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.
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.
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.
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).
21.04.2011 - RaquelSenra
AraPacis (Ara-Patches) is a female fronted metal band hailing from Montreal, Canada. Formed in 2003 by guitarist Jerry Fielden, their main goal was to re-create some of the orignal aspects of 1970's Hard Rock and Progressive Rock and fuse it together with early 21st Century Progressive, Doom & Gothic Metal to make an interesting metal hybrid. Their debut album ''So Many Leapers'' was released in April of 2006. and their second album ''Consequences Of Dreams'' was released on October 5, 2009. The band is now working on their 3rd album.
22.04.2011 - Jerryfie
AraPacis is more Classic/Prog Metal than Metalcore, AraPacis has shared the stage with The Agonist, Raven and Anvil, amongst other bands.
14.12.2013 - Syk
Not metalcore... somethin' else. Appeared with the closing track on this femme-metal (voices) compilation http://www.metalstorm.net/bands/album.php?album_id=32808 Third album 'Netherworld' released end of 2011 on Ravenheart Music, and 'Déjà-Vu' EP self-released at end of March, this year (now available for free DL from the band's site, along with about six other older songs) (it appears DV EP is 4 re-recordings of older songs - so you can hear So Many Leapers' title-track twice, and find the advances they've made over 7 years)
17.02.2012 - DeadSkinMask713
They have been around awhile in the NYC Hardcore scene. I prefer a different style of metal, but I saw these guys with Testament and they blew me away. Listen to a loop of their albums for like 3 months afterward.
16.02.2012 - CorrosiveMusik
Very good band and also with a very professional work. They are making many gigs in Brazilian and will tour in Europe this year ( including SWR Barroselas Festival in Portugal ).
22.03.2012 - Rulatore
Such killer band must be here
15.02.2012 - Steadydrummer619
Deep in the bowels of the city of Charlotte, North Carolina lurks a band known as Pain After Death. Pain After Death was formed one summer by members of Divine Heresy, Nile and Scapegoat. Initially it was intended to be a side project but the band soon realized the true potential of the music. Blending together many influences including, Metal, Death, Hardcore and Rock, also occasionally throwing in a little southern twang and hollering or even a jazz break the band has an eclectic yet brutal sound that is topped with a vocal attack of guttural lows, shrieking highs, consistent meaty mids and *gasps* the occasional clean vocal. The intensity of the live show is unparalleled and they have recently got to display this intensity, sharing the stage with Fear Factory, KillWhitneyDead, Prong, Silent Civilian, The Demonstration, Vanisher, Thy Will Be Done and Zeus to name a few. Pain After Death is currently seeking a REAL label and will tour relentlessly no matter what.
13.02.2012 - EricPMetal
Metal Storm is a great promotional website and I would like to promote my music as much as I can. My music is fast paced with a lot of guitar solos, blast beats, and double bass. My debut CD entitled "Volume I" is being released on March 06, 2012.
13.02.2012 - Maxwell.Brown11
This is a new up incoming metal band from Hamilton Ontario. They fuse together different styles of metal such as symphonic, black, death and neo classical to create rifts that bring out different sounds every time you listen to their songs. From what I know of them they are not signed and currently recording their first full length album piece by piece in Montreal. I've seen them live twice now and really enjoy their style. When I last talked to the band they lost their drummer and are currently using a drum machine to do their new recordings for the their new songs. Super nice guys and would love to get their name out there a little bit more just so they can get some recognition.
Finland / Progressive Metal / 3 comments
13.02.2012 - Urs Blank
Tunnelvision is a wrongly ignored band who managed to create two very decent albums. Maybe not groundbreaking music but inspired and well executed. It should appeal to all Progressive Metal lovers.
13.02.2012 - JohnDoe
great band, two surprisingly good albums, great musicianship, a shame they have disbanded
05.12.2013 - LeKiwi
Not my style but this is killer (if I'm listening to the right band :P)
Sort of a SX/DT combo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zznxp8OZmZ0
12.02.2012 - btbamfan20
Featuring Brian Fair (Shadows Fall), Mike D'Antonio (Killswitch Engage), Colin Conway (ex-Cannae/Frozen), Pete Cortese (ex-Overcast/Seemless) and Zack Wells, this band has just released an awesome EP. Can't wait for more from them!!
04.03.2012 - Oriax
It is Power metal. But faster, harsher, a bit more heavier then original Power Metal. Some call them melo-death, but they are more similar to Norther, CoB and Eternal Tears of Sorrow then to melodic death metal bands. They opened for Ensiferum when they were in South Africa, and are opening for Fleshgod Apocalypse when they tour there in March.