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!".
03.02.2012 - Imtholiel
Imtholiel is a new band and they are working on their single and album in these days. Their songs are mainly about fantasy worlds and stories with power metal sound and female vocals. Their single will be available soon and they have covers from different styles on their sites.
29.06.2013 - Nimlot
-1 A lot of accounts must have been created just to bump up this shameless act of self-promotion...
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.
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.
08.10.2012 - sentinel65
A modern throwback to the late '60s pre-metal movement. They perfectly combine psychedelic rock, doom metal, and horror themed lyrics for adventurous albums. They're popularity has been growing and growing.
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.
01.03.2013 - .:Nataras:.
Because i think we will see more good songs from them, and when i have heard their released songs which can be found on their Facebook page, i decided to promote them and help them to register their Band on well known metal forums and sites.
and i know they have not released an album yet, but will be release soon :))
08.07.2013 - SSM
I just listened to their music, they have the passion and enough skills. Looking forward to their debut.
25.07.2013 - LeKiwi
Songwriting needs a bit of work but they certainly have talent.
28.07.2013 - psykometal
Needs to release a full length.
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.
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.
17.08.2012 - Vahumana.az
Traumatic is an iranian progressive metal band , formed in 2007 with the following members :Babak Emadian(guitars & bass)Shahab Fattahi(guitars)
TRAUMATIC HAS 2 ALBUMS:
1-Point of Rupture 2010
2-From a Void 2012
05.01.2013 - SSM
Superb performance + well-written instrumental songs. Definitely deserves a page here on MS. The Facebook link is incorrect, you can check the band correct page in the following link: https://www.facebook.com/traumatic.band. Also, the band name is "Traumatic", it's misspelled.
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.
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".
30.04.2011 - Syk
Are they at all like Meshuggah or Nevermore?
16.02.2012 - hammercs
Technical, but also melodic metal from Hungary. They sing in Hungarian, which may be a setback, but the quality definitely beats the problem! They've recently released their third album, and have developed a name for themselves in Europe.
Syk: Yes, in the beginning, they were like Meshuggah, but since, incorporated lots of clean vocals and proggy stuff.
12.07.2013 - qlacs
It's a problem that WMD still not featured on MS. :P
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.
03.06.2011 - ForlornSky
This band, although primarily Metalcore, deserves to be here by virtue of the sheer talent they have. They are truly remarkable and musically are amazing. They offer something new to the genre and fuse a lot of different styles together. They have 2 albums and deserve a place in Metal Storm database.
10.06.2011 - BlckMtlMelodies
Great sound. I'm having a crisis as they self refer as "Christian Metal"...what to do? +1
20.08.2012 - Uldreth
Very similiar to the neoclassical guitar playing in The Human Abstract, these guys are incredible. +1
12.12.2012 - Jay Bourque
Very good, the only thing core about them in my opinion are the vocals but I can look past that.
11.10.2013 - BaneConall
Their newest album Aletheia is pretty darn awesome! +1
30.11.2013 - errorcode99
religion should be completely personal blablabla... anyways, very good music!! +1
18.12.2013 - Alien1988
Algor is possibly the best black metal band from Slovak Republic. Their first album Uder pohanskeho hnevu is a classic of Slovak BM (see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBWXUPdyYLE). They released their second album Hierofania this year with some great atmospheric and aggressive tracks (see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tz_d8JRpSM8).
18.12.2013 - yeah1980
This is the band of Mike Mills (guest on Ayreon's "The Theory of Everything" album). It's basically a one-man band. They recorded a crazy amount of EP's, changing style every time, in my opinion metal is one of the main influence. Plus, a full lenght album is out and another one in on its way.
18.12.2013 - Moosh666
Fantastic Industry response has seen DESECRATOR rise quickly through the masses by capturing and keeping audience's attentions across Australia alongside such METAL greats as Forbidden, Warbringer, Mortal Sin, Hobb's Angel of Death, Macabre and Toxic Holocaust as well as desecrating audiences to devestating effect through South East Asia on the bands first international tour.
