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!".
07.03.2010 - FrostFlame
The Canadian rock band was popular in the late 1970s through the 1980s. Triumph began building their reputation across North America as a live band, peaking in the early 1980s as an import before interest gradually declined. Today, the power trio continue to receive radio airplay on Classic Rock stations and are perhaps best remembered for their positive message songs and their vibrant energetic concerts, complete with extravagant pyrotechnical light shows. Their popularity was extremely strong in Texas, where they first received strong radio attention; but, they were stellar standouts at California's US Festival, and garnered a considerable fan base and radio attention by regularly touring the world, especially throughout North America and Europe. Like their fellow Canadians Rush and Saga.
04.01.2011 - Marcelb7
If Journey and Rush are on this site, so should Triumph. Rik Emmett is a guitar god!
22.01.2012 - malymich
this band definitely deserves place on this site!
15.09.2014 - Kitharistas87
I agree that this band deserves place on this site. It's one of the finest hard rock/progressive rock bands of Canada.
08.09.2015 - Guib
Totally agree Triumph's got to be added.
United Kingdom / Melodic Hard Rock / 2 comments
29.09.2015 - samer
Amaaazing, cant wait to listen to the entire album!
23.10.2015 - Waelo
The band combines Oud influenced oriental style, with many other symphonic elements and lyrics reflecting people's suffering in war zones and in exile. The Band's first album " The ghost of Zanoubia" was released in October 2015, and it brings together elements that are not very often used in Metal
01.11.2015 - in GRAVE
Good work man
13.06.2012 - AlexisCroze
Corvus is a Melodic Metal band from Ukraine. They released their debut album "Raven Rising" in 2012.
28.09.2015 - diamondblack
Royal Corvus band was formed in September 2005 and the first band name was Corvus. The name was borrowed from Latin, it translates - the Raven. It is a symbol of the wisdom in most ancient religions of the world. Raven is a carrier of souls across the River of Eternity and a binding link between the fragile edge of the World of Shadows and the World of the Living. Initially, the Corvus band was created as a melodic symphonic gothic metal project, but in the process of development and quality growth joins itself the best of the different trends and styles of rock. Now Royal Corvus band has created more than thirty Russian and English-language songs. Song's sound is very different: from romantic ballads to hard and progressive rock. And nobody of the listeners will not remain indifferent, because everyone will find something in this music for themselves. All this different musical styles are merged in one unique style - Corvus style. Besides his own works band plays covers of classic rock and pop songs. During its long history Royal Corvus band many times was engaged in various kinds of rock and bike festivals in Kharkov, and outside it. The Royal Corvus band received invitations and performed in support to rock stars as: Master, Sergey Mavrin, Epidemia, Catharsis, and vocalist of the legendary bands Rainbow and Deep Purple - Joe Lynn Turner. April 28, 2012 the Corvus band has presented their debut album - Raven Rising. October 24, 2012 Royal Corvus was official support group of SCORPIONS in Kharkov as part of the farewell tour "FINAL STING TOUR" .
01.07.2015 - ManiacBlasphemer
Not quite a metal band, but seeing that other hard rock or glam bands are featured, I do not see why these guys shouldn't be here. Great White is one of the better bands from that thoroughly commercial movement of the 80s.
14.10.2009 - artah
"Sår" (Sar) is a solo project in Depressive Suicidal Black Metal (DSBM) genre which started in 2008 by its only member "Don Andolini" in the north of Iran. The word "Sår" has been taken from one of the Sortsind's song titles with the same name, and it means "Wounds" in English.
08.10.2011 - powa_emanuel
Adrián Barilari with the keyboardist Hugo Bistolfi, who also left Rata Blanca in 1994, form Alianza, with many musicians sessions, which were the only members permanently was Barilari and Bistolfi. The duo explore ballads sound with more keyboard presence than Rata Blanca. Alianza did not have much impact in Argentina, but in other Latin American countries.They edited three albums Sueños del Mundo (1994), Alianza (1997), and Huellas (1999).
30.07.2014 - Moose
One of the best albums of 2013.
France / Progressive Melodic Metal / 1 comment
13.08.2011 - SceneryOfLoss
HEONIA is a Melodic Metal band from the North of France. The band is started in January 2006 by Thomas and Marieke.
They create HEONIA's first two compositions while they actively search for musicians to complete the band. These first pieces define HEONIA's style of music: a powerful Melodic Metal with touches of Prog and Death; female vocals which can be soft or stronger with, in addition, aggressive death metal voices…
Once the line-up is complete, HEONIA presents its music to people at a lot of gigs (opening for Kells (Fr), Misanthrope (Fr) or To-Mera (UK) in particular) in order to refine its music style and have the first impressions of the audience.
