Anorak | The Top 10 masked bands of all time (volume 1)

The Top 10 masked bands of all time (volume 1)

by | 23rd, September 2013


SINCE time immemorial singers have coloured their faces or hidden behind masks. The masks enable the singers to be freer, take on news personas and cut loose. We’ve flicked through the record archives here at Anorak Towers and now bring you the Top 10 masked pop stars and groups of all time:


Without doubt, the funniest masked band of all time, are the might Gwar. In their time, they’ve cut off limbs, given birth to ghouls and wheeled out giant menstruating beasts on stage. Their warty, demon masks are almost as important as their brand of schlock rock and god bless the lot of ’em.

Daft Punk

Daft Punk were just just two nerdy French blokes before they transformed into super robots with amazing digital masks. Now, they can send people out to promotional events while they sit at home counting their cred and money. Deadmau5 has kinda copied them too, because it is such a great gimmick.



One of the few bands to come out of the Nu Metal scene with any sort of street cred, Slipknot performed behind a variety of masks, each looking like something from a cool horror film. Rubber faced clowns stalk the stage while others have massive nails in their face. All in all, Slipknot are not only an arresting band who will pound you musically, but they’ll also give you the willies by looking more evil than anyone else.


Bob Log III

Bob Log III is a genius and folk hero. His brand of shit-kicker blues is great enough on its own, but coupled with his stage show, it really is something else. Hiding behind a weird space mask, Bob jumps around in a spandex jumpsuit, crowd surfs in a rubber dinghy and plays entire shows with girls sat on his lap. If you’ve seen Bob Log III live, then you’ll know all about the wonder that is ‘Boob Scotch’.


MF Doom

Hip hop superhuman, Doom, is a comic book character come to life. Behind

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