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!".
16.05.2009 - ShadowCross
A very heavy technical prog metal and screamo band from the United States that have become very well known since the release of As The Roots Undo, their second album.
The next unreleased album contains the tracks Ritual of Names parts 1 and 2. These have a very prog and doomy feel to them.
11.09.2012 - Uldreth
Wouldn't call it doom really, just post-hardcore/screamo. Which isn't really metal. Nevertheless this one has LOTS of grindcore elements in it so I guess they have a place here, about as much as any hardcore band featured already. And also awesome band!
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.
15.09.2016 - Thomas Vee
2011 founded Zombie Rodeo played straigt forward Rockish style music until 2016 when lead vocalist Tiina Parkkima left the band and Finlands 'old' Metal-Grandpa Thomas Vee joined the group. The new 5 track ep, to be released on 18.11.2016 (http://www.recordshopx.com/single/zombie_rodeo/cult_leader/) is in new direction, heavier,darker and of course new drummer Mikko Mustonen who also plays in Enthrope gives his 'heavy' command to the drums.
If you wish to receive an review copy of the ep, please throw me a pm..
- Thomas Vee -
14.09.2016 - Hex_Omega
Quicksand is an American post-hardcore band from New York City, founded in 1990. Their debut self-titled EP was followed by two major label albums, Slip and Manic Compression. Quicksand's sound has been compared to that of post-hardcore bands Fugazi and Helmet. The band supported their releases with extensive touring but fell short of the mainstream success anticipated by their labels. These factors and internal stress led them to separate first in 1995 and again in 1999 following a failed year-and-a-half reunion. In June 2012, Quicksand reunited for a special one-night performance and since has been playing additional live shows. The band has reportedly been working on new material.
13.09.2016 - Korpi
Awesome 90's second wave sound. Very active in the Detroit scene. Played with Vektor at this event http://www.metalstorm.net/events/event.php?event_id=79133 . Played with Sauron at multiple gigs the most recent 9/20/2016 at Hamtrack MI. Regularly play at Berserker Fest. Released 4 demos and an EP through their own distro "In Satan's Custody Records".
12.09.2016 - expired_utopia
Expired Utopia was born from a mutual love of power metal, and takes queues from Bands like Symphony X, Iced Earth and Control Denied. The tracking for this EP we just released was recorded with great care and many hours of dedication to the music. It is also self financed. Comprised of members from Dissolution, Endless Chaos and Eyam, Expired Utopia has a vast and unique style of Power Metal ranging from symphonic to progressive and everything else in between. From Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada this project is ambitious and will continue to create music.
12.09.2016 - hammerpunch
KREHATED is a swedish band formed in Stockholm, Sweden in 2011 with former members of Chaosbringer, Between The Silence and Vapenlicens.
KREHATED's debut album, 'The Venomous Mind' makes sure to deliver aggressive, heavy and groove oriented metal that would make anyone a hard time not to move their bodies to. Twelve fast paced songs with heavy riffing and rhythmic drum beats with lyrics that touches various sensitive subjects of the current world.
The album will contain a total of thirteen songs and be released through SixOneSix Music.
"The Venomous Mind" was recorded in the bands own studio "JV Studios" in Stockholm, Sweden and produced by the band themselves. The album was mixed and mastered by Christian Svedin (The Unguided, Vildhjarta, Imminence). The album artwork was created by local talented artist Tomas Lacke and various designs such as additional artwork and logos was made by portugese artist Gustavo Sazes and Henrik Englund (Scarpoint, Amaranthe). The album also includes a guest appearance by vocalist Richard Sjunnesson (The Unguided, former Sonic Syndicate) on the track "The Parasite".
KREHATED plays somewhat of a groove oriented metal that sees elements from bands such as Slipknot, Chimaira, Korn, Devildriver, Hatebreed and Lamb of God blend together for a heavy mixture of various metal sub genres.
11.09.2016 - gale_lega
Post-metal/sludge band from Zagreb, Croatia since 2012. Hesperian Death Horse is a narrator of psychedelic, nihilistic poetry of everyday stumbling from death to birth and between. Mrtav, Croatian for the word 'dead', is the first of a planned trilogy of releases, recorded in reverse order encompassing the human life cycle. Živ ('Alive' will see the light of day in 2017). HDH are on European Tour in October this year.
11.09.2016 - Risto
Psychework (officially formed in 2012 I guess) consists of established musicians from the Jyväskylä area, driving forces being Antony Parviainen and J-V Hintikka formerly of Machine Men. Their debut album The Dragon's Year is actually pretty good.
11.09.2016 - Tuonelan
Their 2015 EP -- Aphotic Veil -- has received a lot of positive reviews (see No Clean Singing and Metal Observer, for example). Another collaboration from Jari Lindholm of Enshine and Slumber.
19.09.2016 - Zaphod
I'm surprised they aren't even on MS yet considering the love for Jari Lindholm by many people here.
10.09.2016 - AtomicSchnitzel
B.V.D.K is a post-black / industrial black metal band from Nancy, France. The band is soon going to release its debut EP "Virgin Summer", and is currently recording its debut album.
EP recorded at La Main Noire studio, by Benjamin Marchal (Déluge).
10.09.2016 - Liligothspirit
Stoner / Sludge band from Hamburg, Germany, founded in 2014 by vocalist Mona Miluski. They released an EP in 2014, and their debut album "Scars & Crosses" on Svart Records in June 2016.
The band has played and toured in many european countries, and were tour support for bands like Ahab, Crowbar or Elder.
10.09.2016 - Korpi
Band is no longer active so no new updates will be required by the MS staff.
Signed by STF records http://www.stf-records.de
Released two full length albums with STF: "Love Is A Grave" 2002, "First Truth Last Breath" 2003, and an EP "Grave New World" in 2005; in addition to two demos in "Lilith" 2000 and "The Prophet" 2001.
09.09.2016 - Iamgubbler
They may not be as heavy as they use to be, but they deserve recognition for the movement they started in the US with their 2005 release: Vheissu. Hold Fast Hope is a Metal Storm worthy track. Vheissu is a Metal Storm worthy record. Thrice is a Metal Storm worthy band.
They also have enough of a following to bring a new stream of traffic through the site.