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!".
06.06.2012 - Red_Travis
Slade have been associated with a number of genres including: progressive rock, heavy metal, glam rock, hard rock and pop rock. Many Slade songs were to be written specifically for audience participation, such as "Mama Weer All Crazee Now", and "Cum On Feel the Noize". Although their musical style has changed over the years, they leave a long lasted legacy that have influenced numerous artists including: Kiss, Mötley Crüe, Quiet Riot, Poison, Def Leppard, and many others.
06.06.2012 - Lit.
I think the QR covers are the hardest their songs will ever get.
17.12.2012 - ScreamingSteelUS
Listen to the live stuff and later albums especially. Slade was one of the great, original hard rock/heavy metal bands. Their early material rivals Thin Lizzy, AC/DC, and even Judas Priest, and their '80s material was heavier than Quiet Riot ever was. They even replaced Ozzy Osbourne at the Reading Festival in 1980 and were hugely successful. If Mötley Crüe, Kiss, and Def Leppard are on here, then surely Slade, as not only the original but better and heavier, should be as well. +1 for sure.
06.03.2013 - Ellrohir
I like black and white
Dreaming in black and white
You like black and white
Run Runaway...if this song isnt "metal" enough, then i dont understand metal at all...
11.05.2013 - JēkabsFiļi
Slade shall never be listed on Metalstorm. This is just old school rock band that has nothing to do with metal.
12.05.2013 - Divergenceless
Completely agree with ScreamingSteelUS- this band deserves a spot on Metal Storm.
18.05.2013 - Syk
Think I agree with J-kabs with the accents... If no Pink Floyd... no Queen... why Slade? Seriously?
23.05.2013 - Zenzero
I like them, but too far from metal!
03.02.2012 - Imtholiel
Imtholiel is a new band and they are working on their single and album in these days. Their songs are mainly about fantasy worlds and stories with power metal sound and female vocals. Their single will be available soon and they have covers from different styles on their sites.
20.04.2013 - AlexIzgarny
Just a good band from Russia. 2 full -length albums released.
The latest one can be heard here: https://soundcloud.com/gardarikametal/sets/chthonica
Both are available for streaming here http://gardarika.bandcamp.com/
We hope you find it noteworthy
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.
21.08.2010 - Snufkin
Hevisaurus is a band for children, created by Mirka Rantanen (ThunderStone). His aim is to bring hard rock music to the younger, by playing basic riffs and singing lyrics which attract children (Jurassic, hell yeah) to make them enjoy metal and hard rock. It's a funny band and I think it deserves to be in Metal Storm.
15.09.2010 - Meller
No. Fucking. Way. Period. I hope this clever crap from marketing people ironically called as a band dies a swift and justified death. If needed to promote heavy metal for kids, give 'em the real thing.
20.12.2011 - Array
I remember accidentally pressing that + for this months ago. Now let me be clear. I'm AGAINST.
26.04.2012 - blackend
Hevisaurus are the proof that FInnish kids are the future!
They are the ONLY Heavy Metal band which actually plays metal for kids to enjoy.
Not surprising, they sound pretty nice.
Should have a spot of honor in MS! :)
17.04.2013 - Neroese
Yea, Metal education since childhood.
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.
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.
17.05.2013 - Kelly
Metal Storm needs Dreadnought because of their unique musical fusion and instrumentation. They are a metal band in which one genre cannot describe. They incorporate elements of black metal, progressive rock, post rock/metal, folk, sludge, and jazz. The four members play guitar, flute, bass, mandolin, drums, saxophone, keyboard, and vocals (both clean and harsh). Visit http://dreadnoughtdenver.bandcamp.com/album/lifewoven to listen to their newly released full length.
17.05.2013 - JamesBarney
This band is so absolutely sick you would be insane to not feature them. some of the coolest stuff i've heard out of the metal genre in years... they have a drummer that plays saxophone while he's drumming for crying out loud. also they just released their new album for free... go get it.
21.05.2013 - NickRedfield
such an interesting band, my friend told me about them a few days ago and i havent stopped listening since
21.05.2013 - RyanGeyer
SOMEONE NEEDS TO SIGN THESE GUYS. flute solos ftw
21.05.2013 - LawsonBarney
Absolutely hands down the best band that I have heard in the scene around Colorado. Drums:holy hell, plus hes playing saxophone D: flute/vox/and guitar-phenomenal+hot bass is perfect, love kevins style. Fresh, new, progressive. like nothing ive heard before. #dreadnoughtlol
22.05.2013 - Divergenceless
I just checked this out. It's pretty cool-- I hope they get featured on the site at some point, but I don't think they will be able to get on here any time soon, unfortunately.
22.05.2013 - basskhan
Don't fear, Divergenceless! There's always hope for good music.
23.05.2013 - NickRyerson
this band is amazing. their CD is way rad, but you really need to see them live to get the full deal. unbelievable
07.03.2013 - KanKooKuhn
EXIST M is a 4-piece metal unit, a small band with the big sound. A remarkable member of Minsk metal scene.
Bands unique sound explores the space of more than two decades of heavy music, combining the raw guitar sounds of groove metal with modern metalcore constructions, the speedy riffs of thrash metal with the soul of a real hardcore.
EXIST M's reputation of an uncompromising live performer is well deserved. Approved by the metal audience of Belarus, Ukraine and Poland, EXIST M is a welcomed guest at the stages of different music festivals, including the international. The band has gained a number of music awards and nominations, "Best Metal Voice" and "Best Newcomer" among them.
As for now, the Belarusian metal music phenomenon is ready to go worldwide with the first full-length album, released in December 2012.
2010 - Alter Ego (EP)
2012 - Redefining
06.07.2011 - temudgin
Sincarnate delivers a death metal vibe but with an added mix of melodic attitude that progresses every so often it makes the music quality sound that more realistic. Sincarnate's choice of style is rather typical but they manage to pull off some unusual skills that make their music stand out above all the rest. Strong, floating guitar melodies, helped by equally interesting, ethnically influenced at times, keyboards, inventive drumming and a vocalist who's able to find the right approach for what the music calls for in the given moment. All doomsters are encouraged to support this fresh sounding band, the scene needs such acts for a proof that when ambition meets up with work coming directly from the heart the end result can be nothing else but a really captivating listening experience. So this goes into saying that, Sincarnate surely has what it takes to get the ball rolling music-wise but will continue to establish it altogether piece by piece.
Sincarnate is a very important presence on the romanian (death) metal scene, with many live appearances and fans outside and inside borders, with an EP and a 2010 opus that was very well received by all those whom have listen to it. More infos and music on official website and myspace page:
07.03.2012 - ChaosLogic
hailing from Syria the band is a hot prospect in the world of metal , already released Two Songs and preparing to release an EP ....
07.03.2012 - Pagan Blood
A very promising band from Syria, and the first serious thrash act to come out from a country where the metal scene still struggles under the power of authorities, their debut EP will be released soon, you can check two of their songs on http://www.reverbnation.com/anarchadia
22.12.2009 - Holy Man
Classic thrash sound, coming from the modern thrash comeback era. Very cool, very technical.
22.12.2009 - Syk
I hated what I heard from these guys, but they are signed to Metal Blade and I'm hungry. May vote, for cookies
29.05.2011 - Guib
You hated what you heard of them ??? WHAT ?? They freaking rock
09.04.2013 - IchZerstorteSie
I saw these guys live a few days and I must say they we're great. my girlfriend who doesn't listen to metal at all actually enjoyed them as much as I did so that tells you something. I definitely recommend them if you like the classic thrash sound and the modern thrash era.
27.04.2013 - SuicidalCyco
Righteous stuff, just bought their new CD and it was classic thrash, but sounded fresh.
04.09.2011 - diamondblack
Caligula's Horse started life as a solo project for Quandary guitarist Sam Vallen to express the heavier side of his musical personality. The project started in early 2010 while Quandary was on a writing hiatus whilst recording their debut album Ready To Fail. Sam began writing music without the context of Quandary's musical framework to guide him; delving into music that was heavier and more guitar centric, with an emphasis on studio production and layering. The music took an intentionally modern form, incorporating influences as diverse as Frost*, Steely Dan, Meshuggah, Devin Townsend and Porcupine Tree.
