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List of Famous Bands from Des Moines

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List of Des Moines bands, listed by their level of fame. This Des Moines musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Des Moines bands are included, as well as many Des Moines musicians of underground status. This list of Des Moines musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Des Moines bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

This list features Slipknot, Stone Sour and more.

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  • Slipknot1


    Nu metal, Groove metal

    AlbumsSlipknot, Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses), Iowa, 9.0: Live, Wait and Bleed

    Slipknot is an American heavy metal band from Des Moines, Iowa. Formed in September 1995, the...  more

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  • Stone Sour2

    Stone Sour

    Nu metal, Rock music

    AlbumsCome What(ever) May, Through Glass, House of Gold & Bones – Part 2, Stone Sour, House of Gold & Bones – Part 1

    Stone Sour is an American rock band formed in Des Moines, Iowa in 1992, performing for five...  more

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  • Paul Gray3

    Paul Gray

    Pop punk, Nu metal
    Paul Dedrick Gray (April 8, 1972 – May 24, 2010) also known as the Pig or by his number #2,...  more
  • Craig Jones4

    Craig Jones

    Nu metal, Thrash metal
    Craig Michael Jones (born February 11, 1972), also known by his nickname "133", is an American...  more
  • Chris Fehn5

    Chris Fehn

    Nu metal, Metalcore
    Christopher Michael "Chris" Fehn (born February 24, 1973), or known by his number #3, is an...  more
  • To My Surprise6

    To My Surprise

    Indie pop, Pop music

    AlbumsTo My Surprise

    To My Surprise was an American experimental rock band formed in 2002 in Des Moines, Iowa. They...  more
  • 7

    The Nadas

    Folk rock

    AlbumsNew Start, Not a Sound, Transceiver, Show to Go, The Ghosts Inside These Halls

    The Nadas are a rock/folk quintet based out of Des Moines, Iowa. Formed in 1995 in Ames, Iowa,...  more
  • Painface8


    Nu metal, Groove metal


    Painface is an American nu metal band that originally formed in 1997 in Des Moines, Iowa....  more
  • Junk Beer Kidnap Band9

    Junk Beer Kidnap Band

    Rock music, Alternative rock
    The Junk Beer Kidnap Band is an American rock band from Des Moines, Iowa, formed in 2009. They...  more