Metal German Hard Rock Bands List

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List of German hard rock bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as hard rock solo artists from Germany are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great German music that you've never heard before. The hard rock bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in Germany. If you think the best German hard rock band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

You can rank all of these bands, from Scorpions to Helloween.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular hard rock bands from Germany?" and "Which hard rock bands started in Germany?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list German Hard Rock Bands List
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Helloween is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list German Hard Rock Bands List
Progressive metal, Melodic music, Power metal

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Accept is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list German Hard Rock Bands List
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Power metal

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Guano Apes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list German Hard Rock Bands List
Nu metal, Rapcore, Alternative rock

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Avantasia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list German Hard Rock Bands List
Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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Udo Dirkschneider is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list German Hard Rock Bands List
Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal

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Die Toten Hosen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list German Hard Rock Bands List
Crossover thrash, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

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Eloy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list German Hard Rock Bands List
Krautrock, Space rock, Progressive rock

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Edguy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list German Hard Rock Bands List
Power metal, Heavy metal, Soft rock

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Warlock is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list German Hard Rock Bands List
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Traditional heavy metal

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Bonfire is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list German Hard Rock Bands List
Rock music, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Pink Cream 69 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list German Hard Rock Bands List
Power metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Herman Rarebell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list German Hard Rock Bands List
Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Victory is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list German Hard Rock Bands List
Victory Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Sinner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list German Hard Rock Bands List
Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Böhse Onkelz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list German Hard Rock Bands List
German rock, Heavy metal, Punk rock

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Andreas Frege is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list German Hard Rock Bands List
Heavy metal, Punk rock, Hard rock

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H-Blockx is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list German Hard Rock Bands List
Pop punk, Nu metal, Rock music

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Birth Control is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list German Hard Rock Bands List
Krautrock, Alternative rock, Progressive rock

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Axxis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list German Hard Rock Bands List
Power metal, Heavy metal, Electronic rock

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Nick St. Nicholas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list German Hard Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Heavy metal, Acid rock

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Night Sun is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list German Hard Rock Bands List
Heavy metal, Progressive rock, Hard rock

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Lacrimas Profundere is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list German Hard Rock Bands List
Doom metal, Death-doom, Gothic rock

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Emil Bulls is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list German Hard Rock Bands List
Post-metal, Nu metal, Rock music

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Shameless is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list German Hard Rock Bands List
Shameless Glam metal, Rock music, Hard rock

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Axel Rudi Pell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list German Hard Rock Bands List
Instrumental rock, Power metal, Heavy metal

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Cheap Turtle is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list German Hard Rock Bands List
Cheap Turtle Rock music, Hard rock

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Love Like Blood is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list German Hard Rock Bands List
Gothic rock, Gothic metal, Dark wave

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Masterplan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list German Hard Rock Bands List
Folk rock, Power metal, Heavy metal

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Ferdy Doernberg is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list German Hard Rock Bands List
Ferdy Doernberg Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Dr. Woo's Rock 'n' Roll Circus is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list German Hard Rock Bands List
Dr. Woo's Rock 'n' Roll Circus Bastard Rock, Mashup, Hard rock

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Unisonic is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list German Hard Rock Bands List
Unisonic Power metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Johnny Soulbound added Soulbound Alternative Metal, Modern Metal, Nu Metal, Rock Music