Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Italy

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List of Italy bands, listed by their level of fame. This Italy musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Italy bands are included, as well as many Italy musicians of underground status. This list of Italy musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Italy bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

Bands include everything from Laura Pausini to Rhapsody of Fire.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Italy?" or "What is a list of Italy bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (249 items)

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Laura Pausini is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Latin pop Laura Pausini, omri is an Italian pop singer-songwriter and record producer. As a child, she was encouraged by her father to join him during his performances in local piano bars. After competing ...more

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Rhapsody of Fire is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal Rhapsody of Fire is an Italian symphonic power metal band led by Alex Staropoli. Since forming in 1993, the band has released ten studio albums, two live albums, two EPs, and a live DVD. ...more

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Lacuna Coil is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Progressive metal, Gothic rock, Symphonic black metal Lacuna Coil is an Italian metal band from Milan. Since their formation in 1994, the group has had two name changes, being previously known as Sleep of Right and Ethereal. Inspired by the ...more

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Andrea Bocelli is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Opera Andrea Bocelli, OMRI, OMDSM is an Italian classical tenor, recording artist and singer-songwriter. Born with poor eyesight, he became blind at the age of 12 following an association football ...more

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Ennio Morricone is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Lounge music, Classical music, Easy listening Ennio Morricone, Grand Officer OMRI is an Italian composer, orchestrator, conductor and former trumpet player, who has written music for more than 500 motion pictures and television series, as ...more

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Crookers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Hip hop music, Electronic music, Electro house Crookers is the musical project of Italian DJ/producer, Francesco "Phra" Barbaglia. Crookers was originally a duo consisting of Phra and fellow producer Bot, who worked together from ...more

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Christian Death is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Horror punk, Gothic rock, Gothic metal Christian Death is an American deathrock/gothic rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1979 by Rozz Williams. They became a highly influential act, heralding the American gothic rock ...more

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Spagna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Pop music, Italo disco, Dance music Spagna is an Italian singer and songwriter.

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Graveworm is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Symphonic black metal, Melodic death metal, Gothic metal Graveworm is an Italian gothic metal band from Bruneck. The group was founded in 1992.

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Marco Carola is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Minimal techno, Tech house, House music Marco Carola is an Italian electronic musician and DJ.

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Den Harrow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
New Wave, Italo disco, Euro disco Den Harrow is an Italo disco project fronted by Stefano Zandri, an Italian fashion model. The name Den Harrow was conceived by the project's producers Turatti and Chieregato, who based it on the ...more

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Change is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Adult contemporary music, Disco, Contemporary R&B Change was an Italian-American post-disco group formed in Bologna, Italy in 1979 by businessman and executive producer Jacques Fred Petrus and Mauro Malavasi. They were heavily influenced by ...more

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Baltimora is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Synthpop, New Wave, Italo disco Baltimora was an Italian musical act active in the mid to late 1980s. It comprised Jimmy McShane, Maurizio Bassi, Giorgio Cocilovo, Claudio Bazzari, Pier Michelatti and Gabriele Melotti. They ...more

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Sonya Scarlet is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Gothic rock, Symphonic black metal, Gothic metal Sonya Scarlet is the singer and lyricist of the Italian extreme gothic metal band Theatres des Vampires.

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Theatres des Vampires is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Doom metal, Gothic rock, Symphonic black metal Theatres des Vampires is an Italian gothic metal band with strong black metal influences, mostly noted for the predominant theme of vampirism within their lyrics.

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Raintime is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Progressive metal, Melodic death metal, Power metal Raintime was an Italian progressive / power metal band, founded in 1999. The band was initially significantly inspired by Dream Theater, and as such composed songs which leaned towards the ...more

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Alice is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Pop music, Traditional music, Rock music Alice, also known as Alice Visconti is an Italian singer-songwriter and pianist, active since 1971. Alice had her breakthrough after winning the Sanremo Music Festival with the song "Per ...more

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Mina is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Nuevo tango, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music Anna Maria Quaini or Mina Mazzini, OMRI, known as Mina, is one of the most successful Italian singers of all time. She was a staple of Italian television variety shows and a dominant figure in ...more

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Ludovico Einaudi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
New Age music, Classical music, Minimal music Ludovico Einaudi OMRI is an Italian pianist and composer. He trained at the Conservatorio Verdi in Milan and under composer Luciano Berio in the early 1980s. Einaudi began his career as a ...more

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Claudio Abbado is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Opera, Classical music Claudio Abbado, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI was an Italian conductor. One of the most celebrated and respected conductors of the 20th century, he served as music director of the La Scala opera ...more

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Antonello Venditti is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Pop music, Pop rock Antonello Venditti is an Italian singer-songwriter who became famous in the 1970s for the social themes of his songs.

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Dario Marianelli is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Film score Dario Marianelli is an Italian composer of piano, orchestral, and film music.

