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!".
24.05.2012 - The Benighted
Corelia are a burgeoning progressive/technical metal band with a single EP under their belts. With a sound not unlike Protest the Hero and The Human Abstract, they've come across some especially interesting ideas along the way, with a stunning selection of songs, to boot. 'Nostalgia' was released in 2011, and I've been listening ever since. Highly recommended.
09.09.2013 - LeKiwi
Not unlike Periphery's heavier moments...not bad
02.10.2013 - BaneConall
They are working on a full length now. Hopefully soon.
17.03.2014 - Dead In Hell
I have to say, the sound IS unlike Protest the Hero. The only way these bands sound alike is if you've never heard progressive metal before. Corelia is doing something entirely different, something that is much more amenable to fans of the genre and not just tweens taking a break from their Miley Cyrus playlists.
Anyway, Corelia deserves to be included on the site. Nostalgia is a phenomenal release that has garnered the band a lot of well-deserved attention and acclaim. If the upcoming album is of the same quality, it's going to take the genre by storm.
20.03.2009 - Yossarian
Info in English here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Suaves
They should be here as Spain is a kind of important country as regards metal fans and this band is together with another 4 or 5 the most famous hard rock and rock band in the territory. Above all from Madrid northwards. They only reason why outsiders don't know them is the fact that they sing in Spanish. Otherwise, they would be popular enough for you.
Their music style is quite similar to The Ramones, Motorhead...The voice is let's say "peculiar". They are still active after 28 years and still selling out venues.
Their website appears to be in maintenance now.
02.06.2014 - Jujitsu-man
Can't believe they're not here. One of the most important hard rock bands in Spain.
09.06.2014 - Shankao
They are not only a Hard Rock band. They have several Heavy Metal songs.
27.01.2010 - ArcticWolf
Fastway are a British heavy metal band formed by guitarist, "Fast" Eddie Clarke, formerly of Motörhead, and bassist, Pete Way, formerly of UFO.
Don't think I need more reasons to explain why the band needs to be part of MS? Do You? I bet most of Motörhead and UFO fans are familiar with Fastway or know something about the band.
In addition, I am not able to find there official site, however I provided a link to there myspace page.
27.01.2010 - DayFly
AOR of the sticky, shmalzy kind
24.10.2013 - onedh
Fastway should be included in metalstorm.com ASAP. "Fast" Eddie Clarke delivers atrue amount of oldschool Heavy Metal. Also this band has been an influence for many other bands.
02.12.2009 - Bastard Child
London based and out to offend everyone. Featuring members of Damnas and Inner Rage River Frehney have terrorized the UK underground with their no holds bar offensive comedy and hardcore thrash. Have played with ArnoCorps, Ring Wrom and Evile, toured with Nebukadnezza and have a number of EP's released.
05.06.2013 - psykometal
Needs at least one full length.
24.03.2014 - Northern Danger
Psyko why? In metalstorm we have so many bands who have only EPs and splits. I think that's no condition....
12.06.2011 - SceneryOfLoss
Stamina is a french metal band founded by the keyboardist Gildas Vijay ROUSSEAU. In 2006 they released their debut album "Mess'Age" and currently work on the second album "Via Crucis".
03.03.2010 - FrostFlame
Slash's Snakepit was a rock band which was a side-project formed by then-Guns N' Roses lead guitarist Slash (Saul Hudson) in 1994. On their first album, Matt Sorum (drums), Gilby Clarke (rhythm guitar) and Dizzy Reed (keyboard) from Guns N' Roses played in this band. On bass was Mike Inez of Alice in Chains and Eric Dover (who had previously played guitar for Jellyfish) sang lead vocals.
GN'R colleague Teddy Andreadis also appeared on the record playing harmonica & keyboards.
03.03.2010 - DayFly
Honestly, this stuff has too much boogie to call it metal. Maybe if Aerosmith were here...
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
31.03.2011 - OliverFogwell
Australia's biggest and best industrial metal band. Recorded debut album in LA with Christian Olde Wolbers (Fear Factory, God Forbid, Threat SIgnla, Mnemic) and signed to Riot!/Warner Music. Supported Static X, Dope, Hanzel Und Gretyl, Fozzy and many more on countless sold out local and international tours. Features BIZZ from Genitortures (Feat. David Vincent - Morbid Angel) and The Undead (ex-Misfits) on guitar.
31.03.2011 - Grey Foxine
Abandon All Ships is an exciting new metalcore band unlike any other band in existence! Implementing electronic influences into their sound, Abandon All Ships brings something new and fresh to the over-saturated metalcore genre. With one EP and one studio album under their belt, they are most certainly on their way to greatness.
Listen to these two songs and comment: Take One Last Breath - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDgbYF48UPw
Geeving - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94dv5HPZDBY
21.10.2011 - bane26
They really need to drop the autotune but I'll +1 cause other than that they're decent.
23.05.2012 - BoxCar Willy
Are you serious?
I can stand metalcore, it's one of my favourites when it's decent, btu this just fuckign suck giant horse dick. Please, do not add, it's hardly even metal.
