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Top 10 Female Fronted Metal Bands

Metal has always been associated with acts by male performers and these women are here to challenge the male-dominated stage with their talent. Here are 10 of the best metal bands with women leading the pack.

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Epica

Epica

Epica is a Dutch symphonic metal band, founded by guitarist and vocalist Mark Jansen after his departure from After Forever.

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Lacuna Coil

Lacuna Coil

Lacuna Coil is a gothic metal band from Milan Italy. Since their formation in 1994, the group has had two name changes, being previously known as Sleep of Right and Ethereal.

3

Within Temptation

Within Temptation

Within Temptation is a Dutch symphonic metal band founded in April 1996 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt. They have always been classified by critics as gothic metal, although the "gothic" influence varies with each album.

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Nightwish

Nightwish

Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996 by lead songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and former lead singer Tarja Turunen.

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The Agonist

The Agonist

The Agonist is a Canadian metalcore band from Montreal, Quebec, formed in 2004. The current line up consists of guitarists Danny Marino and Pascal Jobin, bassist Chris Kells, drummer Simon Mckay, Danny Marino, Chris Kells, Pascal Jobin and Alissa White-Gluz.

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In This Moment

In This Moment

In This Moment is an American metal band from Los Angeles, California, formed by singer Maria Brink and guitarist Chris Howorth in 2005. They found drummer Jeff Fabb and started the band as Dying Star.

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Butcher Babies

Butcher Babies

Butcher Babies are an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California. Frontwomen Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey, guitarist Henry Flury, bassist Jason Klein, and drummer Chase Brickenden make up the band.

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Kittie

Kittie

Kittie is a Canadian heavy metal band formed in London, Ontario in 1996. They have released six studio albums, one video album, four extended plays, thirteen singles and thirteen music videos.

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Halestorm

Halestorm

Halestorm is an American rock band from Red Lion, Pennsylvania, consisting of lead vocalist and guitarist Lzzy Hale, her brother drummer and percussionist Arejay Hale, guitarist Joe Hottinger, and bassist Josh Smith.

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Otep

Otep

Otep is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 2000. They have released two EPs, eight studio albums, and one live album.