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.
21.08.2015 - Fearodin
Incordia is a 2012 founded, uprising Melodic Death Metal Band from Germany (Darmstadt) with female fronted growl vocals. They are an awesome viking band with a very impressing live-show und a good first studio-album in early 2015. In my opinion they deserve some more people supporting them.
21.08.2015 - BrockTatich
Echoes of the Moon is a one-man black metal band from Indiana. The music consists of psychedelic music, post-rock, sludge metal and black metal. The latest release "Entropy" utilizes all of these styles throughout its 72 minutes of songs that play seamlessly together. The album is available for free download via bandcamp and can be streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e83ckO5LgY
All of the music was recorded by one person in his home using his own instruments.
19.08.2015 - Hudsunn
Created with the purpose to do a cannabic and satanic noise with a lot of humour, MUFA is on the road since 2008. Some changes of members along the time, the band still on the same formation since 2011 and finally 2015 releasing their debut album "Brutality Show", recorded and mixed in Magma Studio, São Paulo. Released fully of independent form. To legalize the blasphemy in original compositions, MUFA is inspired by human filth which is seen in all society, that gives form to the violent and brutal sound of the band.
The main influences to MUFA are bands like Cannibal Corpse, Slayer, Hatebreed, Black Sabbath, Sepultura and even yet the brazilian soul master Tim Maia, making the sound of the band totally out of a single genre.
19.08.2015 - diamondblack
Winter Calling is an American hard rock/metal band formed in Florida in 2013. The band consists of Chris Hodges (vocals), Ian Medhurst (guitar), Tim Gilbreath (bass), and Wayne Hoefle (drums, piano, keys).
Winter Calling began as a side project for Wayne, who was composing film music at the time, and Ian, who was touring with the John Wesley Band. Upon finding a bit of magic with their early song-writing efforts, the two recruited Texas-bred, guitarist-turned-bassist Tim Gilbreath. The three continued composing their unique blend of rock and began an extensive search for a vocalist to complete the group. Their search led them to the "land of dreams" and LA based performing artist, Chris Hodges. Chris proved to be everything they were looking for in a vocalist and more!
Together the four honed their dynamic sound, best described as a synergistic blend of progressive rock, old-school metal, and film music, and embarked on recording Winter Calling's debut album "As Darkness Falls".
18.08.2015 - maglor
The Portuguese grinders are blessed with a great sound and the humour is speaking for itself.
Hilarious intro's and some pretty awesome grind sound. The different vocals are topping it off. Growls, screams and pigsqueals are passing the revue. They like the breaks to get samples in and it makes it sound cool.
18.08.2015 - shadowdragonfly1
Agent Fresco shows the softer side of Djent, with their second full-legth, Destrier, they show the highest level of quality not only on the music, but also on video and concept. They can combine sound from beautiful piano landscapes to heavy hitting Djent bass-lines. Plus, they are from Iceland.
Check Destrier: https://play.spotify.com/album/0fa2SQpyZ9t77hJmZZXDSj
17.08.2015 - Marcellus Wulf
The Bay Street Bastards are an up and coming Heavy Metal / Celtic Punk band true to their Canadian roots. It's a beer drinking foot stomping good time. Basically a bunch of metal heads trying to do the Dropkick Murphys, but with guitar solos and Iron Maiden covers.
16.08.2015 - diamondblack
MFOI started back in 2006 as a cover band. A few years passed and until 2008 singer Daniel Hahne had written a bunch of heavy songs and it was decided to bring them into the band.
More songs were made, now with everyone involved in the process, the music got heavier and the sound of MFOI took form.
In 2009 a five-song demo was recorded at New World Sound, and since then a number of gigs were made supporting bands like In Mourning, Billion Dollar Babies, Malison Rogue, Dawn of Silence etc.
In late 2010 drummer Kenneth Eklind quit the band, and Fredrik "Gritten" Eriksson joined. New songs were made and new gigs were played until late 2011 when Fredrik resigned.
With no drummer in sight it was decided to make a self-made recording of the newest (and some of the old) songs just to keep the band going.
After several auditions In 2014, drummer Leo Collett joined the band.
So now, with full strength, we are ready to rock!!
15.08.2015 - DreamingDesire
Red Rum are a folk / pirate metal band based in UK and have been going around the last few years.
To date they have released a few singles, an EP and are very close to releasing their debut album "Booze & Glory" (which is actually available now digitally to Kickstarter backers).
They even have a cover of the internet meme "They're Taking the Hobbits to Isengard" which proves to be very popular at live shows.
Red Rum played the Thursday at Bloodstock festival recently and have previously supported Alestorm in the Piratefest tour previously.
16.08.2015 - Bad English
pirate metal is not a proper genre
13.08.2015 - diamondblack
Similar to Motley Crue and Guns'n'roses , good old hard rock band!
FOUNDRY is an American Hard Rock Band from Las Vegas featuring Kelly Keeling (vocals), Marc Brattin (drums), James Fucci (guitar), Jason Ebs (bass) w/special guest Stoney Curtis (guitar solos). This record is 10 catchy songs of Hard Rock. Engineered by Matt Breunig (The Killers) and mixed by 7X Grammy Award Producer Steve Thompson (Guns N' Roses, KISS, Metallica, Korn, Soundgarden).
