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!".
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.
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.
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.
07.12.2011 - Reign
Features female growling vocals. The band has 3 members. Unfortunately they still haven't been signed to record label. They strive to put their own unique mark in metal today and over the past few years have done great job, for this I beleive they should be added to the Metal Storm family. They are a great band, with great potential. So far they have released two demos and a EP.
07.12.2011 - Angra
Wild Fire, previously known as Messengers of the Fallen, formed in may 2009 and have since then written many songs and learnt covers of songs that have inspired them.
Wild Fire will be recording an EP soon so stay posted for links to music!
Wild Fire are an unsigned band that I feel deserve more recognition than they currently have. Added them to metalstorm would help them on their way. THEY ROCK!!
07.12.2011 - metaleaterr
Awesome black metal band from a country almost new to the metal scene. Their sounds involves raw, bestial black metal with crust influences. Their debut album "Satanic Kultus - Unholy Desecration" was released this year on Deathrash Armageddon (CD)/Necromancer Records (LP) to excellent reviews. Check out the review on this site - http://heavymetaltribune.blogspot.com/
07.12.2011 - Yami_Kurosawa
Because a lot of people don't know about them, their music and lyrics are great. They're so close with their fans, fans are very important part for them, though are less than 1000. This band needs support and being listened by more people around the world, that why i suggest them. Thanks.
02.02.2013 - Neroese
I like em, but they're not metal.
05.12.2011 - Metalomorphis
This is some insane shit from Québec, Canada : the cello player and spiritual child of Plume Latraverse join in with Montréal's trash metallers Anonymus to deliver chaotic trash with Québec French lyrics, dealing with about anything politically correct singers won't ever dare to include in their music. Kind of a joke band, but really funny stuff.
07.12.2011 - metaleaterr
Its Thrash! not trash..good band anyway. +1
05.12.2011 - ISA
Shaped by oldschool Melodic Death, inspired by modern synthezier- and metalcore Bands, ISA is about to become and important part of the modern metal movement in germany. 2 Years after releasing their first demo tape "STATE OF THE ART" I SPIT ASHES hit the Kohle Keller Studios to record their first Album "INHALING BLACKNESS - REFLECTING LIGHT". This Record garnered much attention.
The young band is taking modern metal to the next level and thus generating a whole new genre of music.
03.12.2011 - Starchild
Great prog metal band I've discovered recently..
They have 2 LP's released so far: 'The Shadowheart Mirror' (2009) and 'Domain' (2011)
Their new album is excellent , and it's another great addition from this amazing year for prog. Very recommended!
30.11.2011 - diamondblack
Australian band ANUBIS was formed in 2004, and the specific aim of the band was to create a concept album. While the plan initially was to honour a dear, departed friend by writing the album in his honour, they have chosen to make this person a more anonymous inspiration as the work progressed. Anubis describe the final result as pure fiction, while the protagonist became anonymous to represent the fact he wasn't actually anyone at all. The final result of this process was finalized in 2009 as the album "230503", and was made available in digital and physical formats towards the end of autumn the same year.
29.11.2011 - Pestilence
These guys are new in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. They are fronted by a female singer and play metal with power and prog elements. In a short time they've released their debut album to praise. Recently, They have been asked to play for Roadrunner in their up and coming artist shows. Also, they have just finished recording their first music video which will be released some time in December.
They also auditioned for CBC's Cover Me Canada with their version of Black Velvet (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i_p96PgXTw). The quality is there, but CBC was not looking for metal acts.
Anyway, it's up to you guys. I know they might be too green for a site like Metalstorm. But I figured I'd let you guys know about them. I think in 2-3 years, they'll have a much bigger following.
29.11.2011 - Strifeman
The band is playing an innovative part in the Jordanian metal scene, most of the bands inside it are also playing other bands. They have a studio album out already, and they sound pretty good. Hope you add them.