Metal Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster

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List of Metal Blade Records artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This Metal Blade Records roster includes both past and present artists. Popular Metal Blade Records bands and artists are all listed here with information such as what genre the bands fall under and what albums they're known for. If you're looking for any of these Metal Blade Records band's full discographies then click on their name and you can find them here on Ranker. The artists and bands on this list might be pop, rap, rock, electronic or any other genre, but what they all have in common is that they were signed by Metal Blade Records.

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Thrash metal, Shock rock, Punk rock Beefcake The Mighty appeared in 2001 film Zoolander.

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Across The Sun is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Across The Sun Across The Sun is an American metalcore band with progressive and symphonic elements formed in 2004 from Portland, Oregon, USA. In 2010, Across The Sun signed to their current label Metal Blade ...more

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Aeon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Technical death metal, Heavy metal, Brutal death metal Aeon is a death metal band that formed in Östersund, Sweden in 1999. The band comprises vocalist Tommy Dahlström, guitarists Sebastian Nilsson and Ronnie Björnström, bassist ...more

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Alan Averill is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Alan Averill Alan Averill is an Irish musician most notable for his vocal duties for the folk/black metal band Primordial. Averill has also participated in several side projects, including Void of Silence, ...more

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Alla Fedynitch is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Industrial metal Alla Fedynitch is a German-Russian born bassist.

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Amazina is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Thrash metal, Shock rock, Punk rock

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Amon Amarth is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Melodic death metal, Viking metal, Technical death metal Amon Amarth is a melodic death metal band from Tumba, Sweden, founded in 1992. It takes its name from the Sindarin name of Mount Doom, a volcano in J. R. R. Tolkien′s Middle-earth. Their lyrics ...more

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Anacrusis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Gothic metal Anacrusis is a Progressive Thrash metal band from St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Anacrusis was one of the first bands to attempt to blend thrash and progressive metal. Their albums Manic Impressions ...more

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Ancient is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Black metal, Heavy metal, Melodic black metal Ancient is a Norwegian black metal band from Bergen, formed in 1992. The band released six full-length albums released by Metal Blade Records to date and a variety of mini-albums, EPs and ...more

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Angel Witch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Heavy metal Angel Witch are a British heavy metal band which formed in London, England in 1977 as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement. Despite critical acclaim in the music press, their ...more

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Animosity is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Deathcore, Technical death metal, Metalcore Animosity was an American death metal band from San Francisco, California, formed in 2000. The band released three studio albums, toured in United States, Europe and disbanded in 2009. The ...more

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Anterior is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Melodic death metal Anterior was a five-piece metal band from Tredegar, Wales. They were signed to Metal Blade Records, although they were also approached by Manowar's Joey DeMaio. They released two albums through ...more

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Anvil is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Thrash metal, Power metal, Heavy metal Anvil are a Canadian heavy metal band from Toronto, Ontario, formed in 1978. The band consists of Steve "Lips" Kudlow, Robb Reiner and Chris Robertson. To date, the band has released ...more

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Armored Saint is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock Armored Saint is an American heavy metal band originating from Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Artch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Artch Heavy metal Artch is a heavy metal band from Sarpsborg in Norway. Initially formed in 1983 by guitarist Cato André Olsen and bass player Bernt Jansen, in 1984 guitarist Geir Nilssen, drummer ...more

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As I Lay Dying is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Thrash metal, Metal, Christian hardcore As I Lay Dying is an American metalcore band from San Diego, California. Founded in 2000 by vocalist Tim Lambesis, the establishment of the band's first full lineup, which included drummer ...more

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Austrian Death Machine is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Metalcore Austrian Death Machine is an American metal side project from San Diego, California, founded by As I Lay Dying vocalist Tim Lambesis to be a parody of and tribute to Arnold Schwarzenegger's

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Autumn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Gothic rock, Gothic metal, Heavy metal Autumn is a Dutch female fronted heavy rock band formed in 1995.

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BalSac is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Shock rock, Punk rock

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Barry Thomson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Barry Thomson Death metal Barry Thompson plays lead and rhythm guitar in Bolt Thrower on all albums. He co-founded the band in 1986. He is also the main songwriter of the band. Thompson also did some backing vocals on ...more

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Battlecross is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Battlecross Battlecross is an American heavy metal band from Canton, Michigan. The band has describes their sound as "Blue Collar Thrash Metal".

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Behemoth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Thrash metal, Technical death metal, Black metal 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. Until the ...more

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Behold... The Arctopus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Progressive metal, Mathcore, Heavy metal Behold The Arctopus is an experimental metal band from Brooklyn, New York, United States.

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Believer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Heavy metal Believer is an American technical thrash metal band from the late 1980s and early 1990s, that plays a hybrid of thrash and progressive metal. Believer is known for its innovative use of ...more

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Between the Buried and Me is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Progressive metal, Deathcore, Mathcore Between the Buried and Me is an American progressive metal band from Raleigh, North Carolina. They have released a total of six studio albums, as well as an EP, a cover album, and two live ...more

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Beyond The Embrace is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Melodic death metal, Heavy metal Beyond The Embrace is an American melodic death metal band. They formed in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 2000. The band has released two albums to date, Against the Elements in 2002 and Insect ...more

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Beyond the Sixth Seal is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Melodic death metal, Death 'n' roll, Metalcore Beyond the Sixth Seal is a sideproject band of Mike McKenzie and Greg Weeks of The Red Chord. They were formed as a thrash metal band in the suburbs of Boston in 1998 and released a few demos. ...more