In November 2008, HEONIA releases its first EP self-produced in its entirety and named Simulacra. This one receives quite good reviews although a "home-made" production and is well received by the audience when the band presents it.
HEONIA continues logically on its way and records his debut album in 2009. The band wants, by this mean, to make people discover more in depth his musical universe with a professional sound. Winsome Scar is released in September 2010; its sound is rather dark, melodic and progressive.
Since June 2011, Rudy i not anymore Heonia's drummer. We are currently searching for a new drummer.
USA / Avantgarde/Experimental Metal / 2 comments
16.09.2010 - Die Hacker [PT]
Amazing avantgarde band i've discovered recently, mixing jazz, slow & fast tempos with a thrashy druming and almost no vocals besides occasional screams, these guys will for sure deliver for avangarde metal fans!
04.12.2010 - Uirapuru
Oh my god this has to be here! To complete John Zorn's in the collection =P +1000
Today - diamondblack
Shumaun initially started as a solo project by Farhad Hossain (ex singer/guitarist/keyboardist of the Sensory Records progressive metal outfit Iris Divine). After recording a few demos, he decided to recruit a few friends to help build the project into a full-fledged collaborative band. Through the course of recording their self-titled debut album, Shumaun went through a period of tribulation while securing a drummer. Original drummer Tanvir Tomal (ex Iris Divine) had to leave for professional obligations in the middle of the recording sessions and was later replaced with Waqar Khan (Entity Paradigm), who is also well known for his work with the platinum-selling Ali Azmat of the EMI recording artist Junoon (one of South Asia's most successful rock bands). Waqar remained with the band long enough to record a few tracks on the debut record as well as appear live for some of the earlier shows. He later had to leave due to professional obligations that required relocation.
Drumming legends Travis Orbin (Darkest Hour, Periphery) and Mark Zonder (Fates Warning, Warlord) recorded the remaining drums on the debut record that's expected to be released early in the fall of 2015.
The Shumaun sound is shaped by the soaring vocals and lead guitar work of Farhad Hossain, the pounding melodic bass lines of Jose Mora, the subtle guitar nuances of Tyler Kim, and the technical and groove-oriented drumming of Tanvir Tomal, who has recently returned to the group as they are currently rehearsing to get back into the live circuit to support the new record.
24.11.2015 - RVO
Exuviated is a Melodic death metal band from Belgium.
Created in 2008 the band released an EP "An Era 's Condemned" in 2009, a debut album "Morpheus Orphan" in 2012 and
a second album "Last Call To The Void" out in november 2015.
The band shared the stage with Dark Tranquility, Six Feet Under, Napalm Death,...
Winner of the contest "Battle Wacken", Exuviated took place on the boards of the Wacken Open Air in August 2012.
And, of course, Metal Storm is a place where a band need to be to be seen by a lot of fans.
24.11.2015 - IGNEA
IGNEA (ex-Parallax) is a young Ukrainian metal band playing in oriental metal genre that has already released a debut EP "Sputnik", a joint single with Yossi Sassi (ex-Orphaned Land), and the very first video with a full symphonic orchestra.
20.11.2015 - diamondblack
Forbidden Seed started in the mind of Constantin Maris about 10 years ago! With the catalytic help of Nik Rock, Constantin wrote the first material.Over the years of non stopping work on the songs and the musical direction of the band enough material was written.Due to several misfortunes over the years the band failed to release an album.Soon after Nik Os and Mike Verros joined the band the summer of 2013 they start recording the first album.With the contribution of George Matikas on the lead guitars the band is currently releasing their first official album with Roar Records.
18.11.2015 - NeilAndersen
This is the new name and profile for what was once Echoes of Silence (veteran symphonic black metal band that featured members from Golden Dawn (Austria) and Drifason (USA). Will be releasing a new full length featuring Ozan Gümrükçü from Turkey on keys and guitars.
16.11.2015 - MagicalMonster25
1. It has Dan Watson from Infant Annihilator as a vocalist.
2. The band members that I have talked to, at least, have both been really nice and cool to me.
3. Their first EP was a huge success for the underground deathcore community.
4. They have a new album coming out soon called Patient Zero that has several tracks released already, such as Amorphous and Theophany. It sounds dope.
