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.