Metal Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List

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

List bands range from Children of Bodom to Nightwish.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular heavy metal bands from Finland?" and "Which heavy metal bands started in Finland?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Children of Bodom is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Symphonic black metal

2
Nightwish is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Symphonic black metal, Gothic metal, Power metal

3
Sonata Arctica is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

4
Apocalyptica is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Cello rock

5
Alexi Laiho is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Heavy metal, Power metal, Thrash metal

6
Ensiferum is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Melodic death metal, Viking metal, Black metal

7
Norther is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Melodic death metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

8
Stratovarius is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

9
Hanoi Rocks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

10
Wintersun is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Progressive metal, Melodic death metal, Viking metal

11
Turisas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Viking metal, Black metal, Power metal

12
Roope Latvala is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Thrash metal, Melodic death metal, Power metal

13
Ari Koivunen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Rock music, Power metal, Heavy metal

14
Mikko Lindström is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Doom metal, Gothic rock, Rock music

15
Marco Hietala is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Gothic metal, Power metal

16
Sentenced is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Doom metal, Melodic death metal, Gothic metal

17
Amorphis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Doom metal, Death-doom, Progressive metal

18
Lordi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Horror punk, Glam metal, Progressive metal

19
Kalmah is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Thrash metal, Melodic death metal, Power metal

20
Rotten Sound is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Crust punk, Heavy metal, Deathgrind

21
Finntroll is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Viking metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

22
Havoc Unit is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Symphonic black metal, Industrial metal, Melodic death metal

23
Tarot is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

24
Amoral is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Progressive metal

25
Barathrum is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Black metal, Heavy metal, Dark metal

26
Insomnium is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Doom metal, Melodic death metal, Technical death metal

27
Impaled Nazarene is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Thrash metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

28
Battlelore is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Progressive metal, Melodic death metal, Viking metal

29
Zachary Hietala is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Power metal, Heavy metal

30
Beherit is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Dark ambient, Black metal, Heavy metal

31
Poisonblack is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Progressive metal, Gothic metal, Heavy metal

32
Sinergy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Gothic metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

33
Cain's Offering is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Power metal, Heavy metal

34
Altaria is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Power metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal

35
Moonsorrow is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Progressive metal, Symphonic black metal, Viking metal

36
Eternal Tears of Sorrow is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Doom metal, Thrash metal, Melodic death metal

37
Sami Lopakka is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Melodic death metal, Heavy metal, Death metal

38
Jussi Sydänmaa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Power metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

39
Catamenia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Symphonic black metal, Melodic death metal, Black metal

40
Shade Empire is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Symphonic black metal, Black metal, Heavy metal

41
Dawn of Relic is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Black metal, Heavy metal

42
Tapio Wilska is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Doom metal, Thrash metal, Progressive metal

43
Sami Yli-Sirniö is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Thrash metal, Gothic rock, Heavy metal

44
Entwine is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Gothic metal, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

45
Before the Dawn is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Doom metal, Death-doom, Melodic death metal

46
Amberian Dawn is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Power metal, Heavy metal, Symphonic metal

47
Horna is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Horna Black metal, Heavy metal

48
Apulanta is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Ska, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

49
Charon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Gothic metal, Heavy metal

50
Celesty is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Finnish Heavy Metal Bands List
Power metal, Heavy metal, Symphonic metal