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 ...
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!
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?
31.07.2011 - patrickmetal12
Because this band will blow your mind. its like Amon Amarth but with clean-ish vocals. The vocalist makes the band... majestic. After only watching their official video, i immediately fell in love with their style. If you like Amon, Ensiferum, Enslaved, and fucking awesome vocals, this band is for you!! \m/
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.
06.06.2011 - Arsen
Daeron is the continuation of the ideas and principles of Sworn, the band from Armenia. 3 of Sworn's former members are in this band now and we have recently supported Saturnus in their tour in Armenia and Georgia.
05.06.2011 - EmaEkoe
Because it's a power trio from France, just an instrumental band (without singer)
they've just finish to record their firt EP which you download for free here : http://www.linghun-studio.fr/ekoe/ekoe-nadis.html
04.06.2011 - Damshak
OBEISANCE founded by Martin Von Fah-Q (april). ~"October demise" first song written; too many lineup changes. 1993 Demo 1 "The Cold Waste" recorded. Martin does guitar/vocals with session members. 1994 Demo 2 "Black Baptism of October" recorded March. Martin on drums/vocals/guitar and Shuvaka on guitar/drums ~"Hellbent on Slaughter" 6 songs for a split with Equitant(Absu) recorded in the unholy Mexico city* (see 2007).MvfQ on throat,Shuvaka on guitar/bass joined by Blackness the dark one on warkegs and Evil Onit on lead guitar. Produced by Daniel Corchado!. 1995 New songs being written by Martin Von Fah-Q. 1996 Debut full length "Infierno eterno" recorded, mixed etc. in feb 1996*(see 2007) in Mexico city in 24 hours (or less ; cannot remember exactly due to alcoholic reasons). Produced by Daniel Corchado! Shuvaka on guitar/bass, Blackness the Dark one on warkegs Evil Onit on lead guitar & Martin vfQ on throat. 1998 Martin committed to Texas Penal system. 1999 New songs written for double cd. It is canceled and many songs used on "Lucifer Master". 2001 "Lucifer Master" begins recording in December in Chicago, Illinois at Lux inframundis studio,Daniel Corchado again producing. ~ Kalvator joins on four and six string attacks. 2002 "Lucifer..." recordings finished; a deal is secured with Utterly Somber creations. 2003 Utterly Somber Creations (Chicago, Ill.) releases "Lucifer Master" on cd ~Shuvaka ,Kalvator and Blackness the dark one relocate to Chicago. Martin vfQ returns to Hell Paso. ~Obeisance tours the U.S. and Mexiko in support of "Lucifer Master". Martin writes new album. ~ Merciless records (Germany) releases "Lucifer Master" on vinyl. 2004 Megiddo Blood Glutton (Pyre) joins on Koffins. Gigs ensue in El Paso as rehearsals for new album. 2005 "Unholy, Unwholesome & Evil" is rekorded in Febuary at Marching Plague Studios in El Paso, Texas with C.J. Holguin producing. Megiddo Blood Glutton leaves Obeisance and D. Crazy joins (Oktober). 2006 Blackseed Productions (Spain) releases "Unholy, Unwholesome & Evil"(Spring). ~ Obeisance enters Oscuridad Studios in El Paso, Texas and rekords the "SatanikShoktroops auf Doom" 7"ep with Tury Saldana producing(December): ~Iron Bonehead productions deal secured for its release. ~Vinyl deal for "Unholy unwholesome & Evil" secured with Hell's headbangers(US)/C.U.M. records(France) as a joint release ; many bonus tracks to be included. ~DVD "Satanik warfare in Texas" released through Sick productions(US) 2007 The "F.U.C.K.: Forever Unholy Christian Karnage" 7"ep is rekorded in June, again at Oscuridad Studios, with Tury Saldana producing. ~ GasMask Productions (France) releases the "F.U.C.K." ep in December. ~"Hellbent on slaughter" (1994)mcd finally released with first 2 demos and 3 videos on an enhanced cd through Desastrious Records (U.S.) ~"Infierno Eterno" deal finalized with Hellfire records (Mexiko) but has yet to see official release!! 2008 Iron Bonehead Productions (Germany) releases "Satanik Shoktroops auf Doom" 7" ep in May ~ "Hell Hymns" a kompilation kvlt kassette only release on Demonic War Cult Productions (Peru) is also released in May. ~ D. Crazy leaves Obeisance in June. ~ D. butcher joins obeisance in july. 2009 cdr single "Snowgoats of Apokalypse" is released. Strikly ltd. to 66 in july. ~ "satanik fuck" is released by Morbid Moon Records (Canada) Sept. this is the 2 7" e.p.'s on cd with 8 bonus trakks! . 2010 Chalice of Blood Angel Productions releases split with Necroholocaust - "Bringers of Black Genocide" June. ~ D. Butcher leaves Obeisance in July. ~ Spektre ov Tortvre joins Obeisance in August. ~ Spektre ov Tortvre leaves Obeisance in Oktober .
04.06.2011 - SceneryOfLoss
Formed back in the year 1999 in Lyon (France), AKIN released its first demo CD "Stanzas", the next year : reviewed as demo of the month in Hard N'Heavy and Rock Hard Magazine in January 2001, it enabled the band to sign up with Sacral Productions.
"Verse" (2001), AKIN's debut album (based on the work of E.A.Poe) and then "Forecast" (EP - 2003) were both reviewed in the french metal press as being part of the top albums of the year of their release.
Such positive write-ups gave the band the opportunity to open for WITHIN TEMPTATION, DARK TRANQUILLITY, EPICA and THE OLD DEAD TREE in 2002 and 2003.
After a long off-peak period, AKIN got back to work in 2009 with a string quartet at its side and is currently finishing to record its second LP, "The way things end".
04.06.2011 - Inconcessus
They are an amazing Russian Power Metal band, came together from their vocalist, whose ex-Epidemia's vocalist.
Myself, I have no connection to the band, but I love them, and I can support as much information as possible.
They have released 5 albums. (!)
Besides that, Metal Storm should have the lot of the global Metal bands.
Just take a listen - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZtjPlmXmjo&NR=1
05.06.2011 - NocturnalStalker
I don't like their music personally but they are a decent band so... Why not?
03.06.2011 - baphomet
A great post-hardcore combo,their first full-lenght release,titled Thousand Floors,deserves more than local acknowledgements...their passion for claustrophobic,razor-sharp sound,combined with high level musicians' skills and live experiences,have made their music a rare jewel in the indie-rock,self produced panorama...horns up!
03.06.2011 - ravendeath
I posted this band some time ago, so here are two posts of the same band! link:
04.06.2011 - l u k a
A mix of power and roughness. Awesome
03.06.2011 - MrEddieG
This band needs to be on here because they make some angry and fast death/thrash! Their first album is very promising. Also, this site needs more bands coming from Central America. There aren't many bands coming up from this region of the world anyway.
02.06.2011 - Sleeping Dragon
Nearly unheard-of band that worked with the Mexican Orchestra on their only album so far... I'm taking the time to suggest them because their album is ridiculously, almost suspiciously, well-composed. No extremely harsh vocals, but plenty of fast drumming. Kinda reminds me of old school Tristania, without the male growls, and with more symphonic elements.
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.
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!