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!".
06.06.2012 - Red_Travis
Slade have been associated with a number of genres including: progressive rock, heavy metal, glam rock, hard rock and pop rock. Many Slade songs were to be written specifically for audience participation, such as "Mama Weer All Crazee Now", and "Cum On Feel the Noize". Although their musical style has changed over the years, they leave a long lasted legacy that have influenced numerous artists including: Kiss, Mötley Crüe, Quiet Riot, Poison, Def Leppard, and many others.
06.06.2012 - Lit.
I think the QR covers are the hardest their songs will ever get.
17.12.2012 - ScreamingSteelUS
Listen to the live stuff and later albums especially. Slade was one of the great, original hard rock/heavy metal bands. Their early material rivals Thin Lizzy, AC/DC, and even Judas Priest, and their '80s material was heavier than Quiet Riot ever was. They even replaced Ozzy Osbourne at the Reading Festival in 1980 and were hugely successful. If Mötley Crüe, Kiss, and Def Leppard are on here, then surely Slade, as not only the original but better and heavier, should be as well. +1 for sure.
06.03.2013 - Ellrohir
I like black and white
Dreaming in black and white
You like black and white
Run Runaway...if this song isnt "metal" enough, then i dont understand metal at all...
11.05.2013 - JēkabsFiļi
Slade shall never be listed on Metalstorm. This is just old school rock band that has nothing to do with metal.
12.05.2013 - Divergenceless
Completely agree with ScreamingSteelUS- this band deserves a spot on Metal Storm.
18.05.2013 - Syk
Think I agree with J-kabs with the accents... If no Pink Floyd... no Queen... why Slade? Seriously?
03.02.2012 - Imtholiel
Imtholiel is a new band and they are working on their single and album in these days. Their songs are mainly about fantasy worlds and stories with power metal sound and female vocals. Their single will be available soon and they have covers from different styles on their sites.
20.04.2013 - AlexIzgarny
Just a good band from Russia. 2 full -length albums released.
The latest one can be heard here: https://soundcloud.com/gardarikametal/sets/chthonica
Both are available for streaming here http://gardarika.bandcamp.com/
We hope you find it noteworthy
02.12.2009 - Bastard Child
London based and out to offend everyone. Featuring members of Damnas and Inner Rage River Frehney have terrorized the UK underground with their no holds bar offensive comedy and hardcore thrash. Have played with ArnoCorps, Ring Wrom and Evile, toured with Nebukadnezza and have a number of EP's released.
21.08.2010 - Snufkin
Hevisaurus is a band for children, created by Mirka Rantanen (ThunderStone). His aim is to bring hard rock music to the younger, by playing basic riffs and singing lyrics which attract children (Jurassic, hell yeah) to make them enjoy metal and hard rock. It's a funny band and I think it deserves to be in Metal Storm.
15.09.2010 - Meller
No. Fucking. Way. Period. I hope this clever crap from marketing people ironically called as a band dies a swift and justified death. If needed to promote heavy metal for kids, give 'em the real thing.
20.12.2011 - Array
I remember accidentally pressing that + for this months ago. Now let me be clear. I'm AGAINST.
26.04.2012 - blackend
Hevisaurus are the proof that FInnish kids are the future!
They are the ONLY Heavy Metal band which actually plays metal for kids to enjoy.
Not surprising, they sound pretty nice.
Should have a spot of honor in MS! :)
17.04.2013 - Neroese
Yea, Metal education since childhood.
24.05.2012 - The Benighted
Corelia are a burgeoning progressive/technical metal band with a single EP under their belts. With a sound not unlike Protest the Hero and The Human Abstract, they've come across some especially interesting ideas along the way, with a stunning selection of songs, to boot. 'Nostalgia' was released in 2011, and I've been listening ever since. Highly recommended.
20.03.2009 - Yossarian
Info in English here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Suaves
They should be here as Spain is a kind of important country as regards metal fans and this band is together with another 4 or 5 the most famous hard rock and rock band in the territory. Above all from Madrid northwards. They only reason why outsiders don't know them is the fact that they sing in Spanish. Otherwise, they would be popular enough for you.
Their music style is quite similar to The Ramones, Motorhead...The voice is let's say "peculiar". They are still active after 28 years and still selling out venues.
Their website appears to be in maintenance now.
07.03.2013 - KanKooKuhn
EXIST M is a 4-piece metal unit, a small band with the big sound. A remarkable member of Minsk metal scene.
