Top Ten Best Metal Reunions


The Top Ten

1 Iron Maiden Reunion of 1999

In 1999, legendary Iron Maiden members Bruce Dickinson and Adrian Smith returned to the band permanently. Bruce left Maiden in 1990 and Smith in 1993, and to this day they are still producing new music with this legendary Heavy Metal band. - ryanrimmel

If it weren't for this, metal would have never made a comeback.

2 Black Sabbath Reunites in 1997

Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, and Bill Ward rejoined Black Sabbath for a reunion tour in 1997 with Pantera as the opening act. This reunion resulted in a DVD, Live Album, new Sabbath tracks, Grammy awards, and one legendary reunion! - ryanrimmel

3 Dave Mustaine Reunites With Metallica Dave Mustaine Reunites With Metallica

A show in Bulgaria in 2010 turned out to be one of the most legendary shows we've seen The Big Four Live. Anthrax, Slayer, Megadeth, and Metallica came together for one big show. Towards the end of Metallica's set, members of all big 4 bands, including Dave Mustaine, joined the stage to cover Diamond Head's Am I Evil? All the members of Megadeth and Anthrax joined the stage, and as for slayer, Dave Lombardo was the only member to join. Araya, King, and Hanneman simply weren't interested. - ryanrimmel

4 Rob Halford Returns to Judas Priest

Rob Halford left legendary NWOBHM band Judas Priest in 1992 and was replaced by Tim Owens. In 2003, Rob Halford officially joined Judas Priest again and is still rocking today! - ryanrimmel

5 Mercyful Fate's 1992 Reunion

After Mercyful Fate was defunct for 7 years, King Diamond and the band reunited from 1992-1999. In that time, they released 4 studio albums before going on hiatus in 1997. They have made several other reunions in recent years. - ryanrimmel

6 Candlemass' 2005 Reunion

In 2005, legendary Doom Metal band Candlemass got together again, with the original vocalist, Messiah Marcolin. It was the first album to feature Messiah since 1989! - ryanrimmel

7 At The Gates' 2010 Reunion At The Gates' 2010 Reunion At the Gates is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Gothenburg, and a major progenitor of the Gothenburg sound

At The Gates was a pioneering Melodic Death Metal band from Sweden. They split in 1996, while having a few reunions in the 2000s, they officially reunited in 2010, and released an album in 2014, making it the first album in 19 years! - ryanrimmel

8 Head Rejoins Korn

Brian "Head" Welch was the original Korn guitarist, but he left in 2005. In 2012, he joined Korn onstage to perform 'Blind'. In 2013, Head officially rejoined Korn. - ryanrimmel

9 Faith No More's 2009 Reunion
10 Rage Against The Machine's 2007 Reunion

Influential Rap Metal/Nu Metal band Rage Against The Machine split in 2000. But in 2007, Rage finally reunited until 2011. - ryanrimmel

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Top Remixes

1. Iron Maiden Reunion of 1999
2. Rob Halford Returns to Judas Priest
3. At The Gates' 2010 Reunion
1. Dave Mustaine Reunites With Metallica
2. Iron Maiden Reunion of 1999
3. Head Rejoins Korn
1. Black Sabbath Reunites in 1997
2. Dave Mustaine Reunites With Metallica
3. Iron Maiden Reunion of 1999


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