Many are familiar with the band As I Lay Dying though some may not be aware of it’s origins but I have decided to compile a list of several metal or hard rock acts that also took a book title or reference for it’s name.
As I Lay Dying is a metal band that derived it’s name from William Faulkner’s novel As I Lay Dying. The band currently has five studio albums and one live video album. The bands most recent release is called the Powerless Rise and was released in 2010.
Although not as direct the band Avenged Sevenfold derived it’s name from a verse in the book of Genesis. The band also has five studio albums and one live album (Avenged Sevenfold). Most recently the band released an album called Nightmare in 2010.
The Devil Wears Prada is metal band that took it’s name from Lauren Weisberger’s best selling novel. The band has released three studio albums and an EP titled Zombie (Devil Wears Prada).
The Screwtape letters is a fairly new metal act that take it’s name from a book published by Narnia creator C.S Lewis. The band currently has a EP for sale called Greatest Hits (The Screwtape Letters ).
(http://www.asilaydying.com/) As I lay Dying copyrighted 2009 As I Lay Dying.
(http://www.avengedsevenfold.com/albums) Avenged Sevenfold.
(http://tdwpband.com/releases) The Devil Wears Prada. Copyrighted 2010 Devil Wears Prada.
(http://thescrewtapeletters.bigcartel.com/category/cds) The Screwtape Letters.