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Blind Guardian - 68% match to Iced Earth

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

Grave Digger - 67% match to Iced Earth

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Gamma Ray - 65% match to Iced Earth

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

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Primal Fear - 57% match to Iced Earth

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

Nevermore - 55% match to Iced Earth

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts
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Helloween - 53% match to Iced Earth

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

Savatage - 52% match to Iced Earth

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

Stratovarius - 49% match to Iced Earth

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

HammerFall - 46% match to Iced Earth

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

Annihilator - 45% match to Iced Earth

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This thrash metal band is a vehicle for the talents of classically trained Canadian guitarist Jeff Waters (13 February 1966, Ottawa, Canada). The initial line-up of Annihilator was formed in 1984 by Waters, John Bates (vocals), Paul Malek (drums) and Dave Scott (bass). After the break-up of this line-up, Waters set the underground scene alight with a demo entitled ‘Phan Read more

Edguy - 45% match to Iced Earth

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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Symphony X - 44% match to Iced Earth

Genres: Heavy Metal
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Testament - 43% match to Iced Earth

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US thrash act was one of the first to emerge from San Francisco’s Bay Area in Metallica’s wake in the 80s. Originally formed as Legacy in 1983, becoming Testament two years later, the line-up included vocalist Steve Souza alongside Alex Skolnick (29 September 1968, Berkeley, California, USA, replacing original guitarist Derrick Ramirez), Eric Peterson (b. 14 M Read more

Bruce Dickinson - 41% match to Iced Earth

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Paul Bruce Dickinson, 7 August 1958, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England. Dickinson left the heavy metal band Samson to join pioneering contemporaries Iron Maiden, replacing Paul Di’Anno in 1981. By the following year Dickinson had fully established himself within the line-up through his performances on the road and on 1982’s UK number 1 album, The Number Of The Beas Read more

Judas Priest - 41% match to Iced Earth

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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