04.02.2012 - powa_emanuel
Helker is a solid band of Heavy Metal Power formed in 1998 with three studio albums, the most important (in my opinion) is "Resistir" with lyrics that talk about Social Denounce, everyday things of life, etc.. Helker gains experience playing in concerts with outstanding international bands as Hammerfall, Rhapsody, Paul Di 'Anno, Stratovarius, Gamma Ray, Primal Fear, Shaman and Masterplan.
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.
09.10.2011 - DrkkWntr
It's a band from Cyprus, a country that doesn't have such a big metal scene and the black metal scene is almost nothing. This makes the band's work more original and that they really care about metal and release material that express what they are and what they feel.
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
16.11.2009 - Grave Digger 87
These guys don't have their own website, not even a myspace, so that link is to their label Nykta. They have a song there for people to listen to; once you get into the Nykta site scroll through a couple songs in their player at the top right of the page. Basically i want them to be added so they effect the pie charts in my collection, hehe. They're a pritty tight sounding band, i think they're like Darkthrone.
13.11.2009 - Bard
Relatively new and unsigned, with only one album that came out in 2008. Sounds pretty nice with some Opeth and Cult of Luna influences. *cough*first album is free on official website*cough*
26.03.2011 - Red_Travis
I say, theses guys belong here.
09.09.2012 - Guillero
They released an EP called "The Wretched Sun" in 2010.
05.11.2009 - Hate_All
check them out, listen to their songs
and i am sure u will not be desapointed ;)
they may have been long gone, or so many thought
but they are working on their new upcoming album, so far called "The Truth in Question"
Give them ur support, check them out, u like them, buy their stuff ;)
keep uo the good metal /,,/
05.11.2009 - philldm
Because this forum so far as I view it, it's very good, and I like the band to be promoted here too. I can see that here are some very good UG acts, so I thought that we should try to promote our-selfs here. We keep out all the bullshit that is not for metal (see Greeks members and their political view towards Macedonian bands). Its all about fun and exchanging opinions about metal. Greetz.
03.11.2009 - Hate_All
This is not common grave from ITA this band from GER
I know about the new cd only
And they prety kick ass
You have J.Gallagher of Dying Fetus and E.Desganes of Beneath the Massacre
Those name says it all ;)
03.11.2009 - Syk
Apparently this band formed in the same year but is more prolific than the Italian - should that get the appendage and this get the normal profile?
27.10.2009 - Syk
Got a feeling they're fairly well known. Apparently formed in the early 80s with more of a punk focus, put out at least five albums and reformed sometime (don't ask me when). Where Legend Began, released on Music for Nations in 1987 is meant to be pretty good. Once a member was Gizz Butt - touring guitarist for The Prodigy and more recently bassist for Sabbat
26.10.2009 - rez
This is a very complete website full of interesting information, and we'll be proud to be part of this site.
And sincerely this page would help us to promote ourselves with your support.
Thanks you so much.
Este es un website muy completo, y lleno de informacion interesante, nosotros estaríamos muy orgullosos de pertenecer a este sitio.
Y sinceramente, esta pagina podria ayudar a promocionarnos a nosotros como banda, todo con su ayuda.
-Rez, Mario Muñoz Marín
25.10.2009 - Fall of Seraphs
I would like to add my band due to the fact i think we are very uniquie for a black metal band from Louisiana, USA... all memeber are from very different styles... death metal, grindcore, sludge metal, and other bands we have all been in our are still in.
we got to gether jammed some black metal and have created soem really good uniqiue songs in my opinion...and it has been very well recieved in our area and on myspace...thanksyou for your time and checking us out , ANTI
31.10.2009 - Spenku
Im going to say dont blacklist these guys, but I cannot give you my vote. Metal Storm only accepts bands that have released at least one album and are signed to a record lable. Im sure the Metal Archives would put you on there site.
16.10.2009 - JosipS
Power Metal supergroup of sorts made up of members of Manticora, Pharoah, Division, Redemption and Yngwie Malmsteen. Released a full length album in 2009 called Reality Divine. Very solid album worthy of beng included on this site.