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!
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.
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?
01.06.2011 - The Voyager
Have released one self-titled album thus far, with songs in the works for a follow-up. I think it's really good instrumental stuff, very heavy at times with some acoustic folky interludes. Vote up if you like it.
30.05.2011 - beco
iRonica is great frontwoman heavy band formed in 1999. iRonica's debut album "Consequences" was released in 2007, and it collected a good amount of praising reviews, and this album was also released in Japan by EMI in 2008.
29.05.2011 - SceneryOfLoss
Led by a female singer perfectly at ease in such different registers as lyric, rock or thrash, SOULMAKER delivers a melodic and varied brand of metal. The band's songs are accessible to most, as they never take the extreme road. From the type of classical Heavy Metal the band were playing when they were first started, they only kept melodies, and prefer relying on efficiency rather than technical demonstration to build to-the-point songs, meant to be played on stage. On the live front, with about forty dates under their belt, SOULMAKER never cheats and delivers the goods in an energetic manner
29.05.2011 - SceneryOfLoss
Diary of Destruction is a melodic metal band of Lille formed at the end of 2007 with the meeting of 4 friends coming from different musical horizons.
It allies a powerful and intoxicating singing to incisive riffs sublimated by gothic tones.
The band tries ceaselessly to improve the alchemy of the sweetness and the bewitchment of singing with the power of its guitars and its drums.
Diary of Destruction is a metaphor based on the personal diary (symbol of the recession) and of the Destruction (representing the rough, impulsive aspect of the man).
At the beginning of 2009, the band takes out an eponymic demo of 3 titles and realizes a serie of concerts France and in Belgium to make discover its music.
Strong of this experience, the band works on its first EP adding grunts, soloes of guitar and drums more in adequacy with the ambitions of the band.
An Ep 6 titles named Outside the Shade is released on november 2nd, 2010 .
The first album is in preparation, and planned for 2012 !
29.05.2011 - POK
My Last Nerve is a metal band from Dallas/Fort Worth, TX. We are somewhat of a "throwback" if you will, to old-school roots like Metallica, Black Sabbath, and Testament with a drop-tuned power groove mixed in. We just released our full-length debut album called The Beginning of The End and it just went live on ITunes and 40 other online retailers this month. We're looking for some feedback and possibly a chance to network with some of the bands and fans out there that still think HEAVY METAL RULES!
27.05.2011 - prog61
This band realized only one album, in 1998, "Space Eternal Void". Here we are in front of the umpteenth lost gem: if it's metal, symphonic or progressive doesn't matter, this is great music, played by a group of great musicians, who, incredibly, were able to make only one album! And yet another demonstration of how music business is rotten, and how low is the level of musical culture worldwide, especially many of the new generation! I think that any person who really love music, and from music is able to draw any strong feelings, should appreciate the power, emotion, instrumental technique, inventiveness and symphonic imprint of this album. All songs are wonderful, particularly to mention the great melody of Endless Cosmos, the lyricism of Shadows Fall, the horror climate of The Slow Prisoners and the symphony of Darkness Planet Earth. A forgotten masterpiece.
27.05.2011 - DeathMetal
This band should be on Metalstorm because of where they are from. An area with a growing metal scene that is unknown to most. Besides being being a great band, it would be awesome to see such a good band get reconized by more and more people to help metal scenes in less popular parts of the world grow.
28.05.2011 - MechanisT
A death metal band from Botswana? Count me in!
18.11.2011 - Marcus
Definitely, I remember listening to them a few years ago. Keep the Botswana vibe going and also vote for Crackdust: http://metalstorm.net/bands/band_suggestions.php?suggested_search=crackdust
26.05.2011 - Death Metallus
First of all to complete your list of bands. Then, because it's a really good one! They already played with bands like Gojira, Trepalium... Finally, they were born in 2003 so I think they deserve to be on this french bands list.
25.05.2011 - Xim
Formed in London Ontario in late 2007, Before The Damned began as a loose writing/drinking experiment between friends John Patterson (Vocals), Pete Mitchell (Bass), and Paul Sguazzin (Guitar). After putting together a few demo's they recruited Ryan Rivard on Drums and recorded their debut album "Unanimosity" (that featured a guest appearance of Tara McLeod of Kittie) which can be described as a modern day nod to the old school.
25.05.2011 - TheDominator
Black Spiders is a great new band. They're playing at some big festivals this year (Graspop Metal Meeting (Belgium), Sonisphere Knebworth (UK)). Their latest album 'Sons of the North' is a very good album. One of the best new metal bands.
05.11.2011 - Rich
Agree with the above comment saw them at Sonisphere and also supporting Volbeat last week. Very good Metal Band.
23.05.2011 - Maxx666
They are quite good Death Metal band that plays technically, though old school touched Death Metal, finished with blasphemous but ad rem solos.Toxocara is known for it's energetic and powerful live performances. The list of past shows is impressive. Toxocara played throughout the Netherlands with a.o. Pungent Stench, Krisiun, Grave and Immolation. Last year Toxocara played the London Death fest with Master and in 2007 the Neurotic Deathfest was honored to have Toxocara on their impressive line-up.
So i think this is quite a capable band to be featured on metal storm although they are mostly underground, but quite well know in The netherlands.