Top Ten Heavy Metal Halloween Songs
Top 10 Heavy Metal and Hard Rock Songs For Halloween!
Top 10 Best Heavy Metal Halloween Songs - get in the mood for a headbanging Heavy Metal Halloween party with my personal choice of the ten best Heavy Metal and Hard Rock songs on a Halloween theme!
10 terrifying tunes to Treak Or Treat to on All Hallows Eve with spine-chilling songs about monsters, vampires, werewolves and other creepy stuff from a mixed bag of Heavy Metal and Rock artists and genres!
1) Halloween by Helloween
2) Night Crawler by Judas Priest
3) Bark At The Moon by Ozzy Osbourne
4) Halloween by King Diamond
5) Fear Of The Dark by Iron Maiden
6) Dragula by Rob Zombie
7) Dracula by Iced Earth
8) Trick Or Treat by Halloween
9) Feed My Frankenstein by Alice Cooper
10) Vampira by Devin Townsend
You can listen to each of my song choices below and find out more about the individual songs and artists!
# 10: "Vampira" by The Devin Townsend Band
A devilish Devin Townsend dances demonically in a graveyard full of ghouls!
The former Strapping Young Lad utilizes his full vocal range in this energetic official video for this song from his 2006 album "Synchestra".
A great song to get you in the right mood for all the fun of All Hallows' Eve!
# 9: "Feed My Frankenstein" by Alice Cooper
"Well, I aint evil, Im just good lookin, start a little fire, and baby start cookin!"
One of the originators of "Shock Rock", the iconic Alice Cooper has been a major influence on countless Metal and Rock artists and has been scaring audiences around the world since the 1960s!
Feed My Frankenstein is from Alice Cooper's 1991 album "Hey Stoopid" and the song gained a legion of fans when Alice Cooper appeared in and sang Feed My Frankenstein in the cult 1992 film "Wayne's World"!
WE ARE NOT WORTHY!
# 8: "Trick Or Treat" by Halloween
Fast and furious Halloween Heavy Metal from Detroit "old school" metal band, Halloween.
Trick Or Treat is from Halloween's 1985 debut album, "Don't Metal With Evil".
# 7: "Dracula" by Iced Earth
A slice of Power Metal (which starts off slow but when it gets going, it's worth the wait!) from the album "Horror Show" by Iced Earth. The whole album is perfect for Halloween as all the tracks are based on well known scary, ghoulish characters from literature or movies such as Werewolves, Jack The Ripper, Jekyll & Hyde, Damien (The Omen), Imhotep (The Mummy), The Phantom of the Opera and many more,
There doesn't seem to be an official video for this one unfortunately - which is a shame, but here it is courtesy of You Tube.
# 6: "Dragula" by Rob Zombie
This song is from the dreadlocked horror meister, musician, movie director and all round man of many talents, Rob Zombie. It's from his totally awesome debut solo album Hellbilly Deluxe.
Trivia fans may appreciate knowing that the inspiration for the song was the dragster "DRAG-U-LA" owned by Grandpa Munster (or to give him his full name and title "Vladimir Dracula, Count of Transylvania") in the classic 1960s TV show The Munsters!
# 5: "Fear Of The Dark" by Iron Maiden
This classic song is by the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (or NWOBHM for short!) Giants, Iron Maiden. Fear Of The Dark is from Iron Maiden's eponymous 1992 album, "Fear Of The Dark".
Due to copyright reasons, it is not possible to show the official video for this song, but rather than miss it out, here's a fan video with the lyrics instead!
..Have you run your fingers down the wall
And have you felt your neck skin crawl
When you're searching for the light ?
Sometimes when you're scared to take a look
At the corner of the room
You've sensed that something's watching you...
# 4: "Halloween" by King Diamond
This video shows an awesome live performance of this song by the Danish Metal God, King Diamond (whose real name is Kim Bendix Petersen) the lead vocalist for Mercyful Fate and the eponymous band King Diamond. It's a very popular song among fans of King Diamond and he often performs it as an encore!
Halloween is a track from King Diamond's 1986 debut album, "Fatal Portrait" which although not a concept album like many of King Diamond's later releases, nevertheless tells a story through five of the nine songs on the album. In this case it's a seriously spooky tale of a haunted painting possessed by the spirit of a little girl named Molly who died as a result of her mother's ill treatment. Before her death, her mother had painted a portrait of her daughter, but she becomes tormented as she believes that her daughter's spirit has possessed the portrait and speaks to her through it, telling her of her pain and suffering. The mother burns the portrait in an attempt to free herself of her guilt, but in doing so, she releases the spirit who then haunts her until she goes totally insane. Halloween is not directly part of the "story" but adds to the overall dark and macabre theme of the album.
# 3: "Bark At The Moon" by Ozzy Osbourne
In this video for one of the all time classic heavy rock songs by the Prince of Darkness himself, you can witness a youthful Ozzy Osbourne while he indulges in a spot of mad science that results in him turning into a werewolf. There are some who would say that they're not sure that he ever turned back ;)
Bark At The Moon is the title track from Ozzy Osbourne's classic 1983 album, "Bark At The Moon".
# 2: "Night Crawler" by Judas Priest
"Beware the beast in black...he's gonna get ya!"
Night Crawler is from the classic 1990 album "Painkiller" by legendary British Metal Gods Judas Priest. It's about a scary monster intent on feeding on human flesh and the terrified resignation of it's soon to be victims as they huddle in the darkness of the cellar "daring not to move or breathe" as they await their gruesome fate!
There isn't an official video available for this song, but here's an unofficial fan video to whet your appetite!
#1: "Halloween" by Helloween
Number one on my list involves another trip back to the 80's with a pioneering Power Metal band, Helloween from Germany (who should not be confused with the band at #8 on my list -"Halloween"!)
The song Halloween is from Helloween's 1987 album, "Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part 1" (and yes, before you ask, there is a Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part 2!) which is considered by many Metalheads to be the album from which Power Metal was born.
Cheesy? Hell yeah!...but who cares - it's fun and as Helloween themselves say:
"Grab your mask and don't be late!"
Halloween - MP3 download
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