The Devil's Rock Playlist

Top 15

The Devil, Satan, Lucifer, El Diablo, The Beast…
The Devil Has All The Best Tunes. From The Beatles and the Stones to Led Zep, Alice Cooper and Black Sabbath. This playlist is for rockers and metal heads who are not afraid to use the word “Satan”.

1.Race With The Devil

The Gun

Album: Gun
Released: 1968

2. N.I.B.

Black Sabbath

Album: Black Sabbath
Released: 1970

N.I.B.” is a song released by British rock band Black Sabbath. It first appeared as the fourth track on the band’s 1970 debut album, Black Sabbath. The lyrics are in the first person from the point of view of Lucifer. Bassist Geezer Butler, who composed the song’s lyrics, has said that “the song was about the devil falling in love and totally changing, becoming a good person.”

3. The Devil


Album: Bad Magic
Released: 2015

Bad Magic is the 22nd and final studio album by the British rock band Motörhead. Released on 28 August 2015, it is the fifth release under the UDR / Motörhead Music collaboration of the previous five years.

Due to the death of founder Lemmy four months after the album’s release, the band disbanded after 40 years on the road. Surviving members Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee stated to numerous media that the band was finished.

4. Con Clavi Con Dio


Album: Opus Eponymous
Released: 2010

5. Hunter Of The Heart


Album: Angry Machines
Released: 1996

6. The Call Of Ktulu


Album: Ride The Lightning
Released: 1984

Written by James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Cliff Burton and original Metallica guitarist Dave Mustaine (who left before the album was recorded), this instrumental was inspired by the story The Call Of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft. The author is a big influence on Metallica – his work also inspired their song “Thing That Should Not Be.”
In the book, the story says that mentioning the name Cthulhu (Verbally or written) will bring him closer. That’s why Metallica used the name “Ktulu” and not “Cthulhu” – for fear of the beast.

7. Fire

Arthur Brown

Released: 1968

Fire” is a 1968 song written by Arthur BrownVincent Crane, Mike Finesilver and Peter Ker. Performed by The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, it was released as a single and on the band’s debut album, also called The Crazy World of Arthur Brown. The single became a transatlantic hit, reaching number one in the UK and Canada and number two in the United States, while hitting the top 10 in markets across Europe.

8. All In Satan's Name

Atomic Rooster

Album: Made In England
Released: 1972

Atomic Rooster are a British rock band originally formed by members of The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, organist Vincent Crane and drummer Carl Palmer.

In February 1972 Crane recruited vocalist Chris Farlowe, at that time with Colosseum. They went on tour and recorded their first album together in the spring of 1972. They then released the album Made in England 

9. Skeleton Christ


Album: Christ Illusion
Released: 2006

10. Lucifer Sam

Pink Floyd

Album: The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Released: 1967

“Lucifer Sam” was only performed live by Pink Floyd in 1967 and featured as an encore during many performances, mostly notably at the Games for May concert.

11. Holy Holy

David Bowie

Album: Rare
Released: 1982

12. The Devil Went Down To Georgia

The Charlie Daniels Band

Album: Million Mile Reflections
Released: 1979

“The Devil Went Down to Georgia” is a song written and performed by the Charlie Daniels Band. The song’s verses are closer to being spoken rather than sung (i.e., recitation), and tell the story of a young man named Johnny, in a variant on the classic deal with the Devil.

13. (You're The) Devil In Disguise

Elvis Presley

Released: 1963

14. Lucifer


Album: The Mutiny
Released: 2021

15. Runnin' With The Devil

Van Halen

Album: Van Halen
Released: 1978

The song’s lyrics have often been misinterpreted as being satanic, yet the members have never revealed the full meaning of the song. It is usually interpreted as being about the life of a touring young band. The song’s verses deal with an individual’s experience, including learning that a “simple” lifestyle is not as simple as it appears.