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The History Of Heavy Metal Quizzes & Trivia

I got EXTREMELY bored, so I decided to write just a general Heavy Metal trivia quiz, and the questions are pretty simple. To truly test your knowledge, try not to cheat yourself by looking on the internet for answers. Enjoy!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who has been proclaimed the Godfather of Heavy Metal? (*HINT: Self-proclaimed “Prince of Darkness”) (If you don’t get this right, stop right now)
    • A. 

      Zakk Wylde

    • B. 

      Jimi Hendrix

    • C. 

      Ozzy Osborne

    • D. 

      Rob Zombie

    • E. 

      Alice Cooper

  • 2. 
    Which 4 bands are considered to be the "Big 4" in thrash metal?
    • A. 

      Deicide, Death, Obituary, Suffocation

    • B. 

      Diamond Head, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motörhead

    • C. 

      Trivium, Killswitch Engage, Avenged Sevenfold, Mudvayne

    • D. 

      Anthrax, Megadeth, Metallica, Slayer

  • 3. 
    Which of the following artists has not overdosed on something?
    • A. 

      Joey Jordison (Slipknot, Murderdolls)

    • B. 

      Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)

    • C. 

      Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe, Sixx A.M.)

    • D. 

      Philip Anselmo (Pantera, Superjoint Ritual)

  • 4. 
    Which of the following lead singers is responsible for the death of former Hanoi Rocks drummer Nicholas "Razzle" Dingley?
    • A. 

      Bruce Dickenson (Iron Maiden)

    • B. 

      Peter Steele (Type O Negative)

    • C. 

      Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe)

    • D. 

      Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch)

  • 5. 
    Children of Bodom guitarist Alexi Laiho also plays in which of the following bands?
    • A. 

      Lacuna Coil

    • B. 

      Mastodon

    • C. 

      Lamb of God

    • D. 

      Sinergy

  • 6. 
    Guitarist James Murphy was not a full-time member of which of the following bands?
    • A. 

      Exodus

    • B. 

      Death

    • C. 

      Testament

    • D. 

      Obituary

  • 7. 
    Grammy nominee Tim "Ripper" Owens filled in vocals for which of the following bands before reuniting with their original singer?
    • A. 

      Damageplan

    • B. 

      Judas Priest

    • C. 

      Metallica

    • D. 

      Fear Factory

  • 8. 
    Which is the highest selling album of the following?
    • A. 

      Slayer: "Reign in Blood", 1986

    • B. 

      Megadeth: "Countdown to Extinction", 1992

    • C. 

      Pantera: "Far Beyond Driven", 1994

    • D. 

      Metallica: "Metallica" (The Black Album), 1991

  • 9. 
    Darrell ("Diamond/Dimebag") Lance Abbott was murdered in which of the following cities?
    • A. 

      Arlington, TX

    • B. 

      Los Angeles, CA

    • C. 

      Columbus, OH

    • D. 

      Des Moines, IA

  • 10. 
    Which 4 bands are considered leaders in the movement known as the "New Wave of British Heavy Metal"?
    • A. 

      Deicide, Death, Obituary, Suffocation

    • B. 

      Diamond Head, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motörhead

    • C. 

      Trivium, Killswitch Engage, Avenged Sevenfold, Mudvayne

    • D. 

      Anthrax, Megadeth, Metallica, Slayer

  • 11. 
    Original Killswitch Engage singer Jesse Leach was replaced by which of the following?
    • A. 

      Max Cavelera

    • B. 

      Dez Fafara

    • C. 

      Chino Moreno

    • D. 

      Howard Jones

  • 12. 
    Slipknot singer Corey Taylor and Guitarist Jim Root also play in which of the following bands?
    • A. 

      Stone Sour

    • B. 

      DevilDriver

    • C. 

      Dream Theater

    • D. 

      Godsmack

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is said to have pioneered "shock rock"?
    • A. 

      Marilyn Manson

    • B. 

      Alice Cooper

    • C. 

      Slipknot

    • D. 

      Mushroomhead

  • 14. 
    Name the guitarist who played on Michael Jackson's 1982 hit smash "Beat It".
    • A. 

      Eddie Van Halen

    • B. 

      Paul Gilbert

    • C. 

      John 5

    • D. 

      Sammy Hagar

  • 15. 
    Pantera performed a cover version of the song entitled "Cat Scratch Fever" originally made famous by which of the following?
    • A. 

      Sammy Hagar

    • B. 

      David Lee Roth

    • C. 

      Jon Bon Jovi

    • D. 

      Ted Nugent

  • 16. 
    Current Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo has also performed in which of the following bands? (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Queensrÿche

    • B. 

      Suicidal Tendencies

    • C. 

      Ozzy Osborne

    • D. 

      White Zombie

    • E. 

      Black Label Society

  • 17. 
    Which of the following bands was Max Cavalera not a member of?
    • A. 

      The Cavalera Conspiracy

    • B. 

      Sepultura

    • C. 

      Soulfly

    • D. 

      Annihilator

  • 18. 
    Godsmack singer Sully Erna also plays which of the following instruments live or in the studio? (Check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Drums

    • B. 

      Keyboard

    • C. 

      Guitar

    • D. 

      Turntables

    • E. 

      Harmonica

  • 19. 
    Which of the following albums made its debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200?
    • A. 

      Slayer: "Reign in Blood", 1986

    • B. 

      Megadeth: "Countdown to Extinction", 1992

    • C. 

      Pantera: "Far Beyond Driven", 1994

    • D. 

      Metallica: "Master of Puppets", 1986

  • 20. 
    Former Guns 'N Roses guitarist Slash went on to perform in which of the following bands?
    • A. 

      Machine Head

    • B. 

      Velvet Revolver

    • C. 

      Audioslave

    • D. 

      Five Finger Death Punch

  • 21. 
    Which of the following producers is known as the "biggest hit/biggest flop" producer for such bands as Metallica, Nirvana, Mötley Crüe, and others?
    • A. 

      Rick Rubin

    • B. 

      Jason Suecof

    • C. 

      Nick Raskulinecz

    • D. 

      Bob Rock

  • 22. 
    Freddie Mercury from Queen died from which of the following?
    • A. 

      Car Accident

    • B. 

      AIDS

    • C. 

      Heroin overdose

    • D. 

      Helicopter crash

  • 23. 
    Former Black Sabbath guitarist Randy Rhoads died from which of the following?
    • A. 

      Car accident

    • B. 

      AIDS

    • C. 

      Heroin overdose

    • D. 

      Helicopter crash

  • 24. 
    Guns 'N Roses singer Axl Rose was called which of the following by former bandmate, Slash?
    • A. 

      A Prima Donna

    • B. 

      A poser

    • C. 

      A cancer

    • D. 

      A pussy

  • 25. 
    Former Snot drummer Roy Mayorga now plays for which of the following bands?
    • A. 

      Stone Sour

    • B. 

      Cradle of Filth

    • C. 

      Behemoth

    • D. 

      Chimaira