10 Heavy Metal Horror Heroes, Part 2

Posted by Michael Mueller on October 26, 2011 at 11:42 AM

Just in time to celebrate Halloween, here are the top 5 of our 10 favorite heavy metal horror heroes of the past four decades. To check out numbers 6 through 10, click here.  For official guitar tab, video lessons, and jam tracks, click on the artist name.

5.  Cannibal Corpse 
Think their name is scary? You should see their song titles and lyrics.


Cannibal Corpse

4.  Marilyn Manson
The macabre spawn of Marilyn Monroe and Charles Manson, Marilyn rewrote the heavy metal horror book in the late '90s, much to the ire of suburban parents everywhere.


3.  Rob Zombie 
He's not only one of the scariest heavy metal artists on this list, he's also the genre's top horror filmmaker.


2.  KISS 
With perhaps the greatest live rock 'n' roll show in history, KISS set the heavy metal theater standard, led by bassist Gene Simmons's blood-spitting gag.


1.  Alice Cooper 
While his early '70s act is tame by today's standards, Alice is the originator of the heavy metal horror genre, and, uh ... We're not worthy! We're not worthy!

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