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! Should be at least in the top 3!

He may be creepy, but I've seen a lot worse.

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 corpse and used one of them as the front cover for one of their live albums) and the 1993 murder of Euronymous by former member Varg Vikernes, of Burzum.

Why they're scary? For starters their lead singer tries so hard to be a corpse that he buries his clothes until the day of the show and wears black and white makeup to look like a corpse. Then, at the concerts, he would throw real pig heads at the crowd to weed out the posers. One day, he committed suicide and his guitarist, Euronymous, took a picture of him for a later album and ate parts of his brain and made necklaces out of his skull. He was then murdered by former bassist Varg Vikernes. The band also did church burnings too

How is justin bieber scarier than the vocalist shooting himself in the face, cutting his arms, the guitarist gettings stabbed to death by the bassist, the bassist burning churches, the drummer stabbing a gay man to death (lol) and the lyrics being about dead corpses and sacrilege? tell me justin bieber is scary fun fact, they even used the picture of the vocalists corpse to make album art and ate his brains making a necklace with skull fragments. and also nicki minaj's butt is fake

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 being a theistic satanist, even going as far as to repeatedly branding an inverted cross into his forehead on at least 12 different occasions.

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 with members of his audience, and even eating his own feces. He was also known for his vulgar... read more

Anybody who thinks Marilyn Manson is a bad influence on society, you have not heard of this guy before. This is literally a guy who spends most of his time getting drunk, getting nude on stage, fighting with other people, urinating on his audience, and eating his own feces. Oh my god. Even Marilyn Manson isn't this screwed up. He really isn't. He's actually a nice guy in real life whose songs actually do have positive messages disguised as bad ones. While this guy spends most of his life drinking and sleeping with teenagers.

Hated in the Nation is a horror-movie/punk documentry.. there are scenes where he fights members of his audience turning entire sets into violent, drug/liquor-fuelled bloodbaths.. plus he had always promised to commit suicide on stage (and to take some other peeps out with him) making GG in my humble opinion the scariest entertainer in modern music history.

5 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 Lord of the Rings), which is considered one of the most influential bands in black metal history. He's also known for murdering Mayhem guitarist Euronymous and was sentenced to 21 years in prison in 1994.

He killed Euronymous with 23 stabs. He burned churches.

Should be in first

6 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.
7 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 mofo named Infernis.. from wiki "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 litres 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 that they were breaking the law.. I mean they were just dead sheep, but for somebody to purposefully perform on a stage covered in real blood and severed animal heads makes him scarier than Ozzy or Marilyn.. although Rev. Manson used to put on an amazing show back when he wasn't in his 40s, Manson still isn't as scary as Gorgoroth - nor does he try to be.

Infernus is the absolute true lord of darkness! He really is!

An actual satanic band.

8 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.
9 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. Euronymous was a controversial figure in black metal. He claimed to be a theistic satanist and was against individualism, compassion, peace, happiness and fun. He also claimed that he wanted to spread sorrow, hatred and evil. Another controversial thing he did was that he took pictures of Dead's corpse and used one of them for the front cover of Mayhem's live album Dawm of the Black Hearts. He stated that Dead's suicide was used to foster Mayhem's evil image.

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

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

10 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, more.
The Contenders
11 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. In 1971, Manson was convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder for the deaths... read more

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

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

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

12 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 Silveria in 2007. Korn was originally formed by three of the members of the band L.A.P.D... read more

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

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: Pet Detective. In 1995, vocalist Chris Barnes left the band to focus on his new death metal project Six Feet Under. He was replaced by George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher of the band Monstrosity, who has remained as the frontman since. The band is also known for being banned in Germany, Australia, Russia, etc. The group discontinued the graphic album covers in 2006 and continue to perform and release new material. One of the earliest death metal bands, Cannibal Corpse is often cited as a major influence for the subgenre and is the world's best selling death metal band, with about two million copies sold worldwide as of 2015.
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 2000s. His most famous movies are Halloween, Halloween II, and House of 1000 Corpses. Rob Zombie has released 6 solo albums, 4 albums with White Zombie, and has directed 9 films and 2 television episodes. He is also the older brother of Powerman 5000 frontman Spider One.
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, 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 2009. He is also known for many hit singles, such as "Kiss Kiss", "Run It!", "Forever", "Deuces", "Look At Me Now", "Loyal", "Ayo", and "Back to Sleep".
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". Despite her controversial songs, Brent Staples from "The New York Times" claimed her to be 'the most influential female rapper of all time', presumably distinctive for her fast flow and her use of alter egos with Cockney accent. She has endorsed Adidas, MAC Cosmetics and Pepsi. Minaj has received ten Grammy-nominations throughout her career, and has won multiple awards including the Billboard's Women in Music 2011 Rising Star award.

Fun Fact: Me and my mates had an argument over which is scarier, Nicki Minaj's butt or Marilyn Manson's "Sweet Dreams" video!

The worst rapper ever!

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 masks... read more

They mah not be so scary now check out there first 2 albums and listen to their songs like Prosthetics, Tatterted and Torn, Skin Ticket, and Iowa. Iowa is the creepiest song I've ever heard!

21 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.
22 Throbbing Gristle Throbbing Gristle were an English music and visual arts group formed in 1976 in Kingston upon Hull. The band comprised Genesis P-Orridge, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson and Chris Carter.

Because this band is scarier than pop artists people like to make cheapshots at. Can we be serious?

Just listen to "Hamburger Lady" or don't. Please don't. Just don't.

23 Ozzy Osbourne John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath in 1979 and has since had a successful solo career, releasing 11 studio albums.

Set chickens on fire,pees on the alamo,used cocaine as his life force,bit off two doves head and bit off a bats head ON STAGE and yet he is lower then freaking Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus who are NOTHING compared to the original prince of darkness himself!

I'm cool with Marilyn Manson at number 1 but Ozzy NEEDS to be in the top 10 at least.

He bit a bats and two doves heads off. Do I need to say anything more?

24 Death Death was an American death metal band formed in 1983 by Chuck Schuldiner. Death is considered to be one of the most influential bands in heavy metal and a pioneering force in death metal. Its debut album, Scream Bloody Gore, has been widely regarded as the first death metal record, while the band's driving force, Chuck Schuldiner, is acknowledged as the "Godfather of Death Metal." Death released 7 studio albums, and are the band that started the Florida Death Metal scene. They were known for their death metal classics Lack of Comprehension and Crystal Mountain. Death ended in 2001 when Schuldiner died of Brain Cancer.
25 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 their unique live shows usually performed at smaller venues.
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