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.
25.07.2011 - Angelus_GtS
cuz its a band who puts there hearts in to their music, but also that they really dosen't have a genre, they play that's sounds good for them but also they want to create a new style! and the band really love this page ^^
23.07.2011 - SceneryOfLoss
Fading Bliss was born in November 2009 when Olivier (ex-Dewback / guitar) decided to start a new band with Doom/Gothic influences. After talking with some friends, the line up was quickly completed by Florian (Innerfire / keys) and Dahl (Innerfire / growls). Then, by word of mouth and through the Internet, Mel (vocals), Michel (drums), Arnaud (Alibido/ bass) and Nicu (2nd guitar) joined the band. Rehearsals started right after a 1st meeting on November 11th 2009.
Firstly, the band rehearsed covers from Tiamat, Paradise Lost and Katatonia ... and, as it was already united, the 1sts songs were composed. Those were inspired from 90's Gothic/Doom bands (Paradise Lost, Tiamat, My Dying Bride, Moonspell, Anathema, Katatonia, Amorphis, Septic Flesh) but also from nowadays ones (Shape of Despair, Swallow the Sun, Sentenced, Draconian, Therein ...). In the beginning of 2010, Nicu left as he didn't have enough time to get involved in the band.
At the end of the summer 2010, the band recorded its 1st 4 title EP at the Noise Factory studio with Gerald. This EP was released in October and the 1st official photoshoot took place as well.
22.07.2011 - Chris Steele
It is a damn awesome band, and they have just put out the new record. And it is very good metal :) One thing that probably makes this album interesting for the fans of Helloween (and Gamma Ray) is the fact that "the old fox" Kai Hansen is featured as a guest musician on 4 tracks. :) Kai sung some lead vocals on tracks At Daggers Drawn and Steel Redeemer + played guitar solos on Terrordome and Star Odyssey.
26.08.2011 - Zaltys
Never heard of them, but I checked out the album. Quite good. Seems like a worthy addition. Not many releases so far though.
22.07.2011 - DarkSymphony500
Enchanting is the best word to describe this band. They have released 3 albums in the style of medieval folk, some acoustic instruments and percussions. Fairydust (2005), Reverie (2006), Legends of Blood and Light (2008).
22.07.2011 - AngelCorpse13
Peshmerga is a Death metal group from Chicago featuring ex members of Putrid Pile, Gorgasm, Earthen, Crematorium, Disinter, etc. They have a full length entitled "Murderous Acts of Cruelty" which was released last year and is a great addition to the genre, and I suggest this band be put on Metal Storm for all to hear and learn more about.
21.07.2011 - SceneryOfLoss
Apparition formed in 1997 by bassist David Homer and drummer Paul Collins. Both musicians were part of UK death metal band Asphyxiator who's album 'Trapped Between Two Worlds' was released earlier on in the same year. David Had written a melodic song called 'The Pain Lives On' which was different to Asphyxiator's usual brutal metal style. He formed a side project to record the song and he called this Apparition. David got Paul to drum on the song and to make things sound really different he asked a local club singer called Rebecca Tibbett to sing the song little knowing in time female fronted metal would become very popular. On New Years Eve 2003 David read an advert on a music shop notice board by a singer/keyboard player called Jen Lowe. She was looking for a similar sounding band and after a couple of meetings decided to work together and take Apparition further than it had before by becoming a full time band instead of just a studio project. David, Paul and Jen started writing songs together and it wasn't too long before guitarist Richard Knight and vocalist Annabelle Harris joined them. Together they wrote and recorded an album called 'Drowned in Questions' and in 2006 had it released through Casket music. In Late 2006 both Annabelle and Jen left Apparition to concentrate on their university courses. They were replaced by Ian Bentley on keyboards and Vocalist Fiona Creaby. After the new band members had learnt the songs on the set list, Apparition started playing shows again and wrote new songs, recording them at Rhythm studios in England with Paul Johnston who has worked with bands such as Napalm Death, Vader, Benediction and Tony Iommi. In 2007 Apparition put on a mini music festival featuring female fronted metal bands from around the UK called the Dames of darkness Festival. This was repeated in 2008 and all money raised went to the 'Breast Cancer Care' charity. In 2008 the songs 'Salvation', 'The Dream Where I Cannot Go' and 'The Path to Eternity' were completed along with a promo video for the song 'Salvation'. The video tells the story of a soldier going of to war leaving his wife behind. This