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Sonata Arctica

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Finnish prog metal quartet Sonata Arctica specializes in a soaring, orchestral variation on European heavy metal, fusing the sweeping, romantic bombast of bands like Europe with the over-t ..more

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Sodom (Metal)

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This German black metal band’s early lineup consisted of Tom Angelripper (bass/vocals), Aggressor (guitar/vocals), and Chris Witchhunter Dudek (drums). They were heavily influenced by thras ..more

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Soulfly

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Upon his exit from Sepultura in late 1996, singer/guitarist/songwriter Max Cavalera almost automatically set out to form his next musical endeavor, the ultra-heavy Soulfly. Besides leaving on ..more

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Soilwork

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The Swedish metal sextet Soilwork formed in early 1997, fusing the country’s signature ultra-heavy death metal sound with the power-groove riffs of late-’70s, early-’80s British and European metal. ..more

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Serenity

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Swallow The Sun

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Finnish death metal band Swallow the Sun was formed in early 2000. The original lineup consisted of vocalist Mikko Kotamaki, guitarists Juha Raivio and Markus Jamsen, keyboardist Aleksi ..more

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Slayer

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Slayer were one of the most distinctive, influential, and extreme thrash metal bands of the 1980s. Their graphic lyrics dealt with everything from death and dismemberment to war and the horrors of ..more

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Slipknot

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Slipknot’s mix of grinding, post-Korn alternative metal, Marilyn Manson-esque neo-shock rock, and rap-metal helped make them one of the most popular bands in the so-called {\nu-metal ..more

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Stratovarius

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Although Helsinki, Finland heavy metal band Stratovarius were formed in 1982 by drummer Tuomo Lassila, the group did not record its debut album, Fright Night, until 1989. Released in 1992, {^ ..more

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Stryper

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Heavy metal has been associated with ol’ Beelzebub ever since its inception, but a few acts took the opposite route and put their Christian beliefs in hard rocking songs, such as Stryper. Formed ..more

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Scorpions

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Known best for their 1984 anthem Rock You Like a Hurricane and the 1990 ballad Wind of Change, German rockers the Scorpions have sold over 22 million records, making them one of the mo ..more

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Symphony X

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Michael Romeo formed Symphony X in New Jersey in 1994. The original lineup of the group also included Thomas Miller (bass guitar), Rod Tyler (vocals), Jason Rullo (drums), and Michael ..more

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Sunn O)))

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Sabaton

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Swedish band Sabaton have been a major force in the power metal field since the mid-・0s, but had to battle through significant difficulties to get there, which may explain their eventual creative ..more

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Saxon

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Saxon was one of the early leaders of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, alongside Iron Maiden and Def Leppard, even outdistancing them at the onset, only to see their career slide into com ..more

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S.O.D.

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Sigma

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Formed while at university in Leeds, this U.K. drum’n’bass act soon relocated to London and initially comprised Cameron Edwards, Joe Lenzie, and Ben Mauerhoff. Following a spate of well-recei ..more

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