Rock Bands Starting With W

A White snake wrapping around the logo of the rock band
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Bands That Start With The Letter W are 1. The White Stripes 2. The Who 3. Whitesnake and more. This list contains ten such bands.

One of the first things you think as you're ready to leave the garage and start recording music professionally is the name of your band. It is one of the vital processes as the final outcome can make or break the band.

Many factors go into naming a band, firstly, it should be something you can talk about and that the fans can easily remember. Secondly, it should be inclusive of everyone's opinion in the band.

Additionally, designing an appropriate logo to stand out from the adversaries doesn't make it any less challenging. As simple as people think it may be, naming a band is one of the most difficult tasks.

Bands That Start With The Letter W

Band NameYears Active
The White Stripes1997 - 2011
The Who1964 - Present
Whitesnake1978 - Present
Wallflowers1989 - Present
We Came As Romans2005 - Present
Warrant1984 - Present
W.A.S.P.1982 - Present
We Are Scientists1999 - Present
White Rabbits2004 - 2014
Wrathchild1980 - Present

10. Wrathchild

One of the band names that start with W is Wrathchild. They are an English glam metal and hard rock band formed in 1980 in Eversham, Worcestershire.

The band was also known as Wrathchild UK, due to a naming conflict with the heavy metal band "Wrathchild America" in the United States.

They have gone through multiple roster changes over the course of their career, with the second lineup comprising Rocky Shades, Lance Rocket, Marc Angel, and Eddie Starr, being one of the most iconic lineups.

Marc Angel was the only member to consistently feature in every lineup of the band until their hiatus in 2013. As of now, the roster comprises Rocky Shades alongside four new members.

They released their debut studio album Stakk Attack through Heavy Metal Records. The album was led by the title track "Stakk Attack", which is their most successful single.

Wrathchild has since released four more albums. Their fifth and final album was named Stakkattackktwo which was released in August 2011.

9. White Rabbits

White Rabbits is another one of the rock bands starting with W. It is an indie rock band consisting of six members formed in 2004 in Columbia, Missouri.

They released their first debut studio album Fort Nightly on May 27, 2007, through Say Hey Records. Although it didn't feature on any charts, the album was praised by the critics.

After two years, the band followed up with another album named It's Frightening on May 19, 2009. The opening track "Percussion Gun" was a huge success, and was featured in the teen drama Gossip Girl and EA Sport's Fifa 2010 World Cup soundtrack.

The album received notoriety and also peaked at number 6 on Billboard Heatseekers Album and reached number 31 on the US Independent Albums chart.

Following the touring of their third album Milk Famous, the band entered an indefinite hiatus in 2014.

8. We Are Scientists

We Are Scientists is an American indie rock band featuring Keith Murray, Chris Cain, and Keith Carne. They formed in 2000 in Berkley, California.

The band released eight studio albums with their 2005 debut album With Love and Squalor, propelling the band to mainstream success. It recorded 100,000 sales within its first six months.

It was followed by their 2008 album Brain Thrust Mastery released via EMI Records, which charted at number 11 on the UK Albums Chart and spawned one of their hit singles "After Hours".

We Are Scientists recently released their latest studio album The Lobes on January 20, 2023, through 100% Records, kicking off with the promotional single "Operator Error".

7. W.A.S.P.

W.A.S.P. is an American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1982. They rose to prominence for their shock rock-themed music.

The band's discography includes 16 studio albums, 3 Iive albums, 2 compilation albums, 4 video albums, and 20 singles.

They had a breakthrough following the release of the 1984 eponymous debut album which charted at number 74 on Billboard 200 and spawned some hit songs like "I Wanna Be Somebody" and "Sleeping".

Likewise, their second album The Last Command was also a huge commercial success, peaking at number 49 on Billboard 200 and producing one of their signature songs "Wild Child".

As of now, W.A.S.P. has sold an estimated 12 million copies worldwide with their first two albums earning Gold certification from the RIAA in the United States.

6. Warrant

Warrant is one of the American glam metal & hard rock bands beginning with W. It was formed in 1984 in Hollywood, California by the drummer Max Asher.

The band was at its peak from 1989 to 1996 releasing five studio albums and selling over 10 million records worldwide. 

