The Most Heavy Metal Bagpipe: 17 Songs Featuring a Bagpipe

17 of our favorite heavy metal bands featuring a bagpipe in their songs. The list is not in hierarchical order. Enjoy!

By Eugenia RoditisMusicngear Editor

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(You can find a Youtube and Spotify playlist of the tracks included in this article at the bottom of the page)

1. Triddana - "Men of Clay"

Triddana is an Argentinian Power Folk Metal band formed in 2011, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The band consists of: Juan José Fornés – Vocals, Guitars, Pablo Allen – Bagpipe, Whistles, Diego Rodríguez – Bass, Joaquín Franco – Drums.

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2. Wuthering Heights - "Gather Ye Wild"

Wuthering Heights is a Danish Progressive/Power/Folk Metal band formed in 1989 by guitarist and songwriter Erik Ravn. Band members are: Erik Ravn – guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals, Morten Gade Sørensen – drums, percussion, Nils Patrik Johansson – vocals, Teddy Möller – bass, vocals, Andreas Lindhal – keyboards, Martin Arendal – guitar. 

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3. Skiltron - "Bagpipes of War"

Skiltron is an Argentinian Folk Metal band formed in Buenos Aires in 2004 by Emilio Souto. Band members are Emilio Souto − Electric guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, Matias Pena − Drums, Ignacio Lopez - Bass guitar, Pereg Ar Bagol - Bagpipes, Martin McManus - Vocals.

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4. GWAR - "Horror of Yig"

GWAR is an American Heavy Metal band formed in Richmond, Virginia in 1984. Current  line up consists of Blothar - Bass, vocals, BalSac, the Jaws of Death - Guitars, Vocals, Jizmak Da Gusha - Drums, Percussion, Beefcake the Mighty - Bass, Pustulus Maximus - Guitars, Vocals.

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5. Blind Guardian - "The Piper's Calling"

Blind Guardian is a German Power Metal band formed in 1984 in Krefeld, West Germany. The band consists of: Hansi Kürsch – lead vocals, bass, André Olbrich – lead guitar, backing vocals, Marcus Siepen – rhythm guitar, backing vocals, Frederik Ehmke – drums, percussion, flute, bagpipes

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6. SuidAkrA - "Over Nine Waves"

SuidAkrA is a Melodic Death Metal band formed in 1994 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Band members are: Arkadius Antonik - vocals, guitars, keyboards, Sebastian Hintz - guitars, clean vocals, Tim Siebrecht - bass live guitars, clean vocals, Ken Jensen - drums, bass.

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7. Eluveitie - "Memento"

Eluveitie is a Swiss Folk Metal band from Winterthur, Zürich, founded in 2002 by Chrigel Glanzmann. Current band members are: Chrigel Glanzmann – harsh vocals, mandola, whistles, pipes, gaita, acoustic guitar, bodhrán, harp, sitar, Kay Brem – bass, Rafael Salzmann – lead guitar, Nicole Ansperger violin, backing vocals, Matteo Sisti – bagpipes, tin whistles, Jonas Wolf – rhythm guitar, Alain Ackermann – drums, Michalina Malisz – hurdy-gurdy, Fabienne Erni – clean vocals, Celtic harp.

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8. Haggis and Bong - "Let the Hunt Begin"

Haggis and Bong is a Celtic Folk Metal band founded in 2007 in Pretoria, South Africa. Band consists of: Angus Nixon - The Great Highland Bagpipes, Thomas Hughes - Drums, Dominic Skelton - The Great Highland Bagpipes, Xavier Knox - Bass Guitar, Liam 'O Flaherty - The Great Highland Bagpipes, Dave Callaghan - Electric Guitar.

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9. Skyforger - "Son of the Mare"

Skyforger is a Heavy Metal band from Latvia which was formed in 1995. Band members are: Pēteris Kvetkovskis – lead vocals, guitar, Latvian folk instruments, Edgars Grabovskis ("Zirgs") – bass guitar, backing vocals, Latvian folk instruments, Alvis Bernāns – guitar, Artūrs Jurjāns – drums, percussion.

