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!".
08.03.2012 - Kuroboshi
Side project of AAL frontman Tosin Abasi and members of The Mars Volta and Suicidal Tendencies. Not the most metal sound in the world, but there are clear metal undertones. Interesting art!
08.03.2012 - R'Vannith
Wouldn't call them djent but yeah interesting stuff.
31.03.2012 - João Pirucas
This is much more Jazz Fusion than Djent but it's awesome nonetheless. That connotation is there just because Tosin and Javier are part of the band, in my opinion. Good addition to the site anyways. +1
27.03.2014 - Mehdi Taba
Great band with a great album (Lingua Franca), Terrazas, Reyes, Abasi & Moore, fresh sound, awesome performance and production with awesome drum works.
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.
22.07.2009 - Wildchild-91
Insense deserves to be on Metal Storm because they are not much known outside of norway. Insense is a fantastic bands and should be heard by so many others than just norwegians that are interested in that kind of music.
The vocalist/guitarist Tommy Hjelm also plays with Benea Reach sometimes
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!
10.04.2009 - Hunter'sMoon
It's kinda rare to see a band with old influences nowadays. And, to be honest, I think that what they say about rock'n'roll is true:
"ROCK'N'ROLL IS NOT ABOUT TECHNIQUES AND 32-NOTES-A-SECOND SOLOS, IT'S ABOUT TOUCHING PEOPLE WITH YOUR MUSIC".
18.04.2009 - Dr.Rock
It's kinda rare to see a band with old influences nowadays?
....uhhhh, which planet are you living on?
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.
30.10.2011 - AtrumHiberna
[Copied from their official site]"There is saying that has and will always be true when it comes to creating music: It takes heart and soul to write persuasive songs. It is not necessarily about a particular style, it is rather that authenticity, passion and power are the essentials for an outstanding band. And these are the ingredients BURDEN use when they create their unique mixture of Rock, Metal, Stoner and Doom. BURDEN was founded by Saint D. (g) and Dave (dr.) and the founding year has been exclusively spent rehearsing and creating songs since BURDEN has never been about snapshots at all. In the course of time and after lots and lots of self-critical songwriting some very intense and authentic tunes emerged. But how to create real smashers onstage whithout a proper band? It took some time to find a suitable and professional line up. Thanks to Thorsten's outstanding vocals, Johnny's tight bass lines and the drive of second guitarist Marcus, BURDEN has turned into a well-rehearsed and hard working band. Needless to say, that the music business soon became aware of the band's qualities. In early 2010, the band started to co-operate with Germany's finest Van/Soulfood. Both parties are happy working together and the first result of their partnership was the 7" "Man of no Account". Needless to say either that this 7" provoked more than astonishing reviews and led to even more astonishing gigs. BURDEN were offered to support SOULFLY and THE HAUNTED on the five German dates of their European tour and the band also shared the stage with legendary STUCK MOJO. All gigs went more than well and BURDEN impressively demonstrated that they're able to reach every audience. No matter which musical style they prefer - true hearted music can break down every boundary.
Autumn 2010 will mark the next big step in the history of BURDEN. "A Hole In The Shell", their long awaited debut album, will be released via Van/Soulfood and a tour is to follow. This autumn is getting stormy and everyone who is dedicated to true hearted music should keep more than an eye on BURDEN!"
30.10.2011 - pantherace
Quality German Black Metal. In 2009 they released a 10 track album, Demonic Inquisition, and are signed with Pestilence Records. For being a newer band, the vocals have an old school harsh Black Metal sound. The drumming is downright ferocious. Despite the rather blunt titles of their song names, and the straight Black Metal style, the songs don't all sound exactly the same. There is a great blend of evil and darkness, there is the anger and the tortured soul. No overly melodic riffs, but there are hints of it. I think it's a good mix of staying true to the genre, and flexing their creativity and skills. And seriously, how fucking awesome is that name.
30.10.2011 - abagoda
I was listening to an internet radio station one day and there was a loading error for the next song and was labeled "undefined". Under the description it said they use "undefined" for this occasion, then went on to say that Undefined is also a Spanish death metal band. So I decided to check them out, and I'm glad I did. Their music is very well structured and performed by pretty talented musicians. However, I'm not too impressed with the vocals, they're not terrible, but not anything amazing. Their first LP "Of Xenoglossy And Saturn" is available from their site as well as their debut EP "Saturnism Unfolds".
29.10.2011 - lond
Ceremony played (they disbanded milion years ago) quality old school death metal. They only released one LP but it is recommended to any fan of the genre. I reckon they should be featured on MS.
29.10.2011 - Promonex
One of Germany's most popular grindcore bands, especially in a live environment due to the high number of covers (check out "Looking for Grindcore" on Youtube!) and parodies in their catalogue, so that they got to play on the likes of Wacken Open Air and Summer Breeze without even being signed to a label. The first two albums had more covers than original material, nowadays they publish about equal amounts of OC and covers.
01.11.2011 - s7mon
Really popular in Germany, great live shows!
28.10.2011 - Hope86
(EchO) debut album "Devoid of illusions" is going to be released for Solitude Productions/BadMoodMan Records on Noveber the 11th.
They Played with bands like: Agalloch, October Tide, Forgotten Tomb, Opera IX, Esoteric, Deilight Dies, Dornenreich and many others
27.10.2011 - hollci
Moottörin Jyrinä originated as a project of Skou and Halttunen, both employed in daycare centers, with the intention of playing covers of heavy metal classics for children in Finnish. The band released a 13-track demo cassette of translated cover songs in 2004.
In 2007 Moottörin Jyrinä signed a record deal with Spinefarm, and recorded a full-length album of cover songs with the intention of releasing it in 2008. The release did not take place as intended, however, due to copyright problems with some of the original song copyright holders. The album has not so far been released.
27.10.2011 - hollci
Ancient Hatred was formed at year 2007 by "Antikvlt" (vocals, guitar and bass) and "Naragthur" (vocals and drums). Year 2008 we recorded our first demo, which was released by our own flesh and blood at march/2009). Soon after the release we met "Ius" who joined the band to play Lead guitar and bass. It didn't take long that we got our second release recorded which was released at october/2009. At june/2010 we started recording our first full-lenght album "Oath Of Death". At november/2010 our friend Wellam joined to play bass in the band and we throwed our first gig at Kylmäkorven messu, Finland. Discography: - Nightfall demo 2009 (self released), - Radical Solution ep 2009 (self released)
08.09.2013 - Array
+ (they released the f-l and also a fine split with Nodian)
27.10.2011 - Syk
One full-length album that's half a year old, and a demo five years ago. Album recorded at SoundSuite Studio (D666, Carpathian Forest). French lyrics. Label website http://www.legionofdeathrecords.com/?page=adlmreleases&language=en
27.10.2011 - blu_light16
A huge collaboration project featuring vocalists from Vanden Plas, Pink Cream 69, Edenbridge, Silent Force, and more, all of which are featured here on Metal Storm. A self-proclaimed "Rock Opera," Missa Mercuria is a diverse and heavy piece of Progressive Metal.
29.08.2013 - blu_light16
Solo Album - Melodic hard rock from Pink Cream 69 singer David Readman. Pink Cream 69 and another metal band David Readman sang for, Adagio, are featured here on Metal Storm. Check out the songs, "Without You" and "Gentle Touch" on his MySpace page.