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!".
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".
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...
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.
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!
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.
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
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?
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.
10.06.2011 - jackoneill130
Despite its humorous approach to lyrics, the band has a firm grasp on deep, rippin', metal riffs that would start a mosh pit in seconds. They use an awesome blend of clean and scream vocal styles and have great metal breakdowns in their songs.
10.06.2011 - MechanisT
Not a good genre description is all I gots to say.
09.06.2011 - Destructhor
Forest was formed by Dagorath and Kaldrad, Gegner joined some time after the release of "Like A Blaze Above The Ashes" but before Dagorath's departure: "Foredooming The Hope For Eternity" features all three.
11.06.2011 - NocturnalStalker
I'm not sure if they can be featured here as some of their lyrics are NS-themed...
09.06.2011 - Cynic Metalhead
Whisteria Cottage's debut album entitled Heathen is a perfect vessel for displaying this Baltimore based band's versatility and talent. Heathen fuses aggressive lyrics with brutal, yet melodic death metal and brings a dark, new heaviness to the metal scene. In creating music that displays their amazing song writing ability, this crushing album demonstrates Whisteria Cottage's vast talent to blend many different styles of music into a single, unique sound that is all their own. The January 27th release of Heathen will be sure to render fans speechless and have them begging for more.
We just have completed another tour for 2009 with And Hell followed and Hester Prynne.
We will be touring april and make sure to check out the MySpace for new dates added daily!
09.06.2011 - strade32
The band that would become Cyclone Temple, though arguably much greater, Znöwhite was a killer speed/thrash band from the mid-to-late 80's. The band released two EPs and then a sole full length cult classic, Act of God, in 1988. This stands as one of the finest thrash albums of all time in my opinion and in the opinion of many. I'd like to see this fine band (for at least the album alone) on Metalstorm. Most similar band? Probably Metallica, although no symmetrical parallels can be drawn. (Does not appear to have official website anymore)
08.06.2011 - beco
The band was formed in 1995. Honza Kirk Běhunek from Seven worked with Doro Pesch and Kreyson. In Seven play as special guest Victor Smolski. More info: http://english.sevencz.cz/view.php?cisloclanku=2008110002
08.06.2011 - bilursag
Tech death metal band - Dakon is a recent discovery …I was amazed I did not hear them before. They may not be popular, but these guys have all the looks and sound of a killer band. Their new EP is really worth the public attention because it is a great record, very inspiring compositions, technical and brutal, a modern sound which reminds of Nile and Whitechapel, Behemoth and Meshuggah. Very cool album, very cool band.
08.06.2011 - MechanisT
The more techdeath, the better, I'd say.
06.06.2011 - Arsen
Daeron is the continuation of the ideas and principles of Sworn, the band from Armenia. 3 of Sworn's former members are in this band now and we have recently supported Saturnus in their tour in Armenia and Georgia.
05.06.2011 - EmaEkoe
Because it's a power trio from France, just an instrumental band (without singer)
they've just finish to record their firt EP which you download for free here : http://www.linghun-studio.fr/ekoe/ekoe-nadis.html
04.06.2011 - Damshak
OBEISANCE founded by Martin Von Fah-Q (april). ~"October demise" first song written; too many lineup changes. 1993 Demo 1 "The Cold Waste" recorded. Martin does guitar/vocals with session members. 1994 Demo 2 "Black Baptism of October" recorded March. Martin on drums/vocals/guitar and Shuvaka on guitar/drums ~"Hellbent on Slaughter" 6 songs for a split with Equitant(Absu) recorded in the unholy Mexico city* (see 2007).MvfQ on throat,Shuvaka on guitar/bass joined by Blackness the dark one on warkegs and Evil Onit on lead guitar. Produced by Daniel Corchado!. 1995 New songs being written by Martin Von Fah-Q. 1996 Debut full length "Infierno eterno" recorded, mixed etc. in feb 1996*(see 2007) in Mexico city in 24 hours (or less ; cannot remember exactly due to alcoholic reasons). Produced by Daniel Corchado! Shuvaka on guitar/bass, Blackness the Dark one on warkegs Evil Onit on lead guitar & Martin vfQ on throat. 1998 Martin committed to Texas Penal system. 1999 New songs written for double cd. It is canceled and many songs used on "Lucifer Master". 2001 "Lucifer Master" begins recording in December in Chicago, Illinois at Lux inframundis studio,Daniel Corchado again producing. ~ Kalvator joins on four and six string attacks. 2002 "Lucifer..." recordings finished; a deal is secured with Utterly Somber creations. 2003 Utterly Somber Creations (Chicago, Ill.) releases "Lucifer Master" on cd ~Shuvaka ,Kalvator and Blackness the dark one relocate to Chicago. Martin vfQ returns to Hell Paso. ~Obeisance tours the U.S. and Mexiko in support of "Lucifer Master". Martin writes new album. ~ Merciless records (Germany) releases "Lucifer Master" on vinyl. 2004 Megiddo Blood Glutton (Pyre) joins on Koffins. Gigs ensue in El Paso as rehearsals for new album. 2005 "Unholy, Unwholesome & Evil" is rekorded in Febuary at Marching Plague Studios in El Paso, Texas with C.J. Holguin producing. Megiddo Blood Glutton leaves Obeisance and D. Crazy joins (Oktober). 2006 Blackseed Productions (Spain) releases "Unholy, Unwholesome & Evil"(Spring). ~ Obeisance enters Oscuridad Studios in El Paso, Texas and rekords the "SatanikShoktroops auf Doom" 7"ep with Tury Saldana producing(December): ~Iron Bonehead productions deal secured for its release. ~Vinyl deal for "Unholy unwholesome & Evil" secured with Hell's headbangers(US)/C.U.M. records(France) as a joint release ; many bonus tracks to be included. ~DVD "Satanik warfare in Texas" released through Sick productions(US) 2007 The "F.U.C.K.: Forever Unholy Christian Karnage" 7"ep is rekorded in June, again at Oscuridad Studios, with Tury Saldana producing. ~ GasMask Productions (France) releases the "F.U.C.K." ep in December. ~"Hellbent on slaughter" (1994)mcd finally released with first 2 demos and 3 videos on an enhanced cd through Desastrious Records (U.S.) ~"Infierno Eterno" deal finalized with Hellfire records (Mexiko) but has yet to see official release!! 2008 Iron Bonehead Productions (Germany) releases "Satanik Shoktroops auf Doom" 7" ep in May ~ "Hell Hymns" a kompilation kvlt kassette only release on Demonic War Cult Productions (Peru) is also released in May. ~ D. Crazy leaves Obeisance in June. ~ D. butcher joins obeisance in july. 2009 cdr single "Snowgoats of Apokalypse" is released. Strikly ltd. to 66 in july. ~ "satanik fuck" is released by Morbid Moon Records (Canada) Sept. this is the 2 7" e.p.'s on cd with 8 bonus trakks! . 2010 Chalice of Blood Angel Productions releases split with Necroholocaust - "Bringers of Black Genocide" June. ~ D. Butcher leaves Obeisance in July. ~ Spektre ov Tortvre joins Obeisance in August. ~ Spektre ov Tortvre leaves Obeisance in Oktober .
04.06.2011 - SceneryOfLoss
Formed back in the year 1999 in Lyon (France), AKIN released its first demo CD "Stanzas", the next year : reviewed as demo of the month in Hard N'Heavy and Rock Hard Magazine in January 2001, it enabled the band to sign up with Sacral Productions.
"Verse" (2001), AKIN's debut album (based on the work of E.A.Poe) and then "Forecast" (EP - 2003) were both reviewed in the french metal press as being part of the top albums of the year of their release.
Such positive write-ups gave the band the opportunity to open for WITHIN TEMPTATION, DARK TRANQUILLITY, EPICA and THE OLD DEAD TREE in 2002 and 2003.
After a long off-peak period, AKIN got back to work in 2009 with a string quartet at its side and is currently finishing to record its second LP, "The way things end".
04.06.2011 - Inconcessus
They are an amazing Russian Power Metal band, came together from their vocalist, whose ex-Epidemia's vocalist.
Myself, I have no connection to the band, but I love them, and I can support as much information as possible.
They have released 5 albums. (!)
Besides that, Metal Storm should have the lot of the global Metal bands.
Just take a listen - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZtjPlmXmjo&NR=1
05.06.2011 - NocturnalStalker
I don't like their music personally but they are a decent band so... Why not?
03.06.2011 - baphomet
A great post-hardcore combo,their first full-lenght release,titled Thousand Floors,deserves more than local acknowledgements...their passion for claustrophobic,razor-sharp sound,combined with high level musicians' skills and live experiences,have made their music a rare jewel in the indie-rock,self produced panorama...horns up!
03.06.2011 - ravendeath
I posted this band some time ago, so here are two posts of the same band! link:
04.06.2011 - l u k a
A mix of power and roughness. Awesome
03.06.2011 - MrEddieG
This band needs to be on here because they make some angry and fast death/thrash! Their first album is very promising. Also, this site needs more bands coming from Central America. There aren't many bands coming up from this region of the world anyway.
02.06.2011 - Sleeping Dragon
Nearly unheard-of band that worked with the Mexican Orchestra on their only album so far... I'm taking the time to suggest them because their album is ridiculously, almost suspiciously, well-composed. No extremely harsh vocals, but plenty of fast drumming. Kinda reminds me of old school Tristania, without the male growls, and with more symphonic elements.