Top Ten Metal Bands of the 20th Century Still Playing Shows In 2016

Hey you must be a Metalhead/fan/listener!

These bands are from the 70s, 80s & 90s and STILL rock! So bang your head, enjoy your day and keep it cool :)

The Top Ten

1 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 coolest Heavy Metal Band of the World. - CannibalCorpse

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.

Bruce is the man of great vocals. - CannibalCorpse

3 Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse is a American death metal band from Buffalo, New York, formed in 1988. The band is known for their graphic album covers, explicitly violent lyrics and song titles like "I C** Blood" The group got into mainstream after performing the song "Hammer Smashed Face" in the 1994 film Ace Ventura: more.

Mr. Barnes and Mr. Fisher.
This dudes were the reason I learned everything
about brutal vocals.
Thank you guys.

Listen to Hammer Smashed Face! - CannibalCorpse

4 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.

There is always Slayer when there's a list
about Metal.

in my opinion.
Maybe you think that and it's fine.

Enjoy Reign in Blood - CannibalCorpse

5 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.

And yeah,Lars is as drummer "good enough".
Not more and not less. - CannibalCorpse

6 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.

Rob Halford brought us Metal vests.
His voice is great and always remember:"DON'T
BREAK THE LAW! " - CannibalCorpse

7 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.

Mr. Mustaine has a weird view of
the world but he's a good frontman.

Still...maybe not a good guy to hang out with. - CannibalCorpse

8 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).

Gaahl...Maybe one of the weirdest wine lovers
and Black Metal Vocalists.

Still like the song "Krig". - CannibalCorpse

9 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 Halloweenmasks...yeah, they look

"not metal" but they are the reason I love METAL
today! - CannibalCorpse

10 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.

First a Black Metal Band, than turning into
a Death Metal Band & now they're a great
symbiosis of both subgenres.

I'm alway inflamed with rage when listening to
this great band from Poland! - CannibalCorpse

The Contenders

11 Dream Theater Dream Theater Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", only to change its name to Dream Theater later. more.
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