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!".
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.
29.06.2013 - Nimlot
-1 A lot of accounts must have been created just to bump up this shameless act of self-promotion...
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.
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.
08.10.2012 - sentinel65
A modern throwback to the late '60s pre-metal movement. They perfectly combine psychedelic rock, doom metal, and horror themed lyrics for adventurous albums. They're popularity has been growing and growing.
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.
01.03.2013 - .:Nataras:.
Because i think we will see more good songs from them, and when i have heard their released songs which can be found on their Facebook page, i decided to promote them and help them to register their Band on well known metal forums and sites.
and i know they have not released an album yet, but will be release soon :))
08.07.2013 - SSM
I just listened to their music, they have the passion and enough skills. Looking forward to their debut.
25.07.2013 - LeKiwi
Songwriting needs a bit of work but they certainly have talent.
28.07.2013 - psykometal
Needs to release a full length.
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.
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.
17.08.2012 - Vahumana.az
Traumatic is an iranian progressive metal band , formed in 2007 with the following members :Babak Emadian(guitars & bass)Shahab Fattahi(guitars)
TRAUMATIC HAS 2 ALBUMS:
1-Point of Rupture 2010
2-From a Void 2012
05.01.2013 - SSM
Superb performance + well-written instrumental songs. Definitely deserves a page here on MS. The Facebook link is incorrect, you can check the band correct page in the following link: https://www.facebook.com/traumatic.band. Also, the band name is "Traumatic", it's misspelled.
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.
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".
30.04.2011 - Syk
Are they at all like Meshuggah or Nevermore?
16.02.2012 - hammercs
Technical, but also melodic metal from Hungary. They sing in Hungarian, which may be a setback, but the quality definitely beats the problem! They've recently released their third album, and have developed a name for themselves in Europe.
Syk: Yes, in the beginning, they were like Meshuggah, but since, incorporated lots of clean vocals and proggy stuff.
12.07.2013 - qlacs
It's a problem that WMD still not featured on MS. :P
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.
03.06.2011 - ForlornSky
This band, although primarily Metalcore, deserves to be here by virtue of the sheer talent they have. They are truly remarkable and musically are amazing. They offer something new to the genre and fuse a lot of different styles together. They have 2 albums and deserve a place in Metal Storm database.
10.06.2011 - BlckMtlMelodies
Great sound. I'm having a crisis as they self refer as "Christian Metal"...what to do? +1
20.08.2012 - Uldreth
Very similiar to the neoclassical guitar playing in The Human Abstract, these guys are incredible. +1
12.12.2012 - Jay Bourque
Very good, the only thing core about them in my opinion are the vocals but I can look past that.
11.10.2013 - BaneConall
Their newest album Aletheia is pretty darn awesome! +1
30.11.2013 - errorcode99
religion should be completely personal blablabla... anyways, very good music!! +1
25.07.2010 - D Serenade
this is a really cool Venezuelan band, their songs are very well structured, and they have good lyrics.
Venezuela is a country with a lot of talent, but no one has ever cared about it (in our own country), if you see only one band in the MS lists it's not because we don't have more, it's because nobody has taken a few minutes to include them. it is very hard o be musician in Venezuela, we are known for the worst of our land, and not for the good things we have. i think this band, as many others, deserve an opportunity to rise. Someday i will be posting my own band here too, hopefully wishing to be known, the same way i want for this band and for many others.
Sexto Sonar deserves a chance, it's a band with potential, it will be good to see them here.
I Have a question: can I use a Facebook page instead of a myspace to post a band??
18.08.2010 - Ulric
This is a good thrash metal band from Annecy, France. They started at the end of the 80's and i saw them live it was great ! They played 2 Slayer songs, the singer came in the audience to sing with the metalheads ! It's a well-known band in the south east of France.
23.07.2010 - cold
Because its the first Maldivian Band here on Metal Storm.
And because Maldives is known to be a tourist destination only
No on knows theres a huge Metal scene there.
And because HellBrewed is fucking awesome!
20.07.2010 - frewq
They founded the first real Hard Rock band in Argentina, using the AC-DC style. The biggest Rock legend of Argentina will never play again, and there will be no RIFF anymore. PAPPO NAPOLITANO, died in an car accident end of February 2005.
18.07.2010 - frewq
BATTLEZONE was the title of ex-IRON MAIDEN vocalist PAUL DIANNO's first band to come to the attention of the public following the break up of DIANNO and found Paul very definitely back into Metal territory.
06.05.2012 - Syk
There's also his Killers (UK I guess) with at least two 90s albums
17.07.2010 - Seek And Destroy
DELTA is a Neoclassical/Prog Rock/Metal band, formed by Rodrigo Guerra (Guitar) and Nicolas Quinteros (Keyboard) after intermittent intends. They struggled through some years, so, half way there, Santiago Kegevic joined the band. In mid 2003 they could find the talented guitarist, Jorge Sepulveda. Later on, Rodrigo Guerra, left the band, and Benjamin Lechuga took his place and joined the band at the same time as Felipe del Valle who would be the new vocalist. Delta's base was formed and their professional career started at the end of 2003 when they had the chance to record their first CD. It was recorded at late 2003 / early 2004 and its name is "APOLLYON IS FREE". Once the album was recorded, they finally could find the drummer that they were looking for, Andres Rojas. Delta was playing live in all 2004 and 2005. Definitely, the 2005 was a good year; Benjamin Lechuga was endorsed by Ibanez Guitars! And in the middle of 2005, they were called to play with STRATOVARIUS in Chile. After that, in early 2006, Delta started to work in the recording sessions for the new album called "BLACK & COLD", Benjamin Lechuga and Santiago Kegevic were endorsed by Magma Strings. Also there is a formation change in the band; Jorge Sepulveda decides to leave the band for personal reasons. Delta on 2007 opened shows for 2 worldwide metal bands: SYMPHONY X and VISION DIVINE. The year 2008 couldn't start better. The band toured through the South of Chile and on March 1st we opened the show for DREAM THEATER in Chile being elected for that job by Mike Portnoy himself. In april 15th, Delta opened for "Riders on the storm: THE DOORS" too. And now, with their third studio album called "CRASHBREAKER" (Featuring Metal Mike Chlasiack) and their first live DVD "LIVE AT THE BEGINNING", Delta is considered one of the most successful metal band in Chile appearing in lots of webzines, magazines (Rolling Stones included), some radio stations, fanclub and more. Hard working and trying to do the best music they are capable to offer are their main objectives for the future.
