Top 10 Loudest Bands
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This band is the only band to show up when you Google "loud live bands" and is known for having the loudest concerts hands down, I haven't heard the idea of acdc being louder (maybe they're up there just because of popularity), acdc didn't give everyone who worked with them hearing damage like the who. The only way who concerts are not the loudest concerts is if you are talking about a who concert today and not in the time where their concerts became legendary, in most of these bands hay day.
Devastatingly powerful music in every sense of the word. Including loud. There never was a band that implemented the element of volume as well as the Who. Devastating.
One who concert was 126 db from the back of the arena but at the front they were 150 db, way louder than anyone.
False they are number one proven and always will beV 5 Comments
Simply because the ARE the loudest at 136DB
Note: ManOWar did hit 139 in 2008.. but that was during a soundcheck.
KISS did it during a full performance.
Just seen them in Europe. Loud is an understatment... freaking incredible loud. Seen a lot of bands, KISS holds the loudness meter for me.
Seen Kiss at Tiger Stadium on the first night of there reunion tour and the volume shook the stadium, it also scared the crap out of my wife!
Kiss hands down seen acdc nan halen scorps u name it I've seen them kiss was the loudestV 2 Comments
germany 2008, their own sound system, approx 7 hrs of music over 2 nights, every note perfectly played and crystal clear, and incredibly loud. Why are kiss on here? Loudest make up maybe.
Manowar achieved a SPL of 139 dB during the sound check, at the Magic Circle Fest in 2008
Iorn maided isn't even loudV 1 Comment
AC/DC is so Awesome. They're very loud but I love their screams and guitar solos. AC/DC rocks
Stabler Arena early 80's. My very first concert. 10th row I believe. Fell in love with Angus Young.
Pure awesomeness. Greatest band ever!
It's a fact; AC/DC have the loudest concerts. - SoldierOfFortuneV 6 Comments
I sat front row when yngwie played with generation axe. The other acts (nuno bettencourt, zack wylde, steve vai) were loud ok, but yngwie was so loud and so piercing I had to stick tissues in my ears. I could hear my ears ringing over Vai's set
First concert, still the loudest I've ever been to in my life.V 3 Comments
These guys are absolutely number 1. The who? They have a good singer. Metallica is just an average guitar player that just shouts into the mic.
Megadeth is just a good guitar player who sends ear-pain via mic - SoldierOfFortune
By far the loudest band ever it hurt even with earplugs. - tylerdees
So loud I threw away my earphones.
I have seen them a dozen times and the band and the fans are absolutly the loudest!
Deep Purple were recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records as the "globe's loudest band" for a live concert in London, 1972. - Metal_Treasure
I had ringing in my ears worse than when I shot a. 30-6. That is LOUD. - fireinside96
Mark 2 reunion tour! Damn they where freaky loud
Saw them in August 2013 & my ears were ringing hours after this great show.
c'mon they have at least two drummers
They have a drummer and 2 percussionist
Haha, come on 2 guitarists, 2 percuisionists, a drummer, a bassist, a screamer, a turntables guy, and a samples guy. 9 members making progressive noise! They are the best.
So loud Even more so when joey uses his double bass pedal you feel it at the speed he uses the double bass pedal. not as much with jay Weinberg but still super LOUD! - tylerdees
Swans clocks in at 140 decibels quite regularly. I rest my case.
A lot of these bands are among my favourite bands but if we're talking loudness-Motorhead takes the cake, watch Ace of Spades Classic Album documentary and you'll see what I mean
Makes the trousers flap and plaster fall of the roof whenever these guys play.
There is no way Motorhead can be in 15th place. Lemmy Kilmister was one hard rocking' son of a gun.
I was at their first show and my ears are still ringingV 1 Comment
YES! A truly amazing band! The louder they are the better they are!
Sunn o is good but why are they on this list they are quiet
Because Quiet Riot Sucked!
Best live act ever!
When Lemmy says he wants to be as loud as you, you know your loud! They owned the largest not for hire P.A. in the U.K.
Blue Cheer. The FIRST Heavy Metal Band. The FIRST American band to us Marshall Amps. The FIRST band in the world to be in the Guinness Book of Records as the Loudest band. The FIRST band to be a POWER TRIO. Beat that.
Everybody talks about LOUD. I saw them in San Francisco in 1968. LOUD was what I remembered. 100 Watt stack of Marshall amps. When one amp blew, the roadies had spares. They would change them over & over. My ears & head were in agony. I say they are the KINGS of LOUD.
Nirvana bangs my head away!
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3. Deep Purple
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