Top Ten Metal Musicians Who are Vegetarians or Vegans


The Top Ten

1 Geezer Butler - Vegan Geezer Butler - Vegan Terence Michael Joseph "Geezer" Butler is an English musician and songwriter. Butler is best known as the bassist and primary lyricist of heavy metal band Black Sabbath.

Geezer Butler was raised on a vegetarian diet, going vegan later in life. - Metal_Treasure

2 Bill Ward - Vegan Bill Ward - Vegan William Thomas "Bill" Ward is an English musician and visual artist, best known as the original drummer for the British heavy metal band Black Sabbath.

He said “It’s just a healthier way of living that was inspired by my wife several years ago. She had adopted the vegan lifestyle. It was not political. It was not about saving the animals or anything. It has become that, of course, but originally the reasons were purely selfish, just a healthier lifestyle.” - Metal_Treasure

3 Kirk Hammett - Vegetarian Kirk Hammett - Vegetarian Kirk 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.

He claims his vegetarianism is strictly for health. "I am one because I think eating animals is not good for your health." - Metal_Treasure

4 Alissa White-Gluz - Vegan Alissa White-Gluz - Vegan Alissa 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. V 1 Comment
5 Angela Gossow - Vegan Angela Gossow - Vegan Angela Nathalie Gossow is a German vocalist, best known as the former lead vocalist for the Swedish melodic death metal band Arch Enemy.
6 Chris Adler - Vegetarian Chris Adler - Vegetarian Christopher James Adler is an American drummer, best known as a member of the groove metal band Lamb of God. V 1 Comment
7 Mille Petrozza - vegan Mille Petrozza - vegan Miland "Mille" Petrozza is a German metal guitarist and singer of Italian descent, who has been the lead vocalist and guitarist for the German thrash metal band Kreator since 1984.
8 Barney Greenway - Vegetarian Barney Greenway - Vegetarian Mark "Barney" Greenway is an English extreme metal vocalist, who has been a member of Napalm Death, Extreme Noise Terror, and Benediction. V 1 Comment
9 Travis Ryan - Vegetarian Travis Ryan - Vegetarian Travis Ryan Collins, who goes by the stage name Travis Ryan, is an American musician known for being the vocalist of the Deathgrind band Cattle Decapitation.
10 Serj Tankian - Vegetarian

The Contenders

11 Joe Duplantier - Vegetarian Joe Duplantier - Vegetarian Joseph "Joe" Duplantier is a French musician best known as the guitarist and vocalist of metal band Gojira.
12 Devin Townsend - Vegetarian Devin Townsend - Vegetarian Devin 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.
13 Michael Amott - Vegetarian Michael Amott - Vegetarian Michael Amott is a British-born Swedish guitarist, songwriter, founding member of the bands Arch Enemy, Spiritual Beggars, and Carnage, as well as a former member of the grindcore band Carcass.

He's been a vegetarian since the age of 14 (now is 46). - Metal_Treasure

14 Jeff Walker - Vegetarian Jeff Walker - Vegetarian
15 Barry 'Baz' Thomson - Vegetarian
16 Bill Steer - Vegetarian Bill Steer - Vegetarian

Bill also supports animal rights. - Metal_Treasure

17 Steven Wilson - Vegetarian Steven Wilson - Vegetarian Steven John Wilson is an English musician and record producer, most associated with the progressive rock genre. He is best known for his band Porcupine Tree.

Not really a metal musician though.

Yes, I agree he isn't exactly metal. - Metal_Treasure

18 John Campbell - Vegetarian
19 Ben Weinman - Vegetarian
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