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!
11.01.2011 - faren
Hi everyone. Please take a minute to read this! I want to let everybody out there know about my sisters band. they are amazing and they have worked so hard on their music and i just want to share their music with you because i want people from all around the world to hear them! My sister Carlyn (The lead singer) has been singing her whole life and now she is in a band in New York City called Crash Theory. She is an amazing singer and the band is great too! They also write all of their songs themself! Please take the time to listen to some of their songs! Here are the two links to hear some of their music!~
-Thank you so much everyone!:)(E-mail me what you think about them and if you have any questions!)~ firstname.lastname@example.org
18.07.2014 - Sword_Chant
From GREENLAND!!! (YES, Greenland!!!!) Founded in the 80s, 2 albums released, very talented band. they could be the first / only band listed in this country, it should interest a few MS users ;) - Please listen to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbI7StzIZGw
18.07.2014 - StratoDan1990
Wow, that Youtube link sounds incredible! This band should definitely be added :D
18.07.2014 - diamondblack
Amazing Instrumental Progressive Metal Band! Similar to Liquid Tension Experiment. So far only one album released in 2008.
Daniele Liverani's new project COSMICS mark their debut with the instrumental concept album "THE COSMIC YEAR".The album,a collection of 10 tracks within a melodic and progressive metal setting are based around the keyboard wizardry of Daniele Liverani(TWINSPIRITS,GENIUS,KHYMERA),along with special guest drummer Virgil Donati(STEVE VAI,PLANET X,RING OF FIRE),young guitar hotshot Tommy Ermolli(TWINSPIRITS,KHYMERA)and respected bassist Rufus Philpot(PLANET X)show that progressive music can be both accessible and intelligently written.
17.07.2014 - diamondblack
Power Metal at its best. With this private pressing, there are no wishes left unfulfilled. Feels like getting back to the glorious 80ies. One of the best private pressings in these trend-contaminated times. And the best is yet to come cause vocalist Dan Stanley sounds very similar to the "master of voice" Mr. Kimball of eternal Metal Gods OMEN. Unfortunately, the first issue of this CD only contained five songs with 26 min. playing-time. But fortunately, it has been reissued in 1997 with four bonus tracks of the same outstanding quality. Buying this CD is a definite MUST for all Metalheads! Buy or die !!!
14.07.2014 - MatthewAngelow
Black Light Machine are a band based in South Wales who combine progressive music, metal and classic rock into their own distinctive sound. Aggressive, technical, hook-laden songs that are written purely for the love of the riff.
Made up of members linked to Iron Maiden, Thin Lizzy, Wishbone Ash and more, they have released their debut album 'The Hanging Tree'.
Live, they are something else, bringing a full - on rock show full of passion, experience and quality songwriting.
"Here's To Us, Them Like Us, Damn Few Of Us!"
13.07.2014 - diamondblack
MURSIC "Spawned from a Nightmare"
by Dave Good
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
A nonstop symphonic alt-metal ride from start to finish that displays a remarkable amount of instrumental craftsmanship. "Spawned from a Nightmare" is a concept album that takes a listener on a strange and dark journey through the collective imaginations of the band members of Mursic itself. Four years in the making, this debut is one of the few records I've ever heard that comes without flaws. It is haunting, well conceived, and destined for the gravitational pull of the larger stages that surely await this band.
"Nightmare" is reminiscent of Zakk Wylde - era Oz, King Crimson, Rob Zombie, and the Doors. Yep - those Doors. "Nova" is a clearly a salute to the L.A. rocker's vaudeville-ish "Alabama Song." On vocals and keys, MURSIC founder Tony Montemarano approaches the range of Cedric Bixler-Zavala but with the intelligent conviction of Faith No More's Mike Patton. With Brian Rumsey on guitar, bassist Ezra Broderson, and Clay Hackett on drums and percussion, MURSIC is the kind of band that crosses the prog rock divide and makes it possible to love both Yes and Rush at the same time.
It was Clay Hackett in fact who first brought MURSIC to my attention. He'd just left The Suicide Chords | San Diego, CA an all-original romance-metal outfit. The Chords had imploded a few weeks prior. We met in a La Mesa coffee shop in the village, and Hackett played me a couple of MURSIC demos on his iPad. He'd just auditioned for the band and they'd accepted him. He talked up the whole MURSIC concept that day, not just in terms of sound, but in terms of a something approaching a haunted house set and costumes. Refreshing, I told him. I have a real aversion to paying money to see any band that is dressed, well, like the audience.
"But that name," I said. "If you say MURSIC really fast, it kind of sounds like the name of that flesh-eating bacteria."
"Exactly," Hackett said. "Exactly."
13.07.2014 - diamondblack
Timeshift is a progressive metal band from Šibenik, Croatia. We started making music together in January 2012. Music is a huge part of our lives and we try to create something original and creative every time we get together. We record and mix/master everything by ourselves.
11.07.2014 - diamondblack
Key Of The Moment was formed by former Orphaned Land ("Mabool") keyboardist and producer, Eden Rabin , who was seeking to create a new genre in metal. The new genre incorporates heavy guitar and drums with various musical-styles such as: Jazz, Flamenco, Latin-music and even classical music.
For this mission, Eden addressed Rimon Institute for Jazz and contemporary music, recruiting top musicians such as Tal Cohen (drums), Kfir Melamed (bass), Amit Dreizin (guitars) and Michal Akrabi (vocals).
Those were later replaced by Vocalist Iris Sternberg (also a "Rimon" scholar, and a renowned singer in Israeli pop-music), Guitarist Alon "Tewl" Tamir (ex- Project RnL), and bassist Jonathan Maimon (who played with Eden in the jazz-fusion group, Right On Time).
Together they make one of the most original and promising prog-metal bands around. With complex yet catchy songs, versatility, and originality, Key Of The Moment's debut full-album ("The Switch") received overwhelming reviews world-wide.
11.07.2014 - SceneryOfLoss
Post-rock/doom metal/symphonic project of multi-instrumentalist Joe Hawker, hailing from the UK dealing with melancholic, simplistic-yet-powerful tracks with intricate layering and expansive atmospheres. 2 EPs were already released. Debut album coming this summer.
10.07.2014 - Planeswalker
First and foremost - I am the bass/vocals/co-founder of the band Dimitar Naydev, nice too meet you! Then - the link attached for "Official Page" - http://www.ghostwarfare.com/ as that is under construction for maintenance and update, I gave you a facebook profile that is absolutely adequate and up to date and for myspace profile - we do have a profile: https://myspace.com/solidbg but it is rather useless so we've decided to sort of abandon it, we are attaching a ReverbNation link instead. Then - style - this is quite hard to determine, at least so far it has been. In general - METAL! SO - why? Well because we do have two officially released albums - Alternate Endings (2010 - initial digital release; 2012 - digital re-release with song "upgrades", bonus alternate versions of two of the songs, new mix and mastering; 2014 - digital re-release with new mastering) and Outer Rim Part I: Beyond The Veil (2014 - digital release) AND we announced another two that are in advanced state of development - Dusk Reloaded (about to be released in this, 2014, year) and Outer Rim Part II: Sign Of Armageddon (planned for 2015). Our music is influenced by quite a lot of other metal, rock and even some jazz performers that the end result is variable and somewhat unusual, but is received well by those who want to hear something new and meaningful.