17.12.2013 - Solamors
Solamors is a newly-founded band featuring members ex-Becoming the Archetype, and Aletheian. The music is progressive melodic death metal combining complexity and technicality with listenability in the vein of Extol, Death, Carcass, Strapping Young Lad
16.12.2013 - LeKiwi
"Imagine if a death metal band embraced many of the ideas of black metal: Psychedelic tendencies, experimental and bizarrely broken-up songwriting, schizophrenic ever-shifting vocals, and harrowing atmosphere. You'd have a fucked-up take on death metal like it's rarely been heard before. This is is indeed seriously fucked-up music that constantly jars you into a new place, a new vision, a new way of hearing madness." - Austin Weber, www.nocleansinging.com.
Bandcamp page: http://theconjuration.bandcamp.com/
16.12.2013 - Serdaroth
Serdaroth is a metal project started by Milan Tasevski at the beginning of 2012. After almost 2 years recording, "Arcturus", Serdaroth's first full-length release finally came out on December 1st, 2013.
15.12.2013 - IrishNinjaGirl
1.) They are an active Christian Melodic Death Metal band. Those are five full adjectives (more than your average band).
2.) They want to be?
3.) They have a new release.
Please see our e-press kit: http://feasteternal.wix.com/epresskit
13.12.2013 - PhantomLord21
Bang Tango are a funk-influenced hard rock/glam metal band from the original 80's hair metal scene. On paper, their music sounds like it shouldn't work, but, in practice, it's actually pretty interesting to listen to, even if you're not a huge funk fan. They've released six studio albums, Psycho Café (1989), Dancin' On Coals (1991), Love After Death (1994), Ready To Go (2004), From The Hip (2006) and Pistol Whipped In The Bible Belt (2011), the last three after various attempts at returning from their disbanding in 1995 (the returns were in 1996 to 1998, 1999 and 2001 to the present day). I'd say they're worth checking out if you want to hear a hair metal band with a somewhat unique sound to them.
(Bang Tango don't have a website, but they do have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BangTangoManagement?fref=ts)
13.12.2013 - Syk
http://www.reverbnation.com/exence http://www.facebook.com/pages/EXENCE Has been compared to Death of the '90s. Formed and released an EP under the name Essence in 2000. After the name change, two interesting albums released on Punishment 18 Records: 'Tabula Rasa' half a year ago, and 'Hystrionic' 4.5 years ago to good reviews. Both have impressive artwork and the latest recording was produced by Stefano Morabito (Eyeconoclast, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour of Penance & [half?] a dozen other productions)
12.12.2013 - Syk
http://www.reverbnation.com/godyva http://www.youtube.com/godyva http://www.facebook.com/godyva.band Three albums and a demo released since 2000, the last of which 'Alien Heart' came out 9 months ago. Second album (2008, 'Planetarium') featured guest vocals from Mike Tarantino, who performed vox on half of Natron's albums (whose 2012 recording, 'Grindermeister' was released on the same label as 'Alien Heart')
12.12.2013 - Cronomaster
One-man band, that have already split-up, but have recorded some impressive music, when were active. In opposition to most DSBM bands, it's music doesn't contain many ambient elements, atmosphere is rather made, by constant, hypnotic guitar riffs. Many of it's tracks are instrumental. I think this project is worth of checking out.
12.12.2013 - Syk
Hi Fordy. The 3 "reasons" you gave, all pretty much apply to any decent band that might get suggested. What we want to be reading here is: What makes them different? Why should we look into them further, ahead of the 3000 other groups that have been suggested here? Try to pique our interest - make us want to listen to THEM!
12.12.2013 - Fordy
Diamond Eyed Princess is a French black metal band. The reason why they should be featured on Metal Storm is:
Number 1: They are Metal
Number 2: Their music is excellent and more people need to experience this awesome black metal band.
Number 3: By being on Metal Storm, I believe that their fan base will grow.
Their use of Medieval Instruments also makes this band somewhat difference to all the other black metal bands you hear. As well as their lyrical themes which involve Medieval Rituals.