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!".
01.07.2015 - ManiacBlasphemer
Not quite a metal band, but seeing that other hard rock or glam bands are featured, I do not see why these guys shouldn't be here. Great White is one of the better bands from that thoroughly commercial movement of the 80s.
13.06.2012 - AlexisCroze
Corvus is a Melodic Metal band from Ukraine. They released their debut album "Raven Rising" in 2012.
28.09.2015 - diamondblack
Royal Corvus band was formed in September 2005 and the first band name was Corvus. The name was borrowed from Latin, it translates - the Raven. It is a symbol of the wisdom in most ancient religions of the world. Raven is a carrier of souls across the River of Eternity and a binding link between the fragile edge of the World of Shadows and the World of the Living. Initially, the Corvus band was created as a melodic symphonic gothic metal project, but in the process of development and quality growth joins itself the best of the different trends and styles of rock. Now Royal Corvus band has created more than thirty Russian and English-language songs. Song's sound is very different: from romantic ballads to hard and progressive rock. And nobody of the listeners will not remain indifferent, because everyone will find something in this music for themselves. All this different musical styles are merged in one unique style - Corvus style. Besides his own works band plays covers of classic rock and pop songs. During its long history Royal Corvus band many times was engaged in various kinds of rock and bike festivals in Kharkov, and outside it. The Royal Corvus band received invitations and performed in support to rock stars as: Master, Sergey Mavrin, Epidemia, Catharsis, and vocalist of the legendary bands Rainbow and Deep Purple - Joe Lynn Turner. April 28, 2012 the Corvus band has presented their debut album - Raven Rising. October 24, 2012 Royal Corvus was official support group of SCORPIONS in Kharkov as part of the farewell tour "FINAL STING TOUR" .
23.03.2016 - SYCON
We got a full length cd as required. It'd be a great honour to be featured on this site. Here you can find some info:
Sycon bears just one thing in mind with their music - Total Havoc!
Brutal guitar riffs, versatile vocals, stomping beats and atmospheric synths defines the music, all while retaining their melodic metal roots.
Groove Factor Guaranteed!
Sycon was founded in 2009 at Oranienburg, north of Berlin. 2011 they released their first demo EP "Sniper's Poem". 2012 they moved to Berlin-Köpenick and had a fundamental member change. 2013 the only remaining member guitarist Moe joined with Jay from the Philippines as lead guitarist. They released the single "I'm the One" featuring Aurelia's Turm singer Marcel and Declamatory's drummer Fabi. In the End of the year Jay and Moe joined force with drummer Tobi, who was playing the davul and various percussion at the medieval group Obscuratis. Shorty after bassist Lars joined Sycon. 2014 they released the single "Downer" with female singer Seline. In early 2015 they finally found their permanent frontman Daniel, which worked before with Ill Kommodity and as rapper KoH Kain and is known as streamer KæinPlay. In spring 2015 they released the first single "Bulletstorm" of their debut album and played shows such as the Rocktreff open air festival in Berlin and as support for The Vision Bleak. Their self-tilted first album was released on March 27th 2016.
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.
04.10.2011 - Vindicator
Because it's one of the most exceptional synth/prog/metal bands in Baltic region. It strongly resembles music that of Riverside, Mechanical Poet + some great ambient spices.
USA / Avantgarde/Experimental Metal / 4 comments
16.09.2010 - Die Hacker [PT]
Amazing avantgarde band i've discovered recently, mixing jazz, slow & fast tempos with a thrashy druming and almost no vocals besides occasional screams, these guys will for sure deliver for avangarde metal fans!
04.12.2010 - Uirapuru
Oh my god this has to be here! To complete John Zorn's in the collection =P +1000
26.02.2016 - ZÖN
Always considered them metal. Leng t'che for christ sake. Painkiller is (was) pretty metal too
09.09.2016 - Ganondox
Not sure if strictly metal, more punk jazz, but they still belong here.
Iran / Alternative/Progrssive Metal / 3 comments
01.10.2009 - Wrathreaver
Traumeta has released their first debut demo in 2008, containing 4 songs. Their upcoming album will be released in January 2010.
02.10.2009 - JD
well i support Persian bands, me waiting there 2010 album +1
11.03.2015 - psykometal
Do they even have an album out yet? Link me to it in PM if so.
07.12.2014 - Holyhell
Amazing musician producing music of the future. An artist and composer with such skills should definitely be on metalstorm, as people deserve to know about him and he deserves to be known to the people.
