It has been stated many times that we're not about to feature every single metal band that has ever existed. Usually we only add already accomplished bands with at least one full-length release. Still, many bands escape our attention, so it's up to you to tell us which of them are the most worthy of being featured on Metal Storm.
Bands listed here are suggested for addition by our users. You can vote for these bands as well as provide additional comments - both of which will be taken into account when we look for the next band to feature on Metal Storm. If the band is not in the list, you can suggest it here (you need to be a registered member).
Make sure you also check the Blacklisted bands - these are the bands we're not going to add at all, since we feel they won't be appropriate for this website. Yes, some non-metal bands are already featured here, but that's not the reason to add a lot more - so we don't accept arguments like "hey, this band is way more metal than band X you have featured!".
08.03.2012 - Kuroboshi
Side project of AAL frontman Tosin Abasi and members of The Mars Volta and Suicidal Tendencies. Not the most metal sound in the world, but there are clear metal undertones. Interesting art!
08.03.2012 - R'Vannith
Wouldn't call them djent but yeah interesting stuff.
31.03.2012 - João Pirucas
This is much more Jazz Fusion than Djent but it's awesome nonetheless. That connotation is there just because Tosin and Javier are part of the band, in my opinion. Good addition to the site anyways. +1
27.03.2014 - Mehdi Taba
Great band with a great album (Lingua Franca), Terrazas, Reyes, Abasi & Moore, fresh sound, awesome performance and production with awesome drum works.
09.07.2011 - SceneryOfLoss
In the Autumn of 2008, CHAOS IN PARADISE started taking their first steps in a small garage in Oporto suburbs, where Alex and Quik began to outline the identity of the band.
After a few days, they started searching for other musicians to complete CHAOS IN PARADISE and after a while they found Pedro for guitar, 19 for bass and Sara for the vocal parts.
With the band as a whole, the quintet began writing their first Demo which came out in February 2010, including the songs "Dawn", "Heading North", "The Meaning of Being Imposed" and "Antagonized".
The band recorded the Demo at their own studio and released and distributed the four songs online for free!
After, CHAOS IN PARADISE began their live shows through Portugal, to promote their work and also to obtain experience as a band.
In the beginning of 2011, the band returned to the rehearsal room to start writing their following work, trying a new aproach to improve their sound, bringing their own identity to it and making it more coherent.
With the pre-production on the bagage, the recording sessions of the EP started in March 2011 at Soundvision Studios in Vila do Conde with Paulo Lopes in the co-production.
From the EP entitled "Let the Bliss Remain" the band released their first single "Awareness" to the fans and press, aquiring unanimous opinions expressing that their evolution and sound quality had a huge improvement.
With the "Let the Bliss Remain" presentation and release in June 2011, CHAOS IN PARADISE came back to the road to promote their EP in Portugal, having already some International shows in mind.
At the moment, they're planning to edit their first album in 2012.
28.07.2013 - psykometal
Needs at least one full length.
24.11.2013 - LeKiwi
Ugh those weak screams...a better vocalist would be a huge improvement.
22.07.2009 - Wildchild-91
Insense deserves to be on Metal Storm because they are not much known outside of norway. Insense is a fantastic bands and should be heard by so many others than just norwegians that are interested in that kind of music.
The vocalist/guitarist Tommy Hjelm also plays with Benea Reach sometimes
22.05.2012 - RocknRaven
It has been a while since being really blown away from a new discovery.
ProFusion is a bit hard to categorize, combining Progressive Metal riffs, Eclectic stuff a la Beardfish, and catchiness like, well... It just gets stuck in your mind and won't go away.
I've yet to have listened to their first album, but their second one (Rewotower) has really blown me away.
The first song of the album (Ghost House) is available on their Reverbnation page.
25.07.2013 - LeKiwi
I'm just not impressed with bands like this these days...all this type of prog is the same. Sounds like watered down DT...
15.08.2014 - elt
very good...I also listened to a preview of their third album, really nice ...
