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!".
07.03.2010 - FrostFlame
The Canadian rock band was popular in the late 1970s through the 1980s. Triumph began building their reputation across North America as a live band, peaking in the early 1980s as an import before interest gradually declined. Today, the power trio continue to receive radio airplay on Classic Rock stations and are perhaps best remembered for their positive message songs and their vibrant energetic concerts, complete with extravagant pyrotechnical light shows. Their popularity was extremely strong in Texas, where they first received strong radio attention; but, they were stellar standouts at California's US Festival, and garnered a considerable fan base and radio attention by regularly touring the world, especially throughout North America and Europe. Like their fellow Canadians Rush and Saga.
04.01.2011 - Marcelb7
If Journey and Rush are on this site, so should Triumph. Rik Emmett is a guitar god!
22.01.2012 - malymich
this band definitely deserves place on this site!
15.09.2014 - Kitharistas87
I agree that this band deserves place on this site. It's one of the finest hard rock/progressive rock bands of Canada.
08.09.2015 - Guib
Totally agree Triumph's got to be added.
United Kingdom / Melodic Hard Rock / 2 comments
29.09.2015 - samer
Amaaazing, cant wait to listen to the entire album!
23.10.2015 - Waelo
The band combines Oud influenced oriental style, with many other symphonic elements and lyrics reflecting people's suffering in war zones and in exile. The Band's first album " The ghost of Zanoubia" was released in October 2015, and it brings together elements that are not very often used in Metal
01.11.2015 - in GRAVE
Good work man
13.06.2012 - AlexisCroze
Corvus is a Melodic Metal band from Ukraine. They released their debut album "Raven Rising" in 2012.
28.09.2015 - diamondblack
Royal Corvus band was formed in September 2005 and the first band name was Corvus. The name was borrowed from Latin, it translates - the Raven. It is a symbol of the wisdom in most ancient religions of the world. Raven is a carrier of souls across the River of Eternity and a binding link between the fragile edge of the World of Shadows and the World of the Living. Initially, the Corvus band was created as a melodic symphonic gothic metal project, but in the process of development and quality growth joins itself the best of the different trends and styles of rock. Now Royal Corvus band has created more than thirty Russian and English-language songs. Song's sound is very different: from romantic ballads to hard and progressive rock. And nobody of the listeners will not remain indifferent, because everyone will find something in this music for themselves. All this different musical styles are merged in one unique style - Corvus style. Besides his own works band plays covers of classic rock and pop songs. During its long history Royal Corvus band many times was engaged in various kinds of rock and bike festivals in Kharkov, and outside it. The Royal Corvus band received invitations and performed in support to rock stars as: Master, Sergey Mavrin, Epidemia, Catharsis, and vocalist of the legendary bands Rainbow and Deep Purple - Joe Lynn Turner. April 28, 2012 the Corvus band has presented their debut album - Raven Rising. October 24, 2012 Royal Corvus was official support group of SCORPIONS in Kharkov as part of the farewell tour "FINAL STING TOUR" .
01.07.2015 - ManiacBlasphemer
Not quite a metal band, but seeing that other hard rock or glam bands are featured, I do not see why these guys shouldn't be here. Great White is one of the better bands from that thoroughly commercial movement of the 80s.
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.
08.10.2011 - powa_emanuel
Adrián Barilari with the keyboardist Hugo Bistolfi, who also left Rata Blanca in 1994, form Alianza, with many musicians sessions, which were the only members permanently was Barilari and Bistolfi. The duo explore ballads sound with more keyboard presence than Rata Blanca. Alianza did not have much impact in Argentina, but in other Latin American countries.They edited three albums Sueños del Mundo (1994), Alianza (1997), and Huellas (1999).
30.07.2014 - Moose
One of the best albums of 2013.
France / Progressive Melodic Metal / 1 comment
13.08.2011 - SceneryOfLoss
HEONIA is a Melodic Metal band from the North of France. The band is started in January 2006 by Thomas and Marieke.
They create HEONIA's first two compositions while they actively search for musicians to complete the band. These first pieces define HEONIA's style of music: a powerful Melodic Metal with touches of Prog and Death; female vocals which can be soft or stronger with, in addition, aggressive death metal voices…
Once the line-up is complete, HEONIA presents its music to people at a lot of gigs (opening for Kells (Fr), Misanthrope (Fr) or To-Mera (UK) in particular) in order to refine its music style and have the first impressions of the audience.
In November 2008, HEONIA releases its first EP self-produced in its entirety and named Simulacra. This one receives quite good reviews although a "home-made" production and is well received by the audience when the band presents it.
HEONIA continues logically on its way and records his debut album in 2009. The band wants, by this mean, to make people discover more in depth his musical universe with a professional sound. Winsome Scar is released in September 2010; its sound is rather dark, melodic and progressive.
Since June 2011, Rudy i not anymore Heonia's drummer. We are currently searching for a new drummer.
USA / Avantgarde/Experimental Metal / 2 comments
16.09.2010 - Die Hacker [PT]
Amazing avantgarde band i've discovered recently, mixing jazz, slow & fast tempos with a thrashy druming and almost no vocals besides occasional screams, these guys will for sure deliver for avangarde metal fans!
