“Sweating Bullets”: 12 Great Metal Workout Songs


There are obvious choices for your workout playlist like Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man,” Judas Priest’s “Running Wild,” and Pantera’s “Walk,” but Immortal and Abbath can give you that glorious feeling of being a god. invincible. Likewise, Aria’s “Дух войны” / “Warrior’s Spirit” is sure to thrill you by appealing to your bloodlust. Remember: when you maximize your pre- and post-run stretches, Velvet Revolver’s “Loving the Alien” and Manes’ “Last Resort” are some of the best songs you can play.

It’s time to sweat over the old ones – as well as some newer tracks – as if corpse-painted Richard Simmons is in the room! Get down, dirty and dunk with these 12 metal workout songs.

Bullet for My Valentine – “The Last Stand”

Even if you’re not confident enough as a headbanger to admit that you secretly love Bullet for My Valentine, you have to admit that “The Last Fight” is an awesome song! This title, which comes from Fever (2010), focuses on addiction. Not only will this make you want to kick your bad habits, but it will also make you want to kick some serious ass: “I will fight! One more fight!” The boxing-themed music video for this song is a major home run. Always fresh, “The Last Fight” has the eternal youth and the allure of the Adonis figure of Dorian Gray if necessary in the face of the monotony of your routine rehearsals.

Darkthrone – “Metal Punks Hike”


Darkthrone forever! “Hiking Metal Punks” is a crust-influenced album highlight Dark thrones and black flags (2008). Only Fenriz could have written the goofy lyrics to this song. He also composed the music. Fenriz is known for his love of nature. He shared his knowledge on the subject. The black metal icon has written tent travel guides and contributed to Norway’s largest printed newspaper, post officefor example.

Poisonblack – “Rush”

Let’s be honest. This song is a major turning point. It’s sexy as hell and will provide you with extra energy to elevate your workout. In other words, it will give you the “rush” you need to perform. “Rush” appears on Poisonblack’s second album, Despair stained with lust (2006). Poisonblack (RIP: 2000-2015) is an old flame that we sorely miss. The band’s founder, vocalist and lead guitarist, Ville Laihiala, is a true god whose magnificent voice is pretty much unmatched.

Lord of the Lost – “Sex on Legs”

“Sex on Legs” is a single from Lord of the Lost’s second album, Antagony (2011). This irresistible gem, which exalts the glory of quick sexual interactions, has a simple message – “Walk!” Yes, “Sex on Legs” is sure to get you moving.

Rammstein – “Buck dich”

This machine-like track is guaranteed to turn you into a loaded gun at the gym. More importantly, however, Rammstein’s “Bück dich” or “Bend Over” will remind you of what matters most in life – having a nice behind: “Das Gesicht interessiert mich nicht” / “The[/your] the face does not interest me.

Gorefest – “Erase”

Gorefest’s third album, Wipe off (1994), is a life-changing record, and its title track is simply the best! Inspirational lyrics can sometimes lead to unintentionally comedic results in death metal, but Gorefest does it right. Leader Jan Chris de Koeijer encourages you to “To be strong…” and unleash your inner madman: “It’s no shame to be called crazy. And to go against the grain. This classic, which defied the conventions of death metal, will help you “break the chains” prevents you from building your biceps.

Nachtblut — “Meine Grausamkeit kennt keine Grenzen”

Nachtblut’s “Meine Grausamkeit Kennt Keine Grenzen” or “My cruelty knows no bounds” is a fire-breathing triumph of 21st century dark metal. ‘Meine Grausamkeit Kennt Keine Grenzen’ is sure to get your adrenaline pumping to record levels. This polite but brutal song will inspire you to keep your body fit for a latex suit.

Shining — “Fortvivlan, min arvedel”

“Förtvivlan, min arvedel”, or “Despair, my legacy”, is a jewel in the crown of The Shining’s VII — Född förlorare (2011), or “VII – Born loser”. This provocative and varied masterpiece offers everything you could want. It will stimulate your appetite for chaos to make you feel the pain you need to win: “Systematiskt raserar jag allting som någonsin betytt något för mig. Med ett leende maniskt likt en autobahn bred. or, in English: “I systematically destroy everything that has ever meant anything to me. With a maniacal grin as wide as the Autobahn.


Korpiklaani’s “Vodka” may as well have been written about fitness: “You feel stronger… No more discomfort… You are the real man.” Have a good physique “remove your fears.” At the gym, “Everyone is gorgeous.” Once you hit six-pack abs, you’ll turn into an absolute beast: “Here comes the womanizer…and you’ll feel awesome!” This fan favorite is sure to bring out your inner berserker. For today’s needs, we also recommend “Rauta” or “The Steel” by Korpiklaani.

Beaten to Death – “Cat Olympics”

Oslo-based melodic grind band Beaten to Death are one of Norway’s weirdest up-and-coming true-value projects. The band has one of the coolest drummers in metal, Christian Håpnes Svendsen, ex-Tsjuder, who currently belongs to flamboyant bands like Doedsvangr, The Cumshots and Grimfist. Beaten to Death vocalist Anders Bakke is the frontman of genre veteran band She Said Destroy. “Cat Olympics”, which debuted on X and Lines (2011), is a great way to insert comic relief into your quest for greatness. “On Running” and “Run Burn Move Die” are a few other Beaten to Death songs to add to your workout playlist.

Steel Panther – “Fat Girl”

Let’s get physical with spandex and our favorite glam powerhouse, Steel Panther! The members of Steel Panther are comic geniuses. “Fat Girl” will definitely encourage you to go the extra mile in a literal sense. It’s really “heavy”.

As I Die – “My Own Grave”

There is nothing more conducive to overall health than shedding illusions and accepting personal responsibility: “Finally forced to face what I had become.” “My Own Grave” has the perfect kind of energy to bring to your fitness endeavors. As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis is currently offering his services to help you get in shape. His coaching page is called Metal Made Muscle.

On another welfare issue, Tim is also working to find meaningful employment for ex-addicts and those who have been incarcerated. In 2020, the “Redefined” singer founded a program called Reintegration through Vantage Point, a pre-existing nonprofit based in San Diego. Obviously, many metal fans don’t support Tim, but everyone should be allowed to form their own free opinion.


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