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Metal Singers And Their Successors
"I guess all of you who listen to rock music have seen some of your favourite bands change in some way their line-up. Well, this quiz is about the change of lead singers."
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Michael Kiske was the lead singer for heavy metal band Helloween from 1986 till 1993, when he was fired. Who became the band's vocalist after that?
Probably those of you who listen to extreme metal have heard about Amorphis. Lead vocalist Tomi Joutsen joined in 2005. Who was his precursor behind the microphone?
Tarja Turunen was the lead singer for Finnish symphonic/gothic metal band Nightwish, but other members fired her in 2005. Who joined the band as lead singer after that?
Vibeke Stene (Tristania)
Nobody joined, all vocals since Tarja's dismissal were performed by bassist Marco Hietala
Sharon Den Adel (Within Temptation)
Anette Olzon (Alyson Avenue)
Vibeke Stene performed lead vocals for gothic metal band Tristania between 1997 and 2007. Which of the following singers replaced Stene after she left?
Scar Symmetry is a Swedish melodic death metal band. Initially all vocals (both clean and harsh) were performed by Christian Alvestam, who left in 2008. Since then the band took two singers - one performing clean vocals, and one, death growls. What are their names?
Bjorn Strid and Timo Kotipelto
Richard Sjunnesson and Roland Johannson
Mikael Stanne and Anders Friden
Roberth Karlsson and Lars Palmqvist
I guess all of you have heard of Iron Maiden and know who Bruce Dickinson is. But do you know that he left the band in 1993 in search of new music horizons and later returned in 1999? Who was the band's lead singer, while Bruce was not around?
Speaking of Bruce Dickinson, do you know that he also replaced another singer, when he joined the "Irons" in 1981? Who was that man?
Angela Gossow is the frontwoman for Swedish melodic death metal/thrash metal band Arch Enemy. She is one of the few women in metal who use death growl as their main way of singing. When she joined the band in 2000, she replaced the band's previous vocalist, who was a man. What was that dude's name?
Theatre Of Tragedy was a Norwegian gothic metal band, which disbanded in 2010. The band used both male and female vocals. Liv Kristine, who sung the female vocals, left in 2003 and in 2004 she was replaced by whom?
Anneke Van Giersbergen
Sepultura is another famous band which changed its lead singer. Do you know who replaced Max Cavalera in 1997?
Now, this question is a little different from the others, because the band's vocalist was replaced only for a short time due to health problems. Who was the woman who replaced Simone Simons during Epica's North American Tour in April 2008?
Crematory is a German metal band. In 1998 Lothar Forst, who was one of the two lead vocalists and sang most of the clean vocals for the band, was replaced by another singer, who also (just like Forst) played guitar. What was his name?
Burton C. Bell
Pantera was one of the pioneers of groove metal. They became well-known with albums such as "Cowboys From Hell", "Vulgar Display of Power" and "Far Beyond Driven". The band's more mature and successful period is marked by the voice of Phil Anselmo. But before Phil the band changed their lead singer a few times. Which of these men has never been a lead vocalist of Pantera?
Joey Belladona was the lead singer for Anthrax between 1984-1992. Who replaced him as lead vocalist between 1992 and 2005, when Belladona came back?
"Skydancer" is the only Dark Tranquillity album in which Mikael Stanne performs backing vocals, but not leading. Who performs the leading vocals?
Anders H°yvik Hidle
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