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!".
28.05.2011 - Tono26SC
Survivor is a classical rock band. Many people know of this band hits - anthems but unaware of the other great songs and albums.
23.06.2011 - Inconcessus
With all my respect to these guys, I have to thumbs down them. They are not Metal. -1.
15.12.2011 - Cuca Beludo
Absolutely add this one! And thumbs down "Inconcessus"! This website isn't made only of metal. Who don't know eye of tiger and burning heart? These are masterpieces from an awesome hard rock bands, and they deserve an place here, oh yeah!
24.07.2012 - powa_emanuel
They are a great band a play Heavy/Hard Rock
19.02.2010 - Black Soul
bcz they fuckin awesome and funny (jack Black)
19.02.2010 - soadbyob
I seriously doubt theyll put them on, one of my favorite bands either way. MASTER EXPLODER!
20.02.2010 - Dark Forever
Only if you change the name of the site to "Funny Hard Music Storm"...
22.04.2012 - Oliver Phoenix
MASTER EXPLODER!!!! Com on, that is a great Band and anny dictionary hace them...so Metal Storm a a good place for them :)
21.08.2012 - Jaeryd17
I believe they're sufficiently metal enough if you consider the fact that most of they're stuff is based off of original heavy metal/hard rock bands like Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Deep Purple, etc. It's not as "heavy" or as "metal" as some of the stuff you hear nowadays, but it's still metal/hard rock.
And yes, definitely MASTER EXPLODER.
27.01.2013 - Lit.
The Metal is a good enough reason for them to be on here. Let's put them with the group of other parodies like Dethklok, Steel Panther, Spinal Tap, etc.
06.10.2014 - diamondblack
Solitary Sabred is a Power Metal band. Released full length albums in 2009 and 2014.
Solitary Sabred were formed by Jimmys Demetriou (guitars - the only surviving original member) in the year 2000 and went through several member changes up to the year 2004 when he left Cyprus to continue his studies abroad, leaving behind some rehearsal demos from that era. The basic structure of some of the band's songs (like "The Trojan Hero" for instance), dates back to those days.
06.10.2014 - diamondblack
Lostpray is a band which was founded in 2013 in Odessa/Ukraine, but its story dates back to 2002 in Istanbul/Turkey. It started as three friends from school who had one thing in common and that was to make music. Burak Gundogdu, Tufan Cigdem and Erkan Kaya would meet after school, sometimes at studios, sometimes at their homes and would play all the songs they were crazy about (Metallica, Iced Earth, Megadeth etc.). After living their high school periods like this, they had to separate as Erkan Kaya and Tufan Cigdem had to leave Istanbul due to their University education. Even though they were no longer playing together, they all continued to make their own music.
In 2013, Tufan Cigdem joined the singing contest "The Voice of Ukraine". He successfully made it to the quarter finals, after he was eliminated Tufan had won back his self confidence because he just proved to himself and all the people around him that he had what it took to become a rock singer. Tufan decided to contact his friend Burak and shared the idea of getting the band together to start making their own music professionally. Burak who already had a few tunes ready that he had written himself, and had been working on for years, seized the opportunity and moved to Ukraine, leaving everything behind.
After Burak moved to Ukraine, Tufan and two of his friends Eduard Bykovets and Sergey Alyabyev started working on their album at Eduard's home studio. Due to financial reasons Eduard and Sergey had to leave the band. After this small incident Vyacheslav Babienko (bass guitar player) and Nikolay Dovdopolov (drummer) joined the band forming the last lineup. Since then they recorded 8 tracks for their album "That's Why" and played in a few local bars and in a special event hosted by Turkish Airlines.
04.10.2014 - AlenaYashkina
POKERFACE is thrash metal band with brutal female vocal from Russia, Moscow. It's founded in 2009 by Dietrich (guitar) and Doctor (drum). In 2013-2014 band performed as a support with Sodom, Onkel Tom Angelripper and KNORKATOR. The first release is EP "Terror is the Law"
Official web-site: http://pokerfacegroup.com
Last fm: http://www.lastfm.ru/music/Pokerface
03.10.2014 - diamondblack
The band was established by the lead guitarist Libor Kukula, whose aim was to perform contemporary metal music, which would be based on rough guitar riffs, strong melodies and overall colourfulness. Initially, the idea was to present purely guitar music, but gradually, the tracks were developed and keyboards parts were added.
03.10.2014 - diamondblack
What do a german icehockey team and a swiss rockband have in common? Much more than one might think. It's the wild image for example. The tough pace. The enjoyment.
This has just has been the case with MAXXWELL and EHC Freiburg. Already „equipped" with some success, the band now has written the official stadium-anthem for the ambitious club from southern Germany.
The song is called „Slapshot" and can be found on the EP of the same name, which will be released in the middle of October 2012. The song fits perfectly for hockeysports. It's rocking hard, direct, straightforward and regardless of losses. The song is a declaration of love for icehockey and is reflecting the friendly relationship between the five musicians and the club.
On „Slapshot" there are also three other brandnew songs by MAXXWELL that will give you a taste of the bands third album that will be released in 2013. Since four songs isn't that much of an album, the band also put three livesongs on their new disc that are already known as MAXXWELL-classics. Value for money - just as always in the case of MAXXWELL.
PS. We also recommend the videoclip. It was shot together with the EHC Freiburg. So you just can't say that MAXXWELL is not skating on thin ice…
02.10.2014 - diamondblack
Infinity's Call is a 4 piece hardrock band from Ulm, Germany consisting of members already having good names in the rock szene.
In 2004 the band dropped the first CD „Light in the Dark" on the market, which generated quite a buzz and good sales figures for a self release. The next years the band toured and also saw some line up changes.
Now Infinity's Call is complete again and recorded a new album entitled „Unconditional"
Melodic yet heavy, diverse although consistend sounding.
You'll find groovy mid-tempo hard rock songs and fast melodic metal songs side by side on this album.
Always with the extra amount of musicality and creativity which makes for good rock music. In the spirit of the eighties yet alive and fresh sounding - crowned by hooky choruses and majestic harmonies.
A timeless hard rock album which revives the spirit of an era.
01.10.2014 - Ekim Reklaw
REKLAW should be added to this website because, the band has created 14 albums (EP's and Full Length combined) spanning from amateurish garage recordings to "high quality" black metal. Also, the band has also been posted on metal-archives.com, so it only makes sense for metalstorm to do. The band also just recently signed to a record label, so it is not just some small unknown independent artist.
01.10.2014 - João Pirucas
John Paul Jones, former bass and keyboard player of Led Zeppelin. He released two solo albums that are pretty heavy. Not only for fans of Led Zeppelin, but for those who like interesting Rock music.
30.09.2014 - diamondblack
Shaft of Steel are a melodic metal band influenced by acts such as Iron Maiden, Dream Theater, Rush, Queensrÿche, Edguy, Whitesnake, Gamma Ray and Blind Guardian. We combine these influences with our love of classic and contemporary AOR to create something that we believe is truly unique.
We have just finished working on our debut EP with the legend that is Dennis Ward (of Pink Cream 69/Unisonic/Place Vendome fame), which also comes with artwork by Felipe Machado Franco, designer for the likes of Blind Guardian, Iced Earth and Rhapsody of Fire.
30.09.2014 - diamondblack
Born in 2006 as a Gamma Ray tribute band they started composing their own song in late 2009.
After some line-up changes they found the right recipe for their first release: the EP called "TerminUs" (june 6th 2012) available on cd and digital download.
They also feature in the "HelloRay - A tribute to Helloween & Gamma Ray" album by Epicus Records (2012) with their "Land Of The Free" cover.
The story goes on with Andrea Serafini on vocals and with the release of the next full length album "Beyond", to be released in 2014.
29.09.2014 - Reaper_Redeamer
This is about quality post from Thessaloniki, Greece. Their unique sound, focusing on building riffs over song's length, adding many elements (melancholic/atmospheric approach, warm rhythmic, even groovy/melodic riffs) and different instruments like cello and violin makes 'em an uprising band.
29.09.2014 - RodhaFlo
Hi, Rodha is an acclaimed german Sludge/HC/Doom act from Hamburg with a particular DIY-attitude. We played Gigs with Eyehategod, Kylesa, Kadavar, Kongh and many others over the last years. Our first full length 'Welter Through The Ashes' has just been released through Bandcamp and mail order.
Here's the video for the title track: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzofyDVyuU0
30.09.2014 - Boxcar Willy
I have this bands demo from way back. Great shit.
29.09.2014 - PlaystFreak
Popular Alternative Metal band from the south that has a growing fanbase after their 2014 debut album, Fear Itself. The band also does live covers of artist such as Metallica and Pantera.