02.05.2012 - gabrielsanctus
Ace Of Hearts is a "supergroup" with members of Secret Sphere, Icon & the Black Roses and Odd Dimension, his debut album "Monster" is a MUST for the fans of the genre!
10.04.2009 - Hunter'sMoon
It's kinda rare to see a band with old influences nowadays. And, to be honest, I think that what they say about rock'n'roll is true:
"ROCK'N'ROLL IS NOT ABOUT TECHNIQUES AND 32-NOTES-A-SECOND SOLOS, IT'S ABOUT TOUCHING PEOPLE WITH YOUR MUSIC".
18.04.2009 - Dr.Rock
It's kinda rare to see a band with old influences nowadays?
....uhhhh, which planet are you living on?
14.10.2009 - artah
"Sår" (Sar) is a solo project in Depressive Suicidal Black Metal (DSBM) genre which started in 2008 by its only member "Don Andolini" in the north of Iran. The word "Sår" has been taken from one of the Sortsind's song titles with the same name, and it means "Wounds" in English.
09.10.2011 - DrkkWntr
It's a band from Cyprus, a country that doesn't have such a big metal scene and the black metal scene is almost nothing. This makes the band's work more original and that they really care about metal and release material that express what they are and what they feel.
03.03.2011 - Lampion
This portuguese band is very good to be forgotten. This band is a project of José Costa (Sacred Sin). If You like Death or Cynic will be fan of this band. They released only one album (Vast) in 1995...
30.10.2011 - Die Hacker [PT]
Yes, 1995's ''Vast'' is a work of art! And they surely diserve to be here, aswell Sacred Sin too!
05.07.2012 - Sfkylcn
Good day.I am writing with google translate help.my speak english is awful.
Thrown To the Sun in turkey praised by critics.there are metal storm a lot users and for metal music treasury.So metal storm.
03.09.2014 - Oblgoth
hey there, you can check out their new lyric video, Gnomon from their upcoming album "Out of Themselves Things Will Come"
03.09.2014 - olla
When you listen their songs once, you'll listen again and again and...
28.12.2014 - diamondblack
Divinion defies classification, yet still maintains strong roots in the rock/metal genre. Musically, they're continually pushing the boundaries of what is possible—keeping a careful balance between bleeding-edge musicianship and catchy songwriting.
Drummer Jamie Lopata, guitarist Tom Foraker, vocalist George Wood, and bassist Gregory Apple deliver addictive sledgehammer-metal riffs interwoven with diverse textures and colors setting them apart from lackluster garden-variety metal. Divinion band members are all schooled in the classics (Black Sabbath, Rush, Iron Maiden, J-Priest, Slayer, Testament, M-tallica, M-deth, Dream Theater, etc.) and can't help but create great music of their own. If you get a chance to hear Divinion, you won't soon forget about them!
26.12.2014 - diamondblack
DISSORTED play melodic thrash metal and connect lightning quick neckbreaker a la Exodus and Testament with traditional fare such as Iced Earth and Megadeth, however, becoming ever have their own identity in focus.
With plenty of action and love for heavy metal on the stage Mirco (v ), Florian ( g ), Sebastian ( g) , Dillon ( b ) and Martin (drums ) have now by rousing concerts throughout Germany a reputation as impactful Live band developed. The professionally -produced EP "I" was published in September 2014 .
24.12.2014 - diamondblack
Paradigm, a ground breaking, professional Progressive Metal band from Sydney, Australia, that strive to be original and unrelenting in pushing the envelope for themselves and metal. formed in 2005.
Released 2 full length albums.
23.12.2014 - ScnD361
Because it's a great symphonic power metal band, a'la Versailles (obviously, is the band of their former vocalist Kamijo). I listen the band on youtube and it's basically the same as Versailles, band that is in Metal Storm.
24.12.2014 - Ruchesko
Seconded. He plays the same mix of symphonic metal and J-rock that Versailles do.
