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!".
18.06.2013 - IronArkadius666
The band features 3 members from Isis, another post metal band already on MS, and the vocalist of Deftones.
It is more post-like than Isis and not quite as heavy, but it definitely deserves a place on MS, as it is reminiscent of bands like AtomA.
I believe that a lot of fans of bands like Isis, AtomA, Enshine, Aoria and other bands in that vein of music will greatly appreciate this band.
29.06.2013 - SyFFiLiS
"Heavy, stargazing rock outfit Palms was forged out of an explosive collision, as Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno joined forces with critically-lauded post-metal group ISIS". This should be enough said to add this band on MS.
04.07.2013 - tea[m]ster
Album is fantastic, put it on here!
07.07.2013 - Unhealer
Liking this album more and more each listen!
28.07.2013 - psykometal
Didn't hear any metal in this at all when I listened.
03.10.2013 - 3rdWorld
-1. And i do agree with Mr.Database manager. There isn't any metal in this at all. No need to die to get it added in here, cuz this doesn't deserve a place here. Not to mention their really crappy and bland debut. Pfft. >:(
24.10.2013 - ScreamingSteelUS
I don't understand why people insist on associating post-rock with metal. There is no metal here.
29.12.2013 - Zaphod
Agreed, no reason to be on MS. Then again, they added Anneke Van Giersbergen just because she has been in metal bands...
24.05.2012 - The Benighted
Corelia are a burgeoning progressive/technical metal band with a single EP under their belts. With a sound not unlike Protest the Hero and The Human Abstract, they've come across some especially interesting ideas along the way, with a stunning selection of songs, to boot. 'Nostalgia' was released in 2011, and I've been listening ever since. Highly recommended.
02.12.2009 - Bastard Child
London based and out to offend everyone. Featuring members of Damnas and Inner Rage River Frehney have terrorized the UK underground with their no holds bar offensive comedy and hardcore thrash. Have played with ArnoCorps, Ring Wrom and Evile, toured with Nebukadnezza and have a number of EP's released.
05.06.2013 - psykometal
Needs at least one full length.
27.01.2010 - ArcticWolf
Fastway are a British heavy metal band formed by guitarist, "Fast" Eddie Clarke, formerly of Motörhead, and bassist, Pete Way, formerly of UFO.
Don't think I need more reasons to explain why the band needs to be part of MS? Do You? I bet most of Motörhead and UFO fans are familiar with Fastway or know something about the band.
In addition, I am not able to find there official site, however I provided a link to there myspace page.
27.01.2010 - DayFly
AOR of the sticky, shmalzy kind
24.10.2013 - onedh
Fastway should be included in metalstorm.com ASAP. "Fast" Eddie Clarke delivers atrue amount of oldschool Heavy Metal. Also this band has been an influence for many other bands.
20.03.2009 - Yossarian
Info in English here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Suaves
They should be here as Spain is a kind of important country as regards metal fans and this band is together with another 4 or 5 the most famous hard rock and rock band in the territory. Above all from Madrid northwards. They only reason why outsiders don't know them is the fact that they sing in Spanish. Otherwise, they would be popular enough for you.
Their music style is quite similar to The Ramones, Motorhead...The voice is let's say "peculiar". They are still active after 28 years and still selling out venues.
Their website appears to be in maintenance now.
12.06.2011 - SceneryOfLoss
Stamina is a french metal band founded by the keyboardist Gildas Vijay ROUSSEAU. In 2006 they released their debut album "Mess'Age" and currently work on the second album "Via Crucis".
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.
10.04.2013 - JefferyTotterdell
Great up and coming band, with a bit of reggae and Latin mixed in, which is groovy
First Ep of three albums and the progression is really good.
These types of bands have been doing really well lately.
But the music tells the real story so have a listen, a few live performances on YouTube.
24.02.2009 - warlock84
We are a young band trying to get our name out there and believe this site is a great tool to help with that. We are a true metal band, not that nu-metal or radio friendly junk. We all grew up listening to bands like Pantera, Slayer, Iced Earth, Testament, Kataklysm, Amon Amarth, etc and strive to bring back the old school heavy metal. We hope to record a demo this year and any press, good or bad, would be greatly appreciated.
