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.
09.09.2013 - LeKiwi
Not unlike Periphery's heavier moments...not bad
02.10.2013 - BaneConall
They are working on a full length now. Hopefully soon.
17.03.2014 - Dead In Hell
I have to say, the sound IS unlike Protest the Hero. The only way these bands sound alike is if you've never heard progressive metal before. Corelia is doing something entirely different, something that is much more amenable to fans of the genre and not just tweens taking a break from their Miley Cyrus playlists.
Anyway, Corelia deserves to be included on the site. Nostalgia is a phenomenal release that has garnered the band a lot of well-deserved attention and acclaim. If the upcoming album is of the same quality, it's going to take the genre by storm.
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.
02.06.2014 - Jujitsu-man
Can't believe they're not here. One of the most important hard rock bands in Spain.
09.06.2014 - Shankao
They are not only a Hard Rock band. They have several Heavy Metal songs.
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.
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.
24.03.2014 - Northern Danger
Psyko why? In metalstorm we have so many bands who have only EPs and splits. I think that's no condition....
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.
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...
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.
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.
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!
04.06.2010 - Uirapuru
One of the precursors when talk about Extreme music in Brazil.
They play a extreme kind of punk, with hardcore, crust, thrash and even grindcore elements (even years before Napalm Death's Scum)
10.07.2010 - cursedestiny
nice hard band .. but is not metal
16.10.2011 - joachimers
Absolutely metal, this is awesome!
04.10.2012 - Die Hacker [PT]
Agreed absolutely with Uirapuru. Totally disagreed with cursedestiny. First half of their career is more metal (cross over thrash to be more precise) than punk. Those albums are important in the genre's comprehensive understanding.
21.06.2014 - Mr. Cheeky
First 2 albums was more punk but started to develop more into crossover thrash metal now. Kinda similar to what The Exploited did. Would be a nice addition to metalstorm for crossover and punk fans.
11.01.2010 - mindfeeder
It's one of the few good Power Metal bands from Portugal. It has been a fair sucess with it's debut EP "Mind Revolution" wich has received good reviews around the globe, and it's a great live band.
Mindfeeder is currently working on their first Long Play and I think that Metal Storm would be the perfect place to give Mindfeeder a hand and show themselves to the Metal World.
Thanks! and Keep Feeding your Mind!
14.12.2013 - slsimmion
Endless Storm - the best power metal cd 2013!!!
01.08.2011 - elschlong
We have been around for ages (formed in 2003). We have and EP and two full length albums. Our latest album is receiving excellent reviews world wide. We have our own unique sound (hard to be objective but that's what all the reviews say). We are currently on the "Slowest World Tour ever" (we move countries every couple of years. Full bio below:
"Yes, our name is stupid, and no, we don't care. A band name is a just a brand name like Cadburys or McDonalds. Our name neither effects nor reflects the music we play. It is unimportant to us."
So states guitarist/vocalist Leah Hinton. Hinton formed El Schlong in Dunedin, New Zealand in 2003 along with fellow music student Nick Baldwin on bass. They cut their teeth and learned their craft in the city's DIY student punk/metal scene before moving to the country's capital in 2005.
Wellington saw a change in style that moved from to quirky and upbeat to more heavy and complex. It also resulted in the importing of their current drummer Jordan Tredray, and the departure of their original vocalist. Faced with the impending recording of their debut album and a huge relocation across the globe to London, the three members of El Schlong decided to begin vocal duties themselves.
"The Baddies Are Coming" was recorded in April 2008 and has received very good reviews worldwide. The album sprawls across the musical spectrum, moving from metal to weird, and all things in between. It is like Satan in the bath puzzled by the ginger pube on the soap......... The fully animated video clip for the title track won second place in the Handle the Jandle music video awards in 2010.
El Schlong moved to London in August 2008 where they forged a place for themselves in the underground scene. Here they honed their skills as a live band and developed the loop pedals and vocal layering that is a feature of their live show. They also spent their two years in London writing and pre-recording their second album.
In August 2010 they packed their bags and set off for the Southern Hemisphere to an extremely successful homecoming tour. "Time/Place" was recorded in August 2010 while in New Zealand and was released in May 2011. It is a huge step up from their previous album and displays the band's growth and maturation as musicians. It is epic and minimal, fierce and gentle, poignant and ponderous.
In 2011 El Schlong have completed the next step in their "Slowest World Tour Ever" by relocating to Berlin, Germany.
So what genre of music do they play? Maybe avant-garde metal best describes it, but you really need to listen for yourself. And the name? Love it or hate it you will never forget El Schlong.................
03.08.2011 - Syk
El Schlong, hell yes! "Baddies" video & song were awesome :)
01.08.2011 - psykome†al™
They recently got signed to Century Media. The band also contains members of Impending Doom and Oblige. Also going on tour with 2 other bands that are on MS, Allegaeon and The Browning.
