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
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?
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!
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.
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.
11.04.2011 - Bigpaul
Relatively new band from the US that have released an EP and a full length thus far and are wsorking on a second EP. Their first EP is available for free as a download from their lastfm page.
12.04.2011 - GValle
(www.myspace.com/aspermetal) The band was created in 2002, Porto Alegre - Rs. Gabriel Valle (guitar), Daniel Caruso (vocals) and Mauricio Pimentel (bass) join Stenio Zanona and Felipe Riccardi(drums). In the same year the band recorded his first single, "Psycho Beast" with the participation of bassist Alexandre Prokopiuk (Epitaph), received a good response and then launch the demo "Delirium Tremens". In 2005 released a demo entitled "Virtual Curse". That same year the song "Renegades" was part of the compilation "Metal Attack", the first track on the disc.
Currently the band has Daniel Caruso, Gabriel Valle, Stenio Zanona, Uesti papee and Martin Estevez. Still in the process of recording the album will be entitled to the name of the band and there will be eight songs. The long awaited album "Asper" will be recorded and mixed in the LKR studios. The cover was done by Robson Piccin. The single will be released in May 2011 and is called "Listen to the Inside".
10.04.2011 - kenforhelviti
Because The Apocryphal Order has just released their debut album, and it sounds kickass! And the TAO guitarist 'Ken Johannesen' is registered on metal storm with his other band 'Heljareyga'.
10.04.2011 - Cyjan
Dead Infection is a band from Poland. Since forming in early 1990, they have released three full-length albums and several split albums and singles. They are the second band from Poland after Vader that made a deal to release a CD/LP with a non-European label. Their second album, A Chapter of Accidents, is considered by many to be among the milestones of goregrind music. They played numerous live shows around the world, including all of Europe, the United States, Mexico, and Japan.
10.04.2011 - Moosh777
Another Death Metal gem from Poland! I'm a big Decapitated fan and these guys seem to look promising, I guess I'll lend an ear.
10.04.2011 - imspazzen
Melodic death metal band from Bryansk, Russia. The band was formed in 2008 and have released a self titled demo as well as an EP titled "When Rain Becomes Ashes". Their first LP is scheduled to release early 2011.
08.04.2011 - changez_le_disc
Because it's New Eden. Plus this band was (is? let's wait for this year's release) one of the most critically acclaimed Power Metal bands from US underground in the 90s. Plus strong connection with Destiny's End and Steel Prophet. Plus James Rivera was the singer once. Plus plus plus.
07.04.2011 - Hemophagus
This is a great band from Mallorca (Balearic Islands - Spain) that have their debut album published by austrian metal label Noisehead Records. The album "Behind The Walls Of Reality" was published in july 2010 ad it is amazing!!
06.04.2011 - Red_Travis
*From the bands bnrmetal page*. This Chicago quartet took doom to the extreme, with unrelenting sludgy, fuzzed-out guitars and ultra-slow riffs and tempos. Migration contains only three tracks (conveniently named Track One, Track Two, and Track Three) stretching out over 39 minutes, with little variation in speed though there are quieter moments that break up the droning riffs. To these ears the bands that one may think of when listening to Buried At Sea might include Khanate, Sons Of Otis, or maybe Sleep. Intense stuff, to be sure, and targetted toward a small audience, but fans of the aforementioned bands will surely take to these guys.
05.04.2011 - hardline
A great new Metal band from Athens, Greece !!!! They are about to start their first tour with SEPTIC FLESH in Europe.
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08.04.2011 - Impeckable
Great stuff, they definitely need to be on MS
12.04.2011 - JayXsnoogans
This band is comprised of members of Helstar.....Namely, James Rivera and Eric Halpern. Personally, Euro-power gets way too much attention, while these amazing US acts go practically unseen. Destiny's End should be added because bands like these, although disbanded, need to be heard; MS can help do this. Have released 2 albums....
05.04.2011 - AlexKinchin
although they may not be the heaviest band out there or the most well know they rock pretty hard
just the fact that they have opened for Disturbed, Godsmack, Drowning Pool, Five Finger Death Punch and Alice in Chains is pretty good credentials
04.04.2011 - CJ_Triaxis
Triaxis are a heavy metal band from the UK (South Wales). They have played at some of the largest UK Metal festivals including Bloodstock Open Air (2009) and Hammerfest III (2011). Their EP 'Lord of the Northern Sky' was released in August 2008 and self-released their debut full-length album 'Key To The Kingdom' in August 2009 to widespread critical acclaim, including plaudits from Metal Hammer, Terrorizer, Zero Tolerance, and many other magazines. They have also made numerous radio appearances, including airplay on Bruce Dickinson's BBC Rock Show.
03.04.2011 - Bard
This is some crazy ass progressive metal filled with wonderful displays of endless wankery and pretentious blithering (in a good way, of course). Led by memeber of Behold...the Arctopus, apparently their album has seven years of work put into it.
13.11.2011 - Grody2themax
This band needs to be on metalstorm. Its just not right to have a band named Semen (who also sucks btw) on the site and not this band.
02.04.2011 - lond
Very good yet criminally underrated band from Poland. They have been around since 1994 and have just released their new album which is not be missed (neither should be their previous recordings) by all fans of intelligent death metal.