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!".
24.05.2012 - The Benighted
Corelia are a burgeoning progressive/technical metal band with a single EP under their belts. With a sound not unlike Protest the Hero and The Human Abstract, they've come across some especially interesting ideas along the way, with a stunning selection of songs, to boot. 'Nostalgia' was released in 2011, and I've been listening ever since. Highly recommended.
09.09.2013 - LeKiwi
Not unlike Periphery's heavier moments...not bad
02.10.2013 - BaneConall
They are working on a full length now. Hopefully soon.
17.03.2014 - Dead In Hell
I have to say, the sound IS unlike Protest the Hero. The only way these bands sound alike is if you've never heard progressive metal before. Corelia is doing something entirely different, something that is much more amenable to fans of the genre and not just tweens taking a break from their Miley Cyrus playlists.
Anyway, Corelia deserves to be included on the site. Nostalgia is a phenomenal release that has garnered the band a lot of well-deserved attention and acclaim. If the upcoming album is of the same quality, it's going to take the genre by storm.
20.03.2009 - Yossarian
Info in English here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Suaves
They should be here as Spain is a kind of important country as regards metal fans and this band is together with another 4 or 5 the most famous hard rock and rock band in the territory. Above all from Madrid northwards. They only reason why outsiders don't know them is the fact that they sing in Spanish. Otherwise, they would be popular enough for you.
Their music style is quite similar to The Ramones, Motorhead...The voice is let's say "peculiar". They are still active after 28 years and still selling out venues.
Their website appears to be in maintenance now.
02.06.2014 - Jujitsu-man
Can't believe they're not here. One of the most important hard rock bands in Spain.
09.06.2014 - Shankao
They are not only a Hard Rock band. They have several Heavy Metal songs.
27.01.2010 - ArcticWolf
Fastway are a British heavy metal band formed by guitarist, "Fast" Eddie Clarke, formerly of Motörhead, and bassist, Pete Way, formerly of UFO.
Don't think I need more reasons to explain why the band needs to be part of MS? Do You? I bet most of Motörhead and UFO fans are familiar with Fastway or know something about the band.
In addition, I am not able to find there official site, however I provided a link to there myspace page.
27.01.2010 - DayFly
AOR of the sticky, shmalzy kind
24.10.2013 - onedh
Fastway should be included in metalstorm.com ASAP. "Fast" Eddie Clarke delivers atrue amount of oldschool Heavy Metal. Also this band has been an influence for many other bands.
02.12.2009 - Bastard Child
London based and out to offend everyone. Featuring members of Damnas and Inner Rage River Frehney have terrorized the UK underground with their no holds bar offensive comedy and hardcore thrash. Have played with ArnoCorps, Ring Wrom and Evile, toured with Nebukadnezza and have a number of EP's released.
05.06.2013 - psykometal
Needs at least one full length.
24.03.2014 - Northern Danger
Psyko why? In metalstorm we have so many bands who have only EPs and splits. I think that's no condition....
12.06.2011 - SceneryOfLoss
Stamina is a french metal band founded by the keyboardist Gildas Vijay ROUSSEAU. In 2006 they released their debut album "Mess'Age" and currently work on the second album "Via Crucis".
03.03.2010 - FrostFlame
Slash's Snakepit was a rock band which was a side-project formed by then-Guns N' Roses lead guitarist Slash (Saul Hudson) in 1994. On their first album, Matt Sorum (drums), Gilby Clarke (rhythm guitar) and Dizzy Reed (keyboard) from Guns N' Roses played in this band. On bass was Mike Inez of Alice in Chains and Eric Dover (who had previously played guitar for Jellyfish) sang lead vocals.
GN'R colleague Teddy Andreadis also appeared on the record playing harmonica & keyboards.
03.03.2010 - DayFly
Honestly, this stuff has too much boogie to call it metal. Maybe if Aerosmith were here...
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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?
09.05.2011 - Red_Travis
A seriously kick ass band from the NYC area. TJS is a line up of truly talented and veteran musicians from the NYC Metal and Hardcore scene, The Judas Syndrome are a hard hitting, thunderous wall of aggression and visible frenzy that focus on returning to the metal birthed from Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax as well as to uphold the progress of modern metal since the Big 4 era.
12.04.2014 - Syk
Released one album (2004) and three EPs throughout the last 15 years, with a few videos including "Turkey Shoot", "Dirty Paradise" and "Mark of the Lion" (a song for medal-winning War hero Charles Upham) ---edit 55 weeks later --- they now have a new album out, probably with a new vid you might find by searching "subtract nz" on either youtube or mightyape.co.nz
07.05.2011 - Red_Travis
Ignite the Ibex are a technical death metal band based in Sydney, Australia, founded in 2006. They released their debut self-titled EP in 2010. Widely known for being the first band to introduce the eight-string guitar to Australia. Delivering technical riffs at gut-wrenching low tunning, backed by relentless blast beats. This is a band that's on the rise
06.05.2011 - TheDevilHimself
They are a great MA based band, they came out with their first music video today and their debut album drops this summer. Around here they are the demi-gods of local metal.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Pjm115oiGY
15.12.2012 - Shrederator25
Saw these guys opening for Shadows Fall and Killswitch Engage. I'd say it's time for them to be featured.
