Best Metal Singers that Have Been in More Than One Band

This is the list have the best metal singers that have been in or formed in 2 or more bands. The band had two have made at least 2 albums and performed in most of the songs on said albums (they can't just be guest spots).
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Note this list will be comprised of mainly Symphonic/power/prog metal, this is the type of metal I enjoy the most this is also a bit biased I'm looking to thetopteners to help make this list more personal and a better overall list so please add others that can fit the description above

The Top Ten

1 Ronnie James Dio Ronnie 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 more.

Never get tired of his voice. - Userguy44

Putting mainly Symphonic/power/prog metal singers in the list isn't a big problem because the best metal singers are in these subgenres anyway (+ heavy metal). - Metal_Treasure

Popular for each work with the rock band Rainbow, but on this list for his work with the Pioneer band Black Sabbath and his band Dio - germshep24

2 Michael Kiske Michael Kiske is a singer best known as the former lead vocalist for the German power metal band Helloween.

Bands he contributed to: Helloween, Avantasia (although he is technically a guest vocalist he has contributed his voice to month of the albums on multiple tracks I fill it counts), Kiske-Sommerfield, Place Vendome, and Unisonic - germshep24

3 Mikael Akerfeldt Lars 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. more.

Bands: Opeth, Katatonia, and Bloodbath

4 Bruce Dickinson Paul 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.

Bands: Iron Maiden, Solo albums, and Samson - germshep24

5 Jorn Lande Jørn Lande is a Norwegian metal and hard rock singer known for his solo career as Jorn, and providing vocals for Avantasia, Masterplan, Ark, Beyond Twilight, Millenium, Allen/Lande, Mundanus Imperium, Vagabond, The Snakes, Ayreon.

Oddly enough, I think he became most popular for his work with Avantasia. - Metal_Treasure

He was a big guest on the project along with Michael Kiske devote their voice to to so many of the tracks I'm not surprised. - germshep24

Popular for the bands: Masterplan, Jorn, Ark, and side project with another on this list-(Allen-Lande). Also Avantasia a guest spot but he has been a guest on most of the project albums on multiple somgs on each album - germshep24

6 Russell Allen Russell Allen is a singer and lyricist best known as the vocalist of American progressive metal band Symphony X.

Popular for his work in the band Symphony X and Adrenaline Mob, as well as for the super group Allen-Lande and his work with Arjen not as famous but still superb project Star One. - germshep24

7 Tobias Sammet Tobias 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.

Popular for his work on Edguy and his project Avantasia. Up this high because of the talent he has been able to get into his Projects which is pretty much a who's who of metal singers in Symphonic and power metal - germshep24

8 Hansi Kürsch Hansi Kürsch, born Hans Jürgen Kürsch, is the lead singer, lyricist, co-composer and bassist for German power metal band Blind Guardian . Heavily influenced by Freddie Mercury, he creates a huge choir effect by overdubbing his own voice multiple times in complex, overlapping vocal harmonies. He records more.

I expected Hansi to sing for Avantasia one day. It was a matter of time - Hansi busy schedules and increasing complexity of Blind Guardian albums probably prevented him from taking part in Avantasia albums. But Hansi provided guest vocals for Edguy albums long ago, in the 90s (Edguy songs of 1998: Out Of Control, Vain Glory Opera) - Metal_Treasure

Popular for the band Blind Guardian and his side project with guitarist Jon Schaffer (Demons and Wizards) and his work with Ayreon albums: 0101101 and the Source - germshep24

Ayreon works, I thought he was just apart of the Source, He is also going to be apart of the new Avantasia album which is pretty exciting - germshep24

9 Floor Jansen Floor Jansen is a Dutch singer-songwriter and vocal coach. She is currently vocalist of Nightwish and leader of Revamp.

Bands: After Forever, Star One, Nightwish (though she has only contributed to one album she will probably do another album with them in the future and has contribute to many of their live performances), and Revamped - germshep24

10 Stu Block Stuart "Stu" Block is a Canadian singer-songwriter, who was the frontman for Canadian progressive death metal band Into Eternity, and is now the lead vocalist for American heavy metal band Iced Earth.

As of 2018:
Iced Earth - 3 albums (heavy metal)
Into Eternity - 2 albums (death metal) - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Matt Barlow Matthew 'Matt' Barlow is an American heavy metal singer and police officer. He was the lead singer for Iced Earth in the 1990s and 2000s. He is currently the lead singer for Ashes of Ares. After the September 11 terrorist attacks Matt Barlow decided to become a police officer and contribute to the "real more.

@germshep24 - he does fit the criteria because Ashes of Ares released 2 albums as of 2018. And Ashes of Ares isn't a project, it's the band he formed after he left Iced Earth. - Metal_Treasure

12 Devin Townsend 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.

Strapping Young Lad and all his solo bands - cjWriter1997

13 Tim Owens Timothy S. "Ripper" Owens is an American heavy metal singer who currently performs with Beyond Fear, Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force and Charred Walls of the Damned.

Bands: Iced Earth:The Glorious Burden and Framing Armagadden
Judas Priest: Jugulator and Demolition
Rising Force: Perpetual Flame and Relentless - germshep24

14 Ralf Scheepers Ralf Scheepers is the vocalist for German heavy metal band Primal Fear. He has a relatively high-pitched tenor-esque singing voice and sometimes uses a shriek reminiscent of Judas Priest's Rob Halford, although it is his baritone lows which give him a near four-octave range in the modal register.

Bands: Primal Fear, Gamma Ray, and Tyran' Pace - germshep24

15 Rob Halford Robert John Arthur "Rob" Halford is an English singer and songwriter, who is best known as the lead vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest and famed for his powerful wide ranging operatic voice.

Bands: Judas Priest and Fight, plus his solo projects.

Guys please, if your going to add a new singers at least name the bands they were apart of - germshep24

16 Roy Khan Roy Sætre Khantatat, is a Norwegian singer-songwriter. Commonly known as Roy Khan or simply Khan, he was the lead vocalist for the symphonic power metal band Kamelot from 1997 to his departure in 2011. He co-wrote most of Kamelot's songs with the band's guitarist and founder Thomas Youngblood during more.

Bands: Kamelot and Conception - germshep24

17 Heidi Parviainen Heidi Parviainen is a Finnish lyric soprano, and best known as the former lead singer of Finnish metal band Amberian Dawn.

"I am a fan of Amberian Dawn. I am also a known fan of Xandria and Nightwish. However, I recently discovered Dark Sarah...AND HAVE BECOME A FAN OVERNIGHT! The song and video Hunting the Dreamer is one of the most awesome things I have ever experienced in my entire life ever, when it comes to music! As someone currently working on starting my own band I look up to you and do now more than ever consider you a role model! ROCK ON! I love you Heidi Parviainen! "

Metal version of Amy Lee? At least she looks like her. - Userguy44

Band: Amberian Dawn and her project Dark Sarah - germshep24

18 Tommy Karevik Tommy Karevik is a Swedish metal vocalist, best known as the singer for metal bands Seventh Wonder and Kamelot.

Bands: Seventh Wonder and Kamelot - germshep24

19 Tarja Turunen Tarja 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. more.

Band: Nightwish and Tarja - germshep24

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