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!".
18.06.2013 - IronArkadius666
The band features 3 members from Isis, another post metal band already on MS, and the vocalist of Deftones.
It is more post-like than Isis and not quite as heavy, but it definitely deserves a place on MS, as it is reminiscent of bands like AtomA.
I believe that a lot of fans of bands like Isis, AtomA, Enshine, Aoria and other bands in that vein of music will greatly appreciate this band.
29.06.2013 - SyFFiLiS
"Heavy, stargazing rock outfit Palms was forged out of an explosive collision, as Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno joined forces with critically-lauded post-metal group ISIS". This should be enough said to add this band on MS.
04.07.2013 - tea[m]ster
Album is fantastic, put it on here!
07.07.2013 - Unhealer
Liking this album more and more each listen!
28.07.2013 - psykometal
Didn't hear any metal in this at all when I listened.
03.10.2013 - 3rdWorld
-1. And i do agree with Mr.Database manager. There isn't any metal in this at all. No need to die to get it added in here, cuz this doesn't deserve a place here. Not to mention their really crappy and bland debut. Pfft. >:(
24.10.2013 - ScreamingSteelUS
I don't understand why people insist on associating post-rock with metal. There is no metal here.
29.12.2013 - Zaphod
Agreed, no reason to be on MS. Then again, they added Anneke Van Giersbergen just because she has been in metal bands...
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.
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.
05.06.2013 - psykometal
Needs at least one full length.
27.01.2010 - ArcticWolf
Fastway are a British heavy metal band formed by guitarist, "Fast" Eddie Clarke, formerly of Motörhead, and bassist, Pete Way, formerly of UFO.
Don't think I need more reasons to explain why the band needs to be part of MS? Do You? I bet most of Motörhead and UFO fans are familiar with Fastway or know something about the band.
In addition, I am not able to find there official site, however I provided a link to there myspace page.
27.01.2010 - DayFly
AOR of the sticky, shmalzy kind
24.10.2013 - onedh
Fastway should be included in metalstorm.com ASAP. "Fast" Eddie Clarke delivers atrue amount of oldschool Heavy Metal. Also this band has been an influence for many other bands.
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.
12.06.2011 - SceneryOfLoss
Stamina is a french metal band founded by the keyboardist Gildas Vijay ROUSSEAU. In 2006 they released their debut album "Mess'Age" and currently work on the second album "Via Crucis".
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.
10.04.2013 - JefferyTotterdell
Great up and coming band, with a bit of reggae and Latin mixed in, which is groovy
First Ep of three albums and the progression is really good.
These types of bands have been doing really well lately.
But the music tells the real story so have a listen, a few live performances on YouTube.
24.02.2009 - warlock84
We are a young band trying to get our name out there and believe this site is a great tool to help with that. We are a true metal band, not that nu-metal or radio friendly junk. We all grew up listening to bands like Pantera, Slayer, Iced Earth, Testament, Kataklysm, Amon Amarth, etc and strive to bring back the old school heavy metal. We hope to record a demo this year and any press, good or bad, would be greatly appreciated.
13.07.2012 - Steve Rowland
This is a pretty good band from Québec. They're pretty well known and good in the genre. I'm actually surprised this band isn't on this site already. A listen to this song should help convincing you :
21.02.2014 - The Evergreen
+1, and I too am surprised to find them in the list of sugestions.
03.03.2010 - FrostFlame
Slash's Snakepit was a rock band which was a side-project formed by then-Guns N' Roses lead guitarist Slash (Saul Hudson) in 1994. On their first album, Matt Sorum (drums), Gilby Clarke (rhythm guitar) and Dizzy Reed (keyboard) from Guns N' Roses played in this band. On bass was Mike Inez of Alice in Chains and Eric Dover (who had previously played guitar for Jellyfish) sang lead vocals.
GN'R colleague Teddy Andreadis also appeared on the record playing harmonica & keyboards.
03.03.2010 - DayFly
Honestly, this stuff has too much boogie to call it metal. Maybe if Aerosmith were here...
30.12.2009 - drpaxton
This band is worth listening to to all who like heavy music. They play a very unique kind of music, you can call it alternative rock, or hard rock, with one the most talented lead singers out there.
15.03.2011 - WingedOctopi
Amazing band, fans of Tool should like this.
05.01.2012 - hadriel
This band needs to be added. Similar bands like dredg and Fair to Midland have been added to the site, rightfully so should these guys. Not to mention that their music is stellar! ;)
12.04.2012 - Nicoline
With 2,4 million listens registered on last.fm, this band cannot be ignored. I hope to read reviews and updates on Rishloo from MS in the future.
05.04.2013 - DarkSymphony500
Atmospheric/Doom Metal band with gothic influences. They get the influences from bands such as Draconian, Agalloch, Shape of Despair, Saturnus and Tristania. They have released 2 EPs and a full-length album 'Errances' (2012).
