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!".
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.
13.06.2012 - AlexisCroze
Corvus is a Melodic Metal band from Ukraine. They released their debut album "Raven Rising" in 2012.
28.09.2015 - diamondblack
Royal Corvus band was formed in September 2005 and the first band name was Corvus. The name was borrowed from Latin, it translates - the Raven. It is a symbol of the wisdom in most ancient religions of the world. Raven is a carrier of souls across the River of Eternity and a binding link between the fragile edge of the World of Shadows and the World of the Living. Initially, the Corvus band was created as a melodic symphonic gothic metal project, but in the process of development and quality growth joins itself the best of the different trends and styles of rock. Now Royal Corvus band has created more than thirty Russian and English-language songs. Song's sound is very different: from romantic ballads to hard and progressive rock. And nobody of the listeners will not remain indifferent, because everyone will find something in this music for themselves. All this different musical styles are merged in one unique style - Corvus style. Besides his own works band plays covers of classic rock and pop songs. During its long history Royal Corvus band many times was engaged in various kinds of rock and bike festivals in Kharkov, and outside it. The Royal Corvus band received invitations and performed in support to rock stars as: Master, Sergey Mavrin, Epidemia, Catharsis, and vocalist of the legendary bands Rainbow and Deep Purple - Joe Lynn Turner. April 28, 2012 the Corvus band has presented their debut album - Raven Rising. October 24, 2012 Royal Corvus was official support group of SCORPIONS in Kharkov as part of the farewell tour "FINAL STING TOUR" .
23.03.2016 - SYCON
We got a full length cd as required. It'd be a great honour to be featured on this site. Here you can find some info:
Sycon bears just one thing in mind with their music - Total Havoc!
Brutal guitar riffs, versatile vocals, stomping beats and atmospheric synths defines the music, all while retaining their melodic metal roots.
Groove Factor Guaranteed!
Sycon was founded in 2009 at Oranienburg, north of Berlin. 2011 they released their first demo EP "Sniper's Poem". 2012 they moved to Berlin-Köpenick and had a fundamental member change. 2013 the only remaining member guitarist Moe joined with Jay from the Philippines as lead guitarist. They released the single "I'm the One" featuring Aurelia's Turm singer Marcel and Declamatory's drummer Fabi. In the End of the year Jay and Moe joined force with drummer Tobi, who was playing the davul and various percussion at the medieval group Obscuratis. Shorty after bassist Lars joined Sycon. 2014 they released the single "Downer" with female singer Seline. In early 2015 they finally found their permanent frontman Daniel, which worked before with Ill Kommodity and as rapper KoH Kain and is known as streamer KæinPlay. In spring 2015 they released the first single "Bulletstorm" of their debut album and played shows such as the Rocktreff open air festival in Berlin and as support for The Vision Bleak. Their self-tilted first album was released on March 27th 2016.
07.12.2014 - Holyhell
Amazing musician producing music of the future. An artist and composer with such skills should definitely be on metalstorm, as people deserve to know about him and he deserves to be known to the people.
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.
USA / Avantgarde/Experimental Metal / 4 comments
16.09.2010 - Die Hacker [PT]
Amazing avantgarde band i've discovered recently, mixing jazz, slow & fast tempos with a thrashy druming and almost no vocals besides occasional screams, these guys will for sure deliver for avangarde metal fans!
04.12.2010 - Uirapuru
Oh my god this has to be here! To complete John Zorn's in the collection =P +1000
26.02.2016 - ZÖN
Always considered them metal. Leng t'che for christ sake. Painkiller is (was) pretty metal too
09.09.2016 - Ganondox
Not sure if strictly metal, more punk jazz, but they still belong here.
Iran / Alternative/Progrssive Metal / 3 comments
01.10.2009 - Wrathreaver
Traumeta has released their first debut demo in 2008, containing 4 songs. Their upcoming album will be released in January 2010.
02.10.2009 - JD
well i support Persian bands, me waiting there 2010 album +1
11.03.2015 - psykometal
Do they even have an album out yet? Link me to it in PM if so.