13.08.2015 - diamondblack
Band Created on 2005 by Johnny Moraes, Biek Yohaitus and Alex Pasqualle.
The Name Hevilan is derived from the Hebrew word HEVILA, wich means, full of treasures. So, one possible translation for Hevilan is: the Promissed Land Full of Treasures.
12.08.2015 - diamondblack
Planning for years, after being part of prominent bands in the Guadalajara metal scene, guitarist Alejandro Isaac changes residence to the City of Juarez, right in the northern border of the country, the place where he consolidates the current stage of Fahrenheit, along with his cousin and keyboardist Carlos Flores. At the closing of the year 2000 the band line-up is completed; in the year 2002 Fahrenheit records their debut demo CD titled "Epic Enter", including songs with english lyrics, inspired by themes such as inner struggles, dreams and stories from past ages or the far away future.
Several publications, both electronic and printed, radio, television and word of mouth in different countries helped in making Epic Enter a widely known release. During this time, magazines and festivals included reviews and songs of this demo in their promotional compilations, among them the Ecuador's Acero Magazine and the ProgPower USA III Festival in Atlanta, Georgia.
After months of work, in 2005 Fahrenheit presents their first full length album, titled "Uncharted Dreams", imprinting a more defined and personal style. Aiming to achieve a larger impact with the release, Alejandro y Carlos return to Guadalajara and with new members they record a music video for the Distan Sun single, promoted in national and international media, such as the Telehit channel, transmitted in Latin América and Europe; adding to the supporting efforts, the song Evermore is included in the ProgPower USA VI Festival Compilation. Uncharted Dreams was distributed nationwide through Iguana Records and internacionally by Hellion Records (Germany) Melodic Revolution (USA), Rock Stakk and Rock Avenue Records (Japan).
During the promotional presentations for this release, guitarist and vocalist Alejandro Carrera joins the band; later on, Christian Gomez on drums and lastly Alejandro Gomez in bass guitar.
With this new line-up, Fahrenheit prepares their next album titled "Rain", a concept album project with the collaboration of German Cuervo as producer and sound engineer.
USA / Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal, Math Rock / 3 comments
12.08.2015 - Ocean Sage
They are a very talented, young progressive rock band in the vein of Animals As Leaders, Scale the Summit, The Contortionist, or Skyharbor. They utilize complicated rhythm patterns, beautiful instrumental melodies with amazing clean tone. They should be on Metal Storm.
11.08.2015 - diamondblack
Silent Moon is a power melodic metal band from Brazil similar to Angra, Gammaray, Stratovarius, Sonata Arctica and others.
Silent Moon was founded in 2002 by Roberto Torao (Guitars) and Rodolfo "Buda" Matsumoto (Keyboards) from Recife, Brazil. The first song composed was "Silent Moon" which became the name of the band. The music was very influenced by progressive power metal bands like Stratovarius, Helloween, Angra, Shaman, Sonata Arctica, Iron Maiden and Dream Theater. After several line-up changes, Silent Moon was Daniel Pinho (Vocals), Roberto Torao (Guitars), Marcus Vinicius (Guitars), Artur Filipe (Bass), Rodolfo Matsumoto (Keyboards), and Walman Filho (Drums), and with this line-up they played their first concert in october 2002 as a opening act of Shaman (band with former Angra members Andre matos, Ricardo Confessori, and Luis Mariutti) in front of 2.000 people. After this show, they got attention of a local independent label Blackout discos which help to released in December 2003 a EP-Demo "Distant Horizons" with 5 songs.
The band toured with Angra, Dr. Sin, Holy Sagga, and many others, and after several months the EP-Demo was sold-out selling all 1.000 printed copies. Silent Moon had to change the line-up again, Daniel Pinho (Vocals) left to dedicate exclusively in his own band Terra Prima, and Daniel Moura becomes the new vocalist of Silent Moon. Guilherme Amorim (Drums) and Pedro Diniz (Bass) were also the new members.
11.08.2015 - diamondblack
Turbulence is a Progressive Metal band from Lebanon, formed in 2013.
It all started when Mood sent Alain a sample of a song, that got Alain's attention. The song went through major development to become a track on the soon to be released Studio Album " Disequilibrium ".
11.08.2015 - diamondblack
Photographer-turned-musician Omer Cordell doesn't suffer from delusions of grandeur. He does, however, possess an artistic streak that saw him go from tackling the bass as a hobby to a full album of prog-metal tweaked Pink Floydian-esque songs. A full year in the making, Trailight went from being a blip on social media radar as Cordell began assembling the necessary pieces to an intense musical experience unleashed at the end of May 2015. The do-it-himself experience included a 30 minute behind-the-scenes documentary of the production (found on YouTube) and extensive track-by-track breakdowns all prior to the album release (issued via Facebook), far more than most signed band are able or willing to produce… and for a fanbase that had yet to be established. That's about to change, as Trailight is slowly but surely gaining some well deserved momentum.