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!".
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!
United Kingdom / Melodic Hard Rock / 2 comments
07.03.2010 - FrostFlame
The Canadian rock band was popular in the late 1970s through the 1980s. Triumph began building their reputation across North America as a live band, peaking in the early 1980s as an import before interest gradually declined. Today, the power trio continue to receive radio airplay on Classic Rock stations and are perhaps best remembered for their positive message songs and their vibrant energetic concerts, complete with extravagant pyrotechnical light shows. Their popularity was extremely strong in Texas, where they first received strong radio attention; but, they were stellar standouts at California's US Festival, and garnered a considerable fan base and radio attention by regularly touring the world, especially throughout North America and Europe. Like their fellow Canadians Rush and Saga.
04.01.2011 - Marcelb7
If Journey and Rush are on this site, so should Triumph. Rik Emmett is a guitar god!
22.01.2012 - malymich
this band definitely deserves place on this site!
15.09.2014 - Kitharistas87
I agree that this band deserves place on this site. It's one of the finest hard rock/progressive rock bands of Canada.
Today - ManiacBlasphemer
Not quite a metal band, but seeing that other hard rock or glam bands are featured, I do not see why these guys shouldn't be here. Great White is one of the better bands from that thoroughly commercial movement of the 80s.
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.
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.
15.06.2014 - God Alone
Okay, they're not metal; but they surely were/are a huge influence for some industrial/post-metal bands like Godflesh or Neurosis.
I've seen a lot of (great) bands here that have nothing to do with metal at all (Current 93 for example), so... I thought that the almighty Swans could have a chance to be featured on MS. :)
19.06.2014 - Syk
C93 were reviewed by a staffer a long, long time ago. I'm quite confident they'd never be seen here but for that fact. Don't get swanhopes up ;)
22.06.2014 - Ilham
They really have nothing to do here despite being a great band that still produces great records.
19.02.2015 - Hank80AF
They have a very unique style in his music, very personal and quite complex.
17.06.2015 - Bardusk
Swans is a must here. And yes, they are more metal than most of metal bands.
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).
21.04.2011 - RaquelSenra
AraPacis (Ara-Patches) is a female fronted metal band hailing from Montreal, Canada. Formed in 2003 by guitarist Jerry Fielden, their main goal was to re-create some of the orignal aspects of 1970's Hard Rock and Progressive Rock and fuse it together with early 21st Century Progressive, Doom & Gothic Metal to make an interesting metal hybrid. Their debut album ''So Many Leapers'' was released in April of 2006. and their second album ''Consequences Of Dreams'' was released on October 5, 2009. The band is now working on their 3rd album.
22.04.2011 - Jerryfie
AraPacis is more Classic/Prog Metal than Metalcore, AraPacis has shared the stage with The Agonist, Raven and Anvil, amongst other bands.
14.12.2013 - Syk
Not metalcore... somethin' else. Appeared with the closing track on this femme-metal (voices) compilation http://www.metalstorm.net/bands/album.php?album_id=32808 Third album 'Netherworld' released end of 2011 on Ravenheart Music, and 'Déjà-Vu' EP self-released at end of March, this year (now available for free DL from the band's site, along with about six other older songs) (it appears DV EP is 4 re-recordings of older songs - so you can hear So Many Leapers' title-track twice, and find the advances they've made over 7 years)
05.02.2012 - Maxx
Kevin Shirley-Produced Debut Album 'Eden' hailed as a must have, monster of an album with tracks already featured on Classic Rock cover-mounts and winning "track of the day", while also being awarded Rock Radio's "future classic track" award, Glastonbury marks them as a "great musical talent!"
06.02.2012 - Solemn23
Adustum's first full-album "Searing Fires And Lucid Visions" was released Samhain 2011, through World Terror Committee. ~ band intro: "Adustum is an isolated entity that reinstates the long lost veritable values and traditions of the underground.Embrace this audible Grimoire as the vessel of the scorning and vicious self-initiation Rites of a Drakonian Magickian."
04.02.2012 - Aluminum Alloy
Young band from Colorado playing a more up-tempo thrash/black-influenced doom sound with vocals ranging from powerful cleans to screams and occasional growls. Full-length debut Harrowing Catharsis released Oct. 29, 2011. (Tracks can be previewed over at their Bandcamp page). Real solid stuff with alot of potential.
[feel free to correct me on the genre, I find them difficult to pigeonhole]
04.02.2012 - Solino
They are an Iranian band, signed to Copro Records from UK and already released an album. Metal bands from Iran, have a lot of difficulties for being heard, as metal music is almost illegal in Iran and they can't have any legal performances even in their own country.
