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!".
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.
23.03.2016 - SYCON
We got a full length cd as required. It'd be a great honour to be featured on this site. Here you can find some info:
Sycon bears just one thing in mind with their music - Total Havoc!
Brutal guitar riffs, versatile vocals, stomping beats and atmospheric synths defines the music, all while retaining their melodic metal roots.
Groove Factor Guaranteed!
Sycon was founded in 2009 at Oranienburg, north of Berlin. 2011 they released their first demo EP "Sniper's Poem". 2012 they moved to Berlin-Köpenick and had a fundamental member change. 2013 the only remaining member guitarist Moe joined with Jay from the Philippines as lead guitarist. They released the single "I'm the One" featuring Aurelia's Turm singer Marcel and Declamatory's drummer Fabi. In the End of the year Jay and Moe joined force with drummer Tobi, who was playing the davul and various percussion at the medieval group Obscuratis. Shorty after bassist Lars joined Sycon. 2014 they released the single "Downer" with female singer Seline. In early 2015 they finally found their permanent frontman Daniel, which worked before with Ill Kommodity and as rapper KoH Kain and is known as streamer KæinPlay. In spring 2015 they released the first single "Bulletstorm" of their debut album and played shows such as the Rocktreff open air festival in Berlin and as support for The Vision Bleak. Their self-tilted first album was released on March 27th 2016.
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" .
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.
USA / Avantgarde/Experimental Metal / 3 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
26.02.2016 - ZÖN
Always considered them metal. Leng t'che for christ sake. Painkiller is (was) pretty metal too
Iran / Alternative/Progrssive Metal / 3 comments
01.10.2009 - Wrathreaver
Traumeta has released their first debut demo in 2008, containing 4 songs. Their upcoming album will be released in January 2010.
02.10.2009 - JD
well i support Persian bands, me waiting there 2010 album +1
11.03.2015 - psykometal
Do they even have an album out yet? Link me to it in PM if so.
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).
06.03.2016 - diamondblack
Innate Concept's musical identity is rooted in the Progressive Metal genre - and the word "progression" is to be taken literally. Innate Concept strives to incorporate elements, instruments and ideas normally not found in classic Progressive Metal. The newest album "Sunset In Our Eyes" combines elements from electronica and classical elements into a whole new and unique sound. A multitude of synthesizers create the atmosphere, color and texture, the mighty Taiko drum ensemble delivers power, groove and impact, while the Armenian Duduk conjures up ethereal melodies, adding yet another layer to the rich-bodied symphonic orchestra. A piano and various acoustic guitars are another integral part of melodic storytelling and quite frequently intertwine with other instruments. All of this takes place planted firmly on the foundation of thundering drums, shredding guitars and a nasty, angry bass. Innate Concept's music is challenging, demanding, cunning, powerful, intense, yet so delicate and fragile. Be prepared, for it will demand your full attention - and it will surprise you if you dare a listen. Debut album can be purchased at http://www.innateconcept.com/shop/
26.11.2012 - BaneConall
Progressive Metal band in the vein of The Human Abstract's Digital Veil album without the harsh vocals. Their debut album Reticence: The Musical has already been released. Definitely worth a listen.
16.12.2011 - TheMahan11
Band 23 is a new name in Croatian scene. Band has recorded their debut MCD and self released it in 66 limited copies. I've watched their short trailer and it sounds very interesting. It is definitely something new...
27.07.2016 - Kitty Position
A lot of metal lovers like this band! We also make hard rock, it will fit perfect! T&D were also recently interviewd by Battlehelm Magazine!
24.07.2016 - diamondblack
Female fronted Prog/Power Metal band from Canada. Released debut album in 2016
23.07.2016 - diamondblack
The VIVALDI METAL PROJECT is a music creation born from an idea conceived and developed by Italian keyboard player, composer and producer MISTHERIA (solo artist, Bruce Dickinson, Rob Rock, Roy Z, Artlantica).
The project is a symphonic-metal opera based on Antonio Vivaldi's Baroque masterwork "The Four Seasons", featuring more than 130 amazing metal and classical artists, orchestra, a string quartet and three choirs from all over the world. The album features 14 tracks - all the movements from Antonio Vivaldi's original score plus two original new songs written by MISTHERIA. The impressive roster of artists probably makes this titanic album the biggest all-star project ever!
20.07.2016 - nablock
"It's a clean, spacious, easily-digestable hybrid of psychedelic doom and post-metal, the kind of album that could—should—find the band sharing a stage with Horseback, or Mastodon, or Neurosis. As it stands now, it's an inspired take on an often tired sound."
- Kim Kelly, Noisey/Vice, regarding The Golden Veil
Their previous album, The Golden Veil, was met with much critical acclaim. They just dropped a new album called Pilgrimage of Loathing, which is sure to end up on many end of year lists. They are currently on tour with Dragged Into Sunlight and Primitive Man.
