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  • Believe it or not, Alice Cooper was actually a band. Their lead singer, Vincent Furnier, went on to become, well, you know...
  • Amon Amarth is mostly known only for Johan Hegg, the lead singer with a huge beard.
  • King Crimson is usually described as Robert Fripp (lead guitarist) and a band. It doesn't help that he's the only original member who never left. Since the band has gone through so many vastly different styles of music during its career, there are ELP fans who know the band by Greg Lake, Bad Company fans who know it by Boz Burrel, and Asia fans who know it by John Wetton.
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  • Maynard Keenan of Tool has an almost cult-like following, though fans also have a great respect for the musicianship of the other members.
  • Maynard Keenan was already quite famous before joining A Perfect Circle, though fans will know that the band is actually led by Billy Howerdel.
  • Dream Theater is John Petrucci on guitar, Mike Portnoy on drums, a bald guy who makes weird faces playing keyboards, an Asian guy on bass, and some singer that everyone hates. This is pretty common in metal, at least, for the guitarist to be the most well-known member of the band.
    • James LaBrie (the singer) is pretty well-known, though. Since everyone hates him, they're bound to know his name, right?
    • Then there's that new guy named Mike on drums...oh right, Mangini.
    • The bald guy has quite a fan following too. Many prog metal fans (specially amateur keyboardists) consider Jordan Rudess to be The Great Wizard, one of the best virtuoso keyboardists of our time. He is also well known to keyboard fans because he does product reviews and demos of all sorts of exotic instruments both in festivals and Youtube. In fact, for synth geeks, Dream Theater are Jordan Rudess & his gear & band.
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  • Kamelot consists of Roy Khan, the guitarist who helps write the songs, and I think they got a new keyboardist recently...
  • Machine Head are Robb Flynn the Scary Dude With a Nose Piercing and The Other Three Scary Tattooed Dudes Most of Whom Weren't Even in the Original Line-Up.
  • Dave Mustaine and those other guys from Megadeth. In fact, Dave Mustaine is Megadeth. Several pure badasses have played in Megadeth (Kerry King, Marty Friedman, Nick Menza), but Mustaine does 90% of the composition and 100% of the songwriting, and never even implies that anyone but he is a permanent member of the band. The fact that many call the band MegaDave says a lot. The one who stood the most in the band beside Mustaine is another Dave (bassist David Ellefson).
  • Lemmy Kilmister easily overshadows the other members of Motörhead - and not just because he's the only constant member. That said, most fans recognise former guitarist Fast Eddie Clarke and drummer "Philthy Animal" Taylor, who completed the "classic" trio which produced the band's first five albums.
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  • Isis. Aaron Turner and... uh... Aaron Turner?
  • Black Metal band Behemoth is made of Nergal, Inferno who can drum like a machine gun burst, and...two other guys.
  • Type O Negative was "Peter Steele and some other guys" to many, because he did most of the songwriting and was significantly physically bigger than the other members.
  • Thanks to The Osbournes, Ozzy is now probably better known than the other Black Sabbath members.
    • You could tell how hardcore a metalhead is by who he cites as the face of Sabbath. Ozzy Osbourne = casual fan, Tony Iommi = devoted fan, Ronnie James Dio = hardcore fan (and probably slightly crazy, as even Dio himself probably wouldn't have assigned himself this honor), and if he even knows that Ian Gillan, Glenn Hughes, Ray Gillen, and Tony Martin performed with the band, you know you are dealing with a true metal geek.
    • And in Ozzy's own band, apart from Ozzy himself, most fans probably only recognize two guitarists (Randy Rhoads, who used to run with Quiet Riot and was a kick-ass guitarist in his day before his death; and Zakk Wylde, who is even the face of his own band, Black Label Society, and appears on Guitar Hero) - three if one remembers Jake E. Lee. Mike Inez, (then) former Alice in Chains bassist counteracted this a little during his tenure.
