00:16 - Apothecary That seems to be true, I've listened to them on album and have watched live vids of them as well and live they seem to be better. But then again, that can probably be said of most of this type of music
23:37 - Maratha Zero Kama is fundamental, thanks mz
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!".
18.05.2016 - diamondblack
Infinite Spectrum is a prog metal band based in New York City. To further engage the listener, they use sound effects and voice acting to create "movie-like" scenes within the music. What sets Infinite Spectrum's music apart from the rest, is that there is a strong emphasis on combining a very theatrical element with the progressive metal genre, which is used to tell full-length stories/concepts.
18.05.2016 - diamondblack
Listen to album at http://collidingparallels.bandcamp.com/releases
Colliding Parallels is a progressive metal band from Quebec city, Canada formed by musicians with influences ranging from heavy metal and power metal to classic music and Djent. Antoine Letourneau (Drums and keyboards), Martin Denis (Guitar) and Benoit Roberge-Vallieres (Vocals, Bass and keyboards) joined force in 2012. Colliding Parallels released their first album on May 12th 2016.
17.05.2016 - AyΣm
Really good hardcore band from San Francisco, including very heavy metal riffs and powerfull rythms. They released two full length in 2006 and 2010. They have been touring all over the world for years now, attending lots of venues and festivals.
17.05.2016 - BallFondlers
They've been around for 3 years now and have an LP. I saw them at a festival recently and they were an awesome live act. They're attending many festivals in Germany at the moment including Summerbreeze.
15.05.2016 - Risto
Embreach have started making name for themselves in Finland, them performing at this year's edition of Tuska being one example. Their new album The World That We Have Lost is a notable improvement over the debut.
15.05.2016 - diamondblack
Slammin' Thru is a band formed in A Coruña (Galicia, Spain) at late of 2002 by David (vocals), Alberto (guitar), Óscar (guitar), Guts (bass), Axel (keyboard) and Adrián (drums).
The band recorded their first demo in 2005, since then, the group began playing in several venues in Galicia, sometimes sharing the stage with other galician bands of rock and metal.
Slammin' Thru has also participated in several Galician festivals such as Ortegal Rock.
In 2013 the band record their first EP, Disguised Queen, and that same year, they open the show for Glenn Hughes at Santiago de Compostela.
Currently, the band has released their new album Things to come, and they are already composing new songs for the next album.
The sound and style of the band is close to progressive rock and metal bands, and gathers the influences of all the members, which go from classic rock, progressive metal, and 80s-90s rock.
15.05.2016 - diamondblack
Sedate Illusion started as a project of Vangelis Kakarougas (ex-member of Kinetic and ex-member of Equal Vector). It initiated back at 2004 and there was a complete instrumental album called "Sedate Illusion", where Theodore Pegousis (ex-drummer of Equal Vector) took part.
There is the "0545" full length album with 8 songs and 3 instrumental tracks which its creation begun in February of 2009 and completed in the end of 2010 with the title "0545". Peter Politis participates in two tracks which are the rhythm and the solo guitar section of the song "0545" and the solo guitar section of the instrumental track "Fish inside my mattress". Kostas Alexakis (ex-drummer ofKinetic and present drummer of Acid Death) participated in the brutal vocal section of the song "As we fall".
The album "IIlusory Sustenance" was created in 2011 - 2012 and contains 8 tracks out of which one is instrumental. Peter Politis participated on guitars and Lefteris Zochios on the creation of some of the lyrics section. An important role in the incident, was that the album has spent its last processing phase (mastering) by Martin Anderson in Lastdropmastering Studios of San Francisco and the album is available to buy on iTunes and Amazon.
"What Remains" is the fourth studio album of Sedate Illusion. It came out in February of 2014 and this is a very special album because it has a concept from the beginning to the end. Furthermore, there has been a beautiful collaboration with some amazing musicians and those are : Anastasios Kibizis (Guitars), Andreas Alamanos (Drums), Vangelis Glavinas (Bass), Spiros Gelekas (Additional Vocals), Lia Kolita (Additional Voals), Charitini Anastasiadou (Additional Vocals), Konstantinos Koskinas (French Horn), Alexandra Grammenou (Oboe) and the flutes are Elli Anyfanti, Despoina Anyfanti, Maria Maltezou and Athina Doukakis.
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.