Top Ten Heavy Metal Halloween Songs

Updated on October 30, 2018
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Louise is an online writer from Berkshire, United Kingdom with four years of experience writing about pop culture.

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These heavy metal Halloween songs will get you in the mood for headbanging at the party. These are 10 terrifying tunes to trick-or-treat to on All Hallows Eve with spine-chilling songs about monsters, vampires, werewolves, and other creepy stuff from a mixed bag of heavy metal and rock artists!

Heavy Metal and Rock Songs For Halloween!

  1. "Halloween" by Helloween
  2. "Night Crawler" by Judas Priest
  3. "Bark At The Moon" by Ozzy Osbourne
  4. "Halloween" by King Diamond
  5. "Fear Of The Dark" by Iron Maiden
  6. "Dragula" by Rob Zombie
  7. "Dracula" by Iced Earth
  8. "Trick Or Treat" by Halloween
  9. "Feed My Frankenstein" by Alice Cooper
  10. "Vampira" by Devin Townsend

You can listen to each of my song choices below and find out more about the individual songs and artists!

1. "Halloween" by Helloween

Number one on my list involves another trip back to the '80s with a pioneering power metal band from Germany called Helloween. (They should not be confused with the band at number eight on my list called Halloween.)

The song Halloween is from Helloween's 1987 album, Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part 1 (and yes, before you ask, there is a Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part 2!) which is considered by many Metalheads to be the album from which Power Metal was born.

Cheesy? Hell yeah!... but who cares—it's fun and as Helloween themselves say:

"Grab your mask and don't be late!"

In the streets on Halloween

There's something going on

No way to escape the power unknown

In the streets on Halloween

The spirits will arise

Make your choice, it's hell or paradise

Ah it's Halloween

Ah it's tonight

— "Halloween" by Helloween

2. "Night Crawler" by Judas Priest

"Beware the beast in black... he's gonna get ya!"

Night Crawler is from the classic 1990 album Painkiller by legendary British Metal Gods Judas Priest. It's about a scary monster intent on feeding on human flesh and the terrified resignation of its soon to be victims as they huddle in the darkness of the cellar "daring not to move or breathe" as they await their gruesome fate!

There isn't an official video available for this song, but here's an unofficial fan video to whet your appetite!

Sanctuary is being sought

Whispered prayers a last resort

Homing in its' cry distorts

Terror struck they know they're caught

— "Night Crawler" by Judas Priest

3. "Bark At The Moon" by Ozzy Osbourne

In this video for one of the all time classic heavy rock songs by the Prince of Darkness himself, you can witness a youthful Ozzy Osbourne while he indulges in a spot of mad science that results in him turning into a werewolf. There are some who would say that they're not sure that he ever turned back.

Bark At The Moon is the title track from Ozzy Osbourne's classic 1983 album, Bark At The Moon.

Screams break the silence

Waking from the dead of night

Vengeance is boiling

He's returned to kill the light

Then when he's found who he's looking for

Listen in awe and you'll hear him

— "Bark At The Moon" by Ozzy Osbourne

4. "Halloween" by King Diamond

This video shows an awesome live performance of this song by the Danish Metal God, King Diamond (whose real name is Kim Bendix Petersen) the lead vocalist for Mercyful Fate and the eponymous band King Diamond. It's a very popular song among fans of King Diamond and he often performs it as an encore!

Halloween is a track from King Diamond's 1986 debut album, Fatal Portrait which, although not a concept album like many of King Diamond's later releases, tells a story that bridges five of the nine songs on the album. In this case it's a seriously spooky tale of a haunted painting possessed by the spirit of a little girl named Molly who died as a result of her mother's ill treatment. Before her death, her mother had painted a portrait of her daughter, but she becomes tormented as she believes that her daughter's spirit has possessed the portrait and speaks to her through it, telling her of her pain and suffering. The mother burns the portrait in an attempt to free herself of her guilt, but in doing so, she releases the spirit who then haunts her until she goes totally insane. Halloween is not directly part of the "story" but adds to the overall dark and macabre theme of the album.

The moon is full, another perfect day has began

like a demon's eye, that devil's eye

will we ever die

— "Halloween" by King Diamond

5. "Fear Of The Dark" by Iron Maiden

This classic song is from the "new wave of British heavy metal" (or NWOBHM for short!) giants, Iron Maiden. "Fear Of The Dark" is from Iron Maiden's eponymous 1992 album, Fear Of The Dark.

Due to copyright laws, it is not possible to show the official video for this song, but, rather than miss out, here's a fan video with the lyrics instead!

Have you run your fingers down the wall

And have you felt your neck skin crawl

When you're searching for the light ?

Sometimes when you're scared to take a look

At the corner of the room

You've sensed that something's watching you...

— "Fear Of The Dark" by Iron Maiden

6. "Dragula" by Rob Zombie

This song is from the dreadlocked horror meister, musician, movie director, and all around man of many talents, Rob Zombie. It's from his totally awesome debut solo album Hellbilly Deluxe.

Trivia fans may appreciate knowing that the inspiration for the song was the dragster "DRAG-U-LA" owned by Grandpa Munster (or to give him his full name and title Vladimir Dracula, Count of Transylvania) in the classic 1960s TV show The Munsters!