08.10.2011 - powa_emanuel
Adrián Barilari with the keyboardist Hugo Bistolfi, who also left Rata Blanca in 1994, form Alianza, with many musicians sessions, which were the only members permanently was Barilari and Bistolfi. The duo explore ballads sound with more keyboard presence than Rata Blanca. Alianza did not have much impact in Argentina, but in other Latin American countries.They edited three albums Sueños del Mundo (1994), Alianza (1997), and Huellas (1999).
06.03.2016 - diamondblack
Innate Concept's musical identity is rooted in the Progressive Metal genre - and the word "progression" is to be taken literally. Innate Concept strives to incorporate elements, instruments and ideas normally not found in classic Progressive Metal. The newest album "Sunset In Our Eyes" combines elements from electronica and classical elements into a whole new and unique sound. A multitude of synthesizers create the atmosphere, color and texture, the mighty Taiko drum ensemble delivers power, groove and impact, while the Armenian Duduk conjures up ethereal melodies, adding yet another layer to the rich-bodied symphonic orchestra. A piano and various acoustic guitars are another integral part of melodic storytelling and quite frequently intertwine with other instruments. All of this takes place planted firmly on the foundation of thundering drums, shredding guitars and a nasty, angry bass. Innate Concept's music is challenging, demanding, cunning, powerful, intense, yet so delicate and fragile. Be prepared, for it will demand your full attention - and it will surprise you if you dare a listen. Debut album can be purchased at http://www.innateconcept.com/shop/
26.11.2012 - BaneConall
Progressive Metal band in the vein of The Human Abstract's Digital Veil album without the harsh vocals. Their debut album Reticence: The Musical has already been released. Definitely worth a listen.
16.12.2011 - TheMahan11
Band 23 is a new name in Croatian scene. Band has recorded their debut MCD and self released it in 66 limited copies. I've watched their short trailer and it sounds very interesting. It is definitely something new...
Today - Witch Meadow
Rhode Island's WITCH MEADOW fought tooth and nail through the '90s during a period where heavy metal was no longer the powerhouse genre it had been the previous decade. The fact that they were isolated from the influential New York and New Jersey metal scenes helped the group craft tunes that successfully merged styles without fear of outside pressure.
Even with the deck stacked against them, WITCH MEADOW were still able to deliver two amazing independent releases: 1995's When Midnight Falls and 1997's Down Eternity's Hall. Featuring equal bits of classic metal and early power metal combined with a hard rock crunch akin to vintage Mötley Crüe, WITCH MEADOW were definitely forging their own path. The band also had the habit of inviting their die-hard local fans to their practice space to watch them perform due to a lack of local venues supporting heavy metal acts. The group always found a way to get their music heard
25.09.2016 - 3rdWorld
Cuz they play a really good southern rock-tinged death/doom with supremely epic riffage. Oh and one of the guys in the band is named Sir Gusmo Husmo Chusmo. Now thats metulll! \m/
24.09.2016 - João Pirucas
New supergroup featuring members of Mastadon, Alice In Chains, Dillinger Escape Plan, (ex) The Mars Volta and Dethklok. This band is kind of heavy and with this line-up, it should definitely be featured on MetalStorm.
24.09.2016 - M C Vice
Since it's no longer blacklisted, I'm gonna suggest it. They sound similar to Rage Against The Machine, and there's other Nu bands on here. Plus they're just awesome. (sorry, forgot to capitalize the B)
24.09.2016 - 3rdWorld
This could make for some very interesting discussion and entries in the bottom albums of all time here. Definitely should be added.
25.09.2016 - Metal God
Limp Bizkit on this site? Really?
23.09.2016 - NathyR
Once a vision back in 1997 that turned into an allegiance in 2009 then to a final transformation in 2014. This group of men have chosen to portrait the vision that dominates their imagination and completely share it with the world. A fine morph of middle eastern sounds with some grinding riffs and some wailing grunts will be sure to send you to outer space.
23.09.2016 - LilianaAdelina
They should be on metalstorm because the band combines the classical folk metal approach with traditional romanian elements and sequences of modern metal. The first four singles have been received very well by the audience, shortly gathering over 300.000 views on YouTube. It is, therefore, no surprise that the band had been nominated to the title "Best Metal Newcomer" during the 2015 Metalhead Awards, gaining the second place. The band also received the second place at Jaxx Rock Battle - Cluj, Romania, wining a prize of 500 euro. The band played important festivals like Metalhead Meeting, Rockstadt Extreme Fest, Kavarna Rock Fest, Celtic Transylvania & many more, and will play at Maximum Rock Fest, this fall.
