Heavy Metal Wedding Songs


For Metalheads, Goths and other alterantive subcultures, music is at the heart of our lives. We often mark the passage of our lives with songs – we can create a soundtrack of our existence by remembering what we were listening to at out 16th birthday party, when we lost our virginity, at our graduation, on the day we met our beloved … and hearing one of those songs conjures up those memories all over again.

When it comes to our weddings, the songs we choose will be the songs we associate with the day for the rest of our lives – they become the opening tracks on the soundtrack of our marriage.

For metalheads, the challenge of finding the right song becomes even more interesting, as a lot of our music is offensive to people’s ears (and sensibilities). While we might like to walk down the aisle to “Reign in Blood”, it’s likely our grandmother will have something negative to say about that.

So, to help out my fellow metalheads, I’ve compiled a list of not-too-sappy metal wedding songs that shouldn’t offend your grandmother. Feel free to chime in with more ideas in the comments. And, don’t forget to check out my Steff Metal blog for more metal music, fashion and travel ideas (yes, metal travel.)

Tesla – Love Song

Enchant – Pure

Black Sabbath – Sabbra Cadabra

Pretty Maids – Enter Forevermore

Edguy – Rise of the Morning Glory

Edguy – Land of the Miracle

Manowar – Pleasure Slave

Dreamtheater – Eve

Nightwish – Sleeping Sun

Nightwish – Swanheart

Nightwish- The Phantom of the Opera

Dreamscape – All I Need

Green Carnation – Six Ribbons

Lunatica – Song For You

Lunatica – Power of Love

Arwen – Lullaby

Pain of Salvation – This Heart of Mine

Yngwie Malmsteen – Dreaming (Tell Me)

Hammerfall – Hearts on Fire

Rage – Beauty

Svatage – Believe

Doro – You’re My Family

Metallica – Nothing Else Matters

King Diamond – the Wedding Dream

Blind Guardian – Maiden and the Minstrel Knight

Blind Guardian – Skalds and Shadows (this was our first dance song)

Children of Bodom – She is Beautiful

Cannibal Corpse – Fucked with a Knife

Black Label Society – I Never Dreamed

The Scorpians – No One Like You

Cradle of Filth – Temptation

Pantera – This Love

Megadeth – The Hardest Part of Letting Go

Megadeth – Sealed With a Kiss

Lacuna Coil – Not Enough

Motley Crue – If I Die Tomorrow

Type O Negative – Love You To Death

Type O Negative – Cinnamon Girl

Apocalyptica- reqieum of the gods

Apocalyptica – Bittersweet (this was the song I walked in to)

Nine Inch Nails- Something i Could Never Have

Alice in Chains- No Excuses

Five Finger Death Punch – Far From Home

Trivium – This World Can’t Tear Us Apart

Amorphis – Her Alone

My Dying Bride – For You

Novembers Doom – Twilight Innocence

Tiamat – Vote For Love

HIM – Sweet Pandemonium

Moonspell – Vampiria

Tristania – The Beauty Of A Witch

Xandria – Forever Yours

Can you add some more?

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