This will be my last post in this series, so I'm going to cover all the miscellaneous songs that wouldn't have been enough to be in their own post, and some that aren't exactly metal but they're hard rock so close enough.
But after this, kalaeth will take over and turn it up to 11.
As promised, the first two are songs about movie monsters.
Starting with Blue Oyster Cult's song about the OG Kaiju. This video features scenes from the US (Raymond Burr inserted) release of the original movie.
The Dream Warriors are the titular heroes of A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, and Dokken was given the title song on the soundtrack, leading to this awesomely 80s music video (the ending is great).
Here's a few more fantasy themed songs:
I probably could have done a whole post on King Diamond (including his time with Merciful Fate) but I'm feeling lazy so instead I'll just include one of his songs here.
The Black Horseman, a song that happens to mention a pair of yellow eyes, which always makes me think of the big bad demon from seasons 1 & 2 of Supernatural
Helloween - a German power metal band
Victim of Fate
twilight of the gods
Girlschool - Race with the Devil. They were part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, and one of few all girl rock bands.
WASP - The Headless Children
And I can't include Blue Oyster Cult without also including their song about (Don't Fear) the Reaper
And speaking of Reapers, Ritchie Blackmore plays the part of "death" in the music video for Rainbow - Death Alley Driver
On the Sci-Fi side is this another song about big brother (not the stupid reality show).
Girlschool - I Spy (with guest vocalist Ronnie James Dio)
And speaking of "turning it up to 11" I'm going to end this with a very punctual band's story about Stonehenge.
It's been fun sharing music I enjoy with whoever has been reading these. Thanks for reading!