Top 10 Scariest Music Artists

Since it's the month of Halloween, I've decided to make my own list of the scariest musicians that ever lived.
The Top Ten
1 Marilyn Manson Brian Hugh Warner, better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, songwriter, actor, painter, multimedia artist, author, and former music journalist.

He looks like a monster, but he's awesome, and he's my monster.

Love the dude! He should be at least in the top 3!

2 Mayhem Mayhem is a Norwegian black metal band formed in 1984 in Oslo, regarded as one of the pioneers of the Norwegian black metal scene. The band is also known for the infamous events surrounding them including the 1991 suicide of vocalist Dead (in which former guitarist Euronymous took pictures of Dead's... read more

Why are they scary? For starters, their lead singer tried so hard to be a corpse that he buried his clothes until the day of the show and wore black and white makeup to look like one.

At concerts, he would throw real pig heads at the crowd to weed out posers. One day, he committed suicide, and their guitarist, Euronymous, took a picture of him for a later album, ate parts of his brain, and made necklaces from his skull. He was later murdered by former bassist Varg Vikernes. The band also burned churches.

3 Deicide Deicide is an American death metal band formed in 1987 by bassist and vocalist Glen Benton and drummer Steve Asheim. They are known for their blasphemous and satanic lyrics which have resulted in bans, lawsuits and criticisms from religious groups and the public. Frontman Glen Benton is also known for... read more

I don't think I've heard one song from them that doesn't bash Christianity. Also, I've heard the lead singer is an actual Satanist.

4 GG Allin Kevin Michael "GG" Allin (born Jesus Christ Allin; 1956-1993) was an American singer, songwriter and record producer, who performed and recorded with many groups during his career. He was best known for his graphic live performances which included self-mutilation, parading around the stage naked, fighting... read more

Anyone who thinks Marilyn Manson is a bad influence on society has not heard of this guy.

GG Allin spent most of his time getting drunk, performing nude on stage, fighting with people, urinating on the audience, and eating his own feces. Even Marilyn Manson isn't this messed up. He's actually a nice guy whose songs have positive messages disguised as bad ones. GG Allin spent most of his life drinking and sleeping with teenagers.

5 Behemoth Behemoth is a Polish blackened death metal band from Gdańsk, formed in 1991. They are considered to have played an important role in establishing the Polish extreme metal underground.
6 Stalaggh Stalaggh comes from the German word "Stalag" which was a concentration camp in Germany in World War II; the g and the h following after Stalag mean "global holocaust." The band consists of many top musicians from the Dutch and Belgian Black Metal/Industrial scene.
7 Euronymous Øystein Aarseth (1968-1993), who went by the pseudonym Euronymous, was a Norwegian guitarist and co-founder of the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem. Euronymous was stabbed to death by band member Varg Vikernes in August 1993... read more

How could you people forget about this CREATURE?! He was a theistic Satanist! He wanted to spread hatred, sorrow, and pain.

Yes, he caused his best friend to kill himself and took pictures of the corpse for album art.

8 Varg Vikernes Louis Cachet, (born Kristian Vikernes) more popularly known as Varg Vikernes, is a Norwegian musician, writer, and a convicted murderer and arsonist. He is known as the frontman of the one-man band Burzum (named after a word in the Black Speech, which is a fictional language in J.R.R. Tolkien's The... read more

He killed Euronymous with 23 stabs. He also burned churches.

9 Meshuggah Meshuggah is a Swedish progressive metal band from Umeå, formed in 1987. They are often considered the fathers or founders of the djent metal sub genre due to their use of downtuned guitars. They are also known for their song “Bleed”, which is known for its extremely complicated instrumentation,... read more
10 Gorgoroth Gorgoroth is a Norwegian black metal band based in Bergen. Formed in 1992 by Infernus, the band is named after the dead plateau of evil and darkness in the land of Mordor (a fictional location in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings).

Gorgoroth is led by a scary guy named Infernus. According to Wikipedia: "On February 1, 2004, during a concert being recorded for a DVD in Kraków, Poland, the band displayed sheep heads on stakes, a bloodbath of 80 liters of sheep's blood, Satanic symbols, and four naked crucified models on stage. A police investigation took place. Charges were later dropped because the band did not know they were breaking the law."