16.07.2010 - *!*
Crowned in Earth was formed by Kevin Lawry in 2008. After forming his own Death / Doom band, Silent Winter, Kevin decided to venture more into the traditional side of Doom. After a self-released EP titled 'Welcome To The Brotherhood Of The Crown' the foundation was laid down to make a bigger step into creating a full-length album with a stronger focus on the song writing.
During the autumn of 2009, with the progress of the new songs coming along Crowned In Earth signed with Shadow Kingdom Records. This time also saw the recruit of drummer Darin McCloskey (Pale Divine, Falcon, ex Sinister Realm) step in to play on the album.
This year has seen the release of Crowned In Earths debut album 'Visions Of The Haunted'. The new songs have demonstrated a higher level of musicianship, a more compelling emotional range both dark in effect and tight in their grooves. This is document to Kevin's most powerful song writing yet!
Read more: http://www.myspace.com/crownedmetal#ixzz0trEYeCuL
15.07.2010 - Fane
Lyijykomppania was one of the bands that started Timo Rautiainen's carrieer (whose another project, Timo Rautiainen & Trio Niskalaukaus, is already here) and has featured also Tapio Wilska who was for many years Finntroll's frontman. The band has been active since 1981 which makes it a really old metal band in Finnish scale. The most recent album is from 2010.
And of course the music is outstanding. Even though I don't listen a lot to heavy, this band is an expection. Also their sound is unique.
12.07.2010 - Andreas
The other band of Rage guitarist Victor Smolski. It may be not that exceptional in the field of Power Metal, but I find the music really tight, and it certainly deserves a place at Metalstorm since the band certainly has some fans.
Fun fact: at the 20 year Nuclear Blast anniversary CD Into the Light (Nuclear Blast Allstars), Hansi Kürsch sang a song originally written by this band (Slaves to the Desert).
17.03.2011 - stationarytravel
Guys, this band is top notch! We gotta add it. Nailed to the Shade is a masterpiece!
10.07.2010 - cursedestiny
The first impression offered by this band is a band of "teen and girls rock." but it can be seen behind a sound very "suomi metal", with distorted guitars, strong and active, with fast drums rolls powerful, emotional vocals, keyboards consistent with roles in the melodies, this is reminiscent of bands like HIM, The 69 Eyes Negative, Reflexion, Charon, Entwine or sometimes Nightwish. It is a band that makes music very "catchy" and commercial, close to pop music (especially in the vocals), but their sound and musical quality, based on merit of the musicians or producers is yet another example of versatile metal that has adopted in Finland. Unlike other pop rock bands with that finnish sound; as Negative, Lovex (for Now) can be called in some way: metal music. if you want to confirm what i say, i suggest you hear: If She's Near, Writings on the Wall, Anyone Anymore, Bleeding, Die a Little More. I hope that we agree. Thanks
24.05.2011 - Dark Light
so we can conclude that it should be added :)
05.07.2010 - *!*
SOUNDS LIKE? - METAL!!!!!!!!
WHAT STYLE? - Not a specific one. You could find anything in our music: doom, power, death, prog, black passings, atmospheric, speed... anything!
MALE VOX OR FEMALE? Male -for the time being at least!
"CLEAR/MELODIC" VOCALS? - Yes. That's the idea. Death vocals also included in some suitable cases.
FORMED WHEN? - Officially formed in 1996.
FIRST LINE-UP? - John Karousiotis (gtrs), Stelios Michas (gtrs), Kostas Aggouras (drums), Chris Kounelis (vox)
INACTIVITY? - Inactive (concerning live performance) during the 2002-2008 period. But in this "inactive" period we've been creating a huge number of songs. And therefore, that period was not that inactive!
RECORDINGS? - "Harmony Reams" demo 1996 (3 tracks), "When Purity Withers" 1999 (5 tracks), which both extracted amazing reviews all over the world. "WHEN PURITY WITHERS" was also named as the Best Underground release in the Jan 2000 Metal Hammer (GR), getting 9/10 by Spyros Antoniou (Septic Flesh), 9/10 by Euthimis Karadimas (Nightfall) and 8/10 by Sakis Tolis (Rotting Christ).
RECENT RECORDINGS? - ...and finally the "SHADES OF INSANITY" CD (8 tracks) which we consider as our best recording till now.
CURRENT LINE-UP? John Karousiotis (gtrs), Chris Kounelis (vox), Panagiotis Gatsopoulos (bass), Stavros Gatsopoulos (gtrs), Thanos Pappas (drums)
05.07.2010 - DarkSymphony500
Enter Twilight are a female fronted progressive metal band from Melbourne, Australia. Enter Twilight combines soaring melancholic soprano vocals with solid yet intricate music. You have download their songs free on their Last.fm page.