Originating from Orange County, USA, these dope-obsessed white B-Boys are a fitting testament to the fertile musical melting pot of the southern California scene. The band was formed in 1994, as the PTB (P-Town Ballers), by Brad Daddy X (Brad Xavier, Placentia, California, USA; ex-Humble Gods) and rappers Saint Dog (b. Steve Thronson, USA) and D-Loc (b. Dustin Miller, Placen
- 34% match to (Hed) P.E.
Raised in the tough urban environment of San Ysidro, California, this rapcore band (the acronym stands for Payable On Death) was formed in 1992 by Marcos Curiel (9 September 1974, Califronia, USA; guitar) and Wuv (b. Noah Bernardo Jnr., 24 February 1974, USA; drums). Wuvs cousin Sonny Sandoval (b. Paul Joshua Sandoval, 16 May 1974, San Diego, California, USA; vocals) a
- 29% match to (Hed) P.E.
- 28% match to (Hed) P.E.
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.
- 26% match to (Hed) P.E.
These fierce and confrontational metal-rappers (usually titled downset.), from the San Fernando Valley/Sylmar area of Los Angeles, originally formed under the name Social Justice in 1986. Immersed in the 90s US independent underground scene, Rey Anthony Oropeza (2 June 1970; Messenger), James Morris (b. 11 April 1974; bass) and Chris Lee (b. 27 January 1975; drum
- 25% match to (Hed) P.E.
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
- 24% match to (Hed) P.E.
US nu metal pioneers Korn spawned quite a few imitators in their path, such as the California-based Adema, but there was a legitimate reason why the two bands sounded so similar - original vocalist Mark Marky Chavez (15 November 1978, Bakersfield, California, USA) is Korn lead singer Jonathan Davis younger half-brother. Adema emerged from the same spawning
- 23% match to (Hed) P.E.
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
- 21% match to (Hed) P.E.
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
- 19% match to (Hed) P.E.
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 Dabaldo (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
- 18% match to (Hed) P.E.
The mean streets of Brooklyn, New York, USA, saw the formation of Biohazard in 1988 by Evan Seinfeld (29 December 1972, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA; bass/vocals), Billy Graziadei (guitar/vocals), Bobby Hambel (guitar) and Danny Schuler (drums). The harsh realities of urban life provided constant lyrical inspiration for this socially and politically aware hardcore
- 17% match to (Hed) P.E.
Formed in Los Angeles, California, USA during autumn 2000, the female-led nu metal band Otep found inspiration early on from renowned outfits such as Slayer, Korn and Slipknot. Fronted by singer Otep Shamaya, the original line-up of the band featured bass player Evil J (J. McGuire), guitarists Tarver Marsh and Spooky (b. Dave Aguilera), and drummer Moke (b. Mark Bistany). Ot
Heavy metal fans may sense that the B-movie/comic book hero/sci-fi/muscle car world that Powerman 5000 (or PM5K, for short) lives in is quite similar to the same one inhabited by Rob Zombie. There is good reason for this - Powerman 5000s singer, Spider One (Mike Cummings), is Zombies younger brother. Coming from the Boston, Maine area, Spider formed the band in 1