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Metal Songs And Albums That Inspired The Names Of Other Bands


This is an alphabetical list of metal songs and albums that inspired the names of other artists.

Please feel free to suggest more examples.

[Updated: 11.02.2024]

Created by: Plattner | 10.03.2023



1. Amebix - No Sanctuary: The Spiderleg Recordings
The song WINTER (released as single in 1983 and re-released on compilations) inspired the name of the group WINTER
2. Anathema - Alternative 4
The album title ALTERNATIVE 4 inspired the name of the group ALTERNATIVE 4 (Please note the partial lineup overlap between these groups)
3. Arch Enemy - Black Earth
The album title BLACK EARTH inspired the name of the group BLACK EARTH (Please note the partial lineup overlap between these groups)
4. Architects - Ruin
The song NORTH LANE inspired the name of thr group NORTHLANE
5. Bathory - Under The Sign Of The Black Mark
The song EQUIMANTHORN inspired the name of the group EQUIMANTHORN
6. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
The song A BIT OF FINGER / SLEEPING VILLAGE inspired the name of the group SLEEPING VILLAGE
7. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
The album inspired the name of Zakk Wylde's supergroup ZAKK SABBATH.
8. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
The song THE WIZARD inspired one part of the name of the group ELECTRIC WIZARD (the other part is taken from Electric Funeral of the Paranoid album)
9. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
The song ELECTRIC FUNERAL inspired one part of the name of the group ELECTRIC WIZARD (the other part is taken from The Wizard of the Black Sabbath album)
10. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
The song IRON MAN inspired the name of the group IRON MAN
11. Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality
The album title inspired the name of the group MASTERS OF REALITY
12. Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality
The song AFTER FOREVER inspired the name of the group AFTER FOREVER
13. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath Vol. 4
The song ST. VITUS`S DANCE inspired the name of the group SAINT VITUS
14. Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
The song SPIRAL ARCHITECT inspired the name of the group SPIRAL ARCHITECT
15. Black Sabbath - Sabotage
The album title SABOTAGE inspired the name of the group SABOTAGE (from Sweden)
16. Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell
The album/song title HEAVEN AND HELL inspired the name of the group HEAVEN AND HELL (Please note the partial lineup overlap between these groups)
17. Black Sabbath - Mob Rules
The album/song title THE MOB RULES inspired the name of the group MOB RULES
18. Black Sabbath - Mob Rules
The song title THE SIGN OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS inspired the name of the group THE SIGN OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS
19. Black Sabbath - Tyr
According to Heri Joesen, the album cover influenced the rune logo style of the band TYR.
20. Bolt Thrower - Realm Of Chaos
The song ALL THAT REMAINS inspired the name of the group ALL THAT REMAINS
21. Cannibal Corpse - The Bleeding
The song STARING THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD inspired the name of the group THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD
22. Carcass - Heartwork
The song CARNAL FORGE inspired the name of the group CARNAL FORGE
23. Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion
The album title inspired the recent name of the group THERION
24. Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion
The title and lyrics of the song JEWEL THRONE, together with the title of the underground metal magazine Blackthorn, inspired the name of the group DARKTHRONE
25. Celtic Frost - Into The Pandemonium
The song SORROWS OF THE MOON inspired the name of the band MOONSORROW
26. Children Of Bodom - Follow The Reaper
