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The Jesus Lizard - 42% 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

High On Fire - 38% match to Melvins

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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

Boris - 35% match to Melvins

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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Flipper - 35% 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

Unsane - 35% match to Melvins

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Originally featuring Chris Spencer (vocals/guitar), Charly Ondras (d. June 1992; drums) and Peter Shore (bass/vocals), founded at college in 1988 in New York City, New York, USA, Unsane established a reputation as one of America’s most brutal bands. After playing ‘the usual East Coast firetraps’ they signed to Minneapolis independent label Treehouse Records who r Read more

Mudhoney - 34% 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

Butthole Surfers - 33% 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

Earth - 32% match to Melvins

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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Eyehategod - 30% 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

Neurosis - 29% 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

Goatsnake - 27% 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

Electric Wizard - 24% match to Melvins

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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

Godflesh - 24% match to Melvins

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The Godflesh partnership was inaugurated by Justin Broadrick (guitar/vocals) and G. Christian Green (bass) in 1988, when the former left the venerated (by UK radio presenter John Peel, at least) hardcore industrial trio, Head Of David. Green had formerly served time in industrialists Fall Of Because, and Godflesh were completed by the addition of a drum machine. A self-titled E Read more

Om - 24% match to Melvins

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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Shellac - 22% match to Melvins

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Rock enfant terrible Steve Albini (22 July 1962, Pasadena, Callifornia, USA; ex-Big Black / Rapeman) formed this trio on an informal basis in 1993. Buoyed by the attention garnered in the wake of his producing In Utero for Nirvana, Albini (guitar/vocals), fellow recording engineer Bob Weston (b. Waltham, Massachusetts, USA; bass) and Todd Trainer (drums) issued ‘The Rud Read more


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