Bands unique sound explores the space of more than two decades of heavy music, combining the raw guitar sounds of groove metal with modern metalcore constructions, the speedy riffs of thrash metal with the soul of a real hardcore.
EXIST M's reputation of an uncompromising live performer is well deserved. Approved by the metal audience of Belarus, Ukraine and Poland, EXIST M is a welcomed guest at the stages of different music festivals, including the international. The band has gained a number of music awards and nominations, "Best Metal Voice" and "Best Newcomer" among them.
As for now, the Belarusian metal music phenomenon is ready to go worldwide with the first full-length album, released in December 2012.
2010 - Alter Ego (EP)
2012 - Redefining
17.05.2013 - Kelly
Metal Storm needs Dreadnought because of their unique musical fusion and instrumentation. They are a metal band in which one genre cannot describe. They incorporate elements of black metal, progressive rock, post rock/metal, folk, sludge, and jazz. The four members play guitar, flute, bass, mandolin, drums, saxophone, keyboard, and vocals (both clean and harsh). Visit http://dreadnoughtdenver.bandcamp.com/album/lifewoven to listen to their newly released full length.
17.05.2013 - JamesBarney
This band is so absolutely sick you would be insane to not feature them. some of the coolest stuff i've heard out of the metal genre in years... they have a drummer that plays saxophone while he's drumming for crying out loud. also they just released their new album for free... go get it.
21.05.2013 - NickRedfield
such an interesting band, my friend told me about them a few days ago and i havent stopped listening since
21.05.2013 - RyanGeyer
SOMEONE NEEDS TO SIGN THESE GUYS. flute solos ftw
21.05.2013 - LawsonBarney
Absolutely hands down the best band that I have heard in the scene around Colorado. Drums:holy hell, plus hes playing saxophone D: flute/vox/and guitar-phenomenal+hot bass is perfect, love kevins style. Fresh, new, progressive. like nothing ive heard before. #dreadnoughtlol
Today - Divergenceless
I just checked this out. It's pretty cool-- I hope they get featured on the site at some point, but I don't think they will be able to get on here any time soon, unfortunately.
Today - basskhan
Don't fear, Divergenceless! There's always hope for good music.
07.03.2012 - ChaosLogic
hailing from Syria the band is a hot prospect in the world of metal , already released Two Songs and preparing to release an EP ....
07.03.2012 - Pagan Blood
A very promising band from Syria, and the first serious thrash act to come out from a country where the metal scene still struggles under the power of authorities, their debut EP will be released soon, you can check two of their songs on http://www.reverbnation.com/anarchadia
06.07.2011 - temudgin
Sincarnate delivers a death metal vibe but with an added mix of melodic attitude that progresses every so often it makes the music quality sound that more realistic. Sincarnate's choice of style is rather typical but they manage to pull off some unusual skills that make their music stand out above all the rest. Strong, floating guitar melodies, helped by equally interesting, ethnically influenced at times, keyboards, inventive drumming and a vocalist who's able to find the right approach for what the music calls for in the given moment. All doomsters are encouraged to support this fresh sounding band, the scene needs such acts for a proof that when ambition meets up with work coming directly from the heart the end result can be nothing else but a really captivating listening experience. So this goes into saying that, Sincarnate surely has what it takes to get the ball rolling music-wise but will continue to establish it altogether piece by piece.
Sincarnate is a very important presence on the romanian (death) metal scene, with many live appearances and fans outside and inside borders, with an EP and a 2010 opus that was very well received by all those whom have listen to it. More infos and music on official website and myspace page:
22.12.2009 - Holy Man
Classic thrash sound, coming from the modern thrash comeback era. Very cool, very technical.
22.12.2009 - Syk
I hated what I heard from these guys, but they are signed to Metal Blade and I'm hungry. May vote, for cookies
29.05.2011 - Guib
You hated what you heard of them ??? WHAT ?? They freaking rock
09.04.2013 - IchZerstorteSie
I saw these guys live a few days and I must say they we're great. my girlfriend who doesn't listen to metal at all actually enjoyed them as much as I did so that tells you something. I definitely recommend them if you like the classic thrash sound and the modern thrash era.
27.04.2013 - SuicidalCyco
Righteous stuff, just bought their new CD and it was classic thrash, but sounded fresh.
