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Running Wild - 100% match to Grave Digger

Genres: Heavy Metal
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Gamma Ray - 79% match to Grave Digger

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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After leaving Helloween in 1989, the band he founded, guitarist Kai Hansen (17 January 1963, Hamburg, Germany) teamed up with ex-Tyran Pace vocalist Ralf Scheepers. The intention was to record an album of existing material that had been deemed unsuitable for Hansen’s previous band. Joining them for this proposed project were Uwe Wessel (bass), Mathias Burchadt (drums) a Read more

Primal Fear - 73% match to Grave Digger

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

Saxon - 71% match to Grave Digger

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in the north of England in 1976, Saxon were originally known as Son Of A Bitch and spent their early days paying dues in clubs and small venues up and down the UK, with Peter ‘Biff’ Byford (5 January 1951, Barnsley, England; vocals), Graham Oliver (b. 6 July 1952, Mexborough, England; guitar), Paul Quinn (guitar), Steve Dawson (b. Steven Dawson, 1951, Englan Read more

Rage - 62% match to Grave Digger

Genres: Heavy Metal
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Iced Earth - 57% match to Grave Digger

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

Accept - 56% match to Grave Digger

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

Blind Guardian - 56% match to Grave Digger

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

Helloween - 53% match to Grave Digger

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

U.D.O. - 53% match to Grave Digger

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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Manowar - 47% match to Grave Digger

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

HammerFall - 45% match to Grave Digger

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

Savatage - 44% match to Grave Digger

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Previously known as Avatar, this melodic, heavy rock quintet was formed in Florida, USA by the Oliva brothers. The founding line-up comprised Jon Oliva (Jonathan Nicholas Oliva, 22 July 1960, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA; vocals/keyboards), Criss Oliva (b. Christopher Michael Oliva, 3 April 1963, USA, d. 17 October 1993, Florida, USA; guitar), Steve ‘Doc’ Read more

Metal Church - 42% match to Grave Digger

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Aberdeen, Washington, USA, in 1982, Metal Church initially comprised David Wayne (1 January 1958, USA, d. 10 May 2005; vocals), Kurdt Vanderhoof (guitar), Craig Wells (guitar), Duke Erickson (bass) and Kirk Arrington (drums). Their 1984 debut was a phenomenal album, brimming with energy and promise. The style was the then-evolving thrash metal sound, and Metal Chur Read more

Grim Reaper - 40% match to Grave Digger

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1979, and featuring Steve Grimmett (vocals), Nick Bowcott (guitars), Dave Wanklin (bass) and Lee Hams (drums), Grim Reaper are a typical example of the bands that formed the UK heavy metal revival of the early 80s known as the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. They epitomized most of the movement’s strengths (a fresh, down-to-earth approach, enthusiasm, and powerf Read more


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