Top 30 Female Fronted Metal and Rock Bands You Should Have Heard Of


Female fronted hard rock bands are becoming more popular than ever. In this article, we have compiled a list of the top bands that feature women as the lead singer.

The article will include a list of female fronted hard rock bands – introducing and describing each of them.

1) The Pretty Reckless – Going to hell

The Pretty Reckless is a rock/alternative band with a female vocalist. They were founded in 2009 and have gained massive popularity since then. They are best known for their hit singles, “Heaven Knows”, “Make Me Wanna Die” and, most recently, “Going to Hell”.

2) Band-Maid – Real Existence (rock band)

Band-Maid is a Japanese rock band consisting of five members, each with a different personality. The group was formed in 2014 and made their debut performance with the live house Shibuya O-WEST in 2014.

Their sound can be described as heavy metal combined with the traditional Japanese instrument shamisen.

Band-Maid was formed in Shibuya, Tokyo by lead singer Mik

3) Tristania – Year of the rat

Tristania is a progressive metal band from Oslo, Norway. The band was formed in 1994 and released their first album, Enter the world of light, in 1997. Their latest album is entitled Year of the Rat which was released in 2016.

“Year of the rat” is a popular song by Norwegian gothic metal band, Tristania. The song is about the release from slavery and repression experienced in China during the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644). “Year of the rat” was released as a single in 1999 and was later included on their album Beyond the Veil.

4) Arch Enemy – War eternal

Arch Enemy is a Swedish melodic death metal band, originally founded as a thrash metal act. The band was ranked No. 11 on Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”.

A song written by arch enemy, war eternal is a metal song with lyrics about the never-ending nature of war.

5) The Letter Black – Fire with fire

“The Letter Black is a unique, modern rock band from Los Angeles.” The Letter Black’s newest album “Fire with Fire” is set to release on November 17th 2020.

The Letter Black’s newest album is produced by the band’s guitarist, Cole Martinez. Martinez has written and recorded all of the band’s albums, so it’s no surprise that he is also responsible for “Fire with fire” . He is a talented guitarist with a clear passion for music.

6) Arkona – Goi, Rode, Goi!

Arkona is a band from Moscow, Russia. They are classified as black metal, but their music is also often described as pagan black metal or pagan folk metal.

7) The Gathering – Leaves

The Gathering are an alternative rock band from Oslo, Norway. They formed in 1989, and disbanded after the release of their tenth studio album, “Souvenirs”, in 2006. Led by vocalist and guitarist Rolf Munkes, they were one of the first post-rock bands to sell a reasonable number of records.

The Gathering’s sound is often described as dark, ambient music

8) Fireflight – Unbreakable

One of the first songs to be released by the band Fireflight, “Unbreakable” was a hit on Christian radio and remains one of their most popular songs.

9) BABYMETAL – Gimme Chocolate!!

BABYMETAL is a heavy metal band. They consist of three teenage girls, Suzuka Nakamoto as lead singer, Yui Mizuno as lead guitarist and Moa Kikuchi as drummer.

The song Gimme Chocolate!! is a cover version of the song Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) originally sung by Abba.

10) Theatre Of Tragedy – storm (song)

The song Storm is a character piece sung from the point of view of a man who has just been released from prison. The lyrics are in first-person perspective and tell of his fear when he leaves the prison.


The song Storm is a character piece sung from the point of view of a man who has just been released from prison.

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