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!".
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.
29.06.2013 - Nimlot
-1 A lot of accounts must have been created just to bump up this shameless act of self-promotion...
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.
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.
08.10.2012 - sentinel65
A modern throwback to the late '60s pre-metal movement. They perfectly combine psychedelic rock, doom metal, and horror themed lyrics for adventurous albums. They're popularity has been growing and growing.
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.
01.03.2013 - .:Nataras:.
Because i think we will see more good songs from them, and when i have heard their released songs which can be found on their Facebook page, i decided to promote them and help them to register their Band on well known metal forums and sites.
and i know they have not released an album yet, but will be release soon :))
08.07.2013 - SSM
I just listened to their music, they have the passion and enough skills. Looking forward to their debut.
25.07.2013 - LeKiwi
Songwriting needs a bit of work but they certainly have talent.
28.07.2013 - psykometal
Needs to release a full length.
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.
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.
17.08.2012 - Vahumana.az
Traumatic is an iranian progressive metal band , formed in 2007 with the following members :Babak Emadian(guitars & bass)Shahab Fattahi(guitars)
TRAUMATIC HAS 2 ALBUMS:
1-Point of Rupture 2010
2-From a Void 2012
05.01.2013 - SSM
Superb performance + well-written instrumental songs. Definitely deserves a page here on MS. The Facebook link is incorrect, you can check the band correct page in the following link: https://www.facebook.com/traumatic.band. Also, the band name is "Traumatic", it's misspelled.
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.
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".
30.04.2011 - Syk
Are they at all like Meshuggah or Nevermore?
16.02.2012 - hammercs
Technical, but also melodic metal from Hungary. They sing in Hungarian, which may be a setback, but the quality definitely beats the problem! They've recently released their third album, and have developed a name for themselves in Europe.
Syk: Yes, in the beginning, they were like Meshuggah, but since, incorporated lots of clean vocals and proggy stuff.
12.07.2013 - qlacs
It's a problem that WMD still not featured on MS. :P
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.
03.06.2011 - ForlornSky
This band, although primarily Metalcore, deserves to be here by virtue of the sheer talent they have. They are truly remarkable and musically are amazing. They offer something new to the genre and fuse a lot of different styles together. They have 2 albums and deserve a place in Metal Storm database.
10.06.2011 - BlckMtlMelodies
Great sound. I'm having a crisis as they self refer as "Christian Metal"...what to do? +1
20.08.2012 - Uldreth
Very similiar to the neoclassical guitar playing in The Human Abstract, these guys are incredible. +1
12.12.2012 - Jay Bourque
Very good, the only thing core about them in my opinion are the vocals but I can look past that.
11.10.2013 - BaneConall
Their newest album Aletheia is pretty darn awesome! +1
30.11.2013 - errorcode99
religion should be completely personal blablabla... anyways, very good music!! +1
08.12.2010 - DrPhilzzgood
A great band who was touring with Black Label Society on their Berzekus Tour in 2010, very Pantera-alike , they have a great energy in their shows and are very friendly off-stage.
04.12.2010 - qlacs
These guys are really awesome.
Switch Opens from Stockholm, Sweden started out in 2000 as Fingerspitzengefühl. They made two albums for Kooljunk Communications, Fingerspitzengefühl in 2004 and Happy Doomsday in 2006, and decided to continue as SWITCH OPENS in 2008. The first two albums were highly acclaimed in Swedish and European rock press, such as Close-Up Magazine, Sweden Rock Magazine, Metal Hammer, and Rock Hard. Happy Doomsday was nominated as best metal/punk in the Swedish independent music awards (Manifest) in 2006. The band has done extensive gigging on their own, but also supported bands such as Neurosis, Scars on Broadway and Entombed. The band has earned a reputation as an adrenalized live act. Switch Opens signed to GMR Music Group in October 2008 and the new record Switch opens was released on September 9th 2009.
Anders Bartonek - drums
Tomas Bergstrand - guitar
Jesper Skarin - bass & vocals
Mikael Tuominen - guitar
04.12.2010 - jin0001
PERIHELLIUM - prog-metal band - new release: The War Machines
First of all I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Gerard Wrobel. I'm a guitarist and I run the Polish progressive metal band PERIHELLIUM ( http://www.perihellium.com ). We ended up the second album named: THE WAR MACHINES which will be available very soon.
For taste of sounds and our music click the links below.
There are 2 films. One of them is a documentary film made in Zed Studio during recording sessions and the second film is a new song from the album. Please watch them:
Making of THE WAR MACHINES:
The Machines from Zed Studio:
We are looking for reviews /interviews and media support for our new release.