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Billy Riker is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Alternative rock, Progressive rock Billy Riker is the lead guitar player, for the experimental/progressive rock band, 3. In addition to his work with 3, Riker is also involved in a local Improv Rock Band known as MATH. Riker is ...more

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Bison B.C. is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Doom metal, Thrash metal, Heavy metal Bison is a heavy metal band from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Formed in 2006 in Vancouver, Canada by vocalist and guitarist James Farwell. The band was formerly signed to California ...more

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Bitch is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Heavy metal, Pop rock, Traditional heavy metal Bitch is a female-fronted American heavy metal band, formed in Los Angeles in December 1980. They gained notoriety as a result of their theatrical live performances inspired by Alice Cooper, ...more

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Blood Ceremony is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Blood Ceremony Doom metal Blood Ceremony is a Canadian doom metal band formed in Toronto, Ontario. Their self-titled debut album was released in 2008, followed by Living with the Ancients in 2011, both on Rise Above ...more

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Bolt Thrower is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Doom metal, Heavy metal, Grindcore Bolt Thrower are a British death metal band from Coventry, England. They formed in 1986 and released their first album with Vinyl Solution in 1988. The band then shifted to a new record label, ...more

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Born From Pain is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Thrash metal, Metalcore, Moshcore Born from Pain is a Dutch hardcore punk band from the Oostelijke Mijnstreek which formed in 1997. Since they formed they have achieved fame through energetic shows and grew out to become the ...more

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Brad Roberts is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Thrash metal, Shock rock, Punk rock Jizmak Da Gusha is the drummer and primary songwriter in the rock band Gwar. Although the costume has undergone many changes since the character was introduced, Jizmak's onstage get-up somewhat ...more

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Brain Drill is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Technical death metal, Heavy metal, Grindcore Brain Drill is an American death metal band formed in 2005 from Ben Lomond, California. They are signed to Metal Blade Records and released their full length debut album entitled Apocalyptic ...more

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Brainstorm is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Thrash metal, Power metal, Heavy metal Brainstorm is a German power metal band, formed in 1989 by guitarists Torsten Ihlenfeld and Milan Loncaric, and drummer Dieter Bernert, The band features lead singer Andy B. Franck, who is also ...more

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Broken Hope is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Heavy metal, Death metal Broken Hope is an American death metal band from Chicago, Illinois.

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Callenish Circle is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Callenish Circle Melodic death metal, Heavy metal, Extreme metal Callenish Circle was an extreme metal band from the Netherlands. They recorded three of their albums for Metal Blade Records, and broke up in February 2007. In the early 2000s things were going ...more

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Cancer Bats is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Crossover thrash, Groove metal, Metalcore Cancer Bats are a hardcore punk band from Toronto, Ontario. They have released four studio albums and six extended plays. The band is composed of vocalist Liam Cormier, guitarist Scott ...more

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Candlemass is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Doom metal, Heavy metal Candlemass is an influential Swedish epic doom metal band established in Stockholm 1984 by bassist, songwriter and bandleader Leif Edling and drummer Matz Ekström. After releasing five ...more

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Cannibal Corpse is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Brutal death metal, Death metal Cannibal Corpse is an American death metal band from Buffalo, New York. Formed in 1988, the band has released thirteen studio albums, two box sets, four video albums and one live album. The band ...more

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Cataract is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Thrash metal, Metalcore, Heavy metal Cataract was a Swiss metalcore band, signed to Metal Blade Records.

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Cattle Decapitation is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Goregrind, Heavy metal, Deathgrind Cattle Decapitation is an American deathgrind band from San Diego, California, formed in 1996. The band's current line-up includes Travis Ryan, Josh Elmore, Dave McGraw, and Derek Engemann. ...more

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Cellador is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Power metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal Cellador is a power metal band based out of Denver, Colorado. Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, the band was founded in 2003 by Chris Petersen, the band's primary songwriter, as a direct contrast ...more

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Celtic Frost is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Doom metal, Glam metal, Thrash metal Celtic Frost was a Swiss extreme metal band from Zürich. They are known for their heavy influence on extreme metal genres. The group was first active from 1984 to 1993, and re-formed in ...more

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Charred Walls of the Damned is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Charred Walls of the Damned Thrash metal, Heavy metal Charred Walls of the Damned is an American heavy metal supergroup formed in 2009 consisting of drummer Richard Christy, bassist Steve DiGiorgio, vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens and ...more

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Chemlab is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Industrial metal, Industrial rock, Industrial music Chemlab was an industrial rock band formed in Washington D.C., USA, in 1989 by Dylan Thomas More, Joe Frank, and Jared Louche. Influenced by the pioneers of the industrial genre, such as ...more

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Chinchilla is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Chinchilla Power metal, Heavy metal Chinchilla is a heavy metal band from Germany. The group was originally founded by guitarist Udo Gerstenmeyer in 1988, and released an EP entitled No Mercy in 1990. This incarnation of the band ...more

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Chris Barnes is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Thrash metal, Groove metal, Death 'n' roll Chris Barnes is an American musician mainly noted for his guttural death growled vocals and explicitly violent lyrics. He was the founding vocalist and lyricist of the death metal band Cannibal ...more

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Chris Petersen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Metal Blade Records Complete Artist Roster
Power metal Chris Petersen is the founding guitarist and songwriter for American power metal band Cellador. Having founded Cellador in 2003, he is the only remaining original member of the band, having gone ...more