11 Rock + Metal Bands You Won’t Find on Spotify

What rock and metal bands aren’t on Spotify? were they deleted of the ubiquitous music streaming service, or were they never around from the start? Because Spotify hasn’t quite all.

There are, of course, many reasons why an artist’s catalog may not be available on Spotify. And not just for ethical reasons, like the stance Neil Young took against the platform last month.

Though ethics often play a role, especially since Spotify has come under scrutiny for how it pays recording artists, as Rolling Stone once reported.

But there are plenty of other reasons why some music doesn’t make it to Spotify, although that’s becoming less and less the case for big band releases. Longtime holdouts including Led Zeppelin and Tool have finally allowed their catalogs to stream over the past 10 years. (In the non-rock sphere, Garth Brooks and Joanna Newsom still refuse to be on Spotify.)

But we are not talking about these artists. We want to know what slipped through the cracks or disappeared from service. Spotify only hosts a fraction of the music ever recorded and released – but even focusing on the past 40 years in rock and metal, there are several omissions.

A few caveats: The information below was current at the time of this publication, but what’s streaming on Spotify can and does change. Additionally, this list only takes into account what is currently available on Spotify in the United States, and different territories may have separate libraries.

That said, keep scrolling down to see 11 bands that aren’t currently on Spotify. Perhaps you will also think of some artists absent from the application.

11 Rock + Metal Bands You Won’t Find on Spotify

Spotify doesn’t have it all, even when you’re only looking at rock music from the past few decades. To that end, here are 11 rock and metal bands you can’t currently stream on Spotify.

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