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Blind Guardian - 83% match to Iced Earth

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock 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 - 73% 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

Gamma Ray - 70% match to Iced Earth

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock 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

Grave Digger - 69% match to Iced Earth

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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HammerFall - 65% 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

Primal Fear - 60% match to Iced Earth

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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 - 58% match to Iced Earth

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This quintessential power metal band was formed out of the ashes of Seattle, Washington, USA-based thrash act Sanctuary in 1991 by Warrel Dane (vocals) and Jim Sheppard (bass), with the addition of Jeff Loomis (guitar, who had played in the final line-up of Sanctuary) and Van Williams (drums). Nevermore’s stated intention was to make technical yet melodic power metal. Afte Read more

Edguy - 56% match to Iced Earth

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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Dream Evil - 55% match to Iced Earth

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 2000s
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This Swedish heavy metal band was the brainchild of Fredrik Nordström (5 January 1967, Sweden), who in his capacity as a producer had worked with some of the leading acts on the European death metal circuit. Gus G. (b. Kostas Karamitroudis, 12 September 1980, Thessaloniki, Greece; guitar) of Firewind, Snowy Shaw (b. Tommie Helgesson, 1969, Gothenburg, Sweden; drums), Pe Read more

Manowar - 53% match to Iced Earth

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

Stratovarius - 51% 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

Bruce Dickinson - 49% match to Iced Earth

Genres: Blues Heavy Metal Heavy Metal Pop / Rock 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

Rage - 49% match to Iced Earth

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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Judas Priest - 48% match to Iced Earth

Genres: Heavy Metal Heavy Metal Music Theme Pop / Rock 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

Metal Church - 48% match to Iced Earth

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


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