(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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In Flames Immolation
Exmortem Solemnity
Cradle of Filth Goatwhore
Kataklysm Overkill
Ring of Fire Godflesh
Vaginal Carnage Lamb of God
Widowmaker Masterplan
Angel Dust Black Label Society
Black Sabbath Godiva
Chainsnap Wycked Synn
Crystal Eyes Axenstar
Windseeker Halloween
Pharaoh Primal Fear
Wicked Sensation Lacuna Coil
Deivos Fear Factory
Drowning Pool Bang The Union
Graveland Amityville Whore
Icon And The Black Roses Marillion
Iron Angel Judas Priest
Schenker/ Pattison Summit Destructor
Acrid Fireaxe
Chapter VIII Unleashed
Black Destiny Metal Church
Rhapsody of Fire Shadows Fall
Dio Dark Age
Aina Theocracy
Scavenger Valume Nob
Arch Enemy Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Jackyl Mercenary
Code Black Motley Crue
Entombed Lost Soul
Belef Hellfueled
Impaled Seige of Hate
Yyrkoon Icarus Witch
Drunkard Lord Gore
Soul SirkUS Swallow The Sun
Strapping Young Lad System Of A Down
Sinisthra Shade Empire
Hatesphere Ivory Knight
Biss Groundcrew
Rudra Naglfar
Amorphis Vicious Art
Sentenced Secrets She Kept
Gaia Fates Warning
Morgana Lefay Clutch
Iron Maidens Nuclear Assault
Octavia Sperati Loits
Black Majesty ASG
Bolt Thrower 1349
Damnation Dechrist
Wolfmother Dragonlord
Gorefest Khold
Hate Vader
Grimfist Enforsaken
Craft Fallen Wisdom
Thryfing Naked Beggars
Cannibal Corpse Thyrane
Cryptopsy Event Horizon
Ensoph Black Crucifixion
Azure Burialmound
Setherial The Abominable Iron Sloth
Lupara E-lane
Better Left Unsaid Quest of Aidance
Phazm Twisted Into Form
Warmachine Blood Tsunami
Lost Eden Battered
Throne of Katarsis Pantera
The Prophecy Randy Ellefson
Keep of Kalessin Ensiferum
Echoes of Eternity Pathosray
Spheric Universe Experience Pathology
I Shalt Become The Obsessed
Manilla Road Armory
Godhead The Lamp of Thoth
Celestia The More I See
Deadsea Place Of Skulls
Luna Mortis UFOmammut
Eighteen Wheels Burning Battleroar
Crown The Lost Suspyre
Sister Sin