04.11.2016 - Miplus
It started well in 2013 with the debut, but the follow up album is an absolute killer with new vocals are Pathfinder-like background, holy shit.
04.11.2016 - SIX
It's phenomenal and unlikely band, especially on polish metal scene strongly dominated by black/death metal. Titanium explores quite different musical areas - melodic power metal.
The band has released 2 albums until now, both issued with success in Japan by Avalon/Marquee label. The second LP "Atomic number 22" released on 28.09.2016.
The band was started by the guitarist and main composer Karol Mania, known for symphonic metal band Pathfinder as well.
On vocals we can hear Konstantin Naumenko from Ukrainian SUNRISE band.
Here you can watch their official video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAxTbBCIfV0
20.11.2016 - Constantly
I discovered this band on youtube, they did Sonata Arctica "Fullmoon" better than original. Now with new singer I',m even more amazed. New songs are fantastic!
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).
06.03.2016 - diamondblack
Innate Concept's musical identity is rooted in the Progressive Metal genre - and the word "progression" is to be taken literally. Innate Concept strives to incorporate elements, instruments and ideas normally not found in classic Progressive Metal. The newest album "Sunset In Our Eyes" combines elements from electronica and classical elements into a whole new and unique sound. A multitude of synthesizers create the atmosphere, color and texture, the mighty Taiko drum ensemble delivers power, groove and impact, while the Armenian Duduk conjures up ethereal melodies, adding yet another layer to the rich-bodied symphonic orchestra. A piano and various acoustic guitars are another integral part of melodic storytelling and quite frequently intertwine with other instruments. All of this takes place planted firmly on the foundation of thundering drums, shredding guitars and a nasty, angry bass. Innate Concept's music is challenging, demanding, cunning, powerful, intense, yet so delicate and fragile. Be prepared, for it will demand your full attention - and it will surprise you if you dare a listen. Debut album can be purchased at http://www.innateconcept.com/shop/
26.11.2012 - BaneConall
Progressive Metal band in the vein of The Human Abstract's Digital Veil album without the harsh vocals. Their debut album Reticence: The Musical has already been released. Definitely worth a listen.
16.12.2011 - TheMahan11
Band 23 is a new name in Croatian scene. Band has recorded their debut MCD and self released it in 66 limited copies. I've watched their short trailer and it sounds very interesting. It is definitely something new...
23.11.2012 - Grimskallen
Fair enough their bandname sucks, but the music is fucking awesome, heavy shit.
They are pretty obscure, but have released at least one EP, which can be found on bandcamp and iTunes.
Check them out!
21.11.2012 - raZerface
These guys have loads of energy live and in the studio, and they come from a small town in the bush on the Mornington Peninsula of Victoria Australia where I grew up. Great lads, great tunes.
19.11.2012 - Lyleina
Euzen is a highly talented and ambitious band. Their music is experimental, progressive and alternative, it's harmonic and intense.
Norway / Blackened Gothic Metal / 2 comments
19.11.2012 - ManiacBlasphemer
Following the succes of early gothic metal act, Theatre of Tragedy, several other Norwegian gothic metal bands were influenced by them and later they took a different road. One of them is Myriads, which alongside Tristania and Trail of Tears managed to develop their own distinctive style. The band has been inactive for a while though they are planning to release a third album once they secure a record deal. Few people might know of them, but I think they should get a little exposure, since you do not meet everyday such flavours in the gothic metal scene, even though this flavor has been dormant for almost 10 years.
06.01.2013 - Draugen
I would love to see this sadly overlooked band featured on MS. Top notch old school gothic metal with the "beauty and the beast" vocal style.
19.11.2012 - RottingDeathHead
If you are a die hard fan of death metal then these guys will tickle your fancy. They have one full length album that was released back in 2010 called Feast of the Dead. I have given the album 2 spins thus far and have not been disappointed.
18.11.2012 - Mountain King
A new band with famous members. Mark Boals and Mike LePond of Symphony X are in the line up. They have released their first full length and seem to be a promising band. A nice addition to the metal storm list. I don't think they have an official website. I placed a Facebook link in the MySpace slot and this is a link from the metal archives:
A song for them on YouTube:
18.02.2015 - andreosokin
A promising band? :) Aw, come on...