      • Maybe younger fans only remember Rhoads, but in the day, any guitarist (Wylde, Brad Gillis, Jake E. Lee) who played with Ozzy received instant stardom. Rhoads' shoes were tough to fill (especially Lee, whose misfortune of being the first to follow up Rhoads' legacy branded him a Replacement Scrappy, despite contributing to two of Ozzy's most successful albums and producing some of his most popular riffs), credit to Ozzy and Sharon for finding players who were up to the task.
    • Anyone interested in metal should be able to name the ex-bassists Robert Trujillo and Jason Newsted. This has nothing to do with the fact that they are the current and former Metallica bassist, respectively...
    • Historically, the role of Ozzy's guitarist has been a very prominent one in the world of metal, but especially for Rhoads (because of his huge influence on shredding and his untimely death) and Wylde (because of his unique, effect-heavy drop-tuned style, the length of his tenure and his own band Black Label Society). Meanwhile, although Ozzy's played with many excellent bassists, drummers and keyboardists, they're usually only known to other bassists, drummers and keyboardists.note 
  • Ronnie James Dio was Dio and the other guys knew it... though there's also that dude from Quiet Riot. And Vivian Campbell, the guy who joined Def Leppard after Steve Clark passed away.
  • Rainbow was Ronnie James Dio, the guy from Deep Purple, and some other guys. If you're a guitarist, it's Dio, Ritchie Blackmore, and some other guys. (Didn't they release albums as Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow?) Some people might know that Roger Glover and Cozy Powell were in the band at various times. A lot of this had to do with the fact that Ritchie Blackmore was an obnoxious prima donna who kept firing people.
  • No matter how many can name their songs from the respective riffs, Iron Maiden will forever be Bruce Dickinson. Some people get Steve Harris and Nicko McBrain, but asking them who the guitarist is tends to stump them, even though there's three right answers - which seems to avert the usual Bassist/Drummer anonymity.
  • Pantera were that guitarist who was popped off by some loony (just an exaggeration though, most people do know that his name is Dimebag Darrell) and those other guys. Oh, and Phil Anselmo.
    • The drummer, Vinnie Paul Abbott, is actually Dimebag's older brother, but because few people even know Dimebag's last name, he is not familiar to most.
    • Vinnie Paul's powerful and technically impressive playing style, large physical size, and familial relation to the late Darrell Abbot has gotten him a fair bit of recognition. As for bassist Rex Brown, good luck hearing him under Dimebag's monster tone.
    • Down and Superjoint Ritual are/were both Phil Anselmo and some other guys. Sometimes Down is Phil Anselmo and Pepper Keenan from Corrosion of Conformity, for the less Pantera-informed.
      • ...and because of that, Corrosion of Conformity are Pepper Keenan and those guys.
  • Twisted Sister seem to suffer this. Dee Snider is a very funny talking head on music anthology list shows, and everybody else is anonymous.
  • Slipknot are Clown Mask Guy (the guy on the beer kegs), and some other masked guys. You can tell how big a fan someone is by how many names they can match to masks. As far as names go, the most recognizable are Corey Taylor (lead vocals, also known for Stone Sour), Joey Jordison (former drummer), and Sid "DJ Starscream" Wilson (turntables).
  • Avenged Sevenfold was M. Shadows, Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance, Johnny Christ, and The Rev. They generally averted this by presenting themselves as True Companions, had distinctive appearances, and memorable stage names. Then The Rev died of a prescription drug overdose, and was replaced by Arin Ilejay. Most people only know him as "that guy who replaced The Rev". They eventually averted this again when Ilejay left and was replaced with Brooks Wackerman, who is far better known than him.
  • The most recognizable member of Mötley Crüe is a position that is hotly debated. Right now it's arguably Tommy Lee, the drummer, due to him marrying someone more famous than him, that marriage producing a sex tape and ugly divorce, making some reality show appearances, and publicised legal troubles. Vince Neil obviously gets a lot of attention as the lead singer (as well as a huge douchebag.) Nikki Sixx also fades in and out of the public eye, often depending on how many successful side projects he's running (currently he's back in there, having released a successful book, recorded an album with Sixx A.M., started dating Kat Von D, and done a fair amount of charity work.) Mick Mars is never, ever the one who gets recognised, ever, despite being the only band member aside from Nikki who hasn't left even once.
