metal German Heavy Metal Bands List

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List of German heavy metal bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as heavy metal solo artists from Germany are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great German music that you've never heard before. The heavy metal bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in Germany. If you think the best German heavy metal band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

List bands range from Scorpions to Rammstein.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular heavy metal bands from Germany?" and "Which heavy metal bands started in Germany?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Scorpions Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Rammstein is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Rammstein Industrial metal, Gothic metal, Industrial music

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Helloween is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Helloween Progressive metal, Melodic music, Power metal

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Accept is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Accept Glam metal, Thrash metal, Power metal

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Kreator is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Kreator Thrash metal, Gothic rock, Industrial metal

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KMFDM is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
KMFDM Electro-industrial, Electronic body music, Industrial metal

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Blind Guardian is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Blind Guardian Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Power metal

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Destruction is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Destruction Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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Avantasia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Avantasia Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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Sodom is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Sodom Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Black metal

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Die Krupps is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Die Krupps Synthpunk, Electronic body music, Industrial metal

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Lisa Middelhauve is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Lisa Middelhauve Heavy metal, Symphonic metal

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Hansi Kürsch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Hansi Kürsch Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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Udo Dirkschneider is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Udo Dirkschneider Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal

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Die Toten Hosen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Die Toten Hosen Crossover thrash, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

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Graveworm is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Graveworm Symphonic black metal, Melodic death metal, Gothic metal

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Marcus Siepen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Marcus Siepen Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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Tankard is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Tankard Thrash metal, Heavy metal

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Eisbrecher is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Eisbrecher Electro-industrial, Industrial metal, Rock music

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Grave Digger is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Grave Digger Thrash metal, Groove metal, Power metal

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Running Wild is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Running Wild Power metal, Heavy metal, Folk metal

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Edguy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Edguy Power metal, Heavy metal, Soft rock

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Leaves' Eyes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Leaves' Eyes Viking metal, Gothic metal, Heavy metal

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Warlock is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Warlock Glam metal, Heavy metal, Traditional heavy metal

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Seventh Avenue is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Seventh Avenue Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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Knorkator is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Knorkator Industrial metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Till Lindemann is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Till Lindemann Industrial metal, Gothic metal, Heavy metal

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Bonfire is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Bonfire Rock music, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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DJ Gamma Ray is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
DJ Gamma Ray Satire, Power metal, Heavy metal

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OOMPH! is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
OOMPH! Post-metal, Electronic body music, Industrial metal

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Pink Cream 69 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Pink Cream 69 Power metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Herman Rarebell is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Herman Rarebell Heavy metal, Hard rock

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van Canto is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
van Canto Power metal, Heavy metal, A cappella

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The Ocean is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
The Ocean Doom metal, Post-metal, Progressive metal

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Rage is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Rage Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Power metal

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Holy Moses is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Holy Moses Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal

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Dark Age is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Dark Age Doom metal, Rock music, Melodic death metal

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Mystic Prophecy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Mystic Prophecy Thrash metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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Xandria is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Xandria Gothic metal, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

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Evereve is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Evereve Industrial metal, Gothic metal, Black metal

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Powerwolf is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Powerwolf Black metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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Die Apokalyptischen Reiter is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter Thrash metal, Melodic death metal, Power metal

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Necrophagist is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Necrophagist Progressive metal, Technical death metal, Heavy metal

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Die Happy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Die Happy Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Neaera is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Neaera Thrash metal, Deathcore, Melodic death metal

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Eisregen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Eisregen Black metal, Heavy metal, Dark metal

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Wolfchant is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Wolfchant Melodic death metal, Viking metal, Black metal

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Fleshcrawl is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Fleshcrawl Melodic death metal, Heavy metal, Death metal

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Stormwarrior is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Stormwarrior Thrash metal, Viking metal, Power metal

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Wizard is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Wizard Viking metal, Power metal, Heavy metal