06.05.2011 - Damshak
Beethoven R. is born of the second dissolution of the glamurosos Bella Bestia, band of Madrid that in the 80 edited three discs of study. After a short meeting of the band in the middle of the nineties, which it was including to (low) Pepe Mari San the second and Jose Luis Saiz (guitar), there comes a new separation of the rest of members that gives place to a new band, which at first will continue working as Bella Bestia.
09.06.2014 - Shankao
Classic Heavy Metal from Spain.
05.05.2011 - Ilidian
Nephrolith is one of the most porminent black metal bands from Slovenija. While they might not be the most original band they keep the tradition of black metal with all its clichés. They are gaining fame fast.
05.05.2011 - saw_you_drown
Necrofrost fully embodies the European black metal sound of the 90s and early 00s. They are raw, brutal and dark yet remain virtually unknown. This band needs some recognition. Although they weren't necessarily an "important" band in the evolution of black metal in Europe, they were able to create the sound and attitude that we have come to know and love...and hate.
10.09.2012 - prog61
Wind Rose have signed a deal with Bakerteam Records (a Scarlet Records division) for the release of their debut album 'Shadows Over Lothadruin'.
The album is now available worldwide, from August 28, and it's been realized with the supervision of renowned musician and producer Cristiano Bertocchi (Labyrinth, Vision Divine). 'Shadows Over Lothadruin' was recorded by Marco Ribecai of Sinchropain Studios and mastered by Goran Finnberg (Opeth, Dark Tranquillity). The beautiful artwork was handled by Felipe Machado Franco (Blind Guardian, Rhapsody Of Fire). Combining their classical background with powerful guitars, huge orchestrations and epic atmospheres, Wind Rose surely come as a pleasant surprise for every fan of Symphonic Power Metal.
The album is already present on www.metal-archives.com with an enthusiastic review!
03.05.2011 - Ages
The newly formed AGES (w. members from VOLTURYON, EVANGELI, ex. MAGOG and SLUMBER), is the gap-filler for all fans who misses atmospheric melodic black metal in the veins of DAWN, DISSECTION, and VINTERLAND. With strong production and meticulous song writing, AGES will strive to make the heritage of the swedish melodic black metal sound live on. AGES will focus on continuously release digital singles, as opposed to full length albums, for download and/or purchase. The first one, "From the Ashes of Time", is available as of May 2011, released through Record Union on all major digital services. Already available at http://www.youtube.com/Agesswe
02.05.2011 - RaquelSenra
Wedingoth is a marriage, a mixture between two lovers in life, joining their influences. Steven, guitarist, is a student in musicology and Laure, vocals, is a student of history and art history. They are passionate about music since their childhood when they were rocked through the wealth of sounds progressive rock, jazz, classical, world music and more recently metal.
Wedingoth is a musical project based on openness, the mixture of styles, whose credo is claimed eclecticism. It combines the power of rock served by a female voice charged with emotion, and atmospheric nuances giving wanderlust supported by orchestral technic.
Summer 2009, the group entered the studio to record its first album of 13 tracks: Candlelight. Is it a concept album based on a reflection about the future of humanity in the disturbing context of Earth degradation.
The training was surrounded by musicians : a second guitarist, Julien Lamarre, a drummer, Adrien Lopez and bassist, Robin Mariat.
It is now ready to venture into the show.
02.05.2011 - Metalninja69
It is a very talented band made up of just a guitarist and a guy who does the effects and drum loops. They're also both extremely talented composers in their own respective bands being Sleep Terror and Amogh Symphony. This is a band that i believe every metalhead should be able to at least check out once.
03.01.2012 - metaleaterr
Great band comprising of Luke Jaeger of Sleep Terror and Vishal J.Singh of Amogh Symphony. Just check out their EP 'Microsleep in 3D' here-
This band deserves to be here. If Amogh Symphony and Sleep Terror both are here, why not this band?
06.01.2012 - psykome†al™
Need to have at least one LP before can get added to MS. This is definitely some kool stuff. Although I would not call it Electronic Death Metal, more like techno djent or djenty techno. Think if Crystal Method were to hire Luke Jaeger to lay down some phat 8-string djenty start-stop riffs and include some occasional neo-classical noodlage...
02.05.2011 - Heavy Metal
They're an impressive, recently formed band under management of Intrometal (Also manages Seven Kingdoms). Influenced by bands like dream theater and Iron Maiden. They are also quickly gaining publicity worldwide over facebook and with the recent release of their first album " Curse of the artizan (April 29)"
Take a look for yourself, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouj08Pf0vEo or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC_tkxz9KqM. They're quite talented, and, i'd think they have a great future ahead of them.
Any of you who like power metal, heavy metal, etc will love this band! Don't be a pussy or hate them because they're american, take a look!