Metal London Heavy Metal Bands List

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List of London heavy metal bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as heavy metal solo artists from London are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great London 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 London. If you think the best London 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 contains bands like Led Zeppelin, Queen.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular heavy metal bands from London?" and "Which heavy metal bands started in London?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list London Heavy Metal Bands List
Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

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Queen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list London Heavy Metal Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

3
Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list London Heavy Metal Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly

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Iron Maiden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list London Heavy Metal Bands List
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Cream is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list London Heavy Metal Bands List
Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

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Motörhead is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list London Heavy Metal Bands List
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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The Jimi Hendrix Experience is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list London Heavy Metal Bands List
Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music

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Keith Moon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list London Heavy Metal Bands List
Skiffle, Pop music, Rock music

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UFO is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list London Heavy Metal Bands List
Blues-rock, Rock music, Space rock

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DragonForce is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list London Heavy Metal Bands List
Black metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

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Killing Joke is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list London Heavy Metal Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, Industrial rock

12
Hawkwind is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list London Heavy Metal Bands List
Rock music, Space rock, Protopunk

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Adrian Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list London Heavy Metal Bands List
Heavy metal, Progressive rock, Hard rock

14
Girlschool is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list London Heavy Metal Bands List
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Punk rock

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Deen Castronovo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list London Heavy Metal Bands List
Rock music, Instrumental rock, Heavy metal

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Angel Witch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list London Heavy Metal Bands List
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Heavy metal

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Skunk Anansie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list London Heavy Metal Bands List
Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

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Akercocke is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list London Heavy Metal Bands List
Progressive metal, Technical death metal, Black metal

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Paul D. Hudson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list London Heavy Metal Bands List
Thrash metal, Reggae, Heavy metal

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Steve Jones is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list London Heavy Metal Bands List
Rock music, Heavy metal, Punk rock

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Cliff Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list London Heavy Metal Bands List
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Cubanate is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list London Heavy Metal Bands List
Industrial metal, Industrial music, Heavy metal

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Danny Felice is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list London Heavy Metal Bands List
Rock music, Heavy metal

24
Dennis Stratton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list London Heavy Metal Bands List
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Queenadreena is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list London Heavy Metal Bands List
Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

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The Jeff Beck Group is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list London Heavy Metal Bands List
Blues-rock, Heavy metal, Jazz fusion

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King Prawn is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list London Heavy Metal Bands List
Hip hop music, Ska punk, Reggae

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Paul Isola is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list London Heavy Metal Bands List
Rock music, Heavy metal

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Corpsing is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list London Heavy Metal Bands List
Doom metal, Thrash metal, Heavy metal

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Artisian is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list London Heavy Metal Bands List
Heavy metal, Blackened death metal

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Bassknives is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list London Heavy Metal Bands List
Indie, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Mark Cross is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list London Heavy Metal Bands List
Power metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal

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Dante's Ascension is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list London Heavy Metal Bands List
Heavy metal

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Dark Heresy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list London Heavy Metal Bands List
Heavy metal, Death metal

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Stuart Cavilla is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list London Heavy Metal Bands List
Rock music, Heavy metal

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Phil Mogg is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list London Heavy Metal Bands List
Rock music, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Smile is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list London Heavy Metal Bands List
Blues-rock, Heavy metal, Pop rock

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Kingsize Blues is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list London Heavy Metal Bands List
Thrash metal, Heavy metal

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Subterranea is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list London Heavy Metal Bands List
Heavy metal, Hard rock