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Introducing This Band Isn’t Real, a metal band name generator that uses artificial intelligence

This Band Isn't Real @ai_metal_bot
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Band names often come about in weird and wonderful ways. Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler named the band after a Boris Karloff horror flick, while Led Zeppelin took inspiration from a prediction about how the group might fare (Keith Moon apparently said they'd go down "like a lead balloon"). And then there's Nickelback, excitingly named after a tradition in which singer Chad Kroeger – then a Starbucks employee – would give his customers a "nickel back" in change.

Sometimes finding the inspiration that will define your band isn’t always such a natural process. Step in This Band Isn't Real, a Twitter account that generates fake band names and fake album titles via artificial intelligence. It even generates the appropriate artwork. 

So far, the account has rustled up some pretty outstanding titles. If you’re lacking in name ideas for your new project, why not try Cosmic Horse of Nightmares? Or the Unruly Hurricane? We think Evil Chicken, with an album titled Master Of The Beak takes the win, but really, it’s up to you.

Give the page a whirl, you never know what metal AF creations might inspire you. 

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Liz works on keeping the Louder sites up to date with the latest news from the world of rock and metal. Prior to joining Louder as a full time staff writer, she completed a Diploma with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and received a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music Journalism. She enjoys writing about anything from neo-glam rock to stoner, doom and progressive metal, and loves celebrating women in music. '10 bands that rip off Black Sabbath but get away with it' is her favourite article she's written with Louder so far. When not writing, Liz enjoys various creative endeavours such as graphic design, as well as reading about rock’n’roll history, art and magic.