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Disturbed - 61% match to Godsmack

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 2000s
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This Chicago, Illinois, USA-based nu metal outfit attracted a great deal of media attention with their March 2000 debut, The Sickness. The band was formed by Dan Donegan (1 August 1968, Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA; guitar), Fuzz (b. Steve Kmak, Covington, Kentucky, USA; bass), Mike Wengren (b. Chicago, Illinois, USA; drums), and the charismatic Dave Draiman (b. David Michael Dra Read more

Mudvayne - 38% match to Godsmack

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 2000s
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This nu metal outfit was formed in Peoria, Illinois, USA in 1996 by Gurrg (Greg Tribbett; guitar), sPaG (b. Matthew McDonough; drums), Kud (b. Chad Gray; vocals), with Ryknow (b. Ryan Martinie; bass) added to the line-up two years later. Always concerned with the visual aspect of their performances, the band developed bizarre stage identities, while their sound (dubbed ‘ Read more

Static-X - 37% match to Godsmack

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This Los Angeles, California, USA-based rock outfit was formed by Wayne Static (Wayne Wells, 4 November 1970, Muskegon, Michigan, USA; vocals/guitar), Tony Campos (b. Antonio Campos, California, USA; bass), Koichi Fukuda (b. Osaka, Japan; keyboards, programming) and Ken Jay (b. Kenneth Lacey, 10 June 1971, Jamaica, Illinois, USA; drums). Static and Jay originally met up in C Read more

Five Finger Death Punch - 35% match to Godsmack

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Playing vintage style thrash and groove metal, this US band was formed in 2005 by a number of heavy metal veterans. Ivan Moody (USA; vocals) had previously worked with Motograter and Ghost Machine, while guitarists Zoltan Bathory (b. Hungary) and Darrell Roberts were former members of U.P.O. and W.A.S.P. respectively. The latter band also provided drummer Jeremy Spencer, wit Read more

Seether - 35% match to Godsmack

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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South African heavy metal band formed in 1999 by Shaun Welgemoed (vocals/guitar), Dale Stewart (bass/vocals) and David Cohoe (drums). The trio’s original name was Saron Gas and under this title they recorded their debut Fragile. This rather old-fashioned style release was a surprise bestseller in the band’s native South Africa owing in no small part to the inclusion o Read more

Stone Sour - 34% match to Godsmack

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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With masked US alternative metal band Slipknot on a brief hiatus during 2002, several of its members indulged in side-projects, including Murderdolls and Stone Sour. The latter features Slipknot singer Corey Taylor (8 December 1973, Des Moines, Iowa, USA) and guitarist James Root (b. 2 October 1971, USA), and was originally formed in Des Moines, Iowa, during 1992. It took th Read more

Flaw - 31% match to Godsmack

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This Louisville, Kentucky, USA-based alt metal band was originally formed in 1996, when singer Chris Volz answered an advertisement in a local paper, and hooked up with guitarist Jason Daunt. Although it took a while for the duo to share their same interest in intense practice and little extracurricular activity with other musicians, Volz and Daunt eventually found a suitable b Read more

Hellyeah - 29% match to Godsmack

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 2000s
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US heavy metal supergroup formed in 2006 by members of Damageplan, Mudvayne, Nothingface and Pantera. The idea had originally been hatched three years previously by Chad Gray of Mudvayne and Tom Maxwell of Nothingface, and with bandmates Greg Tribbett (guitar, Mudvayne) and Jerry Montano (bass, Nothingface) also interested they began scouting around for suitable drummers. The r Read more

Saliva - 28% match to Godsmack

Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This Memphis, Tennessee, USA-based hard rock act was formed in 1996 by Josey Scott (Joseph Sappington, 3 May 1971, Memphis, Tennessee, USA; vocals), Chris D’abaldo (guitar), Wayne Swinny (guitar), Dave Novotny (bass), and Paul Crosby (drums). The quintet, all of whom were veterans of the Memphis music scene, made an immediate impact the following year by reaching the na Read more

Staind - 28% match to Godsmack

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The line-up of this US alternative metal act, comprising Aaron Lewis (13 April 1972, Springfield, Vermont, USA; vocals), Mike Mushok (b. 10 April 1970, Manhasset, New York, USA; guitar), Johnny April (b. 27 March 1965, Enfield, Connecticut, USA; bass) and Jon Wysocki (b. 17 January, Northampton, Massachusetts, USA; drums), came together in February 1995 in Boston, Massachuse Read more

Korn - 27% match to Godsmack

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This US band formed in the early 90s in Bakersfield, California, originally under the names LAPD and Creep. They toured widely, playing over 200 shows, before hooking up with producer Ross Robinson and recording their self-titled debut album for EastWest Records in 1994. The album was the first by one of the so-called ‘nu metal’ bands to break into the mainstream char Read more

Machine Head - 27% match to Godsmack

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Thrash/groove metal band formed in Oakland, California, USA, in June 1992 by Robb Flynn (Lawrence Matthew Cardine, 19 July 1968, Oakland, California, USA; vocals/guitar, ex-Vio-lence), Logan Mader (b. 1970, Canada; guitar), Adam Duce (b. USA; bass) and Tony Constanza (drums), although the latter was quickly replaced by Chris Kontos (b. 29 May 1970, Cyprus, ex-Verbal Abuse). Read more

Slipknot - 25% match to Godsmack

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This highly provocative, Des Moines, Iowa, USA-based alternative metal outfit, whose shock rock values are masked by their anonymous stage wear of matching jump suits and horror masks, was founded by Shawn Crahan (24 September 1971, USA; percussion) and Paul Gray (b. 8 April 1972, USA; bass). The early line-up of Slipknot released the independently recorded and distributed M Read more

Limp Bizkit - 24% match to Godsmack

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Led by self-confessed ‘freak’ Fred Durst (William Frederick Durst, 20 August 1971, Jacksonville, Florida, USA), the son of a policeman, hard rock/hip-hop fusion band Limp Bizkit formed in 1994 in Jacksonville, Florida. Completed by Wes Borland (b. Richmond, Virginia, USA; guitar), Sam Rivers (b. 2 September 1977, Jacksonville, Florida, USA; bass) and John Otto (b. Read more

Metallica - 24% match to Godsmack

Genres: Documentaries Heavy Metal Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The most consistently innovative metal band of the late 80s and 90s was formed in 1981 in California, USA, by Lars Ulrich (26 December 1963, Gentofte, Denmark; drums) and James Alan Hetfield (b. 3 August 1963, Downey, California, USA; guitar/vocals) after each separately advertised for fellow musicians in the classified section of American publication The Recycler. They reco Read more


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