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Vasco Rossi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal Vasco Rossi, also known as Vasco or with the nickname Il Blasco, is an Italian singer-songwriter. During his career, he has published 26 albums and has written over 250 songs, as well as lyrics ...more

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Litfiba is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
New Wave, Gothic rock, Pop music Litfiba is an Italian rock-band formed in Florence in early 1980. Litfiba originated from the meeting of five punk, new wave, heavy metal and rock music fans with little musical background. The ...more

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Vanilla Sky is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Pop punk, Power pop, Punk rock Vanilla Sky is an Italian pop punk group formed in 2002. Their first album, Play It If You Can't Say It, was released November 6, 2002. The band currently consists of Jacopo Volpe on drums, ...more

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Giorgia Fumanti is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Operatic pop, Crossover Giorgia Fumanti is an Italian soprano, composer, producer and arranger now based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Her music is best compared to that of Andrea Bocelli, Sarah Brightman and Enya. Her ...more

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Alessandro Safina is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Operatic pop Alessandro Safina is an Italian operatic tenor. Born in Siena, Italy, Safina's love of opera was encouraged early in life by his mother encouraged his eagerness. His father was also a singer. ...more

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Fabri Fibra is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Pop music Fabri Fibra is an Italian rapper.

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Dope Stars Inc. is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Gothic rock, Electronic body music, Industrial metal Dope Stars Inc. is an alternative and industrial rock band formed in Rome, Italy in late 2002, though the band was not officially formed until 2003. The band was founded by Victor Love, Darin ...more

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Silver is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
House music, Trance music, Techno

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Sound Factory is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Pop music, Smooth jazz, Jazz Sound Factory was a pop band from Rome, Italy. The members of Sound Factory were Julie P., Giovanni “MJ” Signoretti and Roberto “Bob” Baruffaldi. Sound Factory released "Dreaming On", ...more

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Premiata Forneria Marconi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Progressive rock Premiata Forneria Marconi is an Italian progressive rock band. They were the first Italian group to have success abroad, entering both the British and American charts. Between 1973 and 1977 they ...more

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Goblin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Soundtrack, Italian progressive rock, Electronic music Goblin is an Italian progressive rock band known for their soundtrack work. They frequently collaborate with Dario Argento, most notably creating soundtracks for Profondo Rosso in 1975 and ...more

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Aborym is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Symphonic black metal, Industrial metal, Black metal Aborym are an Italian industrial black metal band from Taranto, Apulia, formed in 1993. The band have described their music as "alien-black-hard/industrial", whilst Allmusic described ...more

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Death SS is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Doom metal, Thrash metal, Progressive metal Death SS is an Italian heavy metal band.

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Forgotten Tomb is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Doom metal, Black metal, Heavy metal Forgotten Tomb is an Italian doom metal band, formed in Piacenza in 1999 by Ferdinando "Herr Morbid" Marchisio. The lyrical themes of the band's early albums revolve mostly around ...more

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Opera IX is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Symphonic black metal, Gothic metal, Black metal Opera IX is an Italian pagan symphonic black metal band, founded in the city of Biella by the guitarist Ossian, in 1988.

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Ephel Duath is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Progressive metal, Black metal, Heavy metal Ephel Duath was an Italian avant garde metal/hardcore punk band, formed in 1998 in Padova, Italy. They have had a constantly changing line-up, with guitarist and songwriter Davide Tiso being the ...more

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Exilia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Nu metal, Grunge Exlia is a band from Milan, Italy that formed in 1998.

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Bulldozer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Thrash metal, Black metal, Heavy metal Bulldozer is an extreme metal band from Milan, Italy, that was active from 1980 until 1990. They had reunited as of 2008.

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Cultus Sanguine is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Doom metal, Gothic metal, Black metal Cultus Sanguine was a black metal band from Italy, characterised by gloomy themes and soundscapes.

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Mike Mosiello is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Mike Mosiello Jazz Mike Mosiello was an Italian-born American trumpet player.

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Drastique is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Gothic metal, Black metal, Heavy metal Drastique is an avant-garde gothic metal band from Italy with progressive metal and symphonic black metal influences.

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Elvenking is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Melodic death metal, Power metal, Heavy metal Elvenking is a folk/power metal band from Sacile, Italy. As of 2014, they have released one demo, one single, and eight full-length studio albums. Elvenking's music draws their inspiration from ...more

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Cripple Bastards is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Mincecore, Grindcore, Death metal Cripple Bastards is a grindcore band from Asti, Italy. They were formed in 1988 in order to keep their area on the hardcore map as most of the other bands around them were breaking up.

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Cadaveria is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Doom metal, Thrash metal, Symphonic black metal Raffaella Rivarolo, better known as Cadaveria, is an Italian musician, famous for being the former vocalist and keyboard player of the symphonic black metal band Opera IX.

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Necrodeath is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Thrash metal, Black metal, Heavy metal Necrodeath is an Italian thrash metal band from Liguria. It is one of the first extreme metal bands originating in Italy. They take inspiration from Slayer, Possessed, Kreator, Celtic Frost and ...more

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Domine is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Power metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal Domine is an Italian heavy metal band formed in 1983. The power metal band from Florence, who began releasing demo tapes in 1986, got some attention with their first album, Champion Eternal, ...more

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Arthemis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Thrash metal, Power metal, Heavy metal Arthemis are a power metal/heavy metal band based in Italy.

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Holy Knights is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from Italy
Holy Knights is a symphonic power metal band from Palermo, Italy, formed in 1998. They recorded their first demo, Gate Through the Past, in 1999. Shortly after releasing their début ...more