15:23 - Redn1ght But since it's a vote-biased awards well, it will turn into a popularity contest by definition since the bands with highest votes win. :^)
15:21 - !J.O.O.E.! That's just my opinion of course, but the less of a popularity contest the awards is the better it is.
15:17 - !J.O.O.E.! Lol, I don't. Why pander to a profoundly weak album that already has more popularity than most other albums in then awards will ever have. Give the spotlight to some lesser known albums instead.
15:00 - Redn1ght Hmm... I don't remember bands that use breakdowns well in recent memory that aren't Theocracy.. Seems like they either overuse them or can't make them fit the other parts of the songs melodically...
14:54 - Cynic Metalhead I've gone transexual last year. Fed up with my weiner. :nono:
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!".
20.01.2015 - diamondblack
EVYLTYDE are a female-fronted British metal band based in and around the London area who bring the sound of traditional, classic metal into the modern age with a mix of killer riffs, searing power chords and melodic vocals!!!
19.01.2015 - diamondblack
Symforia was created in May 2013 by L.Belial,L.Mordant,Celestial and Pagan.
After a few changes the current line-up is:
Symforia΄s sound is classified in Symphonic however there are lots of influences from black, progressive and many other genres of the Metal-Avant Garde scene.The lyrics have poetical style with Occult influences.
19.01.2015 - diamondblack
Against Myself was formed in Argamasilla de Alba, Ciudad Real (Spain) in 2009.
In 2010 they recorded their first studio album called "Sky Ashes" which was released in April 2011 by Santo Grial Records. The album got good reviews both internationally and nationally. After an intense tour for over a year they decided to begin with the composition of their second album.
In November 2014 they announce their second album called "Odyssey To Reflexion" which will be released in January, 2015.
19.01.2015 - diamondblack
We are Wicked Faith. A four piece rock band from Norwich, UK, formed in the latter part of 2011.
We were brought together via a love of music, and we are doing all in our power to bring our music to you. The real music lovers. Because we are one of you. In the short time we have been together, we have released an EP, released an album, played venues we used to dream about playing including headlining The Waterfront main stage in our home town of Norwich, the 02 Academy Islington and the legendary 100 Club on Oxford Street, London. But it's all about the music - always has been, always will be.
We firmly believe in creating the music we want to create, and not be guided by fashions or scenes. What you hear is us. Matt, Jade Mia and Tim. Our debut album "Under No Illusion" was our first musical statement. And that has opened the door to many amazing things. But the biggest thing with this band is, don't get comfortable. Music was never created to be comfortable, and our influences NEVER made people comfortable. We may be a young band pretty new to the scene, but in the time we've been together, we have seen the good, the bad and the ugly sides of this industry. And have seen that the only thing that truly counts is honesty. Thanks for joining us, this will be an exciting journey...
19.01.2015 - diamondblack
The SIMUS were formed in the province of Como (Italy) in 2008. From the very beginning one of the main features of the band was to associate their music with other types of artistic expression in order to fully involve the listener-viewer. The songs of the band - difficult to be classified in one sole genre of music, moving among rock, prog and metal, cross different sound worlds in order to create a continuous flow of heterogeneous emotional states. In 2010, in collaboration with Myphonic Records, the band released their first CD "HUMAN PRISON", registered and mixed by Carlo "Fajo" Girardi from One Black Sock Studio in Turin. In line with proper artistic ideas this first work saw the collaboration with Rosario Chinello, the author of the CD-cover and with the photographer Stefano Simeone, who took care of all the photographic images of the band. The single "Drops and Lies" was included in several compilations, among which the californian "KILL CITY vol.29". In the summer of the same year SIMUS participated at Colonia Sonora Festival, sharing the stage with the Americans Coheed and Cambria. In May of 2012 relying on NAFFINTUSI Studio and thanks to the collaboration of the model and actress Ilaria Pozzi, the band released their first music videoclip on the single "PLANET CAIAK". Great result of the work and the collaboration with Jack Rock Agency gave them a possibility to organize a tour of eight dates in Russia along with Audrey and Rhyme; the tour was followed and documented by the photographer Roberto Casali. Since the first months of 2013 the band is entirely dedicated to the production and recording of the new album "VOX VULT", whose release is scheduled for the end of 2014.
19.01.2015 - In5anity
This band plays a very entertaining and unique mix of Mike Patton, Devin Townsend and Diablo Swing Orchestra and both their albums Giggles, Garlands & Gallows as well as Deadly Scenes were absolutely amazing. Just watch the amazing new video to their song 'Back widow' ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQR7CwV5WqU ), their wonderful homage to Devin Townsend 'I'm a nerd' ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk_kTkrKpaY ) or the Pattonish 'I like it' ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-2Qw17BITw ) from their first album with singer Arno Strobl of Carnival in Coal.
18.01.2015 - Risen
Despite relatively low amount of listeners (42000 views of top video on YT isn't that low anyway), it evokes very strong impressions among dedicated listeners and is regarded as one of the best in the genre. It's my 2011's deep underground find, which keeps on gaining attention thanks to my uploads. I am in touch with the author, who wants to stay in shadows himself. I'm not sure if it's enough, but I'm sure many users would double my opinion.
17.01.2015 - Panzardeath
Upcoming band with great potential, Trustfall is working hard to promote their own music for the upcoming debut EP containing 6 songs and is a followup on their single release in may 2014.
16.01.2015 - PanzerPriest
I hope that this band will be considered for moderation as this band combines unique sound with progressive, art and jazz rock. Being influenced by such legendary progressive rock bands as: Genesis, Yes, King Crimson, Emerson,Lake&Palmer this band has a really unique and marvelous sound. All the albums are really different and full of emotions and energy. I presume that Izz guys could be a good addition to this site.
With best regards.
16.01.2015 - diamondblack
Shadowbane - Post Apocalyptic Power Metal aus Hamburg!
Dystopische Themen, US-inspirierter Power Metal mit Heavy- und Thrashanleihen ergeben den Sound von Hamburgs neuester Power Metal Band!
Shadowbane - Post Apocalyptic Power Metal from Hamburg!
Dystopic lyrics, US-inspired power metal with heavy and thrash elements add up to the unique sound of Hamburgs latest power metal band!
13.01.2015 - Elfgrinder
They have been around since 1997, also being one of the first black metal bands from Honduras, they still are playing and will continue to play. they currently have no record label, they are an independent band, they also have toured all the central american region and also played in Mexico.
19.01.2015 - AngleseyEgg
One person project created by a man named Radek from France. Two full length albums. Definitely worth a listen and should be included. There Is Something Like A Poison In My Veins is really good.
12.01.2015 - Unhealer
A band that has been on the scene for a while already but released their debut album recently. Said album features high quality rock/metal tunes that draw inspiration from several branches of prog music, stuff worth checking out.
21.01.2015 - diamondblack
Check out debut album here http://theevenfall.bandcamp.com/album/the-waiting-room
USA / Progressive Metal / Alternative Metal / 1 comment
12.01.2015 - qlacs
The result of a 18 year old investment is now available! Mytra's debut album Beta is out. Space-themed prog metal with female vocals. They've been around for quite a while and put out 3 demos before (the last 2 were instrumental and shows excellent compositions).
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