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Heathen - 98% match to Forbidden

Genres: Heavy Metal
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Flotsam & Jetsam - 85% match to Forbidden

Genres: Heavy Metal Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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Dark Angel - 83% match to Forbidden

Genres: Heavy Metal
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Formed in Los Angeles, California, USA, in 1981, Dark Angel specialize in ‘ultra-heavy thrash metal’. The original line-up comprised Don Doty (vocals), Jim Durkin (guitar), Eric Meyer (guitar), Rob Yahn (bass) and Mike Andrade (drums), although the latter was quickly replaced by Jack Schwartz. Early demos saw the band sign to Azra Records, resulting in the release of Read more

Overkill - 77% match to Forbidden

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts
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This thrash metal quartet was formed in New York, USA, in 1984 by vocalist Bobby ‘Blitz’ Ellsworth, guitarist Bobby Gustafson, bass player D.D. Verni and drummer Rat Skates. Together they self-financed the recording of a mini-album. Desperately short of cash and exposure, they sold the rights to the small Azra label and made a net loss. They were soon picked up by Meg Read more

Nuclear Assault - 76% match to Forbidden

Genres: Heavy Metal
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Formed in New York, USA, in 1985, this extreme and influential outfit initially comprised John Connelly (guitar/vocals), Dan Lilker (18 October 1964, USA; bass), Mike Bogush (guitar) and Scott Duboys (drums), although Anthony Bramante and Glenn Evans quickly replaced the latter pair. Lilker formed Nuclear Assault while still a member of Anthrax, making them one of the earlie Read more

Toxik - 76% match to Forbidden

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Coroner - 74% match to Forbidden

Genres: Heavy Metal
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Switzerland’s premier death metal band Coroner was founded in 1985 by the pseudonymous Ron Royle (vocals), Tommy T. Baron (guitar) and Marquis Marky (drums). They were signed by Noise Records the following year after recording a demo entitled Death Cult, which featured guest vocals by Thomas Gabriel Warrior, leader of cult avant garde thrash band Celtic Frost. Coroner main Read more

Exodus - 73% match to Forbidden

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock World Music Heavy Metal Electronic & Ambient
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Death Angel - 72% match to Forbidden

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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This group was formed in San Francisco, California, USA, the home of the Bay Area ‘thrash’ phenomenon, in 1982. The band comprised five cousins, namely Mark Osegueda (vocals), Rob Cavestany (guitar), Gus Pepa (guitar), Dennis Pepa (bass) and Andy Galeon (drums). Their debut, The Ultra-Violence, was a brutal blend of high-speed thrash riffs and thunderous drums. The ba Read more

Destruction - 71% match to Forbidden

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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Along with Kreator, this speed metal band was at the forefront of the 80s German thrash scene, although Destruction never quite achieved the former’s level of success. Destruction was formed in 1983 in Weil am Rhein, Germany by Schmier (Marcel Schmier Schirmer; bass, vocals), Mike Sifringer (guitar) and Tommy Sandmann (drums) made a rather raw debut with 1984’s min Read more

Atrophy - 61% match to Forbidden

Genres: Heavy Metal
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Speed metal outfit originating from Tucson, Arizona, USA. The band was formed in 1987 by vocalist Brian Zimmerman and guitarist Chris Lykins. Recruiting Rick Skowron (guitar), James Gulotta (bass) and Tim Kelly (drums), they recorded a demo album, Chemical Dependency, the same year. This attracted the attention of thrash specialists Roadrunner Records, who immediately recognize Read more

Judas Priest - 59% match to Forbidden

Genres: Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Music Theme Heavy Metal Drama
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This enduring heavy metal outfit was formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969, by K.K. Downing (Kenneth Downing, 27 October 1951, West Bromwich, Warwickshire, England; guitar) and close friend, Ian Hill (b. 20 January 1951, England; bass). As another hopeful, struggling young rock band, they played their first gig in Essington in 1971 with a line-up completed by Alan Atkins (b Read more

Testament - 59% match to Forbidden

Genres: Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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This US thrash act was one of the first to emerge from San Francisco’s Bay Area in Metallica’s wake in the 80s. Originally formed as Legacy in 1983, becoming Testament two years later, the line-up included vocalist Steve Souza alongside Alex Skolnick (29 September 1968, Berkeley, California, USA, replacing original guitarist Derrick Ramirez), Eric Peterson (b. 14 M Read more

Exciter - 57% match to Forbidden

Genres: Pop / Rock Heavy Metal
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Razor - 55% match to Forbidden

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