Metal German Heavy Metal Bands List

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List of German heavy metal bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as heavy metal 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 heavy metal 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 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 Scorpions to Rammstein.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular heavy metal bands from Germany?" and "Which heavy metal 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 Heavy Metal Bands List
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

2
Rammstein is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Industrial metal, Gothic metal, Industrial music

3
Helloween is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Progressive metal, Melodic music, Power metal

4
Accept is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Power metal

5
Kreator is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Thrash metal, Gothic rock, Industrial metal

6
KMFDM is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Electro-industrial, Electronic body music, Industrial metal

7
Blind Guardian is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Power metal

8
Destruction is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal

9
Avantasia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

10
Sodom is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Black metal

11
Die Krupps is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Synthpunk, Electronic body music, Industrial metal

12
Lisa Middelhauve is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Heavy metal, Symphonic metal

13
Hansi Kürsch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

14
Udo Dirkschneider is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal

15
Die Toten Hosen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Crossover thrash, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

16
Graveworm is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Symphonic black metal, Melodic death metal, Gothic metal

17
Marcus Siepen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

18
Tankard is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Thrash metal, Heavy metal

19
Eisbrecher is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Electro-industrial, Industrial metal, Rock music

20
Grave Digger is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Thrash metal, Groove metal, Power metal

21
Running Wild is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Power metal, Heavy metal, Folk metal

22
Edguy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Power metal, Heavy metal, Soft rock

23
Leaves' Eyes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Viking metal, Gothic metal, Heavy metal

24
Warlock is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Traditional heavy metal

25
Seventh Avenue is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list German Heavy Metal Bands List
Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal