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.
30.04.2016 - LazorGuns
Issues was formed in 2011 after vocalist Tyler Carter was fired from his former band Woe, Is Me due to creative differences, and co-vocalist Michael Bohn left WIM soon after. They stated that their goal was to mix metal with Top 40 music in the same way that nu metal mixed metal with hip-hop music.
They've been successful thus far. Their debut 2012 EP Black Diamonds cracked the Top 100 on the albums charts, and their debut 2014 self-titled album debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 (an extremely impressive feat for a metal band). They are set to release their sophomore album Headspace in May 2016. Their mixture of metalcore, nu metal, pop music, and as well as anything else they can think of has made them one of the biggest names in the modern metalcore scene. For that reason, I think they should be included on this website.
28.04.2016 - Valis_Ablaze
Valis Ablaze have announced a new line up for 2016 with Phil Owen (Ex-Orion, Devu) and Kieran Hogerty (Embodiment) joining the line up. They will be releasing a 6 track EP produced by Drewsif Stalin (USA based) and a music video later this year for their 2016 PR campaign. Valis Ablaze are set to hit the UK strong, after reshaping their sound, with their next appearance at the Manchester Tech Fest (UK) all day event. Check out their facebook site for further information and links to previously released music. They are highly active on social media and promote their partners within in the music industry.
28.04.2016 - FedeGervan
First of all, hello, im bassist from this band im submitting. My name is Federico, i've been a MS follower for over 7 years.
This site helped me to discover an enormous number of new bands, which, otherwise I wouldn't achieve to do. I like to think that site like this one help to bring down some barriers regarding music diffusion. I've always been very fond of how news, articles and information its managed here. Therefore, I'd like my band to appear here.. maybe someone from a remote place can access my band info, listen it and maybe like it or not.
We are approaching our work as professional as we can. Making it our first priority in life. It's been 7 years since we formed, at first slowly, but growing a lot these last 3 years. We edited 2 LPs (2014 and 2016), and a couple of EPs. We have a lot to share, and a lot more to come. We offer a modern type of metal, diverse, engulfing a lot of styles. We started as an english singing band, but turned into a spanish one time ago for a couple of reasons.
We have great material to share with metalheads around the world and I think internet (and proper sites) are the way to shorten those distances that otherwise (at least for the moment) are impassible for us.
Last but not least, I see few bands from my country in here. Argentina has so many talented bands growing up at this precise moment that makes me sad that sometimes we don't get the chance to show it properly.
I'll leave some links If you wish to go deeper on what we are doing
Instagram (quite new): https://www.instagram.com/against.metal/
Thanks for reading
(Sorry if my english presents some errors)
28.04.2016 - acaj
It was an important band in 90' and 00' in Brazil. They have three albums released, the last one by Masque Records record label.
See the link: http://www.masquerecords.com/#!scars-souls/cct5
27.04.2016 - Bzzz
They've just released their first full length (72 minutes!), a concept album about enlightenment, eastern philosophy and quantum physics. They sounds like Cult Of Luna, Mastodon and Tool.
26.04.2016 - tishalegendre
Because is high quality argentine thrash! For export!
Serpentor is an historic band that has been playing since 1999. They have five studio albums, one EP, and live footage released on DVD. The next May will give a show in a major city hall, on the occasion of the reissue of their first album.
24.04.2016 - diamondblack
Founded in 2012 by guitarist and composer Michael Alexander, UNIVERSAL MIND PROJECT began as a collaborative project between musicians from all around the globe to finally shape into a band with a solid nucleus consisting of Elina Laivera and Henrik Båth [Darkwater] on vocals, Michael Alexander on guitars and growls and Alex Landenburg [Luca Turilli's Rhapsody] on drums.
Members: ''The Jaguar Priest'' OUT APRIL 29th 2016 by Inner Wound Recordings. Featuring: Elina Laivera - Vocals | Henrik Båth [Darkwater] - Vocals | Michael Alexander - Guitars, Growl Vocals | Alex Landenburg [Luca Turilli's Rhapsody] - Drums. Including stunning performances from Mark Jansen (EPICA), Nils K. Rue (Pagan's Mind), Mike Lepond (Symphony X) and more!
24.04.2016 - Deimosian
This band has some historical significance. They have got to be one of the oldest metal punk bands. The bands first three albums were produced by Algy Ward (Tank), then Lemmy (Motörhead), and then Cronos (Venom). They have been disbanded for a long time (1993) and they don't have a website; I just linked to Metal Archives in the official website box.
21.04.2016 - Zaforas
This band has been 15 playing for almost 15 years, they've shared stage with bands as Cynic or Freak Kitchen. Their last album "Dreamers. Dreaming" is simply an amazing work. (https://quaoar.bandcamp.com/)
03.05.2016 - Deimosian
Interesting band, I like it; but it's not really metal. The link you included in the "official website" box doesn't seem to work. The one at the end of your comment does though.
24.05.2016 - Heretic Utopia
Thank you very much! Although it has a lot of metal influences, it isn't pure metal. But bands like "Garden Of Delight" aren't really metal too... Propably the next one "Somnium Aeternus" will be more "metal" and especially more "atmospheric avant-garde black metal" in the style of Arcturus, In the Woods... etc. The band has not an official web side; the link is the band's channel on youtube. You can find our latest album "Omega Chaos" here:
21.04.2016 - dianaarnos
This band has been around for more than 10 years but their first album, Rise Of Insanity, was released on March/2015. They've been promoting their latest single, Kill For Money for a while and will be releasing their second album, Challenge, later this year (2016).
They won several festivals in Brazil, played on gigs for more than 7.000 people and got quite popular on Russia and Belgium after their first album was released and piracy took over (yeah, piracy does not bother them).
20.04.2016 - c4rc4sss
Henrique Borges is a songwriter and guitarist,he is known for his pioneering approach in the way of playing the Portuguese guitar. Having started his music studies at age 15, soon he met with the sound of the Portuguese guitar and influenced by bands he heard in adolescence, he created his own way of playing the Portuguese guitar , away from the traditional fingering but before applying the techniques he knew at the time and so far only used in contemporary musical styles .
18.04.2016 - diamondblack
Hailing from the swamplands of Florida, extreme metal titans Death Requisite have re-forged to declare war & feed the hungry ears of metal deprived masses by virtue of their self-proclaimed genre of 'Hybrid Metal'-All the most potent & extreme metal genres entwined into one cohesive, sonic assault that will leave your ear drums bleeding for more!
16.04.2016 - DanCutright
Sounds like a mix of Tesseract, Porcupine Tree, and The Ocean. Mixed by Julien Fehlmann (The Ocean), mastered by Magnus Lindberg (Cult of Luna), surround sound mix by Bruce Soord (Pineapple Thief). Full album is complete, just waiting on the physical printing.
16.04.2016 - Johan
Ambient Black Metal band from Askim, Norway. Formed in 2015 they have released one full-length album in 2016 called ´The Force Of The Ancient Land´. The cover art, ethereal ambience and production caught my attention and make it a great package all together.
Here is a link to their full debut album, have a listen:
15.04.2016 - DonnieMarhefka
Ancient Spell has just recently signed with long time Italian record label Minotauro Records and has also recently released their second Album "Forever in Hell". Receiving great press and reviews from all over the world this is a promising band from the states that should not be ignored. The just released a new video "Fall of Humanity" which you can find on Youtube. They also just finished doing a tv show called "Check it out with Dr. Steve Brule" who stars John C. Reilly. on top of that they have their music featured in an upcoming feature film NOWHERELAND which will premier in Los Angeles later this spring of 2016.
15.04.2016 - diamondblack
The band was officially founded in summer 2014 by the guitarist Sandro Seravalle (SYRO) and the drummer Alessandro Brandi (AROON), which already collaborate together from 2008 with various musical projects. The band also joins the guitarist Francesco Capitoni (FRANK) and the bassist Andrea Capitani (LOBO). One year later, in summer 2015, Athrox joins the vocalist Giancarlo Picchianti (IAN). The lineup is now complete and the quintet begins to compose their songs, succeeding to record 11 tracks in few months.
In April 2016 will be realesed the first Athrox album entitled "Are You Alive?". The band's sound is inspired by new concept heavy metal sounds with thrash metal influences, varying his composition from song to song without changing their musical style.
15.04.2016 - EfstathiosTamviskos
Omega Monolith are a very unique band, with great care and vision towards the music they are producing and they not just deserve to be on Metal Storm, they deserve the world.
A listen to any of their works would tell you more than anything I could write here.