13.07.2012 - Steve Rowland
This is a pretty good band from Québec. They're pretty well known and good in the genre. I'm actually surprised this band isn't on this site already. A listen to this song should help convincing you :
21.02.2014 - The Evergreen
+1, and I too am surprised to find them in the list of sugestions.
03.03.2010 - FrostFlame
Slash's Snakepit was a rock band which was a side-project formed by then-Guns N' Roses lead guitarist Slash (Saul Hudson) in 1994. On their first album, Matt Sorum (drums), Gilby Clarke (rhythm guitar) and Dizzy Reed (keyboard) from Guns N' Roses played in this band. On bass was Mike Inez of Alice in Chains and Eric Dover (who had previously played guitar for Jellyfish) sang lead vocals.
GN'R colleague Teddy Andreadis also appeared on the record playing harmonica & keyboards.
03.03.2010 - DayFly
Honestly, this stuff has too much boogie to call it metal. Maybe if Aerosmith were here...
30.12.2009 - drpaxton
This band is worth listening to to all who like heavy music. They play a very unique kind of music, you can call it alternative rock, or hard rock, with one the most talented lead singers out there.
15.03.2011 - WingedOctopi
Amazing band, fans of Tool should like this.
05.01.2012 - hadriel
This band needs to be added. Similar bands like dredg and Fair to Midland have been added to the site, rightfully so should these guys. Not to mention that their music is stellar! ;)
12.04.2012 - Nicoline
With 2,4 million listens registered on last.fm, this band cannot be ignored. I hope to read reviews and updates on Rishloo from MS in the future.
05.12.2010 - Grave Digger 87
Lutomysl doesn't have a website or a myspace, so that myspace link is a fan page. They have a pritty intense heavy style, kind of depressive sometimes too. There is only 6 bands from Ukraine on MS! Thats gotta change, hehehe.
Edit: Lutomysl does have a myspace now, http://www.myspace.com/lutomyslofficial
27.12.2012 - LaineJ
Great band, one of my favourite bm band
08.06.2011 - in GRAVE
they are a good progressive metal band and they are influenced in dream theater and symphony x
16.05.2012 - Oracles
There one of those hidden European Prog Metal bands that are from a country who produces little to zero good metal bands and they signed with an unknown record company that is making them go unnoticed. But if everything goes good, this band has immense future. Their major influence is Dream Theater.
Tree of Life ,
The Land of Lights.
All of which you can find on youtube.
05.04.2013 - DarkSymphony500
Atmospheric/Doom Metal band with gothic influences. They get the influences from bands such as Draconian, Agalloch, Shape of Despair, Saturnus and Tristania. They have released 2 EPs and a full-length album 'Errances' (2012).
08.03.2014 - Darth Mitchell
Mount Salem is a great psychedelic rock band with influences taken from bands like: Black Sabbath, Witchcraft, Shocking Blue, Deep Purple & Pentagram. Their first EP Endless was sold out in a year and has be reprinted when Metal Blade Europe discovered them. The song "Lucid" can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-SlLxeTdMk
08.03.2014 - motörfucker
Concrete Swine is a Finnish band which has taken influences from rock, metal and blues. "Brezhnev's Cocktail" is the second EP from the band. EP was recorded by Jani Loikas at Cursed studio in Hyvinkää, Finland and mixed by Paul Bento (Type O Negative, Carnivore) at Beak Owl Sound Studio in New York. Mastering was handled by Maor Appelbaum (Sepultura, Halford, Yngwie Malmsteen, Adrenaline Mob, Queensryche) in Los Angeles. Members of the band have played a long time in various bands and also have played all together hundreds of gigs and played in numerous releases over the years. Harmonica on the EP was played by one of Finlands top blues musicians Ismo Haavisto and hammond was played by Tomi Korpela from Vinum Sabbatum. Bands debut EP "Ural Express" was released 2012. You can listen the entire "Brezhnev's Cocktail" EP at our reverbnation page. All the links can be found below.
