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!".
09.07.2011 - SceneryOfLoss
In the Autumn of 2008, CHAOS IN PARADISE started taking their first steps in a small garage in Oporto suburbs, where Alex and Quik began to outline the identity of the band.
After a few days, they started searching for other musicians to complete CHAOS IN PARADISE and after a while they found Pedro for guitar, 19 for bass and Sara for the vocal parts.
With the band as a whole, the quintet began writing their first Demo which came out in February 2010, including the songs "Dawn", "Heading North", "The Meaning of Being Imposed" and "Antagonized".
The band recorded the Demo at their own studio and released and distributed the four songs online for free!
After, CHAOS IN PARADISE began their live shows through Portugal, to promote their work and also to obtain experience as a band.
In the beginning of 2011, the band returned to the rehearsal room to start writing their following work, trying a new aproach to improve their sound, bringing their own identity to it and making it more coherent.
With the pre-production on the bagage, the recording sessions of the EP started in March 2011 at Soundvision Studios in Vila do Conde with Paulo Lopes in the co-production.
From the EP entitled "Let the Bliss Remain" the band released their first single "Awareness" to the fans and press, aquiring unanimous opinions expressing that their evolution and sound quality had a huge improvement.
With the "Let the Bliss Remain" presentation and release in June 2011, CHAOS IN PARADISE came back to the road to promote their EP in Portugal, having already some International shows in mind.
At the moment, they're planning to edit their first album in 2012.
28.07.2013 - psykometal
Needs at least one full length.
24.11.2013 - LeKiwi
Ugh those weak screams...a better vocalist would be a huge improvement.
08.03.2012 - Kuroboshi
Side project of AAL frontman Tosin Abasi and members of The Mars Volta and Suicidal Tendencies. Not the most metal sound in the world, but there are clear metal undertones. Interesting art!
08.03.2012 - R'Vannith
Wouldn't call them djent but yeah interesting stuff.
31.03.2012 - João Pirucas
This is much more Jazz Fusion than Djent but it's awesome nonetheless. That connotation is there just because Tosin and Javier are part of the band, in my opinion. Good addition to the site anyways. +1
27.03.2014 - Mehdi Taba
Great band with a great album (Lingua Franca), Terrazas, Reyes, Abasi & Moore, fresh sound, awesome performance and production with awesome drum works.
22.07.2009 - Wildchild-91
Insense deserves to be on Metal Storm because they are not much known outside of norway. Insense is a fantastic bands and should be heard by so many others than just norwegians that are interested in that kind of music.
The vocalist/guitarist Tommy Hjelm also plays with Benea Reach sometimes
22.05.2012 - RocknRaven
It has been a while since being really blown away from a new discovery.
ProFusion is a bit hard to categorize, combining Progressive Metal riffs, Eclectic stuff a la Beardfish, and catchiness like, well... It just gets stuck in your mind and won't go away.
I've yet to have listened to their first album, but their second one (Rewotower) has really blown me away.
The first song of the album (Ghost House) is available on their Reverbnation page.
25.07.2013 - LeKiwi
I'm just not impressed with bands like this these days...all this type of prog is the same. Sounds like watered down DT...
15.08.2014 - elt
very good...I also listened to a preview of their third album, really nice ...
02.05.2012 - gabrielsanctus
Ace Of Hearts is a "supergroup" with members of Secret Sphere, Icon & the Black Roses and Odd Dimension, his debut album "Monster" is a MUST for the fans of the genre!
10.04.2009 - Hunter'sMoon
It's kinda rare to see a band with old influences nowadays. And, to be honest, I think that what they say about rock'n'roll is true:
"ROCK'N'ROLL IS NOT ABOUT TECHNIQUES AND 32-NOTES-A-SECOND SOLOS, IT'S ABOUT TOUCHING PEOPLE WITH YOUR MUSIC".
18.04.2009 - Dr.Rock
It's kinda rare to see a band with old influences nowadays?
....uhhhh, which planet are you living on?
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.
Today - diamondblack
Female fronted Symphonic Metal band.
Lyria is a Brazilian Symphonic Alternative Metal band. It was idealized and founded by the singer and songwriter Aline Happ in 2012.
The name Lyria was inspired by the Greek Mythology and the lyre that was an important musical instrument for the Greeks. It is also related to the flower lily and to the word lyrics.
In the end of 2012, Lyria presented its first song called Reflection inspired by the Narcissus Myth. The song was really well received especially in Europe and in The United States. In 2013, Eliezer Andre (drums) and Thiago Zig (bass) joined Lyria as official members.
In 2014, the band decided to take a break from concerts and focused on its first album that was produced through a successful crowdfunding campaign where fans from different parts of the world got really engaged with the cause.
Mixing different kinds of Heavy Metal like Symphonic, Thrash, Industrial and the Traditional Heavy Metal combined to the mezzo soprano's voice of Aline, Lyria presents a very unique, modern, deep and strong sound.
Today - 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
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.
27.09.2014 - Dark†SymphonY
Season of Ghosts is the project of ex Blood Stain Child vocalist Sophia. She describes the music as 'a combination of extreme metal and rock sounds, harsh electronics and powerful, compelling vocals, through the eerie spectrum of a sci-fi, horror movie'. The debut album 'The Human Paradox' will be relased 8th December 2014.
26.09.2014 - João Pirucas
New band formed by ex-members of Obscura, Christian Muenzner and Hannes Grossmann, Linus Klausenitzer (Obscura), Morean and Danny Tunker. The band has just started to record their debut album. The release can be expected in early 2015.
26.09.2014 - marcin2x4
It is my band and I won't make it a big secret.
Band exists for 2,5 years now in full line-up.
Few live shows played (with Thaw, In Twilight's Embrace, ROGI, etc)
First LP - Luminosity - released on 23rd of May 2014.
We released physical copies also (designed entire package/cover and paid for printing and CD production - DIY 100%)
Latley some reviews came in but I want to reach out to bigger audience.
Hegemone actually appeared on metalstrom (see Tea[m]ster's 2014 top list - Luminosity reached position 16 with 3.7 mark)
That's all. I don't have more arguments.
Many thanks for reading and hoping for your reply.
25.09.2014 - Heka69
Have only released an EP so far, but the production quality hints of a professional take on their musical career, so in no time there should be a real album coming out. Fast and brutal, definately metal. Touring with Fleshgod Apocalypse.
25.09.2014 - Aviator15
DeSever is a thrash band from London, ON, Canada and combines influences from Pantera and Lamb Of God with 80's legends like Metallica, Exodus and Testament along with a vocal style that contains inflections of Origin and Deicide. Their rhythm section adds playing influenced by heavy progressive bands from Gojira to Periphery built into a thrash style. In less than one year as a band, they've played with The Agonist, Lich King and will be playing with Mandroid Echostar and Cryptopsy in the next month.
25.09.2014 - ShadowQuest
ShadowQuest is here. Basta!
Members from Masterplan, Shining, Bloodbound, Witherscape, Dionysus, Saint Deamon:
Patrik Johansson, Jari Kainulainen, Ronny Milianowicz, Kaspar Dahlqvist, Ragnar Widerberg, Peter Huss.
Releasing single Oct 1st, Nov 1st and Dec 1st. Releasing full album Jan 26th 2015!
25.09.2014 - Dominus
Vampire Squid are an aquatic themed Progressive Death Metal/Grindcore band from Corona, California.
They are currently signed to Bodhi Sphere Records.
Croatia / alternative metal, female fronted metal, melodic m / 1 comment
24.09.2014 - Kennoth
Agharti are a new and rather obscure band in the metal scene that released a very ambitious debut titled "change" last year, which I found to be very refreshing in the dead scene of Croatian metal. The debut is a well produced, very polished release with the main concept of change in mind (as the title suggests). The exact style of the music they play is not entirely classifiable. Sure, modern metal with female vocals and a keyboard is nothing groundbreaking, but they have their own spin on the concept and imo it sounds fresh. What really drew me to the band however, was seeing their music video for the song Rise Again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLmC25zWyGA
24.09.2014 - PGON DESTROYTRON
From Louisville, KY, Young Widows have released four full-lengths since 2006, including 2014's Easy Pain on Temporary Residence LTD. Check 'em out: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Young-Widows/37160148471, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Young_Widows, http://temporaryresidence.com/artists/youngwidows.
24.09.2014 - PGON DESTROYTRON
Mostly-instrumental math rock from Pittsburgh, PA. Discography comprises 8 studio albums extending back to 1993. That includes five albums on Touch and Go Records and two albums on Relapse Records, World Class Listening Problem (2006) and Punkgasm (2008). Apparently, this year they released a double-vinyl-only album (Five Pairs of Crazy Pants, Wear 'Em) on Chunklet. I first heard about them either in Decibel magazine or on Pandora...can't rightly recall which. Have a look (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Caballero) and listen (http://www.last.fm/music/Don+Caballero or http://doncaballero.bandcamp.com/).
24.09.2014 - David Jordan
Great emerging thrash band from Nottingham, UK, who have played Download and Bloodstock this year, as well as European dates the previous year including Metaldays (Slovenia).
Upcoming album release "Dead, Bound and Buried" November 7th 2014.