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Boris - 44% match to Melvins

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
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High On Fire - 41% match to Melvins

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 2000s
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US stoner metal band formed in 1998 in San Francisco, California, by Matt Pike (guitar/vocals), Des Kensel (drums) and George Rice (bass). Pike had formerly worked with Sleep, the cult doom metal band that had disbanded the same year after their record company had refused to release their third album. High On Fire drew on the sound pioneered by Sleep, an intensely heavy reworki Read more

The Jesus Lizard - 41% match to Melvins

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1989, the Jesus Lizard originally comprised David Yow (2 August 1960, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; vocals), David William Sims (bass) - both formerly of the Austin, Texas act Scratch Acid - and Duane Denison (guitar), with the help of a drum machine. Pure, their abbreviated debut, maintained the uncompromising style of their former incarnation with its ponderous basslin Read more

Butthole Surfers - 39% match to Melvins

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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It is difficult to be indifferent about the Butthole Surfers; it’s a simple love or loathe. Tagged as the sickest band in the world, they thrive on their own antics, which include simulated sex, urinating and masturbation on stage. This tends to mask their musical ability and commercial potential.Formerly known as the Ashtray Baby Heads, this maveri Read more

Eyehategod - 39% match to Melvins

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Based in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, Eyehategod was formed in 1988 by Jimmy Bower (1966, USA; guitar) and Joey LaCaze (drums). The original line-up was completed by Michael Williams (vocals) and Steve Dale (bass). Producing a sound that marries their two greatest influences, Black Flag and Black Sabbath, the most distinctive element of the band’s sound is Williams’ Read more

Earth - 35% match to Melvins

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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Mudhoney - 35% match to Melvins

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Mudhoney, forged from a host of hobbyist bands, could lay claim to the accolade ‘godfathers of grunge’ more legitimately than most - whether or not they desired that title. The band, named after a movie by cult US film director Russ Meyer, was formed in Seattle at the start of 1988 by Mark Arm (Mark Thomas McLaughlin, 21 February 1962, California, USA; vocals), Ste Read more

Goatsnake - 30% match to Melvins

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This US band was formed in 1996 by Southern Lord label boss Greg Anderson (guitar, ex-Burning Witch), with the line-up completed by two former Obsessed members, Guy Pinhas (bass) and Greg Rogers (drums). After initial jams together the trio wanted to add a melodic vocalist to complement their ultra-heavy doom metal sound, eventually selecting Pete Stahl (ex-Wool). Goatsnake Read more

Flipper - 29% match to Melvins

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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San Francisco hardcore band Flipper formed in 1979 with original members Will Shatter (d. 1987; bass, vocals), Steve DePace (drums), both former members of Negative Trend, Bruce Lose (bass, vocals) and Ted Falconi (guitar), also of Negative Trend, on drums. Following the single ‘Love Canal’/‘Ha Ha’, on Subterranean Records, the group released its debut and b Read more

Electric Wizard - 28% match to Melvins

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Dealing in exactly the type of eerie monolithic doom that you would expect from a band emanating from darkest Dorset, England, Justin Oborn (vocals/guitar), Tim Bagshaw (bass) and Mark Greening (drums) first got together in 1993 after Oborn left his previous band Eternal. Drawn together by a mutual love of Black Sabbath, Saint Vitus and marijuana, the band would get stoned and Read more

Helmet - 27% match to Melvins

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Moving to New York City in the late 80s to pursue a degree in jazz guitar, Page Hamilton (18 May 1960, Portland, Oregon, USA; guitar/vocals) ‘discovered distortion’ and new influences such as Big Black, Killing Joke and Sonic Youth during his time with Band Of Susans. The experience led him to form Helmet with fellow Oregon native Henry Bogdan (b. 4 February 1961, Read more

Neurosis - 27% match to Melvins

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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A multi-dimensional aural protest group from Oakland, California, USA, attached to the Alternative Tentacles Records label, Neurosis comprise Steve Von Till (vocals, guitar), Dave Edwardson (guitar, vocals), Jason Roeder (drums), Noah Landis (keyboards) and Scott Terry (guitar, vocals). They began their career as a trio in 1986, before evolving musically and also expanding thei Read more

Primus - 27% match to Melvins

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The vast majority of reviewers can generally agree on one word to describe Primus - weird. Formed in San Francisco, California, USA in 1984 by Les Claypool (Leslie Edward Claypool, 29 September 1963, Richmond, California, USA; bass, ex-Blind Illusion), seven drummers passed through before Tim ‘Herb’ Alexander (b. 10 April 1965, Cherry Point, North Carolina, USA) se Read more

Kyuss - 26% match to Melvins

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Palm Desert, California, USA, this quartet of school friends mixed their differing tastes to provide a blues-based retro rock sound of stunning heaviness charged with a spiritual air. The mainstream tastes of vocalist John Garcia (4 September 1970, San Manuel, Arizona, USA) and the metal background of bass player Nick Oliveri (b. 21 October 1971, Los Angeles, Calif Read more

Burning Witch - 25% match to Melvins

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Credited with creating one of the darkest, bleakest soundscapes ever to be released, this US doom metal band’s combination of tortured vocals, ultra-slow tempos and feedback drenched riffs combine to produce a thoroughly uncomfortable yet mesmerising affair. The band was formed by Stephen O’Malley (guitar), Greg Anderson (guitar) and Jamie Sykes (drums), who had all p Read more


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