They were just dead sheep, but for someone to purposefully perform on a stage covered in real blood and severed animal heads makes Infernus scarier than Ozzy or Marilyn.

While Reverend Manson used to put on an amazing show before he was in his 40s, Manson still isn't as scary as Gorgoroth, nor does he try to be.

The Contenders
11 Korn Korn is an American nu-metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David... read more

Just listen to tracks like "Daddy" on their debut album, or anything off Life Is Peachy and Issues, and you'll see why they deserve to be higher.

12 Charles Manson Charles Milles Manson (né Maddox; November 12, 1934 – November 19, 2017) was an American criminal, cult leader, and musician who led the Manson Family, a cult based in California, in the late 1960s. Some of the members committed a series of nine murders at four locations in July and August 1969... read more

Principally because he had Dennis Wilson under his thumb. The song was called "Cease to Resist" after Dennis retitled it. Manson's original was "Cease to Exist." That shows his true colors, now, doesn't it?

So I think you mean MARILYN Manson. Charles Manson was a serial killer, not a musical artist. Marilyn Manson actually took his last name for the band.

He counts because he wrote a song and once worked for The Beach Boys.

13 Cannibal Corpse Cannibal Corpse is a American death metal band from Buffalo, New York, formed in 1988. The band is known for their graphic album covers, explicitly violent lyrics and song titles like "I C** Blood" The group got into mainstream after performing the song "Hammer Smashed Face" in the 1994 film Ace Ventura:... read more
14 Rob Zombie Rob Zombie (born Robert Bartleh Cummings) is an American heavy metal musician, film director, screenwriter and film producer. His career launched in 1985 when he formed the heavy metal band White Zombie. Following their breakup, he began a successful solo career. Zombie began directing in the early... read more
15 Björk Björk Guðmundsdóttir, (born 21 November 1965) is an Icelandic singer, songwriter, composer, record producer and actress. Over her four-decade career, she has developed an eclectic musical style that draws on influences and genres including electronic, pop, jazz, experimental, trip hop, alternative,... read more
16 FKA Twigs
17 Chris Brown Christopher Maurice "Chris" Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age. He is most well known for his physical assault towards the singer Rihanna in... read more
18 Matt Heafy Matthew "Matt" Kiichi Heafy is a Japanese-American musician, best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the Orlando based Heavy Metal/Metalcore band Trivium.

Don't even get me started on how BRUTAL his voice is. Once he starts screaming, it is so powerful that everything around him is pulverized. He can reach some low death metal growls, and some of his lyrics make the growls even scarier!

19 Nicki Minaj Onika Tanya Maraj, known professionally as Nicki Minaj (born December 8, 1982) is a Trinidadian/American rapper / pop music artist. Minaj is most known for her songs such as "Anaconda", "Super Bass", "Starships" and her feature on "Bang Bang"... read more

Fun fact: My friends and I had an argument over which is scarier, Nicki Minaj's butt or Marilyn Manson's "Sweet Dreams" video!

20 Slipknot Slipknot is an American metal band formed in Des Moines, Iowa in 1996. The band is best known as one of the pioneers of the New Wave of American Alternative Metal during the late 1990s - 2000s and are distinguishable by the band's clothing choices, consisting of black/red jumpsuits and horror inspired... read more

They may not be so scary now, but check out their first two albums and listen to their songs like Prosthetics, Tattered and Torn, Skin Ticket, and Iowa. Iowa is the creepiest song I've ever heard!

21 Lady Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.

On the start of her career, she performed at an event called the Lollapalooza Festival during 2007 whereby a record label company Interscope found her due to her performance... read more
22 Sid Vicious John Beverly, born John Simon Ritchie, later named Sid Vicious, was an English musician, most famous as the bass guitarist of the influential punk rock band the Sex Pistols, and notorious for his arrest for the alleged murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen.
23 Mushroomhead Mushroomhead is an American nu metal band from Cleveland, Ohio. Formed in 1993 in the Cleveland Warehouse District, the band is known for their avant-garde sound which includes influence from heavy metal, art rock and electro-industrial and their imagery which features masks and costumes as well as... read more
24 Anton LaVey Anton Szandor LaVey was an American author, musician and occultist, best known for forming the Church of Satan as well as the philosophy LaVeyan Satanism, a philosophy centered around individuality and "being your own god".
25 Nurse with Wound
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