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Drowning Pool - 87% match to Godsmack

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Disturbed - 81% match to Godsmack

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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 - 64% match to Godsmack

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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

Saliva - 57% match to Godsmack

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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 - 57% 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 - 56% match to Godsmack

Genres: Documentaries Electronic & Ambient Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Spoken Word
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

Seether - 56% 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

Five Finger Death Punch - 55% 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

Static-X - 54% 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

Slipknot - 45% match to Godsmack

Genres: Documentaries Heavy Metal Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Spoken Word
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

Shinedown - 43% match to Godsmack

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This US rock quartet from Jacksonville, Florida, enjoyed major commercial success on their national charts during the early years of the new millennium with their crafted take on the melodic hard rock sound perfected by their compatriots Creed at the start of the century. Formed in 2001 by Brent Smith (vocals), Jasin Todd (guitar), Brad Stewart (bass) and Barry Kerch (drums), S Read more

Papa Roach - 42% match to Godsmack

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Originating from Vacaville, Northern California, USA, Papa Roach established themselves alongside major nu metal bands such as Korn and Limp Bizkit with the release in 2000 of their major label debut, Infest. The band was formed in 1993 by high school friends Coby Dick (Jacoby Shaddix, 28 July 1976, Mariposa, California, USA; vocals), Dave Buckner (b. 29 May 1976, Los Angele Read more

Limp Bizkit - 41% match to Godsmack

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock Spoken Word 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

Chevelle - 40% match to Godsmack

Genres: Christian & Gospel Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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American hard rock acts with a Christian message became quite common in the new millennium, as chart-toppers such as Creed and P.O.D. helped pave the way for newer bands such as Chevelle. Formed in 1994 by brothers Sam Loeffler (Samuel Loeffler, 17 December 1974, USA; drums) and Pete Loeffler (b. Peter Loeffler, 19 October 1976, USA; vocals/guitar) in their home town of Chic Read more

Mushroomhead - 40% match to Godsmack

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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When masked metallists Mushroomhead rose to prominence at the start of the new millennium, many assumed that they were merely copying another similar styled outfit that shared their affinity for ghoulish masks, Slipknot. The truth is that Mushroomhead had been around longer than Slipknot, as they had originally formed in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, during spring 1993. Although initia Read more


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