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Heavy Metal Bands A-Z

Name these hard rock and heavy metal bands starting with each letter, A-Z.
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Letter
Answer
Australian hard rockers featuring Angus Young.
A
AC/DC
Ozzy Osborne & co. The first heavy metal band.
B
Black Sabbath
Perhaps the most (in)famous death metal band.
C
Cannibal Corpse
English hard rockers behind "Smoke on the Water".
D
Deep Purple
Pioneering Bay Area thrash band behind "Bonded by Blood".
E
Exodus
US funk metal band behind "Epic" and featuring Mike Patton.
F
Faith No More
Spooky Swedish band whose singer likes to dress up as the Anti-Pope.
G
Ghost
Weather themed US band featuring siblings Lzzy and Arejay Hale.
H
Halestorm
Huge English NWOBHM band featuring Bruce Dickinson.
I
Iron Maiden
One of the original metal bands, featuring Rob Halford.
J
Judas Priest
Jonathan Davis & Co. They started the nu metal genre.
K
Korn
70's hard rockers behind "Stairway to Heaven" & "Whole Lotta Love".
L
Led Zeppelin
Lemmy's band. They wrote "Ace of Spades" & "Overkill".
M
Motorhead
Hint
Letter
Answer
The first grindcore band. Their debut album was "Scum".
N
Napalm Death
Old school death metal band from Tampa, Florida. Synonym for death notice.
O
Obituary
The "cowboys from hell" featuring Phil Anselmo & Dimebag Darrell.
P
Pantera
US prog metal band behind "Operation: Mindcrime".
Q
Queensrÿche
German industrial metal band behind "Du Hast".
R
Rammstein
Ultra fast thrash band behind "Angel of Death" & "Reign in Blood".
S
Slayer
US alt metal band known for disturbing stop motion music videos.
T
Tool
"Spacey" 70's English hard rock band behind the song "Doctor Doctor".
U
UFO
English NWOBHM band who are big on Satan. Behind "Welcome to Hell".
V
Venom
David Coverdale's hard rock band, behind "Here I Go Again".
W
Whitesnake
American glam metal band who evidently know the alphabet.
X
XYZ
US hard rock/glam metal band. The Y stands for "yesterday".
Y
Y&T
U.S. thrash band named after a fairy tale involving seven dwarfs.
Z
Znöwhite
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