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

A Twitter account that uses artificial intelligence is generating metal band names, song titles and album artwork



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 their new band 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, fake album titles and fake song names 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 the album titled Master Of The Beak takes the win, but really, it’s really up to you.

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

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