The song BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT inspired the name of the group BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT (Please note the partial lineup overlap between these groups)
27. Cirith Ungol - Frost And Fire
The album/song title FROST AND FIRE inspired the name of the group CELTIC FROST
28. Corvus Corax - Tanzwut
The album/song title TANZWUT inspired the name of the group TANZWUT (Please note the partial lineup overlap between these groups)
29. Cynic - Focus
The song VEIL OF MAYA inspired the name of the group VEIL OF MAYA
30. Cynic - Focus
The song TEXTURES inspired the name of the group TEXTURES
31. Dark Angel - We Have Arrived
The song MERCILESS DEATH inspired the name of the group MERCILESS DEATH
32. Darkthrone - Thulcandra
The demo/song title [which itself is based on the 1938 science fiction novel Out Of The Silent Planet by C. S. Lewis, where Thulcandra is another name for the Earth] inspired the name of the group THULCANDRA
33. Darkthrone - A Blaze In The Northern Sky
The lines "United by hate/The final superjoint ritual ...." of the song THE PAGAN WINTER inspired the name of the group SUPERJOINT RITUAL
34. Deftones - White Pony
The song KNIFE PARTY inspired the name of the group KNIFE PARTY
35. Deftones - Around The Fur
The lines "Soulfly/Fly high/Soulfly/Fly free" from the song HEADUP inspired the name of the group SOULFLY
36. Dio - Dream Evil
The album title inspired the name of the group DREAM EVIL
37. Dominus - Vol.Beat
The album title inspired the name of the group VOLBEAT (Please note the partial lineup overlap between these groups)
38. Ebonylake - On The Eve Of The Grimly Inventive
The song AN AUTUMN TO CRIPPLE CHILDREN inspired the name of the group AN AUTUMN FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN
39. Erben Der Schöpfung - Twilight
The song ELIS inspired the name of the group ELIS (Please note the lineup overlap between these groups)
40. Exodus - Bonded By Blood
The album title inspired the name of the group BONDED BY BLOOD
41. Fates Warning - Awaken The Guardian
The album title inspired the name of the group BLIND GUARDIAN (who were called Lucifer's Heritage before)
42. Fields Of The Nephilim - Elizium
The song AT THE GATES OF SILENT MEMORY inspired the name of the group AT THE GATES
43. Godflesh - Hymns
The song title JESU inspired the name of the group JESU (Please note the partial lineup overlap between these groups)
44. Gorguts - Obscura
The album title inspired the name of the group OBSCURA
45. Halestorm - The Strange Case Of...
The song LOVE BITES (SO DO I) inspired the name of the group LOVEBITES
46. Immortal - Suffocate
The song ENSLAVED IN ROT inspired the name of the group ENSLAVED
47. Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
The song SANCTUARY inspired the name of the group SANCTUARY
48. Iron Maiden - No Prayer For The Dying
The song TAIL GUNNER inspired the name of the group TAILGUNNER
49. Iron Monkey - Iron Monkey
The lyrics of the song BIG LOADER inspired the name of the group CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX
50. Judas Priest - British Steel
The song THE RAGE inspired the name of the group RAGE
51. Judas Priest - Killing Machine (Hell Bent For Leather)
The song RUNNING WILD inspired the name of the group RUNNING WILD
52. Judas Priest - Sin After Sin
The song SINNER inspired the name of the group SINNER
53. Judas Priest - Sin After Sin
The song STARBREAKER inspired the name of the group STARBREAKER
54. Judas Priest - Stained Class
The song EXCITER inspired the name of the group EXCITER
55. Judas Priest - Stained Class
The song SAVAGE inspired the name of the group SAVAGE
56. Judas Priest - Turbo
The song TURBO LOVER inspired the name of the group THE TURBO LOVERS
57. Kamelot - Epica
The album title inspired the name of the group EPICA
58. Killing Joke - Night Time
The song LOVE LIKE BLOOD inspired the name of the group LOVE LIKE BLOOD
59. KISS - Unmasked
The song NAKED CITY inspired the name of the group NAKED CITY
60. Kreator - Pleasure To Kill
The song THE PESTILENCE inspired the name of the group PESTILENCE