Brezhnev's Cocktail EP Tracklist:
1. Thin Line
2. High Octane
Line-up: Mr. Brusila, vocals, Mr. Numminen, guitar, Mr. Penttinen, drums, Mr. lahtinen, bass
07.03.2014 - Mrtvozornik
Visideon is an independent Heavy Metal band hailing from the United States, which formed when Hardcore band ArcAnA was looking for a new vocalist, and Katrina auditioned. The band members where impressed by her capabilities and decided to form a new project, basically consisting of ArcAnA, but with Katrina on vocals and playing another style of music. The band managed to make a great blend of the riffs and the piano sounds. I would even go as far as saying it is one of the most effective hybrids of this kind I have ever heard. The lead vocals are handled by Katrina. And after only a few notes one can understand why the band members where so impressed with her qualities. She has quite a deep voice, but has no problems hitting higher notes as well. There is occasional male backup consisting of rough singing or growling. The musicianship is great and the band managed to ensure a professional sounding production quality. I only think the band should consider hiring a professional to do their artwork, because it is a charming cover, it is not up to par with the quality of their music.
06.03.2014 - Mrtvozornik
Some people might write Masters of Disguise off as an unremarkable Savage Grace clone, but they would be making a terrible mistake. Yes, the band name, logo and imagery are all in tribute to Savage Grace, but musically they fill the musical gap which Savage Grace left behind them. Like both Savage Grace albums before it, first Master Of Disguise album Back With A Vengeance is a blazing heavy/speed metal album filled with genuinely original material. So basically, if you liked Savage Grace, there's no reason you wouldn't dig the hell out of this. And even if you've heard either, any fan of Iron Maiden and bands like Omen and Liege Lord will find something to like here.
06.03.2014 - diamondblack
An amazing German Power Prog Metal band, similar to early Queensryche and Fates Warning. A must in every prog collection. Check them out:
05.03.2014 - Pitwulf93
The new band with Howard Jones on vocals. They have released a demo and an official video for one of their songs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44Zxg4A-s1Q#t=47
Their debut album THE BEAUTY OF DESTRUCTION, will be out April 25th (EU), 28th (UK), 29th (North America and RoW) via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.
05.03.2014 - Mrtvozornik
We're barely into 2014 and Toronto's traditional heavy metal scene is already raging. After a great album from Skull Fist, the next band to put out a record this year was Midnight Malice. "Proving Grounds" is their debut release. It's not a particularly long or inventive album, but "Proving Grounds" is exactly what fans of the other locals will be seeking. Some of the riffs will especially appeal to fans of some more energetic NWOBHM and speed metal bands such as Raven, Saxon, Anvil, Maiden and Priest. Ultimately, it's hard to see anyone being dissatisfied with this album. While there are a ton of bands playing this style of metal these days, Midnight Malice is one that is well worth hearing. "Proving Grounds" sets out to be a fun collection of songs, and that's exactly what it accomplishes. Buy this record and take a trip back to beginning of 80's.
04.03.2014 - altalena
Altalena is formed by ex-members of Rabies Caste (Earache) and Ausweis (Third Ear).
The music features a technical kink - the main instrument is an experimental guitar/bass six-string, which plays guitar and bass parts simultaneously.
The band is still at the beginning of the road, preparing to record its first release.
04.03.2014 - MetalDoomMaster
Their sound has an identity of their own. This does not sound like the average re-hashed death metal, they try new things. Last week they released their second full length- Dødsverk.
03.03.2014 - schlakt
They are about to release their second studio album, and have streamed two songs from it already on youtube, which both of them have a very interesting blend between black metal and hardcore. Their first release has a more chaotic and math influence in it. Would be really cool for them to get some recognition because i believe they can become big!
03.03.2014 - toxx87
Masterminded by Asgeir Mickelson, this Norwegian supergroup will release their first album sometime in 2014. The bands line-up is:
Asgeir Mickelson - Guitar
Trym - Drums
ICS Vortex - Vocals
Carl August Tidemann - Solo guitar
Ihsahn - Keyboards
Sareeta - Violin
Lars K. Norberg - Bass
Vibeke Stene - Soprano