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.
27.05.2016 - _deepblack
because they are one of those few bands that still have their own composing and signatures in progressive genre not like many bands that are copying tool and dream theater they are a good band like Arcane and Caligula's horse
29.05.2016 - LeKiwi
Great band, but I don't think their most recent is metal. Their debut is though.
06.06.2016 - Paw!!
This is progressive rock not metal ;)
25.05.2016 - The Underdog
Started off as a instrumental progessive metal band. While in search for a singer to front the band they released their first single 'Soma' in october 2015, this song is also featured on their first EP 'Resurgence' which was released in january 2016. Melodic and ambient soundscapes mixed with heavy guitars, influenced by bands such as Tesseract, Deftones and Periphery amongst others.
Here is a link to their EP Resurgence
And their official website
22.05.2016 - diamondblack
Pathless Land were formed March of 2010, amidst the backdrop
of Progressive Metal stalwarts, Tempest Eternal. Originally envisioned as a "spacey metal shred with a touch of prog" side project by guitarist Matt "Mattowarrior" Davinci, it became a beast all its own when Matt decided to make the jump from Tempest into the great unknown. Musical and other differences fueled the split, and Matt embarked on the beginngs of what would be a huge undertaking into many different stylings of heavy metal music with diverse influences. Inspired by many one man bands which over the years have run the gamut from Bathory to many of Devin Townsend's projects, Matt decided to record an album/demo to make his first move alone on the metal map. The aptly titled came out in 2012, and even though a sometimes rough set of recordings recorded at various times the 2 years before, it was a statement of intent from the Judas Priest meets classic German power metal "Wings of Vindication" to the space rock of "TQJ" (standing for the quantum jump) to the technical prog death and swedish melodic death inspired "End Times". Variety was the order of the day, and Mattowarrior makes his debut on vocals and all instruments with equal aplomb. But while Matt sowed his metal oats with , something was missing. With the urge to play live and after a series of shows with another band (the very different but equally eclectic Midi Warlord (now called Axxxed), a live show was envisioned for Pathless Land. Also almost simultaneously, new ideas were brewing to carry the Epic Metal tradition even further and that brings us to now, a period that in which Pathless is making the transition from solo project to full band, a band which shows the promise of being one of the best brand new metal bands in America, and perhaps the planet. Or perhaps the universe, as you the listener, are just a traveller along for this ride.
21.05.2016 - a MasT
Solid new band, debut album came out 5/20. Sounds like emperor + shred + death + whatever, its proggy in spots. Going on tour, they could use another listing and they would be a great addition.
21.05.2016 - diamondblack
Founded by Finnish guitar maestro LARS ERIC MATTSON and keyboard player Alexander King the CONDITION RED Progressive Rock project was a truly international affair, incorporating Italian hotshot guitarist ALEX MASI and renowned keyboard player DEREK SHERINAN, a veteran of both ALICE COOPER and YNGWIE MALMSTEEN. Ella Grussner of BARKAVALL contributed violin and vocals. Lion Music released the self-titled debut in July 2000.
CONDITION RED returned in 2003 with the second instalment, granting singer / violinist Ella Grussner a much more prominent role from that of her contributions on the debut and adding EMPIRE drummer Gerald Kloos.
The band donated their rendition of DEEP PURPLE's 'Black Knight' to the 2003 'Blackmore's Castle - A Tribute to Deep Purple and Rainbow' album issued by Lion Music. Torgny Stjärnfelt guested on the 2004 BOOK OF REFLECTIONS debut, a mainly Scandinavian "All star" symphonic, neo-classical Power Metal project assembled by LARS ERIC MATTSON...
20.05.2016 - diamondblack
Melbourne born and bred Sideways are constantly evolving, defying genres and searching for the best music and sound they can create. After some line up changes and reconstructing their music, they are now ready to take on the world!
19.05.2016 - chomskeet
3/4 of this band is from Ne Obliviscaris http://metalstorm.net/bands/band.php?band_id=3932&bandname=Ne%2BObliviscaris. They've got Dan Presland on Drums, Brendan Brown on Bass, and Benjamin Baret on Lead Guitar from NeO. Also have this guy, http://www.metal-archives.com/artists/Ben_Boyle/286. I have listened to this album more than everything else that has come out this year except Mistur. I really enjoy the fretless bass (toured with Beyond Creation, Montreal tech death what), the atmospheric girl vocals ala Fallujah (but more to my liking), tremelo picking (blacken it a bit), and mega complicated driving drums you've grown to love from NeO. Samsara is definitely my favorite track. The segment at 1:58 is magic. This whole album is killer and the relative lack of vocals makes it really unique amongst the tech-deathy genres.
02.07.2016 - Ngejo
Really good instrumental tech death featuring 3 members of Ne Obliviscaris. Their debut, Śūnyatā, was released on 2016.
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