Bands/Musicians Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster

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List of Nuclear Blast artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This Nuclear Blast roster includes both past and present artists. Popular Nuclear Blast 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 Nuclear Blast 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 Nuclear Blast.

Artists include everything from Tarja Turunen to Mötley Crüe.

This page can help answer questions like, "Who are the best Nuclear Blast bands?" and "Which artists are signed by Nuclear Blast?"

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Accept is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Power metal Accept is a German heavy metal band from the town of Solingen, originally assembled by former vocalist Udo Dirkschneider, guitarist Wolf Hoffmann and bassist Peter Baltes. Their beginnings can ...more

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Afflicted is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Technical death metal, Power metal, Heavy metal Afflicted was a technical death metal band from Sweden, active in the early 1990s. They were an important and influential part of the Swedish death metal scene, though overshadowed by ...more

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After Forever is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Progressive metal, Gothic metal, Power metal After Forever was a Dutch symphonic metal band with strong progressive metal influences. The band relied on the use of both soprano vocals and death grunts. In February 2009, it was announced ...more

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Agathodaimon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Gothic metal, Black metal, Heavy metal Agathodaimon was a gothic/symphonic black metal band from Mainz, Germany.

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Agnostic Front is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Street punk Agnostic Front is an American crossover thrash band, formed in 1980. The band began playing hardcore punk similar to their contemporaries, and were thrust to the forefront of the burgeoning New ...more

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Ailyn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Ballad, Pop music, J-pop Pilar Giménez García known artistically as Ailyn Giménez, is a Spanish singer, songwriter, best known as the current female vocalist of the Norwegian symphonic/gothic metal ...more

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Alex Skolnick is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Thrash metal, World music, Heavy metal Alexander Nathan Skolnick, is an American metal and jazz guitarist who is the lead guitarist of the Bay Area thrash metal band Testament, and heads the jazz band Alex Skolnick Trio. He is ...more

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Alexander Krull is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Industrial metal, Gothic metal, Death metal Alexander Krull is the lead vocalist for the German metal band Atrocity, as well as backing vocalist in the band Leaves' Eyes.

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Alexander Kuoppala is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Melodic death metal, Power metal Alexander Kuoppala is a Finnish musician. He was the rhythm guitarist for the Finnish heavy metal band Children of Bodom from 1995 to 2003. He played on their albums Something Wild, Hatebreeder, ...more

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Alexi Laiho is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Heavy metal, Power metal, Thrash metal Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho is a Finnish vocalist, composer, and guitarist. He is best known for being the lead guitarist as well as lead vocalist for melodic death metal band Children of ...more

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All Shall Perish is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Deathcore, Melodic death metal, Technical death metal All Shall Perish is an American deathcore band from Northern California, formed in 2002. Currently, the band is signed to Nuclear Blast and have released four full-length albums through the ...more

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Amorphis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Doom metal, Death-doom, Progressive metal Amorphis is a Finnish heavy metal band founded by Jan Rechberger, Tomi Koivusaari, and Esa Holopainen in 1990. Initially, the band was a death metal act, but on later albums they evolved into ...more

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Anders Fridén is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Nu metal, Melodic death metal, Alternative metal Anders Fridén is the vocalist/lyricist of the Swedish metal band In Flames. Fridén was also the vocalist of Passenger, a side project.

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Andi Deris is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Power metal, Heavy metal Andreas "Andi" Deris is a German singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of power metal band Helloween, and co-founder and former lead singer of German melodic metal ...more

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Andreas Kisser is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Thrash metal, Goregrind, Groove metal Andreas Rudolf Kisser is a Brazilian guitar player, songwriter and producer. He is most known for being the guitar player for the metal band Sepultura. He has been featured on every Sepultura ...more

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Claudia Uhle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Claudia Uhle Traditional music, Electronic music

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Anthrax is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Groove metal Anthrax is an American thrash metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker. The group was considered one of the leaders of the thrash metal scene ...more

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Arsis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Thrash metal, Melodic death metal, Technical death metal Arsis is an American technical melodic death metal band from Virginia Beach, Virginia, formed in 2000. The band is currently signed to Nuclear Blast.

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Atrocity is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Industrial metal, Gothic metal, Heavy metal Atrocity is a German heavy metal band from Ludwigsburg that formed in 1985.

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Augury is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Technical death metal Augury is a progressive death metal band from Montreal, Canada who released their debut album, Concealed in September 2004 on Galy Records, and a follow-up, Fragmentary Evidence, in July 2009 on ...more

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Avantasia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal Avantasia is a German symphonic/progressive metal supergroup project created by Tobias Sammet, vocalist of the band Edguy. It has been characterised as a rock opera, featuring the participation ...more

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Bal-Sagoth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Symphonic black metal, Black metal, Power metal Bal-Sagoth is a symphonic black metal band from Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, formed in 1989. Originally formed as an epic/symphonic black metal band with strong death metal elements, ...more

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Before the Dawn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Doom metal, Death-doom, Melodic death metal Before The Dawn was a metal band from Finland, started in 1999 by Tuomas Saukkonen.

