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 (Bob Dylan's 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.

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

Just wonderin': Do you know as much about anything important as you seem to know about this garbage?

My answer to the visitor question (by the way this visitor is the most obnoxious troll on this site and he's a metal hater at the same time):
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

2 Deep Purple (Bing Crosby's "Deep Purple") Deep Purple (Bing Crosby's 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, more.
3 Blind Guardian (Blind Guardian's "Guardian Of The Blind") Blind Guardian (Blind Guardian's 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 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

4 Overkill (Motörhead's "Overkill") Overkill (Motörhead's 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.
5 Black Sabbath (Black Sabbath's "Black Sabbath") Black Sabbath (Black Sabbath's Black Sabbath were a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, singer John "Ozzy" Osbourne, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward. 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 (Judas Priest's 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 (Gorguts' Obscura is a technical/progressive death metal band from 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 Obscura. more.
8 Mayhem (Venom's "Mayhem with Mercy").
9 Merciless Death (Dark Angel's "Merciless Death") Merciless Death (Dark Angel's
10 After Forever (Black Sabbath's "After Forever")

The Contenders

11 Whiplash (Metallica's "Whiplash") Whiplash (Metallica's Whiplash is an American thrash metal band. The band was founded in 1984 in Passaic, New Jersey by the three Tonys: Tony Portaro, Tony Scaglione and Tony Bono.
12 Funeral Fog (Mayhem's "Funeral Fog")

Canadian black metal band - Metal_Treasure

13 Godsmack (Alice in Chains' "God Smack") Godsmack (Alice in Chains' 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.

Not a metal band - Metal_Treasure

14 Mr. Big (Free's "Mr. Big")

Not a metal band - Metal_Treasure

15 Every Time I Die - (Children of Bodom's "Every Time I Die")
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Top Remixes

1. Judas Priest (Bob Dylan's "The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest")
2. Overkill (Motörhead's "Overkill")
3. Blind Guardian (Blind Guardian's "Guardian Of The Blind")
1. Judas Priest (Bob Dylan's "The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest")
2. Deep Purple (Bing Crosby's "Deep Purple")
3. Black Sabbath (Black Sabbath's "Black Sabbath")


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