Top Ten Metal Artists With the Coolest Names


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21 Sebastian Bach Sebastian Bach Sebastian Philip Bierk, known professionally as Sebastian Bach, is a Canadian heavy metal singer who achieved mainstream success as frontman of Skid Row from 1987-96. Since his departure from Skid Row, he has had many television roles, acted in Broadway plays, and leads a solo career.

Not Johann Sebastian Bach, only Sebastian Bach but still cool.
His genuine name is Sebastian Bierk and he only changed Bierk to Bach.
I agree, if your real name is Sebastian, it just goes with Bach - especially if you're a musician. - Metal_Treasure

Frontman of Skid Row. Born Sebastian Philip Bierk.
He just replaced Bierk with Bach and here you go - instant association with Johann Sebastian Bach. - Metal_Treasure

22 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

Oystein is cool as well, so Norse. - Lucretia

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. V 1 Comment
24 Chuck Schuldiner Chuck Schuldiner Charles Michael "Chuck" Schuldiner was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known as the founder and vocalist, guitarist and bassist of the American heavy metal band Death. He is considered the most influential figure in Death Metal, with some publications referring to Chuck as the "Godfather more.
25 Glenn Danzig Glenn Danzig
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 Zoltan Bathory

Zoltán Báthory - it's exotic and I only regret he doesn't play black metal (I'm not a black metal fan but this name goes with black metal).

The black metal band Báthory was named after Elizabeth Báthory - a Hungarian countess known for being a serial killer. She has been labelled by Guinness World Records as the most prolific female murderer, though the precise number of her victims is debated. - Metal_Treasure

29 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. V 1 Comment
30 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

31 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

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 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).
34 Tarkan Gözübüyük V 1 Comment
35 Ryan Clark
36 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.
37 Muhammed Suiçmez Muhammed Suiçmez Muhammed Suiçmez was born in Karlsruhe, Germany, to Turkish immigrants. He is the frontman and guitarist of the German technical death metal band Necrophagist.
38 Steve "Lips" Kudlow Steve

Lead vocalist and guitarist of the metal band Anvil - Metal_Treasure

39 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

40 Joey DeMaio Joey DeMaio Joey DeMaio is an American bass player and main songwriter for the heavy metal band Manowar which he founded in 1980. He is also the founder and CEO of Magic Circle Music.
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