Top Ten Rock/Metal Bands not from the United States or the UK

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The Top Ten

1 Rush (Canada) Rush (Canada) Rush is a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their current members Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). ...read more.

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2 Scorpions (Germany) Scorpions (Germany) Scorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker. Since the band's inception, its musical style has ranged from hard rock to heavy metal.

German hard rock /heavy metal band - somekindofaguy

3 Blind Guardian (Germany) Blind Guardian (Germany) Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large ...read more.
4 AC/DC (Australia) AC/DC (Australia) AC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014. They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1980, after which they hired Brian Johnson to ...read more.
5 Santana (Mexico) Santana (Mexico) Santana is an American Latin rock band formed in San Francisco, California in 1967 by Mexican-American guitarist Carlos Santana. V 1 Comment
6 Annihilator (Canada) Annihilator (Canada) Annihilator is a Canadian thrash metal band founded in 1984 by vocalist, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, engineer, producer, mixer and mastering engineer Jeff Waters and former vocalist John Bates.
7 Thin Lizzy (Ireland) Thin Lizzy (Ireland) Thin Lizzy are an Irish rock band formed in Dublin in 1969. Their leader Phil Lynott was composer or co-composer of almost all of the band's songs, and the first black Irishman to achieve commercial success in the field of rock music. Thin Lizzy's most successful songs, "Whiskey in the Jar", "Jailbreak" ...read more.

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8 Opeth (Sweden) Opeth (Sweden) Opeth is a Swedish progressive death metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1990. Though the group has been through several personnel changes, singer, guitarist, and songwriter Mikael Åkerfeldt has remained Opeth's only founding member and primary driving force throughout the years. Along with Edge of ...read more.
9 Mercyful Fate (Denmark) Mercyful Fate (Denmark) Mercyful Fate was a Danish heavy metal band from Copenhagen, formed in 1981 by vocalist King Diamond and guitarist Hank Shermann. V 1 Comment
10 Rammstein (Germany) Rammstein (Germany) Rammstein is a German Neue Deutsche Härte and Industrial Metal band consisting of Till Lindemann (vocals), Richard Kruspe (guitar), Paul Landers (guitar), Oliver Riedel (electric bass), Christoph Schneider (drums) and Christian Lorenz (keyboard), that formed in 1994 in Berlin . ...read more. V 1 Comment

The Contenders

11 X Japan (Japan) X Japan (Japan) X Japan is a Japanese heavy metal band from Chiba, formed in 1982 by drummer Yoshiki and lead vocalist Toshi. V 1 Comment
12 Avantasia (Germany) Avantasia (Germany) Avantasia is a German supergroup rock opera project created by Tobias Sammet, vocalist of the band Edguy.
13 Nightwish (Finland) Nightwish (Finland) Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996 by lead songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and lead singer Tarja Turunen.
14 Three Days Grace (Canada) Three Days Grace (Canada) Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst.
15 Hammerfall (Sweden) Hammerfall (Sweden) HammerFall is a Swedish heavy metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden. The band was formed in 1993 by ex-Ceremonial Oath guitarist Oscar Dronjak. V 1 Comment
16 Europe (Sweden) Europe (Sweden) Europe is a Swedish rock band formed in Upplands Väsby, Stockholm in 1979 under the name Force by vocalist Joey Tempest, guitarist John Norum, bassist Peter Olsson and drummer Tony Reno.
17 Hanoi Rocks (Finland)

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18 Ghost (Sweden) Ghost (Sweden) Ghost is a Swedish heavy metal band that was formed in Linköping in 2008. Ghost consists of 5 masked instrumentalists, known as The Nameless Ghouls, and a demonic anti-pope known as Papa Emeritus. They have released 3 studio albums and 2 EPs . Each album brings in a new version of Papa Emeritus. Ghost ...read more.
19 Los Saicos (Peru)

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20 Golden Earring (Netherlands)
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1. Scorpions (Germany)
2. AC/DC (Australia)
3. Rush (Canada)
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1. Blind Guardian (Germany)
2. Annihilator (Canada)
3. AC/DC (Australia)
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1. Rush (Canada)
2. Three Days Grace (Canada)
3. Blind Guardian (Germany)
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