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Tuomas Holopainen (Nightwish) by AmaryllisFae
Edge of Steel by GuardianOfShigeru
Enter by Octoberrine
After Forever and ReVamp
Floor Jansen as Big Barda by cellebg
Floor Jansen by Mmarciaaaa
Floor Jansen by MizzMysteriouz
Moonbathers by miss-escapist-art
Charlotte Wessels painting by Sidherion
Charlotte Wessels (Delain) by Octavariumguy
Delain - Charlotte and Merel by crystalfalls
Broken Mirror by BurakUlker
Simone Simons - Epica by miss-escapist-art
The Holographic Principle by miss-escapist-art
The Cosmic Algorithm by Yksittainen
Death of a Fallen by TheRainGirl
Katra on stage 2 by Maresolo
Katra Solopuro by ritualkiller69
Katra I by LokiAndersdottir
Glow in the Dark by BurakUlker
Restless by BurakUlker
The Shadow Theory by miss-escapist-art
Kamelot at Bloodstock by crystalfalls
Leaves' Eyes
Another Year Ends, Merry Christmas by Danilo-Costa
Liv Kristine by Angelic-yunie
Edge of Steel by GuardianOfShigeru
MFVF2 by philippvince
Floor Jansen by HennyBode
Tuomas Holopainen - Card Design by miss-escapist-art
Floor Jansen - Nightwish by miss-escapist-art
Tuomas Holopainen by miss-escapist-art
Sonata Arctica
Ready or not,there will be blood! by FabyLP
Fabulous Sonata by BlackandRedLicorice
Fun With Black And Red Pen 3 by BlackandRedLicorice
Sonata Arctica Card by BlackandRedLicorice
Tarja Turunen
Tarja Turunen - Redraw by miss-escapist-art
Tarja by Natalie-Priscila
Tarja Turunen | Dark Christmas Lighter by Charlottehall1991
Tarja Turunen | Dark Christmas by Charlottehall1991
Within Temptation
DC movies - Raise Your Banner [fanvideo] by cellebg
Other Symphonic Metal
[C] Clockwork Apocalypse | Original Epic Metal by BlackW1nd
Similar Bands
Alissa White-Gluz by miss-escapist-art
To rule in Hell by Joseph-C-Knight
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Matenrou Opera Stamp by Angelic-yunie


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Welcome to the symphonic-metal group! We hope you'll enjoy the art here!

This year we should be seeing albums from:

Alissa White-Gluz
Auri (new project of Tuomas Holopainen, Troy Donockley and Johanna Kurkela)
Dark Sarah
Dimmu Borgir
Jaded Star
Leaves' Eyes
Midnattsol (now with Liv Kristine)
My Indigo (new project of Sharon Den Adel)
Visions of Atlantis
Within Temptation

And maybe more! Plus there's Nightwish's Decades compilation out in March, to coincide with their world tour.

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HI! Welcome to symphonic-metal. Feel free to post your symphonic metal-related fanart, photos, and blog about your concert experiences, meeting of any band members etc. :headbang:

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Group Info

Welcome to the symphonic-metal club! Here is a list of symphonic metal and similar genre bands compiled by members of the group. Also includes links to some of their songs on youtube. Feel free to suggest any which aren't on the list! (Click the more button to see entire list)

Last Updated 12/07/11

:bulletblack: Symphonic Metal :bulletblack:
[Many of these bands fit into other genres e.g. power, gothic, death. But if they use symphonic elements, they'll be in this list!]

Aina (Oriana's Wrath, Revelations, Naschtok Is Born)
Almah (Beyond Tomorrow)
After Forever (Energize Me, Equally Destructive)
Almora (Sea Angels, 1945, Su Masali)
Altaria (Unchain The Rain)
Amberian Dawn (River Of Tuoni)
Ancient Myth (Astrolabe in Your Heart)
Angra (Temple of Hate)
Aperion (Shine)
Apocalyptica (In The Hall Of The Mountain King, Inquisition Symphony)
Aquaria (Your Majesty Gaia)
Arch of Hell (One Moment)
Artrosis (Hipnoza)
Atargatis (Angels Crying)
Avantasia (Lost In Space)
Ayreon (Isis and Osiris (ft Sharon Den Adel), Loser)
Bare Infinity (Lost Again)
Crimson Wind (Rebirth)
Diablo Swing Orchestra (Balrog Boogie, A Tap Dancer's Dilemma, D'Angelo & Velvet Embracer)
Delain (The Gathering, See Me In Shadow)
DöXa (The Devil In Love)
Edenbridge (Higher), Skyline's End)
Elis (Phoenix From The Ashes)
Elysion (Killing My Dreams)
Epica (Quietus, Kingdom of Heaven, Feint )
Forgotten Tales (Sanctuary)
For My Pain (Dancer In The Dark)
Gwyllion (A Thousand Words)
Haggard (In A full Moon Procession, Tales of Ithiria)
HB (It Is Time)
Heroik (Heart of Battle)
Holyhell (Angel of Darkness)
Imperia (Secret Passion
Instanzia (Ghosts of the Past)
Kamelot (Ghost Opera, March Of Mephisto, The Haunting)
Katra (Beast Within, Sahara, Forgotten Bride)
Krypteria (Victoriam Speramus , Lost
Lanewin (Gate of Lanewin)
Lapiz Lazuli (Serpent)
Leaves' Eyes (Elegy My Destiny)
Leverage (Wolf and the Moon)
Lunatica (Avalon, New Shores)
Lyriel (Regen, Hijo De La Luna)
Nightwish (Nemo, Ghost Love Score, The Islander, Sahara)
Northern Kings (We Don't Need Another Hero, Strangelove, Kiss From A Rose, Broken Wings)
(The) Murder of My Sweet (Valerie, Destiny, Storms Of The Sea )
Rain Fell Within (Burned Away)
Rawkfist (Scared to Breathe)
ReVamp (No Honey For The Damned, Break)
Rhapsody of Fire (Sea Of Fate, A New Saga Begins, Triumph Or Agony)
Tarja (Crimson Deep, My Little Phoenix, Calling Grace, Boy And The Ghost)
Tarot (Ashes To The Stars, Crows Fly Back, Howl)
Theatre Of Tragedy (Machine, As The Shadows Dance, Storm)
Theatres Des Vampires (Carmilla, Anima Noir)
Therion (An Arrows From The Sun, Wine Of Aluqah, Seven Secrets Of The Sphinx, Vanaheim)
To-Mera (Blood, Parfum)
Trail Of Tears (Crashing Down, My Comfort)
Trans-Siberian Orchestra (Beethoven-Requiem
Tristania (My Lost Lenore, Cure)
Serenity (Velatum, The Chevalier (ft Ailyn) )
Sirenia (The Other Side, The Path To Decay)
Sonata Arctica (Paid In Full, Flag In The Ground, Victoria's Secret)
Stratovarius (Black Diamond, Hunting High And Low, Cold Winter Nights)
Stream Of Passion (Out In The Real World, Embrace The Storm, Nostalgia)
Versailles (Aristocrat's Symphony)
Villieläin (Voittamaton)
Visions Of Atlantis (Seven Seas, Send Me A Light)
Whyzdom (Everlasting Child, Atlantis)
Within Temptation (The Truth Beneath The Rose , Ice Queen, The Howling)
Xandria (India, Sisters Of The Light)