22.12.2014 - JaCoN
Personal review of the debut EP ''In Absence Of A View'' 2014
In Absence Of A View opens with great progressive Melodeath riffing, which quickly establishes a nice aggressive groove. The second half of 'Skyline' features some melodic guitars to shine a light on the other speciality of this band. Just like the last track ended 'Blind At Heart' continues in Swedish sounding guitarmelodies, which chracterizes this melodic track. It's not too long which makes for an entertaining track.
'In Decay' sounds like a solid energetic song, which should make a great live track. The final chapter, 'A Point of View', starts off with a lovely introduction, it holds onto that sweet groove untill some backup synths spice up the sound for a great modern metal feel. The track has a dark atmosphere and is my personal favourite off the EP.
Overall I think it's a great debut and it sheds light onto loads of potential for yet another solid band from Russia's growing modern metalscene.
21.12.2014 - diamondblack
MadParish is a six piece Heavy Metal band based out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. They combine their signature triple threat guitar sound with a ferocious and thundering rythm section to create epic riffs and blistering harmonies that will quite literally blow you away,,, Their impeccable musicianship and mindfully crafted songs are supported by high energy performances and a killer stage presence, which the band uses to full effect each and every night...
With their classic brand of memorable metal anthems.
MadParish is definitely on the cusp of something huge...
21.12.2014 - diamondblack
Incurvatus is a progressive metalband from Ulricehamn, Sweden.
The band was formed in october 2006 and started to rehersal at the music school in Ulricehamn. In the beginning we played covers from bands such as Metallica, Iron Maiden and Pantera, but soon we started to write our own songs. The music was back then very influenced by thrash- and heavy metal, but the style has changed much through the years. We have more influences from other genres than metal these days such as classical indian music, classical guitar music, classic rock and so on. Our progressive side turns out to be more like trying to do something new and exciting by mix different genres than play as fast and complex that you can like for an example Dream Theater.
19.12.2014 - diamondblack
The project Frozen Sand was born in January of 2010 by ' meeting of guitarist Matthias Cerutti , drummer Simone De Benedetti and bassist Titian Vitiello .
The three members had worked together previously but with the advent of the singer Luca Pettinaroli that the project can be said to be permanently active .
This new training is more stable at the end of August , with the entry of a second guitarist ( brother of drummer ) Federico De Benedetti .
The current lineup has written , between April 2010 and January 2011 , 4 songs in the first EP completed in February.
The band is now looking for venues to play to offer their music , which ranges from progressive rock and melodic metal . The band also uses a good repertoire of covers for their evenings .
19.12.2014 - diamondblack
Hailing from West Bath, Maine, False Prophecy
is a metal force to be reckoned with. Constructing songs that will shear your head off, the band has musically grown together, mixing old school thrash with a touch of new metal, continually written new songs to produce skull crushing music for the masses. 2011 is the break out year for False Prophecy, building a heavy fan base that is bringing a lot of attention as an up and coming band.
The band is working on a three song demo, and has plans for a full cd this summer with videos.
18.12.2014 - diamondblack
Since 2005, the quartet (hailing from Florence) already released three studio albums. Now a new strike called „Thunder Knows No Mercy" will be unleashed.
Classical Heavy Metal with great doublebass drumming, some speedy parts and strong vocals: Everyone, who likes to „Keep It True", will love "Thunder Knows No Mercy" directly. Great riffs, striking high pitched vocals and twin leads are driven by a tight rhythm section. Catchy heaviness is mixed up with calm, quiet parts.
RENEGADE keep the old spirit alive: And that's the reason why they sound so fresh and young!
15.12.2014 - diamondblack
Árkhanon is a Melodic Power Metal band conceived and led since 2008 and to date by Nicholas Herrera Montero (Voice Leader and guitars ) but would not be until late 2010 and early 2011 in which the project would solidity and fortress.
