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Megadeth - 100% match to Metallica

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This thrash metal quartet was founded in San Francisco, California, USA, by guitarist Dave Mustaine (David Scott Mustaine, 13 September 1961, La Mesa, California, USA) after leaving Metallica in 1983 (he co-wrote four songs on the latter’s debut album, though he did not actually appear on it). Recruiting bass player Dave Ellefson (b. David Ellefson, 12 November 1964, Ja Read more

Slayer - 76% match to Metallica

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Theme Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This intense death/thrash metal quartet was formed in Huntington Beach, Los Angeles, USA, during 1982. Comprising Tom Araya (Thomas Araya, 6 June 1961, Valparaiso, Chile; bass/vocals), Kerry King (b. 3 June 1964, Los Angeles, California, USA; guitar), Jeff Hanneman (b. 31 January 1964, Oakland, California, USA; guitar) and Dave Lombardo (b. 16 February 1965, Havana, Cuba; dr Read more

Pantera - 66% match to Metallica

Genres: Heavy Metal Movies Theme Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Iron Maiden - 63% match to Metallica

Genres: Heavy Metal Music & Radio Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in London, England, in 1975, Iron Maiden was from the start the brainchild of Steve Harris (Stephen Percy Harris, 12 March 1957, Leytonstone, London, England; bass), formerly a member of pub rockers Smiler. Named after a medieval torture device, the music was suitably heavy and hard on the senses. The heavy metal scene of the late 70s was widely regarded as stagnant, Read more

Anthrax - 58% match to Metallica

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This New York, USA-based thrash metal outfit was formed in 1981 by Scott ‘Not’ Ian (Scott Rosenfeld, 31 December 1963, Queens, New York City, New York, USA; rhythm guitar) and Dan Lilker (b. 18 October 1964, USA; bass). After a series of personnel changes, Ian and Lilker were joined by Neil Turbin (vocals), Dan Spitz (b. 28 January 1963, USA; guitar) and Charlie Be Read more

Black Sabbath - 53% match to Metallica

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Group members Terry ‘Geezer’ Butler (17 July 1949, Birmingham, England; bass), Tony Iommi (b. Anthony Frank Iommi, 19 February 1948, Aston, Birmingham, England; guitar), Bill Ward (b. William Ward, 5 May 1948, Aston, Birmingham, England; drums) and Ozzy Osbourne (b. John Michael Osbourne, 3 December 1948, Aston, Birmingham, England; vocals) were originally known as Read more

Machine Head - 47% match to Metallica

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Thrash/groove metal band formed in Oakland, California, USA, in June 1992 by Robb Flynn (Lawrence Matthew Cardine, 19 July 1968, Oakland, California, USA; vocals/guitar, ex-Vio-lence), Logan Mader (b. 1970, Canada; guitar), Adam Duce (b. USA; bass) and Tony Constanza (drums), although the latter was quickly replaced by Chris Kontos (b. 29 May 1970, Cyprus, ex-Verbal Abuse). Read more

Exodus - 46% match to Metallica

Genres: Heavy Metal
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Ozzy Osbourne - 43% match to Metallica

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Michael Osbourne, 3 December 1948, Aston, Birmingham, England. In January 1979 this highly individual and by now infamous vocalist and songwriter left Black Sabbath, a band whose image and original musical direction he had helped to shape. His own band was set up with Lee Kerslake, formerly of Uriah Heep, on drums, Rainbow’s Bob Daisley (bass) and Randy Rhoads (b. Read more

Black Label Society - 42% match to Metallica

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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Diamond Head - 42% match to Metallica

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Stourbridge, England, in 1979, the original line-up of Diamond Head comprised Sean Harris (vocals), Brian Tatler (guitar), Colin Kimberley (bass) and Duncan Scott (drums). The band was one of the pioneers of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal and their debut single, ‘Sweet And Innocent’, showcased the band’s blues influences and Harris’ impressive Read more

System Of A Down - 42% match to Metallica

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This Los Angeles, California, USA-based alternative metal band was formed by three members of Armenian heritage, Serj Tankian (21 August 1967, Beirut, Lebanon; vocals, keyboards, guitar), Daron Malakian (b. 18 July 1975, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA; guitar/vocals) and Shavo Odadjian (b. Shavarsh Odadjian, 22 April 1974, Yerevan, Armenia; bass), and John Dolmayan Read more

AC/DC - 41% match to Metallica

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Theme Pop / Rock Pop-Culture World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Slipknot - 41% match to Metallica

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This highly provocative, Des Moines, Iowa, USA-based alternative metal outfit, whose shock rock values are masked by their anonymous stage wear of matching jump suits and horror masks, was founded by Shawn Crahan (24 September 1971, USA; percussion) and Paul Gray (b. 8 April 1972, USA; bass). The early line-up of Slipknot released the independently recorded and distributed M Read more

Acid Drinkers - 40% match to Metallica

Genres: Pop / Rock
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