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Helloween - 100% match to Gamma Ray

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1984 in Hamburg, Germany, from the ashes of local bands Second Hell and Iron Fist, the original line-up of this durable heavy metal band comprised Kai Hansen (17 January 1963, Hamburg, Germany; guitar, vocals), Michael Weikath (b. 7 August 1962, Hamburg, Germany; guitar), Markus Grosskopf (b. 21 September 1965, Hamburg, Germany; bass) and Ingo Schwichtenberg (b. 18 Read more

Edguy - 67% match to Gamma Ray

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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Freedom Call - 61% match to Gamma Ray

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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Primal Fear - 61% match to Gamma Ray

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Having been seriously considered by Judas Priest as a replacement for the departed Rob Halford it came as no surprise that former Tyran Pace and Gamma Ray vocalist Ralf Scheepers’ next project should bear the influence of his favourite band. Formed in Esslingen, Germany, Primal Fear’s original line-up comprised fellow Judas Priest enthusiasts and old friends, bass pl Read more

Stratovarius - 57% match to Gamma Ray

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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While the choirboy vocals and classical melodies of power metal may not be for everyone, Finland’s Stratovarius remain a gripping listen nonetheless, owing to their phenomenal musicianship and the debt they owe to masters of melody such as Iron Maiden. They were founded in 1984 in Helsinki by songwriter Timo Tolkki (Helsinki, Finland; guitar), John Vihervä (bass) a Read more

Grave Digger - 52% match to Gamma Ray

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Blind Guardian - 43% match to Gamma Ray

Genres: Heavy Metal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Founded as Lucifer’s Heritage in Krefeld, Germany in 1985, Blind Guardian incorporate elements of speed and thrash metal, bombastic progressive rock and sword and sorcery lyrical themes into their own brand of ‘fantasy metal’.Comprising Hansi Kürsch (10 August 1966, Lank-Latum, Meersbusch, Germany; bass/vocals), Thomen Stauch (b. 1 Read more

Axxis - 39% match to Gamma Ray

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This highly competent German hard rock quartet was formed in the mid-80s by Walter Pietsch (guitar/vocals), Bernhard Weiss (guitar/vocals), Werner Kleinhans (bass) and Richard Michalski (drums/vocals). Their diverse style recalls Boston and Black Sabbath and also Europe and the Scorpions. Their debut for EMI Electrola, 1989’s Kingdom Of The Night, became the bestselling d Read more

HammerFall - 38% match to Gamma Ray

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This Swedish power metal band was originally a project created by Oscar Dronjak (20 January 1972, Sweden; guitar) and Jesper Strömblad (drums) to compete in local band competitions. Neither had wanted to leave their own established bands Crystal Age and In Flames respectively, and the band was completed by other part-timers Niklas Sundin (b. 13 August 1974, Sweden; guit Read more

Iced Earth - 35% match to Gamma Ray

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Despite facing all manner of adversities, public indifference and a constantly changing line-up, this old-fashioned US heavy metal outfit is one of the few acts to stick defiantly to their guns in a much maligned genre. Originally based in Indiana, Jon Schaffer (15 March 1968, Franklin, Indiana, USA; guitar) and Greg Seymour (drums) first worked together in the early 80s und Read more

Rhapsody Of Fire - 33% match to Gamma Ray

Genres: Heavy Metal
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Manowar - 31% match to Gamma Ray

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This traditionalist heavy metal quartet from the USA (whose motto is ‘Death To False Metal’) was formed in 1981 by bass player Joey DeMaio (Auburn, New York, USA, a former Black Sabbath roadie) and ex-Shakin’ Street and Dictators guitarist Ross ‘The Boss’ Funicello (b. Ross Friedman, New York City, New York, USA). Recruiting vocalist Eric Adams and d Read more

Accept - 29% match to Gamma Ray

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This German heavy rock quintet originally comprised Udo Dirkschneider (vocals), Gerhard Wahl (guitar) and Wolf Hoffman (10 December 1959, Mainz, Germany; guitar), Frank Friedrich (drums) and Peter Baltes (bass). Formed in 1976 in their home town of Solingen, Jorg Fischer replaced Wahl in 1978. The band’s power metal sound was characterized by Dirkschneider’s guttur Read more

Dream Evil - 28% match to Gamma Ray

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 2000s
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This Swedish heavy metal band was the brainchild of Fredrik Nordström (5 January 1967, Sweden), who in his capacity as a producer had worked with some of the leading acts on the European death metal circuit. Gus G. (b. Kostas Karamitroudis, 12 September 1980, Thessaloniki, Greece; guitar) of Firewind, Snowy Shaw (b. Tommie Helgesson, 1969, Gothenburg, Sweden; drums), Pe Read more

Judas Priest - 27% match to Gamma Ray

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This enduring heavy metal outfit was formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969, by K.K. Downing (Kenneth Downing, 27 October 1951, West Bromwich, Warwickshire, England; guitar) and close friend, Ian Hill (b. 20 January 1951, England; bass). As another hopeful, struggling young rock band, they played their first gig in Essington in 1971 with a line-up completed by Alan Atkins (b Read more


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