04.09.2011 - diamondblack
Caligula's Horse started life as a solo project for Quandary guitarist Sam Vallen to express the heavier side of his musical personality. The project started in early 2010 while Quandary was on a writing hiatus whilst recording their debut album Ready To Fail. Sam began writing music without the context of Quandary's musical framework to guide him; delving into music that was heavier and more guitar centric, with an emphasis on studio production and layering. The music took an intentionally modern form, incorporating influences as diverse as Frost*, Steely Dan, Meshuggah, Devin Townsend and Porcupine Tree.
04.02.2012 - powa_emanuel
Helker is a solid band of Heavy Metal Power formed in 1998 with three studio albums, the most important (in my opinion) is "Resistir" with lyrics that talk about Social Denounce, everyday things of life, etc.. Helker gains experience playing in concerts with outstanding international bands as Hammerfall, Rhapsody, Paul Di 'Anno, Stratovarius, Gamma Ray, Primal Fear, Shaman and Masterplan.
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.
16.03.2010 - WhiteHawk
Excellent thrash metal band from Finland who been around since 1987 or so. Suprising they aren't on MS yet. Anyway, they got great instrutmentation and vocals. Must have listen for all Thrash Metal fans, especially those who REALLY love thrash metal.
16.03.2010 - WhiteHawk
Great progressive doom metal band from Canada who so far released 1 album. They got powerful vocalist with powerful instrumentation/atomsphere. Must have a listen to all doom metal fans.
16.03.2010 - WhiteHawk
Great funeral doom black metal band from Germany.... Well its more like one of those bands where there is ONLY one guy who does everything. In addition, great vocals/atomsphere/instrumenation. Any funeral doom metal or black metal fans should check this out. Furthermore, Mark Thompson (the musician of this project), he is also an internationally-exhibited artist who does painting and photography.
16.03.2010 - WhiteHawk
Kultasiipi creates folk metal and rock using elements from ancient Finnish songs as well as of different metal styles. The songs are depressive and slow, powerful and epic or fast and merry, spiced with Humppa, medieval melodies or even black metal elements.
16.03.2010 - WhiteHawk
"Rooted in the best Metal traditions of (John Bush-era) Anthrax, Pantera, Arch Enemy, Metallica, and Slayer, the quintet whip up a storm of chunky riffs and big hooks, to wonderfully mature effect. Nice one guys!" SIMON GAUSDEN - ZERO TOLERANCE MAGAZINE
14.09.2010 - dalaras
Against My Better Judgement, is five – piece act from Greece. They¢ ve been together for a couple of years and Fate Got Black is their first EP (recorded in Lunatech studios during the summer of 2009). In September of 2010 their first video-clip ''Red Flowers on White Ground'' came out, directed by Christos Mavrides.
Right now they are rehearsing for their mini greek tour on October and they're also working on new ideas for their first full length album, which is going to be ready in summer of 2011.
15.03.2010 - darchangel
d'Archangel is an emerging metalcore band that writes powerful, high energy music with a unique mixture of influences ranging from classic metal giants such as Iron Maiden, to modern headlining acts like As I Lay Dying. The band is currently working on their demo, and breaking onto the metal scene with a professional attitude towards songwriting and performance.
14.03.2010 - WhiteHawk
Great German Symphonic Power Metal band with powerful vocalist along with great instrumentation/sound. Germany is one of the many countries that's known for releasing amazing power metal acts. So have a listen to them yourself and see what you think of them.
14.03.2010 - WhiteHawk
Ukrainian band Delia has been existing since September 2005. Beautiful lyrical female vocal, keyboard with the symphonic slope and rocking beats - key elements, on which the music of Delia is based. Nevertheless at every stage of the creative process musicians try to find new, more interesting sound. The variety of material, creative approach to the making of music and performing in Ukrainian language identify DELIA among number of Ukrainian bands on hard stage. Active concert and organizational activity encourages the fact that the name of the band becomes well-known in different musical circles of Ukraine. DELIA is the only one hard group in Ukraine that performs live with choir.
There influences are Lacuna Coil, Within Temptation, Evanescence, Nightwish, Xandria, Iron maiden, Blind Guardian.
13.03.2010 - WhiteHawk
Great Progressive band from Italy with an amazing sound in instrumentation and powerful vocals. Progressive metal fans should check out this band. The band cites as influences from Bon Jovi to Metallica, from Emerson, Lake and Palmer to Pantera.
13.10.2011 - SyndicCalls404
An up and coming entry in the still-small Christian prog metal market, combining serious subject matter with the type of music that can handle it. Recommended.
07.01.2013 - diamondblack
+1 , Great band. Worth checking out!