video can be seen on this page. In 2009 Fiona, Paul and Rich left Apparition to be replaced by Vocalist Samantha Smallwood. Drummer Rob Swinnerton and Guitarist John Yates. In October 2009 Apparition supported ex Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen in London. The following month they took part, as well as co-organising 'Femme Metal Festival which also featured Delain and Sirenia.This was to be Ian and Samantha's last show. Ian had moved away from the area Apparition lived in and was finding it difficult and expensive to carry on being part of the band. Samantha, who is studying musical theatre at University as well as working a hectic weekend job, decided it was all too much for her. Sam loved being in the band but she had to think about her future career first. In the summer of 2010, Jennian King (vocals) and Francis Ezikwa (keyboards/piano) were the latest band members to join Dave, John and Rob in Appariiton. Jennian's position was temporary , agreeing to help out until a permanent vocalist was found. Before Jennian left she recorded a cover of the song 'Harvest' by 'Opeth' which is in our music player. The band members of 'Opeth' who composed and recorded the original song are Mikeal Akerfeldt, Peter Lindgren, Martin Lopez and Martin Mendez and it is from their ''Blackwater Park'' album. All songwriting credit goes to them.
19.07.2011 - SceneryOfLoss
Naturally, the eleven scars of the album title can only be applied to My Inner Burning's band history to a certain extent, since the five musicians (Becky Gaber, vocals; Torsten Sauerbrey, guitar; Jörg Janssen, guitar & shouts; Daniel Pietrzak, bass; and Niklas Kahl, drums) from Germany's Lower Saxony region haven't fought that many battles in their budding career.
Yet listening to their powerful metal, you can be certain that they have lots of triumphant victories ahead of them. My Inner Burning have the determination it takes, and they're ready to present their second album, Eleven Scars (German release date: 25 March 2011, Europe: 27 March 2011) - a surprisingly mature offering which highlights an impressive development compared to their already exciting 2009 debut. "Eleven Scars sounds groovier and a little darker than My Inner Burning," guitarist Torsten Sauerbrey explains. The reason? "Probably the many concerts we've played since, and the stronger influence of our vocalist Becky, who penned the occasionally rather sinister lyrics."
The group's musical direction shuns all clichés and half-baked trends. My Inner Burning consciously steer clear of that tried and tested 'faster - harder - louder' dictum, preferring to impress their audience with multi-faceted songs, deep-tuned guitars and great melodies which come across powerful and gentle at the same time. "We play unmistakable metal," says Sauerbrey, "but we like to include gothic, rock and pop music elements." Their listeners realise after a few bars that this dynamic sonic experience centres mainly on Becky Gaber.
The instruments are oriented to the vocalist, the songs owe their forcefulness to her voice. Eleven Scars sees Becky Gaber deliver eleven incisive stories - a clear reference to the album title - about broken friendship, unhappy love and other relationship dramas. "Eleven Scars is no concept album," says Sauerbrey, "but the record's lyrics definitely have a central theme." Which is one of the reasons why this album sounds extremely homogeneous.
The dynamic sound of Eleven Scars, which was recorded at the Metal Sound studio in Osterode/Harz and mixed by Sauerbrey, adds further to the excellent impression. The guitarist is generally one of the group's mainstays: he wrote the majority of the songs, and also took care of sound engineering and production. This extremely accomplished album is complemented by the excellent artwork courtesy of Hanover photographer Martin Huch, who has worked with stars such as the Scorpions, Heinz-Rudolf Kunze and BAP and created a particularly atmospheric cover motif which focuses on Becky Gaber. So top standards all the way for this band; the (probably not entirely unwanted) scars are bound to arrive in due course.
18.07.2011 - Damshak
Born in 2000, SorrowStorm aimed to strengthen the worldwide unblack (Christian black metal) scene with limited initial success but strong determination, as funds to record and press albums were always low. Dysmorphic Records, the producer of this band, has made it a task to use sophisticated advertising, distribution, and promotion to make the best of the underground metal experience. Ogrus Storm (Phil Diez), began Sorrowstorm as a solo-project, and recorded the debut album "Caverns of Grief" at INSOMNIO studios in 2001, Republic of Panama. Torna a testi di canzoni
27.12.2012 - Jay Bourque
I like it! hope these guys make more beautiful music.
