Sadly, female leading vocalists can be hard to come by, even in this day and age. That’s right, with hard rock and metal a male dominated musical genre, the female frontwoman is a rare breed. But that doesn’t mean they don’t exist. Scattered sporadically through the hoards and hoards of male hard rockers and mighty metal singers, the women are there, you just have to look for them. And what happens when you find them? They sound amazing of course, and they also look good doing it. So, to celebrate the power of the female population, here are the 10 sexiest hard rock and metal frontwomen in 2019.
10. Ashley Costello (New Years Day)
New Years Day were formed in 2005 and are still going strong today. First starting out on networking website, MySpace (wow remember them), the band went on to release several albums. However, it is mostly down to their frontwoman Ashley Costello, whose signature red and black hair routinely steals the show everywhere they go.
9. Ariel Bloomer (Icon for Hire)
Icon for Hire first got together in 2007 and now consist of only two members, vocalist Ariel Bloomer and guitarist Shawn Jump. In fact, Bloomer is not only the band’s frontwoman, but she also has her own YouTube channel where she can be seen offering life advice and motivational tips. Rock on!
8. Maria Brink (In This Moment)
Maria Brink is best known for being the frontman of American metal core band, In This Moment. Not only is she one of the most famous leading female vocalists around, she was also awarded the “Hottest Chick in Metal” award in 2010. Now that’s sexy.
7. Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies)
Two for the price of one Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey are the current lead singers of American heavy metal band, Butcher Babies. The band, who also have a comic book, are one of the most seductive metal bands out there with Shepherd and Harvey known to wear nothing but tape over their breasts.
6. Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil)
Lacuna Coil are a gothic metal band from the sunny shores of Italy. Originally forming in 1994, the band have gone through several name changes as well as members. However, although she may not have been in the band the longest, Cristina Scabbia is still the most prominent, especially when it comes to her high notes.
5. Tarja Turunen (Nightwish)
Tarja Turunen is best known for her work with Finnish band, Nightwish, however she was dismissed from the band in 2005 for personal reasons. Not one to fade away from music, (I mean she has a vocal range of three octaves), Turunen is currently involved in her own solo career and has released several albums. Plus, she’s hot, wicked hot.
4. Mlny Parsonz (Royal Thunder)
Royal Thunder are an American hard rock band who originally formed in 2004 with frontwoman Mlny Parsonz regularly stealing the limelight on several occasions. In fact, Parsonz recently revealed that she used to be in a cult, is that sexy? Yes it is.
3. Joan Jett (Herself)
It wouldn’t be a female leading vocalist list without the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll and Godmother of Punk Joan Jett appearing at least somewhere. Yes, she may not be the frontwoman of The Runaways anymore, but she’s still rocking out with the Blackhearts. Rock on Joan!
2. Kirsten Rosenberg (The Iron Maidens)
The Iron Maidens are an American heavy metal tribute act to the English heavy metal band, Iron Maiden. Famed for being the “World’s Only Female Tribute to Iron Maiden” the band’s frontwoman Kirsten Rosenberg is a billion times sexier than the real thing, no offence Bruce Dickinson.
1. Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless)
Taylor Momsen started her career at just two years old and dabbled in modelling, dancing and acting before falling into her true profession, music. Now the lead vocalist of hard rock band, The Pretty Reckless, Momsen is without a doubt the sexiest female singer around.