Top 10 Metal Musicians on TheTopTens with the Best Images
This list was inspired by htoutlaws2012' list "Top 10 Celebrities on TheTopTens with the Best Images".
The Top Ten
1Ronnie James DioRonnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture ...read more.
2Ozzy OsbourneJohn Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath ...read more.
Is that a mouse on his shoulder? And if so, why is Ozzy carrying it on his shoulder? - Gg2000
3Randy BlackRandy Black is a Canadian-born metal drummer and recording artist best known for his stints as the drummer for Annihilator, Primal Fear, Duskmachine, and Bif Naked. He is an ambidextrous drummer.
4Alissa White-GluzAlissa White-Gluz is a Canadian vocalist, best known as the former lead vocalist and one of the founding members of the Canadian metal band, The Agonist, and current lead vocalist for the Swedish melodic death metal group, Arch Enemy.
It was added for another photo though... the image was changed - Metal_Treasure
5Joakim BrodenJoakim "Jocke" Brodén is a Swedish-Czech singer and songwriter who is the lead vocalist, keyboardist, and occasional guitarist of heavy metal band Sabaton. He and bassist Pär Sundström formed the band in 1999.
If you are familiar with Sabaton lyrics, you'd get this. - Metal_Treasure
6Mike PortnoyMichael Portnoy is an American drummer primarily known as the former drummer, backing vocalist, and a co-founder of the progressive metal/rock band Dream Theater. Known for his technical skill as a drummer, Portnoy has won 30 awards from the Modern Drummer magazine.
7Lars UlrichLars Ulrich is a Danish drummer and one of the founding members of the American thrash metal band Metallica.
Not this image... there was another one. Update: the old one is back - Metal_Treasure
8Mat SinnerMat Sinner is a bassist, vocalist, songwriter and record producer from Stuttgart, Germany. He is best known as the bassist and primary songwriter for the metal band Primal Fear.
9King DiamondKim Bendix Petersen, better known by his stage name King Diamond, is a Danish heavy metal musician. He is known for his extensive vocal range, usually sung in falsetto. King Diamond was originally known as the vocalist for Mercyful Fate, but has become notorious for his horror themed Concept albums ...read more.
11Alex BeyrodtAlexander "Alex" Beyrodt, born 1964, is a German guitarist who has worked for several German metal and rock bands (Primal Fear, Sinner, Silent Force, Voodoo Circle).
13Tobias SammetTobias Sammet is a German metal musician, best known as the vocalist and primary songwriter of the power metal band Edguy, as well as the founder, main singer and bassist of the metal opera Avantasia.
I like his T-shirt that shows his sense of humor ("wankers", haha). Update: the image was changed, unfortunately. So not this image, there was another one that was also the best. - Metal_Treasure
14Nicko McBrainMichael Henry "Nicko" McBrain is an English musician, best known as the drummer of the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, which he joined in 1982.
15Terry Butler (Death, Obituary, Six Feet Under, Massacre)
16IhsahnIhsahn is a Norwegian composer, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist. He is best known for his work with Norwegian black metal band Emperor.
17Joey DeMaioJoey 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.
18Maynard James KeenanMaynard James Keenan, often referred to by his initials MJK, is an American musician, record producer, winemaker, and actor, best known as the vocalist for Grammy Award-winning progressive metal band Tool.
19Michael KiskeMichael Kiske is a singer best known as the former lead vocalist for the German power metal band Helloween.
20Alexi LaihoAlexi "Wildchild" Laiho is a Finnish guitarist, composer, and vocalist. He is best known as the lead guitarist, lead vocalist and founding member of the melodic death metal band Children of Bodom, and is also the guitarist for Sinergy, The Local Band and Kylähullut.
21Timo TolkkiTimo Tapio Tolkki is a Finnish musician best known as the former guitarist, songwriter and producer of the power metal band Stratovarius.
22Danny CareyDaniel Edwin "Danny" Carey, born May 10, 1961 in Lawrence, Kansas, is an American drummer and instrumentalist best known for his work in American Grammy Award-winning progressive rock band Tool. He has also contributed to albums by and played with such artists as Zaum, Green Jellÿ, Pigface, Skinny ...read more.
23Mikael ÅkerfeldtLars Mikael Åkerfeldt is a Swedish musician, prominently known as the lead vocalist, guitarist, and primary songwriter of progressive death metal band Opeth, as well as being the former vocalist of death metal supergroup Bloodbath for three albums up until 2012. ...read more.
