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Venom - 67% match to Celtic Frost

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This UK black metal band, a major influence on thrash pioneers Metallica, Slayer and Possessed, as well as the satanic fraternity, was formed in 1978 as Guillotine in Newcastle Upon Tyne by Cronos (Conrad Lant; bass, vocals), Mantas (b. Jeff Dunn; guitar) and Abaddon (b. Tony Bray; drums). Their debut was 1981’s legendary Welcome To Hell, a raw collection of brutal song Read more

Darkthrone - 63% match to Celtic Frost

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Along with Mayhem, Burzum, Immortal and Emperor, Darkthrone played a major role in the rise of Norwegian black metal in the 90s. The band was originally formed in 1986 as a death metal outfit by Ivar Enger (guitar), Dag Nilsen (bass) and Gylve Nagell (drums), under the name Black Death. The trio changed their name to Darkthrone in 1988 and, following the release of the demo Lan Read more

Bathory - 60% match to Celtic Frost

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Swedish death/black-metal project was masterminded by the enigmatic multi-instrumentalist Quothorn (Thomas Forsberg, 1966, d. 7 June 2004, Stockholm, Sweden; vocals/guitar). Formed in 1983, the band originally comprised Black Spade aka Quothorn, Kothaar (bass) and Vvornth (drums), but the latter two left after recording just a single track for a heavy metal compilation Read more

Possessed - 52% match to Celtic Frost

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in San Francisco, California, USA, in 1983, this heavy metal band comprised Jeff Becerra (bass/vocals), Mike Torrao (guitar), Larry Lalonde (Lawrence Lalonde, 12 September 1968, Richmond, California, USA; guitar) and Mike Sus (drums). Through early demos and their inclusion on the Metal Massacre VI compilation album, released on Metal Blade Records in 1984, the band a Read more

Mercyful Fate - 48% match to Celtic Frost

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This seminal black metal act was formed in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1980 by vocalist King Diamond (Kim Bendix Petersen, 14 June 1956, Copenhagen, Denmark) and guitarist Hank Shermann (b. Rene Krolmark, Denmark; ex-Brats). Benny Petersen (guitar), Old Nick (drums), and C. Volsing (guitar) appeared on early demos, but the original line-up coalesced around Diamond, Shermann, Mic Read more

Morbid Angel - 48% match to Celtic Frost

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Florida, USA, in 1983, this influential death metal band’s original line-up comprised Dallas Ward (bass/vocals), Trey Azagthoth (George Emmanuel III, 26 March 1965, Bellingham, Washington, USA; guitar/keyboards) and Mike Browning (vocals/drums). A number of bass players then passed through the line-up in the next three years before the recruitment of Sterling Read more

Voivod - 46% match to Celtic Frost

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Canada in the early 80s, Voivod originally comprised Denis ‘Snake’ Belanger (vocals), Denis ‘Piggy’ D’Amour (Canada, d. 26 August 2005, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; guitar), Jean-Yves Theriault (bass) and Michel Langevin (drums). The release of their first album made them one of the first thrash metal bands to make a name for themselves worldw Read more

Sodom - 45% match to Celtic Frost

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This German black metal/thrash trio was formed in 1983 by Tom Angelripper (bass, vocals), Aggressor (vocals, guitar) and Chris Witchhunter (drums), drawing inspiration from bands such as Motörhead, Anvil and Venom. Aggressor was replaced by the similarly pseudonymous Grave Violator on the agenda-setting debut EP, In The Sign Of Evil. By the time Obsessed By Cruelty emerged Read more

Coroner - 44% match to Celtic Frost

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Switzerland’s premier death metal band Coroner was founded in 1985 by the pseudonymous Ron Royle (vocals), Tommy T. Baron (guitar) and Marquis Marky (drums). They were signed by Noise Records the following year after recording a demo entitled Death Cult, which featured guest vocals by Thomas Gabriel Warrior, leader of cult avant garde thrash band Celtic Frost. Coroner main Read more

Mayhem - 44% match to Celtic Frost

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Norway in 1983 by Destructor (Øystien Åarseth, 1968, Norway, d. 10 August 1993, Oslo, Norway; guitar), who was a young fan of the Satanic black metal played by bands such as Bathory, Celtic Frost and Venom. Åarseth was joined in the original line-up by Necrobutcher (b. Jørn Stubberud; bass), Manheim (b. Kjetil Manheim; drums) and Messiah ( Read more

Destroyer 666 - 40% match to Celtic Frost

Genres: Heavy Metal
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Candlemass - 39% match to Celtic Frost

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Swedish doom metal quintet formed in 1985, and originally comprised Leif Edling (bass), Mats Bjorkman (guitar), Johan Lanquist (vocals), and Matz Ekstrom (drums). The band was based around chief songwriter Edling, who had previously played (alongside Weberyd) in Nemesis. Following the release of Epicus Doomicus Metallicus, Jan Lindh, Lasse Johansson and Messiah Marcolin jo Read more

Dark Angel - 38% match to Celtic Frost

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Formed in Los Angeles, California, USA, in 1981, Dark Angel specialize in ‘ultra-heavy thrash metal’. The original line-up comprised Don Doty (vocals), Jim Durkin (guitar), Eric Meyer (guitar), Rob Yahn (bass) and Mike Andrade (drums), although the latter was quickly replaced by Jack Schwartz. Early demos saw the band sign to Azra Records, resulting in the release of Read more

Destruction - 38% match to Celtic Frost

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Along with Kreator, this speed metal band was at the forefront of the 80s German thrash scene, although Destruction never quite achieved the former’s level of success. Destruction was formed in 1983 in Weil am Rhein, Germany by Schmier (Marcel Schmier Schirmer; bass, vocals), Mike Sifringer (guitar) and Tommy Sandmann (drums) made a rather raw debut with 1984’s min Read more

Pestilence - 38% match to Celtic Frost

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Dutch heavy metal quartet was formed by guitarists Randy Meinhard and Patrick Mameli in 1986. Enlisting the services of Marco Foddis (drums) and Martin van Drunen (vocals/bass), they debuted with a track on the Teutonic Invasion II compilation (1987) on the Rock Hard label. A contract with Roadrunner Records ensued and they recorded Malleus Maleficarum, a high-speed thrash Read more


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