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10. Drakwald - "Erase by Fire"

Drakwald is a Folk Death Metal band formed in 2009 in France. Band members are: Thibaud Destouches - Vocals & Bass, Marc Vaillant - Guitars & Clean Vocals, Simon Massenet - Guitars, Bertrand Renaud - Whistles & Bagpipes, Maxime Dugué - Drums.

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11. Slartibartfass - "St. Cuthbert"

Slartibartfass is an Ambient Pagan Metal band founded in 2005 in Ulm, Baden-Württemberg. Current line up is: Philipp Bulling - Vocals, Guitars, Vladimir Nikolov - Guitars, Jessica Bulling - Bagpipes, Thomas Schädle - Keyboards, Nicolas Hibst - Bass, Accordion, Mouth harp, Juan Kelemen - Drums.

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12. Vanir - "Særimners Kød"

Vanir is a Danish Viking Metal band formed in 2009. The band consists of: Lars Bundvad - Bass, Vocals, Philip Kaaber - Guitars, Vocals, Martin Holmsgaard Håkan - Drums, Vocals, Daniel "Luske" Kronskov - Drums, Kirk Backarach - Guitars.

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13. In Extremo - "Frei zu sein"

In Extremo is a German Medieval Metal band formed in 1995. Band members are: Michael Robert Rhein (Das Letzte Einhorn) - vocals, bagpipes, cister, guitars, Marco Ernst-Felix Zorzytzky (Flex Der Biegsame) - German bagpipes, shawm, flute, uilleann pipes, hurdy-gurdy, Kay Lutter (Die Lutter) - bass, marine trumpet, timpani, André Strugala (Dr. Pymonte) – German bagpipes, shawm, flute, harp, marine trumpet, tsymbaly, sampler, FX, Boris Pfeiffer (Yellow Pfeiffer/Yellow Piper) – German bagpipes, shawm, flute, nyckelharpa, Sebastian Oliver Lange (Van Lange) – guitar, cittern, Florian Speckardt (Specki T.D.) – drums, percussion.

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14. Saltatio Mortis - "Wo sind die Clowns?"

Saltatio Mortis is a German Medieval Metal group formed in 2009. Current line up consists of: Alea der Bescheidene - vocals, bagpipes, didgeridoo, guitar, Irish bouzouki, shawms, Lasterbalk der Lästerliche - drums, davul and other percussion, Falk Irmenfried von Hasen-Mümmelstein - bagpipes, vocals, hurdy-gurdy, shawms, El Silbador - bagpipes, shawms, smallpipes, uillean pipes and other pipes, Bruder Frank - bass guitars, electric upright Chapman Stick, guitar, Till Promill - guitars, Jean Mechant der Tambour  - drums, piano, guitar, vocals, Luzi das L - pipes, shawms, flutes.

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15. Heol Telwen - "Kan Ar Kern"

Heol Telwen is a Celtic Folk Metal band formed in 1999 in France. Band members are: Loïc Courtete - lead vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, choirs, whistles, bombarde, Yskithyrwynn - drums, percussion, choirs, Ossian - electric and acoustic guitars, choirs, Hades - whistles, clean vocals, choirs, Vincent Toxine - bass, choirs.

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16. ITHILIEN - "Blindfolded"

Ithilien is a Belgian Folk Metal band from Brussels formed in 2005. Current line up is: Pierre Ithilien – guitar, bouzouki, vocals, Benjamin Delbar – bass, Jerry Winkelmans – drums, Tuur Soete – guitar, Sabrina Gelin – hurdy-gurdy, nykelharpa, Hugo Bailly – bagpipe, Myrna Mens – violin.

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17. Codex Verus - "Children of the Sun"

Codex Verus is a Russian Medieval Folk Metal band from Yakutsk - Sakha Republic, formed in 2012. The band consists of: Vadim Toptalov - Bagpipes, Vocals, Alex Klimenkov - Bagpipes, Maxim Vasyutchenko - Bagpipes, Sergey Ryabov - Bass, Daniil Kuznetsov - Drums.

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About Eugenia Roditis

Eugenia isn’t a musician herself but grew up in a family composed of musicians. She loves going to concerts and festivals when she actually has the time to as she is a mother of two. Eugenia joined the MusicnGear team in 2012.

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