Top 10 Metal Bands with Two or More Members Who are Vegetarians or Vegans

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Metal music is very powerful and it's hard to believe that some heavy metal bands are powered by ... plants.

Both current and past members count.

The Top Ten

1 Black Sabbath - Geezer Butler, Bill Ward Black Sabbath - Geezer Butler, Bill Ward 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.

Ozzy also tried but he didn't succeed to keep it forever. - Metal_Treasure

2 Heaven Shall Burn - Marcus Bischoff, Alexander Dietz, Maik Weicher, Eric Bischoff, Christian Bass, Patrick Schleitzer, Matthias Voigt Heaven Shall Burn - Marcus Bischoff, Alexander Dietz, Maik Weicher, Eric Bischoff, Christian Bass, Patrick Schleitzer, Matthias Voigt

I already counted them - 7 Germans, playing Melodic Death Metal and Metalcore. Active since 1996.
One of their main lyrical themes is Animal Rights (the others are: Society, Anti-Fascism, Anti-Racism). - Metal_Treasure

3 Cattle Decapitation - Travis Ryan, Josh Elmore, Scott Miller Cattle Decapitation - Travis Ryan, Josh Elmore, Scott Miller Cattle Decapitation is an American Deathgrind band from San Diego, California formed in 1996. Cattle Decapitation's songs protest the mistreatment and consumption of animals, the abuse of the environment and touch subjects such as misanthropy and genocide of the human race. Much of their music is based ...read more.

They started with an entirely vegetarian lineup but due to lineup changes currently only Travis Ryan and Josh Elmore are.
This band should stay high on this list because this is a band with a message - lyrics are almost entirely based on the vegetarian lifestyle. They do this by putting humans in the situations that animals are subjected to, for example animal testing, slaughter, etc. In their songs there are animals flipping the table and treating humans like food, and so on. - Metal_Treasure

4 Arch Enemy - Michael Amott, Angela Gossow, Alissa White-Gluz Arch Enemy - Michael Amott, Angela Gossow, Alissa White-Gluz Arch Enemy is a Swedish melodic death metal band, originally a supergroup, from Halmstad, formed in 1996. Its members were in bands such as Carcass, Armageddon, Carnage, Mercyful Fate, Spiritual Beggars, and Eucharist.

Angela and Alissa are vegans, Michael - vegetarian since the age of 14. - Metal_Treasure

5 Carcass - Bill Steer, Jeff Walker Carcass - Bill Steer, Jeff Walker Carcass are a British extreme metal band from Liverpool, who formed in 1985 and disbanded in 1995. A reformation was enacted in 2007 without one of its original members, drummer Ken Owen, due to health reasons.

Some of their songs, like Captive Bolt Gun, delve into animal rights issues. - Metal_Treasure

There's also a 3rd member - Michael Amott (I forgot to add him): he's a former member, who later founded Arch Enemy. - Metal_Treasure

6 The Dillinger Escape Plan - Ben Weinman, Liam Wilson The Dillinger Escape Plan - Ben Weinman, Liam Wilson The Dillinger Escape Plan is an American mathcore band from Morris Plains, New Jersey. The group originated in 1997 after the disbanding of Arcane, a hardcore punk trio consisting of Ben Weinman, Dimitri Minakakis, and Chris Pennie.

When Ben Weinman became vegetarian, even his dogs adopted a vegetarian diet along the way. - Metal_Treasure

7 Lamb of God - Chris Adler, John Campbell Lamb of God - Chris Adler, John Campbell Lamb of God is an American heavy metal band from Richmond, Virginia. Formed in 1994, the group consists of vocalist Randy Blythe, guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler, bassist John Campbell, and drummer Chris Adler.
8 Gojira - Joe Duplantier, Mario Duplantier Gojira - Joe Duplantier, Mario Duplantier Gojira is a progressive metal band from Bayonne, France. The band was known as Godzilla until 2001. Gojira is composed of Joe Duplantier on vocals and rhythm guitar, his brother Mario Duplantier on drums, Christian Andreu on lead guitar, and Jean-Michel Labadie on bass.

TheStargazer, thanks for adding Gojira - I knew about Joe but didn't know about Mario. - Metal_Treasure

9 Arsames - Ali Madarshahi, Soroush Kheradmand, Saeed Mokari V 1 Comment
10 Bolt Thrower - Barry 'Baz' Thomson, Jo-Anne 'Jo' Bench Bolt Thrower - Barry 'Baz' Thomson, Jo-Anne 'Jo' Bench Bolt Thrower are a British death metal band from Coventry, England. They formed in 1986 and released their first album with Vinyl Solution in 1988. The band then shifted to a new record label, Earache Records, soon becoming one of the best selling bands on that label.

The Contenders

11 Deadlock - Sebastian Reichl, Sabine Weniger Deadlock - Sebastian Reichl, Sabine Weniger Deadlock is a German melodic death metal band from Schwarzenfeld, Bavaria, Germany. In 2010 they supported Lacuna Coil on tour.

A German band that play Melodic Death/Alternative/Groove Metal.
One of their main lyrical themes is Veganism (the others are: Relationships, Social Issues, Liberation). - Metal_Treasure

12 Fall of Serenity - John Gahlert, Ferdinand Rewicki

Melodic Death Metal from Germany. - Metal_Treasure

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1. Black Sabbath - Geezer Butler, Bill Ward
2. Heaven Shall Burn - Marcus Bischoff, Alexander Dietz, Maik Weicher, Eric Bischoff, Christian Bass, Patrick Schleitzer, Matthias Voigt
3. Cattle Decapitation - Travis Ryan, Josh Elmore, Scott Miller
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