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!".
03.02.2012 - Imtholiel
Imtholiel is a new band and they are working on their single and album in these days. Their songs are mainly about fantasy worlds and stories with power metal sound and female vocals. Their single will be available soon and they have covers from different styles on their sites.
21.08.2010 - Snufkin
Hevisaurus is a band for children, created by Mirka Rantanen (ThunderStone). His aim is to bring hard rock music to the younger, by playing basic riffs and singing lyrics which attract children (Jurassic, hell yeah) to make them enjoy metal and hard rock. It's a funny band and I think it deserves to be in Metal Storm.
15.09.2010 - Meller
No. Fucking. Way. Period. I hope this clever crap from marketing people ironically called as a band dies a swift and justified death. If needed to promote heavy metal for kids, give 'em the real thing.
20.12.2011 - Array
I remember accidentally pressing that + for this months ago. Now let me be clear. I'm AGAINST.
26.04.2012 - blackend
Hevisaurus are the proof that FInnish kids are the future!
They are the ONLY Heavy Metal band which actually plays metal for kids to enjoy.
Not surprising, they sound pretty nice.
Should have a spot of honor in MS! :)
17.04.2013 - Neroese
Yea, Metal education since childhood.
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.
17.05.2013 - JamesBarney
This band is so absolutely sick you would be insane to not feature them. some of the coolest stuff i've heard out of the metal genre in years... they have a drummer that plays saxophone while he's drumming for crying out loud. also they just released their new album for free... go get it.
21.05.2013 - NickRedfield
such an interesting band, my friend told me about them a few days ago and i havent stopped listening since
21.05.2013 - RyanGeyer
SOMEONE NEEDS TO SIGN THESE GUYS. flute solos ftw
21.05.2013 - LawsonBarney
Absolutely hands down the best band that I have heard in the scene around Colorado. Drums:holy hell, plus hes playing saxophone D: flute/vox/and guitar-phenomenal+hot bass is perfect, love kevins style. Fresh, new, progressive. like nothing ive heard before. #dreadnoughtlol
22.05.2013 - Divergenceless
I just checked this out. It's pretty cool-- I hope they get featured on the site at some point, but I don't think they will be able to get on here any time soon, unfortunately.
22.05.2013 - basskhan
Don't fear, Divergenceless! There's always hope for good music.
23.05.2013 - NickRyerson
this band is amazing. their CD is way rad, but you really need to see them live to get the full deal. unbelievable
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.
06.07.2011 - temudgin
Sincarnate delivers a death metal vibe but with an added mix of melodic attitude that progresses every so often it makes the music quality sound that more realistic. Sincarnate's choice of style is rather typical but they manage to pull off some unusual skills that make their music stand out above all the rest. Strong, floating guitar melodies, helped by equally interesting, ethnically influenced at times, keyboards, inventive drumming and a vocalist who's able to find the right approach for what the music calls for in the given moment. All doomsters are encouraged to support this fresh sounding band, the scene needs such acts for a proof that when ambition meets up with work coming directly from the heart the end result can be nothing else but a really captivating listening experience. So this goes into saying that, Sincarnate surely has what it takes to get the ball rolling music-wise but will continue to establish it altogether piece by piece.
Sincarnate is a very important presence on the romanian (death) metal scene, with many live appearances and fans outside and inside borders, with an EP and a 2010 opus that was very well received by all those whom have listen to it. More infos and music on official website and myspace page:
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.
07.03.2013 - KanKooKuhn
EXIST M is a 4-piece metal unit, a small band with the big sound. A remarkable member of Minsk metal scene.
Bands unique sound explores the space of more than two decades of heavy music, combining the raw guitar sounds of groove metal with modern metalcore constructions, the speedy riffs of thrash metal with the soul of a real hardcore.
EXIST M's reputation of an uncompromising live performer is well deserved. Approved by the metal audience of Belarus, Ukraine and Poland, EXIST M is a welcomed guest at the stages of different music festivals, including the international. The band has gained a number of music awards and nominations, "Best Metal Voice" and "Best Newcomer" among them.
As for now, the Belarusian metal music phenomenon is ready to go worldwide with the first full-length album, released in December 2012.
2010 - Alter Ego (EP)
2012 - Redefining
04.02.2012 - powa_emanuel
Helker is a solid band of Heavy Metal Power formed in 1998 with three studio albums, the most important (in my opinion) is "Resistir" with lyrics that talk about Social Denounce, everyday things of life, etc.. Helker gains experience playing in concerts with outstanding international bands as Hammerfall, Rhapsody, Paul Di 'Anno, Stratovarius, Gamma Ray, Primal Fear, Shaman and Masterplan.
