Metal Chicago Heavy Metal Bands List

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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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Disturbed is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Chicago Heavy Metal Bands List
Nu metal, Rock music, Metalcore

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Ministry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Chicago Heavy Metal Bands List
Doom metal, New Wave, Synthpop

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Resurrection Band is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Chicago Heavy Metal Bands List
Blues-rock, New Wave, Rock music

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Trouble is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Chicago Heavy Metal Bands List
Doom metal, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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Born of Osiris is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Chicago Heavy Metal Bands List
Progressive metal, Deathcore, Mathcore

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John Myung is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Chicago Heavy Metal Bands List
Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Jazz fusion

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Pelican is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Chicago Heavy Metal Bands List
Post-metal, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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James Hart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Chicago Heavy Metal Bands List
Rock music, Metalcore, Heavy metal

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Russian Circles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Chicago Heavy Metal Bands List
Post-metal, Rock music, Instrumental rock

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Soil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Chicago Heavy Metal Bands List
Nu metal, Groove metal, Rock music

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Dance Club Massacre is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Chicago Heavy Metal Bands List
Symphonic black metal, Deathcore, Mathcore

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Sacred Warrior is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Chicago Heavy Metal Bands List
Heavy metal, Traditional heavy metal, Christian metal

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The Amboy Dukes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Chicago Heavy Metal Bands List
Rock music, Heavy metal, Acid rock

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The Last Vegas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Chicago Heavy Metal Bands List
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Yakuza is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Chicago Heavy Metal Bands List
Doom metal, Post-metal, Progressive metal

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Novembers Doom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Chicago Heavy Metal Bands List
Doom metal, Death-doom, Gothic metal

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Lair of the Minotaur is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Chicago Heavy Metal Bands List
Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Sludge metal

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Dead to Fall is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Chicago Heavy Metal Bands List
Thrash metal, Deathcore, Melodic death metal

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Broken Hope is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Chicago Heavy Metal Bands List
Heavy metal, Death metal

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David Shankle Group is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Chicago Heavy Metal Bands List
Power metal, Heavy metal, Neo-classical metal

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Debris Inc. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Chicago Heavy Metal Bands List
Debris Inc. Doom metal, Heavy metal, Punk rock

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Slauter Xstroyes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Chicago Heavy Metal Bands List
Slauter Xstroyes

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URN is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Chicago Heavy Metal Bands List
URN

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Sylencer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Chicago Heavy Metal Bands List
Sylencer Thrash metal, Heavy metal

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Macabre is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Chicago Heavy Metal Bands List
Rodney Pawlak added Macabre Heavy metal