  • Only with Yngwie Malmsteen could a former lead singer of Judas #@%#ing Priest be given a background role. (Though Tim Owens isn't actually the most beloved Judas Priest member.)
  • Speaking of Judas Priest, most seem to remember Rob Halford and Glenn Tipton. Others might even remember K.K. Downing and Ian Hill. But who played the drums again? Although, to be fair, they've gone through six or seven drummers...
  • Metallica: James Hetfield ("mustached/bearded guy who was an alcoholic"), Lars Ulrich ("the guy that sued Napster"), the guitarist with the curly hair (Kirk Hammett)... damn, I only remember the first bassist, the one who died. (even though his long-hazed replacement even has his own page)
    • The current bassist, Robert Trujillo, is often just referred to as "that bouncer looking guy". Interestingly enough, the rest of the band are extremely fond of him, and openly refer to him as "the man who saved Metallica", even though the fans, by and large, have no idea who he is. Those familiar with Mike Muir's Suicidal Tendencies and Infectious Grooves, on the other hand...
  • In almost a reversal, Lamb of God consists of guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler, and drummer Chris Adler, and a guy who screams. Few can immediately call to mind bassist John Campbell, or screaming guy Randy Blythe. However, almost a justification, ask a non-metal fan who they are and you'll get a "Who?"
    • Randy Blythe has become more famous recently due to being charged with manslaughter in some European Country.
  • Bring Me the Horizon: Oliver Sykes. Just...Oliver Sykes. And, before he left because he was going blind and deaf, Curtis Ward.
  • Meshuggah is lead guitarist Fredrik Thordendal, drummer Tomas Haake, a bald guy who makes silly faces on vocals and two dudes who play guitar.
    • To most, the bald guy can be recognized as Jens Kidman.
  • Out of the 6 members, Dani Filth is the only one realy known from Cradle of Filth, a few more will know Sarah Jezebel Deva but the rest are unknown, recognized by the band themselves as several old members have accused Dani as using the band as Dani plus others
  • Children of Bodom has Alexi Laiho. Most people don't recognize the other members. And if they do, it's the "short-haired hooded guy on the keyboards".
  • Rammstein consists of Till Lindemann and five other big sweaty German guys. Some people don't even know who Till is.
    • Richard Z Kruspe, the lead guitarist in Rammstein, is the face of the band Emigrate, a side project he made.
  • Kerry King of Slayer is easily one of the most visible people in extreme metal, with his distinctive tattoos, bald head, and honest (if frequently controversial) opinions. However, he's the rhythm guitarist. It was Jeff Hanneman who wrote many of the band's famous songs, including "Angel of Death" and "War Ensemble", and composed "Raining Blood", and it's Tom Araya who sings. A similar phenomenon happens with Anthrax's Scott Ian, who seems to be picked up for nearly every musical documentary ever involving metal for seemingly no other reason than the fact that he's bald.
  • Arch-Enemy has a odd variation on this with at first the face of the band being Michael Amott (formerly of influential grindcore/melodeath band Carcass) who many saw as the band's only important member. However when female vocalist Angela Gossow joined the band, she became the face of the group and Michael became an afterthought like the other males in the group. When Alissa White-Gluz took over, she became the face of the group.
  • Nightwish used to be Tarja Turunen (the only woman and the lead singer) and maybe Tuomas Holopainen (whose band it actually is and who makes the songs). And some other guys. Then Tarja was fired, replaced by Anette Olzon; while a good singer in her own right, fans hated her for not being Tarja, and now Floor Jansen (who is better known for her previous bands After Forever and ReVamp) has replaced her. Tuomas would now qualify for the band's face, with bassist/male vocalist Marco Hietala as a close second. Marco actually averts this in Finland, as his main band, Tarot, is quite popular there but mostly unknown in the rest of the world.
  • Death is (sorry, was) Chuck Schuldiner. However, this is also a case of I Am the Band, as he was the only constant member over however many years.
