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!
06.11.2015 - The V.M.93
Gorelord is a Norwegian death metal band which uses horror movie-like themes in its music. It is the one man side project of Frediablo of the band Necrophagia. Contrary to some reports, Gorelord is based in Oslo, Norway. In September 2005 Frediablo issued a statement saying he was quitting Necrophagia among all of his music projects and bands he was involved in, except for Grimfist. He was also a member of Wurdulak, Hemnur, Soul Forsaken, Ave Sathanas, Blodkrig, Deride and was a session member in Svartpest.
05.11.2015 - NickR
Greetings from Russia
It is difficult to objectively write about my own group. I will say this way. We are playing a quality groove metal. You can verify this by listening to our album and our singles.
05.11.2015 - hoegaarden
With 2 full length albums, a 3rd in the pipeline, and several EPs, this band produces quality heavy/power metal, and is popular enough to produce their latest album through crowdfunding.
04.11.2015 - diamondblack
Taking their origins from a country with a truly deep musical heritage, acclaimed young Russian metal act Gravity Rain are engaging their fanbase to support them in finishing their upcoming album "Artifacts of Balance".
Gravity Rain made its debut in May 2014 with the 3-track EP "The Shining Silence". Carefully crafted, well produced and showcasing an eclectic mix of influences including Tool, Devin Townsend, Staind and Type O Negative, the release was well received in heavy music circles.
Gravity Rain is skillfully balanced between an abundance of melody, clean, solid vocals and a fine feeling for music itself, yet retaining the power and groove of metal at its core.
03.11.2015 - diamondblack
Inspired by the new wave of progressive music, and combining a love of melody, atmosphere, and the low-end groove, Echolapse has produced a sound that is both unique in the metal community today, and accessible to listeners who may not normally listen to metal.
Having first become friends in high school after meeting in guitar class, Derek Marsh, Michael Adamik, and David Deutsch formed Echolapse several years later in the winter of 2010. At first, the material produced was thought to be too progressive and lacking something of a signature sound. After experimenting for several months, new material was written that was starting to grow into something original. Eager to have their music heard, a five-song demo was released early 2013. Although the music was well received, the band was still not satisfied with the compositional quality of the songs, and felt they perhaps rushed the finished product. Since this release, new songs have been written, and a few earlier ones improved upon, producing material that the band feels achieves their vision and meets the standards of what Echolapse represents.
After much thought, Echolapse decided to work with Aaron Smith of Envisage Audio and 7 Horns 7 Eyes to help realize their vision and mix their album. The single "Regression" was released in July 2014, and was seen as big step-up in terms of overall sound, composition, and performance from their demo the year before. The debut album, "Deadlights", is presently in the works and should be released sometime in the Summer of 2015.
02.11.2015 - Almaloka
The Wasteland Massacre is a promising Progressive Death Metal band five years of life with two LP edited and prepared the third while making brutal performances throughout Spain . It would be a great honor to appear in Metal Storm.
30.10.2015 - Marcinos27
Black Blood of the Earth is a formation devoted to what is negative and painful. It is your wicked reflection in black depths of human nature, slow decay, loneliness in the face of infinity.
The band was formed in late autumn 2008. Four different music personalities gathered in one of Torun's artistic basements and raised an idea of creating harsh metal music. Nevertheless, the beginnings were not easy, it took long to define their own musical style and reach out of darkness. Over the time, there came stabilization, a turn from speed to heaviness, harmoniousness and depressing atmosphere, a clear direction of development.
June 2011 was the time of their first studio session, which successfully led to the release of promotional material named 'Demo 2011'. The material consisted of 25 minute raw, embedded in oldschool climate death/doom metal. The band did not rest on its laurels though, it chalked up numerous gigs and started working on the debut material. 'Wave of Cold' EP was recorded in Torun's Eden Studio in summer 2012. The material is an unfettered evolution towards the early wave of death/doom metal, inspirations can be found in music of Paradise Lost and Katatonia, however it is simultaneously an innovative and diversified composition. Black Blood of the Earth is a melancholic sound fusion, a genuine journey through musical (other)worlds.
At the beginning of 2013, Black Blood of the Earth signed to Let It Bleed Records and on June 6th 2013 'Wave of Cold' EP was released.
30.10.2015 - diamondblack
Henrik Båth [Darkwater] - Vocals
Mike Lepond [Symphony X] - Bass
Tom Frelek - Guitars/Keyboards/Orchestration
Marco Minnemann [The Aristocrats, Steven Wilson, Joe Satriani] - Drums
Waken Eyes was started early 2013 by Tom Frelek after his old band had gone on hiatus. Tom was still playing in his own instrumental band but wanted to create a prog album that was heavy, melodic, cinematic and with vocals.
The inspiration for writing the album came from many different sources like: music, paintings and movies. Musically the inspiration came mainly from classical composers like Chopin, Mozart, Stravinsky and soundtrack composers like Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, Danny Elfman and others. Tom's inspiration, when it comes to guitar players are Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Al Di Meola, Michael Romeo, John Petrucci and B.B King.
When Tom finished writing all the demos for the album he already had musicians in mind to play on this record. Marco Minnemann was one of those guys he wanted to get after hearing him play on Paul Gilbert's spaceship one DVD. Hearing how amazingly talented Marco was struck him to send him an email with a few demos attached. He complimented the demos and agreed to play. He completely added so much life to the songs and Tom was almost in tears at one point! The rest is history!
