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!".
08.01.2011 - ScreamingSteelUS
Great band, but they were really more of a hard rock band. They were incredibly influential to punk, but not really that much where metal is concerned. I wouldn't put them on here.
09.04.2015 - diamondblack
South Korean glam metal band Victim Mentality formed in 2009 in Seoul. The group was founded by vocalist Krocodile and guitarist Kyungho Sohn, who first bonded years earlier by jamming on Iron Maiden and Judas Priest covers. A veteran of South Korea's metal scene, Sohn previously played in the melodic death metal band The Crescents and has been a member of symphonic black metal act Dark Mirror ov Tragedy since 2007.
Wanting to showcase their love of '80s glam metal, Sohn and Krocodile teamed up to work on music that paid homage to the subgenre's heyday. Taking their time, they crafted the songs for their first EP, "Magic Finger," in 2009 and 2010 and recorded them as a duo in 2012 and 2013.
In February 2013, Krocodile and Sohn invited bassist Scorpion to join Victim Mentality. In July 2013, "Magic Finger" was released. The offering boasts the powerful, catchy cuts "Don't Spit on Me" and "I'm Not Your Friend" along with the title track, a power ballad dealing with the anguish caused by impotence. The EP ends with Korean versions of "Don't Spit on Me" and "I'm Not Your Friend."
July 2013 also saw the band finally making their live debut. Not having a drummer, they relied on a drum machine for their initial gigs until drummer Tarantula was brought on board in February 2014. Deciding their style should match their sound, for concerts Victim Mentality sport plenty of leopard print, lip gloss, and eyeliner. And to keep audiences further entertained, flamboyant frontman Krocodile often brandishes a bullwhip while delivering his impassioned wails. Quickly winning over fans and capturing the attention of the Korean music industry, in May 2014 - less than a year after their first live show - the group played at Seoul's Green Plugged festival and later that summer appeared at the Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival, one of the country's most famed summer outings.
In spring 2015, Victim Mentality will release their debut full-length offering, "Heavy Metal Is Back." The act will be embarking on their first American tour in March and will preview material from "Heavy Metal Is Back" at South by Southwest (SXSW).
07.04.2015 - kains
One of the more dominent duo, featuring Micheal Kiske and Amanda Somerville. Founded at 2009, this is definitely one of the better combinations out there.
* A little correction, this duo is based in United States.
07.04.2015 - diamondblack
Alefla is a Female fronted Metal band, formed in Pindamonhangaba in mid-2005, with the goal of gathering friends to play songs cover. The first trials strengthened the thoughts and the project became the first formation of the band, with: Flavia Moreira on vocals, Alexandre Nascimento on guitar, Leandro Pimenta on bass and Meyson Ramos on the drums.
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.
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.