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!".
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.
09.09.2013 - LeKiwi
Not unlike Periphery's heavier moments...not bad
02.10.2013 - BaneConall
They are working on a full length now. Hopefully soon.
17.03.2014 - Dead In Hell
I have to say, the sound IS unlike Protest the Hero. The only way these bands sound alike is if you've never heard progressive metal before. Corelia is doing something entirely different, something that is much more amenable to fans of the genre and not just tweens taking a break from their Miley Cyrus playlists.
Anyway, Corelia deserves to be included on the site. Nostalgia is a phenomenal release that has garnered the band a lot of well-deserved attention and acclaim. If the upcoming album is of the same quality, it's going to take the genre by storm.
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.
02.06.2014 - Jujitsu-man
Can't believe they're not here. One of the most important hard rock bands in Spain.
09.06.2014 - Shankao
They are not only a Hard Rock band. They have several Heavy Metal songs.
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.
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.
24.03.2014 - Northern Danger
Psyko why? In metalstorm we have so many bands who have only EPs and splits. I think that's no condition....
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".
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...
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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?
20.04.2011 - andreosokin
The band was formed by keyboard player Jeppe Lund, features former Yngwie Malmsteen singer Göran Edman, current Royal Hunt guitar player Jonas Larsen! They have their first album out in 2010, called Fire Flight
19.04.2011 - ecent
Internal Nightmare are a gigging band with an album "Segregation" released last year. They have recently reformed with a new drummer, bassist and singer and are touring Australia shortly.
17.04.2011 - Ahriman
A folk metal band from turkey is not something that happen everyday , by the way i think this is a metal website so should be like a encyclopedia for metal bands all over the world ,
17.04.2011 - IDieForMetal
I think this band should be here because this site has users all over the world, and would like to know this band because it is very good in its genre. Hope you like this band Guatemalan, in my opinion an excellent band.
22.04.2011 - lond
Top notch death metal band from Poland featuring talented guitarist and composer Jacek Hiro (Sceptic, Virgin Snatch, Dies Irae). For fans of Death, Cynic, and the like. Great stuff!!!
07.02.2014 - dearth
1. They play an unique meltdown between the Gothic metal of Paradise Lost & the Gothic rock of Sentenced - a Scandinavian Gothic rock in a British warp.
2. They play it they way it used to be - the raw masculine, cynical style.
3. They are not the next female-fronted, sympho-polished act.
4. They play the Blues - a rare manner in the Gothic metal.
14.04.2011 - NXT
They play excellent melodic death metal music with a strong thrash influence. Metal Storm should check them out. They're very new BUT, i'm certain this band's fanbase will grow by each day, each record they put out and each show they play! \w/ Maosun FTW
13.04.2011 - ravendeath
This stuff is amazing people. The true example of atmospheric black metal with depressive gothic touches. Take a look at the library on their official site and read those articles, it can be a real mind opener for close minded...
13.04.2011 - AFateLikeYours
Formed at the end of 2009, A Fate Like Yours is made up of a variety of bright young personalities that radiate dedication and exceptional talent at every show. With Brad Morrison and Shon Larsen on vocals, Ryan Daly and Greg Daly on guitar, Dean Branson on bass and Leon Van Rooyen on drums A Fate Like Yours have always brought energy and passion to the stage and their interactive performances are quick to get the crowd up and dancing.
Aggressive growls and squeals from the vocal duo are combined with brilliantly executed technical guitar solos that are complemented by deep pulsing bass and impassioned drumming that is sure to make your heart race along with the fast-paced beat.
They were given the chance to prove themselves earlier this year after being selected to perform on the Cool Runnings Open Mic Stage at Thornfest 2011 and have since played as the supporting act for the touring UK Metal band Seven Year Kismet and released their first single "Smile, You're On Fire!" which debuted on the local youth based radio station TuksFM 107.2 March this year.
Including them on Metal Storm will give them further opportunity for exposure and allow them to reach more fans of their genre not only in South Africa but also abroad.
For more information, photographs, tracks or bio please contact Cara Daly on email@example.com
12.04.2011 - Necrotion7
they have two albums out now, a third to be released soon. ive loved this band for awhile and i feel people at this community with aswell. Im a friend of the band and they love what they do and are signed to metalhit.
12.04.2011 - btbamfan20
I just recently got into these guys and they are fucking awesome. Technical metalcore might be the most needed direction metalcore needs to stay alive, and this band goes in that direction.
28.09.2012 - JogaBonito
these guys well known band i think. they should be on metal storm
12.04.2011 - btbamfan20
These guys are yes a metalcore band, but they have a much grown sound compared to other band of the metalcore scene. Their riffs and quite melodic, and their vocals aren't all about trying to get the hardcore kids swinging their arms lol. i find them to be a great band.
19.05.2011 - munson
I don't have the slightest clue where you're getting "/ death metal" from, but these guys definitely aren't that. New album was decent enough, but more straight metalcore (maybe even more hardcore than metal). +1 from me.
12.04.2011 - btbamfan20
An interesting band. Their earlier music is instrumental prog metal, then their new album they got a vocalist who sings a lot like Periphery. A good band with great songs, give them a listen!