The Heavy Metal Halloween Playlist

heavy metal halloween playlist

There’s nothing worse than going to a Halloween party and hearing “The Monster Mash.” For the pop-metal loving crowd, you gotta play hard music that fits the theme of Halloween, even if the song itself isn’t about zombies or psycho killers. Heavy metal (not the ’80s hair band metal) with a pop twist is the perfect music for a non-lame Halloween party because it’s not cheesy and it’s not death metal, which is painful for most people to listen to.

I’m sure there are other songs that can be added to this list, and after the consumption of much alcohol, just about anything goes. But let’s start with the initial list of songs to get your party started.

Alice in Chains

  • Man in the Box
  • Would?
  • Angry Chair

Alice Cooper

  • Feed My Frankenstein
  • Poison
  • Little by Little

Iron Maiden

  • Fear of the Dark
  • Hallowed Be Thy Name
  • Virus
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
  • Powerslave

Marilyn Manson

  • Rock Is Dead
  • Cruci-Fiction In Space
  • The Reflecting God
  • Angel With the Scabbed Wings
  • The Golden Age of Grotesque


  • Got the Life
  • Here to Stay
  • Thoughtless
  • Freak on a Leash
  • Trash


  • Duality
  • Wait and Bleed
  • My Plague

Ozzy Osbourne

  • No More Tears
  • Iron Man
  • Back On Earth
  • Mr. Crowley
  • Bark At The Moon


  • 43
  • Bwomp
  • These Filthy Hands
  • Solitaire/Unraveling
  • Rot


  • My Friend of Misery
  • Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
  • Until It Sleeps
  • Of Wolf and Man
  • Enter Sandman


  • Symphony of Destruction
  • Hangar 18
  • She-Wolf
  • Wanderlust

Ronnie James Dio

  • Last in Line
  • Rainbow in the Dark
  • Holy Diver


  • Asylum
  • Stricken
  • Ten Thousand Fists


  • Awake
  • Voodoo
  • Mistakes
  • I Stand Alone

Nine Inch Nails

  • The Perfect Drug
  • Head Like a Hole
  • The Hand That Feeds


  • Sober
  • Schism


  • Alice Cooper’s School’s Out

Rob Zombie

  • Dragula
  • More Human Than Human
  • Feel So Numb