04:46 - Guib @deadone: I much prefer Unquestionable Presence.
04:33 - deadone I would rather take Atheist over Death. Piece of Time is riff heaven.
03:13 - LeKiwi Not everyone loves death metal, Marcel ;) I, for one, would take Death's proggier era over their death metal one any day.
03:12 - ScreamingSteelUS SBG was actually one of my first death metal albums. I bought it before I really had a tolerance for dm, much less a taste for it, so for a long time I thought very little of it. I had to revisit it after I had an ear for it.
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!
06.04.2015 - LasseMomme
A.C. riddle is the one man behind this melo death band, and on his newly released record "Makeria" he has really hit the nail on the head in regards to bringing some much needed freshness into the melo death genre. "Makeria" is the first in a series of releases chronicling the nation of the same name and the epic scope really shines through on the record. the sound leans somewhat towards Mors Principium Est though far less "compressed" and "compact" in its execution compared to "Dawn Of The 5th Era". Riddle isn't afraid to ease up on the throttle to expand upon more open soundscapes and it gives "Makeria" a great balance between the impressive riff-work and general musicianship and the atmospheric breathingroom scattered across the record. fuck, I don't really now what else to say, It's an awesome listening experience and Riddle's project deserves to be recognized here on Metal Storm for it.
04.04.2015 - khaos0legion
they should be included on website because they have been active even longer than some of the other included croatian bands on metalstorm, plus they beat bands like mass hypnosis, inciter, stribog and etc. on metaldays and few other band competitions.
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Flesh is heavy metal trio from Croatia that's gonna make you go nuts! Skin-tight leather, heavy metal, bloody riffs and bestial screams. Ever since 2004. Flesh has been defending the heavy metal faith. In 2014. the band released their first self-titled album, and continues with its mission of spreading heavy metal plague. In the same year Flesh has won the Metaldays 2015. band contest and is scheduled to play on it alongside Accept, Saxon, Carcass, Arch Enemy, Sepultura... Also we have performed as an opening act for bands like Blind Guardian, Huntress, Batlecross etc. Critics very often say that they are the living proof that heavy metal still lives!
04.04.2015 - diamondblack
IRON HEART Artist Bio Iron heart formed in October of 2013 from the Belfast area of Northern Ireland. The band boast a high calibre lineup of seasoned musicians who have been hard at work to deliver their debut studio album Revolution calls. The album is a self release which was recorded at Mr Hippy's studio in Lisburn. It was then later mixed and mastered at by Shaun Nelson at Steelhammer Studio's then released dd/mm/year. The band expand on the NWOBHM mould with a glorious nod to european power metal. The result is massive songs with soaring clean vocals, screaming guitar solo's and thunderous high octane drumming . Vocalist Stevie "K" who already has a whole body of work most notably with UK hard rockers Escape. A seasoned veteran in many genres really turned it all on in delivering a knockout vocal performance on Revoltuion calls. Working very closely with Nelson throughout the entire writing process a special bond was forged joined by Tom Heany bass guitar and Jules Watson drums. Shaun Nelson is the out of towner hailing from Glasgow Scotland. Nelson has played with a whole slew of bands over the yrs, most of note was Attica Rage briefly before relocating to Belfast in 2007. He was voted best guitarist at the Scottish regional final of the 2005 Emergenza Band battle in one of Glasgows biggest venues the O2 Academy. Shaun is Stevie K's partner in crime and is one of the two primary songwriters for the band also doubling up as a mix engineer. Tom Heaney, Nelson and Watson all worked together in another for three yrs before breaking away to start the Iron heart project. Tom has been a staple for many of the local bands in the Belfast area including Bogus vamp and Conjuring fate to name a few. Tom brings a wealth of experience and a rock solid work ethic to the Iron heart table. Jules Watson formerly of Sweet Savage is the behemoth behind the drums on Revolution calls. Jules was part of the lineup when James Hetfield of Metalica joined Sweet savage on stage for a monumental rendition of the song Killing Time in Marly park Dublin 2009. Jules had to call time on the band due to illness in the spring 2014. Watson was then replaced by Andrew Munn in august of 2014. Andrew Munn came to prominence on the scene when he joined Sweet Taste in 2011 leading him to play across N.I. Scotland and Hard Rock Hell festival in Wales. After Sweet Taste, Andrew went on to form Black as Heaven which would eventually disband in early 2014 leading him to audition for Iron heart and to push his drumming abilities to the limit and beyond! After an exhausting search to find a second guitar player, enter Stevie McLaughlin who came into the fold in January of 2015. Stevie formerly of Derry based metallers Sandtone, were on a real tear touring in Europe alongside former Judas Priest vocalist Tim Ripper Owens. Stevie now joins Nelson who are appropriately dubbed the Tuetonic twins in what can only be described as a truly terrifying twin guitar assault. The band are now looking for the opportunity to go out and deliver energetic live performances to promote the Revoltuion calls album.
04.04.2015 - Munks87
This band should be on MetalStorm to show the rest of the world that there is a new wave of metal coming out of Australia, with each release the songs get crazier and crazier, have a listen yourself and see what you think!
03.04.2015 - diamondblack
Unreal it's a symphonic metal band run by CAS, who is also the songwriter and producer behind the bands releases.
The lyrics and the music are based on the classic horror stories. Powerful songs filled with metal and epic/horror soundscapes, combined with a symphonic context.
Album The Raven has been composed by King Diamond
03.04.2015 - j0hny
Band recently started doing shows outside of Czech Republic. First shows were in Germany, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Romaina and Slovakia. With the next album, the band is going to do more shows abroad and expand to more European countries.
