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!".
18.06.2013 - IronArkadius666
The band features 3 members from Isis, another post metal band already on MS, and the vocalist of Deftones.
It is more post-like than Isis and not quite as heavy, but it definitely deserves a place on MS, as it is reminiscent of bands like AtomA.
I believe that a lot of fans of bands like Isis, AtomA, Enshine, Aoria and other bands in that vein of music will greatly appreciate this band.
29.06.2013 - SyFFiLiS
"Heavy, stargazing rock outfit Palms was forged out of an explosive collision, as Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno joined forces with critically-lauded post-metal group ISIS". This should be enough said to add this band on MS.
04.07.2013 - tea[m]ster
Album is fantastic, put it on here!
07.07.2013 - Unhealer
Liking this album more and more each listen!
28.07.2013 - psykometal
Didn't hear any metal in this at all when I listened.
03.10.2013 - 3rdWorld
-1. And i do agree with Mr.Database manager. There isn't any metal in this at all. No need to die to get it added in here, cuz this doesn't deserve a place here. Not to mention their really crappy and bland debut. Pfft. >:(
24.10.2013 - ScreamingSteelUS
I don't understand why people insist on associating post-rock with metal. There is no metal here.
29.12.2013 - Zaphod
Agreed, no reason to be on MS. Then again, they added Anneke Van Giersbergen just because she has been in metal bands...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
10.04.2013 - JefferyTotterdell
Great up and coming band, with a bit of reggae and Latin mixed in, which is groovy
First Ep of three albums and the progression is really good.
These types of bands have been doing really well lately.
But the music tells the real story so have a listen, a few live performances on YouTube.
24.02.2009 - warlock84
We are a young band trying to get our name out there and believe this site is a great tool to help with that. We are a true metal band, not that nu-metal or radio friendly junk. We all grew up listening to bands like Pantera, Slayer, Iced Earth, Testament, Kataklysm, Amon Amarth, etc and strive to bring back the old school heavy metal. We hope to record a demo this year and any press, good or bad, would be greatly appreciated.
13.07.2012 - Steve Rowland
This is a pretty good band from Québec. They're pretty well known and good in the genre. I'm actually surprised this band isn't on this site already. A listen to this song should help convincing you :
21.02.2014 - The Evergreen
+1, and I too am surprised to find them in the list of sugestions.
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...
30.12.2009 - drpaxton
This band is worth listening to to all who like heavy music. They play a very unique kind of music, you can call it alternative rock, or hard rock, with one the most talented lead singers out there.
15.03.2011 - WingedOctopi
Amazing band, fans of Tool should like this.
05.01.2012 - hadriel
This band needs to be added. Similar bands like dredg and Fair to Midland have been added to the site, rightfully so should these guys. Not to mention that their music is stellar! ;)
12.04.2012 - Nicoline
With 2,4 million listens registered on last.fm, this band cannot be ignored. I hope to read reviews and updates on Rishloo from MS in the future.
05.04.2013 - DarkSymphony500
Atmospheric/Doom Metal band with gothic influences. They get the influences from bands such as Draconian, Agalloch, Shape of Despair, Saturnus and Tristania. They have released 2 EPs and a full-length album 'Errances' (2012).
05.12.2010 - Grave Digger 87
Lutomysl doesn't have a website or a myspace, so that myspace link is a fan page. They have a pritty intense heavy style, kind of depressive sometimes too. There is only 6 bands from Ukraine on MS! Thats gotta change, hehehe.
Edit: Lutomysl does have a myspace now, http://www.myspace.com/lutomyslofficial
27.12.2012 - LaineJ
Great band, one of my favourite bm band
08.06.2011 - in GRAVE
they are a good progressive metal band and they are influenced in dream theater and symphony x
16.05.2012 - Oracles
There one of those hidden European Prog Metal bands that are from a country who produces little to zero good metal bands and they signed with an unknown record company that is making them go unnoticed. But if everything goes good, this band has immense future. Their major influence is Dream Theater.
Tree of Life ,
The Land of Lights.
All of which you can find on youtube.
12.12.2010 - Kuroboshi
A kind of legendary Swedish band I guess. It's the other band of Marco Aro, and their last album is in the direction I felt that Haunted should have went. They were apparently preparing to release an album in 2008, but there haven't been any news of late. Fans of In Flames and Haunted etc. will certainly want to check this band out.
12.12.2010 - CrippledReverend
Ken wanted to do a solid rock album, and get back to his "roots". This is reflected in the title of the album; "Reincarnation". Instead of just doing a guitar instrumental album, which is something he finds too boring, he wanted to have real songs on the album and great singers. It was time to collect some favours from his friends, and record some amazing songs with killer musicians and top notch production. The album includes names such as; Glenn Hughes (ex-Deep Purple), Ken Hensley (ex-Uriah Heep), Michael Eriksen (Circus Maximus), Nils K. Rue (Pagans Mind), Chesney Hawkes, Tommy La Verdi (ex-21 Guns), Eirikur Hauksson aka Eric Hawk (ex-Artch), Truls Haugen (Circus Maximus), Morty Black (ex-TNT), Ole Devold (Tritonus), Aslak Johnsen (Mindtech), Jon Rydningen (Dream Police) and more. The album is mastered by Björn Engelmann (Rammstein, Europe, Cher), and due to release during 2010.
