Top Ten Metal Artists With the Coolest Names


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21 Kobra Paige Kobra Paige

Lead vocalist, founder and songwriter of the metal band Kobra And The Lotus.
real name - Brittany Paige
aka Brittany 'Kobra' Paige.
She legally changed her name to Kobra Paige not long ago.
She sounds and looks great. - Metal_Treasure

22 Tom Araya Tom Araya Tomás Enrique "Tom" Araya Díaz is a Chilean American musician, best known as the bassist and vocalist of the American thrash metal band Slayer.
23 Bobby Jarzombek Bobby Jarzombek Bobby Jarzombek is a heavy metal/progressive metal drummer and best known for his work with Halford, Sebastian Bach and Riot.

Zombie in the jar?
It's a genuine name. He's a very good drummer. - Metal_Treasure

24 King Diamond King Diamond Kim Bendix Petersen, better known by his stage name King Diamond, is a Danish heavy metal musician. He is known for his extensive vocal range, usually sung in falsetto. King Diamond was originally known as the vocalist for Mercyful Fate, but has become notorious for his horror themed Concept albums more.

Kim is his real name and is boring but his real name is cool - Lucretia

25 Euronymous Euronymous Øystein Aarseth, who went by the pseudonym Euronymous, was a Norwegian guitarist and co-founder of the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem. Euronymous was stabbed to death by band member Varg Vikernes in August 1993.

Come on! The dude has the name of a demon. That is pretty cool. - LadyBanshee

Cool name, but he wasn't really a cool dude to be honest. - Aragorn98

Oystein is cool as well, so Norse. - Lucretia

26 Jeff Hanneman Jeff Hanneman Jeffrey John "Jeff" Hanneman was an American musician, best known as a founding member of the American thrash metal band Slayer.
27 Janne "JB" Christoffersson Janne
28 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. more.

His name comes from the actress Marilyn Monroe and Charles Manson, the serial killer. I love him. He's a very nice and very intelligent guy in real life. I saw him in concert with my closest guy friend one time and it was awesome!

Not a metal artist.

29 Glenn Danzig Glenn Danzig

His real name is Glenn Allen Anzalone though - Lucretia

30 Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and humanitarian. He is known for his work with the E Street Band. Nicknamed "The Boss", Springsteen is widely known for his brand of poetic lyrics, Americana, working class and sometimes political more.

This is a joke right?

31 Trent Reznor Trent Reznor Michael Trent Reznor, known professionally as Trent Reznor, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and film score composer. He is known for his intense music videos.

His last name sounds like razor. - AngryByrd

Not a metal artist.

His real name is Michael.

32 Adam Gontier Adam Gontier Adam Wade Gontier is a Canadian musician and songwriter. He is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for Saint Asonia, but is best known as the former lead singer, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter of the Canadian rock band Three Days Grace.

Not really a metal artist, but cool name! - AngryByrd

Yes, he's not metal but if you love French-Canadian names (like Gontier), you'd better vote for Denis "Piggy" D'Amour - he's 100% metal, his real name is great (Denis D'Amour) and this English "Piggy" is so out of place.
He was a guitarist of the great band Voivod. R.I.P.
Flo Mounier is also a cool name from this category. - Metal_Treasure

33 Layne Staley Layne Staley Layne Thomas Staley was an American musician who served as the lead singer and co-songwriter of the rock band Alice in Chains, which he founded with guitarist Jerry Cantrell in Seattle, Washington in 1987. Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s. more.

Not a metal artist.

Layne Rutherford Staley was his birthname. - Lucretia

34 George Fisher George Fisher George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher is an American extreme metal vocalist for the American death metal band Cannibal Corpse and the lesser-known melodic death metal band Paths of Possession.

George is not cool. But his nickname sounds so amazing and cool. - Lucretia

If you mean Corpsegrinder, then I would say yes! - AngryByrd

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38 Tarja Turunen Tarja Turunen Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen-Cabuli (born August 17, 1977), generally known as Tarja Turunen or simply Tarja, is a Finnish singer-songwriter. She is a soprano and has a vocal range of three octaves. more.
39 Lars Ulrich Lars Ulrich Lars Ulrich is a Danish drummer and one of the founding members of the American thrash metal band Metallica.

Sorta exotic sounding... - Lucretia

40 Al Jourgensen Al Jourgensen Alain David Jourgensen (born Alejandro Ramírez Casas) is a Cuban-American musician, best known as the founder and frontman of industrial metal band Ministry (a pioneering band in the industrial metal genre).
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