03.02.2012 - Apatheria
The Austrasian Goat is an excellent band, but is sadly unheard of by most metalheads. The Austrasian Goat is a very productive artist, having produced two full lengths, several EPs, and a countless number of splits since 2006. The Austrasian Goat started out as a blackened funeral doom project, but has slowly incorporated more black metal and neo-folk influences into his work.
03.02.2012 - DariuszZabrzeski
Band recently started to making gigs getting along with quite big audience. Soon they'll release they first demo. Currently looking for some conenctions to start getting on bigger gigs and planning to release their full debut album on autumn 2012
03.02.2012 - slsimmion
Dragon's Cave is solo project of virtuose guitar Steve Angarthal (Fire Trails), and the album Elektro Motion is his first work. I admire the skill, the feeling that the emotional level is so high as the skill level.
USA / Hard Rock, Heavy Metal / 2 comments
03.02.2012 - Opan
Ray Gillen and Jake E. Lee...you dont need anything else
10.02.2012 - Lit.
I thought they were already on here.
United Kingdom / Melodic Hard Rock / 2 comments
02.02.2012 - Edmund Fogg
XII Boar is a fresh new band that puts lot of work and effort in giving you an adrenaline rush to the brain. It's agressive, fast, catchy, funny and touches all the right buttons that makes you absolutly have to air guitar while listening. Released a demo and an EP until now
02.02.2012 - LemonsPrettyGood
Gortuary provides some solid brutal death metal, with two full lengths. I was extremely surprised to find that they weren't on Metal Storm, and i urge you to add them to the database soon.
02.02.2012 - Julko
Atmospheric metal from the south of sweden, the band is related to could zone, another band featured here at metalstorm. After cloud zone split up the drummer and vocalist joined this band.
01.02.2012 - Opan
Short - lived great band from USA
USA / Alternative / Progressive / Rock / 1 comment
01.02.2012 - immortal83
Currently releasing their fourth recording themselves, Unjust have continued to musically develop into their own identity, further shedding any comparisons to their past cohorts and personal influences, yet retaining the core elements that have always identified the band. Evolution has taken a wonderful course with Unjust. As noted in the past, as a creative unit, musical growth is an integral part of a band's evolution; though it runs the risk of alienating fans and following, some of the better bands realize the greatest reward comes maintaining the band's soul, putting the music first, while taking full responsibility for whatever the outcome may be. With their newest release "To Lose A Name", Unjust is a wonderful example of this.
Hailing from the San Francisco East Bay , Unjust first entered the scene in 1999 with the release of their debut effort, "Thin Line Emotions". The album shared the Bay Area metal sound forged by the likes of Metallica, Machine Head, and Faith No More. The album was heavy and brooding; it was released on Dutch label Mascot Records, along with positive reviews across Europe including Kerrang! and Terrorizer. Unjust were also invited to play at the annual Dynamo Open Air Festival in Holland and have had successful shows in Alaska!!!
Their sophomore release followed in 2001, entitled "Makeshift Grey". With "Makeshift", Unjust started to come into their own and created a dark and gloomy metal atmosphere with songs like "Come Feel Me" and "Nylon". Not only did the band continue to solidify their standing in Europe through Mascot. The album also became an underground hit with Bay Area rock fans garnering the band interest from labels all over the world, as well as landing them a spot at The California Music Awards, sharing the stage with likes of Joe Satriani, and Papa Roach. Airplay and winning contests on San Francisco's Live 105 was the norm. It was also during this time that the band began to embark in a new direction, partially brought on with induction of new guitarist/songwriter Mikey Merino; in addition to their trademark riffage, their music began to mature.
The bands third release "Glow" in 2003 brought the band even more attention being picked up by Koolarrow Records, brain child of Faith No More bassist Billy Gould in 2004, garnering even more press, flooding the internet with features on websites like Shoutweb with good reviews on websites, and major rock and metal magazines all over the world. Glow songs have been successfully placed in Fox, MTV and VH1 television shows, as well as an AMP'd Mobile commercial.
Considering their East Bay metal roots, "To Lose A Name" is yet another very bold step into the musical future, even a progression beyond "Glow". Once again, the Bay Area heavy influences are still there; but the emphasis on melody and songwriting again takes the group to another entirely different level with additional influences like Muse and Dredg. Nevertheless, not only have they managed to maintain the support of their early fans, but in fact have attracted scores of new ones, which makes "To Lose A Name" tasty new ear candy to new and original fans a like.
31.01.2012 - s7mon
It's a Polish heavy metal band that released in the 80s two successful records, "Bluffmania" and "Tasmania" and in February release the first CD with new material since 1983. To give you a taste of the band: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFHcRujsxBY
31.01.2012 - ravendeath
This was a christianity themed doom band where also Robert Lowe (Solitude Aeturnus, Candlemass) sang in years 1995-1998. They released two albums, the last one is from 2002 and soon after they split up.