Heavy Metal Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old heavy metal quotes, heavy metal sayings, and heavy metal proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Metallica is a very complicated, fragile thing. On the outside, it's all metal, but on the inside it's very delicate.     

Kirk Hammett

Metal is the feeling of being an outsider, but still being part of something huge.     

Brian Posehn

It is just that heavy metal musicians write in minor keys, and when you do that, you frighten people.     

Ronnie James Dio

Heavy metal is a universal energy it's the sound of a volcano. It's rock, it's earth shattering. Somewhere in our primal being we understand.     

Billy Corgan

Pop music, disco music, and heavy metal music is about shutting out the tensions of life, putting it away.     

Peter Tork

Metal isn't necessarily aggressive. There's metal that's contemplative, there's metal that's sad, and there's metal that's exuberant. No genre is limited in what it can express.     

John Darnielle

Heavy Metal is the most conservative of all loud music. Let's face it, not even a gym teacher could get as many people to dress alike.     

Jello Biafra

If heavy metal bands ruled the world, we'd be a lot better off.     

Bruce Dickinson