03.06.2013 - Nimlot
+1 As Power Metal goes, Helker are great. They've put out 4 albums so far with guest vocals with Tim "the Ripper" Owens (ex-Judas Priest; ex-Iced Earth) and Ralph Scheepers (Primal Fear) on their latest release. They are still going strong and should have a place in MetalStorm.
16.06.2013 - Miquele
+1 - Listen to "No Chance To Be Reborn" for instance
07.03.2012 - ChaosLogic
hailing from Syria the band is a hot prospect in the world of metal , already released Two Songs and preparing to release an EP ....
07.03.2012 - Pagan Blood
A very promising band from Syria, and the first serious thrash act to come out from a country where the metal scene still struggles under the power of authorities, their debut EP will be released soon, you can check two of their songs on http://www.reverbnation.com/anarchadia
04.09.2011 - diamondblack
Caligula's Horse started life as a solo project for Quandary guitarist Sam Vallen to express the heavier side of his musical personality. The project started in early 2010 while Quandary was on a writing hiatus whilst recording their debut album Ready To Fail. Sam began writing music without the context of Quandary's musical framework to guide him; delving into music that was heavier and more guitar centric, with an emphasis on studio production and layering. The music took an intentionally modern form, incorporating influences as diverse as Frost*, Steely Dan, Meshuggah, Devin Townsend and Porcupine Tree.
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".
24.02.2009 - warlock84
We are a young band trying to get our name out there and believe this site is a great tool to help with that. We are a true metal band, not that nu-metal or radio friendly junk. We all grew up listening to bands like Pantera, Slayer, Iced Earth, Testament, Kataklysm, Amon Amarth, etc and strive to bring back the old school heavy metal. We hope to record a demo this year and any press, good or bad, would be greatly appreciated.
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.
03.07.2011 - Fade To Black
As a website dedicated to metal it is our job to acknowledge specific events in the genres history. You may or may not know Metallica is accused of stealing the riff of their most famous song (Enter Sandman) from the Excel song "Tapping into the emotional void". Dave Mustaine pointed it out years ago and numerous videos on youtube are dedicated to the topic. Wether or not it riff was stolen the controversy around the most successful metal band and their most famous song should be enough to put this band on metalstorm. If that doesn't provide enough evidence this band is comparable to "Municipal Waste" and "Suicidal Tendencies." Thanks for your time.
06.07.2011 - Guib
It should be added straight away and not because of Emotional Void...
28.04.2011 - peace_sells
I am so surprised this band is not here! This is perhaps the best metal band in India at the moment. The best way to describe their music would be : Meshuggah +Cynic+Nevermore. Can you picture that? If not, then just listen to their music! Amazing progressive death metal.
15.02.2012 - JAS DANIEL'S
I've seen they playing in Wacken las year! :)
29.01.2010 - followthreaper
Yet another classic band from the 80s that everyone's forgot about.
11.02.2011 - Meller
Sorry for the pedant remark, but their works are done in the 90's althought the band was formed in 1989. Anyway, to the point... I'll never get over the way their recorded, more mature full-lengths sound in many aspects quite much like Neurosis on their era from Souls At Zero to Through Silver In Blood - only less than Neurosis. (Well, duh, it IS an unfair contest, especially in my books.) But: there's lots of panache, lots of skill at making some seriously hypnotic patterns in music, and lots of desperation without the whole cake going to the corny side of things. Quality stuff and ill surely deserve some wider audience. So, a big +1 and full support.
16.02.2011 - Nollz
They composed in my opinion one of the best doom songs ever with the song "across vast oceans" what a brilliant song!
21.04.2011 - Glabrezu
Great band, rage of Mindrot singer in their dark atmospheres was something unique. I would like to return in 2003 when Morgion played live with Adrian Leroux.
I'm really sorry both bands disbanded, I really love them.
29.01.2010 - Metalomorphis
It's a great band who released a very nice debut, Jumyr-Kylysh. They are quite unique, blending traditional kazakh music with classical violin and a touch of metal. Also, they are a rarity in their country, as a metal band.
29.01.2010 - Promonex
I really like them, but I wouldn't really call them metal.
20.09.2010 - DarkSymphony500
They definitly get my vote, their music is original and very unique. +1
29.01.2010 - FrostFlame
House Of Mirrors has existed on and off since mid ninenties with variety of musicians involved. Now after two albums we are ones more in a corner of change looking for lead singer to participate on the third album(recordings due to start later on this year).
28.01.2010 - followthreaper
There is a soft rock band from the UK thats also named Halo, this is not them. But these guys should definatly be on here because they are METAL.
16.10.2010 - Meller
In case this is the same Halo we're talking about, I think they're nowadays based in the UK, formerly founded in Australia. In any case, the wall of devastating Drone/Doom/Experimental soundscapes these two guys produce should NOT be missed by any fan of slow, deep and hard. The links seems broken, so find 'em here on Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/fearhatelies