They also recently released an album and two music videos and are getting mostly positive reviews on their work.
03.04.2015 - diamondblack
The Hard Rock act SNAKEBITE was founded in North Rhine-Westphalia/Germany in late 2012 when the former Sexx Action members Nikki (vocals, guitar) and Alex (bass guitar) joined forces with Pictura's drummer Julian. SNAKEBITE stands for authentic and timeless Hard Rock music, as this is what the charismatic guys truly believe in: no masquerade - no fake shit - no compromise!
In 2013, SNAKEBITE recorded an album based on Sexx Action songs, but unfortunately, it was never released due to disagreements with a former band member. However, SNAKEBITE composed new songs, released a demo EP via Maniac Attack Records and started touring all over Germany together with Neill Freiwald (Stahlmann, Incubite).
Getting enthusiastic feedback at their live shows, SNAKEBITE once more entered the studio in 2014 to record a brand-new full-length album titled "Princess of Pain". Involving all band members in the songwriting process, SNAKEBITE offer a great variety of songs without drifting away from their typical sound. "Princess of Pain" was mixed, and mastered by Dennis Koehne who had already produced albums of big acts such as Sodom and Lacuna Coil.
In the summer of 2014, Martin Gerloff (Horrizon) joined the band playing the second guitar. The LP "Princess of Pain" will be released in Feb 2015.
03.04.2015 - diamondblack
Methanol Inc. Formed some time in 2004. Since then lineup have changed few times. Juha remains the only founding member, with his vision still strong. Some "demo" recordings have been done over the years but nothing has ever been released yet. I would describe our music as something between Pantera, Lullacry and maybe Volbeat with a touch of Sentenced.
02.04.2015 - Sunny Pagliaccio
They've got potential. They are, indeed, metal, so yeah. By the way, I know the official website is not their own, but that's what they've put on fb, so I'm guessing they don't have a web site on their own yet.
01.04.2015 - form of a sound
Kalpa released their impressive debut album called Sequences* on 28 January 2015 , their music style compines genres such as sludge, doom,post rock,pshych .Right now,kalpa is a very active band in Athen's local scene
01.04.2015 - diamondblack
Roadhog - a classic heavy metal act from Poland, formed in 2012 in Cracow. The band consists of four young, talented heavy metal maniacs with heads full of interesting music ideas. Their image is typically 80's (long hair, jeans, leather, flying V guitars, synchronic stage moves). They don't dress up, that's who they are in real life.
The music is a real tribute to great, old school metal bands like Accept, Running Wild, Iron Maiden or Judas Priest with a fresh approach! Unique vocals, super catchy riffs and melodic solos are band's trademarks. Roadhog played many gigs around their area in small clubs and big events like biker rallys. Having already a demo (2013) under their belts, they recorded the first full length album Dreamstealer. It was produced in Sweden by Olof Wikstrand from Enforcer, a friend of the band. The album is released on Stormspell Records, February 2015.
01.04.2015 - EvilCarrot
Klaymore is a band that takes base of traditional heavy metal and adds the influences of everything from extreme metal to power metal, and combine high speed riffs with catchy, melody driven vocals. Their lyrics cover everything from classic gaming to personal relationships, and often have a unique sense of humor.
01.04.2015 - Romel Villanueva
Hanal Pixan is a Belizean Maya extreme metal band which was born in the 2013. Metal music is existent in Belize for more than a decade, so it would be great if this band could be featured in this website, which would make the worldwide metal community more aware of extreme metal existence in the small country of Belize.
31.03.2015 - diamondblack
Abandoned Stars from 2009 began with brothers Leen and Tony Hodge on Bass and Drums, soon joined by Frenchman Olivier Hadder on vocals and Italian Peppe Schiavone on guitar.
Abandoned Stars take influence from Classic prog rock like Rush & Dream Theater and new metal from Opeth & Muse to arrive at the individual sound they have.
31.03.2015 - diamondblack
Abodean Skye is a progressive power metal trio consisting of UK multi-instrumentalists Bogdan Vera and Henry Mahy, and US singer Will Shaw. Drawing inspiration from sci-fi and space opera, they create music that brings the galloping riffs, heroism and technicality of power prog metal into the vast expanse of space.
31.03.2015 - diamondblack
CYRAX is the meeting of inventive Italian musicians living in the neighborhoods of Milan. All begins in 2012, when Marco Cantoni was intended to realise a heavy metal album: he meet Antonio Rubuano and Paolo Musazzi, and they instantly start writing music. Based on some original Marcos's ideas, Cyrax's songs were written in late 2012, gradually assuming strong progressive and experimental traits. During that time a young singer, Davide De Stefano, offered important contributions in writing vocal lines and drawing the copious choirs characterizing Cyrax's music. At the beginning of 2013 Cesare Ferrari and Paolo Biocchi join the project. In march the group records its debut album, Reflections, which has been worldwide published in october 2013 by Musea. The recording sessions toke place @ RecLab Studio during march 2013. Sound engineers were Larsen Premoli (Fire Trails) and Matteo Bolzoni. Larsen, who also gave important keyboard contributions, appears as guest.
29.03.2015 - diamondblack
Hailing from Berlin, Germany, "Declamatory" have been a Melodic Thrash Metal band since their inception in 2000, when Toni Watzinger (guitar) joined forces with vocalist Robert Scholich, bass player Marcus Kuscherka and drummer Fabian Weber. In spite of their lack of formal preparation with their respective instruments, the band members set out to find a very special chemistry, fuelled by the will to create some genuine kick-ass metal!