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!".
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.
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.
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.
08.08.2011 - neonxaos
Cryal may seem like just another melodeath band from Finland at first listen, but these guys have some truly energetic stuff on offer. The sound is well-rounded, the musicianship is top-notch and the melodies are as catchy as you could hope for. Well worth a listen, and the band certainly deserves some more attention.
They only have a few demo releases out so far, but there is a full-length album on the way soon. People should just be aware of what's already out, because it's killer stuff.
08.08.2011 - Gema Vau
BIOSFEAR is an up and coming band from Madrid (Spain).
Their debut album "Antes de que todo cambie" is released in Spain/Worldwide on 2011 and distributed by the Spanish/English label "The Fish Factory"
For sure they will set people talking, from now on :)
11.08.2011 - Paradox0
Wow. These guys have some execelent fresh energy. Vocals are a little anoying but remind me of old Dream Theater
08.08.2011 - RobertKingsley
None Shall Pass is a (Dutch) band formed in 2010 , a mixture of death metal and hardcore.
But not one of the thousand new "Deathcore" bands.
The reason why it should be on Metal Storm in my opinion is this:
First of all it is good for the band database filterd on The Netherlands.
Since the band is getting populair and almost finished there new EP.
Has gigs in some big places (Locale).
And ofcourse supporting the scene.
More interactivity on the web , and getting metal fans / bands getting to know them and vice versa.
Thank you for your time!
28.11.2011 - DarkSymphony500
Shiva in Exile is a side project of Ex-Darkseed singer, SpiRitual and video games composer Stefan Hertrich. After forming in 2003, they released the debut album Ethnic in the same year. The album won the 'Just Plain Folks Music' Award in the category "Best New Age/World Album 2004".
23.04.2012 - Promonex
Like this stuff. But it's not metal.
17.04.2012 - SyndicCalls404
Led by singer and multi-instrumentalist Gordon Tittsworth (All Too Human, Dread The Forsaken), Images of Eden is a unification of modern heaviness, American attitude and integrity, complex musicianship and soulful, inspirational lyrics about human struggles and carrying each other through them. "Sunlight of the Spirit" (2006) and "Rebuilding The Ruins" (2011) were released by Nightmare Records, further testament to the group's quality and their place on Metal Storm.
04.08.2011 - Inconcessus
This band is just starting, but they kick a lot of my personal favorites. They definitely represent the new wave of Norwegian Metal!
They give you dramatic but powerful feel with their two public released songs online.
They will soon release their debut album, which should change the world of Metal as we know it today!
I highly recommend you checking one of these songs: Feel Alive - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvzGES8QPHk
03.08.2011 - diamondblack
Formed in their hometown of Chicago at the end of 80'S, Radakka is a collaboration of four musicians that came from several of the city's successful bands. The group united to work towards achieving a level of musical integrity without compromise.
Motivated to write and perform a style of music that is emotionally directed, regardless of its commercial accessibility or lack thereof. Creating an hard-hitting classic metal sound that highlights vocal harmonies and strong melodies.
03.08.2011 - burningcaskets
One of the most original-sounding death metal bands to emit from Canada in recent years.
Burning Caskets play catchy death metal reminiscent of 90's old school death metal, with a touch of 'new-school' element.
01.08.2011 - elschlong
We have been around for ages (formed in 2003). We have and EP and two full length albums. Our latest album is receiving excellent reviews world wide. We have our own unique sound (hard to be objective but that's what all the reviews say). We are currently on the "Slowest World Tour ever" (we move countries every couple of years. Full bio below:
"Yes, our name is stupid, and no, we don't care. A band name is a just a brand name like Cadburys or McDonalds. Our name neither effects nor reflects the music we play. It is unimportant to us."
So states guitarist/vocalist Leah Hinton. Hinton formed El Schlong in Dunedin, New Zealand in 2003 along with fellow music student Nick Baldwin on bass. They cut their teeth and learned their craft in the city's DIY student punk/metal scene before moving to the country's capital in 2005.
