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!".
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!
United Kingdom / Melodic Hard Rock / 2 comments
07.03.2010 - FrostFlame
The Canadian rock band was popular in the late 1970s through the 1980s. Triumph began building their reputation across North America as a live band, peaking in the early 1980s as an import before interest gradually declined. Today, the power trio continue to receive radio airplay on Classic Rock stations and are perhaps best remembered for their positive message songs and their vibrant energetic concerts, complete with extravagant pyrotechnical light shows. Their popularity was extremely strong in Texas, where they first received strong radio attention; but, they were stellar standouts at California's US Festival, and garnered a considerable fan base and radio attention by regularly touring the world, especially throughout North America and Europe. Like their fellow Canadians Rush and Saga.
04.01.2011 - Marcelb7
If Journey and Rush are on this site, so should Triumph. Rik Emmett is a guitar god!
22.01.2012 - malymich
this band definitely deserves place on this site!
15.09.2014 - Kitharistas87
I agree that this band deserves place on this site. It's one of the finest hard rock/progressive rock bands of Canada.
01.07.2015 - ManiacBlasphemer
Not quite a metal band, but seeing that other hard rock or glam bands are featured, I do not see why these guys shouldn't be here. Great White is one of the better bands from that thoroughly commercial movement of the 80s.
06.10.2011 - forest
Alexey Arzamazov is the mastermind and only remaining original member of Shadow Host. He formed the band in Moscow, 1993.
Andrey Smirnov was forced to leave in 2007 due to the time he needed to spend with his main band Everlost.
After Victor Anger's departure in 2009, original vocalist Sergey Kayumov returned. According to Shadow Host's official site, bassist Vasiliy Rumyantsev is no longer in the band, and Sergey Kayumov is again playing the bass.
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.
15.06.2014 - God Alone
Okay, they're not metal; but they surely were/are a huge influence for some industrial/post-metal bands like Godflesh or Neurosis.
I've seen a lot of (great) bands here that have nothing to do with metal at all (Current 93 for example), so... I thought that the almighty Swans could have a chance to be featured on MS. :)
19.06.2014 - Syk
C93 were reviewed by a staffer a long, long time ago. I'm quite confident they'd never be seen here but for that fact. Don't get swanhopes up ;)
22.06.2014 - Ilham
They really have nothing to do here despite being a great band that still produces great records.
19.02.2015 - Hank80AF
They have a very unique style in his music, very personal and quite complex.
17.06.2015 - Bardusk
Swans is a must here. And yes, they are more metal than most of metal bands.
08.10.2011 - powa_emanuel
Adrián Barilari with the keyboardist Hugo Bistolfi, who also left Rata Blanca in 1994, form Alianza, with many musicians sessions, which were the only members permanently was Barilari and Bistolfi. The duo explore ballads sound with more keyboard presence than Rata Blanca. Alianza did not have much impact in Argentina, but in other Latin American countries.They edited three albums Sueños del Mundo (1994), Alianza (1997), and Huellas (1999).
21.04.2011 - RaquelSenra
AraPacis (Ara-Patches) is a female fronted metal band hailing from Montreal, Canada. Formed in 2003 by guitarist Jerry Fielden, their main goal was to re-create some of the orignal aspects of 1970's Hard Rock and Progressive Rock and fuse it together with early 21st Century Progressive, Doom & Gothic Metal to make an interesting metal hybrid. Their debut album ''So Many Leapers'' was released in April of 2006. and their second album ''Consequences Of Dreams'' was released on October 5, 2009. The band is now working on their 3rd album.
22.04.2011 - Jerryfie
AraPacis is more Classic/Prog Metal than Metalcore, AraPacis has shared the stage with The Agonist, Raven and Anvil, amongst other bands.
14.12.2013 - Syk
Not metalcore... somethin' else. Appeared with the closing track on this femme-metal (voices) compilation http://www.metalstorm.net/bands/album.php?album_id=32808 Third album 'Netherworld' released end of 2011 on Ravenheart Music, and 'Déjà-Vu' EP self-released at end of March, this year (now available for free DL from the band's site, along with about six other older songs) (it appears DV EP is 4 re-recordings of older songs - so you can hear So Many Leapers' title-track twice, and find the advances they've made over 7 years)
30.03.2012 - DisgorgedCorpse
They've got at least one full-length album release "Butcher Basement" Link: http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Extermination_Dismemberment/Butcher_Basement/291867 - Very good album and one of the catchiest death metal(Brutal) acts out there today. Highly recommend this band on this site.