  • Strapping Young Lad are, in ascending order of obscurity: Devin Townsend; that drummer from Death who is sometimes mistaken for being from Fear Factory; that bassist from Fear Factory who is rarely even recognized as such and mostly still "that bassist", 'cause, well, he's a bassist; and this guitarist. Even if one doesn't know Devin's name, it's always that guy with the freaky hair and three other guys. In a few progressive metal circles, Strapping Young Lad even fades in popularity compared to Devin's solo endeavors. This is not an I Am the Band, though, because the albums are still recorded by the entire band.
  • Shadows Fall sometimes suffer from a particularly cruel version of this trope, in which the shin-length dreadlocks of the singer, Brian Fair are generally remembered before he is, let alone his band-mates.
    • The tide on this has started to turn with their lead guitarist Jonathan Donais filling in and eventually joining as Anthrax's guitarist.
  • The Agonist has Alissa White-Gluz (although being voted one of Revolver's "hottest chicks in metal" might have had something to do with that) and later Vicky Psarakis. She and/or Danny Marino do most of the band's interviews.
  • Cristina Scabbia for Lacuna Coil. Not even the band's other lead singer, the male Andrea Ferro, is on her level.
  • Stratovarius was first some three guys, then Timo Tolkki joined and it became Tolkki + 3; then, Timo Kotipelto joined and Tolkki fired half of the band to replace them with Animal on the drums... I, mean Georg Michael, and that keyboardist little Swedish dude. Then, Tolkki threw a remarkably public hussy fit and left the band; over the next decade or so the rest of the band left, leaving everything to Kotipelto + little Swedish dude + TolkiClone and two other dudes in bass and drums.
  • Anthrax was Joey Belladonna, the bald guy with the funny eyebrows (Scott Ian), and a couple of other dudes. Then Joey was fired, and most metalheads like to pretend they no longer exist (though he has rejoined ever since).
  • Iced Earth is either John Schaffer, that whiny singer with red hair, and three other guys, or Matt Barlow, that guitarist, and three other guys, depending on whom you ask. A lot of casual fans don't even know who Gene Adam and John Greely (the first two singers of the band) are.
  • Opeth is Mikael Åkerfeldt (lead vocalist, lead guitarist and the main songwriter) and 4 other guys.
  • Shai Hulud is Matt Fox and some other guys. possibly justified, the rest of the band has been rotating since 1997
  • In a rare case, lead guitarist Herman Li of DragonForce is probably the most well known member of the band, due to his over the top guitar solos and his Rapunzel Hair.
    • Slightly more geeky fans may also be able to identify the other guitarist, Sam Totman. The scale of geekiness goes up if they are also able to name one of their singers (the old one, ZP Theart, awards less geek points than the new one, Marc Hudson, due to having been with the band for much longer), and goes much higher if they can name any of the band's bassists, drummers or keyboarders.
  • The Gathering. It's hard to find anyone who can name a single band member besides Anneke van Giersbergen. It certainly doesn't help that she's also performed with a number of other bands, including Moonspell and Napalm Death, has a solo career, and is easily the most attractive current or former member of the band.
  • Epica is Simone Simons, her cleavage, and...I dunno, probably some guys.
    • Guitarist and death vocalist Mark Jansen is well known to some as he's the one who founded the band and the source of the death growls.
  • In This Moment is Maria Brink's cleavage, Maria Brink, and some other dudes.
  • White Zombie consisted of Rob Zombie, the blonde chick on bass, and two other guys.
  • Passenger of Shit's the face of both Odius Embowel and Corpse Penis Eaten By Rectum.
  • Shitting Whore is the only member of Cockupshittingwhore anyone can name.
  • In a very similar mold, Delain (as demonstrated by the page pic) with Charlotte Wessels. Keyboardist and band founder Martijn Westerholt (brother of Robert above, and also used to play for WT) gets an occasional mention.
    • The case against Delain being part of this trope isn't helped by their increasing reputation for being a Revolving Door Band. The album cover illustrates the trope beautifully but did you know both the guitar player and bassist on that album have since left? In fact, the guitarist they got in for the tour has also just exited the band! Given all that, it may surprise people that it is in fact keyboard player Martijn Westerholt who leads the outfit.
