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.
09.10.2011 - DrkkWntr
It's a band from Cyprus, a country that doesn't have such a big metal scene and the black metal scene is almost nothing. This makes the band's work more original and that they really care about metal and release material that express what they are and what they feel.
03.03.2011 - Lampion
This portuguese band is very good to be forgotten. This band is a project of José Costa (Sacred Sin). If You like Death or Cynic will be fan of this band. They released only one album (Vast) in 1995...
30.10.2011 - Die Hacker [PT]
Yes, 1995's ''Vast'' is a work of art! And they surely diserve to be here, aswell Sacred Sin too!
05.07.2012 - Sfkylcn
Good day.I am writing with google translate help.my speak english is awful.
Thrown To the Sun in turkey praised by critics.there are metal storm a lot users and for metal music treasury.So metal storm.
03.09.2014 - Oblgoth
hey there, you can check out their new lyric video, Gnomon from their upcoming album "Out of Themselves Things Will Come"
03.09.2014 - olla
When you listen their songs once, you'll listen again and again and...
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.
27.10.2011 - Damshak
As all the emergent bands that were invited to the Macabre Chile Fest II, we were ready to accept that we must pay our passages, besides, together with Batakazzo, to have the difficult mission to touch after a tremendous band as Pestilence, at 2:00 a.m., and then to remain in tent, since the organization has not resources to offer to him housing to so many band.
See on: http://www.cirugiamacabra.tk/
26.10.2011 - Scream Denial
Because we play metal and it would be an honor to be listed here with all great bands. We also signed a record deal with British label for a worldwide cd distribution of our first album.
Stay Metal \m/
26.10.2011 - hvr | Atropos
The band needs support in spreading the unholy word!
After two years of silence, Atropos (a Polish blackened death meatl act) reminded of themselves in April 2011, with "CRUCIFICTION" EP. It includes 6 tracks: Hypnos, Reverence, Sunri.Dare.S., Crucify Me, Blessed (Verses) and Ego One. It was recorded back in 2005 at Serakos Studio in Warsaw, Poland, in five-person line-up: hvr (bass/voc.), Legion (guit.) and Videu (dr.), as well as Godless (guit.) and Sproket (guit.; ex-Powerage, now with Inima Salbatica). Graphics, according to Legion's design, were made by Jerzy Rajkow-Krzywicki/Studio 9hz.pl. "CRUCIFICTION" may be purchased from the band directly starting from 22 April 2011 (and the date is not accidental ;]).
After releasing "Crucifiction" EP in the spring, Atropos presented act two of their come back - "Inhabitant" EP. This short record contains songs "Inhabitant", "Carnal" (Vader cover) and "Eyelid of the Morning Star" followed by a bonus track „Crassnal". It was recorded in mid-2008 at Progresja Studio in Warsaw, Poland. The line-up for the recording was: hvr (bass & voc.), Legion (guit.), Mlody (guit.) and Videu (drums). The graphics and layout were made by Jerzy Rajkow-Krzywicki/Studio 9hz.pl., similarly as in „Crucifiction" EP's case. "Inhabitant" is available from 4 July 2011, directly from the band.
Bio - Key Facts:
• established in 1994 in Warsaw, Poland;
• 1st demo recorded in 1996; debut concert in 1997;
• LP: "Silent Touch" (recorded and self released in 1997);
LP: "Triafata" (recorded in 1999/2000, self released in 2000);
LP: "Triafata/Silent Touch" (officially released in 2001 by Apocalypse/
Koch Polska as 2CD);
EP: "Crucifiction" (recorded/self released in 2005, re-released in 2011)
EP: "Inhabitant" (recorded in 2008, released 2011);
LP: "Reconquista" (recorded in 2007, to be released in 2011).
(demo/promo tapes were not included)
• Live acts including: ROTTING CHRIST (2007 in Thessaloniki/Greece), HATE (2009 Morphosis Tour), VESANIA, SACRIVERSUM, TRAUMA, NEOLITH, Dying Art Open Air (2000, including: KRABATHOR, PANDEMIA, TRAUMA, DEVILYN, DEMISE, HATE, DOMAIN, WITCHMASTER, DAMNATION and many others), STROMMOUSSHELD, SALTUS. OVER 100 GIGS THRU LAST 15 YEARS OF ACTIVITY.
hvr - bass/voc., Legion - guit.
c/o hvr, AL KEN 11/117, 02-797 Warsaw, Poland, firstname.lastname@example.org, +48 22 501 059 299
26.10.2011 - nightwind9
Because they are soon to be Australia's best new metal act. New album will be out soon!!!!!
13.09.2014 - Syk
Wow... aforementioned album took a whole 'nother year to come out. Got at least one strong review, too. Drummer has played with many other groups, including Dubai's Nervecell between the release dates of their two albums. http://malignantmonster.bandcamp.com/ http://www.reverbnation.com/malignantmonster http://twitter.com/MalignantMonstr
25.10.2011 - Moose
Really awesome instrumental band. The music itself sounds most similar to technical death metal, as well as being quite experimental, jazzy and progressive. Plenty of amazing guitar solo's. Check out their new album "An Abstract Existence".
23.10.2011 - AtrumHiberna
Biography (Copied from their page): Burial Hordes began back in 2001. Behind this new hell born were Nightspirit and N.e.c.r.o. The idea was to create a Black fucking Metal band with both live and studio recording activity, influenced from bands like Bathory, Possessed, Venom and many other great bands, which follow the same sound and ideology. In 2001 the band released "Entering the Untrodden Forest" Demo CD which was a homemade recording. The band gave some live concerts and after two years recorded the second demo CD, called "Mors Luminis" (line-up: NightSpirit - vocals, N.e.c.r.o - guitars/bass, Psychaos - guitars/bass, Erevos - drums,). Both demos were released in cult tape by "Nigra Mortis Records" (limited to 666 copies). In 2004 Cthonos became the new voice of Burial Hordes and Impaler took the place behind the drums. The next year Burial Hordes recorded a promo release with two tracks, called "Bestial Bloodwar", this stuff was used for the split release "Total Gathering of Supremacy" with Eschaton. Before the end of 2005 Burial Hordes recorded their debut album, "War Revenge and Total Annihilation". Ten tracks of aggressive old school Black Metal with no compromise. "Oath Records" and "Asphyxiate Recordings" released the debut of Burial Hordes in CD version. "Atolinga Records" pressed the tape edition. In 2008 Burial Hordes signed a deal with "Pulverised Records". The label re-pressed the "War, Revenge…" debut in a special digipack CD version.
19.10.2011 - arwestromen
A really good band from gothenburg sweden that have a 1970's retro sound. On their myspace page they describe their sound as Blues/Classic Rock/Metal
If Graveyard deserves to be on MS then these guys derserves it to
18.10.2011 - Lit.
The Long Cold Dark is an American heavy metal band from Buffalo, NY, who are serious about their business. That business is creating original aggressive metal that takes a traditional stance and runs with it in their own direction. Formed in 2008 Drew Celestino (guitar/vocals), Jason Oberg (guitar), Mitch Krieger (percussion), and Phil "Pusbert Headington III" Boyle (bass) released their debut self-titled album in 2010 which defines the TLCD sound. Barbarically heavy handed riffs over top of pulverizing drums are at the heart of that sound. Underneath that threatening exterior lies a soaring and droning melodic style that is always driven home by Celestino's forceful vocal style. Phil's commitments in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio have brought new bassist Adam Malone into the fold. These guys are focused and fine tuned, and they back up their recorded sound with a high-energy live show. They walk the path and represent the "Queen City" of Buffalo in a way that only defiant blue collar native sons could.
18.10.2011 - Dragony
DRAGONY is a new melodic power metal band from Vienna, Austria. Founded in 2007, the band draws inspiriation from renowned Power Metal acts such as EDGUY, HAMMERFALL, KAMELOT, STRATOVARIUS and SONATA ARCTICA. After many years of rehearsals and live shows (amon others, support gigs for AXXIS, FIREWIND, EDENBRIDGE, SERENITY, PAUL DI'ANNO and SONATA ARCTICA), the band has just completed recordings for their debut album "Legends", which will be available on November 5th 2011.
18.10.2011 - Spankee
In late 2002 Mike Maney (lead guitar, vocals) and Jason Sunkes (rhythm guitar), of Victory recording artists STIGMATA, who also have toured all over the world. Joined forces with Dan Dinsmore (drums) and Brendon Slater (bass) of THE CLAY PEOPLE (Featured on both Universal Soldier & Strangeland sountracks, countless tours) to form DEAD RABBITS. Although the band already existed 2 years prior with Maney as the only member, playing all instruments and self producing a demo. It did not take long for the others to come aboard to bring this rock monster known as DEAD RABBITS to life! Playing numorous live shows with the likes of HIGH ON FIRE, ANDREW WK, and a long list of others . DEAD RABBITS decided it was time to record the first record. They hit the studio, seeking the help of friend/engineer Bret(t) Portzer Max Trax Studios Albany NY, to record drum tracks. The rest would be tracked at Maneys Saratoga NY Home/Studio. Thus "sin eater would be spawned. -DEAD RABBITS sin eater has been described as .. -LYNYRD SKYNYRD on Steroids -The brutality of metal and the charm of southern rock . -"Frankenstien with a wrecking ball!-heavily sabbath influenced confrontational hard rock!