00:05 - Maco If he wasn't a spambot or a prick, then why would you ban him? :p
00:05 - Opethian So this idiot missed out on Fallujah. Didnt know they were touring with Black Dahlia and I decided not to go. Serves me right I suppose :/
23:51 - psykometal Totalban doesn't do it automagically because not everybody we ban are spambots, and not everybody we ban was always a prick or whatever, so we don't feel it necessary to delete all of their comments from all over the site.
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!
12.05.2016 - PhilPach
Flatulated released their new album though Band Camp and it's entitled "Bowel Hymnary". Nine tracks of brutal old school death metal with plenty of creative genre mixing to keep it interesting throughout the album.
Here's what one reviewer had to say about it.
Slamophiliac - "Of all the old school death metal revivalism going on in recent years, this is the best to come out of it. Creative, humorous and all around well made, it is a hidden gem of the underground. Favorite track: Balls To The Wall."
1. Human Crop Field 4:05
2. Ass Maggots 5:04
3. Balls To The Wall 5:39
4. Vultuous 4:04
5. Impacation Of The Bowels 2:36
6. Death Queen 4:48
7. Melodious Keistering 3:44
8. Forced Sodomy 4:19
9. Party Time 3:23
The album includes two covers of classic songs such as Accept's "Balls To The Wall" And 45 Grave's original "Party Time". Their "Zombie Version" of this song was featured in the cult classic movie The Return Of The Living Dead.
11.05.2016 - Kais
..It so happened that during the autumn of 2003, four relatively alcoholised friends from the great city of Kokkola (situated on the westcoast of Finland) found themselves on a drinking-binge once again. Eventually their conversation, or drunken blabber, touched upon the subject of music. And as musicians often do when they're wasted, the four friends decided to start a coverband, covering the likes of Pantera & Slayer among others.... Much to their own surprise, the talks actually were remembered the next day, so our anti-heroes had no choice but to gather at a rehearsal place and get the party started. This union of booze and great music continued for some weeks, until one morning when the boys realised they'd actually written a couple of songs during the previous nights beerfueled hazyness. Eventually some more songs emerged and it was time for a demo. Mental Care Foundation was the name the boys settled for and by the end of 2003 they had a 4-track demo on their hand. Nothing much came of that, so in the spring of 2004 the MCF dudes entered a local studio with enough songs to record an album, and some weeks later their debut album was finished. The music was strongly influenced by Pantera, Slayer and Testament. Towards the end of 2004 the guys secured a deal with Low Frequency Records and in the spring of 2005 their debut album Alcohol Anthems was released. Due to other engagements the summer flew by without much happening but in October ' 05 the group met up again and decided it was time to do something. Studio 57 was booked for a total of 6 days (in two sessions) and equipped with tons of booze, a few riffs and the fear of God the guys started to bash it out. The spring of 2006 saw the release of the promo called The Holy Bastards which was sent all over the place yet yielded no response worth mentioning. As we know from before the summertime means drinking time for these guys but finally in the autumn of 2006, MCF found a new label to put out their 2nd album on and the latest in the grapevine says there will even be some shows coming up.........join us while this story still unfolds.
11.05.2016 - axesims
The band has a long history and has many releases. In the late 80's, the band released a full length album on Azra International Records titled "Blessing in the Skies" and the shaped picture disc "The Vision" with the same label. Other releases in the 80's and early 90's include "Slave to the Blade", "Death Before Dishonor", and "5 Demons". The band ended in 93, but in 99 Unisound Records released a best of titled "Axemaster & The Awakening - 1985-1995" and then the same label re-released "Death Before Dishonor". In 2006, Burning Star Records re-released "Blessing in the Skies" on CD. The band was brought back in 2010, signed with Pure Steel Records, and in 2015 released the full length album "Overture to Madness". The band is currently active and working on a new album. The band's official website is www.axemasterofficial.com
08.05.2016 - Tagträumer
"WASSERMANNS FIEBERTRAUM is a band of four musicians, originated in late 2011. Claiming to express pure and rough feelings such as sadness, pain, love and childish naivety, it communicates through sound and images and thus creating a space for the listener alone..."
08.05.2016 - Tagträumer
About themselves: "Rose Hill Drive is a rock n roll band. People who say they like Rose Hill Drive often say they like old school rock n roll, but the may also say they like drugs, and Rose Hill Drive doesn't know anything about those drugs."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjzFH52sRYw | https://soundcloud.com/rose-hill-drive
06.05.2016 - Kinski
Because it's a great teutonic Thrash Metal Band in the vein of Kreator & Exodus. They released their great 2nd Album "Venomizer" on Violent Creek Records in the End of 2015. It's not the same Band called "Traitor" which released "A Traitor Like Judas" which is in the Database.
04.05.2016 - Andreas
German metal band with (only) two releases so far. First one was some sort of metal opera, Tobias Sammet and Chity Somapala were among the guests. Second one was released recently.
Check out their song Trace of Fate on Youtube, and then check their facebook page. Only 212 likes at this moment... :P
04.05.2016 - LazorGuns
From Ashes to New was formed (fittingly) from the ashes of several local bands from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Their primary goal is to refresh and reinvigorate the once-thought-to-be-dead nu metal genre. Though primarily rooted in nu metal, other influences are brought in to create a harder-edged variation of the sound. These include hip-hop, post-hardcore, hard rock, electronic music, alternative rock, alternative metal, metalcore, and heavy metal. They don't have a DJ, but they use electronica much in the same way that many nu metal bands utilized record scratches.
