100 Artists to Get You Fired Up

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Need some new music in the gym while grinding out PRs? Try some of these…


1.) “Hatebreed, Throwdown, Slayer or anything heavy from the hardcore or thrash metal scene.” – Nikolay Mnkonka Ryzhkov

2.) “There’s nothing like listening to Disturbed while doing HEAVY box squats.” – Shaun Davis

3.) “The Clash, Rage Against the Machine, Metallica & Led Zeppelin.” – Steve Hardek

4.) “I put on the WendlerVision playlist...” – Tim Coogan

5.) “Rage Against the Machine, Pantera and Metallica.” – Andrew McGunagle

6.) “Rob Zombie, AC/DC, Metallica, Seether, John Denver (he pisses me off big time), Credence, GnR and most importantly - Black Sabbath with Ozzy.” – Jack Kottwitz

7.) “Rage Against the Machine is great, Slayer, Pantera, Morbid Angel and Soilwork.” – Samuel Kessler

8.) “My college gym plays pop radio: Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears and Backstreet Boys. I block it out by lifting until the clanking plates and ringing ears kill that horrid shit.” – Phil Johnson

9.) “Old school hip hop...somebody have Wendler and Pegg get down with EPMD, Public Enemy, Eric B and Rakim.” – Larry Brown

10.) “Eyehategod, Hatebreed, Slipknot, Nonpoint and Disturbed.” – Jim Seratt

11.) “Machinehead, Cannibal Corpse, Ice Cube - for accessory training and burnouts - and whatever drives me that day.” – Corey Smash

12.) “Everyone in the gym insists on heavy metal or heavy hip-hop, I threw them for a loop and put on Johnny Cash today...” – Mark Gleason

13.) “Old Ozzy and W.A.S.P. on the iPod right now.” – Nathan Robertson

14.) “Very heavy metal.” – Maureen Donahue Jeanson

15.) “Slayer, Lamb of God, Napalm Death and Miley Cyrus.” – Jacob Rothernberg

16.) “Anything angry, heavy, sludgy, thrashy, metal...etc!” – Chad Clark

17.) “M.O.P, Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy and Metallica.” – Andrew Koontz

18.) “Hatebreed, Mudvayne, Slipknot and 50 Cent.” – Leonard Cooper

19.) “Five Finger Death Punch does the trick every time.” – Mike Horab

20.) “Lawrence Welk.” – Bobby Seewald

21.) “Bagpipes 100% of the time.” – David M. Hicks

22.) “Cannibal Corpse, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Dark Funeral, Braindrill, Blood Red Throne, Behemoth and Amon Amarth.” – Sean O’Brien

23.) “Pantera, Ozzy and Zombie.” – Chad McDaniel

24.) “High on Fire, Goatwhore and Black Flag.” – Dana Molander

25.) “Disturbed, Rob Zombie and some county once in a while along with some rap when I squat and deadlift!” – Sean Costello

26.) “Disturbed, Hatebreed, Marilyn Manson and Korn...whatever gets me insane!” – Brian Binkley

27.) “Weedeater, Unearthly Trance, Elder, Sabbath and Sepultura.” – Tom Jenkins

28.) “Children Of Bodom.” – Kevin Carlaw

29.) “Eminem - Brian Schwab style.” – Brooks Conway

30.) “Bridges of Madison County on tape.” – Rogan Phillips

31.) “Slayer, Amon Amarth, Hatebreed, Six Feet Under, Behemoth, Bloodbath, Nile, Necrophagist and Iron Monkey. It’s much better than the ‘douchebaggery’ my gym plays - Miley Cyrus, Owl City...” – Brad Austermuehle

32.) “Devil Wears Prada, Haste the Day, In Fear and Faith, Eminem, Biggie, Gwen Stacy, Bullet For My Valentine and POD.” – Dusty Alton

33.) “Hatebreed, Slipknot, Gorilla Biscuits and Ministry - Stigmata, Psalm 69.” – Tim Mcconnell