04.12.2010 - Uirapuru
Oh my god this has to be here! To complete John Zorn's in the collection =P +1000
16.12.2011 - TheMahan11
Band 23 is a new name in Croatian scene. Band has recorded their debut MCD and self released it in 66 limited copies. I've watched their short trailer and it sounds very interesting. It is definitely something new...
07.03.2012 - DokkenRocker100
Exide are an awesome old skool stlye metal band from birmingham england their skies on fire EP was recorded by music producer muff murfin who has worked with sabbath and priest they rock hard and have recently signed with mas records they are a great up and coming metal band that deserve a review on metal storm!!
06.03.2012 - Suffer The Pain
A new Swedish Metal/Punk band that have got some great reviews on thier first release The Death (tape)
Check out http://sufferthepain.bandcamp.com/ and listen
Review by http://manslaughterthuglife.blogspot.com:
SUFFER THE PAIN - "THE DEATH"
("D.I.Y."; Tape & MP3-Download):
Also upon this I've stumbled while surfing through the web and once again checking in at the "CRUST DEMOS" blog (http://crust-demos.blogspot.com/). SUFFER THE PAIN are from Sweden and a young band playing in the department of Punk meets Metal, which means Hardcore as well as first and foremost Crustcore meets Death Metal. This release here, titled "THE DEATH", is a brandnew 2012 release and is currently up to listen to for free on their Bandcamp site and also up for free downloading on the Soundcloud site of SUFFER THE PAIN, both links I will give you at the end of this very review here, and it will be pretty soon released as a (I guess) D.I.Y. (?) tape, so it means that if you like what you are listen to then get the download and when the tape is out write to the band or something like this and damn fucking bloody buy it. Okay, a mixture out of Crustcore and Death Metal from Sweden... ah, I can hear your head start to tick and ring, spitting out one name: WOLFPACK!!! Okay, and then also a second name: WOLFBRIGADE!!! And you're pretty much right with this, even SUFFER THE PAN are in NO way a sort of a rip off or so, playing it even more Death Metal and also more dirty and rough'n'tough and raw than the legends of WOLFPACK/WOLFBRIGADE, even they go more or less at least a little bit in the direction of the legendary and still awesome debut of them. Blend furious Crustcore madness, with D-Beat kamikaze attacks, incredible strong grooving Mosh segments and an uncontrolable anthemic fist in the air sing (or: scream) a long with them attempt with Old School savage swedish Death Metal violence born and bred by the likes of ENTOMBED, DISMEMBER and early UNLEASHED, add some few sick Black Metal impressions like very old DARK THRONE to it and you've arrived in the camp of SUFFER THE PAIN. The aggressive and brutal ''grunty'' and throaty roared vocals and the great fast metallic guitar riffing work, full of aggression yet also melodies, are truly the backbone of the music of SUFFER THE PAIN, the well-versed rhythm section is making it all round, and the tight and well thought through songwriting is really just a great job done by them. There's also a larger than life cover of "BLOODY HAMMER" by ROCKY ERICKSON and even I don't know the original one (honestly not, shame on me) the version of SUFFER THE PAIN is incredible. Amazing!!! To the lyrics I can't really say anything profund but barbarism, blood, hell, pain and death seem to be pretty important ingredients of them;-). The artwork really got a great and cool look (even it's not a official part of the Soundcloud download but then just get it on there Bandcamp site) and the production sound of this five songs in something around ten minutes is aggessive and brutal, dirty and raw (in a positive sense), and so his here is a complete package. If SUFFER THE PAIN will keep on working like this they will become a really great thing, so let us keep an eye on them, an eye and two ears. Great!!! I want a tape:-)!!! Cheers!!! (9 of 10 points)
05.03.2012 - sonic5v5ic
An absolutely awesome instrumental debut album "Constant Variety" is out and redefining progressive rock and metal! Former member of Steelheart and Five Finger Death Punch Uros Raskovski is the founder and leading member of the project.
04.03.2012 - bj_waters
Looking for local bands, I came across these guys and thought that they were pretty good! The fact that their band name is taken from the first Black Label Society album is not a coincidence, but they are NOT a cover band. They've already got three albums under their belt (the first two under the name Switchback before some trademark difficulties) and I believe they're working on a fourth. I'm not expert on this kind of metal, but I think they're worth listening to. Shout-outs kind of thing.
03.03.2012 - diamondblack
Day Six has grown to be one of the most well known progressive metal bands in the Netherlands. Day Six makes progressive rock, heavily influenced by various other musical genres like sympho, funk and - every now and then - even jazz. In addition to these influences, the band doesn't shy away from experiments with sounds and samples.
01.03.2012 - ihmusic
IH combine melodic heavy guitar with broken beats, electronics, low-tuned bass and perfectly executed vocals. Easily combines musical styles such as alternative rock, metal, industrial, post-hardcore and even dubstep, which gives an amazing effect of freshness and originality.
01.03.2012 - Fade To Black
Sometimes bands get the avantgarde moniker despite being rather plain, not Painkiller. This is some of the most disturbing experimental noise out there. This brain child of saxophonist John Zorn fuses jazz, grindcore, noise and pure hate into the soundtrack of nightmares. Still not convinced? Varg Vikerson listened to this and shit himself, there good enough?