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!".
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!
Brazil / Hard Rock/Heavy Metal / 2 comments
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?
United Kingdom / Melodic Hard Rock / 2 comments
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.
06.10.2011 - forest
Alexey Arzamazov is the mastermind and only remaining original member of Shadow Host. He formed the band in Moscow, 1993.
Andrey Smirnov was forced to leave in 2007 due to the time he needed to spend with his main band Everlost.
After Victor Anger's departure in 2009, original vocalist Sergey Kayumov returned. According to Shadow Host's official site, bassist Vasiliy Rumyantsev is no longer in the band, and Sergey Kayumov is again playing the bass.
07.03.2010 - FrostFlame
The Canadian rock band was popular in the late 1970s through the 1980s. Triumph began building their reputation across North America as a live band, peaking in the early 1980s as an import before interest gradually declined. Today, the power trio continue to receive radio airplay on Classic Rock stations and are perhaps best remembered for their positive message songs and their vibrant energetic concerts, complete with extravagant pyrotechnical light shows. Their popularity was extremely strong in Texas, where they first received strong radio attention; but, they were stellar standouts at California's US Festival, and garnered a considerable fan base and radio attention by regularly touring the world, especially throughout North America and Europe. Like their fellow Canadians Rush and Saga.
04.01.2011 - Marcelb7
If Journey and Rush are on this site, so should Triumph. Rik Emmett is a guitar god!
22.01.2012 - malymich
this band definitely deserves place on this site!
15.09.2014 - Kitharistas87
I agree that this band deserves place on this site. It's one of the finest hard rock/progressive rock bands of Canada.
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).
21.04.2011 - RaquelSenra
AraPacis (Ara-Patches) is a female fronted metal band hailing from Montreal, Canada. Formed in 2003 by guitarist Jerry Fielden, their main goal was to re-create some of the orignal aspects of 1970's Hard Rock and Progressive Rock and fuse it together with early 21st Century Progressive, Doom & Gothic Metal to make an interesting metal hybrid. Their debut album ''So Many Leapers'' was released in April of 2006. and their second album ''Consequences Of Dreams'' was released on October 5, 2009. The band is now working on their 3rd album.
22.04.2011 - Jerryfie
AraPacis is more Classic/Prog Metal than Metalcore, AraPacis has shared the stage with The Agonist, Raven and Anvil, amongst other bands.
14.12.2013 - Syk
Not metalcore... somethin' else. Appeared with the closing track on this femme-metal (voices) compilation http://www.metalstorm.net/bands/album.php?album_id=32808 Third album 'Netherworld' released end of 2011 on Ravenheart Music, and 'Déjà-Vu' EP self-released at end of March, this year (now available for free DL from the band's site, along with about six other older songs) (it appears DV EP is 4 re-recordings of older songs - so you can hear So Many Leapers' title-track twice, and find the advances they've made over 7 years)
Today - MadSlayer
Former Megadeth members Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover have officially revealed that their new band will be called Act of Defiance. The metal outfit also features vocalist Henry Derek, who previously sang for Scar the Martyr, and Shadows Fall bassist Matt Bachand. The band has inked a deal with Metal Blade Records.
Today - Atreju
Divine Weep has been formed in 1995 as a black metal band, gaining recognition both in the country and outside of it. During the years of inactivity the band's style evolved into classic heavy metal in the vein of giants such as Iron Maiden and Helloween. The band came back to life in 2010 with a bundle of new songs and recruited new members, getting a new chance to shine among Poland's metal scene, which resulted in a lot of gigs including those supporting bands such as Hunter, Turbo and Blaze Bayley (ex-Iron Maiden). Divine Weep released two demos and one full lenght album "Age of the Immortal" (2013) and now is preparing to record the new album "Tears of the Ages". The session is planned for March 2015 in the well-known Hertz Studio (Vader, Behemoth, Decapitated). The sound will be engineered by Piotr Polak and Sławek Wiesławski, the mixing and mastering process will be handled by Wojtek Wiesławski.
Check out the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHpaAQpq1rU
Today - Nordvis
Getting excellent press from big musical publications with Stereogum naming them on their list of the month for February, Noisey (Vice) booking exclusive full-album streaming rights etc for the album due to release on March 30th.
