Top Ten Metal Musicians Who are Vegetarians or Vegans

The Top Ten Metal Musicians Who are Vegetarians or Vegans

1 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 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 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.

She's been a vegan since 1998. - Metal_Treasure

4 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.
5 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

6 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.
7 Joe Duplantier - Vegetarian Joseph "Joe" Duplantier is a French musician best known as the guitarist and vocalist of metal band Gojira.
8 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.
9 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.

Mark “Barney” Greenway has been a vegetarian since the age of 14 (now is 47). - Metal_Treasure

10 Chris Adler - Vegetarian Christopher James Adler is an American drummer, best known as a member and founder of the groove metal band Lamb of God, and Grammy Award winning member of Megadeth.

He stopped eating all red meat after learning the facts behind factory farming. Later he stopped eating meat completely because “We were on tour and saw a chicken truck go by with these chickens that were just bleeding - it was just disgusting. And that was it. I haven’t had a piece of it since.” - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 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.
12 Floor Jansen - Vegetarian Floor Jansen is a Dutch singer-songwriter and vocal coach. She is currently vocalist of Nightwish and leader of Revamp.
13 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 Bill Steer - Vegetarian Bill Steer is a British guitar player, and co-founder of the extreme metal band Carcass. He is considered a pioneer and an essential contributor to grindcore and death metal due to his involvement in Napalm Death and Carcass, two of the most important bands of those genres.

Bill also supports animal rights. - Metal_Treasure

15 Jeff Walker - Vegetarian Jeffrey Walker is a bass guitarist and vocalist from Windle, St Helens, UK. He is best known for his work with death metal band Carcass for which he is also the main lyricist.
16 Barry 'Baz' Thomson - Vegetarian
17 Paul Mazurkiewicz - Vegetarian Paul Mazurkiewicz is an American drummer best known as a member for death metal band Cannibal Corpse. Mazurkiewicz was originally the drummer for the band, Tirant Sin, alongside two other future Cannibal Corpse members Chris Barnes and Bob Rusay.

Drummer for Cannibal Corpse. Lives in a farm and is a vegetarian for a long time.

18 Steven Wilson - Vegetarian Steven John Wilson is an English musician, singer, songwriter and record producer, most closely 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

19 John Campbell - Vegetarian
20 Ben Weinman - Vegetarian
21 Serj Tankian - Vegetarian
22 Ariana Grande - Vegan

Wow Ariana Grande is a metal musician?! - Soulstealer

23 Greg Cipes - Vegan
24 Travis Barker - Vegan Travis Landon Barker is an American musician and producer, and the drummer for the American rock band Blink-182. Barker has also performed as a frequent collaborator with hip-hop artists, and with the alternative rock band +44, the rap rock group the Transplants, and the alternative rock band Box Car more.

He's a vegan as far as I know.

25 Tom G. Warrior - Thomas Gabriel Fischer 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.
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