24Chris BarnesChris Barnes is an American musician mainly noted for his deep-throat vocals, explicitly violent lyrics. Barnes was a founding member of Cannibal Corpse before his dismissal and would later form Six Feet Under, which he fronts to this day.
25Francesco PaoliFrancesco Paoli is the drummer for the Italian technical death metal band Fleshgod Apocalypse, formed in 2007.
26Jordan RudessJordan Rudess is an American keyboardist and composer best known as a member of the progressive metal/rock band Dream Theater and the progressive rock supergroup Liquid Tension Experiment.
27Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved)Ivar Bjørnson is a Norwegian composer/guitarist for the progressive black/viking metal band Enslaved.
28Tom Araya (Slayer)Tomás Enrique "Tom" Araya Díaz is a Chilean American musician, best known as the bassist and vocalist of the American thrash metal band Slayer.
Added this for one of his other photos. - ryanrimmel
29Thomas Gabriel Fischer (Celtic Frost, Hellhammer, Triptykon)Thomas Gabriel Fischer, earlier known by his stage name of Tom G. Warrior, is a Swiss metal musician. He best known as the frontman for extreme metal bands Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, and Triptykon.
30Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse)Alex Webster is an American bass player, who is best known as a member of the death metal band Cannibal Corpse.
31Brann Dailor (Mastodon)Brann Timothy Dailor is an American drummer/singer best known as a member of the Atlanta, Georgia metal band Mastodon, in which he is the drummer, backing vocalist, lead vocalist and primary lyricist.
32Steve HarrisStephen Percy "Steve" Harris is an English musician and songwriter, known as the bassist, occasional keyboardist, backing vocalist, primary songwriter and founder of the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden.
33Kirk HammettKirk Lee Hammett is the lead guitarist and songwriter for the heavy metal band Metallica and has been a member of the band since 1983. Before joining Metallica he formed and named the band Exodus.
34Dimebag DarrellDarrell Lance Abbott, also known as Diamond Darrell and Dimebag Darrell, was an American guitarist and songwriter best known as a founding member of two bands, Pantera and Damageplan, alongside his brother, Vinnie Paul. Abbott died in 2004 after he was shot by a mentally unstable fan.
35Clémentine DelauneyClémentine Delauney is a French symphonic metal singer. She is a classically trained soprano, known as the singer for Austrian symphonic metal band Serenity, currently Visions of Atlantis, and French metal opera band Melted Space.
36Abbath Doom Occulta (Immortal)Olve Eikemo, better known by his stage name Abbath Doom Occulta, is a Norwegian musician who best known as the former frontman of black metal band Immortal and the current frontman of the band Abbath.
37Quorthon (Bathory)Tomas Börje Forsberg, known by the stage name Quorthon (1966-2004), was a Swedish musician. He was the founder, songwriter, vocalist and guitarist of the band Bathory, which pioneered the black metal genre and is credited with creating the Viking metal style. A multi-instrumentalist, Quorthon wrote ...read more.
38Gaahl (Gorgoroth, God Seed)Kristian Eivind Espedal, better known by his stage name Gaahl, is a Norwegian vocalist and artist. He is best known as the former frontman of Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth. He is also the founder and frontman of Trelldom and Gaahlskagg.
39Tarja TurunenTarja 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. ...read more.
40Barney GreenwayMark "Barney" Greenway is an English extreme metal vocalist, who has been a member of Napalm Death, Extreme Noise Terror, and Benediction.
41Uli Jon RothUli Jon Roth is a German guitarist, who became famous as the Scorpions lead guitarist, and is one of the earliest contributors to the neoclassical metal genre.
42Devin TownsendDevin Garret Townsend is a Canadian musician, songwriter and record producer. He was the founder, songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist in extreme metal band Strapping Young Lad from 1994 to 2007 and has an extensive career as a solo artist.
43Bobby EllsworthRobert Ellsworth, mainly known as Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth, is the lead vocalist of New Jersey thrash metal band Overkill.
44Igor CavaleraIgor Graziano Cavalera is a Brazilian musician. He is best known as the former drummer for Brazilian heavy metal band Sepultura, which he co-founded with his brother Max in 1984. Max left the band in 1996, and Cavalera himself would depart ten years later, making him the last original member of Sepultura ...read more.
45Bruce DickinsonPaul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is most well known for being the lead singer in heavy metal band Iron Maiden and his solo career.
46Chuck SchuldinerCharles Michael "Chuck" Schuldiner (1967-2001) 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 ...read more.