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Behemoth - 95% match to Vader

Genres: Heavy Metal Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This enduring Polish heavy metal band has been led from the outset by guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Nergal (Adam Michal Darski, 10 June 1977, Gdynia, Poland), the only constant in a fluid line-up. The teenage Nergal founded the band in 1991 and recorded a number of demo tapes that demonstrated his indebtedness to classic black metal. Baal Ravenlock (b. Adam Muraszko, 7 Read more

Deicide - 83% match to Vader

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This controversial Satanic metal outfit was formed in 1987 in Florida, USA, as Amon, with the line-up of Glen Benton (bass/vocals), guitarists Eric and Brian Hoffman, and Steve Asheim (drums). The band became notorious owing to their conflict both with the Christian establishment in America, and with animal rights groups, because of Benton’s outrageous statements concernin Read more

Unleashed - 83% match to Vader

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Like Enslaved, a Viking metal band who perform aggressive black metal with pagan themes, this Swedish band was formed in 1990 by Johnny Hedlund (25 August 1968, Sweden; vocals/bass), Tomas Masgard (b. 8 January 1971, Sweden; guitar), Fredrik Folkare (b. 7 September 1973, Sweden; guitar) and Anders Schultz (b. 25 September 1973, Sweden; drums). The quartet obviously touched a Read more

Morbid Angel - 82% match to Vader

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Florida, USA, in 1983, this influential death metal band’s original line-up comprised Dallas Ward (bass/vocals), Trey Azagthoth (George Emmanuel III, 26 March 1965, Bellingham, Washington, USA; guitar/keyboards) and Mike Browning (vocals/drums). A number of bass players then passed through the line-up in the next three years before the recruitment of Sterling Read more

Nile - 78% match to Vader

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This US death metal band was formed in 1993 in Greensboro, South Carolina, by Karl Sanders (5 June 1964, Greenville, South Carolina, USA; guitar/vocals), Chief Spires (bass/vocals) and Pete Hammoura (drums/vocals). Initially pursuing a more doom-based sound, the tempos increased as their musical proficiency improved. Nile’s first EP, 1995’s Festivals Of Atonement, Read more

Obituary - 77% match to Vader

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This intense and disturbing death metal act originates from Brandon, Florida, USA, where they formed in 1985. After recording a single and contributing two tracks to Metal Massacre compilations as Xecutioner, they changed their name to Obituary. This was initiated by the appearance of another, inferior act, who also travelled under the Xecutioner banner. Signed to Roadrunner Re Read more

Cannibal Corpse - 74% match to Vader

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This controversial death metal act was formed in Buffalo, New York, USA, by Chris Barnes (29 December 1966, Buffalo, New York, USA; vocals), guitarists Bob Rusay and Jack Owen, Alex Webster (b. 25 October 1969, Buffalo, New York, USA; bass) and Paul Mazurkiewicz (drums). The band adopted an almost cartoon-like approach to their material, which stood out even from the extreme Read more

Grave - 68% match to Vader

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Bolt Thrower - 65% match to Vader

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Deriving their name from a character in a popular war game story, Bolt Thrower are an extreme ‘grindcore’ rock band based in Birmingham, England. Originally comprising Alan West (vocals), Gavin Ward (guitar), Barry Thompson (guitar), Jo Bench (bass) and Andy Whale (drums), they released two attention-grabbing demos, ‘In Battle There Is No Law’ and ‘Conc Read more

Dismember - 65% match to Vader

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Swedish band Dismember is a product of the increasingly active Scandinavian death metal scene. Like most of their peers, Dismember are rather short on subtlety and originality, but in terms of musical vitriol and intensity, they are a force with which to be reckoned. They have also developed a talent for attracting controversy and outrage, a valuable asset in the shock-hungry d Read more

Hate Eternal - 65% match to Vader

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1997 by Morbid Angel’s Erik Rutan (guitar/vocals), the early line-up of this St. Petersburg, Florida, USA-based death metal band included session musicians Alex Webster (bass, also Cannibal Corpse) and Tim Yeung (27 November 1978, Rochester, New York, USA; drums). Jared Anderson (b. 28 December 1975, USA, d. 14 October 2006, Ohio, USA) joined as full-time bass Read more

Kataklysm - 65% match to Vader

Genres: Heavy Metal
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Hypocrisy - 63% match to Vader

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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One of Sweden’s more extreme metal concerns, combining a musical intensity that borders on spite and unremittingly dark and violent lyrics. The band signed a recording contract with Nuclear Blast on the strength of a demo recorded by creative linchpin Peter Tägtgren (guitar/keyboards), who established Hyprocrisy in 1990. He recruited Masse Broberg (vocals), Jonas &Oum Read more

Six Feet Under - 57% match to Vader

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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God Dethroned - 56% match to Vader

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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An intensely satanic black metal band from the Netherlands, the first incarnation of God Dethroned were formed in 1991 by Henri Sattler (vocals/guitar), Marco Arends (bass), Ard De Weerd (drums) and Oscar Carre (guitar), but lasted only long enough for one demo, 1992’s The Christhunt, to be produced. Although a certain degree of underground popularity was achieved, Sattler Read more


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