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.
29.06.2015 - andreosokin
The new project featuring members of Eclipse Hunter, which has just released the first EP, with the second one to follow in a few months! Eclipse Hunter is featured on MS, so I really hope you guys will have it added here as well! Here's the link to SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/andreosokin/sets/infinity-inf2ep1
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.
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.
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).
07.03.2012 - DokkenRocker100
Exide are an awesome old skool stlye metal band from birmingham england their skies on fire EP was recorded by music producer muff murfin who has worked with sabbath and priest they rock hard and have recently signed with mas records they are a great up and coming metal band that deserve a review on metal storm!!
06.03.2012 - Suffer The Pain
A new Swedish Metal/Punk band that have got some great reviews on thier first release The Death (tape)
Check out http://sufferthepain.bandcamp.com/ and listen
Review by http://manslaughterthuglife.blogspot.com:
SUFFER THE PAIN - "THE DEATH"
("D.I.Y."; Tape & MP3-Download):
Also upon this I've stumbled while surfing through the web and once again checking in at the "CRUST DEMOS" blog (http://crust-demos.blogspot.com/). SUFFER THE PAIN are from Sweden and a young band playing in the department of Punk meets Metal, which means Hardcore as well as first and foremost Crustcore meets Death Metal. This release here, titled "THE DEATH", is a brandnew 2012 release and is currently up to listen to for free on their Bandcamp site and also up for free downloading on the Soundcloud site of SUFFER THE PAIN, both links I will give you at the end of this very review here, and it will be pretty soon released as a (I guess) D.I.Y. (?) tape, so it means that if you like what you are listen to then get the download and when the tape is out write to the band or something like this and damn fucking bloody buy it. Okay, a mixture out of Crustcore and Death Metal from Sweden... ah, I can hear your head start to tick and ring, spitting out one name: WOLFPACK!!! Okay, and then also a second name: WOLFBRIGADE!!! And you're pretty much right with this, even SUFFER THE PAN are in NO way a sort of a rip off or so, playing it even more Death Metal and also more dirty and rough'n'tough and raw than the legends of WOLFPACK/WOLFBRIGADE, even they go more or less at least a little bit in the direction of the legendary and still awesome debut of them. Blend furious Crustcore madness, with D-Beat kamikaze attacks, incredible strong grooving Mosh segments and an uncontrolable anthemic fist in the air sing (or: scream) a long with them attempt with Old School savage swedish Death Metal violence born and bred by the likes of ENTOMBED, DISMEMBER and early UNLEASHED, add some few sick Black Metal impressions like very old DARK THRONE to it and you've arrived in the camp of SUFFER THE PAIN. The aggressive and brutal ''grunty'' and throaty roared vocals and the great fast metallic guitar riffing work, full of aggression yet also melodies, are truly the backbone of the music of SUFFER THE PAIN, the well-versed rhythm section is making it all round, and the tight and well thought through songwriting is really just a great job done by them. There's also a larger than life cover of "BLOODY HAMMER" by ROCKY ERICKSON and even I don't know the original one (honestly not, shame on me) the version of SUFFER THE PAIN is incredible. Amazing!!! To the lyrics I can't really say anything profund but barbarism, blood, hell, pain and death seem to be pretty important ingredients of them;-). The artwork really got a great and cool look (even it's not a official part of the Soundcloud download but then just get it on there Bandcamp site) and the production sound of this five songs in something around ten minutes is aggessive and brutal, dirty and raw (in a positive sense), and so his here is a complete package. If SUFFER THE PAIN will keep on working like this they will become a really great thing, so let us keep an eye on them, an eye and two ears. Great!!! I want a tape:-)!!! Cheers!!! (9 of 10 points)
05.03.2012 - sonic5v5ic
An absolutely awesome instrumental debut album "Constant Variety" is out and redefining progressive rock and metal! Former member of Steelheart and Five Finger Death Punch Uros Raskovski is the founder and leading member of the project.
04.03.2012 - bj_waters
Looking for local bands, I came across these guys and thought that they were pretty good! The fact that their band name is taken from the first Black Label Society album is not a coincidence, but they are NOT a cover band. They've already got three albums under their belt (the first two under the name Switchback before some trademark difficulties) and I believe they're working on a fourth. I'm not expert on this kind of metal, but I think they're worth listening to. Shout-outs kind of thing.
03.03.2012 - diamondblack
Day Six has grown to be one of the most well known progressive metal bands in the Netherlands. Day Six makes progressive rock, heavily influenced by various other musical genres like sympho, funk and - every now and then - even jazz. In addition to these influences, the band doesn't shy away from experiments with sounds and samples.
01.03.2012 - ihmusic
IH combine melodic heavy guitar with broken beats, electronics, low-tuned bass and perfectly executed vocals. Easily combines musical styles such as alternative rock, metal, industrial, post-hardcore and even dubstep, which gives an amazing effect of freshness and originality.
01.03.2012 - Fade To Black
Sometimes bands get the avantgarde moniker despite being rather plain, not Painkiller. This is some of the most disturbing experimental noise out there. This brain child of saxophonist John Zorn fuses jazz, grindcore, noise and pure hate into the soundtrack of nightmares. Still not convinced? Varg Vikerson listened to this and shit himself, there good enough?