18.11.2012 - hummune
It's a unique style of metal. It's been reviewed in the past with varied suggested influences ranging from Killing Joke to Sepultura - from God Flesh to Deftones.
Heavy, vast, doom, sludge, stoner. I think it makes a change from what we as metal fans normally hear. The debut Album was released this year.
Full Album on Youtube: http://youtu.be/2BRHXgLlCTg
Spotify link: http://open.spotify.com/album/5RToZAZQd0dVuLCAhkECr9
16.11.2012 - qlacs
Incredible mexican band, I think I haven't heard this promising album in the subgenre for a while now.
09.05.2013 - God of shadows
Is this the Acrania that has the ep The Beginning Of The End? Isn't they more of a brutal death/grindcore/deathcore or something? Anyway, if it is them +1
13.06.2015 - Moose
@God of Shadows: There are two different bands called Acrania. The one you're talking about is from the UK, and is not the one qlacs is referring to. I'd like to see both bands added though!
19.05.2016 - Anarch
Awesome band, and they are getting better with each new release. They have already recorded one EP and three full-length albums. Since 2014 they have been sharing stage with bands with a great trajectory. It would be great to see them in MS.
Russia / Shoegaze/Post Black Metal / 1 comment
14.11.2012 - DevilishSong
it's a decent music and has more potential in future .
14.11.2012 - chaino71
Black Demon, is a Spanih band that play Old school Heavy Metal, the real Heavy Metal that we were listening in the last 70´s and 80´s. We play this kind of music because we grow up with it and we feel it.
Don´t hesitate to cantact us for any futher information.
P.d. you ca download our demo here:
14.11.2012 - keika_d
While their last records are... questionable to say the least, they have a bunch of really good metal stuff in their discography, that later evolved in cool rock songs, that later evolved in... Well let's not talk about this. The point is, great band, lot of good stuff, and lot of stuff that might not be for everyone.
06.05.2015 - hanfsud
I agree to this. I discovered them last week and was positively surprised, especially by the albums Homurauta and Zekuu.
14.11.2012 - keika_d
Because 'Envy' is on it and they are pretty much picking it up where they left things when they changed musical direction, while having a sound of their own. They have 2 albums and an EP out and are on their way to a third album so they aren't exactly a new band either.
12.11.2012 - Cynic Metalhead
Pretty young folks hailing from Ukraine now are new in the Doom Metal market fishing up with the BIG players. They came up with the brand new full length album "To All In Graves" and honestly? it's sounds incredible and crushing. These talented guys needs good ass amount of recognition.
11.11.2012 - Sakramentum
It's a very popular Serbian band which made huge success for a short time, becoming one of most popular and active bands in whole Balkans, the band is very active, lots of gigs all the time, and it recently released EP "Beyond the Dark Mountains" for Miner Recordings from Switzerland.
09.11.2012 - togo95
The Ills is a young and talented band from Slovakia formed in 2008, playing instrumental post-rock with many influences from metal and related genres. They have recorded 2 full-length and 2 EP albums already. They are one of the most active live bands in Slovakia and shared stage with key names of their music style - God Is An Astronaut, pg.lost, A Sunny Day In Glasgow, Kokomo, Obstacles and many more. After four years and more than one hundred concerts The Ills proved to be ready to bring live elements of their shows into a record. That's the reason why Splendor, their second album, was recorded live in a rehearsal room during two days and only one song contains ovedubs. Band's aim was to make a record, which captures the raw and confident energy of The Ills' concerts. Splendor is that kind of album. It is not a genre record anymore and the result is broaden by variety of other influcences such as math-rock or sludge. The Ills are trying to avoid stereotypical post-rock with combination of strong atmosphere, almost popish choruses and guitar soundscapes.
07.11.2012 - DarkSaviour
This band is a polish thrash metal veteran. Formed in 1986. Recorded 5 full length albums and sixth is scheduled this year. Aside from tours they performed many times on Metal Battle and Metalmania festivals.