Top 10 Trained Metal Singers

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Trained Metal Singers - metal singers who received vocal training. Some of them are even classically trained.

The Top Ten

1 Roy Khan - Kamelot Roy Khan - Kamelot 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 ...read more.

Roy sings his heart out...of all the incredible singers with unbelievable voices I've ever heard, none sings the way Roy sings. His voice is just intoxicating! Unfortunately it seems to be impossible to put that much emotion in and survive for long, so I'm glad he got out before anything worse happened. All the best to you Roy!

Roy studied opera for three years and it shows in his metal singing. - Metal_Treasure

Why is Tate on top. That's like putting James The Hett on this list because he had a vocal coach.

RE "Why is Tate on top. That's like...".
Tate is on top because I believe he's got the best vocals skills, even though he isn't among my favorite singers. And please read the list title more carefully - we are ranking the best singers among those who got some training. - Metal_Treasure

2 Geoff Tate - Queensryche Geoff Tate - Queensryche Geoff Tate is a German-born American singer and musician who rose to fame in the 1980s with the progressive metal band Queensrÿche.

He studied and trained his voice primarily with Maestro David Kyle of West Seattle, Washington. Geoff began to develop his natural gift under his tutelage. It's said that Mr. Kyle is an extraordinary teacher. Lane Staley of Alice in Chains also trained with Maesto Kyle, as well as Ann and Nancy Wilson.
Tate's aunt was a professional opera singer. - Metal_Treasure

3 Floor Jansen - Nightwish, After Forever Floor Jansen - Nightwish, After Forever Floor Jansen is a Dutch singer-songwriter and vocal coach. She is currently vocalist of Nightwish and leader of Revamp.

She's the most versatile! From being in After Forever to ReVamp to Nightwish, she can growl, have agressive vocals and become operatic! She's better than all of the others here!

She's a classically trained soprano and vocal coach. She completed several years of music studies, which also included guitar, piano, flute, musical theatre and (one year of) opera.
She sings in the styles of rock and heavy metal genres such as symphonic, progressive and power metal. She is a versatile vocalist being able to sing from classical and operatic singing to powerful belting to aggressive and raspy vocals such as screaming and death growls.
Jansen started studying music at the Dutch Rock Academy in 1999 and entered the Conservatorium Tilburg three years later. - Metal_Treasure

4 Simone Simons - Epica Simone Simons - Epica Simone Johanna Maria Simons is a Dutch singer-songwriter. She is the lead vocalist of Dutch symphonic metal band Epica.

She finished music school. At age 15, she started studying classical singing. She also had one year of pop singing lessons and two years of flute lessons. - Metal_Treasure

5 Tarja Turunen - Nightwish Tarja Turunen - Nightwish 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. ...read more.

She is a lyric soprano and studied singing at Sibelius Academy and Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe. She is well known as a professional classical lied singer but best known as the former lead vocalist of the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish.
Lied - "art song" arranged for a single singer and piano, the Lied with orchestral accompaniment being a later development. - Metal_Treasure

6 Timo Kotipelto - Stratovarius Timo Kotipelto - Stratovarius Timo Antero Kotipelto is the vocalist of the Finnish power metal band Stratovarius and is the creator and vocalist of the power metal band Kotipelto.

He studied vocals at the pop/jazz Conservatory in Helsinki, Finland. - Metal_Treasure

7 Dianne van Giersbergen - Xandria, Ex Libris Dianne van Giersbergen - Xandria, Ex Libris Dianne van Giersbergen is a Dutch dramatic soprano singer, songwriter, and vocal coach who is well-known for being the frontwoman and founder of the progressive metal band Ex Libris and German symphonic metal band Xandria.

Her level is simply above queen Floor. Enough said.

Dianne is a Dutch dramatic soprano singer and vocal coach who is well-known for being the frontwoman and founder of the progressive metal band Ex Libris and German symphonic metal band Xandria.
Dianne received her first singing lessons as a birthday present from her parents at the age of just four years old. From 2005 to 2009 she studied classical music at the ArtEZ School of Music where she was taught classical singing and received her degree with honors.
Meanwhile, she expanded her vocal technique and began to combine her classical training with heavy metal music. Her thesis addressed this option, too. - Metal_Treasure

8 Brittany ‘Kobra’ Paige - Kobra and the Lotus Brittany ‘Kobra’ Paige - Kobra and the Lotus Brittany ‘Kobra’ Paige is a Canadian metal singer and founder of the metal band Kobra and the Lotus. She was listed as one of the Top 25 Women in Hard Rock and Metal for 2013. Kobra Paige is a classically trained singer.

She's a classically trained singer but she doesn't sing symphonic metal. - Metal_Treasure

9 Clémentine Delauney - Serenity, Visions of Atlantis, Melted Space Clémentine Delauney - Serenity, Visions of Atlantis, Melted Space Clémentine Delauney is a French symphonic metal singer. She is a classically trained soprano, known as the singer for Austrian symphonic metal band Serenity, currently Visions of Atlantis, and French metal opera band Melted Space.

She is a classically trained French soprano singer for Austrian symphonic metal band Serenity, currently Visions of Atlantis. She also sings for the opera metal band Melted Space (France). - Metal_Treasure

10 Sonia Pineault - Forgotten Tales Sonia Pineault - Forgotten Tales Sonia Pineault is the lead singer for Canadian metal band Forgotten Tales (symphonic power metal). Forgotten Tales was founded in 1999 in Quebec City.

She studied classical and jazz music for 2 years. Her vocals are very powerful. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Joacim Cans - Hammerfall Joacim Cans - Hammerfall

He attended Musicians Institute in Hollywood, USA.
I guess he studied vocals although I didn't find info about that. He doesn't play instruments so most probably it was vocals. - Metal_Treasure

Joacim Cans has cheesburger. He has one of the best voices, very clear crisp, sharp and with a great resonance.

12 Jill Janus - Huntress Jill Janus - Huntress

She's clasically trained.

13 Hansi Kürsch - Blind Guardian, Demons and Wizards Hansi Kürsch - Blind Guardian, Demons and Wizards 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 ...read more.

Hansi: "I would say my singing is natural but some of the skills I have nowadays are the result of constant practice. I didn't do anything to improve my vocal skills until our third album (1990). Afterwards I seriously started taking classical vocal lessons. My teacher is a female opera singer and taught me a lot about breathing and how to establish and widen my range." - Metal_Treasure

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