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.
23.08.2011 - MorteMcAdaver
Pandora's Toybox draws influence from numerous metal, and blends it with the satirical, blended gothic rock that has defined its sound. For the parody value, as well as some potentially enjoyable music, Pandora's Toybox should have its place on Metal Storm.
23.08.2011 - MorteMcAdaver
Though defunct, Sorrowseed brought forth a double album called the Extinction Prophecies that contains a wide variety of metal styles filtered through a doom-tinted lens. The Prophecies should be shared and spread far and wide to all who would hear them.
21.08.2011 - Red_Travis
Ocean Of Ghosts was created in the fall of 2008 and comes from the mind, mouth, and fingertips of Forrest Cutrer. Based in Tempe, Arizona, Ocean Of Ghosts traverses the sonic landscape and enters a world where sound and physical being exist as one tangible entity.
The first album, "Life In The Desert," is a half-hour long single track, stretching across noise, ambient, drone, and doom metal, invoking the mind-numbing depression of burning to death in a hell on Earth. A firm believer in the freedom of music, Forrest has taken to placing burned copies of this album in various spots for free around town, and offers to send a free copy to anyone who asks for one via the Ocean Of Ghosts Myspace page.
A second album, entitled "Loss And Numbness" is available to download at http://oceanofghosts.bandcamp.com/album/loss-and-numbness
21.08.2011 - ravendeath
"The "World of OMNIA" is filled with the sound of pure acoustic European Roots Music. OMNIA's original compositions are like the fresh sea breeze caressing your face and blowing the cobwebs from your mind. They stand tall like a mountain, yet remain as fragile as a tiny flower. Strong as the mighty oak, yet graceful as the butterfly fluttering within it's protective branches." I think that these words give the best description of this wonderful music...
19.09.2011 - MoraWintersoul
We have Tenhi, so why the hell not this as well :) +1 from me.
21.08.2011 - Xim
A duo from Boston, featuring Keith Smith (vocals, guitar) and Adam von Buhler (lead guitar, bass, drums, other). They gained a lot attention from their music being featured in the Guitar Hero and Rock Band video game series, usually as bonus tracks. Their style is usually discribed as a blend of hard rock, electronic and metal.
19.08.2011 - Damshak
Pessimist: A brutal death/black metal band from the USA, 2: a German thrash metal band and 3: a Czech progressive death metal band. 1. Pessimist (USA) formed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1993 and are recognizable for their unique brand of technical black / death metal with old-school thrash influences. The original lineup of the band included founding members Kelly McLauchlin (guitars), Rob Kline (vocals), and brothers Chris and Tony Pernia (drums and bass, respectively).
14.09.2011 - Tatras
To low attention about Pessimist. 3 Long-Lenght albums that they recorded are simply crushing and incredible.
15.08.2011 - Moose
Think along the lines of Between the Buried and Me, or The Human Abstract. These guys are just about to release their debut full length album, and from what I've heard so far, its pretty good. Very technical and melodic, and certainly very talented young musicians. Songs and video's available on youtube or myspace, check it out!
14.08.2011 - hopelieswithin
Hope lies within is a collaboration of 5 close friends doing what they love most. Each with very similar outlooks, goals, and ideas of what really defines music. They hope to bring joy to the listeners ears by simply making music that wanders from the norm and catches your attention by demonstrating raw emotion and a strong core musicianship all at once. In a nut shell, hope lies within is a melodic rock/ metal band that blends elements of progressive rock and classical voice to keep the sound original but also sound very natural. The number one goal for hope lies within is to do what they love and have fun while doing it.
21.08.2011 - Moosh777
In this case, it does not. -1
14.08.2011 - deprivationband
Deprivation are a driving force in the Australian metal scene. Tour constantly, work hard, have just put out a killer album 'Amalgam', which has received praise and interest worldwide. They are touring the East and West coast of USA mid 2012 as part of a Hard Rock Cafe sponsored chain of festivals.
11.02.2013 - Nelin
A french band who performed in a lot of big metal scenes like Wacken Open Air. They have two music video from their debut album, which is called "The burden of will". They've just released a new album named "Spams of Upheaval" and a new video "Inhaled" feat. Jon Howard (Threat Signal)
13.08.2011 - SceneryOfLoss
HEONIA is a Melodic Metal band from the North of France. The band is started in January 2006 by Thomas and Marieke.
They create HEONIA's first two compositions while they actively search for musicians to complete the band. These first pieces define HEONIA's style of music: a powerful Melodic Metal with touches of Prog and Death; female vocals which can be soft or stronger with, in addition, aggressive death metal voices…
Once the line-up is complete, HEONIA presents its music to people at a lot of gigs (opening for Kells (Fr), Misanthrope (Fr) or To-Mera (UK) in particular) in order to refine its music style and have the first impressions of the audience.
In November 2008, HEONIA releases its first EP self-produced in its entirety and named Simulacra. This one receives quite good reviews although a "home-made" production and is well received by the audience when the band presents it.
HEONIA continues logically on its way and records his debut album in 2009. The band wants, by this mean, to make people discover more in depth his musical universe with a professional sound. Winsome Scar is released in September 2010; its sound is rather dark, melodic and progressive.
Since June 2011, Rudy i not anymore Heonia's drummer. We are currently searching for a new drummer.
12.08.2011 - johnjm22
Chrysalis has released a full length album (self-titled, 2006) / Link: cdbaby.com/CD/ChrysalisMusic
The band also has an new EP coming out later this year, and they've just released a new single and music video: youtube.com/watch?v=dURe6WCpoEc
Chrysalis has also played on Warped Tour, been featured in MetalEdge Magazine as well as ESPN X-Games, and has toured the western half of the U.S. extensively.
11.08.2011 - Spankee
Definitely one of the most innovative unsigned act in today's scene.
In their debut opus, Sleepless Definitely delivers and successfully
combines the most effective elements that set up a new standard
in atmospheric music.
Merging elements from the "Vintage Days" of the progressive rock
with today's dark Psychedelia, Alternative & Jazz with a Gothic vibe -
creating the soundtrackof the night.
Gathering two highly experienced musicians from the Israeli scene,
producing by themselves their first duet together.
The soft melodic melancholic singing of David Bendayan crossing
with the haunting deep vocals of Maor Appelbaum.
Take a brave step into the world of Sleepless.
It will leave you mesmerized.
11.08.2011 - Spankee
Hailing from the darkened streets of New York City comes forth the Gothic entity of the black metal world known as VASARIA, featuring: founder, horror icon vocalist/bassist Baron Misuraca, drummer Marc Del Cielo and guitarist Tommy Conforti.
15.10.2011 - Timmeh
Yeah definitely, this band is capable of some quality Thrash which I can really see a lot of people on Metal Storm enjoying, especially with the high popularity of the revivalist thrash bands here.
05.12.2013 - Moosh777
Hailing from Brisbane, Malakyte having opened for acts such as Alestorm, Anthrax, Muncipal Waste, Warbringer and played Soundwave Festival, they just released their debut album 'Human Resonance'.