13.03.2010 - WhiteHawk
Charly Sahona is a french guitarist, keyboardist, singer and songwriter. He's the leader of the band Venturia. A band that's already on MS.
Great songs on his myspace page however there only sample versions. Check him out and see what you think
13.03.2010 - Schyso
Hirilorn is a french melodic black metal band that released a critically acclaimed album entitled " Legends of evil and eternal death". As the band splitted, three of the original four member (Shaxul, Yohann and Hasjarl) went to form Deathspell Omega.
13.03.2010 - typyrov
We just signed to a local recording label and are working on our debut album. We like to combine classical roots into our metal. We would like to think that our music makes an impact or atleast somewhat inspires people. If you enjoy black metal, classical or even avant-garde....your in for a treat!
11.03.2010 - *!*
original new upcoming and a very good band
New Prog? Alternative? Post Hardcore? Metal? - that kind of guesswork is exactly what Dioramic are not about. The young trio from Kaiserslautern/RLP is apparently not interested in being tossed into the genre-roulette. And as a matter of fact, anybody who will put Dioramic into this kind of game is already set to lose: this band just does not fit into the ready-made categories, Dioramic don't write their songs "like one should".
What they are about is making interesting music with a surprise element. Music which is detailed and pre-meditated, and always leaves the necessary space for emotion. Basically, it's about music which can be enjoyed by musicians and laymen alike.
11.03.2010 - Fastolphbolger
Black metal band whit Burzum, Gorgoroth, Darkthrone, Bathory, Ulver influences.
The first Nachtgeblüt demo-album, "Frozen streams of forgotten knowledge", is just the throwing off of the old purposeless ideals, born from childish rebellion and resentment, and the enthroning of pride and self-overcoming as new ones. The second album, "Strange ways to ancient times", divided in three Books (the third one released separately as "Ways that noone shall ever follow"), is positive instead and clearly points to a mighty homage to the occidental culture going from the Dark Ages to the Baroque and Romantic periods, both musically and lyrically, so that i deviated from black metal to classical music and from conventional lyrics to Miltonian exaltations of Nietzschean values, and even philosophically and aesthetically, where i wandered strange ways so to bring forth those ancient and aristocratic times again, waging war against the values of the socialist equalitarian and materialist modernity.
10.03.2010 - FrostFlame
Heavy Metal band from Greenland (That's Right), I am serious. Nice guitar parts as well good vocals. In addition, they got one 1 album, have listen to them and see if you like it.
They don't sing in English though.
10.03.2010 - FrostFlame
Severed Reign was founded in the early months of 2005, by the members of 2 Minutes to Maiden; a local Iron Maiden tribute band, who have been mixing it up for years before coming together. Together for just over a year, the band started to write their own material in the style of 'Maiden, but combined that with their other musical influences to create an entirely new sound. And the New Wave Of Canadian Heavy Metal was born!
Those guys sound like they have bright future in my opinion also.
10.03.2010 - FrostFlame
New band from France who been around for bit, however they just released there debut this year. Have listen and see what you think. They combine mix of Folk/Black/Death Metal into one which is kind a cool mix.
10.03.2010 - FrostFlame
One of those great bands from the Netherlands which should get more attention then they have and they combine mix of heavy metal with hard rock. In addition they been around since the early 1980s..... so check them out guys and see what you think of them
10.03.2010 - Retribution
They are definitely one of the best underground English Black Metal bands around today, both live and on CD. They rank up there with the likes of Wodensthrone and Winterfylleth and it would be good to see them get some exposure as their music has the credibility as far as I'm concerned.
Why they haven't been added yet is beyond me, they released a great demo in 2007, see review here: http://www.chroniclesofchaos.com/reviews/albums/2-5780_iceni_as_carnyx_screams_consume_the_silence.aspx
The last gig I saw them at (with Obtest) they played a killer set which has been reviewed here: http://www.metalteamuk.net/reviews10/review-obtest.htm
Lastly they are about to release an epic 3rd demo before they go into the studio to record their debut album. I think the year 2010 will be a big one for Iceni.
09.03.2010 - Fastolphbolger
Born in 2002, your inspired in all that have influenced us, both by music and other things (films, books, stories, etc.). There are many bands who have a crucial intervention in his music, bands like Manowar, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath or Helloween are the primal influences. Then, everyone of us has his personal influence and musical style (bands like King Diamond, Tristania, Crematory, Blind Guardian, Dimmu Borgir, Dream Theater, Symphony X, ...).
Vennus Aeterna have a self released calling "One" in 2007