Influences vary between hip-hop acts such as Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Eminem, 2Pac, and DMX, to rock/metal acts such as Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Alice in Chains, and Korn, in addition to Skrillex.
Through their use of social media and extensive touring, they have quickly garnered an increasingly large fanbase and much acclaim for their style of music. Their single "Through It All" became a #6 hit on the mainstream rock charts. Their debut album Day One charted at #53 on the Billboard charts, not bad for a such a young metal bands' debut, and are expected to grow even further as time goes on.
02.05.2016 - bddidier
A Symphonic Black Metal band from France, with enough originality to distance themselves from bands like Emperor, Anorexia Nervosa, or Dimnu Borgir for example. Not a clean vocal in sight. They had a demon in 2009, and just released their first album Eschatonizer.
Already reviewed positively in a couple of online sites like metal-archives, metalkingdom (if you read Korean...).
Available on bandcamp
15.05.2016 - Virgile
Excellent band ! Definitely worth a listen and its place on the site.
01.05.2016 - blackmat
Storm Seeker, founded in 2013, plays Pirate Folk Metal. After over 30 successful concert in different cities in German, the band just released their first EP Pirate Scum via Aeterna Records.
01.05.2016 - AFF1969
Released two albums in the late 80's "Party With God" and "Too Cool To Pray" Party With God is a pure underground classic and features Gary Wendt of Skinlab, Release and The Ghost Next Door Fame.
30.04.2016 - LazorGuns
Issues was formed in 2011 after vocalist Tyler Carter was fired from his former band Woe, Is Me due to creative differences, and co-vocalist Michael Bohn left WIM soon after. They stated that their goal was to mix metal with Top 40 music in the same way that nu metal mixed metal with hip-hop music.
They've been successful thus far. Their debut 2012 EP Black Diamonds cracked the Top 100 on the albums charts, and their debut 2014 self-titled album debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 (an extremely impressive feat for a metal band). They are set to release their sophomore album Headspace in May 2016. Their mixture of metalcore, nu metal, pop music, and as well as anything else they can think of has made them one of the biggest names in the modern metalcore scene. For that reason, I think they should be included on this website.
28.04.2016 - Valis_Ablaze
Valis Ablaze have announced a new line up for 2016 with Phil Owen (Ex-Orion, Devu) and Kieran Hogerty (Embodiment) joining the line up. They will be releasing a 6 track EP produced by Drewsif Stalin (USA based) and a music video later this year for their 2016 PR campaign. Valis Ablaze are set to hit the UK strong, after reshaping their sound, with their next appearance at the Manchester Tech Fest (UK) all day event. Check out their facebook site for further information and links to previously released music. They are highly active on social media and promote their partners within in the music industry.
28.04.2016 - FedeGervan
First of all, hello, im bassist from this band im submitting. My name is Federico, i've been a MS follower for over 7 years.
This site helped me to discover an enormous number of new bands, which, otherwise I wouldn't achieve to do. I like to think that site like this one help to bring down some barriers regarding music diffusion. I've always been very fond of how news, articles and information its managed here. Therefore, I'd like my band to appear here.. maybe someone from a remote place can access my band info, listen it and maybe like it or not.
We are approaching our work as professional as we can. Making it our first priority in life. It's been 7 years since we formed, at first slowly, but growing a lot these last 3 years. We edited 2 LPs (2014 and 2016), and a couple of EPs. We have a lot to share, and a lot more to come. We offer a modern type of metal, diverse, engulfing a lot of styles. We started as an english singing band, but turned into a spanish one time ago for a couple of reasons.
We have great material to share with metalheads around the world and I think internet (and proper sites) are the way to shorten those distances that otherwise (at least for the moment) are impassible for us.
Last but not least, I see few bands from my country in here. Argentina has so many talented bands growing up at this precise moment that makes me sad that sometimes we don't get the chance to show it properly.
I'll leave some links If you wish to go deeper on what we are doing
Instagram (quite new): https://www.instagram.com/against.metal/
Thanks for reading
(Sorry if my english presents some errors)
28.04.2016 - acaj
It was an important band in 90' and 00' in Brazil. They have three albums released, the last one by Masque Records record label.
See the link: http://www.masquerecords.com/#!scars-souls/cct5
27.04.2016 - Bzzz
They've just released their first full length (72 minutes!), a concept album about enlightenment, eastern philosophy and quantum physics. They sounds like Cult Of Luna, Mastodon and Tool.
26.04.2016 - tishalegendre
Because is high quality argentine thrash! For export!
Serpentor is an historic band that has been playing since 1999. They have five studio albums, one EP, and live footage released on DVD. The next May will give a show in a major city hall, on the occasion of the reissue of their first album.
24.04.2016 - diamondblack
Founded in 2012 by guitarist and composer Michael Alexander, UNIVERSAL MIND PROJECT began as a collaborative project between musicians from all around the globe to finally shape into a band with a solid nucleus consisting of Elina Laivera and Henrik Båth [Darkwater] on vocals, Michael Alexander on guitars and growls and Alex Landenburg [Luca Turilli's Rhapsody] on drums.
Members: ''The Jaguar Priest'' OUT APRIL 29th 2016 by Inner Wound Recordings. Featuring: Elina Laivera - Vocals | Henrik Båth [Darkwater] - Vocals | Michael Alexander - Guitars, Growl Vocals | Alex Landenburg [Luca Turilli's Rhapsody] - Drums. Including stunning performances from Mark Jansen (EPICA), Nils K. Rue (Pagan's Mind), Mike Lepond (Symphony X) and more!