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Band(s) in the vein of Dream Theater?

Last.fm has a very good similar artists page for Dream Theater with over 200 bands/artist listed that range from extremely popular to barely known and has this for any bands/artist. All the bands ...
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Why was Dave Mustaine fired from Metallica?

As you mentioned, Dave had a drinking problem. While drunk he sometimes had public outbursts or otherwise did things detrimental to the band's image. He also got into arguments with other band members ...
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Band(s) in the vein of Dream Theater?

Try : Rush (2112 is a good place to start) Muse (The 2nd law an easy one to get into) Porcupine tree Spocks beard Queensrÿche Ozric Tentacles (maybe) Wikipedia - progressive rock Wikipedia - space ...
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I want to know more artists/musics instrumental like a song "Call of Ktulu" (Metallica)

Band with at least one instrumental song: Ne Obliviscaris - Forget Not (Portal Of I) Gojira - Dawn Death - Voice Of The Soul Death - Cosmic Sea Obscura - A Transcendental Serenade Hacride - Polarity ...
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Why evil themes are prevailing in heavy metal?

Your question can't be answered within few sentences. And it can't be answered by single persons alone. But I dare to write my share here, because I was and still am into several flavours of Metal ...
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Band(s) in the vein of Dream Theater?

You should look into Liquid Tension Experiment. It was an instrumental project of Mike Portnoy (then drummer of DT), John Petrucci (guitarist in DT), Jordan Ruddess (who became keyboard player of DT), ...
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Symphonic metal bands with very technical guitar

I'd suggest Haggard as a full symphonic band, with "Eppur si muove". Septicflesh are using a lot of orchestra parts, you can try Titan, Communion and The Great Mass. Dark Lunacy had a violin in ...
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Symphonic metal bands with very technical guitar

You may want to check Edu Falaschi (ex-Angra) project called Almah. Their second album, Fragile Equality, has frequent parts of symphonic/orchestration keyboards with complex guitars riffs and ...
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Can a band (i.e. Linkin Park) survive the loss of a core member?

This is going to be a bit of a "list question" which isn't great for the SE format, but just for starters [& with no refs, just straight off the top of my head]... Deaths... The Beatles survived ...
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What metal song is used in this trailer for the animated movie *The Secret Life of Pets*?

As user1556814 mentioned, this is a Song from System of A down, but on another album. It is Track Number 7 of the Album 'Toxicity', called Bounce. Could not find a studio version on youtube, but you ...
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What genre are groups like Chevelle, Helmet, Tool

These are different genres of music. Tool and A Perfect Circle are progressive metal/rock, sum 41 are punk etc. If I had to chose one common root/genre for all of them I would say rock/metal.
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Is there “philosophical” metal?

Check out this link, you can try then to exclude certain metal styles and/or search more specific lyrical themes: https://www.metal-archives.com/search?searchString=philosophy&type=band_themes ...
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What metal song is used in this trailer for the animated movie *The Secret Life of Pets*?

I don't have time to verify, but I think the band is 'System of a Down'. Look at their main titles to check it out, especially in album 'Mezmerize' if my guess is correct: System Of A Down - ...
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Why do [usually] musicians have long hair?

Hair length on men is generational and cyclical. In 40's and 50's America, short hair was culturally enforced. Hair length increased to a peak in the 70's, then reduced in the 80's, 90's and 2000's. ...
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Why do [usually] musicians have long hair?

As both answers have noted, the long hair tends to go against social norms. Musicians have something to say, and one way to get noticed is to keep your hair long. Also, let's face it; chicks dig it. ...
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Steve Vai logo meaning

Literally, it reads "V. A. Eye". Steve has been somewhat elusive on the whole meaning, but he did submit this answer to a question asked on his website: “If you research metaphysics you will find ...
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Band(s) in the vein of Dream Theater?

Arcane from Australia, they have a lot of similar sounding elements, particularly the keyboard, but aren't as fast nor are they anywhere near as cheesy as DT.
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Band(s) in the vein of Dream Theater?

No Exit is really a terrible album to hear first as it doesn't sound much like old or new Fates. They didn't really hit on the more modern, more progressive sound until right after that album. You ...
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Symphonic metal bands with very technical guitar

When it comes to technical guitars one should definitely mention Rhapsody(now renamed to Rhapsody of Fire). Give Gargoyles, Angels Of Darkness a try. In their older albums Luca Turilli was playing the ...
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What is the title of the album in which the narrative is of a metal band accidentally becoming a punk band?

The friend who played me the album remembered what I was going on about when he saw the question. The answer is Cooked on Phonics by Punky Brüster. The grumbly voice is doing the narrative in parts ...
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Steve Vai logo meaning

Easy... it's Alchemy. His birthday is June 6, 1960. That makes him a Gemini sun and Scorpio moon. Scorpio is a water sign, and the "V" in the logo is the glyph for water. Gemini is an ...
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What is the third note in the Devil's Tritone?

The weird thing about a tritone is that it isn't comprised of three notes, it's technically just an an interval of three whole tones ...hence the tri tone in other words, 6 semitones, an ...
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Is there “philosophical” metal?

I would suggest: Iron Maiden. They always had pretty thought provoking lyrics. The ones that come to mind immediately are the songs The Evil That Men Do and Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Queensryche ...
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Albums for classical songs played by electric guitar?

Uli Jon Roth is your man. In his album Metamorphosis of Vivaldi's Four Seasons he plays his version of Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Also there is his album Prologue to the symphonic legends in which he ...
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Have any artists incorporated physical pain with composition and performance?

The closest example I can think of is the use of the "casket vocal track" in Black One by Sunn O))). Scott "Malefic" Conner of Xasthur is claustrophobic so they decided his vocal ...
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I am looking for a list of Tool pieces with piano/keyboards

I ended up scrambling trough every album page on wikipedia. I didn't check singles. These are the tracks that has someone listed as keyboardist\whatever. Here are the results: Tool Aenima ...
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Band(s) in the vein of Dream Theater?

First, check what you like in Dream Theater Dream Theater mixes the Progressive aspect from (mainly) Rush, Deep Purple and similar bands into the Heavy Metal aspect from bands like Metallica, Black ...
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Symphonic metal bands with very technical guitar

I think you should check the one-man-band (from Behold the Arctopus) project Direwolf: http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Direwolf/91376 Fist in Fetus are also technical and symphonic. Therion, ...
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I want to know more artists/musics instrumental like a song "Call of Ktulu" (Metallica)

While not really the same genre, try Pelican. All their songs are instrumental, but they're not as metal as the songs of your example. I came to think of them when I thought of Call of Cthulu though ...

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