16.11.2015 - diamondblack
VIII STRADA is a Progressive Metal band from Milano Italy.In 1998 the band released their 4-song eponymous EP.A decade later the band shed three members,leaving only veterans Tito Vizzuso (vocals) and Silvano Negrinelli (keyboards).They injected some new blood into the band by bringing young accomplished musicians Davide Biscardi (guitar),Davide Maltagliati (bass) and Riccardo Preda (drums) onboard.
In 2008 this new line-up released La Leggenda Della Grande Porta.In the words of the band VIII STRADA is a musical workshop where harmony, sounds and words are forged together to create songs whose essential aim is to transmit a state of mind and share emotions with the listener.The groups music is a tasteful blend of progressive metal and progressive rock with some symphonic and classical elements.
14.11.2015 - diamondblack
At the beginning, there was Loudspeaker, then Deadfish and in the end, Zenith.
Things in common for these 80's and 90's heavy music line-ups were the town of Pudasjärvi and the same young lads lethally bitten by heavy rock music.
The latest lineup, Zenith, was started on the ruins of Deadfish in 1994. All the work done with Deadfish, those workable riffs were just too precious to throw to waste...so after the lineup was formed as J. Juurikka (vocals), J. Ihme (guitar), J. Jokikokko (bass) and Mika Alatalo (drums), the band went straight into - NOT training but to the studio. A demo was fininshed in late fall of 1994. Wintry months were spent quietly until the lead singer moved back to Pudasjärvi with his brand-new Gibson in the summer of 1995. The line-up remained same yet Jouni grabbed the rhythm guitar in additon to his mic.
The band was playing and training just for their own pleasure, until after many coincidences a certain Kari Tykkyläinen got hold of the original demo of Zenith. Kari asked the guys to play in a bikers' gathering - and that invitation was something not to refuse.
That gig played in July 1995 was to be the last performance together on the last millenia, as the members were soon to move out around the world and "get real jobs". During these years, these young lads grew up to be men. Yet the inner burn for heavy music was never really put out, all the opposite. Line-up was strenghtened by guitar virtuoso originally from Pudasjärvi, Jukka "Jui" Uusi-Illikainen and so in 2010 - after 15 years, stage of Jyrkkäkoski was filled with melodic heavy sounds of...Can't Feel the Pain! When the line-up was completed with percussions master Ville Hanhisuanto in fall 2010, the setting was ready! And the journey shall continue...
Within the hands of these musicians, mainly from Pudasjärvi, heavy music sounds specially talented - and their playing skills haven't at least gone worce since the early days - due to constant playing in other bands and line-ups. These guys can be seen in the lines of Burning Point, Stargazery, Rytmiterapia, Wonder Bros, Ruba...just to mention a few. Their music is guitar-driven, even progressive hued riffs and rhiming, unison guitar melodies and fast solos in between of straight 'n harsh heavy pounding.
13.11.2015 - diamondblack
Arkentype is a progressive metal band from the southern part of Norway. Based at the music conservatory by the University in Agder, Arkentype produced, recorded and made the album "Disorientated" (to be released) by themselves. Then sending it to Daniel Bergstrand and George Nerantzis (Meshuggah, In Flames ++) at Dug Out Productions in Sweden for mixing and mastering.
Genre wise their music is best described as Progressive Metal, but the band themselves does not see this as a limit, and goes way outside the genre. Mixing the "new" progressive metal sound with their personal influences and experiences is what makes Arkentype a truly unique band.
After releasing just small video clips and photos during the recording of their album "Disorientated", they have already been booked to the metal festival "Southern Discomfort". With the release of the music video for the single "Ashes and Dirt", the bands journey for world domination has begun.
12.11.2015 - chri5tl
Music: Virial is a technical death metal band that keeps the musicality and doesn't excessively try to brake the sonic wall. There are blast beats, there are double bass parts, but there are also acoustic guitars, clean e-guitars and keyboard parts.
Content: The lyrical content of Virial is the universe. The album "Organic Universe" is a concept album and structured chronological: the Intro called "Quantum Fluctuations" is followed by "Coincidence of Existence" (formation of the universe) as opener. 8 other songs about civilizations, unknown solar systems, theories and ideas about how the universe and everything in it works build the main part of the album. The 12th and last track is called "The Ultimate Fate", a description of how the universe will end.
11.11.2015 - Dark Forever
Great new finnish superband with ex-members from Wolfheart, Charon, End Of Aeon, MyGrain, ... And Oceans and others. A mixture of Black, Death and Doom with a Melodic driven sound. Just released their debut.
11.11.2015 - bythefireplace
New band with variety of post-metal sub-genres just released debut album - available digital via dreare.com (bandcamp engine).
The vinyl release 2x12" will follow. Album was mastered by Marc T. of Dirge (FR).