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French Heavy Metal Bands List

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

This list is made up of a variety of bands, including Gojira and Aes Dana.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular heavy metal bands from France?" and "Which heavy metal bands started in France?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Gojira is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list French Heavy Metal Bands List
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal
2
Aes Dana is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list French Heavy Metal Bands List
Black metal, Heavy metal, Folk metal
3
Frédéric L... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list French Heavy Metal Bands List
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Black metal
4
Eths is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list French Heavy Metal Bands List
Nu metal, Deathcore, Groove metal
5
Fairyland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list French Heavy Metal Bands List
Power metal, Heavy metal, Symphonic metal
6
Grip Inc. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list French Heavy Metal Bands List
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal
7
Spektr is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list French Heavy Metal Bands List
Dark ambient, Black ambient, Black metal
8
Belëf is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list French Heavy Metal Bands List
Black metal, Heavy metal
9
Antaeus is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list French Heavy Metal Bands List
Black metal, Heavy metal
10
Heavenly is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list French Heavy Metal Bands List
Power metal, Heavy metal, Neo-classical metal
11
Era is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list French Heavy Metal Bands List
New Age, New Age music, Electronic music
12
Massacra is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list French Heavy Metal Bands List
Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal
13
Anorexia Nervosa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list French Heavy Metal Bands List
Symphonic black metal, Industrial metal, Gothic metal
14
Dagoba is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list French Heavy Metal Bands List
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Industrial metal
15
Fabienne Shine is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list French Heavy Metal Bands List
Fabienne Shine
Rock music, Heavy metal
16
Misanthrope is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list French Heavy Metal Bands List
Melodic death metal, Technical death metal, Heavy metal
17
Scarve is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list French Heavy Metal Bands List
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Industrial metal
18
Adagio is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list French Heavy Metal Bands List
Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal
19
Vorkreist is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list French Heavy Metal Bands List
Heavy metal, Death metal
20
Symbyosis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list French Heavy Metal Bands List
Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Death metal
21
Penumbra is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list French Heavy Metal Bands List
Gothic metal, Heavy metal
22
TRUST is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list French Heavy Metal Bands List
TRUST
Rock music, Heavy metal, Hard rock
23
Kerion is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list French Heavy Metal Bands List
Power metal, Heavy metal, Symphonic metal
24
Karelia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list French Heavy Metal Bands List
Karelia
Heavy metal, Symphonic metal
25
Carnival in Coal is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list French Heavy Metal Bands List
Carnival in Coal
Heavy metal, Extreme metal, Experimental metal