03.06.2014 - LeKiwi
Groovy, but pretty a pretty hackneyed style...
29.03.2012 - Marcus
Their first album was a pure neofolk piece, but Azimuths to the Underworld, their second album, mixed their heavy neofolk influences with more ambient black metal. The band is incredibly talented and fairly unique, especially when compared to most metal groups.
29.03.2012 - agaelx
This band formed in 2007 have been playing gigs with some international bands such as Therion, Ratablanca, Saratoga, ex-Scorpions, Agora, Over this time they have been working on original material which we see on the March 29th 2011 release of Revelations. I have been listening to Revelations for a couple of weeks and I want to share some of my favorite tracks:
The title track "Revelations" shows true power metal with massive (I mean massive) vocals from front man Alex "Zope" Gavilan and huge group harmonies. The song has a major pacing change around the half way mark that shows some excellent piano work. Coming out of the piano we see a heavier song and a true roller coaster of emotion. This was the first track I listened to and it was a great start.
"Ashes Brought to Life" shows the dramatic side of power metal with some intricate organ work over top of a very classic power metal sound. There is a well-placed time signature before the vocals that completely changes the song. Once again the vocals are huge and brought me back to my love of Symphony X and Lion's Share.
We experience a short instrumental that gives the band a chance to show their skills with their instruments. I included "Remaining in Silence" because when the instruments are competing with a voice like Zope they need a separate chance to shine. This track is very calming and a real pleasure to listen to. "Pleasure to listen to" isn't a phrase I get to use much in reference to metal. "Reaper of Souls" has some heavy keyboard work, but is another excellent example of how the classic power metal sound will never get old. When you do this sound well it resonates through your entire body and Ancestry accomplishes this over and over again.
When listening to Ancestry I started to wonder where they were from. I narrowed it down to Sweden, Norway, or Germany. Those three countries are pretty much were power metal dominates and massive tours originate. When dealing with power metal I find 99% of the time they hail from one of those three countries.
I wasn't even close; in fact, I was on the wrong side of the world. Ancestry hails from Mexico: Sand, tequila, beautiful oceans, and equally as beautiful women. I have covered many Mexican bands, but normally they are extreme death/black metal; so for some reason my brain could not comprehend that Mexico may have a power metal side as well. The band releases it's album for selling worldwide in 2012 having an amazing impact over, iTunes, Cd Baby, Amazon and Exporting it's material to Japan and having a SOLD OUT the first day it was been introduced in Osaka Japan, having reviews of it's material on Sweden, Spain , Usa and Latin America , I see an excelent future for this excelent band.
For details or to purchase Revelations please see www.facebook.com/ancestrymx
28.03.2012 - Natt
This radical Norwegian black metal band has been taking over the underground black metal scene in the northern parts of Norway. they also have many followers around the world, from Australia, across Europe and to the US. They have their own kind of 'sound' to their music, even though they claim to play classic norwegian black metal.
28.03.2012 - Array
Sounds pretty typical. No full-length releases either. Well, maybe some day they come out with something truly interesting.
27.03.2012 - Blandstzack
This band needs to be on Metal Storm!!!! With great intros and interludes, it makes ya wanna jump around and punch people in the face. Not to mention its pretty gosh darn technical with some of Brann Dailor's best drumming in my opinion. Please accept
06.07.2013 - diamondblack
Very interesting relatively new Progressive Metal band from Greece.
New sensational album "Anthem to Creation" is coming out on 23rd of August 2013!!!
Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBdWoG9t3Yg
26.03.2012 - btbamfan20
This is the solo project of All Shall Perish's guitarist Francesco Artusato. This is one seriously sick shredding album, def needs a spot in here. ESPECIALLY once more material is released :D
04.06.2012 - Rodney
Great solo project. One full length release so far and it's an exceptional release. I can't think of another album more deserving of a feature, more people need to hear this.
