Metal English Heavy Metal Bands List

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

Artists include everything from Led Zeppelin to Ozzy Osbourne.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular heavy metal bands from England?" and "Which heavy metal bands started in England?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

2
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

3
Queen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

4
Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly

5
Iron Maiden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

6
Judas Priest is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Power metal

7
Cream is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

8
Deep Purple is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Blues-rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal

9
Motörhead is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

10
Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

11
The Jimi Hendrix Experience is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music

12
Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
New Wave, Rock music, Dance-rock

13
Jethro Tull is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Blues-rock, Rock music, Electronic music

14
The Cult is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Gothic rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

15
King Crimson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
New Wave, Rock music, Experimental rock

16
Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Blues-rock, Progressive metal, Power metal

17
Keith Moon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Skiffle, Pop music, Rock music

18
Bring Me The Horizon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Deathcore, Metalcore, Heavy metal

19
Uriah Heep is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Heavy metal, Pop rock, Progressive rock

20
UFO is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Blues-rock, Rock music, Space rock

21
DragonForce is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Black metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

22
Cradle of Filth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Gothic metal, Heavy metal, Extreme metal

23
Killing Joke is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, Industrial rock

24
Napalm Death is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Groove metal, Rock music, Crust punk

25
Cozy Powell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Blues-rock, Rock music, Instrumental rock