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!".
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.
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.
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 ...
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?
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!
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.
21.05.2011 - Pyramid God
In addition to producing some pretty decent music with an obviously low budget, members of this band went on to form Between the Buried and Me, an influential band in their own right.
23.05.2011 - DjentDude
The Black Dahlia Murder cites this band as a major influence.
13.01.2013 - Uldreth
Hardly surprising, since this was pretty much the first melodic metalcore band.
20.05.2011 - SyndicCalls404
A legend in their native Colombia, Entropia merges the worlds of eclectic, complex technical metal with modern prog and snippets of the Latin music scene, from traditional to popular, to create a catchy, diverse, heavy and always innovative approach. Debut "Simetria" is available as a free download.
08.12.2012 - diamondblack
Excellent band +1 Free download, how can you bit that??
Check out link for download
16.05.2011 - The V.M.93
The man behind Abramakabra is Steven Abram and he is a Italian, American composer and this album is nothing short of a revelation, I had never heard of the band till about a month ago and this album is without a doubt one of the strangest albums recorded in the last few years. I know nothing about Steven and his previous work but I do know that one this album he plays guitars, bass, drums, percussion, piano and all also supply's a array of noises and effects. This is a weird mix of Ufomammut, Sunn O))), Electric Wizard, Kyuss, Neurosis and 70's Space Rock sounds. Its a strange hybrid of doom, drone and psychedelia that is experimental and varied to the point where reviewing this album is a real challenge. As well as his multi-talented self, Steven also enlists the help of guest musicians Vincent J Matthews, Angelo and Savior Goldwin Keyla Northon, the last of which is cited as prominent members of the New York noise scene.
15.05.2011 - SarahMichelleDeRosie
really talented young band out of st.louis full of really hard working guys that sound amazing.
26.10.2012 - Metall Jesus
Dedicated tour-ready musicians with a great debut album and a music music video to boot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4Yvgh2zYsw
Saw them open for Dark Funeral, killer stuff.
14.05.2011 - Sjuk
Lofofora is one of the most famous band in France. They already have a big discography (7 studio albums, 1 live album, 1 live DVD and s set-box).
If a page is created for the band, I can complete it quickly :)
26.05.2014 - ArsMilitaria
I don't like them, but they have their fans and are highly active. So +1.
12.05.2011 - RaquelSenra
The "all star" rock/metal project, involving talented musicians.
Date of release: FEBRUARY 2011.
The musicians :
Bernard Daubresse (Lovelorn) : song writing, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, production
Yves Huts (Epica) : orchestral arrangements
Kris De Bie (Patriarch): drums
Manu De Ros (The Temple) : bass guitar
Valery Granson (15 Reasons) : solo guitar
Eric Renwart (Pixelrace) : solo guitar
Olivier Van Houte aka Bronson Cuvelier (The Temple, The Moonshine Playboys) : Hammond organ
Nico Claus (Scarin Myself) : solo guitar
Christoph Jaeger (The Gutt Busters) : arpegios on Even A Rose
The vocalists :
Kristell Lowagie (Lovelorn, Joliet)
Jamie-Lee Smit Vocals (Azylya)
Justine Daaé (Elyose)
Dr Benja (Taboo for Tatoo, Captain Oats)
Mr Wan (La Poupée Sanglante)
Lauryn Gaet (ex Aedden)
Marja Supponen (Rhineston Lives)
Serge Vandepoel (Crime 7)
Laura Crowet (ex Before Silence)
Leny Andrieux (Scarin Myself)
Krys Denhez (Jarell)