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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
Led Zeppelin Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hawkwind is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Hawkwind Rock music, Space rock, Protopunk

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Thousand Foot Krutch is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Thousand Foot Krutch Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Rock music

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Status Quo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Status Quo Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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Venom is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Venom New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Black metal

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Raven is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Raven New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal

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David Byron is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
David Byron Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock

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The Hollies is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
The Hollies Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

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Carcass is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Carcass D-beat, Goregrind, Melodic death metal

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Sam Totman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Sam Totman Black metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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Adrian Smith is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Adrian Smith Heavy metal, Progressive rock, Hard rock

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Paul Allender is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Paul Allender Doom metal, Symphonic black metal, Gothic metal

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Tony Martin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Tony Martin Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

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Onslaught is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Onslaught D-beat, Thrash metal, Heavy metal

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Phil Taylor is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Phil Taylor Heavy metal, Speed metal, Hard rock

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Bolt Thrower is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Bolt Thrower Doom metal, Heavy metal, Grindcore

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Girlschool is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Girlschool New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Punk rock

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Anathema is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Anathema Doom metal, Death-doom, New Prog

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Deen Castronovo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Deen Castronovo Rock music, Instrumental rock, Heavy metal

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Angel Witch is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Angel Witch New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Heavy metal

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Evile is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Evile Thrash metal, Heavy metal

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Skunk Anansie is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Skunk Anansie Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

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Fudge Tunnel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Fudge Tunnel Noise rock, Industrial metal, Heavy metal

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Aynsley Dunbar is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Aynsley Dunbar Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Daniel Lloyd Davey is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Daniel Lloyd Davey Thrash metal, Gothic metal, Black metal

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Beck, Bogert & Appice is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list English Heavy Metal Bands List
Beck, Bogert & Appice Blues-rock, Heavy metal, Hard rock