05.12.2010 - Grave Digger 87
Lutomysl doesn't have a website or a myspace, so that myspace link is a fan page. They have a pritty intense heavy style, kind of depressive sometimes too. There is only 6 bands from Ukraine on MS! Thats gotta change, hehehe.
Edit: Lutomysl does have a myspace now, http://www.myspace.com/lutomyslofficial
27.12.2012 - LaineJ
Great band, one of my favourite bm band
08.06.2011 - in GRAVE
they are a good progressive metal band and they are influenced in dream theater and symphony x
16.05.2012 - Oracles
There one of those hidden European Prog Metal bands that are from a country who produces little to zero good metal bands and they signed with an unknown record company that is making them go unnoticed. But if everything goes good, this band has immense future. Their major influence is Dream Theater.
Tree of Life ,
The Land of Lights.
All of which you can find on youtube.
14.03.2011 - Warthane
Been in Metal hammer twice (once on the Necrolust 2 CD. Toured Germany, Been on Wacken Radio, also been in terrorizer mag. one Full release (The Gallows are Calling) currently working on Second Full length album.
14.03.2011 - Array
...without distortion or guitar. hah, this could be too much but share your thoughts.
09.05.2011 - Meller
A great example of having fun with your music without falling flat on your arse reeking of diarrhea of your own pretentiousness... :) As Array said, may be too much for some people, but they are great. See 'em live if you ever have the chance!
14.03.2011 - From Isolation
This band is a phenomenal up and coming Metal act from Perth, Western Australia.
They have recently been signed to independent label 'Metal for Fishes', and have recently released their Free Demo EP for all to download here:
They have a completely original sound and we expect big things from them.
14.03.2011 - AhmadAlhour
Binding Shade is the first Melodic Death Metal band in Jordan - Middle East.
The music of Binding Shade is unique, emotional, and catchy. The lyrics were written in poetic form by the vocalist Ahmad Alhour - who is an established poet - and the guitarist Darem Aqrabawi.
The band has released their first album Rendering Void [EP] on March 6th 2010 and currently recording their 1st Debut Album.
12.03.2011 - metalmix
Because it's one of the most popular bands of metal in Argentina.
They were chosen by Mike Portnoy from Dream Theater to open their show in front of 8.000 people.
They toured around Europe in 2010 performing in France, Belgium, Holland, Russia, among others.
They released 2 studio albums and third album will be released this year.
I hope Sacrum will appear on this page! thanks
12.03.2011 - Flashok
an old timer, pioneers of thrash metal band we as malaysians consider as legends.. has disbanded though but worthy of international attention
album id suggest: Mean, Meaner, Meanest /
songs id suggest:
Obsessed, Final Ticking, Stranger, Memories
11.03.2011 - Dcera větru
1879 is a black metal band from chile that shows another kind of lyrics in their songs,members are just 3 but they music is so complete in all their style,lyrics talk about historical wars in chile,specially about War of Pacific that happened exactly in the same year that the name of the band
10.03.2011 - Starchild
Great Hungarian Dark Ambient/Gothic/Doom Metal. http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=43174
And their song on the youtube have more than 100,000 views, that means something. :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdtJ_BTmDVM
They released one full-lenght album and it's really great piece of atmospheric, malancholic doom/ambient. ;)
12.03.2011 - Brendan
+1 Fantastic band. I'm happy to see that someone has finally recommended them.
13.03.2011 - Ankh Amen
'Öröm' means 'happiness' in hungarian LOL... The band is still great +1
09.03.2011 - Isisscript
This band is new and sounds great enough ,they have released their first album. Listen and check them from myspace page.I liked the song "bestial cult" .Other songs are really fine too ,it sounds melodic Black...
08.03.2011 - tier1304
For me personally it's always very difficult to find a Thrash band with a vocalist who don't get on my nerves after a few songs. I really like the singer and the style of the band. To quote a review " Neurasthenia is one of the better newcomers on the 21st century wave of thrash metal horizon and fans of the genre might want to check them out. I for one think this band might someday become a European household name if they make some more progress and I hope to see them live someday." (taken from www.archaic-magazine.com)
More infos about the band: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neurasthenia_%28band%29
I HOPE YOU WILL ADD THEM! Thanks & cheers, Stefan
08.03.2011 - HiteshKSalhuria
Weird Anxiety is a Progressive dark metal band hailing from the Himalayas who are the pioneers of Himalayan black metal. Due to location problems and lack of distribution facilities in the region, the band feels that it's music is not able to reach its true audience.Platforms like metal storm bridge the gap.
09.03.2011 - Metalomorphis
Great music, I'm surprised by the musicianship O_o
08.03.2011 - ryanhuthnance
The Seer features members of Australian Thrash royalty Mortal Sin. The band are preparing to release their debut EP "Prologue", which has already been given perfect reviews and praise from fans, promoters and venues. Certainly a band to look out for, The Seer are seeking to expand their network of friends to get the word out across the globe.