05:06 - Apothecary But yes, that other one was quite nice, if you were at all interested. Pretty stunning use of native percussion [link]
05:05 - Apothecary I'm terribly indecisive when it comes to sharing new music discoveries on here. If I shared everything I wanted to, believe me, you all would be overloaded with at least 4 pages of shouts
04:55 - no one wonder why you deleted the last shout
04:51 - Apothecary Some of the best ambient I've yet heard this year. Not sure how I managed to miss this back in January. Seriously cool [link]
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!".
18.02.2016 - diamondblack
To Wither never started, it just existed, as Simon Larsen (Iskald, Skaur), and Isak Larsen (Skaur) composed the first song in the winter of 2004/2005. They played in some other bands at that time, but wanted to do something different from the others, and the sound of To Wither was to be a little more vulnerable and melodic with a different vocal style.
The music of To Wither is melancholic metal with fragile clean vocals and harmonies, heavy guitars and passionate drumming, which mainly are inspired by bands such as Katatonia and Swallow the Sun. The lyrical theme is mainly about the human mind, dark thoughts and sorrow, as every listener can recognize themselves in them.
After some years of composing songs, they chose the best ones and did a re-record of them at their own studio, which was to be the full-length "Ending Days". The process of recording did take lots of time and energy, but the result is exactly how it was supposed to be.
2012 will be the year To Wither is releasing their first album, and they will also be seen on a stage soon...
18.02.2016 - diamondblack
Alia Tempora is a Female fronted Modern Symphonic Metal band from Czech Republic. Alia Tempora is a Brno-based modern rock/metal band with a female lead singer. Their work experiments with blends of electronic and metal music and both fans and critics liken it to Amaranthe, Delain, and Lacuna Coil. The band has performed at over 50 concerts and never fails to put on a show. Among its greatest concert successes are the Made of Metal festival, Majáles in Brno, and the support of the Brno legend Futurum. The band also organizes the Brno-based outdoor female-fronted festival Femme Fatale.
Alia Tempora boasts two video clips and as of this November, its debut album Digital Cube, a cooperation with Delain's Timo Somers, that has since become very popular with fans.
The album Digital Cube was supported by the City of Brno.
17.02.2016 - Fallen Ghost
For fans of ISIS, Cult of Luna, The Ocean and Neurosis. Check out the linked album and judge for yourselves if you think it should be added to Metalstorm.
17.02.2016 - diamondblack
Catchlight is a French Progressive Metal band. Born of a desire to tell a story as a musical series where each piece would be an episode and each album a season, catchlight is a rock / progressive metal, alternating times ethereal and energetic passages, among others influenced by bands like Tool, Porcupine Tree, Karnivool or Pink Floyd.
16.02.2016 - diamondblack
tungs10 was formed in september 2015 in Morlaix, Brittany, France. tungs10 plays a powerfull melodic metal music. They are mixing screams, clean voices, guitar solos to create an original sound. They are now looking for opportunities to play their music live.
16.02.2016 - BLINDMARMOTS
ITALIAN BAND FROM PADUA WITH A VERY CROSSOVER APTITUDE, THE 5 MEMBERS COME FROM DIFFERENT STYLES OF THE UNDERGROUND SCENE > PSYCHEDELIC, ROCK BLUES, THRASH METAL, GRUNGE, HARDCORE, CROSSOVER, NOISE. VISIONARY AND PSYCHEDELIC LYRICS IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH.
FIRST FULL LENGTH ALBUM RECORDED IN MAY-JUNE 2014, 8 TRACKS, WITH POSITIVE REVIEWS AND VERY POWERFUL AND AMUSING LIVE AT REGIONAL LEVEL.
BEST REVIEWS FROM ITALIAN WEBZINES
ROCK.IT > http://www.rockit.it/recensione/30566/blindmarmots-blindmarmots
IN YOUR EYES > http://www.iyezine.com/blind-marmots-blind-marmots
ALL AROUND METAL > http://www.allaroundmetal.com/component/content/article/26-releases/2642-stoner-e-mille-altre-influenze,-blind-marmots
15.02.2016 - BryanBoorsma
Started as a local band now setting their roots with their killer thrash sounds and death vocals. Currently heavily writing new music and expanding their horizons. Their lyrics are inspired by a diverse kind of mythology and they use this to create their own world, the songs are about various events and characters inside their world.