During this period the band has undergone major changes as regards musicians until it manages to consolidate in 2012 ; with principles based on self-management and discipline , the band creates an independent record label ( Nosferatu RECORDS ) by which produces his music independently released their first LP " The Legend of Sleepy Hollow " in September of that same year generating good reception in the Underground scene Soacha and part of Bogotá
14.12.2014 - diamondblack
Between 11 Is a Band that was first formed by Hugo Anthonis and Abel Mhedhbi. Neighbors at the residence of Lionel Groulx College, they started playing together and wanted to form a complete Progressive Metal Formation. Sebastien Desgagné, a friend of Hugo, Joined the band and later they called Alexandre Paquette and Christopher Casselman, respectively the Bassist and the Singer, to complete the formation. A new bassist named Marc-Antoine Dumont Joined our rank after the departure of Alexandre Paquette. After a while, our guitarist Abel Mhedhbi Decided to leave the band too so we were forced to audition a new guitarist and decided to get two guitarist. This is how Mathieu Larivière and Phil Bebnowski joined the adventure.They're now rising as a Prog Metal Band and will soon revolutionize Progressive Music.
14.12.2014 - diamondblack
December XII is a heavy/power metal band from Russia, was formed in 2011 by Sergey Chizov (guitars) & Artemij Ryabovol (vocals).
In the beginning they record some covers on famous bands like Edguy, Helloween etc and start to work on their material for the first album, which was released on 12.12.2012 titled Follow Your Stranger.
After release of Follow Your Stranger bass player Oleg BachTeen joined the band.
Band was called December XII because Sergey & Artemij are born at the same day and now they are working on a new album.
13.12.2014 - Gake
Because this album is being well received all over the world.
Southern Oregon metal band attic lands squarely in a tech, death/avant-garde Venn diagram. attic's collective head assembles various musical themes; ranging from the analysis of the human condition, to B budget horror movie monsters. While drawing inspiration from the Rogue Valley's seasons, and showcasing more than just an affinity for speed; attic is an amalgam of contrasts - seizing attention with organic rhythms, and dramatic lulls amidst a surging storm of punch-your-teeth-out thrash reminiscent of both modern and early legendary metal contributors.
Words about the album:
"Seasons is tight. The guitar riffs yanked me in and would not let go no matter how much I squirmed. There is something fundamental about attic's brand of death metal yet they throw in melodically technical atmospheric mind-fucks that will make your ears cream, especially for those of you who like it ruff. That's just the first four songs, which you can check out here. The album drops on September 23rd as a self-release."
- I.O. Kirkwood @ Metal Descent
Intriguing combination of styles, from intense, slow death metal to punishing old-school thrash. Cool debut from this Oregon band.
- Prog Metal Zone
Když jsem mluvil o snaze udržet si širší rozhled, měl jsem na mysli momenty, ve kterých se lesním koridorem šíří sladký závan smrti. Sice brzo pomine, ale stačí zasít sémě valivých, podladěných vsuvek, které zpomalí do běla rozžhavený řetěz pil tak jako ve skladbě Deathstorm. I taková Centralia dbá na stylovou různorodost, ale její sympatie patří spíš svižnější jízdě se současně zachovanou technikou. Za naprosto opačný konec lana Attic tahají ve skladbách Spring nebo Snow. Dlouho instrumentální, výpravné a krásné skladby jsou jako ráno na posedu, když kolouši ukazují své bílé zadky. Spring sice ve druhé části začne hrozit a hudba notně přitvrdí, ale krásně to ukazuje schopnost kombinovat protipóly, lákat vlka i srnu do stejného krmelce.
-Sorgh @ echoes-zine
2 truc qui roxx : attic - season Bandcamp Je nous fais une fixette sur les ricains de attic et leur black death aux contours progressifs moi en ce moment ... ça devient grave ! Leur batteur doit y être pour quelque chose car il tire la musique du groupe vers le haut et la dynamique rythmique est excellente tout au long de l'album ... les vocaux sont pas mauvais non plus...
- FaleculA @ Metal Orgie