31.07.2011 - patrickmetal12
Because this band will blow your mind. its like Amon Amarth but with clean-ish vocals. The vocalist makes the band... majestic. After only watching their official video, i immediately fell in love with their style. If you like Amon, Ensiferum, Enslaved, and fucking awesome vocals, this band is for you!! \m/
30.07.2011 - Acidjunkie
Drums are for Parades are a sludge metal / post rock band hailing from Belgium. They are touring extensively in the Low countries (Belgium, The Netherlands), doing both club shows and playing on the smaller and bigger festivals.
They have released a number of albums, with "Master" in 2010 being their newest album. This is in my opinion a very decent sludge metal / post rock release that will be appreciated by the metal-storm community.
02.08.2011 - Pyramid God
If the mech man likes it, its good enough for me.
29.07.2011 - SceneryOfLoss
Since 2007, Ivalys has developed its style, exploring several facets of its musical roots. Combining dark heavy rythms and brighter melodies, the music of the band is asserting by harmonizing opposites and then finally find a place in the symphonic metal kind.
Created by Loris Guillen ( bass ) and Nicolas Rey ( guitar ), the project starts to take shape when Guillaume Muller ( keyboards ) and Jessica Donati ( vocal ) join the band. In 2009, Pablo San Martin ( drums ) joins the formation, allowing the band to affirm its own musical identity.
Direct as contrasted, Ivalys compositions deliver a positive and strong energy. The band starts to work on their first EP and simultaneously starts to perform their songs on stage. In order to offer a new dimension to their music, Ivalys opened some gigs for several French metal bands as Blazing War Machine, Markize, Whyzdom and even played for the first show of Dagoba's tour at Fall 2010.
At the begining of 2011 the creation of the 4 tracks EP called Words In Time ended up, the band announces
its release for March and starts to work on its debut album.
29.07.2011 - vishvakarman
Oremuz is a Experimental Dark Metal from Philippines.
the world needs to know that philippines have a solid metal scene.(that catering many subgenres
and OREMUZ is one of the great female fronted bands in the philippines who have a great potential
20.10.2013 - LeKiwi
I usually hate a production like this, but in this case it really contributes to the music. Excellent stuff :)
26.11.2012 - Die Hacker [PT]
So, here we are again... Another portuguese combo deserving exposure for ages ago right now... Inthyflesh released an oustanding record this year, ''Claustrophobia'', the 3rd full lenght amongst 4 demo EP's and 2 splits, in an underground career started in 2000. ''Claustrophobia'' surfaces as a domish, and black metal à la Mayhem or earlier Darkthrone, being the best black metal album i've heard this year (2011) so far. The first two were decent, but this issue shows a musical growing that shouldn't be forgotten. Just give it a try, you won't be disappointed!
28.07.2011 - rush2212
Sin7sinS is a Dutch female fronted Industrial Metal band who last year released their first album "Perversion Ltd." on Massacre Records. They play a fairly unique mix of industrial, gothic en (nu)-metal. If you like these styles you should give them a try!
27.07.2011 - Drew23
"OMELA - one of the most impressive groups… that concerns record culture, technique of playing and the level of musical thinking… " (Magazine "IN ROCK", 2009)
The musical style of OMELA blends a classical sound with doom riffs and progressive folk themes. Their musical arrangements feature versatile guitars and trumpet, sax and harp. This is charming, hypnotic music with hanging melodies, strong and unforgettable vocals. The music and poetry is written by Sergey Abramov - leader of the group and you will see they are influenced by such groups as Pink Floyd, Anathema, Empyrium, etc.
Now, Omela has 2 studio albums - "Viscum Album" (2009) and "Aura" (2011).
In my opinion, OMELA is one of the most interesting young (it was formed in 2007) metal groups in Russia. And I think, that people, who get to know with OMELA, will necessarily get much pleasure by listening this music...
29.07.2011 - andreosokin
atmospheric progressive metal? :) at first they were called folk rock, then dark rock, then this? hehe) but +1, a good band, good musicians, even though still can't dig their music
25.07.2011 - Angelus_GtS
cuz its a band who puts there hearts in to their music, but also that they really dosen't have a genre, they play that's sounds good for them but also they want to create a new style! and the band really love this page ^^
23.07.2011 - SceneryOfLoss
Fading Bliss was born in November 2009 when Olivier (ex-Dewback / guitar) decided to start a new band with Doom/Gothic influences. After talking with some friends, the line up was quickly completed by Florian (Innerfire / keys) and Dahl (Innerfire / growls). Then, by word of mouth and through the Internet, Mel (vocals), Michel (drums), Arnaud (Alibido/ bass) and Nicu (2nd guitar) joined the band. Rehearsals started right after a 1st meeting on November 11th 2009.