61. Kreator - Pleasure To Kill
The song RIPPING CORPSE inspired the name of the group RIPPING CORPSE
62. Kyuss - Blues For The Red Sun
The song GREEN MACHINE inspired the name of the group GREENMACHINE
63. Marduk - Heaven Shall Burn... When We Are Gathered
The album title inspired the name of the group HEAVEN SHALL BURN
64. Melvins - Bullhead
The song BORIS inspired the name of the group BORIS
65. Metallica - Ride The Lightning
The song CREEPING DEATH inspired the name of the group CREEPING DEATH
66. Metallica - Ride The Lightning
The line "Growing darkness taking dawn.." of the song FADE TO BLACK inspired the name of the group TAKING DAWN
67. Metallica - Ride The Lightning
The song TRAPPED UNDER ICE inspired the name of the group TRAPPED UNDER ICE
68. Misfits - Walk Among Us
The song HATE BREEDERS inspired the name of the group HATEBREED
69. Morbid Angel - Altars Of Madness
The song SUFFOCATION inspired the name of the group SUFFOCATION
70. Morbid Angel - Altars Of Madness
The song BLASPHEMY inspired the name of the group BLASPHEMY
71. Morbid Angel - Altars Of Madness
The song CHAPEL OF GHOULS inspired the one part of the name of the group CHAPEL OF DISEASE
72. Morbid Angel - Covenant
The song ANGEL OF DISEASE inspired the one part of the name of the group CHAPEL OF DISEASE
73. Motörhead - Another Perfect Day
The song DANCING ON YOUR GRAVE inspired the name of the group SEPULTURA (which is Portuguese for grave)
74. Motörhead - Overkill
The album title inspired the name of the group OVERKILL
75. Naked City - Naked City
The song FUCK THE FACTS inspired the name of the group FUCK THE FACTS
76. Poison - Look What The Cat Dragged In
The lines "`Cause Baby We`ll Be / At The Drive-in / In The Old Man´s Ford" from the song TALK DIRTY TO ME inspired the name of the group AT THE DRIVE-IN
77. Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime
The album title inspired the name of the group OPERATION: MINDCRIME (Please note the partial lineup overlap between these groups)
78. Rush - Clockwork Angels
The song HALO EFFECT inspired the name of the group THE HALO EFFECT
79. Sabbat (JPN) - Evoke
The song METALUCIFER AND EVILUCIFER inspired the name of the group METALUCIFER
80. Slayer - Reign In Blood
The song NECROPHOBIC inspired the name of the group NECROPHOBIC
81. Slipknot - Iowa
The album title inspired the name of the group IOWA
82. Swans - Filth
The song WEAKLING inspired the name of the group WEAKLING
83. The Damned - Machine Gun Etiquette
The album title inspired the name of the group THEE MICHELLE GUN ELEPHANT
84. The Haunted - The Haunted Made Me Do It
The song BURY YOUR DEAD inspired the name of the group BURY YOUR DEAD
85. Thy Serpent - Forest Of Witchery
The song WINE FROM TEARS inspired the name of the group WINE FROM TEARS
86. Trouble - Manic Frustration
The song MEMORY'S GARDEN inspired the name of the group MEMORY GARDEN
87. Unearth - The Oncoming Storm
The lines "Growing wings of sorrow/Have brought you to the winds of plague" from the song ENDLESS inspired the name of the group WINDS OF PLAGUE
88. Uriah Heep - Demons And Wizards
It has been reported that the friends Jon Schaffer and Hansi Kürsch were nicknamed "Demons and Angels" by Schaffer`s wife. Kürsch changed this to DEMONS & WIZARDS in reference to the Uriah Heep album.
89. Venom - Welcome To Hell
The song ANGEL DUST inspired the name of the German group ANGEL DUST
90. Venom - Welcome To Hell
The song ONE THOUSAND DAYS IN SODOM inspired the name of the group SODOM
91. Venom - Welcome To Hell
The song MAYHEM WITH MERCY inspired the name of the group MAYHEM
92. Venom - Black Metal
The song COUNTESS BATHORY inspired the name of the group BATHORY
93. VON - Satanic Blood [Demo]
The song WATAIN inspired the name of the group WATAIN
94. Warlord - And The Cannons Of Destruction Have Begun...
The lines "The Hammer Will Fall On You... " from the song LUCIFER'S HAMMER inspired the name of the group HAMMERFALL
95. Watain - Casus Luciferi
The song DEVIL`S BLOOD inspired the name of the group THE DEVIL`S BLOOD



