Power Metal Bands

Can you guess the names of these prominent power metal bands from the clues provided?
Bands are in alphabetical order.
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Last updated: February 2, 2024
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Song or Album
Captain Morgan's Revenge
Scottish folk/power metal band who describe their sound as 'True Scottish Pirate Metal'.
Angels Cry
Brazilian band led by Rafael Bittencourt. Other albums include 'Temple of Shadows' and 'Holy Land'.
The Metal Opera
German symphonic heavy metal supergroup led by Tobias Sammet of Edguy.
Die By The Blade
Finnish band formed by Anton Kabanen after he left Battle Beast.
Beast in Black
Nightfall in Middle-Earth
German band considered pioneers of the power metal movement. Originally formed as 'Lucifer's Heritage'.
Blind Guardian
Valley of the Damned
UK band whose song 'Through the Fire and Flames' appeared on Guitar Hero III & helped bring them mainstream recognition.
Swedish band formed by producer Fredrik Nordström. They are named after a well known Dio album.
Dream Evil
Theater of Salvation
German band formed in high school when its members were 14 years old. Christened after a nickname for their maths teacher.
Land of the Free
German band formed and fronted by Kai Hansen after his departure from Helloween.
Gamma Ray
Tales from the Kingdom of Fife
Scottish band fond of wearing armour and costumes on stage. Founded by keyboardist Christopher Bowes of Alestorm.
German band who attempted to go more commercial in the late 80's, releasing albums under the names 'Digger' and "Hawaii'.
Grave Digger
Legacy of Kings
Swedish band which started as side project featuring members of death metal bands Dark Tranquility, In Flames & Ceremonial Oath.
Keeper of the Seven Keys
Influential German act often labelled as the 'fathers of power metal', and sometimes referred to as 'pumpkin heads'.
Something Wicked This Way Comes
American band featuring guitarist Jon Schaffer who served jail time for his involvement in the 2021 United States Capitol attack.
Iced Earth
Ample Destruction
American band, originally called Tyrant, who renamed themselves after a German WWII tank.
Jag Panzer
Song or Album
When the Lights Are Down
US band featuring guitarist Thomas Youngblood. Their name takes inspiration from Arthurian legend.
Crystal Logic
Cult US band fronted by the late Mark 'The Shark' Shelton, who died in 2018. Other albums include 'The Deluge' and 'Mystification'.
Manilla Road
Kings of Metal
Over the top US band, prone to wearing Conan-style loincloths and known for their slogan 'Death to False Metal'.
Symphonic power metal band from Finland formerly featuring female operatic soprano Tarja Turunen on lead vocals.
Blood of the Saints
German band with a darker image than is typical for power metal. They where corpse paint & sing about werewolves & vampires.
Jaws of Death
German band that arose out of a Judas Priest covers band & fronted by Ralf Scheepers, formerly of Gamma Ray.
Primal Fear
Symphony of Enchanted Lands
Italian symphonic power metal band who changed their name in 2006 due to trademark issues, tacking 'of fire' onto the end of their moniker.
Rhapsody of Fire
Death or Glory
German band who embraced a pirate theme on their third album 'Under Jolly Roger' and continue it into the present day.
Running Wild
To Hell and Back
Very successful Swedish band obsessed by war and historical battles, featuring frontman Joakim Brodén.
Hall of the Mountain King
US band founded by brothers John & Criss Oliva. Criss died in a car accident in 1993. Members would go on to form Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
Reckoning Night
Finnish band who originally started as a hard rock outfit named 'Tricky Beans'. Other albums include 'Winterheart's Guild'.
Sonata Arctica
Longstanding and influential Finnish band who have no original members left after guitarist Timo Tolkki departed in 2008.
The Divine Wings of Tragedy
US progressive/power metal band featuring guitarist Michael Romeo. Other albums include 'Paradise Lost' and 'Iconoclast'.
Symphony X
Heroes of Mighty Magic
Swedish symphonic metal band who write lyrics based on their own fictional high fantasy world called The Twilight Kingdoms.
Twillight Force
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
NYC band fronted by David Defreis, who refers to their music as 'barbaric-romantic metal'.
Virgin Steele
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