34.) “Disturbed and Sevendust are great for heavy lifting.” – Dean Griess

35.) “Lots of Man O War! but other metal and rock.” – George Underwood

36.) “Kid Rock, Bubba Sparx, Rehab, Haystak, Celldweller and 3CE.” – Ben Hoskins

37.) “Anaal Nathrakh, Metallica - Justice and prior, Gojira, Pysclon Nine, Kataklysm, Berzerker and Gorelord.” – Richard Jorgenson

38.) “Disturbed, Godsmack, Metallica, AC/DC, Rob Zombie and anything angry to get going.” – Ken Havlicek

39.) “Hardcore or heavy, heavy metal. Raised Fist and Meshuggah are current favorites.” -Ben Polke

40.) “Five Finger Death Punch!” – Paul Rogers

41.) “John Denver, James Taylor, Elton John and Rod Stewart. You know, the good s&*t .”– Brian Rauchwarter

42.) “Behemoth, Iron Monkey, Reef the Lost Cauze, Tech N9ne and Hatebreed.” – Mike Heeney

43.) “METALLICA!” – Ant Boogie

44.) Slayer, Testament, Vader and Overkill!” – John Danckwerth Jr.

45.) “Soulfly, Sepultura, Slipknot, Hatebreed, Killswitch Engage, Dropkick Murphys, Pennywise, Godsmack, Iron Maiden, Ozzy, metal, metal and more metal!” – Curtis Stellfox

46.) “Tool gets me ready all the time.” – Patrick Perine

47.) “As I Lay Dying and War of Ages.” – Jon Hereth

48.) Lamb of God, Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin and Tool gets me pumped!” – Brad Whitworth

49.) “E-town Concrete, From Autumn to Ashes, Breaking Benjamin and As I Lay Dying.” – TJ Miller

50.) “Strapping Young Lad, Sound Garden, Devin Townsend Band, Meshuggah, The Life and Times and Down.” – Joey Waters

51.) “Not shitting anyone this: # was being played the other day when I walked in. Luckily, I have Drowning Pool, Saliva, Disturbed and Slipknot ready to go.” – Jimmy Tereyla

52.) “Rage Against the Machine.” – Greg Miller

53.) “Metallica - Master of Puppets and Rollins Band - End of Silence” – Mark Hepburn

54.) “My gym had a techno cover of Californication by Red Hot Chili Peppers going and it makes me angry that they play that shit.” – Chadwick Laskey

55.) “Eluveitie, Insomnium, Kataklysm and Amon Amarth.” – Matt Smith

56.) “Johnny Cash.” – Ryan Messmer

57.) “Rage Against the Machine, Rise Against, Five Finger Death Punch, and anything that inspires rage and aggression.” – Paul Turchan

58.) “Leona Lewis: Bleeding Love.” – Alan LaMore Jr.

59.) “Music doesn't exist with concentration.” – Todd Swepston

60.) “I don't, but if I did, it'd probably be a whole lot of metal that I wouldn't listen to in other contexts. I've done intervals to Judas Priest tracks and wound up developing Pavlovian responses to them as a result. I don't want to have that happen with anything else.” – Jonathon Wright

61.) “Nothing. Probably because I don't have money for music.” – Benjamin Kusin

62.) “DMX!” – Rudy Sandoval

63.) “16, High on Fire, Wolves in The Throneroom and Mastodon.” – Tyler Mullins

64.) “Nile, Weedeater, Amon Amarth, Behemoth, Electric Wizard, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, etc, etc.” – Ken Sanford

65.) “Slaughterhouse, AOTP, Wu-Tang, Jedi Mind Tricks, Snowgoons, and ACDC. Of course, I seem to concentrate better without music most of the time.” – Mike Donnelly

66.) “Inthismoment, In Fear and Faith, and Killswitch Engage.” – David Seiler

67.) “Elvis, Phil Collins, The Police and Billy Idol. And no song does better than Roll With the Changes by REO Speedwagon.” – Ben Kuhns