18.04.2013 - Hellraiser
Redneck Rampage are an active and rising southern metal band in Estonia. They are probably the only active band in Estonia to represent the southern metal style, and thus I thought it would be nice to present them here on Metal Storm. They released their debut album 'Shotgun Inc.' in April, 2013.
24.03.2012 - fnaer0
Fhoi Myore plays old-school and nature inspired black metal, reminiscent of gorgoroth and the french pagan scene.
They're releasing their first album and an EP after several years of existence (a demo, and a split with Darkenhöld), and do everything by themselves in their home studio, from drums to the mastering.
Here is some coverage about the EP: http://www.lurkerspath.com/2011/04/17/fhoi-myore-the-northern-cold/
Here is the metal archives page : http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Fhoi_Myore/3540279380
DIY black metal from France!
23.03.2012 - Druss
As you can read about on their Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sleepy-Hollow/133313723032) as their official page still seems to be under construction, they released a demo in 1989 (which later was re-released in 2000 as ''A Legend Retold''), a full-length self-titled album in 1991 and a compilation ''1989-1992: Rest in Pieces'' in 2002, before coming inactive. But they've gotten back together and are releasing their second LP named ''Skull 13'' on the 23rd of March through Pure Steel Records. You can listen to the four songs of ''A Legend Retold'' on their MySpace page or their older stuff on Youtube, and they've also made a preview vid on Youtube featuring the final track, ''Midnight'', off their upcoming album Skull 13 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiwC7QkFYLM). Frankly, I think any fan of Judas Priest or Metal Church would love this band's stuff; their riffs are always raw and crunchy in true 80's metal style, and their singer, Bob Mitchell, could give a golden-era David Wayne a run for his money. Give 'em a listen.
22.03.2012 - Array
Well, they are a good band formed in millions years ago. Most likely this band is going to be added anyway, because Doc Godin has the brand new album in the reviews queue list. Winter Of Sin '92 consists of swell sounds. After that came out their second album Silence '94. which is interesting as well. Their new album comes out pretty soon, if not out already. Links -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mOVhHukwBg | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7A-6oxkD1s | http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Xc7tab9jvs
22.03.2012 - DanielMarcoCelotti
This band is from Italy, it is very hard to get the word spread out and this is the kind of site to do it. It's not about making money, but it's about getting people to listen to something fresh, and this might just be something fresh. They released their full length debut album on the 18th of Feb 2012, and you can find it on all major digital stores and spotify or you can order it from whereever in the world directly from the shop on the website.
USA / Symphonic Black Metal / 3 comments
30.05.2012 - Steadydrummer619
Formed in 2001 by vocalist/guitarist L. Mysterion and drummer Odhinnskriger, Mysteriarch wasted little time establishing a powerful and unique style of black metal. Drawing inspiration from the occult, as well as humanity's mystery traditions and the hidden aspects of existence, Mysteriarch quickly became a driving force of the underground metal scene of their hometown of Charlotte, N.C., and by extension the burgeoning regional metal scene of the southeastern United States. The band released the EP "Renaissance of the Maelstrom" in 2004 to a loyal and enthusiastic fan base, garnering praise and positive reviews among the underground metal community.
After several years of extensive gigging and line-up changes, 2007 heralded the release of the band's debut full-length, "The Majestic Fall" on Ophiucus Records. Further establishing Mysteriarch's reputation among the underground metal elite, they began to fully come into their own both artistically and ideologically.
In 2011 Mysteriarch secured a deal with U.S. label Razed Soul Productions to release their 2nd full-length album "Mournful Embrace of Aeons" along with a re-release of the debut full-length album and EP.
Mysteriarch have shared the stage with elite acts such as Absu, Blood Stained Dusk, Chthonic, Epica, Krieg, Manticore, Mayhem, Rotting Christ, Sothis and many more.
With a current dedicated line-up, Mysteriarch continues to push its sound and live performance, crossing boundaries into realms unknown and expanding the limits of musical expression.
21.03.2012 - LemonsPrettyGood
Holy shit this stuff is great. It's a one man band, and it's instrumental, however, the guitar is the voice in this. It all comes together so perfectly it's practically orgasmic, listen to it here (or on his site) -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JJWr2yNYxE&feature=g-u-u&context=G2ca6712FUAAAAAAAEAA