Their double platinum-certified debut studio album titled Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich became the band's breakthrough into the national spotlight. It spawned four hit singles, including "Heaven" which peaked at No. 2 on Billboard Hot 100.

Similarly, the band continued to garner fame with their 1990 second album Cherry Pie, which was also certified double Platinum by the RIAA and provided the band with another biggest hit which was also the title track.

Throughout their career, the band has amassed a truly sensational discography consisting of 9 studio albums, 3 live albums, and 4 compilation albums which sold a total of 10 million copies worldwide.

5. We Came As Romans

We Came as Romans is an American five-piece rock band from Troy, Michigan known for combining elements of metalcore and post-hardcore in their music.

Formed in 2005, the band has released six studio albums during which they went through multiple roster changes.

Although the band released their debut studio album To Plant a Seed in 2009, they didn't find chart success until their 2013 album Tracing Back Roots which peaked at number 8 on Billboard 200 and topped the US Independent chart.

The band lyrics feature themes of positivity emphasizing topics like purpose, hope, brotherhood, and morality while 2015 saw a drastic change in their music style, shifting to a more friendlier tune and melodic vocal by Dave Stephens.

4. The Wallflower

The Wallflower is an American rock band that presently consists of a solo singer and multi-instrumentalist Jakob Dylan.

Formed in 1989 in Los Angeles, California, the initial lineup consisted of Tobi Miller, Barrie Maguire, Peter Yanowitz, and Rami Jaffee with Jakob as the frontman.

The Wallflower rose to mainstream fame for their iconic eponymous debut album which was released in 1992. However, it was the 1996 album Bringing Down the Horse, which was their best charting as well as the best-selling album that spawned hit singles like One Headlight, 6th Avenue Heartache, and many others.

As of recognition for their outstanding performance in their hit single"One Headlight", the band was awarded two Grammy Awards for Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1998.

3. Whitesnake

Whitesnake is a seven-piece English rock band founded by the former Deep Purple vocalist David Coverdale in the late 1970s.

Initially emerging as a British blues rock band, they were compared to the likes of Thin Lizzy and Led Zeppelin. After recalibrating their sound to a more hard rock style in the mid-1980s, the band found commercial success with the 1984 album Slide It In.

The band cannonballed into the mainstream following the release of their self-titled album in 1987, which has been multi-Platinum across several countries and spawned powerful ballads like "Is This Love" and Hot 100 topping single "Here I Go Again".

Although Coverdale claims that his lyrics are primarily love songs at the core, the frontman has been heavily criticized by journalists for the superfluous use of sexual innuendos and double entendres in most of the tracks.

2. The Who

The Who is an English rock band that pioneered progressive and arena rock with each new sound expanding their influence and legacy.

Formed in 1964, the principal members comprised lead vocalist Roger Daltrey, guitarist Pete Townshend, bassist John Entwistle, and drummer Keith Moon.

Arriving during the second wave of the British Invasion, the band was influenced by American rhythm and blues but later took a bold step towards defining a uniquely British rock vernacular in the mid-1960s.

The band saw early success with the release of their debut album My Generation in 1965, however, it wasn't until their 1971 fifth album Who's Next that propelled them to global stardom spawning hit singles like "Baba O'Riley" and "Behind Blue Eyes".

As one of the frontiersperson of modern-day rock, the Who was eventually inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the 1990s.

1. The White Stripes

The White Stripes were an American rock duo consisting of Jack and Meg White. They were the pioneers of the 2000s indie rock and garage rock revival.

The two-piece band had a unique style, combining elements of punk, blues, and folk. Furthermore, their eye-catching outfits which only possessed red, black, and white helped further define their brand.

Jack served as the frontman and guitarist of the group whose freewheeling guitar riffs were complemented by his partner's minimalistic drum beats.

The White Stripes' dazzling discography includes 6 studio albums, 13 live albums, 1 compilations albums, 4 video albums, and 1 EP. The fourth album Elephant spawned their greatest hit and signature song "Seven Nation Army" which topped the US Alternative charts.

Over the course of their prolific but shortlived career, the band received multiple accolades including six Grammy Awards, six MTV Video Music Awards, and a Brit Award amongst many others.

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