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10.03.2023 - 23:41
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Slayer's song "Necrophobic" inspired Necrophobic
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11.03.2023 - 08:15
Plattner

Written by F3ynman2000 on 10.03.2023 at 23:41

Slayer's song "Necrophobic" inspired Necrophobic



Thank you very much, F3ynman2000.
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22.05.2023 - 23:08
Plattner

Please feel free to suggest more examples.
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22.05.2023 - 23:20
Nejde
CommunityManager
I don't wanna be a grinch here but Watain was formed in 1998 and VON's Satanic Blood was released in 2012 so that's not possible. Unless you're referring to the 1992 demo of course.
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22.05.2023 - 23:26
Plattner

Written by Nejde on 22.05.2023 at 23:20

I don't wanna be a grinch here but Watain was formed in 1998 and VON's Satanic Blood was released in 2012 so that's not possible. Unless you're referring to the 1992 demo of course.


Thank you for pointing this out. I will check the reference. I did not just guess this VON-Watain connection, because I really did read it in an article. I will review this.
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22.05.2023 - 23:31
Plattner

Written by Nejde on 22.05.2023 at 23:20

I don't wanna be a grinch here but Watain was formed in 1998 and VON's Satanic Blood was released in 2012 so that's not possible. Unless you're referring to the 1992 demo of course.


Thank you again. Indeed, the demo should have been linked to the list. Somehow the album was linked to the list, as it has the same title. I will try to figure out how to change this
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23.05.2023 - 06:21
Plattner

Written by Nejde on 22.05.2023 at 23:20

I don't wanna be a grinch here but Watain was formed in 1998 and VON's Satanic Blood was released in 2012 so that's not possible. Unless you're referring to the 1992 demo of course.


The 1992 demo with the song Watain that inspired the name of the corresponding group is linked to the list now. Thank you, Nejde

(Thank you Starvynth for the technical help.)
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23.05.2023 - 14:52
Starvynth
i c deaf people
Written by Plattner on 22.05.2023 at 23:08

Please feel free to suggest more examples.

Fuck The Facts have their name from Naked City's track "Fuck The Facts" (from Naked City, 1990), whereas Naked City got inspired by KISS and their song "Naked City", to be found on the 1980 album Unmasked.

Love Like Blood -> Killing Joke's "Love Like Blood" (Night Time, 1985)
Merciless Death -> Dark Angel's "Merciless Death" (We Have Arrived, 1985)
Sanctuary -> Iron Maiden's "Sanctuary" (Iron Maiden, 1980)
Savage -> Judas Priest's "Savage" (Stained Class, 1978)
Starbreaker -> Judas Priest again: "Starbreaker" (Sin After Sin, 1977)
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23.05.2023 - 17:36
doez
Hallucigenia
How do you keep coming up with those cool list ideas, I'm impressed
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23.05.2023 - 20:19
Plattner

Written by Starvynth on 23.05.2023 at 14:52

Written by Plattner on 22.05.2023 at 23:08

Please feel free to suggest more examples.

Fuck The Facts have their name from Naked City's track "Fuck The Facts" (from Naked City, 1990), whereas Naked City got inspired by KISS and their song "Naked City", to be found on the 1980 album Unmasked.

Love Like Blood -> Killing Joke's "Love Like Blood" (Night Time, 1985)
Merciless Death -> Dark Angel's "Merciless Death" (We Have Arrived, 1985)
Sanctuary -> Iron Maiden's "Sanctuary" (Iron Maiden, 1980)
Savage -> Judas Priest's "Savage" (Stained Class, 1978)
Starbreaker -> Judas Priest again: "Starbreaker" (Sin After Sin, 1977)


Thank you very much for your great contribution, Starvynth.
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23.05.2023 - 20:22
Plattner

Written by doez on 23.05.2023 at 17:36

How do you keep coming up with those cool list ideas, I'm impressed


Thank you very much for your nice comment, doez. I am glad that you find something of interest in these lists.
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24.05.2023 - 15:40
Zap
Guest
I was exptecting a lot of Black Sabbath and I am not disappointed.
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