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A Perfect Circle - 100% match to Tool

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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An art-rock band with nu metal and gothic elements, A Perfect Circle is the side project of Tool singer Maynard James Keenan (James Herbert Keenan, 17 April 1964, Ravenna, Ohio, USA) and has attracted an audience made up primarily of introspective and intellectual young rock fans. Their songs can be quirky, melancholy and even depressing, but along with Keenan’s main ba Read more

Puscifer - 73% match to Tool

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Porcupine Tree - 42% match to Tool

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This UK band was widely ascribed with bringing progressive rock back into vogue during the 90s. Steven Wilson (3 November 1967, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England; guitar/vocals) is the guiding light behind Porcupine Tree, which allows him to indulge his interests in ambient dance music and left-field, psychedelic rock. Wilson embarked on his musical career in 1987, whe Read more

Deftones - 39% match to Tool

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Theme Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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An intense, thoroughly contemporary US hard rock band, Deftones originally comprised Chino Moreno (Camillo Wong Moreno, 20 June 1973; vocals), Chi Cheng (b. Chi Ling Dai Cheng, 15 July 1970; bass), Stephen Carpenter (b. 3 August 1970; guitar) and Abe Cunningham (b. Abraham Cunningham, 27 July 1973; drums). The quartet emerged from their home town of Sacramento, California, w Read more

Mastodon - 36% match to Tool

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This US progressive metal band was formed in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1999 by Bränn Dailor (drums), Bill Kelliher (guitar), Troy Sanders (bass/vocals), Brent Hinds (guitar/vocals) and Eric Saner (vocals). Kelliher and Dailor had previously played with the mathcore bands Lethargy and Today Is The Day, but formed a new band with the intention of exploring a more rock-orientated Read more

Opeth - 33% match to Tool

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Named after a city which appears in a Wilbur Smith novel, the Swedish progressive death metal band Opeth is difficult to describe in that the act incorporates a wide variety of influences into its overall sound, including folk, ambient, jazz and gothic elements. Nevertheless, they remain one of the most admired bands across the entire canon of metal.Foun Read more

Gojira - 31% match to Tool

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 2000s
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One of France’s leading death metal bands, Gojira was originally known as Godzilla and was formed in 1996 by brothers Joe Duplantier (guitar/vocals) and Mario Duplantier (drums), with Christian Andreu (guitar) and Jean-Michel Labadie (bass) completing the line-up. Despite recording a 1998 demo as Godzilla, legal issues forced the quartet to change its name to Gojira (the o Read more

Riverside - 31% match to Tool

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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The Mars Volta - 31% match to Tool

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Following the break-up of the highly popular post-hardcore band At The Drive-In in 2001, its members embarked on a number of recording projects including Sparta, De Facto and Mars Volta. Cedric Bixler-Zavala (4 November 1974, Redwood City, California, USA; vocals) and Omar Rodríguez-Lopez (b. 1 September 1975, Bayamón, Puerto Rico; guitar/synthesizers) decided Read more

Dream Theater - 29% match to Tool

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This rock band was formed in 1985 by Berklee College Of Music students John Petrucci (12 July 1967, Kings Park, Long Island, New York, USA; guitar), John Myung (b. 24 January 1967, Chicago, Illinois, USA; bass) and Mike Portnoy (b. Michael Stephen Portnoy, 20 April 1967, Long Island, New York, USA; drums; ex-Inner Sanctum). The trio subsequently enlisted old schoolfriend Kev Read more

Meshuggah - 29% match to Tool

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Lauded for their technical ability and abstract vision, Meshuggah’s music has evolved from primal Metallica -esque thrash through to an intricate technical progressive metal, occasionally comparable to Watchtower or Dream Theater. Formed in Umeå, Sweden, Meshuggah came together after the band members progressed through local bands Metallien and Calipash and a first a Read more

Isis - 27% match to Tool

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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Steve Wilson - 23% match to Tool

Genres: Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Steven Wilson, 9 February 1961, Hampton, Virginia, USA. Wilson began formal music studies at the age of 12 and was soon playing alto saxophone in local R&B bands, but was quickly diverted by jazz. While attending Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond he developed his interest in jazz and played alto and soprano with the VCU Jazz Orchestra. He worked with several v Read more

Steven Wilson - 23% match to Tool

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Anathema - 21% match to Tool

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Liverpool, England, in the summer of 1990, by brothers Daniel (guitar) and Vincent Cavanagh (vocals), doom metal band Anathema’s early albums owed much to early 70s Black Sabbath, most notably with their preference for low, ominous riffs. Combined with the influence of 90s death metal, particularly the abrasive guitar and vocals, Anathema were heralded as one of Read more


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