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Italian Heavy Metal Bands List

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List of Italian heavy metal bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as heavy metal solo artists from Italy are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great Italian 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 Italy. If you think the best Italian 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 is made up of many different bands, including Rhapsody of Fire and Lacuna Coil.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular heavy metal bands from Italy?" and "Which heavy metal bands started in Italy?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Rhapsody of Fire is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Italian Heavy Metal Bands List
Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal
2
Lacuna Coil is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Italian Heavy Metal Bands List
Progressive metal, Gothic rock, Symphonic black metal
3
Christian Death is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Italian Heavy Metal Bands List
Horror punk, Gothic rock, Gothic metal
4
Raintime is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Italian Heavy Metal Bands List
Progressive metal, Melodic death metal, Power metal
5
Vasco Rossi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Italian Heavy Metal Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal
6
Litfiba is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Italian Heavy Metal Bands List
New Wave, Gothic rock, Pop music
7
Death SS is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Italian Heavy Metal Bands List
Doom metal, Thrash metal, Progressive metal
8
Forgotten Tomb is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Italian Heavy Metal Bands List
Doom metal, Black metal, Heavy metal
9
Aborym is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Italian Heavy Metal Bands List
Symphonic black metal, Industrial metal, Black metal
10
Ephel Duath is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Italian Heavy Metal Bands List
Progressive metal, Black metal, Heavy metal
11
Bulldozer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Italian Heavy Metal Bands List
Thrash metal, Black metal, Heavy metal
12
Drastique is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Italian Heavy Metal Bands List
Gothic metal, Black metal, Heavy metal
13
Elvenking is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Italian Heavy Metal Bands List
Melodic death metal, Power metal, Heavy metal
14
Cadaveria is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Italian Heavy Metal Bands List
Doom metal, Thrash metal, Symphonic black metal
15
Necrodeath is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Italian Heavy Metal Bands List
Thrash metal, Black metal, Heavy metal
16
Arthemis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Italian Heavy Metal Bands List
Thrash metal, Power metal, Heavy metal
17
Domine is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Italian Heavy Metal Bands List
Power metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal
18
Vision Divine is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Italian Heavy Metal Bands List
Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal
19
Piero Pelù is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Italian Heavy Metal Bands List
Rock music, Heavy metal, Pop rock
20
Elis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Italian Heavy Metal Bands List
Gothic metal, Heavy metal, Symphonic metal
21
Disarmonia Mundi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Italian Heavy Metal Bands List
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Melodic death metal
22
Mandragora Scream is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Italian Heavy Metal Bands List
Doom metal, Gothic rock, Gothic metal
23
Derdian is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Italian Heavy Metal Bands List
Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal
24
Zu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Italian Heavy Metal Bands List
Noise rock, Mathcore, Experimental rock
25
Ufomammut is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Italian Heavy Metal Bands List
Doom metal, Post-metal, Psychedelia