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Chicago Heavy Metal Bands List

Updated July 26, 2019 9.4k views30 items

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

This list features Disturbed, Ministry and more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular heavy metal bands from Chicago?" and "Which heavy metal bands started in Chicago?" then this list will answer your questions.
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    Alex Malas added

    Eminence is a ferocious metal band from Chicago. Memebers from Chicago's golden past, come together and colaborate to conquer all in there path. A mixture of brutal metal styles, there ferocious attack live is captured in there recordings which are limited and rare. email us for booking info.

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    Forged in 2000, MALAS have been conjuring their brand of skull thrashing METAL. Members from the 1990's bands MALDICION & LORD BLASPHEMER have maintained the bone crushing Chicago sound influenced by CELTIC FROST, SLAYER, SODOM, etc. "Their live show is an assault to the senses. Blasting & thrashing a fierce attack of death metal". In 2004, they released a three song sampler which was the catalyst to the full length cd titled "Conquest." The 2005 release was done with three Indie labels, Sempiternal Productions, Utterly Somber Creations and MALAS' own Maldito Records. The second demo titled "King of Thieves" was released in 2010. Our second full length release in 2013, "Path to Holocaust", blisters its way through Hell and back. This record was made possible by the efforts of Utterly Somber Creations and Maldito Records. "Violent Executioner" is a split LP with Deithiest released in 2016! We invite you to check out our live shows, music and website. If you would like to book the band for a show or purchase a cd or shirts, please contact us. email:



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    #235 of 375 The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s#1131 of 1,681 The Best Rock Bands Of All Time#70 of 392 The Greatest Heavy Metal Bands Of All Time

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