Dead I am the pool, spreading from the fool

Weak and what you need, nowhere as you bleed

Dead I am the rat, feast upon the cat

Tender is the fur, dying as you purr

— "Dragula" by Rob Zombie

7. "Dracula" by Iced Earth

This is a slice of power metal which starts off slow, but when it gets going, it's worth the wait. It's from the album Horror Show by Iced Earth. The whole album is perfect for Halloween. All the tracks are based on well known scary, ghoulish characters from literature or movies such as Werewolves, Jack The Ripper, Jekyll & Hyde, Damien (from the movie The Omen), Imhotep (from the movie The Mummy), the Phantom of the Opera, and many more,

Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be an official video for this one—which is a shame, but here it is courtesy of YouTube.

Is this my reward

For serving God's own war?

The blood I've spilled up

For faith fulfilled

To damn her, a disgrace

You spit back in my face

I served you loyally

And you spew blasphemy

— "Dracula" by Iced Earth

8. "Trick Or Treat" by Halloween

Fast and furious Halloween heavy metal from Detroit "old school" metal band, Halloween.

Trick Or Treat is from Halloween's 1985 debut album, Don't Metal With Evil.

Once a year

When the leaves are brown

October 31st rolls around

Kids come out when the sun goes down

You know they're comin'

When you hear this sound

— "Trick Or Treat" by Halloween

9. "Feed My Frankenstein" by Alice Cooper

One of the originators of "shock rock," the iconic Alice Cooper has been a major influence on countless metal and rock artists and has been scaring audiences around the world since the 1960s!

Feed My Frankenstein is from Alice Cooper's 1991 album "Hey Stoopid" and the song gained a legion of fans when Alice Cooper appeared in and sang Feed My Frankenstein in the cult 1992 film Wayne's World!

"WE ARE NOT WORTHY!"

Well, I aint evil, Im just good lookin, start a little fire, and baby start cookin!

— "Feed My Frankenstein" by Alice Cooper

10. "Vampira" by The Devin Townsend Band

A devilish Devin Townsend dances demonically in a graveyard full of ghouls!

The former "Strapping Young Lad" utilizes his full vocal range in this energetic official video from his 2006 album Synchestra.

A great song to get you in the right mood for all the fun of All Hallows' Eve!

Night, follows me when you leave

And tonight, my mind is under siege

So into the night...

...into the darkness

Unto the morn, carrying on...

— "Vampira" by The Devin Townsend Band

Have You Got A Favorite Heavy Metal Halloween Song?

What's the best Heavy Metal Halloween song?

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© 2010 LouiseKirkpatrick

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      What about the dark by metal church?!

    • lofiegos lm profile image

      lofiegos lm 

      6 years ago

      Great lens!! I love heavy metal too..! Very nice list :)

    • whiteskyline lm profile image

      whiteskyline lm 

      7 years ago

      I love The Number of The Beast. That was the first album I bought when I was 10.

      Hmmm, favorite heavy metal song. My brain is a bit fried, so I may have to return.

      SuperChrist by Sam Black Church and 1965 by White Zombie come to mind :)

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Dude how could forget about lordi it snows in hell?

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for putting this one together. I actually found a few new songs that I like and I loved "Dracula" by Iced Earth. I will use it for my costume party.

    • feliciasfavs profile image

      feliciasfavs 

      7 years ago

      Heavy metal music makes my fur stand on end. Gotta get some!

    • trahiz profile image

      trahiz 

      7 years ago

      helloween with kiske rocks all!

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      cuteordeath 

      7 years ago

      Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeell yeah. Great list!!

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      WeirdStuff 

      8 years ago

      This is good old metal!

    • Kiwisoutback profile image

      Kiwisoutback 

      8 years ago from Massachusetts

      Any Rob Zombie song (maybe Dragula?) would be a great addition to next year's list. Some great picks, I actually know quite a few of these songs. Squid Angel blessed - though that doesn't sound very metal, does it?

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      AllyVuitton 

      8 years ago

      Oh no, halloweens just passed! Otherwise I would've used this cool music!

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      V Random 

      8 years ago

      I used to listen to Slayer when I was in high school! thanks for the good lens

    • Lemming13 profile image

      Lemming13 

      8 years ago

      Awesome lens, but you missed my favourite - Rob Zombie's The Devil's Rejects. Damn fine selection, though, can't fault any choice. You rock!

    • LouiseKirkpatrick profile imageAUTHOR

      LouiseKirkpatrick 

      8 years ago from Berkshire, United Kingdom

      @Lemming13: Thank you...I was so spoilt for choice, I may expand it to a Top 20 for next year!

    • damagedinc profile image

      damagedinc 

      8 years ago

      Great topic for a lens! 5 stars!

    • Mortira profile image

      Mortira 

      8 years ago

      Awesome idea for a list, and I love your picks!

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      Paul 

      8 years ago from Montreal

      ROckin' Lens!

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      jlshernandez 

      8 years ago

      Something different. Great idea.

    • Holley Web profile image

      Holley Web 

      8 years ago

      Love this idea! I'll have to play these from this lens on Halloween :)

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