  • Ministry was Al Jourgensen when it was still active.
  • Within Temptation's face is the singer Sharon den Adel. Their primary guitarist, Robert Westerholt, is only well-known because he's Sharon's boyfriend.
  • Asking Alexandria originally was vocalist Danny Worsnop and guitarist Ben Bruce, who managed to escape obscurity by being the bands founder and driving force, and some other guys. Then Danny left due to growing disaffected with metalcore, and now it's between Bruce and new vocalist Denis Stoff.
  • Some German mittelalter-bands get this, because they have someone doing some speaking between acts. Schelmish has Dextro (Luzi is known for his stripping) and Saltatio Mortis is either Alea (if you're female) or Lasterbalk (if you're male).
  • Otep is Otep Shamaya's band; the only permanant member up until September 2010 was bassist Evil J.
  • Around 10 groups are Christian Älvestam. Also, Scar Symmetry were him and some other guys; now he's gone, SS are the dude who growls, the dude with crappy singing and some other guys.
  • Valery Kipelov was this for probably the most famous Russian metal band Aria. Then he quit and started his own band. Which he creatively called "Kipelov". Some would say that he continues to be that for Aria even now, because on joint events with Aria the fans are calling for him all the time.
    • The other Aria members who left and started their own bands count, too. Sergei Mavrin's band is called "Maverick", Sergei Terentyev's is "Ar TERY". Do the math.
  • For Dokken, this title could either go to the lead singer Don Dokken or the semi-famous guitarist George Lynch.
  • For The Union Underground, it was always vocalist Bryan Scott and guitarist Patrick Kennison who were this in their promotional shoots, since the band was essentially their project with the other two hired later (their musical differences are why the group broke up). Yet today the most famous member would be John Moyer for going on to play in a more famous band.
  • Can anyone name a member of Agalloch that isn't John Haughm?
  • Both Dog Fashion Disco and Polkadot Cadaver are known as being Todd Smith's bands.
  • Flo Mounier of Cryptopsy is an extremely prolific drummer, and, in the absence of previous frontman Lord Worm, the only iconic musician left in the band (also the only one to really save face with the fan base in light of the decidedly ill-received release The Unspoken King).
  • Vincent Bennett of The Acacia Strain.
  • Frankie Palmeri of Emmure. He's the only original member left, and the rest of the band is a revolving door of music instrumentalists who remain unknown even to their fans.
  • Marilyn Manson is the only member of his band that anybody knows about. Sure, all the guys in the band wear crazy makeup and look like females at times, but Marilyn Manson himself is the only guy anybody even cares about. It doesn't help that his band is named after himself, either.
  • Living Colour is an odd case where the most famous member is not the singer, but the guitarist — Vernon Reid. This is largely due to him being the driving force behind the band, as well as his technical skill as a guitarist. That said, vocalist Corey Glover is easily in second place.
  • No, King Diamond is not a solo artist.
  • Killswitch Engage is Howard Jones and a bunch of white guys. Some people don't even know who Howard is. He simply stands out because he's a metal singer, he's black, he shares his name with an '80s pop singer, and that's about it. Can you name anybody else in the band? Yeah, I didn't think so.
    • Adam Dutkiewicz might get a pass because he does a lot of backing vocals, loves wearing silly costumes onstage and has a prolific side career as a producer, but otherwise this trope still stands.
    • Then there's original singer Jesse Leach, who could be The Pete Best if his last album wasn't so acclaimed and he did not return to the band once Howard left.
  • Try to name a member of Korn besides Jonathan Davis (who is well-known due to being the lead singer, bandleader, and overall public face), and those guys with the funny aliases (Munky, Fieldy and Head). And if it weren't for the latter finding Jesus and going solo, no one would know the real name of one (Brian Welch). Original drummer David Silveria only became known after he left and had many publicized conflicts with the band.