The concept "E-an-na" represent mainly a metaphysical world, in which the universal laws to which we are used to do not apply. It's a world forged for those who want to depart from this world, which is entropic and filled with negative thoughts, so they can fully focus on the things that matter, that give us a reason to live. It's a world for those wanting to follow their own way, without being distracted by little, meaningless things...
E-an-na by all means its a unique band, filled with spirituality, mysticism of Carpathian mountains and beauty of Transylvanian nature. Fans of such Romanian bands like Negură Bunget, dordeduh or Bucovina for sure will find beauty and depth in their music.
23.09.2016 - flammeimwind333
Also they are a very promising band with amazing live performances. Also they are very open to the crowd which I consider a huge advantage
USA / Alternative metal, post-grunge, nu metal, hard roc / 1 comment
22.09.2016 - VarisVtols
Staind is an Alternative metal / Nu-metal band from USA. It has been active for many years and has seven full-feature albums released. My favourite from Staind is the 2001 album "Break the Cycle".
Here's the wikipedia link on it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staind
22.09.2016 - losdosquatros
We are glad to present to you the brandnew record "Race Against Time" by Swiss Symphonic Metal Band Deep Sun.
To get a quick impression, check out following video links:
Deep Sun - The Believer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fd07dnS8Xw
Deep Sun - For Eternity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsWCYWNO1iE
It is our intention to bring this release to international attention. Therefore we would be glad to read a review in your valued magazine.
If a review is published, we would appreciate a short note from you about it on our official mail address.
You can download all necessary data to "Race Against Time" by using following guest account on Swiss file sharing service mydrive.ch:
Full album in mp3 format
Band Pictures and full booklet
Complete band history
Released on September 8th, the album is available on http://www.cede.ch/de/music/?view=detail&branch%5Fsub=0&id=323696&branch=1 as well as the band's website http://www.deep-sun.com/index.php/de/shop and very soon on various download-portals.
If you need any further information, feel free to contact us.
Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Pascal Töngi & Tobias Brutschi
Schweizer Booking Label
21.09.2016 - PtrickHinz
Dear guys at metalstorm,
I would like you introduce aeons end - a fairly new progressive metal band from Germany - to you. They just have released their debut ep IMAGO on September 15th, which contains 6 songs. They describe their music as progressive metal or post metal and people probably will be reminded on bands like Tesseract, Textures or The Contortionist. The songs combine memorable melodies with impulsive grooves and offer a variety of profound, melancholic, depressed and sometimes promising vibes.
IMAGO is available for streaming on the following platforms:
Google Play: http://bit.ly/IMAGO_googleplay
Microsoft Groove: http://bit.ly/IMAGO_mircosoftgroove
It would be awesome, if you could mention the EP on your site or even write a review about IMAGO.
Thank you guys in advance,
aeons end on the web:
24.09.2016 - icedmetal57
They're a fairly unknown band from Azerbaijan that could use some love. They're a melodeath band that uses some piano. They've released 2 albums so far on their bandcamp page. Idk what what else I should say. Just give them a listen.
20.09.2016 - JamieCoughlan
Partholón is based on a semi fictional character represented in Irish history & mythology. He is said to have spearheaded the second settlement of Ireland (Muintir Partholóin). He engaged in the first battle on Irish soil against the Fomorians, whom he defeated. His settlement is said to have embraced change and prospered for many years. He killed both his wifes dog & lover after tasting him on her lips. The settlement was eventually said to be decimated by plague inside a single week. No God, just life, and then, Death.
Sounds like a good enough reason to me.
17.09.2016 - loudman
In a time when most Metal bands are satisfied with copying other Metal bands, and when the "scene" has become more important that the music itself, Brooding Herd has set out to challenge and inspire the listener.
16.09.2016 - lemmykilmr
Despite their short career and cult status, Joy Division have exerted a wide-reaching influence. John Bush of AllMusic argues that Joy Division "became the first band in the post-punk movement by [...] emphasizing not anger and energy but mood and expression, pointing ahead to the rise of melancholy alternative music in the '80s. The band's dark and gloomy sound, which Martin Hannett described in 1979 as "dancing music with Gothic overtones", presaged the gothic rock genre. While the term "gothic" originally described a "doomy atmosphere" in music of the late 1970s, the term was soon applied to specific bands like Bauhaus that followed in the wake of Joy Division and Siouxsie and the Banshees.
Not metal, but still very influential to the gothic rock/metal genre.
20.09.2016 - Zaphod
I love Joy Division but they have no place on this website.