Wellington saw a change in style that moved from to quirky and upbeat to more heavy and complex. It also resulted in the importing of their current drummer Jordan Tredray, and the departure of their original vocalist. Faced with the impending recording of their debut album and a huge relocation across the globe to London, the three members of El Schlong decided to begin vocal duties themselves.
"The Baddies Are Coming" was recorded in April 2008 and has received very good reviews worldwide. The album sprawls across the musical spectrum, moving from metal to weird, and all things in between. It is like Satan in the bath puzzled by the ginger pube on the soap......... The fully animated video clip for the title track won second place in the Handle the Jandle music video awards in 2010.
El Schlong moved to London in August 2008 where they forged a place for themselves in the underground scene. Here they honed their skills as a live band and developed the loop pedals and vocal layering that is a feature of their live show. They also spent their two years in London writing and pre-recording their second album.
In August 2010 they packed their bags and set off for the Southern Hemisphere to an extremely successful homecoming tour. "Time/Place" was recorded in August 2010 while in New Zealand and was released in May 2011. It is a huge step up from their previous album and displays the band's growth and maturation as musicians. It is epic and minimal, fierce and gentle, poignant and ponderous.
In 2011 El Schlong have completed the next step in their "Slowest World Tour Ever" by relocating to Berlin, Germany.
So what genre of music do they play? Maybe avant-garde metal best describes it, but you really need to listen for yourself. And the name? Love it or hate it you will never forget El Schlong.................
03.08.2011 - Syk
El Schlong, hell yes! "Baddies" video & song were awesome :)
01.08.2011 - psykome†al™
They recently got signed to Century Media. The band also contains members of Impending Doom and Oblige. Also going on tour with 2 other bands that are on MS, Allegaeon and The Browning.
30.07.2011 - Acidjunkie
Drums are for Parades are a sludge metal / post rock band hailing from Belgium. They are touring extensively in the Low countries (Belgium, The Netherlands), doing both club shows and playing on the smaller and bigger festivals.
They have released a number of albums, with "Master" in 2010 being their newest album. This is in my opinion a very decent sludge metal / post rock release that will be appreciated by the metal-storm community.
02.08.2011 - Pyramid God
If the mech man likes it, its good enough for me.
29.07.2011 - SceneryOfLoss
Since 2007, Ivalys has developed its style, exploring several facets of its musical roots. Combining dark heavy rythms and brighter melodies, the music of the band is asserting by harmonizing opposites and then finally find a place in the symphonic metal kind.
Created by Loris Guillen ( bass ) and Nicolas Rey ( guitar ), the project starts to take shape when Guillaume Muller ( keyboards ) and Jessica Donati ( vocal ) join the band. In 2009, Pablo San Martin ( drums ) joins the formation, allowing the band to affirm its own musical identity.
Direct as contrasted, Ivalys compositions deliver a positive and strong energy. The band starts to work on their first EP and simultaneously starts to perform their songs on stage. In order to offer a new dimension to their music, Ivalys opened some gigs for several French metal bands as Blazing War Machine, Markize, Whyzdom and even played for the first show of Dagoba's tour at Fall 2010.
At the begining of 2011 the creation of the 4 tracks EP called Words In Time ended up, the band announces
its release for March and starts to work on its debut album.
29.07.2011 - vishvakarman
Oremuz is a Experimental Dark Metal from Philippines.
the world needs to know that philippines have a solid metal scene.(that catering many subgenres
and OREMUZ is one of the great female fronted bands in the philippines who have a great potential
20.10.2013 - LeKiwi
I usually hate a production like this, but in this case it really contributes to the music. Excellent stuff :)
26.11.2012 - Die Hacker [PT]
So, here we are again... Another portuguese combo deserving exposure for ages ago right now... Inthyflesh released an oustanding record this year, ''Claustrophobia'', the 3rd full lenght amongst 4 demo EP's and 2 splits, in an underground career started in 2000. ''Claustrophobia'' surfaces as a domish, and black metal à la Mayhem or earlier Darkthrone, being the best black metal album i've heard this year (2011) so far. The first two were decent, but this issue shows a musical growing that shouldn't be forgotten. Just give it a try, you won't be disappointed!