Firstly, the band rehearsed covers from Tiamat, Paradise Lost and Katatonia ... and, as it was already united, the 1sts songs were composed. Those were inspired from 90's Gothic/Doom bands (Paradise Lost, Tiamat, My Dying Bride, Moonspell, Anathema, Katatonia, Amorphis, Septic Flesh) but also from nowadays ones (Shape of Despair, Swallow the Sun, Sentenced, Draconian, Therein ...). In the beginning of 2010, Nicu left as he didn't have enough time to get involved in the band.
At the end of the summer 2010, the band recorded its 1st 4 title EP at the Noise Factory studio with Gerald. This EP was released in October and the 1st official photoshoot took place as well.
22.07.2011 - Chris Steele
It is a damn awesome band, and they have just put out the new record. And it is very good metal :) One thing that probably makes this album interesting for the fans of Helloween (and Gamma Ray) is the fact that "the old fox" Kai Hansen is featured as a guest musician on 4 tracks. :) Kai sung some lead vocals on tracks At Daggers Drawn and Steel Redeemer + played guitar solos on Terrordome and Star Odyssey.
26.08.2011 - Zaltys
Never heard of them, but I checked out the album. Quite good. Seems like a worthy addition. Not many releases so far though.
22.07.2011 - DarkSymphony500
Enchanting is the best word to describe this band. They have released 3 albums in the style of medieval folk, some acoustic instruments and percussions. Fairydust (2005), Reverie (2006), Legends of Blood and Light (2008).
22.07.2011 - AngelCorpse13
Peshmerga is a Death metal group from Chicago featuring ex members of Putrid Pile, Gorgasm, Earthen, Crematorium, Disinter, etc. They have a full length entitled "Murderous Acts of Cruelty" which was released last year and is a great addition to the genre, and I suggest this band be put on Metal Storm for all to hear and learn more about.
21.07.2011 - SceneryOfLoss
Apparition formed in 1997 by bassist David Homer and drummer Paul Collins. Both musicians were part of UK death metal band Asphyxiator who's album 'Trapped Between Two Worlds' was released earlier on in the same year. David Had written a melodic song called 'The Pain Lives On' which was different to Asphyxiator's usual brutal metal style. He formed a side project to record the song and he called this Apparition. David got Paul to drum on the song and to make things sound really different he asked a local club singer called Rebecca Tibbett to sing the song little knowing in time female fronted metal would become very popular. On New Years Eve 2003 David read an advert on a music shop notice board by a singer/keyboard player called Jen Lowe. She was looking for a similar sounding band and after a couple of meetings decided to work together and take Apparition further than it had before by becoming a full time band instead of just a studio project. David, Paul and Jen started writing songs together and it wasn't too long before guitarist Richard Knight and vocalist Annabelle Harris joined them. Together they wrote and recorded an album called 'Drowned in Questions' and in 2006 had it released through Casket music. In Late 2006 both Annabelle and Jen left Apparition to concentrate on their university courses. They were replaced by Ian Bentley on keyboards and Vocalist Fiona Creaby. After the new band members had learnt the songs on the set list, Apparition started playing shows again and wrote new songs, recording them at Rhythm studios in England with Paul Johnston who has worked with bands such as Napalm Death, Vader, Benediction and Tony Iommi. In 2007 Apparition put on a mini music festival featuring female fronted metal bands from around the UK called the Dames of darkness Festival. This was repeated in 2008 and all money raised went to the 'Breast Cancer Care' charity. In 2008 the songs 'Salvation', 'The Dream Where I Cannot Go' and 'The Path to Eternity' were completed along with a promo video for the song 'Salvation'. The video tells the story of a soldier going of to war leaving his wife behind. This video can be seen on this page. In 2009 Fiona, Paul and Rich left Apparition to be replaced by Vocalist Samantha Smallwood. Drummer Rob Swinnerton and Guitarist John Yates. In October 2009 Apparition supported ex Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen in London. The following month they took part, as well as co-organising 'Femme Metal Festival which also featured Delain and Sirenia.This was to be Ian and Samantha's last show. Ian had moved away from the area Apparition lived in and was finding it difficult and expensive to carry on being part of the band. Samantha, who is studying musical theatre at University as well as working a hectic weekend job, decided it was all too much for her. Sam loved being in the band but she had to think about her future career first. In the summer of 2010, Jennian King (vocals) and Francis Ezikwa (keyboards/piano) were the latest band members to join Dave, John and Rob in Appariiton. Jennian's position was temporary , agreeing to help out until a permanent vocalist was found. Before Jennian left she recorded a cover of the song 'Harvest' by 'Opeth' which is in our music player. The band members of 'Opeth' who composed and recorded the original song are Mikeal Akerfeldt, Peter Lindgren, Martin Lopez and Martin Mendez and it is from their ''Blackwater Park'' album. All songwriting credit goes to them.