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List of Famous Bands from Des Moines

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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  • 1
    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 group was founded by percussionist Shawn Crahan and bassist Paul Gray. After several line-up changes in  ...more

    The Man Behind The Mask: Stories From Corey Taylor's Childhood#1493 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time#11 of 392 The Greatest Heavy Metal Bands Of All Time

  • 2
    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 years, before disbanding in 1997. They reunited in 2000 and since 2006, the group has consisted of Corey  ...more

    The Best Stone Sour Albums of All Time#755 of 1,681 The Best Rock Bands Of All Time#317 of 544 The Greatest Live Bands of All Time

  • 3
    Pop punk, Nu metal
    Paul Dedrick Gray (April 8, 1972 – May 24, 2010) also known as the Pig or by his number #2, was an American musician best known as the former bassist, backing vocalist, songwriter and one of the  ...more
  • 4
    Nu metal, Thrash metal
    Craig Michael Jones (born February 11, 1972), also known by his nickname "133", is an American heavy metal musician. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he is best known as the sampler and keyboardist in  ...more
  • 5
    Nu metal, Metalcore
    Christopher Michael "Chris" Fehn (born February 24, 1973), or known by his number #3, is an American musician, best known as a former percussionist of the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band  ...more
  • 6
    Indie pop, Pop music

    AlbumsTo My Surprise

    To My Surprise was an American experimental rock band formed in 2002 in Des Moines, Iowa. They are referred to as a side project of Shawn Crahan, a member/founder of metal band Slipknot. In 2003 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, the band earned early success on the local college scene, eventually becoming the "house" band for  ...more
  • 8
    Nu metal, Groove metal


    Painface is an American nu metal band that originally formed in 1997 in Des Moines, Iowa.  ...more
  • 9

    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 are a side-project of Corey Taylor, frontman of the heavy metal band Slipknot and rock band Stone Sour.  ...more