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(Stephen) King of Metal: His Influence on Hard Music!
10/1/2020 by Frank Hill




Stephen King is one of the most prolific writers of our modern time with over 350 million copies sold from the 67 novels and books he's published of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy.

Within his works are many references to bands like the Ramones and AC/DC. King has stated that he likes heavy metal and has named Anthrax, Judas Priest and Metallica as amongst his favorites to write to.

Without an extensive cataloging of subjects, it's arguable which author has the highest influence on metal, but we grew up with Mr. King and many hard rock and heavy metal band members did as well using some of his subject matter within their own music. So, we have given our pound of flesh and compiled a master list of all the songs we could find related to his books. Read our column here: [Full Column Link]



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RANDOM ACTS OF METAL
Demons and Wizards The Kovenant
Immolation Solemnity
Anthrax Norma Jean
Warhorse Seether
Majesty Masterplan
Metallica Led Zeppelin
Pelican Circle of Nero
Goat Horn Evolution
Exawatt Byfist
Agony Divine Paragon
Biomechanical Godiva
Bloodbath Wycked Synn
Curriculum Mortis Kilfast
Guardians Of Time Stalker
Drillpoint Pharaoh
Whitesnake Secret Sphere
Dew Scented Mother Misery
Devil To Pay Babylon Mystery Orchestra
Cans Gamma Ray
Highlord Nova Lex
Iron Angel Dragonspoon
Spiral Madness Dimmu Borgir
Fireaxe Insomnium
Joey Belladonna Skeletonwitch
After Forever Images of Eden
Occult Z02
House of Shakira Neurosis
Dark Ruin Arch Enemy
Silent Force Acheron
Tsjuder Twisted Sister
Tristania Triumph
Feared Creation Legion
Milkweed Paradise Lost
Emerald Sun Miles Beyond
Kings X Quiet Riot
Soulscar Icarus Witch
Crimson Moonlight Antares
Novembers Doom Meshuggah
Axis Of Perdition Soul SirkUS
Kryoburn Operatika
Pro-Pain Nightrage
Hatesphere Biss
Rudra Raging Speedhorn
Astarte Manntis
Mirador Brand New Sin
Testament Circus Maximus
Voyager Gemini 5
Frameless Scar Devil Lee Rot
Morgana Lefay Loits
The Atomic Bitchwax Evergrey
Shattersphere Running Wild
Savage Circus The Absence
Paths Of Possession Phantom X
Dechrist Urizen
The Classic Struggle Torture Killer
Early Man Insense
Mental Care Foundation Across Tundras
Daylight Dies Dissection
Event Horizon Athanator
Hirax Abysmal Dawn
Unsilent Phenomenon Vengeance
Nachtmystium War Within
Sahg Skid Row
Zero Hour Pretty Maids
Belphegor Venom
Centinex Phazm
Skullflower Blood Tsunami
Diagnose: Lebensgefahr Hardcore Superstar
Threat Signal Battered
In This Moment Mindgrinder
Madking Ludwig Nagelfar
Chrome Division Textures
Five Finger Death Punch Lipstick Magazine
Kruger David Galas
Himsa Ensiferum
Keldian Destynation
Mongrel Cockpit
Pop Evil Kreator
Hacksaw Surgery Equilibrium
Trinacria Deadsea
Place Of Skulls Papa Roach
Eighteen Wheels Burning Giant Squid