View Full Version : Bands named after songs by other bands

02-08-2012, 06:53 AM
Band : Band whose song inspired their name

Moving Mountains : Thrice
Bonded By Blood : Exodus
Boris : The Melvins
Bury Your Dead : The Haunted
Veil of Maya : Cynic
Godsmack : Alice in Chains
Hit the Lights : Metallica
Head Like a Hole : Nine Inch Nails
Overkill : Motorhead
Through the Eyes of the Dead : Cannibal Corpse "Staring Through the Eyes of the Dead"
Times of Grace : Neurosis
Day of Suffering : Morbid Angel
Akeldama : The Faceless
Every Time I Die : Children of Bodom
Ultra : Depeche Mode
Trapped Under Ice : Metallica
Wall of Sleep : Black Sabbath "Behind the Wall of Sleep"
Haunted Shores : Cradle of Filth
Darkest Hour : Megadeth "In My Darkest Hour"
Scum of the Earth : Rob Zombie
Space Eater : Gamma Ray
Merciless Death : Dark Angel
Chelsea Grin : Bring Me the Horizon "Chelsea Smile"
Sepultura : Motorhead "Dancing On Your Grave"
Obscura : Gorguts
Mob Rules : Black Sabbath
Dream Evil : Dio
Pulling Teeth : Metallica
Ceremony : Joy Division
Mutants of War : Municipal Waste
Piece By Piece : Slayer
Deathriders : Anthrax
No Friends : Adolescents
Look Back and Laugh : Minor Threat

I don't know some of these bands very well, so it might just be a coincidence. Any others?

02-08-2012, 07:15 AM
Ultra : Depeche Mode :eyes:

02-08-2012, 07:20 AM
Haunted Shores : Cradle Of Filth
Trapped Under Ice : Metallica

02-08-2012, 07:24 AM
Scum of the Earth : Rob Zombie

Wall of Sleep might have taken their name from 'Behind The Wall of Sleep' by Black Sabbath?

And I think Space Eater took their name from a Gamma Ray song?

02-08-2012, 07:30 AM
Merciless Death - Dark Angel

02-08-2012, 07:40 AM
Avantasia : Walt Disney

No, wait...

02-08-2012, 07:40 AM
Every Time I Die is NOT named after the Children of Bodom song.

02-08-2012, 07:43 AM
Every Time I Die is NOT named after the Children of Bodom song.

Which is why I said something about coincidences in my post :lol:

02-08-2012, 07:49 AM
Chelsea Grin : Bring Me The Horizon :eyes:

02-08-2012, 07:52 AM
Chelsea Grin : Bring Me The Horizon :eyes:

Probably not.

02-08-2012, 08:01 AM
Obscura : Gorguts

Blitzkrieg Witchcraft
02-08-2012, 09:21 AM
Mob Rules and Dream Evil.

02-08-2012, 09:34 AM
Pulling Teeth-Metallica
Ceremony - Joy Division
Mutants of War- Municipal Waste
Piece by Piece - Slayer
Deathriders- Anthrax ;)
No Friends - Adolescents
Look Back and Laugh - Minor Threat

02-08-2012, 10:13 AM
There's a band from the east coast of Canada (New Brunswick, I think) called Eric's Trip, which was also a song off Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation album.

02-08-2012, 10:30 AM
There are a ton of cover / tribute bands that are named after songs from the bands they cover...these should probably be excluded (not sure if any have been included yet or not).

The first two I thought of before clicking on the thread were Boris and Obscura.

02-08-2012, 10:32 AM
Machine Head; an album by Deep Purple...and a song by Bush.

02-08-2012, 12:00 PM
Misery Index - Assuck

Epidemic Reign
02-08-2012, 12:26 PM
After Forever - Black Sabbath
Dream Evil - Dio
Epica - Kamelot*
Zombie Ritual - Death

*Actually an album title but same idea.

02-08-2012, 03:32 PM
Misery Index - Assuck

They deny that

02-08-2012, 04:05 PM
Superjoint Ritual : Darkthrone "Pagan Winter" They named themselves after a lyric in the song..

02-08-2012, 09:12 PM
Obvious one:

Judas Priest : Bob Dylan ("The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest")

02-08-2012, 09:52 PM
Any modern pop-punk band is named after Blink-182 or New Found Glory in some way, shape, or form.

Hey, and the most obvious: Between the Buried and Me - Counting Crows

02-08-2012, 10:19 PM
Desaster - Destruction
Exciter - Judas Priest
Watain - Von

02-08-2012, 10:22 PM
Chelsea Grin : Bring Me The Horizon :eyes:

Chelsea Grin was a band before BMTH released Suicide Season. And the song is titled "Chelsea Smile" anyway...

Epidemic Reign
02-08-2012, 10:25 PM
Chelsea Grin was a band before BMTH released Suicide Season. And the song is titled "Chelsea Smile" anyway...

And for the record, Chelsea Smile has a better ring to it. Considering the general idea and all ;)

02-08-2012, 11:40 PM
The Devil's Blood : Watain(?)

Not sure about this but those guys are fans of Watain and Dissection.

EDIT: taken from Watain and Deathspell Omega ;)


02-18-2012, 10:19 PM
Orchid : Black Sabbath

02-18-2012, 10:43 PM
Running Wild - Judas Priest

02-19-2012, 10:38 AM
I Thought You Met Telly and Turned Me Into Casper : Emmure

Oh you haven't heard of them? Well it's my new band.

02-19-2012, 06:18 PM
Masters of Reality - Black Sabbath

Not a song, but albums should count.

Blitzkrieg Witchcraft
02-19-2012, 07:26 PM

Before the Dawn: Judas Priest

02-19-2012, 09:25 PM
Saint Vitus -Black Sabbath
Witchfinder General - Black Sabbath
Mayhem- Venom (Mayhem with Mercy)

02-20-2012, 11:32 AM
Deathevokation - Dismember

02-26-2012, 05:56 AM
Bloodbath - Unleashed :confused:

Since Bloodbath emulates the '90s Swedish death metal bands, I would say it's quite possible they were named after that song, but I have not found anything confirming or denying it.

04-17-2012, 10:41 PM
Winds of Plague got their name from Endless by Unearth :eyes: