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!".
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.
13.06.2012 - AlexisCroze
Corvus is a Melodic Metal band from Ukraine. They released their debut album "Raven Rising" in 2012.
28.09.2015 - diamondblack
Royal Corvus band was formed in September 2005 and the first band name was Corvus. The name was borrowed from Latin, it translates - the Raven. It is a symbol of the wisdom in most ancient religions of the world. Raven is a carrier of souls across the River of Eternity and a binding link between the fragile edge of the World of Shadows and the World of the Living. Initially, the Corvus band was created as a melodic symphonic gothic metal project, but in the process of development and quality growth joins itself the best of the different trends and styles of rock. Now Royal Corvus band has created more than thirty Russian and English-language songs. Song's sound is very different: from romantic ballads to hard and progressive rock. And nobody of the listeners will not remain indifferent, because everyone will find something in this music for themselves. All this different musical styles are merged in one unique style - Corvus style. Besides his own works band plays covers of classic rock and pop songs. During its long history Royal Corvus band many times was engaged in various kinds of rock and bike festivals in Kharkov, and outside it. The Royal Corvus band received invitations and performed in support to rock stars as: Master, Sergey Mavrin, Epidemia, Catharsis, and vocalist of the legendary bands Rainbow and Deep Purple - Joe Lynn Turner. April 28, 2012 the Corvus band has presented their debut album - Raven Rising. October 24, 2012 Royal Corvus was official support group of SCORPIONS in Kharkov as part of the farewell tour "FINAL STING TOUR" .
23.03.2016 - SYCON
We got a full length cd as required. It'd be a great honour to be featured on this site. Here you can find some info:
Sycon bears just one thing in mind with their music - Total Havoc!
Brutal guitar riffs, versatile vocals, stomping beats and atmospheric synths defines the music, all while retaining their melodic metal roots.
Groove Factor Guaranteed!
Sycon was founded in 2009 at Oranienburg, north of Berlin. 2011 they released their first demo EP "Sniper's Poem". 2012 they moved to Berlin-Köpenick and had a fundamental member change. 2013 the only remaining member guitarist Moe joined with Jay from the Philippines as lead guitarist. They released the single "I'm the One" featuring Aurelia's Turm singer Marcel and Declamatory's drummer Fabi. In the End of the year Jay and Moe joined force with drummer Tobi, who was playing the davul and various percussion at the medieval group Obscuratis. Shorty after bassist Lars joined Sycon. 2014 they released the single "Downer" with female singer Seline. In early 2015 they finally found their permanent frontman Daniel, which worked before with Ill Kommodity and as rapper KoH Kain and is known as streamer KæinPlay. In spring 2015 they released the first single "Bulletstorm" of their debut album and played shows such as the Rocktreff open air festival in Berlin and as support for The Vision Bleak. Their self-tilted first album was released on March 27th 2016.
07.12.2014 - Holyhell
Amazing musician producing music of the future. An artist and composer with such skills should definitely be on metalstorm, as people deserve to know about him and he deserves to be known to the people.
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.
USA / Avantgarde/Experimental Metal / 4 comments
16.09.2010 - Die Hacker [PT]
Amazing avantgarde band i've discovered recently, mixing jazz, slow & fast tempos with a thrashy druming and almost no vocals besides occasional screams, these guys will for sure deliver for avangarde metal fans!
04.12.2010 - Uirapuru
Oh my god this has to be here! To complete John Zorn's in the collection =P +1000
26.02.2016 - ZÖN
Always considered them metal. Leng t'che for christ sake. Painkiller is (was) pretty metal too
09.09.2016 - Ganondox
Not sure if strictly metal, more punk jazz, but they still belong here.
Iran / Alternative/Progrssive Metal / 3 comments
01.10.2009 - Wrathreaver
Traumeta has released their first debut demo in 2008, containing 4 songs. Their upcoming album will be released in January 2010.
02.10.2009 - JD
well i support Persian bands, me waiting there 2010 album +1
11.03.2015 - psykometal
Do they even have an album out yet? Link me to it in PM if so.
04.11.2016 - Miplus
It started well in 2013 with the debut, but the follow up album is an absolute killer with new vocals are Pathfinder-like background, holy shit.
04.11.2016 - SIX
It's phenomenal and unlikely band, especially on polish metal scene strongly dominated by black/death metal. Titanium explores quite different musical areas - melodic power metal.
The band has released 2 albums until now, both issued with success in Japan by Avalon/Marquee label. The second LP "Atomic number 22" released on 28.09.2016.
The band was started by the guitarist and main composer Karol Mania, known for symphonic metal band Pathfinder as well.
On vocals we can hear Konstantin Naumenko from Ukrainian SUNRISE band.
Here you can watch their official video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAxTbBCIfV0
20.11.2016 - Constantly
I discovered this band on youtube, they did Sonata Arctica "Fullmoon" better than original. Now with new singer I',m even more amazed. New songs are fantastic!
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).
06.03.2016 - diamondblack
Innate Concept's musical identity is rooted in the Progressive Metal genre - and the word "progression" is to be taken literally. Innate Concept strives to incorporate elements, instruments and ideas normally not found in classic Progressive Metal. The newest album "Sunset In Our Eyes" combines elements from electronica and classical elements into a whole new and unique sound. A multitude of synthesizers create the atmosphere, color and texture, the mighty Taiko drum ensemble delivers power, groove and impact, while the Armenian Duduk conjures up ethereal melodies, adding yet another layer to the rich-bodied symphonic orchestra. A piano and various acoustic guitars are another integral part of melodic storytelling and quite frequently intertwine with other instruments. All of this takes place planted firmly on the foundation of thundering drums, shredding guitars and a nasty, angry bass. Innate Concept's music is challenging, demanding, cunning, powerful, intense, yet so delicate and fragile. Be prepared, for it will demand your full attention - and it will surprise you if you dare a listen. Debut album can be purchased at http://www.innateconcept.com/shop/
26.11.2012 - BaneConall
Progressive Metal band in the vein of The Human Abstract's Digital Veil album without the harsh vocals. Their debut album Reticence: The Musical has already been released. Definitely worth a listen.
16.12.2011 - TheMahan11
Band 23 is a new name in Croatian scene. Band has recorded their debut MCD and self released it in 66 limited copies. I've watched their short trailer and it sounds very interesting. It is definitely something new...
06.11.2012 - Unna Med
I heard this this band's album "Doom" a week ago and was fairly impressed. Epic doom metal with some goth additions, the band sounds somewhat like combination of Saviour Machine and Warning\40 Watt Sun. Should be on Metal Storm just because it is not already here!
06.11.2012 - Guib
Well its an old band even though they only let out their first full length in 1990 they were already playing in the mid 80's. Really great band deserves a spot on here like all the old veterans.
06.11.2012 - Guib
Well first, its from Montreal, Quebec :D my province, my country ! MAHHHH METAL. Second, they already have a full length released in 2011 called ''Coma'' a really good Thrash release that deserves some praise. They also have a label EBM records. They fit the description guys !
22.12.2012 - SilentScream
These guys do good neo-thrash. One of the rising stars in the Montreal scene
05.11.2012 - ravendeath
Choronzon are an American band whose twin roots lie in industrial and black metal music. They began as two separate and entirely unrelated bands with the same name: the eastern half was a Florida based black metal-styled band formed in 1986 by P. Emerson Williams, while its western counterpart was the San Francisco old school industrial project of Demitria Monde Thraam. Now they are back with an amazing album entitled ///Consummation//\\Metanoia\\\.
05.11.2012 - likantropo
The Nocturnia story is a reflection of the hard work of a band making real a musical project which to pour their creativity and to communicate it to the public.
Since its inception in 2001, the group has tried to embed all possible influences and combine them to create your own style. For this reason the work of composer has always been a team that has evolved from his early work to current maturity.
Nocturnia is also a live band. A group that has always been true to his public life and close to people who would like to know them closer. He has traveled throughout the peninsula both solo and accompanied by the best national and international bands. WarCry, Saratoga, Medina Azahara, Avalach, Stravaganzza, Brainstorm, Axxis and Scorpions are the most prominent.
And all this to gain a foothold in the heavy metal scene in this country. In his ... Nocturnia already part of history.
04.11.2012 - qlacs
The Atomic Bitchwax is a stoner rock band started in 1992 in New Jersey. It started as essentially a "super band" of key members of the notable stoner rock and doom metal bands Godspeed, Monster Magnet, and Core.
03.11.2012 - Fist of Death
This is the quintessential modern Metalstorm kind of band, very romantic and melodic (CoF and Paradise Lost are popping up in my sidebar right now), a find that would have been very juicy for young metalstormers back when you guys did compilations. It was created by Mike Legros of Jungle Rot, Novembers Doom, Nachtmystium, and Disinter. Just listen for yourself and you'll understand why it fits perfectly with this website. I'm not exactly sure what to call it but I'm sure its in the gothic/folk/doom realm.
02.11.2012 - LuxAeterna
Lux Aeterna is a great progressive metal band from France. The band offers a real masterpiece with good rhythms and melodies. Lux Aeterna
will probably become famous in the years to come.
01.11.2012 - likantropo
Trail of Murder started as a project by Urban breed and Daniel Olsson after Urban parted ways with Tad Morose. Pelle Åkerlind had gotten to know Urban in Bloodbound, and was shortly afterward asked to join the project. The three clicked from day one and pretty soon they felt that Trail of Murder was the band they'd all been waiting for.
15.11.2012 - Spacerunner
I don't believe they must go through verification process)))
One the best heavy metal albums this year by the way.
30.10.2012 - PowerThrash
Helcaraxë are a melodic death metal band from New Jersey. They have released 3 full lengths including 2012's "Red Dragon". Also released a great split with Father Befouled that is already on MS. They are a great band and deserve to be featured here.
29.10.2012 - Pazdzioch
We don't have too many drone bands here and Asva is an absolute headlamp in that genre. For me right after Earth and Sunn O))). What sets them apart from other groups? I think it will be an interesting use of wooden chapel organs. Too bad that for some this may not be sufficiently METAL AS FUCK.
29.10.2012 - RottingDeathHead
This band has been around since 1995 they released one full length album entitled Prophecies Foretold in '98. Then they had gone out of commission in 2000 and also once again in 2007 after they had reformed. But now this band is back with a whole new album titled Controlled Elite.