26.02.2015 - AndreAshes
Goblet of Ashes are a one-person Canadian extreme Metal band. The band have been active since April 29th, 2014. Goblet have one release, "Phlegethon Empire". The band are working on more projects. An EP is in the works, a cover song as well, possibly a couple demo tracks to be released sometime this year. The band are underground with an underground label.
26.02.2015 - diamondblack
DeifieD is an Epic, Heavy, Power metal band formed in September 2012 by Nikos Maheras (Lead Guitar), Makis Petritsis (Bass Guitar), and Aris (Drums). After several lineup changes on lead guitars, Spyros D. joined forces on March 2013.
24.02.2015 - Ilidian
Brezno is one of the first and most successful folk metal bands in Slovenia. They have just released a widely acclaimed album Kri, which has cemented them at the top of Slovenian metal scene. They have played many international concerts including the Bloodstock festival. They are a very promising band and deserve to be on this page if for nothing else in order to help spread Slovenian folk metal into the world.
24.02.2015 - diamondblack
Obzerv is a metal band from Rethymno (Crete), formed in late 2011. Musical influences? A little bit of HxC, Thrash, a couple of blast-beats here & there, occasionally "scream-my-lungs-out" vocals, all played with a progressive perspective! They have released a self-financed 3-song promo (Promo 2012), and in the summer of 2014 their selftitled album came via Trailblazer Records. So far they have shared the stage with bands such as SepticFlesh, Rotting Christ and Grave Digger among others..
23.02.2015 - Mike Of Mordor
I want Winter's Wake to be on metal storm because they personally asked me to do a review about their EP "Yellow Moon". I was able to write an awesome review and no other website has them.
22.02.2015 - Nickferatu367
a very unique band with odd song structures and techniques, utilizing a wide range of vocal styles and lyrical topics. despite numerous line up changes in the 4 year existence of the band, they have stayed together and stayed strong in a difficult region for underground, original music.
20.02.2015 - diamondblack
Albra is a band of Metal Christian Curitiba, Paraná . The band consists of brothers Alan Braga in Guitar and Voice - author of all the lyrics and arrangements of compositions that comprise the disk - Abraham Braga in the Lower and Angelo Braga Keyboard .
The band's first album was produced by Felipe Andreoli (Angra ) and co -produced by Alan Braga and Thiago Bianchi, who also contributed vocals on the song " Cronus Or Kairos " . With the participation of Marcelo Moreira ( Almah ) and guitarist Sol Perez .
19.02.2015 - R-Boxma
This band was a key element in Australia back in the 90's who toured and supported big bands such as Slayer and Machine Head. At their peak in relation to the metal scene at that time Allegiance had an original sound of incredible energy distinctive from other big bands. Allegiance was a HUGE staple in the Australian metal scene, I myself and the majority of Australian metal-heads would clearly acknowledge and honour such a great leader who represented the Australian metal scene to the world of metal! Thanks for reading.
Two studio albums: D.E.S.T.I.T.U.T.I.O.N (1994) - Skinman (1996)
More info: Google search, Wikipedia, Youtube.
18.02.2015 - Jasna25
This is band with big potential. They played a lot of concerts with bands: Spatial, Nonamen, Sixpounder, Paradygmat, Hajva, Horrorscope, The Bill, Alcoholica and support polish and abroad stars: Proletaryat, Antimatter and Tarja Turunen.
18.02.2015 - engagechad
Engage should be on Metal Storm because Engage was a great Power Metal band and people need to know about them. Engage tunes are lyrically creative, melodic, dynamic, fast, complex and interesting. It's good stuff!
18.02.2015 - diamondblack
Salythia's main goal is to shred and kick ass, plain and simple. They don't care for the fame, they don't care for the money, they care for the music, the fans, and the experience of performing live in front of a roaring crowd.
Salythia gives what the metalheads want, including ripping solos, relentless guitar riffs, mosh pits, pure aggression, a strong live presence, intricate songwriting, and a pulsating power that will punch you in the mouth and infect your mind.
All the members derive from different backgrounds of metal music theory, but the fact that they can all come together as one unit to create a unique and signature style is worth noting, and worth seeing for yourself.