Mail us if you are interested to support us: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more info visit us:
03.12.2010 - DeathSlyzer
I think this is a pretty signifficant band, due to the fact taht they've released many great albums, which should've had more impact on the metal scene than they did. This band still has a chance at getting more known, Some may look at them as a Metallica clone band, because of the signifficantly similar vocals, but even though, they still have a lot to offer, and that's why they absolutely SHOULD be on Metal Storm!
Their discography is listed on their official website.
01.12.2010 - Godofshadows
Ok, just kidding... Because they're a very good band (with some growl, the -core style) and they have 2 CDs and one EP, and at least one of them(The unveiling - that's the name of the CD) have many good songs that I think would be great to let the other metal-fans here to know, at least those who listen to the -core-genre.
Anything else you need to know why they should be here?
06.12.2010 - larjo666
A new band from Sweden, climbing the ranks of metal / rock. Has a unique rock style, touching styles of stoner, doom and black metal mizing it into their own unique fashion. Has just released their debut album "First Circle". Members include Bob Ruben from Kayser, Mushroom River band & Band of Spice. Alongside ex Band of Spice bassist Johann. Other members have long history in the music scene
30.11.2010 - Windrider
Young band from Germany, members are 18-20, they play metal inbetween Gothenburg and modern harsh Melodeath. Sounds like a mixture of At The Gates, Dark Tranquillity, Norther, Kalmah, a bit Kataklysm and a bit CoB... something around there lol.
First demo will be released in January, check them out, really cool!
29.11.2010 - akiruyoshima
This band has played many festivals in Europe and USA. They tour with Judas Priest in 2002 and open for Saxon, Exodus, Fear Factory, Slayer and many more. Is one of favorite underground band from USA. They have 1 full length cd worldwide distribution called Abandon In Place.
Thank you, Akira Yoshima
30.11.2010 - Syk
I changed Mongo Ninjaa (already on MS, search "mong") to Sceptre from India - band whose old demo/EP I heard years ago, half of it anyway, and quite liked. Debut album was released in 2008, with new recordings of those songs and more
28.11.2010 - Urs Blank
Floodline is a very interesting Progressive Metal band who has released two albums, Passage To Dawn and Beneath The Waves, the latter showing a huge improvement over the former, in terms of production and diversity.
The guitar work is particularly varied and should appeal to melo prog lovers as well as to fans of more extreme stuff. Drumming is also neat with a great double-bass. Vocals are ok though not great, shifting back and forth between clean and harsh vocals.
One of the most promising Progressive Metal band who definitely needs to be featured on Metal Storm to get the exposure they deserve.
25.11.2010 - Nicoline
Dunderbeist should be on Metal Storm because their style is fun, heavy, innovative (reminds me of Diablo Swing Orchestra at times) and they've released three full length albums (the last one being their heaviest). It's a musical treat that I believe many here on MS will appreciate. Not conviced? Give the following song a listen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPOKCMfKU-g
21.10.2012 - SceneryOfLoss
Plus they'll be touring with Fear Factory and Devin Townsend.
25.11.2010 - Sorgblad
I think they really deserve to be here. They are young and ambicious and I hope they will become famous, they have everything what it takes. Ive just ordered their only album called Monument and it instatnly became one of my favourite Melodic Death Metal albums all the time. They have keyboards which overally gives them very good atmosphere. If you want fast melodic metal with insane deep and high pitched growls over fast drums, then check them out as soon as possible !
24.11.2010 - warrior-of-light
Galderia is a young, promising band from Marseille, France. They play a unique style of Melodic Power Metal, as it's never been heard before. They definitely are a enrichment for the whole "metal scene". Appearing on this site could possibly make them a little better known. Galderia have the potential to be the next Gamma Ray or Stratovarius, because their melodies are very various and captivating. Their technical skills on the instruments are great, and you can recognize that by the quality of their music. I think, some more people should be able to enjoy this great young band, and that's why I consider it as important for this band to appear on MetalStorm.net.
24.11.2010 - arturox
EL METAL EN SU MAXIMA EXPRESION
Desde 1994, año en que se formó la banda, Sauron se ha presentado en vivo junto a las más importantes bandas locales. Malón, Almafuerte, Horcas son apenas algunas para nombrar.
Dos de los cuatro temas que registraron en un primer casete independiente se incluyeron en el primer disco de Sauron, editado por DBN.
La participación de Sauron en las dos últimas ediciones del Metal Rock Festival, las presentaciones junto a los artistas internacionales Moonspel, Mercyful Fate y Glenn Hughes la afirman como una de las bandas más importantes y representativas del metal argentino.
Con su estética salvaje y un sonido de inspiración en los setentas, el grupo realizó su presentación del disco el pasado 20 de noviembre en el teatro Coliseo, junto a Walter Giardino Temple, en la segunda visita de Glenn Hughes.