Top 10 Metal Songs About Historical Figures

Songs about kings, writers, philosophers, composers, scientists, and so on.

The Top Ten

Alexander the Great - Iron Maiden Alexander the Great - Iron Maiden Cover Art
Black Prophecies - Dark Angel Black Prophecies - Dark Angel Cover Art

It's about Nostradamus and his prophecies. One of the best underground thrash songs. - Metal_Treasure

Nostradamus - Judas Priest Nostradamus - Judas Priest Cover Art

The entire Nostradamus album (2008) can be on this list - a double concept album with 23 songs about Nostradamus. This was the band's first concept album with Rob Halford. - Metal_Treasure

Age of False Innocence - Blind Guardian

A very beautiful song about Galileo Galilei. - Metal_Treasure

Mr. Crowley - Ozzy Osbourne Mr. Crowley - Ozzy Osbourne Cover Art
Sacrifice Unto Sebek - Nile Sacrifice Unto Sebek - Nile Cover Art
Banish from Sanctuary - Blind Guardian

It's about the life of John the Baptist. - Metal_Treasure

Countess Bathory - Venom Countess Bathory - Venom Cover Art
The Rise of Hannibal - Ex Deo The Rise of Hannibal - Ex Deo Cover Art
A Past and Future Secret - Blind Guardian A Past and Future Secret - Blind Guardian Cover Art

A very sad ballad about King Arthur and his death. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

Ghost Division - Sabaton Ghost Division - Sabaton Cover Art

It's about Erwin Rommel and the 7th Panzer Division. - Metal_Treasure

I, Caligvla - Ex Deo I, Caligvla - Ex Deo Cover Art
Tutankhamen - Nightwish Tutankhamen - Nightwish Cover Art
Im-Ho-Tep (Pharaoh's Curse) - Iced Earth
Romulus - Ex Deo Romulus - Ex Deo Cover Art
Carolus Rex - Sabaton Carolus Rex - Sabaton Cover Art

It's about Charles XII of Sweden - about the crowning and his policies. - Metal_Treasure

Nero - Vanilla Ninja Nero - Vanilla Ninja Cover Art
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