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!
31.07.2011 - patrickmetal12
Because this band will blow your mind. its like Amon Amarth but with clean-ish vocals. The vocalist makes the band... majestic. After only watching their official video, i immediately fell in love with their style. If you like Amon, Ensiferum, Enslaved, and fucking awesome vocals, this band is for you!! \m/
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.
30.04.2011 - Syk
Changed from an incorrect Downset, to Philosopher [HUN]. Apparently with one album under their belts, self-released last year, after playing without vocals for one or two years. It also seems a German band released stuff under the same name before this one was formed - not sure how well known they were
30.04.2011 - AdamWojack
Heralds of the Sword was created from a life long love of Fantasy based lore, inspirations from extraordinary Power Metal bands such as Rhapsody and ReinXeed, and of course an unending desire to write original and interesting music. Heralds of the Sword is a Fantasy Power Metal band from the United States that brings an original story to life on stage. With a growing and loyal fan base this band is positioned to represent Power Metal in the USA now and in the future.
30.04.2011 - HeinzVeri
this power metal band is really good! you have to listen how play they, the solos are really good, the voice is powerful, the keyboard is full virtuosism, the bass, the drum, all in general is good.
29.04.2011 - Ludicus
IMO it's one of the best metal bands from Romania. Their songs are pretty catchy and their music videos are pretty funny (if you understand Romanian).
01.05.2011 - soldier_of_doom
This is a bullshit band nowadays, used to be one of the best bands in Romania but after the founder of the band decided to sing for money everything fucked up! Also their songs are mostly copied.
02.05.2011 - ravendeath
One of the most impressive gothic metal bands I came around in last years. Too sad that they disbanded in 2010, althought their singer Tommy has a new band called Godex which is also worth checking out. Thora plays very catchy kind of gothic metal in a vein of Dreadful Shadows, Scream Silence, Him and some Paradise Lost influences are also present. You can download their album "Baby no.666" from their labels page for free! Here it's the link: http://www.af-music.de/releases/veroffentlichungen-2006-2008/thora-babyno666/
29.04.2011 - elentari
Under the Heavy Metal influence, the rock band known as LANDSEMK was born in the middle of 2004. Recognized in their country together with the new talents, this group of boys obtained respect from the veterans, bringing with them an innovating and refreshing sound, which when fusioned with the experience of Eduardo Cárdenas and Ignacio Rondon, reached a professional level worthly of national bands like; Gillman, Resistencia, Arkangel, among others...
One year later, consolidated the group, thanks to the extraordinary control of LANDSEMK on the taste of the audience, they tried with international Heavy Metal sharing stage with bands like, Dios Salve la Reina (official QUEEN tribute), The Cash and Social Shit (Argentina), Paul Di'Anno (ex-singer of Iron Maiden), Letz Zep (English band tribute to the pioneers of world-wide hardrock Led Zeppelin), Live Wire (tribute band to AC/DC from USA), Vital Remains (usa), Krisiun (Brasil), Masacre (Colombia) and representing Venezuela next to HELLOWEEN (Germany) at the Poliedro de Caracas. Along its career LANDSEMK also has offered tribute to the legendary bands Iron Maiden and Manowar.
Actually LANDSEMK is one of the most important bands in the venezuelan Metal scene and it's growing up internationally.
28.04.2011 - Lucassen
Because they are sickest fucking band I have ever heard. If anyone of the pussy cut myself emo metal bands that I see plastered as "the next Iron Maiden" had one ounce of the pure metal power that this band exhibits I would be an avid listener. Furthermore anyone that doesn't fucking love this band doesn't love the genre they say they have dedicated their life. Said fuck faced puss brain should be lynched resurrected have their face smashed in and be given a bacterial disease that slowly and painfully eats your flesh away at the same rate that it grows back. The sheer power that the guitars and drums force through your ears and beating your brain should be enough to make death metal fans be a little impressed. The vocals leave nothing to be desired except for a quick replay of the song.
28.04.2011 - peace_sells
Yup! agreed...this band is good metal!
13.10.2012 - Kingface
They have a good number of Albums and if they are officially added I believe the Styles 'Power' and 'Thrash' should also be added to their profile.
28.04.2011 - peace_sells
This Indian band brings about a fresh approach to black metal. They don't have 'the raw black metal' sound, as their guitars are not as distorted. They concentrate on melodies and progressive rhythmic patterns. The technical proficiency is really top notch, which makes their sound more polished (again, against the norms of traditional black metal). Lyrical themes are mostly based on fiction, hatred, destruction and exploitation of the human race.
30.04.2011 - MechanisT
The bandname and theme sounds interesting. +1 form me.
29.10.2013 - GrayWizzard
best black metal band hailing from India
28.04.2011 - HipocratesOrtega
Music is diverse and as it is like that it needs to have all the tones and shapes that makes the contrast so you can enjoy your listening pleasure...this is a band that as christian is as badass in his sound and deserve a place in the records of MetalStorm.
27.04.2011 - lond
Industrial metal project from members of Napalm Death and Obituary. They definitely deserve to be on Metalstorm despite their short life-span. I recommend their first album 'Embedded' to every open-minded metalhead.
27.04.2011 - SurveyPirate
With 5 albums to date this band is one of the best Metal acts Australia has to offer. They have supported most of the big name overseas Metal acts and continue to do so. They have been around since the mid 90's and continue to fly the Metal flag for us Aussies. They are many times better than many bands already on this wonderful site and I think they deserve to be on here. More Aussie metal bands need to be known more internationally and especially to make this a truly international website and not just full of European and American bands. Only one mans opinion.
26.04.2011 - Quendastil
Although they've done various covers and parodies including pop they're essentially metal. They sing in spanish and their lyrics are humorous and satiric (not too amusing if you don't understand the language and you're not familiar with spanish society and culture). This band could equally fit in MS or the blacklist.
23.04.2011 - The Benighted
Forged of Flesh released their first full length recently, and its a pretty good start to a promising career. The album in question has quite a bit of variation and is pretty spectacular, all in all. They'd be a good addition to a good site.
21.04.2011 - RaquelSenra
AraPacis (Ara-Patches) is a female fronted metal band hailing from Montreal, Canada. Formed in 2003 by guitarist Jerry Fielden, their main goal was to re-create some of the orignal aspects of 1970's Hard Rock and Progressive Rock and fuse it together with early 21st Century Progressive, Doom & Gothic Metal to make an interesting metal hybrid. Their debut album ''So Many Leapers'' was released in April of 2006. and their second album ''Consequences Of Dreams'' was released on October 5, 2009. The band is now working on their 3rd album.
22.04.2011 - Jerryfie
AraPacis is more Classic/Prog Metal than Metalcore, AraPacis has shared the stage with The Agonist, Raven and Anvil, amongst other bands.
14.12.2013 - Syk
Not metalcore... somethin' else. Appeared with the closing track on this femme-metal (voices) compilation http://www.metalstorm.net/bands/album.php?album_id=32808 Third album 'Netherworld' released end of 2011 on Ravenheart Music, and 'Déjà-Vu' EP self-released at end of March, this year (now available for free DL from the band's site, along with about six other older songs) (it appears DV EP is 4 re-recordings of older songs - so you can hear So Many Leapers' title-track twice, and find the advances they've made over 7 years)
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.