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!".
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.
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.
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?
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.
13.10.2011 - R'Vannith
Promising band who, despite being around since 1996, only released their debut "Remembrance" back in 2005. Their follow up album "Teardrops In Morning Dew" is out on October 17th. Excellent progressive metal with some touches of classic prog rock.
12.10.2011 - Kai Vanhallla
One pretty awesome band I found the other day...
Two of my personal favorite songs by these guys:
12.10.2011 - Damshak
Ancestor is formed on February 3, 2005, in Havana, Cuba, as materialization of an idea of the bassist Joel Kaos (the one who was coming with experiences in previous groups). Together with the guitarist Luis Dakkar they begin to write the first songs, testing for several months supported by a rhythmic base of drums sequenced. In May of the same year there joins the vocalist Yasser Oppressor. In December, they decide to enter to the studies to record his first songs. During this time there appears Andry Soulreaper, who would turn into the ideal baterista to complete the alignment.
12.10.2011 - Damshak
La banda Zeus se forma el 12 de abril de 1988. En sus inicios cultiva el heavy metal. Posteriormente se orienta hacia sonoridades más contemporáneas en un proceso de evolución, en el que siempre ha mantenido un balance entre las nuevas tendencias y las características que definen el sello del grupo, siempre dentro del metal.
Desde 1988 hasta el 2008 Zeus radicó en la Casa Comunal de Cultura Roberto Branly, conocida como Patio de María, donde formó parte del programa Rock vs SIDA, promovido por esta institución.
En 1991 la canción "Diablo al infierno" es incluida en el tercer volumen de la serie Cuban classics: new directions in cuban music, de Warners Bross, cerrando y dándole título al CD. Se incluyeron también obras de Pablo Milanés, Van Van, NG la Banda y Carlos Varela entre otros. En el 2003, aparece la canción "Confiesa" en el compilatorio de rock cubano Territorio Libre y en el 2008, participa en otro compilatorio, Rock Vivo, con "Tierra de la Cruz".
Esto lo escribí en español porque es una banda cubana, tradúzcanlo si quieren.
10.10.2011 - ravendeath
This is a supergroup with a big S! Ian Gillan, Tony Iommi, Jon Lord, Nicko McBrain, Jason Newsted, Linde Lindstrom. Enough said!
13.10.2011 - Syk
Wow, Gillan has a nice site, and I trust it will get even better. If this collaboration is not a hoax, it must be hella worthy... On the topic of adding to MS, I believe they may require the recording of more than just a single..?
30.10.2011 - kual21
One of the biggest supergroups. The most "starstudded" band. With n excellent single. AMazing riffs...typical from Tony Iommi. Great work and great choice
10.10.2011 - Vindicator
Very underrated band from Lithuania which managed to record their albums in Peter Tagtgren's Abyss studio in Sweden. They resemble Amorphis, Nightingale, other Dan Swano projects. 6 official releases: 3 full-lengths, 1 EP, 2 demos.
10.10.2011 - Vindicator
One of the oldest heavy metal bands from Lithuania. 5 official releases: 4 studio albums + 1 demo. Has some 80's glam metal and modern power metal influences in their music. SBS means Spicy Bits Of Scandal.
10.10.2011 - Vindicator
One of the metal pioneers in Lithuania. Leastways, Katedra is the first lithuanian band to record a full-length heavy metal album. First and second albums came out only in vinyl. The second album strongly resembles thrash metal progenitors of USA, such as Metallica, Megadeth, Exodus, etc.
21.10.2011 - Cuca Beludo
My vote is "YES". It's good to have old bands featured, they can be better than newer bands.
09.10.2011 - AtrumHiberna
Their founder, Spyros Giasafakis, is the first artist worldwide to compose and perform improvisations on ancient Hellenic instruments, such as Kithara, Lyre and Varvitos, handcrafted with design and materials authentic to their epoch. They have released music on labels of several nationalities and they performed and toured all over Europe.
13.10.2011 - R'Vannith
No metal element to their sound from what I've heard, though there are some folk bands already on here that I wouldn't describe as metal. Great stuff in any case, +1 for me
09.10.2011 - Cuca Beludo
They are one of the first Heavy Metal bands for finland, If not the first... And made some influence for posterior bands. They aren't well-know today, but they have good songs and lyrics, and deserve an page profile here.
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).
06.10.2011 - forest
Alexey Arzamazov is the mastermind and only remaining original member of Shadow Host. He formed the band in Moscow, 1993.
Andrey Smirnov was forced to leave in 2007 due to the time he needed to spend with his main band Everlost.
After Victor Anger's departure in 2009, original vocalist Sergey Kayumov returned. According to Shadow Host's official site, bassist Vasiliy Rumyantsev is no longer in the band, and Sergey Kayumov is again playing the bass.
02.10.2011 - Rashamba
The Famous Russian band Rashamba are the leaders of Russian melodic metal arena.
Rashamba won at the RAMP Music Awards in nomination 'Underground Act of The Year'
Members of the band the official artists of Meinl and Schecter Co. Thay have a Ep 'Distances', 2 famous singles 'Tears'(2005) and 'Air'(2011).
01.10.2011 - The V.M.93
Founded in 2006 by Peter Kafka Beloved Enemy is a dark gothic metal band based around the deep voice of singer Ski-King "Dead L-vis". Kafka had been playing with the band Fiddler's Green for more then 15 years while Ski-King had been recording rock 'n roll songs before as wel as acting in the horror movie Virus Undead. Beloved Enemy recorded the song Virus Undead for the soundtrack of this movie. Kafka and Ski-King are said to have met in the bar "Soho" run by ski-King in Nürenburg on a karaoke night.
30.09.2011 - umbe2k1
'A Total Wall' is my band and we just released our second EP. Our music is in free download. We are a math-groove metal band from Italy, being only 2 people in it doing everything. You can find all the info on our website or on every social network.
02.10.2011 - Milan
Generation Kill was formed by Exodus frontman Rob Dukes and Rob Moschetti (ex-Pro-Pain, M.O.D.). Their debut on Seasons of Mist has recently been released. They play true crossover, no reason they shouldn't be here.
30.09.2011 - Damshak
Epic progressive melodic death metal with orchestral parts is what Starborn stands for. From Germany. The first album will be recorded in November/December 2009. More informations will follow soon.
June 30, 2008
Wintersun, Ensiferum, Dream Theater, Symphony X, At the gates, Children of Bodom, ...
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