No matter who you are or where you’re from, the zodiac can help you solve some of life’s biggest mysteries. You can find out who you are and the way you best receive love, and you can even answer that ageless question, “What metal band am I?” It may seem impossible to decipher which metal band you are through your birthday, but the zodiac holds answers for everything - that includes figuring out whether you’re a blistering thrash metal band or a groove-oriented art band that refuses classification.
Understanding which metal band is connected to which zodiac sign isn’t easy. It takes an understanding of a person’s chart, as well as a knowledge of the nuances of a particular artist. Even if you aren’t completely versed in the band with which you share a special connection, you’ll find that they speak to something inside you - something that makes you want to bang your head. What metal band are you based on the zodiac? There’s only one way to find out.
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Intellectual and energetic, Ariens have a philosophical nature and they love to party, and they don’t care who’s along for the ride as long as they’re cool. Ariens can be aggressive, but they’re not trying to cause trouble per se. If they end up freaking everyone out, they’re not worried about it - it’s just the side effect of their personality.
Ariens are perfectly encapsulated by Black Sabbath, those bright boys from Birmingham whose tunes about the afterlife are just as heavy as their songs about getting down all night with a groovy lady and some sweet leaf.
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With a penchant for expensive leather and dangerous desires, Taureans live fast and party hard - until they don’t. This sign likes to treat themselves to the best things in life, and they deserve it. They work their fingers to the bone and then they max and relax and there’s really no in between. They’re either taking in fine dining and sleeping until noon or they’re staying up all night to finish their latest project.
Moving at a speed too fast for love, Judas Priest definitely puts out intense Taurean energy. This band was either on tour for years, playing heavy tunes at full speed while dressed head to toe in leather, or they were missing in action for years at a time while they worked on their next masterpiece. This is one band that knew how to live.
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Out of all the signs in the zodiac, Gemini takes in the most information and repurposes it into something useful, whether they know they’re doing it or not. Smart and quick to pick up on something new, this sign is the most apt to align with members of the power metal community like the Devin Townsend Project.
Townsend’s groups have existed under a few different names, but they all have a few key components - huge time signature changes, major production values, and intense technicality. Like a Gemini, Townsend’s groups always feel like they’re trying something new, and often in an intellectual and imaginative way. Never boring, this sign and this band are always exciting.
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As the most emotional sign in the zodiac, Cancer can be overly sensitive to the vibe that everyone’s putting out around them. They take on the emotions of their friends and hold them all inside, which can be challenging for the people in their lives. Even though people born under this sign can feel like they're building walls around themselves at times, that’s just what they need to do to stay centered.
Like a Cancer, Electric Wizard is a combination of their influences - Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, and Mudhoney come to mind - but they play deeply emotional and sometimes punishing versions of the music that they love. It might take a minute to figure out what Electric Wizard is all about, but once someone is into them, it’s hard to let go.