12.12.2010 - Meller
WTF??? Sounds more like bad attempt at Mathcore. It's OK to have fun when doing music, but their fun sounds forced and inaptly mimicked from the early works of The Dillinger Escape Plan. Let the guys grow musically in peace, and let us check the situation after, say, 5 years, to see if there's been any progress. At the moment, no. -1
09.12.2010 - Array
Agalloch on drugs? no, even more weird. merry yule and enjoy some myspaceless links:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IB-VfY16ZAc&feature=related <- Weird Doom
09.12.2010 - AL-GBR-AL820
It's first Macedonian Stoner/Sludge band, which works on recording album (soon will be).
There is Ethno-black elements...
There's two demo recordings
The Story of Fallen Light and his Doom (2009 demo)
and Chator Loose her Clit (2010 demo)
08.12.2010 - DrPhilzzgood
A great band who was touring with Black Label Society on their Berzekus Tour in 2010, very Pantera-alike , they have a great energy in their shows and are very friendly off-stage.
04.12.2010 - qlacs
These guys are really awesome.
Switch Opens from Stockholm, Sweden started out in 2000 as Fingerspitzengefühl. They made two albums for Kooljunk Communications, Fingerspitzengefühl in 2004 and Happy Doomsday in 2006, and decided to continue as SWITCH OPENS in 2008. The first two albums were highly acclaimed in Swedish and European rock press, such as Close-Up Magazine, Sweden Rock Magazine, Metal Hammer, and Rock Hard. Happy Doomsday was nominated as best metal/punk in the Swedish independent music awards (Manifest) in 2006. The band has done extensive gigging on their own, but also supported bands such as Neurosis, Scars on Broadway and Entombed. The band has earned a reputation as an adrenalized live act. Switch Opens signed to GMR Music Group in October 2008 and the new record Switch opens was released on September 9th 2009.
Anders Bartonek - drums
Tomas Bergstrand - guitar
Jesper Skarin - bass & vocals
Mikael Tuominen - guitar
04.12.2010 - jin0001
PERIHELLIUM - prog-metal band - new release: The War Machines
First of all I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Gerard Wrobel. I'm a guitarist and I run the Polish progressive metal band PERIHELLIUM ( http://www.perihellium.com ). We ended up the second album named: THE WAR MACHINES which will be available very soon.
For taste of sounds and our music click the links below.
There are 2 films. One of them is a documentary film made in Zed Studio during recording sessions and the second film is a new song from the album. Please watch them:
Making of THE WAR MACHINES:
The Machines from Zed Studio:
We are looking for reviews /interviews and media support for our new release.
Mail us if you are interested to support us: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more info visit us:
03.12.2010 - DeathSlyzer
I think this is a pretty signifficant band, due to the fact taht they've released many great albums, which should've had more impact on the metal scene than they did. This band still has a chance at getting more known, Some may look at them as a Metallica clone band, because of the signifficantly similar vocals, but even though, they still have a lot to offer, and that's why they absolutely SHOULD be on Metal Storm!
Their discography is listed on their official website.
01.12.2010 - Godofshadows
Ok, just kidding... Because they're a very good band (with some growl, the -core style) and they have 2 CDs and one EP, and at least one of them(The unveiling - that's the name of the CD) have many good songs that I think would be great to let the other metal-fans here to know, at least those who listen to the -core-genre.
Anything else you need to know why they should be here?
06.12.2010 - larjo666
A new band from Sweden, climbing the ranks of metal / rock. Has a unique rock style, touching styles of stoner, doom and black metal mizing it into their own unique fashion. Has just released their debut album "First Circle". Members include Bob Ruben from Kayser, Mushroom River band & Band of Spice. Alongside ex Band of Spice bassist Johann. Other members have long history in the music scene
30.11.2010 - Windrider
Young band from Germany, members are 18-20, they play metal inbetween Gothenburg and modern harsh Melodeath. Sounds like a mixture of At The Gates, Dark Tranquillity, Norther, Kalmah, a bit Kataklysm and a bit CoB... something around there lol.
First demo will be released in January, check them out, really cool!
29.11.2010 - akiruyoshima
This band has played many festivals in Europe and USA. They tour with Judas Priest in 2002 and open for Saxon, Exodus, Fear Factory, Slayer and many more. Is one of favorite underground band from USA. They have 1 full length cd worldwide distribution called Abandon In Place.
Thank you, Akira Yoshima