68.) “System of a Down, Faith No More, Metallica, Pantera, Rage Against the Machine, Linkin Park, Rammstein and so many more...” – Dean Alexander

69.) “Pantera, Hatebreed, Pantera, sometimes Rollins Band even works, and Pantera.” – Aaron Mehl

70.) “Maiden, High On Fire.” – Pete Prince

71.) “Ice Cube, 2Pac, DMX, 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Eminem, Wu-Tang and Notorious BIG.” – Alex Crato

72.) “Korn, White Zombie and sometimes DJ Umek.” – Kyle Dunham

73.) “Hank Williams.” – Allan Allanson

74.) Rob Zombie, AC/DC, LL Cool J, Metallica, Rage Against the Machine, Hammer Fist and Pantera.” – Robert J. Wirtig

75.) “I can't believe no one has this band going...Black Label Society. My favorite song by Zack's Band: Phoney Smiles and Fake Hellos. Heavy! Sean Howe

76.) “Waking the Cadaver, The Berzerker, Suicide Silence, Disfiguring the Goddess, Behemoth, Arsonist's Get all the Girls, Stabwound and pretty much any grindcore, heavy death metal or stuff that is pure straightjacket.” – Dustin Montana

77.) “Disturbed, Eminem, Slipknot, Mudvayne, 50 Cent and Lil Jon.” – Joshua Lopez

78.) “Demon Hunter.” – Jb Watkins

79.) My gym plays crap music, but I don't hear anything while I work. In between sets I laugh at the crap.” – Mandy Trept

80.) “Mostly Milli Vanilli.” – Tyler Dillon

81.) “Speed metal or even just metal. There’s nothing better to set a PR to. Slayer is one of my favorites.” – Will Callahan

82.) “Rollins Band, Gallows, N.I.N. and Refused.” – Plastre Adrien

83.) “Disturbed for the win.” – Ciaran Mckane

84.) “Meshuggah.” – Alan Gurler

85.) “Volbeat now, Sevendust always and Soil to get jacked.” – Michael Nease

86.) “Electro, Psy Trance, Club Trance and Metallica.” – Lior R. Homen

87.) “Slipknot, Mudvayne, Korn and Five Finger Death Punch.” – Rene Ludwig

88.) “Celine Dion, Hanna Montana, Christina Aguilera, Jonah's Brothers or whatever makes me want to kill the singer or the whole band.” – Tristan Solo

89.) “Trapped Under Ice, Biohazard, No Warning, One Life Crew, Madball, Ringworm and INTEGRITY.” – Drew Cook

90.) “Five Finger Death Punch is my favorite right now.” – Jerimiah Hillard

91.) “Superjoint Ritual!” – Patrick Elting

92.) “Tantric, AC/DC, Metallica, Operator, 9 Inch Nails and Led Zeppelin.” – Nathan Lee Jordan

93.) “Marilyn Manson.” – Sidney G Maffett

94.) “Disturbed, Powerman 5000, Demon Hunter and the occasional herniated grunt.” – Clayton Knutsen

95.) “Metallica's St. Anger on repeat for max effort days.” – Harry Stafford Grove

96.) “Classics like: Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth. I’m all about the aggression.” – Jason Vanderpool

97.) “Lately it's been Five Finger Death Punch, Iron Maiden and Metallica.” – Brian Shaw

98.) “Iron Monkey, Slayer, Suffocation and Napalm Death.” – Brian Newport

99.) “Mostly punk with a little rap. The Falcon, The Lawrence Arms, Beastie Boys, Motorhead, The Misfits, Avail, Western Addiction, Dead To Me, Dropkick Murphy’s, Bad Religion, The Bouncing Souls, Snoop Dog and Jay-Z.” – Troy Dequaine

100.) “Slayer, Disturbed and of course Eye of the Tiger by Survivor.” – Matt Pacheco

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