  • The best-known members of The Dillinger Escape Plan are guitarist Ben Weinman (arguably justified as he's the only remaining founding member) and vocalist Greg Puciato (the second longest-serving member in the current line-up). Former drummer Chris Pennie is also fairly well-known (see the entry for Coheed and Cambria).
  • Sevendust is ran by vocalist Lajon Witherspoon and Morgan Rose. And only fans of the band know who the latter is, so Lajon is this.
  • Chimaira is Mark Hunter, a guy who plays loud drums, and some guitar players.
  • Demon Hunter is Ryan Clark, otherwise known as that bald fat guy with the beard. Not even fans of the band can name many other members.
  • Ill Nino is Cristian Machado and a bunch of other Spanish dudes. Some people may know guitarist Ahrue Luster (especially if they were longtime fans of Machine Head), but not many.
  • If somebody mentions Sepultura, you immediately think of Max Cavalera, despite the fact he left the band 16 years ago.
    • Now the face is Derrick Green. Max's brother Igor could fit, before he left the band. And the most proeminent in media is guitarist Andreas Kisser (if only because he collaborates with basically anyone, in Brazil or not).
  • Speaking of Max Cavalera, Soulfly is basically him and anyone willing to help at the time. Including his son!
  • Fear Factory subverts this, because while certainly not everybody in the band is well-known, many fans know more than who Burton C. Bell (vocalist) is. Guitarist Dino Cazares is known for being fat, if nothing else, while (former) bassist Christian Olde Wolbers is mainly known just because people have seen his name everywhere in CD booklets or song credits from other bands.
  • For most of their existence, Underoath consisted of "The guy with the dreadlocks who screams a lot (Spencer Chamberlain), the ginger kid with the long hair on the drums who did the emo singing (Aaron Gillespe) and four random short-haired regular guys." With Gillespe's departure, the band is now "The guy with the dreadlocks who screams a lot and sometimes sings like that long-haird redhead who used to be in the band and five random short-haired guys." The more hardcore may also know them as "The Death Metal band with the guy from Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster (David Taylor) shrieking like a tortured cat who became a bunch of emo sellouts after he left and the guy with the dreadlocks replaced him."
  • In a subversion, most Deftones fans know at least one other member besides vocalist Chino Moreno; usually guitarist Stephen Carpenter or bassist Chi Cheng get a say, though the latter only got recognition in the metal world when he went in a coma and eventually died. However, most casual fans only know Chino, though that's not surprising when you consider he's been on so many other songs and has a very distinct voice. His memorable physical appearance also helps.
    • Additionally, Chino's other band Crosses is often thought of as a Solo Side Project of his, rather than a musical trio.
  • Tiamat is Johan Edlund, the guitarist with the beard and two other people. Oh, the bearded guitarist left? Nevermind.
  • Gama Bomb is Philly Byrne, that bassist who sometimes does trade off vocals, and three others.
  • Evile is Ol Drake, his brother, a wrestler and a black guy.
  • To most people, Chthonic is Doris Yeh. And maybe Freddy Lim. Doris is the bassist, but being the only female in the band gets her instant popularity.
  • Disgorge has Diego Sanchez or Ricky Myers
    • Even then, people would still say Matti Way despite the fact that he left over a decade ago.
  • Similarly, Defeated Sanity has Jacob Schmidt or Lille Gruber
  • DevilDriver have Dez Fafara, originally of Coal Chamber fame.
  • Gojira are Joseph Duplantier, his younger brother... and two other guys.
  • The Faceless is, to most people, singer/guitarist/only person to be in every version of the band Micheal Keene. The only other person who might count is Lead Bassist Evan Brewer, who has a midly successful solo career (though apparenly Evan might not be in the band anymore).
  • Sabaton consists of lead vocalist Joakim Broden and some random guys. Especially since pretty much everyone else left in 2012. More devoted fans would also recognize bassist Pär Sundström, the other original member, and guitarist Tommy Johansson is starting to become better known due a Running Gag involving the song "Swedish Pagans" (which Joakim treats as a Berserk Button during sets).
  • As far as anyone is concerned, Animals as Leaders is pretty much just Tosin Abasi.
