Metal Canadian Heavy Metal Bands List

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List of Canadian heavy metal bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as heavy metal solo artists from Canada are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great Canadian 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 Canada. If you think the best Canadian 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.

The list you're viewing contains bands like Rush and Nickelback.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular heavy metal bands from Canada?" and "Which heavy metal bands started in Canada?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Rush is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Canadian Heavy Metal Bands List
Progressive metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Nickelback is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Canadian Heavy Metal Bands List
Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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Geddy Lee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Canadian Heavy Metal Bands List
Heavy metal, Progressive rock, Hard rock

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Three Days Grace is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Canadian Heavy Metal Bands List
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Neil Peart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Canadian Heavy Metal Bands List
Progressive metal, Swing music, Heavy metal

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Triumph is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Canadian Heavy Metal Bands List
Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Progressive rock

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Voivod is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Canadian Heavy Metal Bands List
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Industrial metal

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Morgan Lander is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Canadian Heavy Metal Bands List
Nu metal, Groove metal, Metalcore

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Pat Travers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Canadian Heavy Metal Bands List
Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Annihilator is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Canadian Heavy Metal Bands List
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

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3 Inches of Blood is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Canadian Heavy Metal Bands List
Thrash metal, Viking metal, Black metal

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Strapping Young Lad is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Canadian Heavy Metal Bands List
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Industrial metal

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Frank Marino is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Canadian Heavy Metal Bands List
Blues-rock, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Kittie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Canadian Heavy Metal Bands List
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

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Anvil is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Canadian Heavy Metal Bands List
Thrash metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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Protest the Hero is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Canadian Heavy Metal Bands List
Progressive metal, Mathcore, Metalcore

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Helix is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Canadian Heavy Metal Bands List
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Dave Baksh is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Canadian Heavy Metal Bands List
Pop punk, Heavy metal, Breakbeat

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Exciter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Canadian Heavy Metal Bands List
Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal

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Adam Gontier is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Canadian Heavy Metal Bands List
Nu metal, Grunge, Heavy metal

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Slik Toxik is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Canadian Heavy Metal Bands List
Rock music, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Despised Icon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Canadian Heavy Metal Bands List
Deathcore, Heavy metal, Grindcore

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Fuck the Facts is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Canadian Heavy Metal Bands List
Groove metal, Metalcore, Heavy metal

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Kataklysm is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Canadian Heavy Metal Bands List
Melodic death metal, Heavy metal, Death metal

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Glen Drover is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Canadian Heavy Metal Bands List
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Power metal