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Behemoth - 100% match to Vader

Genres: Heavy Metal
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

Morbid Angel - 68% 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

Deicide - 64% 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

Cannibal Corpse - 57% 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

Marduk - 55% match to Vader

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Swedish black metal does not come much blacker than Marduk, formed in 1990 by Abruptum guitarist Morgan Håkansson in the town of Norrkoping with the stated aim of producing ‘the most blasphemous music possible’. The initial line-up was Håkansson plus Devo Andersson (guitar), Rickard Kalm (bass), Joakim Grave (drums/vocals) and Andreas Axelsson (vocals), wh Read more

Kataklysm - 52% match to Vader

Genres: Heavy Metal
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Vomitory - 49% match to Vader

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Swedish death metal can still focus more on power than on melody, despite the prevalence of the New Wave Of Swedish Death Metal. Nowhere is this more evident than in the work of Vomitory, who ? along with Dismember? have made it part of their agenda to keep the old-school death metal flag flying. The band was formed in 1989 by Ronnie Olsson (bass), Urban Gustafsson (3 Octobe Read more

Hypocrisy - 48% 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

Slayer - 48% match to Vader

Genres: Heavy Metal 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

Belphegor - 47% match to Vader

Genres: Heavy Metal
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Kreator - 47% match to Vader

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Essen, Germany, in 1984, under the name Tormentor, this heavy metal band originally comprised Milan ‘Mille’ Petrozza (guitar/vocals), Rob Fioretti (bass) and Jürgen ‘Ventor’ Reil (drums). Their vicious thrash style was inspired by the filth and industrial pollution problem that Essen, on the River Ruhr, was experiencing. After changing their n Read more

Death - 44% match to Vader

Genres: Heavy Metal
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Bloodbath - 43% match to Vader

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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Hate Eternal - 43% 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

Unleashed - 43% match to Vader

Genres: Heavy Metal
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


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