14.02.2016 - diamondblack
TANTRICA is a band from Castellón (Spain) that begins in 2010 with a group of friends who play covers for fun from metal bands such as IRON MAIDEN, METALLICA, JUDAS PRIEST or HELLOWEEN. After some time and line-up changes, the band takes the initiative of composing original music and it is in 2012 when the first shows arrive in local bars of Castellón where they play their own music and some covers. Their drummer leaves the band in that time for personal reasons, and after a new drummer joins the band they focus on preparing the recording of their first release contributing to a new point of view to the songs previously created.
In May of 2013, when the moment of entering the studio arrives they meet Ruk Nebur, member of the band KILLUS, with whom they enter in Hell's Studio to record their first release, an EP formed by five tracks. Ancient New World comes to light in September of the same year, and from that moment the band begins to prepare shows to present it in different localities of Spain. In the first one they have the opportunity of being the supporting act for the legendary band OBUS.
During 2014 the band does interviews and receives good reviews of Ancient New World by Spanish and international media from countries such as Mexico, United Kingdom, Brazil, United States or Canada to name a few. At the start of the year, their keyboard player abandons the line-up and the band keeps presenting Ancient New World in venues and festivals while making new songs in regards of going again into the studio and making more gigs.
After the first shows in 2015, TANTRICA enters again in Hell's Studio with Ruk Nebur to record the drums of what will be their first full-length album. In that year, the band keeps bringing its music to different cities while recordings carry on. When the Ancient New World presentation tour comes to an end, their drummer Jose leaves the band, and the rest of the band go straight on with the recording.
At the beginning of 2016, Jose returns to Tantrica drums, allowing the band to carry on their projects with the same lineup.
13.02.2016 - dark circus
Just heard of them the other day and was curious to find out more about them and of course, i went to metalstorm, and was so suprised that they were not here already. I think they fit the genre and style of this site very good. I dont know anything about them, I think they are from Russia, facebook tells me their hometown is Moscow, but I'm not sure :)
13.02.2016 - diamondblack
Hollow Illusion - Norwegian Metal hailing from Stange. https://twitter.com/hollowillusion_
The line up consists of Magnus Mikkelsen Hoel (vocals) and Ove Mikkelsen Hoel (bass and backing vocals), with a step-in member on drums.
Crafting a sound that takes influence from bands like Metallica, Black Sabbath and Thin Lizzy, The three piece wil released their debut album in 2016, entitled 'Hollow Illusion'.
The record is produced and engineered by Trond Hotler (Dream Police, Wig Wam, and Jorn).
The record is mixed by Roy Z ( Judas Priest, Halford, Bruce Dickinson) in New York, USA, and mastered by Andy Horn in Ahorn-Berolzheim ,Germany.
12.02.2016 - Johan
Refreshing Post-Rock / Post-Metal band from Latvia. Released one full length album called Mitau in 2014. Mitau was by far the best selling album from Baltic countries featured on Bandcamp.
They're currently on a break from making music, but are planning to return with new music in the future.
12.02.2016 - Johan
Post-Rock band from Germany. They have released two full length albums. Self titled debut and their second album Reverie. They've gone inactive in 2011, but in the few years of being a band they left a huge impact on my way to listening to music. Excellent atmospheric music. Definitely worth checking out.
03.04.2016 - Johan
Promising melodic death / doom metal band from Finland. Formed in 2012, they've released an EP (Kaunis Kuolematon), a single (En Ole Mitaän) and one full length album (Kylmä Kaunis Maailma) thus far.
Their current label is Violent Journey Records. I discovered them through a random youtube suggestion. From all reviews I've seen so far it's gotten above average positive reviews. And personally I loved it after hearing it as well.
Might be interesting to look into this band, it has only formed in 2012 so I expect to hear more material from them in the future.
12.02.2016 - diamondblack
PERSONA is a female-fronted alternative metal band from Tunisia. Their style fuses modern metal sound with elements of rock, thrash and heavy riffs with synth effects and classical orchestration, creating the perfect foundation for intense and captivating vocal lines.
Being considered one of the most accomplished and influential bands on the Tunisian metal scene, PERSONA is now ready to move on to the international level. Their single "Blinded" very quickly captured the attention of metal fans all over the world and got featured in several international and local webzines. The release of their debut album "Elusive Reflections" is scheduled for February 12th 2016, so get ready to be taken on a journey full of different identities, various and conflicting states of mind, and diverse emotions.
Formed in 2012 by lead guitarist Melik Melek Khelifa and singer/pianist Jelena Dobric, the band went through many different phases and musical genres, exploring and looking for a distinctive way of expression. After several changes, Yosri Ouada became their permanent rhythm guitarist, Youssef Aouadi took place on drums, Walid Bessadok joined on keyboard and Nesrine Mahbouli on bass. Each member brought an individual musical personality into the band, making its style unique and appealing to the broadest audience.