31.03.2011 - Marcelb7
Brooklyn, New York-based three guitar-led sludge merchants HULL (from their bio, it has to be said) delve into the same energy as bands like Mastodon, High on Fire and Neurosis. They've made a full album (Sole Lord) and a few EPs. Highly recommended if you like the aforementioned bands, and want to dig deeper into the world of sludge.
17.03.2012 - tea[m]ster
yes, yes, add them please!
29.03.2011 - Gelati
The Tea Club puts out a surprisingly lush and varied sound for a guitar/bass/drums trio. Hailing from New Jersey, Patrick McGowan (vocals, guitar, bass), brother Dan (vocals, guitar) and Kyle Minnick (drums) present an adventurous prog-metal offering with stylistic electric and acoustic guitar embellishments rare to this genre. In place of endless riffage, gorgeous chording and tasty chiming single-note picking keep General Winter's Secret Museum fresh and original. Patrick's smooth tenor is perfect for these compositions (no Cookie Monster or screeching castrati). Each piece is performed with a fiery passion that has the whole affair giving most art-rock bands a run for their money, as beauty and bombast are balanced to maximum effect.
29.03.2011 - The Exorcist 10
I'm surprised this band is not in the list..!
Rough silk were a good name back in their days
and they're planning a re-gathering for their 20th anniversary.
Hurry up, let the band in!
29.03.2011 - MariosDemigod
Very good band that after a hiatus are preparing a new cd.
"14 years of existence, of endless song-writing and rehearsing, of performing live and enjoying every single part of it, is what Rafferty Rules is all about. Created back in 1996, the band today still remains loyal to the principles which brought it to life. Its members' common love about music. The preservation of the its personal identity no matter what. Therefore, in the year of 2011, Rafferty Rules is more than proud to welcome everyday new Friends and Enemies, always striving to do their ..."
26.03.2011 - RaquelSenra
SKEPTICAL MINDS is a mix of electro-indus music with metal riffs and a melodic female voice.
Formed in 2002, the band released 2 EP, one album (RENT TO KILL) signed in Europe & USA and the song "Skeleton Key" appears on the American double compilation "A World of Sirens" released by SONIC CATHEDRAL. Actually, SKEPTICAL MINDS works on their second album (almost finished). In the past, the band shared the stage with bands like LACUNA COIL, APOCALYPTICA, EPICA, AFTER FOREVER, HYPOCRISY, JON OLIVA, DORO, MOONSPELL,…. And they don't want to stop there… So, WATCH YOUR BACK !!!
2004 : First experiment (Demo 5 titres)
2005 : Rent to Kill (Full CD - FYB-Records)
2007 : Rent to Kill (North American Edition - Sirenette Music Industries USA)
2007 : The Beauty Must Die (FYB-Records)
2010 : Skepticalized (FYB-Records)
26.03.2011 - AndySalas
Scarred, American Power Metal band was formed by guitarist John Toscano.
John's vision of Scarred was to create a new power metal sound combining
influences of metal masters such as Iron Maiden and Judas Priest and the
newer power edge of bands like Nevermore and Iced Earth.
In 2009 Scarred added Singer Eric Claro and Bassist Ray Solorio to the line
up. The two new additions along with long time Drummer Andy Salas and
Guitarist John Toscano reignited the Scarred fever. While the signature
Scarred style of John's complex riffs and Andy's wicked rolls and monstrous
double bass are still present; Eric's melodic vocals and screams from hell
along with Ray's vicious attack and lightning fast fingers on the bass add a
new beastly dimension to the Scarred sound.
2009 also brought the release of their EP Haunting Memories and rave
Walter Scheurer from All Access Magazine said: 'Thank you, for with
"Haunting Memories" Scarred has tendered an extremely profound piece
of shiny, valuable Metal!'
Dark Emperor from Masquerade Webzine said: Musically, these 4 songs
clocking around 24 minutes are very well written and fresh enough to
not call this band another clone-band.
The band toured the Mid West and West Coast in 2010. Their tour stops
include, Vinnie Paul & Dimebag Darrell's Rock Dogs, Fort Worth, TX;
Pontoon Beach, Il Metal Festival; The Key Club, Hollywood, CA; The Galaxy
Theater, Santa Ana; Dave Navarro's Black Door, Las Vegas NV; Boomers,
Las Vegas, NV and more.
Since the inception of Scarred, the band has enjoyed sharing the stage with
all time metal greats such as W.A.S.P, Nevermore, Armored Saint, Steel
Attack, Primal Fear, Into Eternity, Overkill, Sonata Arctica, Hammerfall,
Helloween, Metal Church, Y&T, Exodus, Dokken, and Death Angel.
2011 is set to be the year of Scarred. The band is gearing up to hit the
studio again while continuing to tour. Keep track of the band on
myspace.com/scarredmetal, scarredmetal.com and scarredmetalmusic.com
for updates on tour dates and the release of their full length CD.
24.03.2011 - Ariesfire
I have to admit I am completely shocked that this band does not already have a profile on here. I had the pleasure of seeing this band live and they completely blew me away! They have a great sound with a truly dark groove to it. A phenomenal band in my opinion. I hope you give serious consideration to adding them to your site.