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?
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.
04.09.2011 - LonesomeRider
A great new band. A perfect fit for MS. Personally I think this band has created one of the (maybe) best album of 2011. Cold Moon Over Babylon. Let's welcome Vulvagun to MS folks.
04.09.2011 - DarkSymphony500
The band sites their style as 'Majestic orchestral doom with choirs, death, gothic, funeral doom and power metal influences'. Clean male and female vocals exist along with male grunts.The band has made one album 'Serpentine Dreamweaver' (2000) featuring Katarina Lilja of Therion, and a demo 'Shattered Fields' (2002).
04.09.2011 - Eruntano
Side project of Root's boss Big Boss is full of original, experimental, but still highly enjoyable songwriting. Whole project is based on the monstrous sci-fi/fantasy/mythical story about the mage Equirhodont. Epic atmosphere is guaranted.
04.09.2011 - Lady.Murderous
NightCreepers is a very good folk metal band from France. They released their first studio album Svingeheim in 2009. Check their official website http://nightcreepers-official.com/ , join their endless feast and support them because there is no reason why they aren't already here!
23.09.2011 - Nelin
Growl and folk metal, what else ? :)
03.09.2011 - BeelzebuthNzgl
Is a Raw Black Metal band from Argentina, you can check the band data and songs here:
We have a review in Transilvanian Forest Zine, and soon in "Metal Daze"
We have a Demo, and recopilations, we´re working in a full-lenght album, maybe it will released by "Moribund Cult" (Sargeist, Azhagal, Moon, Avsky)
More info: http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Wolves_Winter/3540331718
Hope you like it!
Beelzebuth, Frontman of Wolves Winter.
02.09.2011 - hollci
Avenie is an atmospheric melodic metal band from Tampere, Finland. The bands history is too colourfull to discuss shortly, but at the present, the band consists of three members, Matti Auerkallio (Vocals/Guitars/Drums), Felipe Muñoz (Keyboards) and Marko Eskola (Lead Vocals). The live line-up is completed by three session members.
02.09.2011 - Bad Taste
The best Polish pagan black metal band from Lublin, formed in 1991. The most recent full-length album "Trioditis" (2010) simply crushed me... Abusiveness existed in the deep underground. There isn't MySpace page or even official website, so check out this band on youtube.
02.09.2011 - Lord Kakorot
An up an coming band that has been making a wave in the Australian underground with their controversial stage shows.
GOAT WORSHIPPING, RAT THROWING,
TRUE AUSTRALIAN DRUNKKEN METAL!!!!!!
01.09.2011 - SuomiSkepticism
The band has released 1 demo. Morbid Tales From Brick Walled Buildings. It was limited to 100 copies and no reviews or news was found. They are currently working hard to release a cd
01.09.2011 - TONYLIES
Because this is a metal site and we are metal!!!
Death/ Gore Metal band from Portland, Goregon.
Dead In A Ditch was formed by Tony Avila in 2008 and was on hold until now!
Musically Dead In A Ditch is a continuation of Eulogy (Sacto, PDX). Eulogy (Sacto, PDX) being a Death/ Gore Metal band who has primarily low guttural vocals mixed with high pitched screeching similar to At The Gates, The Accused, Carcass or Kreator. Eulogy mixed many different styles to create a unique sound all their own. The lyrical content is generally about murder, serial killers, plagues, religion, etc. The Eulogy (Sacto, PDX) name HAD to be changed due to the fact that there was already a Death Metal band from Florida called that who was signed, put out records and toured. Eulogy (Sacto, PDX) had already put out a 7" Vinyl Record, a Demo Tape and had full color shirts printed up before we were informed of the Florida Eulogy. There are also a ton of other bands named Eulogy. So it was time for a change.... a fresh start.
Dead In A Ditch is influenced by bands such as Eulogy, Brutal Truth, Carcass, Napalm Death, Slayer, Deicide, Cannibal Corpse, The Accused, Scenes From The Struggle, Samhain, Death, At The Gates, Kreator, Nausea.
The band consists of Tony Avila (vocals, guitar) & Tony Papasadero (bass guitar, vocals) and Pierce Williams on drums.
Dead In A Ditch is aiming at recording 10-15 songs mainly consisting of early Eulogy material and a few new songs written. Once this album is completed we will do some light touring and start on the next record.
Dead In A Ditch 2011
31.08.2011 - Spankee
Sea Of Dreams is a new Norwegian progressive/power metal band. Their debut, self-financed album, Dawn Of Time, shows a strong mid-period Helloween influence in the song structures, while a greater use of keyboards gives a slight Dream Theater touch to their sound. The vocalist sounds like a higher-pitched version of Michael Kiske -- he sings quite high, just on the touch of being shrill at times, but usually he holds his own with the general high musicianship of the rest of the band. The band's second album, Land Of Flames, has just been released.
31.08.2011 - Spankee
Mundanus Imperium initially started out in Hamar, Norway in late 1994, when Lars "Grond" Wiik (drums, bass, guitars and vocals) and Bent "Draug Hate" Holm, created the band Nattefall. In 1996 they recorded their first and only demo tape 'Ode To The Nightsky" at X-Ray Studios. The demo received great response around the world and sold about 300 copies in the first months. During this period a record company called Velvet Music showed great interest in the band, and wanted to put the demo tape on CD. The band agreed to that knowing that this was a good opportunity to promote their new band name Mundanus Imperium to the world. In May 1997 the mini CD with three songs, was released. Mundanus Imperium then signed a contract with the Italian label Avantgarde Music for the release of their debut album, 'The Spectral Spheres Coronation'. They now needed to expand their line-up, so they hired Jørn Lande (Vagabond, Masterplan, ARK etc.) on vocals and Petter J. Thuve on guitar. 'The Spectral Spheres Coronation' was released in 1998. They were now signed to the major label Nuclear Blast.
29.08.2011 - SimonWilliams
Because they're 10 times better than most of the bands on here. They're just starting out and so don't yet have a singer but they already have an instrumental sound that's not quite like anything I've ever heard before. At the very least they can get some publicity by being suggested here.
28.08.2011 - btbamfan20
This guy is cool, he has mostly done country, but decided bout 5 years ago he wanted to play heavy music, so he started fusing his country style into punk, metal, and rock. He is releasing 4 albums on september 2nd, 3 of them are metal/punk and the other is his country release. Definately should be added!
12.10.2011 - munson
Fuck yeah. Hank III is the man.
27.08.2011 - LonesomeRider
Wolfsbane is a great band. And with a new album to be unleashed. I think we should welcome Wolfsbane to the MS society.
25.06.2012 - Dedcalm
I was so surprised when i realised Wolfsbane were not already on MS. They were a top rated metal band in the 80's and now they are back. They are definatly deserving of a place here.
30.05.2012 - bane26
When Jamie Graham (vocals) left Sylosis he joined Heart of a Coward. Its mostly a metalcore with progressive (mainly Djent) influences. Their debut full length Hope and Hindrance was released May 28th
13.09.2014 - _deepblack
its rare Metalcore bands that is worth listening to they are good at what they are doing