15.07.2011 - noitcelfer
The Work of Idle Hands... (1989) is a very good thrash metal album. After that the band released "Insanity Addicts" EP (1990) and "Nightmare Scenario" (1991). Then disbanded.
For more info: http://www.discogs.com/artist/Slammer+%285%29
30.11.2011 - SilentScream
Old school and pretty decent underated thrash
15.07.2011 - §yndicate
It is Death Metal band & ...
Terrifying and unpredictable, there are Powers beyond any control, logic and reason. By design, Connaturally, they are to roar around rambunctiously,it's their nature.Be it psyche(loose canons in the head), carnal or furious blue planet itself. You can hope, pray , fear or hide in ignorance , but still, non can head them into direction where those unstopable forces bind to someones will. They just exist, they are Connatural.
Connatural Terror as band torn it's way through mind and flesh driven by Death Metal and those uncontrollable shakers. Paying respect to great ones before us , unleashing sounds of our own. Sonic journey through the landscapes of pounding chaos where melodies deepen the sense of raging madness. Space where the Lunacy lurks in every corner and lava flows all over the cemented walls of today's comprehension of 'sane' surroundings. To stand in the Eye of the Storm and to see closer of bursting scourge.Where some see danger we see opportunity.Welcome to the soundscapes of Connatural Terror .
Duo are Sander "Sass" Heinsoo (Sõjaruun, Urt, Gas) - solo guitar, rhythm guitar, bass guitar & fx ;
Alar "Spunk" Arna (Symbolic State rip) - vocals . "Lunacy Frenzy" EP is released under the sign of Psycho Lunacy Sounds(domesticly) . All recordings were done in Põlva, Estonia. All instruments were recorded at Sander's Home Studio and vocals at Blackyard Studio. It is enigineered, mixed & mastered by Sander "Sass" Heinsoo. Cover artwork is done by Mari-Liis Maikalo, inlay+ all the rest is crafted by Liis "Soden" Öövel including Connatural Terror logo.
" Lunacy Frenzy " is 3 song ep. From classical death metal killer-machine-like organs, of lunacy frenzy on psycho path to furious blue planet .Connatural Terror is racing on this outburst with bit of fantacy to distorted death metal abyss. Playing it fast enough to keep your headbanging ventilator running, roaring screams, pounding relentlessly, maintaining hooks and catchy parts , while melodies and atmosphere are present . You are welcomed to head into the sounds of Connatural Terror.
Connatural Terror " Lunacy Frenzy " CD is released under the sign of Psycho Lunacy Sounds (domesticly) on 13.06.2011 .
Band is looking for reviews on "Lunacy Frenzy" ep, distribution deals, compilation spot, possible release deals on vinyl, ...
Connatural Terror have started work on Full-Lenght album to what Record Company is wanted for ! C T will become a Live Band with full line-up !
http://soundcloud.com/connatural-terror (inlays seen on each song in postcard format originaly)
Psycho Lunacy Sounds
Connatural Terror" Lunacy Frenzy " track-by-track
Carbon Tight Organs - First track for band. Pretty melodic versions turned into crunchy grooving death metal song. From start to finish energetic. About machine like tight killer be it man or mechanism. Persevering , merciless tight organ hiting towards an inevitable end . Rumbling through the flesh, crushing numinous aura.
Psycho Path - Fastest cooked monster . Lunacy has same sort of vigor like flowing lava , its tried to be directed but in reality it goes uncontrollably on in brainshells. In mind's Eye total devotion to aim, leaving behind all the grace , crasping of all leading to perdition. The spiral from where is no way out & it's cycles again & again & again. Lunacy & violence, no anger, just divination to Psycho Path.
Planet Terror - Song seen many metamorphosis. Massive, strenght that fills emptiness against all & everything . In monoteistic religions often heralded big end for sinful.Clensing after what only rightous will survive - holy truth .Fear is the chain with what massises are bounded by & shown the way. In reality no volcano,tsunami,time or what ever force of nature dosen't care who is at throne or in what sect you belong. Blue Planet flows in it's way scourging & raging in a manner how much voltage is inside of the force. No prays nor atonment will help.
