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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Is there a term for Gojira's style?

So, after quite some time, yes, Gojira is progressive death metal. Source: youtube comments on their videos.
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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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Heavy Metal music:What does it mean when someone says that something 'sounds heavy'?

I personally don't think it has to do with distortion, down-tuning, or mixing. There is a reason classical music sounds like a range of different moods and emotions, and that same idea is often ...
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Why do [usually] musicians have long hair?

I think it all started with bands like the beatles that, as you said were against the social norms (at least in terms of appearance). Generally rock music scene always wanted to be against the norms ...
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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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Is there “philosophical” metal?

If you are into themes of war then there are a lot of classic heavy metal bands like iron maiden and sabbath that talk about those. If you're into philosophies about life and stuff then you should ...
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Looking for Prog Metal bands with big band instruments

If you are happy going back in time you might like Jethro Tull. They had their prog rock period in the 1970's. Then they went more mainstream. So albums like Aqualung [1971] or Thick as a Brick [1972] ...
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Looking for Prog Metal bands with big band instruments

Give Gentle Giant a listen. They use brass, and they're about as Proggy as Prog and Prog. Early Chicago is considered Prog, and they had a full horn section. Weather Report might work for you as ...
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Why is Heilung so related to metal?

Genres are not enough to describe music completely. That's why we need sub-genres going deeper and deeper depending on many different characteristics the sound has. Sub-genres define more specific ...
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Who invented circle pits?

Mosh pits and circle pits are the same thing, with the only real distinction being the particular motion of the people within them at any given point in time. It's quite common for a pit to switch ...
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I don't understand the Lyrics of Limp Bizkit new "Dad Vibes"

It's a self-parody. Limp Bizkit used to be a young band, now Fred Durst is old enough to be the dad of today's young generation. Here are a few of the specific lines: Check out your dad with the swag ...
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Band(s) in the vein of Dream Theater?

Take a look at music-map. Their list for Dream Theater includes at least half the bands mentioned in answers here, plus many others.
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Band(s) in the vein of Dream Theater?

You have to check out SEVENTH WONDER from Sweden. It's Tommy Karevik's (Kamelot) main or first band. They have released 5 CD's so far which are all great.. Try " Waiting in the Wings" or &...
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Was "The 3rd and the Mortal" the first metal band with clear female vocals?

Mourn started in 1991: http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Mourn/7090 I don't know exactly when Caroline Wilson joined the band, but she is credited in the 1993's demo: http://www.metal-archives.com/...
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Is black metal without cult of evil esthetics still black metal

Yes, it is, for Black Metal features a variety of recurring motifs: Except for the esthetics of evil and satanism, space (Thorns, Mare Cognitum), nihilism/senselesness/despair (Mgla, Shining) winter (...
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Is black metal without cult of evil esthetics still black metal

I think that it is a little bit subjective and depends on whether you perceive a music genre from it's music only or from the lyrics and the whole aesthetics too. I as a musician only listen to the ...
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Is there a term for Gojira's style?

The term you are looking for is 'One of the best bands of 21st century' but i guess it's safe to say they are a progressive metal band since they don't always go full on death metal and rely on lot of ...
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