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.
21.09.2011 - malaikat
Band that consists of Neurosis members, plus some additional musicians. They play the experimental ambient music that infuse tribal-like sounds. Many of their releases coincide with Neurosis releases: for example, Tribes of Neurot's "Grace" is meant to be played simultaneously with Neurosis' "Times of Grace", for an enhanced experience that neither disc delivers on its own.
21.09.2011 - ballki
Is a singer and songwriter living by turns in Germany, London, USA and Slovakia. Her music represents temperament and unpredictability, orchestral and theatrical monumentality and playful bitterness of language. All of this makes the Sno-fans relate to her and her music.
21.09.2011 - torwar
"Bands like Aborym, Ensoph, and Ram-zet (just to name a few) have been attempting for years to find that perfect blend of industrial elements with extreme metal tendencies to give music that extreme anti-human nature, but with their first attempt, La Division Mentale has gotten closer than any of the above mentioned" ( quote from : http://www.heathenharvest.com/article.php?story=20070708163115679 ) .
OR : read here : http://www.metal-archives.com/reviews/La_Division_Mentale/L%27Extase_Des_Fous/154141/Skammdegisthunglyndi
Personally I think LDM is too important not to be here.
19.09.2011 - Yuliya
Troll Bends Fir is a popular band in Russia playing in folk-rock-humppa-metal style. They used to play more rock music but nowadays they turned to metal and their new album (released by a German label "Screaming Banshee/ Histomedia) can be easily defined as a metal one. Btw, this album also contains a song featuring Jonne from Korpiklaani...
19.09.2011 - apocaliptic
This band has a message to send and brings something new. This is the only death metal band with 3 guitars and keyboards. It is totally worth listening to the E.P. "The Prophecy", that you can find on Myspace.
17.09.2011 - LonesomeRider
Awesome band with some great guest musicians. If you are a true metal fan, this band will not disappoint you. True sounding metal as fresh as it's possible. Oh, and Michael Kiske is a part of it. No more needed to be said. Metal is still the thing, there's always a band that keeps it true. In this case it's Tomorrow's Outlook.
16.09.2011 - likantropo
Garleben is a german Black Folk Metal band from Hamburg. They were found on the 11. of September in the year 2008 by Wittwolf and S. from Metakognition.
The idea of Garleben came while S. was recording some guitare stuff in Wittwolfs homestudio and they decided to make an own version of Amon Amart's "Valhall awaits me".
While trying to write the german lyrics for "Valhall awaits me" they decied to continue singing in german language.
Garlbene is mainly inspiered and influenced by bands like Amon Amarth, Ensiferum, Finsterforst, Dissection and Windir.
12.09.2011 - psykome†al™
These guys are a local up and coming Houston, TX band who have been together for less than a year and already have a demo and EP recorded and have opened for several national acts including DevilDriver, Skeletonwitch, Sabaton, Accept, Turbid North and DRI. These dudes are on the fast track to becoming a national act with their grooving riffs and catchy death/thrash vocals...