Top 10 Metal Bands Named After Songs
The band must be metal but the songs can be metal or not, by another artist or by the same artist.
Metal band name (Artist and song)
The Top Ten
1 Judas Priest (Bob Dylan's "The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest")
Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. The band has sold over 45 million albums to date. They received a lot of popularity due to their big hits Breaking The Law, You've Got Another Thing Comin', and Living after Midnight which were played on the radio a ...read more.
I always wondered why did they names it Judas Priest? But the thing is they named their band from a song which is folk rock while they are heavy.Glad to know a metal musician used to love folk rock - zxm
My answer to the visitor question: Yes, I know much about Led Zeppelin plagiarism!
I am sure this is important because unlike Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin are not garbage! (sarcasm) - Metal_Treasure
Just wonderin': Do you know as much about anything important as you seem to know about this garbage?
2 Blind Guardian (Blind Guardian's "Guardian Of The Blind")
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 ...read more.
They were formed as Lucifer's Heritage but had to change their name just before the release of their debut album. The songs were ready and one of them was "Guardian of the Blind" so they named the band after it. "Guardian of the Blind" is based on Stephen King's "It" and is one of their heaviest, fastest and most violent songs. - Metal_Treasure
3 Overkill (Motörhead's "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.
4 Deep Purple (Bing Crosby's "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, ...read more.
5 Black Sabbath (Black Sabbath's "Black Sabbath")
Black Sabbath are 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, ...read more.
Originally called Earth, Black Sabbath changed their name and used one of their own songs. - Metal_Treasure
6 Exciter (Judas Priest's "Exciter")
Exciter is a Canadian speed metal band from Ottawa, Ontario, formed in 1978 as Hell Razor. In 1980 they changed the name Exciter. They are widely considered to be one of the first speed metal bands and a seminal influence of the thrash metal genre.
7 Obscura (Gorguts' "Obscura")
Obscura is a German technical death metal band from Landshut, Germany, founded in 2002. The band became prominent when members of Necrophagist and Pestilence joined Steffen Kummerer to release the critically acclaimed second full-length album, Cosmogenesis. The band was named after the Gorguts album ...read more.
8 After Forever (Black Sabbath's "After Forever")
9 Godsmack (Alice in Chains' "God Smack")
Godsmack is an American rock band from Lawrence, Massachusetts, formed in 1995. The band is composed of founder, frontman and songwriter Sully Erna, guitarist Tony Rombola, bassist Robbie Merrill, and drummer Shannon Larkin.
10 Merciless Death (Dark Angel's "Merciless Death")
11 Mr. Big (Free's "Mr. Big")
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