After Marco recorded all the drums (in 3-4 days!) he sent upgraded demos to Mike Lepond of Symphony X as he's an amazing musician. He recorded his parts fairly quickly. Needless to say Mike's playing was superb and brought the tracks to life!
As for vocals, Tom got Henrik Bath to sing on the album. Tom heard of Henrik and his band Darkwater from a good friend of his. Tom was instantly blown away by his vocal ability. He contacted Henrik and sent him the demos with Marco and Mikes' parts on them. The recording process started shortly after. The life that Henrik brought to this album is indescribable. There is so much passion and honesty in how Henrik sings. Tom had many "wow" moments when Henrik sent over his vocal takes.
The theme of the album is about being fearless and every song has something to do about fearlessness. The theme came from the struggles of everyday life that everyone deals with. How people, emotions, media, governments can enforce fear upon you to make you think a certain way to more or less control you. It's an album for those who struggle to stand up for themselves and can't let their voice be heard.
Certain songs have lyrical ideas about war, media, falling in and out of love, spirituality and faith, good and evil. To sum it up, it is an album about hope. Sounding dark at times but with hope at the end of the tunnel.
"Exodus" is a very impressive and diverse album that will surely appeal to fans of progressive metal, progrock and melodic metal. The album has a great mix of catchy melodies, challenging instrumental parts and epic cinematic movements that will surely capture the attention of the musical community. Everything comes together perfectly in the title track that ends the album with its 18 minutes long epic filled with melodies, progressive parts and a good dose of feeling.
Waken Eyes presents an impressive debut album with "Exodus", don't miss out!
29.10.2015 - diamondblack
Exanime began as a Power Melodic Hardcore threesome, at the beginning of 2014, in Rosario-Santa Fe, Argentina.
And so, while growing up, found that someone who could take care exclusively of the singing, was missing.
That's how that year, in mid-october, finished their composition.
In May 2015, get lucky when shared a concert with CARAJO, one of the most influential bands of the genre in Argentina.
After that, starts their debut album recording, which would come out that year in late october, and would be later digitally delivered by Under Submarine Records.
Today, they find planning their next gigs to introduce their recently released album.
27.10.2015 - Stunning Cactus
Saw them open up for Soulfly. They were a PHENOMENAL live group with a fresh new sound reminiscent of Killswitch Engage era of early Metalcore. They're already quite reputable as a group as they are currently touring with Soulfly and Soilwork. They're signed to a label, they have released an official studio album titled "Hope Within Hatred" and they embody the type of material Metalstorm represents.
Here is a link to their debut's title track official video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOxUXVXD88g
26.10.2015 - diamondblack
The progressive metal band Rendezvous Point is one of the most exciting and promising bands from the Southern part of Norway. These talented musicians grab your brain and use it as a bouncing ball through rhythms beyond logic. Though the music is often heavy and advanced, there is always a layer of fantastic melodies performed by one of the most amazing voices in Norway, Geirmund Hansen. The epic arrangements of Rendezvous Point are truly one of a kind, and should really be experienced live.
The musicians in Rendezvous Point met when they studied rhythmical music at the University of Agder. In 2012 the band was titled the most promising band in southern Norway and held a concert with the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra. They are now finishing their upcoming album with release date in the fall 2015. The band consists of Baard Kolstad on drums (Leprous, Borknagar, ICS Vortex), Petter Hallaråker on guitar (ICS Vortex, Solefald), Nicolai Tangen Svennæs on keyboard (Emilie Nicolas), Geirmund Hansen on vocal and Gunn-Hilde Erstad on bass.
25.10.2015 - FreddeSwede
LIK gives life to the old school swedish death metal sound. Their debut album "Mass Funeral Evocation" were released Oct 16th on War Anthem Records. Fans of Bloodbath, Grave and Dismember will love this. http://www.war-anthem.de/liks-debut-album-will-be-released-october-16th/
Spotify link: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0D5ly26kWmFNj6cbzIpJn7
24.10.2015 - diamondblack
Alyeus (Ah-Lie-Us) is a progressive rock band from London, Ontario whose influences include Tool, Mastodon, and Thrice.
Taking guidance from bands like Rush and Coheed & Cambria, their debut album, Forty Days at Sea, will be the first release in a trilogy of concept albums that chronicle a story of war, a struggle for existence and a well kept secret.
24.10.2015 - diamondblack
Thybreath born in January 2012 , a project that has in mind Ivan Arroyo ( lead guitar ) , having prepared topics are Miguel Lopez (drums ) and Alberto Marquez " jumel " ( low) , and begin to prepare the foundations of Thybreath .
Later comes Luisma Vazquez " rott " ( vocalist ) , thus preparing letters that had Ivan and I bring some " Rott " .
Closing the formation Pablo del Sol Pascual ( rhythmic guitar), thus giving the finished training.
They begin preparing its first self-produced work, which comes to light in 2013 .
In November Alberto " jumel " Thybreath leaves .
Stop working without looking downward again in late January joins Paul Alobera group , Thybreath new bassist .
Rott later left the band , and Victor Camargo enters and begins the road to the second disk.
Pablo del Sol left the band prepared according to the new issues .
in 2015 entering the studio to record their two album "Where the Gods Fall"