20.07.2016 - diamondblack
Formed in late 2012, Palace Of The King - nameless at that point - quickly recorded a 3 track demo and developed the vision of a 6-piece blues-infused rock and roll band. Far from a grave-robbing retro trip, Palace Of The King has just as much in common with Rival Sons, Graveyard & Jack White as they do Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath & Deep Purple. Remember when bands released an album a year and toured 'til the wheels fell off the tour van?
20.07.2016 - diamondblack
IVORY is a Symphonic Power Metal band from Minsk, Belarus. Ban was formed in 2008 and released one single in 2015. Upcoming debut album will be released via Rockshots Music on 22nd of July 2016.
15.07.2016 - Kitharistas87
Has been the lead singer of bands like "Yngwie Malmsteen", "Talisman", "Axel Rudi Pell", "Journey" and has made guest appearances to albums from bands like "House Of Lords", "Dokken", and "Trans-Siberian Orchestra". A very diverse singer, has sang different styles of Music, from heavy metal to funk rock/soul. His solo albums feature a more commercial melodic rock sound/style.
15.07.2016 - DEFA26
The band has been active for 11 years in which the members were so creative making some great majestic metal music worth sharing with poeple all over the world. They are really showing their fans that metal music is about passion, strengh and harmony.
To summarize, MOTW should be on Metal Storm because metalheads will enjoy discovering it, share it with their metal mates and allow them to dive into a sea of awesomeness. Also, because MOTW needs to be more famous since their work deserves it ;)
Thanks Metal Storm for introducing great bands to metalheads :)
Keep it up guys \m/
15.07.2016 - igoralmeida
Life To Those Shadows is a new band from Brazil. They've just released their first single and it is really impressive! I think they should be on Metal Storm so more people could listen to their first work and know about them! They Will Certainly Succeed as A Great and Very Innovative Band!
17.07.2016 - Cynic Metalhead
First death metal band from Nepal to be assigned to international label Legion Of Death Metal Records. Extremely taleneted musicians who already rose to the fame and shared the stage with big acts like Behemoth and Dark Tranquility.
13.07.2016 - diamondblack
Equinox was created in the autumn of 2007 when a drummer Željko Stanisavljević responded to an add by a guitarist Sava Jović, concerning the foundation of a serious band. The music was intended to be in the realm of progressive rock/metal genre. After some changes in line-up (guitarist, bassist and four keyboard players replaced in one year) guitarist Aleksandar Djordjić and bassist Danko Radulović joined Equinox. The band decided to give up on an unsuccessful search for a keyboard player and keep the four-member-line-up. In this stable setting, the band started to work on new songs and for the first time they considered going into a studio. In the spring of 2009, Equinox recorded a demo EP called "Leaving behind" containing four songs. The EP got some really great and positive reactions from media and people who had a chance to hear it. As a part of the promotion of "Leaving Behind", Equinox performed for the first time on November 21st, 2009, in Belgrade. Besides their own songs from the EP, they also played covers of "Pain of Salvation" and "Dream Theater".
13.07.2016 - diamondblack
Utopian Trap is a progressive metal band from San Francisco Bay Area. The band morphed from a project called Fiction, founded in 2005 by their guitarists Chandra and Vinod. In the early days they started writing songs and actively looking for band members. Hard hitting versatile drummer Jai came on board in 2007. Through various connections, Anand(vocals) and Sid(bass, backup vocals) were invited to join the band in late 2008 to start working on the debut album. The metal project Fiction had now become Utopian Trap. The band spent most of 2009 recording and producing the album Fiction Fades Into Reality. While rooted in traditional heavy metal, this album delves into technical, thrash and progressive territories. This complex debut CD is packed with heavy, technical and addictive riffs, explosive and intelligent rhythms, powerful vocals, and deep and thoughtful lyrics. The album has received rave reviews online and has been featured on metal podcasts and radio stations across the globe. Accomplished bassist/keyboardist Farhan joined Utopian Trap in December 2010. Since their debut CD release, the band has been gigging, writing new music. Multiple lineup changes delayed the writing/recording process, but the long awaited second studio album, The Human Price, is ready for a release on July 13th, 2016.
Band Camp: http://utopiantrap.bandcamp.com/
12.07.2016 - Fraggle_Frock
They're Metal, in a generic NWOBHM type way. They would give the obese walrus-like mammal creatures from 'That Metal Show' a hard-on. But besides that, not much about them is what I like but you should add them because they are technically some form of metal.
10.07.2016 - diamondblack
Treat is a melodic hard-rock band from Stockholm, Sweden. In the second half of the 1980s they had national as well as international successes with songs like "Too wild", "Get you on the run", "Ride me high", "World of promises" and "Party all over".
They have been playing on arrangements like Monsters of Rock 1988 in Germany, they were the opening act for Queen in Sweden in 1986, and opened for W.A.S.P. during their first Sweden visit.
In 2005 they did a comeback and released the collection Weapons of choice 1984-2006 on March 19th, which included the previously unreleased track "Still in heaven" along with the two new songs "GO!" and "Burn for you". They did their first reunion show in front of 4000 people on the Sweden Rock Festival on 10 June 2006.
They have been signed on labels like Mercury, Vertigo and now Universal.