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Metal wedding songs can be the ideal choice for hard rock lovers who want a unique wedding reception theme and mood. Sure, grandma may faint when she hears about this non-traditional wedding song plan.

But hey – it’s YOUR special day, and you deserve your favorite not-so-romantic wedding songs on the playlist. Check out our list of heavy metal wedding songs!

45 Heavy Metal Wedding Songs to Play at Your Reception

Who said that the perfect song for your wedding day has to be delicate music? You can choose metal songs by your favorite bands for the wedding march, dance floor, and wedding party! You can even request the wedding band to play an instrumental version of your favorite power ballad. Check out our list!

  1. Anywhere Avantasia
  2. Love from a StoneDark Moor
  3. Dreaming (tell me)Yngwie Malmsteen
  4. Still Loving YouSonata Arctica
  5. Not EnoughLacuna Coil
  6. Love You to DeathType O Negative
  7. I Just Want YouOzzy Osbourne
  8. Lunatica Song for You
  9. The End of HeartacheKillswitch Engage
  10. Judas PriestAngel
  11. I Choose YouSarah Bareilles
  12. I Believe in a Thing Called Love The Darkness
  13. You Are The Best ThingRay LaMontagne
  14. Pour Some Sugar on MeDef Leppard
  15. To Be with YouMr. Big
  16. Party HardAndrew W.K.
  17. KatatoniaAshen
  18. More Than WordsExtreme
  19. You Really Got MeThe Kinks
  20. Dream theaterEve
  21. I Only Want to Be With YouVolbeat
  22. AngelJudas Priest
  23. Center of The UniverseKamelot
  24. Gods Made Heavy MetalManowar
  25. Bittersweet MemoriesBullet for my Valentine
  26. A Little Piece Of HeavenAvenged Sevenfold
  27. You’re the InspirationChicago
  28. I Don’t Want to Miss a ThingAerosmith
  29. Forever Kiss
  30. When You Love a WomanJourney
  31. LadyStyx
  32. Sealed With a KissMegadeath
  33. I Will Follow You Into the DarkDeath Cab for Cutie
  34. The Only OneThe Black Keys
  35. All I NeedAwolnation
  36. The Only Exception Paramore
  37. In The End – Lincoln Park
  38. Oh, It Is LoveHellogoodbye
  39. Superbeast – by Rob Zombie
  40. I’ll Follow YouShinedown
  41. One BedroomYellowcard
  42. I’ll Never Let You GoSteelheart
  43. You Shook Me All Night Long -AC/DC
  44. The Trooper -Iron Maiden
  45. The Beautiful People – Marilyn Manson

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10 Hard Rock Songs for Your Wedding Recessional

As the wedding party and the family members exit the church after the wedding ceremony to join the reception, you need songs to commemorate this moment of joy. Why not pick some upbeat hard rock songs to get the celebration started? Take a look at our list of popular songs in this genre.

  1. BittersweetApocalyptica
  2. Love SongTesla
  3. PromisesMegadeth
  4. Love Me Forever Motorhead
  5. Nothing Else MattersMetallica
  6. This Love Pantera
  7. Sleeping SunNightwish
  8. The Heart of Mine – Pain of Salvation
  9. Her Ghost in the FogCradle of Filth
  10. Sweet NurseKatatonia

10 Metal Songs That Are Perfect for the Bouquet Toss

When the bride tosses the bouquet, it’s a moment of fun and festivity. It deserves an awesome song with an upbeat mood. Check out our list of celebration songs that will add some energy to this special moment – the “metal” way!

  1. Let’s Get It OnMarvin Gaye
  2. Suit & TieJustin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z
  3. PonyGinuwine
  4. Wild Thing Tone Loc
  5. Flowers In Your HairThe Lumineers
  6. She’s a Genius Jet
  7. Butterfly Crazy Town
  8. Girls Girls GirlsMotley Crue
  9. Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
  10. Nothin’ But A Good TimePoison

5 Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Father/Daughter Dance Songs

Are you wondering if a heavy metal wedding song will suit the dance floor, especially for the touching moment of a father-daughter dance? Don’t worry because a beautiful song with touching lyrics can capture the emotion of the moment – even if it is a hard rock or heavy metal track. So check out our list!

  1. Love Will Keep Us Alive Eagles
  2. Jersey Girl Bruce Springsteen
  3. Home Sweet HomeMotley Crue
  4. Sweet Child O’ MineGuns N’ Roses
  5. When You Need MeBruce Springsteen

Frequently Asked Questions

Metal music may not be the first choice for a wedding reception, especially if the couple’s families are conservative. But you can break the old rules and play with hard rock and folk metal songs or go for guitar-centric music in the genre. If you still have questions, check out our answers below!

Are there any heavy metal love songs?

If you are looking for a heavy metal love song for your wedding, do not worry. There are many romantic songs you can pick, like A Gothic Romance (Cradle of Filth), Lady Death (Tribulation), Turbo Lover (Judas Priest), and many more.

Does Iron Maiden have a love song?

As a hard rock band, Iron Maiden has the reputation of making the kind of music that you wouldn’t normally expect at a wedding. However, they do have romantic songs like That Girl and When the Wild Wind Blows for unconventional couples.

Does Nirvana have any love songs?

Kurt Cobain, the lead singer, and songwriter of Nirvana, has given many anthems to rock lovers. Of these, two iconic love songs are Love Buzz and Heart-Shaped Box. Be warned, though. They might not sit well with your wedding guests.

Final Words

Heavy metal or hard rock wedding songs may not be traditional. But on your special day, don’t be afraid to choose the best wedding songs that suit your taste. You can mellow things out by having a traditional down-tempo song for the couple dance or some instrumental songs to walk down the aisle to in your playlist.

We hope you’ll find your perfect wedding song from our list!

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What are your favorite metal wedding songs? Please share with us below!

Andreea Juganaru
Andreea Juganaru

Andreea is a very passionate content creator and her purpose is to provide you with the most interesting articles, while constantly discovering new facts. She’s been freelance writing for the past five years and has created numerous articles and educational materials while managing her own blog.

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