Oh boy... There is going to be some name dropping...
Metallica (1983 - 1991), Ministry, Alestorm, DragonForce, Slayer, KMDFM, Nine Inch Nails (1989-2002), Korn (1994-2003), Static-X, Tool, Gloryhammer, Slipknot (1999-2004), Dream Theater, Type O Negative, Cradle of Filth, Dir En Grey, Black Sabbath, Mercyful Fate, Helloween, Darkthrone, Anthrax, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Bruce Dickinson, Rainbow, Dio, Blind Guardian, Sepultura, Testament, HammerFall, Pantera, Morbid Angel, King Diamond, and I also enjoyed the first Dethklok album.
Blackflag, Hüsker Dü, Circle Jerks, Minor Threat, Dead Kennedys, The Freeze, Negative Approach, Millions of Dead Cops, Minutemen, Saccharine Trust, Meat Puppets
Okay, I'm going to stop now.. Otherwise I'm going to be here all day
I can't believe I ate the whole thing.