

43 Edguy Edguy
44 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

45 Skillet Skillet Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996 and based in the United States.
46 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.
47 Ghost B.C.
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