:bulletblack: Extreme Symphonic Metal :bulletblack:
[Warning - not for the faint hearted :P]

Abigail Williams (Into the Ashes)
All-Devouring Light (The Sleeper Beneath The Waves)
Anthelion (Hibernation Glaciation Exuviation)
Arcanorum Astrum (Insight)
Astaroth (Bloodwork)
Autumn Sun (As Time Stands Still)
Bal-Sagoth (Callisto Rising)
Carach Angren (The Sighting is a Portent of Doom)
Chthonic (Progeny of Rmdax Tasing)
Cradle of Filth (Nymphetamine (Ft Liv Kristine), Lord Abortion)
Emperor (The Loss and Curse of Reverence, Thus Spake the Nightspirit)
The Crescents (Last Judgement Day)
Dark Mirror ov Tragedy (Perfume of Death)
Dimmu Borgir (Progenies of the Great Apocalypse, Gateways)
Euphorion (Starnight Rider)
Fleshgod Apocalypse (The Violation)
Juno Bloodlust (Total Eclipse, Sinister Prophet)
Kadenzza (Ghost in the Shell)
Moonspell (Night Eternal)
Old Man's Child (Black Seeds on Virgin Soil)
... Of Celestial (In Your Eyes)
Obsidieth (Embrace the Cold)
Quintessence Mystica (When Sacred Flame Inspires the Souls of Heroes)
Sothis (De Oppresso Liber)
Torsense (Погружение во тьму)


:bulletblack: Similar Bands :bulletblack:
[Some bands you might be interested in if you're a fan of Symphonic Metal.]

(The) 3rd And Mortal
Angelzoom (Fairyland)
Annwn (Palästinalied)
Autumn Tears
Charon (In Trust Of No One)
Dead Can Dance
Emilie Autumn (Gothic Lolita, Opheliac, Let The Record Show, Marry Me)
Evanescence (Lithium, Lacrymosa)
Falconer (Skula Skorpa Skalk , Vargaskall )
Gates of Winter (From the Flesh)
Helium Vola (Printemps, Omnis Mundi Creatura, Selig)
Indica (Sanoja)
Katatonia (Evidence, Chrome, Teargas)
Lacuna Coil (Heaven's A Lie, Cold Heritage, Falling Again)
Liv Kristine (Fake A Smile, Trapped In Your Labyrinth)
Opeth (Porcelain Heart, Blackwater Park, Patterns In The Ivy)
Paramore (Decode, Ignorance)
Persephone (Atma, Mean, Blue)
Qntal (Palästinalied, Winter, All For One)
Rasputina (Rats, Gingerbread Coffin, My Orphanage, How We Quit The Forest)
Sarah Brightman (Fleur Du Mal, Eden, Harem, Chromaggia)
Unsun (Whispers)
Yngwie Malmsteen
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HennyBode Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for accepting my request. :-) Hope, I found a home. ^^ Btw... when I read your rule "no Nightwish singer arguments" I roled on the floor (no pun intended) laughing. XD
crystalfalls Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome! :D 
Tatimaru Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey metal group! There is a facebook band that needs some love, they're very underappreciated. Check them out for me, thanks<3…
Keep rocking on
CarachAngrenFangirl Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Hi Thanks so much for accepting me :la:
Is Carach Angren symphonic metal? 
crystalfalls Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I would say so, yes! Symphonic black metal :) 
CarachAngrenFangirl Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
:D Okay ^^ 
Mmarciaaaa Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for accepting me! ^.^
Miss-Red-In-Hell Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for accepting me ! :happybounce:
JUMBOLA Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Kudos, for accepting my art.
lag111 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Just saw Within Temptation with Amaranthe!  It was so amazing!  I loved every minute of it!
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