Who says you cant make money in the metal scene?Here’s 7 of the highest earning metalcore musicians(I know some of these bands arent technically metalcore, but shut the fuck up genres are complicated) Also take this whole list with a grain of salt, these are just estimates based on online reports, they may be a bit outdated. I was also rather surprised by the impressive numbers on this list, so I’m sure you will be as well! Lets start with…
7. Austin Carlile (Of Mice and Men)
Austin Carlile, the front man/founder of Attack! Attack! And most recently, Of Mice & Men, is said to be worth about 1 million dollars, Carlile’s boost to stardom began with the founding of Attack! Attack! in early 2007 with their album “Someday Came Suddenly” which was released in 2008 and reached #9 on the US Heatseekers chart. In 2009 Carlile formed Of Mice & Men, their third studio album Restoring Force reached #1 on the US Indie and US Hard Rock charts. It also reached #2 on the US Rock and UK Rock charts and #4 on the Billboard 200 chart. Carlile who has been battling Marfan’s Syndrome had to recently take a break from the band to focus on his health, heres to hoping the best for him!
Tyler Carter is best known as the front man/vocalist of the band Issues, which was formed in 2012, but got his start in the music scene and his boost to fame from the band Woe Is Me, which was formed in 2009, Their debut album, Numbers, was released in 2010 and charted at number 16 on Billboard‘s Top Heatseekers chart. Carter also manages his solo project under his own name, he released his most recent single titled “Forget You” in 2016.
5. Kellin Quinn(Sleeping With Sirens)
According to CelebrityNetWorth , Kellin Quinn, the 31 year old vocalist of Sleeping With Sirens, is said to be worth about 2 million dollars! This small fortune is thanks in part to a series of albums released to positive critic reviews and fan delight. Sleeping With Sirens which was formed in 2009, released their debut studio album “With Ears to See and Eyes to Hear” in 2010. The album reached #7 on the US Heatseekers chart.
4. Oliver Sykes (Bring Me The Horizon)
Oliver(oli) Sykes is best known for being the frontman/vocalist/founding member of the British metal band “Bring Me The horizon” which was formed in 2004, the band began its life with a more deathcore style but soon after changed things up with their release of ” Thats The Spirit” which featured a more tamed and catchy sound, appealing to a more mainstream audience, which has since catapulted them from a small venue playing band to a now full fledged arena headliner. Oli also has his clothing brand “Drop Dead” to thank for some of that 2 million as well.
3. Danny Worsnop(Asking Alexandria, We Are Harlot)
Best known as the frontman/vocalist of the metalcore band Asking Alexandria which was formed in 2008, Their debut album Stand Up and Scream was released in 2009, Their 2011 album Reckless & Relentless reached #9 on the Billboard 200 chart and the band’s third and latest album From Death to Destiny was released in 2013 and hit #1 on the US Indie chart and #5 on the Billboard 200 chart. Danny has also formed the band We Are Harlot in 2011 and also spends a lot of his time performing in his solo country music project.
2. Andy Biersack(Black Veil Brides)
Best known as the vocalist and founder of “Black Veil Brides” which was founded in 2006, released their debut album We Stitch These Wounds in 2010, which reached #1 on the US Indie chart and #3 on the US Hard Rock chart. In 2014 Andy created his solo project under the name “Andy Black” which released their debut album in 2016, Andy has also recently dabbled in acting, appearing in his debut movie “American Satan” , directed by Ash Avildsen.
1. Chris Fronzack(Attila)
Best known as the in your face frontman and vocalist of the heavy band Attila which was formed in 2005, the band released their most successful album “About that life” which ranked #22 on billboard chart 200. Fronzack has also made a bit of an entrepreneur of himself, creating cash flows from a variety of sources such as his Stay Sick clothing line, mobile phone app, record label and a variety of other businesses, which has netted him a whopping 5.5 MILLION dollars.