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Steampunk artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good steampunk bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top steampunk bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Steampunk groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all steampunk bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest steampunk bands of all time, since the most famous steampunk artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best steampunk music.

You can click on the steampunk band names to see more information about that particular notable steampunk group. If they're near the top of the best steampunk artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top steampunk bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the steampunk band names themselves.

The list you're viewing contains artists like Voltaire and Chris Vrenna. Make sure to vote for your favorites. If you're not a fan of Rasputina or Abney Park, then vote those down so that the list takes your preferences into account.

All important, significant and iconic names in steampunk music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new steampunk bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of steampunk, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into steampunk music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good steampunk bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent steampunk bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best steampunk bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest steampunk musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular steampunk bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Steam Powered Giraffe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands
DanielPerezLara added Steampunk, Rock music, Folk music

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Voltaire is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands
Gothic rock, Steampunk, Ska

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Professor Elemental is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands
Steampunk, Hip Hop

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Abney Park is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands
Gothic rock, Electronic body music, Steampunk

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The Cog Is Dead is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands
JohnMondelli added Steampunk, Folk, Western

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Victor Sierra is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands
dr.w.creed added "Steampunk, Dieselpunk, Retro-futuristic -
http://victorsierra.bandcamp.com

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Frenchy and the Punk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands
SteveJones1 added http://www.frenchyandthepunk.com/
 

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Metropolis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands
JohnnyBoreham added Alternative/ Steampunk - METROPOLIS uk steampunk band www.facebook.com/METbandUK 

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Vernian Process is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Trip hop, Steampunk

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The Clockwork Dolls is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands
cosmicjuju added

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Doctor Steel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands
Steampunk, Electronic music, Industrial music

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Deus Ex Vapore Machina is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands
CMDXD added SteamPunk -

The Music Group DEVM creates classically-styled music imbued with Modern Technological Advancement, combining the best of past, present, and future into what the crew has fondly dubbed, “Stringpunk.” www.DEVMMUSIC.com

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Emilie Autumn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands
Lyd_Neustrie added Synthpop, Dark cabaret, Electronic music

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Nathaniel Johnstone is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands

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The Men That Will Not Be Blame... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands

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Lord MontyJacques III is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands
JohnWilson1 added Steampunk, Funk - SteampunkFUNK Bizarre! http://steampunkfunkbizarre.bandcamp.com/

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Marquis of Vaudeville is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands
EnriqueVelazquez added http://marquisofvaudeville.com/

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MarkRossmore added Steampunk World-Industrial - http://www.EscapeTheClouds.com

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FelineLang added Cabaret Soul, Steampunk, Epic Jazz Pop - Berlin based 5 piece plays theatralic Cabaret Punk Soul on piano, violoncello, computer, double and E-bass, percussions, and drums, and sometimes brass - music associating a SciFi-movie from the 1960ies – or a vintage Cabaret show. Then there goes: Feline´s gorgeous voice and her reckless performance in ball gowns and circus corsets. Already well known as opera and Tango singer, she´s incredible when singing her own souly compositions. Altogether you get a music theatre night with a story: Five aliens landed on Earth – but in the wrong century. Nevertheless they try to fulfill their strange mission. What will happen tonight? What are they planning?  - www.felineandstrange.com

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Eli August is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands
DrewWilen added

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Birthrite is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands
birthriteuk added Birthrite, from the post-industrial Black Country. Influenced and inspired by Steampunk, into diversity, vintage style and non-conformity, splicing up with action, old world charm, and screaming electric guitars. This is a fully electric band and this is a hard edged sound in the 21st Century with the exuberance and imagination of the 19th.

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Unwoman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands
EnriqueVelazquez added

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Rasputina is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands
Indie, Gothic rock, Steampunk

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DaleRowles added Steampunk, Alternative, Rock

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Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands
EnriqueVelazquez added

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Dr. Carmilla is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands
Steampunk, Dieselpunk, Cabaret - http://drcarmilla.com

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Veronique Chevalier is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands
Steampunk, Dark cabaret, Polka

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Martín Irigoyen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands
Steampunk, Neoclassical New Age music, Experimental music

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Ephemeral Mists is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands
minamoonstar added Ambient music

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Unextraordinary Gentlemen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands
Synthpunk, Gothic rock, Steampunk

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Automaton is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands
EnriqueVelazquez added http://www.steampoweredmetal.com/

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Melisande Mourning is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands
abbiedeltricster added

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Abandoned Toys is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands
minamoonstar added

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Flogging Molly is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands
EnriqueVelazquez added Celtic rock, Celtic punk, Folk rock

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Elizabeth Fawn is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands
minamoonstar added

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andii-valo added alt.folk, alt.rock, steampunk -

www.ghostfiremusic.com

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gary-emmins added Steampunk/Gypsy punk/Pirate Shantie/ Dark Cabaret -

Take a bit of Gypsy punk, add a touch of Pirate shanty, a bit of dark Cabaret, a bit of steampunk  songs with killer hooks , songs of drink, death  debauchery & decline  that will stick in your head forever. Then add a rowdy live show experience ...then you nearly have the essence of THE FILTHY SPECTACULA. Fronted by the singer of 'The Last Steampunk Waltz' (Mr.E) - this band delves into the darker , dirtier side of the genre.

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Samantha Bouquin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands
briancranston84 added

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Gogol Bordello is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands
EnriqueVelazquez added Romani music, Gypsy punk, Punk rock

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Johnny Hollow is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands
SmittenTooms added Trip hop, Cello rock, Dark cabaret

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Tom Waits is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands
EnriqueVelazquez added Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

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martin-h-wattinger added industrial slaughterhouse steampunk blues

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Coppelius is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands
AyraLeonadeLoryva added Cello rock, Heavy metal, Kammer Core - Kammer-core from Berlin.

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The Synthetic Dream Foundation is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Trip hop, Steampunk

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The Dark Design is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands
justweddingsmark added Steampunk Big Band and Rock Opera
 

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SteveJones1 added

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This Way to the Egress is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands
LisaStoran added

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Sunday Driver is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands

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The Gin Rebellion is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands
CatherineBarson added Dark cabaret, steampunk, americana - http://www.theginrebellion.com

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Squirrel Nut Zippers is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Steampunk Bands