  • Volbeat is basically vocalist and rhythm guitarist Michael Poulsen and three other dudes.
  • Die Krupps' vocalist and spokesman Jürgen Engler is the most sought out for interviews, and only member who's been with the band for all 30+ years of its existence.
  • maudlin of the Well and Kayo Dot are usually remembered as being Toby Driver and some other guys. Sometimes people recognise erstwhile Kayo Dot violinist Mia Matsumiya, but she hasn't been in the band since 2013.
  • Blut aus Nord is Vindsval and some other guys. Possibly justified, as no one's even sure if the other people even actually existed or were just pseudonyms for Vindsval.
  • Issues has Tyler Carter, the poppy R&B vocalist. He is the de facto leader, and the first and foremost public face. Michael Bohn isn't far off, since he provides Harsh Vocals in every song and is his best friend (plus he's the only original member left besides him). DJ Scout wasn't far off either, since his DJ scratches were a core part of the bands appeal. However, he ultimately left the band to be a producer, though he still contributes while not being an official member.
  • Butcher Babies are Heidi Shepard, Carla Harvey, and three guys. For some reason, the two most well-known members are two extremely sexualized women who both sing.
  • Virgin Steele is David Defeis and...um...that one guitarist?
  • The Ocean has mostly been Robin Staps for most of its lifetime. However, they've become more of a band than just Robin's project since 2009.
  • For most people, Turisas is pretty much just vocalist Mathias 'Warlord' Nygård and, uh...some other guys. They might also know the violinist, Olli Vänskä, but you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who could name all current members. Although guitarist Jussi Wickström actually founded the band with Nygård, he's also a very withdrawn and intensely private man who rarely posts on social media, so only fans really know him. Like Delain, this is largely down to the band having frequent line-up changes: they've had seventeen members, including the current line-up, since they formed in the late 1990s.
  • Former Dragonforce vocalist ZP Theart's new band, I Am I, tends to fall victim to this. Seriously, name one member other than Theart. Unless you're a fan, chances are you're stumped.
  • In Neonfly, this trope would appear to apply to lead guitarist Frederick Thunder. Drummer Boris le Gal is also reasonably well-known, primarily due to his work as a session musician, but it's Thunder who does most of the interviews and is generally considered to be the band's main driving force.
  • By and large, Unearth is vocalist Trevor Phipps.
  • Skinless tends to be guitarist Noah Carpenter, due in part to him being the only original member, but also due in part to him being the main creative force, and even dictating the addition of a second guitarist (Dave Matthewsnote  from his now disbanded power/thrash project Armor Column) when the band re-formed with its classic-era members in 2013.
  • Hacktivist is an interesting variation. They have two lead rappers with emcees Jermaine "J" Hurley and Ben Marvin who both share the title of being the face. However, their guitarist Tim "Timfy James" Beazley is also well known due to his technical skill, being there from the very start alongside J, and, most of all, because he also provides lead vocals as a singer as well. This leaves the two non-vocalists as the least well-known members of the band. Incidentally, they're also the bassist and drummer.
  • Attila is Chris "Fronz/Fronzilla" Fronzak and three other guys.
  • Icon for Hire frontwoman Ariel Bloomer, is, shockingly enough, the most well-known member of the band.
  • Eyes Set to Kill — a.k.a. the Anissia and Alexia Rodriguez band. It doesn't help that much of the band's promotional material only features the two of them. Like Butcher Babies above, many people think they're a duo.
  • Amaranthe is Elize Ryd (the female singer), another guy who sings, a guy who death growls, and some instrumentalists.
  • Candlemass is ex-vocalist Messiah Marcolin for his Large Ham operatic singing.
  • Boris is an interesting example in that the most well known member of the band is guitarist Wata, rather than Takeshi, who performs most of the band's vocals. This likely has to do with her being the only woman in the band, as well as the band's sound largely hinging on her guitar work. That said, she's assumed a more prominent role on their recent material, singing more lead parts as well as appearing on the covers for the albums Feedbacker and Attention Please.
  • Lead vocalist Agnete Kjølsrud is this to Animal Alpha.
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