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Female Pioneers in Metal

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Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 3:30 AM

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By Adam Steininger

In metal, a genre teeming with testosterone, women are defying stereotypes and kicking ass with the best of them. Here are our picks for the ten most ferocious female pioneers in the genre.

10. Sean Yseult of White Zombie

Sean Yseult was the first woman in a metal band who was seen more as just a member of the group, rather than being singled out for being female.

9. Kittie

The Lander sisters (Mercedes on drums, Morgan on vocals) started their metal band and released their debut album Spit when they were in their mid-teens. Kittie can be credited as part of the new wave of all-female metal bands, inspiring a whole new generation of women.

8. Angela Gossow of Arch Enemy

Angela Gossow puts growling vocals at the front of her arsenal, as head of death metal band Arch Enemy. She's slowly dragging metal into the 21st century.

7. Tarja Turunen

Most classically trained operatic vocalists pursue greatness on a grand stage. But before breaking off in 2006 to pursue a solo career, Tarja Turunen was a highly influential and powerful singer in the band Nightwish, a driving force in the symphonic-metal movement of the mid-'90s.

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