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.

Pop and metal aren't friends. Each knows exactly where the other lives and tries to keep its distance. They choose different streets, neighborhoods, zip codes.     

Dave Mustaine

Heavy metal is always going to be there. At its core, it's all about a primitive connection we all need to keep in our lives.     

Rob Halford

Heavy metal is the enemy. Everybody but me keeps going back and forth between metal and punk, but I'm narrow-minded and a purist. I'd never mess with it.     

Kim Shattuck

I like playing heavy metal music and pretending I'm a vampire in front of the mirror.     

Luke Mably

Heavy Metal would not exist without Led Zeppelin, and if it did, it would suck.     

Dave Grohl

Led Zeppelin, the greatest rock and roll band of all time.     

Jack Black

I like smoke and lightning / Heavy metal thunder.     

Mars Bonfire

Just look there (another Heavy Metal Boy sank through the earth's crust and we got some good pictures...).     

William S. Burroughs

At its best New Wave/punk represents a fundamental and age-old Utopian dream: that if you give people the license to be as outrageous as they want in absolutely any fashion they can dream up, they'll be creative about it, and do something good besides.     

Lester Bangs

The world of heavy metal has reverberated to a number of broadsides as guitar heroes rubbish their rivals. The likes of Motorhead's Lemmy have raised the bar to a considerable extent, though Ozzy Osbourne and his family have been more than content to limbo under it when the occasion has demanded.     

Susan Black

I remember saying to Tony [Iommi], 'Did you hear how heavy that Led Zeppeling album sounded?' Without missing a beat, he replied, 'We'll be heavier.'     

Ozzy Osbourne

I think when all the punk bands had their stronghold going on, metal was considered to be a lower-class music – really old- fashioned, out of date and ridiculous.     

Penelope Spheeris

I remember at first when Metallica played the Troubadour some people mistook them for a punk band because they didn’t get it, because this was a whole new thing, a speed thrash metal. It confused the hell out of people in LA because it was like, ‘Wait a minute, they sound punk but they’ve got really long hair."     


I get on my high plane. I turn on my Metallica.     

Jim Breuer

Nobody wants to hear Metallica at lunchtime.      

Michael Fassbender

I was looking for something a lot heavier, yet melodic at the same time. Something different from heavy metal, a different attitude.     

Kurt Cobain

I associate heavy metal with fantasy because of the tremendous power that the music delivers.     

Christopher Lee

That sort of cluelessness just continually haunts heavy metal. And there's still amongst a lot of people in the press this elitist attitude. Heavy metal has never ever been given the respect and credit it deserves. And in some ways it's probably what makes it so near and dear to the people who love it.     

Eddie Trunk

It's safe to say that if society wants to battle heavy metal, heavy metal will always find a way to win because heavy metal is always underestimated. The people who love it are underestimated, the musicians are underestimated. A lot of people found that out the hard way.     

Eddie Trunk

Heavy Metal fans are buying Heavy Metal records, taking the records home, listening to the records and then blowing their heads off with shotguns? Where's the problem? That's an unemployment solution right there, folks! It's called natural selection.     

Denis Leary

Heavy Metal is what happens when a group of people with competitively disgusting appearances come together to try to kill the air.     

Dylan Moran

Metal music has never shied away from controversy. It has always rebelled against authority and stood up against mainstream religion.     

Sam Dunn

We're the saviours / and protectors from above / In our sky there is no limits / And masters we have none / Heavy Metal is the only one / 'Cause it's a Heavy Metal universe / With a Heavy Metal sound / Masters of the thunder / Shake you to the ground / It's a Heavy Metal bomber / And it's never going down / Flying 'cross the universe / We're Heavy Metal bound.     

Kai Hansen

I hear the sound in a metal way / I feel the power rolling on the stage / 'Cause only one thing really sets me free / Heavy metal, loud as it can be.     

Joey Demaio

Heavy metal, black and silver / Falling matter of the sun / Folds itself into a place / Where there was never, never one / By starlight, the heaviest horizon / Magnetic mirrors, scattered body slow / A chaos of metal, river of fire / The countless blue and glows.     

Eric Bloom

As long as there are kids who are pissed off and have no real way in venting out that anger, heavy metal will live on.     

Ozzy Osbourne

All in all, I think that out of all musical genres, the world of metal is the most escapist one. Metal is also music for people who think for themselves. I think metalheads are smart people who possess a healthy dose of self-irony and a good sense of humor, and that appeals to me. I felt a strong affinity with the scene from the first moment on.     

Tuomas Holopainen

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