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Behemoth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Nuclear Blast 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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Belphegor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Black metal, Blackened death metal, Death metal Belphegor is a blackened death metal band from Salzburg, Austria. They originally formed in 1991 under the name Betrayer before changing their name in 1993. They are named after the demon

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Benediction is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Heavy metal, Death metal Benediction is a British death metal band from Birmingham, England. They were formed in February 1989.

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Biohazard is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Crossover thrash, Nu metal, Thrash metal Biohazard is an American heavy metal band formed in Brooklyn, New York in 1987. They are acknowledged as one of the earliest bands to fuse hardcore punk and heavy metal with elements of hip hop. ...more

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Björn Gelotte is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Melodic death metal, Drum and bass, Alternative metal Björn Gelotte is a songwriter and guitarist.

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Black Star Riders is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Black Star Riders Rock music Black Star Riders is a rock band formed in December 2012, when members of the most recent line-up of Thin Lizzy decided to record new material, but chose not to release it under the Thin Lizzy ...more

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Blackguard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Melodic death metal, Metalcore, Power metal Blackguard is a melodic death metal band from Montréal, Québec, previously known as Profugus Mortis.

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Bleed the Sky is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Nu metal, Industrial metal, Groove metal Bleed the Sky is an American heavy metal band formed in Orange County, California in 2002. The band is currently signed to Nuclear Blast.

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Bleeding Through is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Symphonic black metal, Melodic death metal, Metalcore Bleeding Through was an American metalcore band from Orange County, California. Formed in 1999, the band blended influences stemming from modern hardcore punk, symphonic black metal, and melodic ...more

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Blind Guardian is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Power metal Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in Krefeld, West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and ...more

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Brutality is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Brutality Death metal Brutality is an American death metal band from Tampa, Florida. They formed in 1986 and soon after released their first demo entitled "Abomination". In 1988, they released their second ...more

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Bury Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Metalcore, Post-hardcore Bury Tomorrow are a five piece British melodic metalcore band formed in 2006 in Southampton, Hampshire, England. The band is composed of lead vocalist Dani Winter-Bates, rhythm guitarist and ...more

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Byron Roberts is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Black metal, Death metal Byron Roberts, also known as Byron A. Roberts, is the vocalist/lyricist and founder of the British symphonic extreme metal band Bal-Sagoth. Originally hailing from Yorkshire, England, and also ...more

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Callejón is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Callejón Metalcore Callejon is a German metalcore band founded in Düsseldorf, Germany in 2002. The band writes and sings the majority of their lyrics in German.

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Candlemass is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Nuclear Blast 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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Carcass is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
D-beat, Goregrind, Melodic death metal Carcass are a British extreme metal band from Liverpool, who formed in 1985 and disbanded in 1995. A reformation was enacted in 2007 without one of its original members, drummer Ken Owen, due to ...more

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Cathedral is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Doom metal, Heavy metal, Stoner rock Cathedral were a doom metal band from Coventry, England. The group gained attention upon release of its debut album, Forest of Equilibrium, which is considered a classic of the genre. However, ...more

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Children of Bodom is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Symphonic black metal Children of Bodom is a melodic death metal band from Espoo, Finland. Formed in 1993, the group currently consists of Alexi Laiho, Roope Latvala, Janne Wirman, Henkka Seppälä, and Jaska ...more

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Chimaira is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal Chimaira was an American heavy metal band from Cleveland, Ohio. Formed in 1998, the group was a notable member of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal scene. The band's name is derived from the ...more

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Chrigel Glanzmann is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Melodic death metal, Folk metal Christian "Chrigel" Glanzmann is the male lead vocalist in the folk metal band Eluveitie. He also plays mandola, whistles, and bagpipes in Branâ Keternâ.

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Chris Fehn is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Nu metal, Metalcore, Heavy metal Christopher Michael "Chris" Fehn, or known by his number #3, is an American musician known as one of the two custom percussionists of the Grammy Award winning heavy metal band Slipknot ...more

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Christian Älvestam is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Melodic death metal Gunnar Christian Älvestam is a vocalist, lyricist, guitarist, bassist and drummer for several bands from Sweden. He is, however, best known as the former vocalist for the Swedish metal band ...more

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Christofer Malmström is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Christofer Malmström Melodic death metal Erik Einar Christofer Malmström is a Swedish lead guitarist and founder of the band Darkane. He also plays the guitar in Non-Human Level. He used to play in Zaninez and Demise.

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Chrome Division is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal Chrome Division is a heavy metal band from Norway formed in 2004 by Shagrath, the lead vocalist of symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir, and Lex Icon, founder of The Kovenant. Although it was ...more

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Cipher System is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Cipher System Cipher System is a Swedish melodic death metal band that hails from Tjörn. The band released their first album Central Tunnel Eight by Lifeforce Records in November 2, 2004. After some ...more

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Clawfinger is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Crossover thrash, Nu metal, Industrial metal Clawfinger was a rap metal band from Sweden and was one of the earliest bands to adopt this sound. Clawfinger is known for aggressive but melodic music and tackling political and anti-racist ...more

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Coldseed is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Nuclear Blast Complete Artist Roster
Coldseed Coldseed is a European heavy metal band. It is led by Swedish frontman vocalist Björn Strid of Soilwork and Terror 2000. The five other members are German drummer Thomen Stauch, countrymen ...more