If u see fear in the horizon .. it's at hand - Planet Terror ;or check with u physician, often they offer in this case light clothing with your hands tied behind you back + regualr meals, nice ay
15.07.2011 - Filheim III
Hellishthrone is one of the outstanding bands from Brazillian metal scene (with great response from specialized media and metal enthusiasts). Hellishthrone is truly a cult BM band in Brazil, and never made a live appearance. According to the band it is a protest attitude against lack of support and recognition from Brazillian metal business and the weakness of Brazillian metal scene. Although classified as black metal, HT has absolutely no fear to gather inumerous non-metal influences in their sound.
The band is active since 2001 and have 2 released albums: "The book of war" (2004 / Demise Records) and "Light a candle for the dead" (2007 / Paranoid Records) and the 3rd is already finished and the release is scheduled to october 2011.
13.07.2011 - SceneryOfLoss
DAMA PROJECT IS FORMED THANKS TO A CHAIN OF EVENTS BETWEEN MILAN AND ITS HINTERLAND WHICH SEEM TO BE DRIVEN BY DESTINY. A SERIES OF COINCIDENCES BRING THE SINGER AND AUTHOR BARBARA SCHERA VANOLI AND THE DRUM PLAYER PIERFRANCESCO TARANTINO TO MEET. THIS LATTER, AFTER HAVING LISTENED TO A FEW OF HER SONGS, IMMEDIATELY PROPOSES A COLLABORATION. THE ARTISTIC FEELING BETWEEN THE TWO IS EVIDENT FROM THE FIRST MOMENT AND IT GROWS AS THE SONGS ARE TOUCHED MY PIERO'S MAGICAL ARRANGEMENTS. IN A SHORT TIME A BAND STARTS TO GET TOGETHER. THIS BAND WILL BE OFFICIALLY FORMED WHEN THE KEYBOARD PLAYER AND SOUND ENGINEER DANILO DI LORENZO, THE BASS PLAYER ROBERTO GELLI AND THE GUITARIST CRISTIAN COMIZZOLI JOIN . THE NAME 'DAMA' IS CHOSEN IN ORDER TO REPRESENT THE WORLD THAT THEIR MUSIC WISHES TO EXPRESS AND THE SINGER'S PASSION FOR GOTHIC CATHEDRALS DEDICATED TO 'NOTRE-DAME" IN FRANCE. BARBARA'S MELODIES AND TEXTS MERGING TOGETHER IN PIERO'S MUSICAL ARRANGEMENTS AND CHARACTERIZED BY A DETAILED RESEARCH OF THE RIGHT SOUND BY THE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE BAND, CREATE A FUSION OF SOUNDS THAT CONTRASTS WITH THE FREQUENCIES AND DYNAMICS TYPICAL OF NOWADAYS TRADEMARKS. NORTH-EUROPEAN METAL INFLUENCES ARE MIXED WITH GOTHIC, POP, ROCK AND SYMPHONIC OUTLINES WHICH GIVE LIFE TO A VERY PARTICULAR STYLE WHEN COMPARED TO THE ITALIAN MUSIC REALITY. IN THE FIRST MONTHS OF THE YEAR 2008, THE PROMO "DAMA" IS PUBLISHED WITH 5 SONGS OF THE MILANESE BAND. THE DEBUT ALBUM "EIRWEN" WAS COMPLETED IN 2010; IT IS A DOUBLE ALBUM IN ENGLISH AND ITALIAN. THE ITALIAN VERSION IS ENTITLED "IMMAGINARIO" AND THE ENGLISH VERSION "IMAGINARY". THE TITLES UNDERLINE THE FACT THAT "EIRWEN" IS A FANTASY WORLD CREATED AND INHABITED EXCLUSIVELY BY BARBARA'S CREATIVITY AND IMAGINATION.
THE DECISION TO KEEP BOTH LANGUAGES DID NOT FACILITATE THE QUEST FOR A RECORD LABEL. HOWEVER, THE BAND PERSEVERED AND AT THE END OF 2010 SIGNED A CONTRACT WITH THE ENGLISH LABEL RAVENHEART RECORDS.
"EIRWEN" WAS RELEASED ON JUNE 2011.