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!".
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.
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" .
23.03.2016 - SYCON
We got a full length cd as required. It'd be a great honour to be featured on this site. Here you can find some info:
Sycon bears just one thing in mind with their music - Total Havoc!
Brutal guitar riffs, versatile vocals, stomping beats and atmospheric synths defines the music, all while retaining their melodic metal roots.
Groove Factor Guaranteed!
Sycon was founded in 2009 at Oranienburg, north of Berlin. 2011 they released their first demo EP "Sniper's Poem". 2012 they moved to Berlin-Köpenick and had a fundamental member change. 2013 the only remaining member guitarist Moe joined with Jay from the Philippines as lead guitarist. They released the single "I'm the One" featuring Aurelia's Turm singer Marcel and Declamatory's drummer Fabi. In the End of the year Jay and Moe joined force with drummer Tobi, who was playing the davul and various percussion at the medieval group Obscuratis. Shorty after bassist Lars joined Sycon. 2014 they released the single "Downer" with female singer Seline. In early 2015 they finally found their permanent frontman Daniel, which worked before with Ill Kommodity and as rapper KoH Kain and is known as streamer KæinPlay. In spring 2015 they released the first single "Bulletstorm" of their debut album and played shows such as the Rocktreff open air festival in Berlin and as support for The Vision Bleak. Their self-tilted first album was released on March 27th 2016.
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.
04.10.2011 - Vindicator
Because it's one of the most exceptional synth/prog/metal bands in Baltic region. It strongly resembles music that of Riverside, Mechanical Poet + some great ambient spices.
Iran / Alternative/Progrssive Metal / 3 comments
01.10.2009 - Wrathreaver
Traumeta has released their first debut demo in 2008, containing 4 songs. Their upcoming album will be released in January 2010.
02.10.2009 - JD
well i support Persian bands, me waiting there 2010 album +1
11.03.2015 - psykometal
Do they even have an album out yet? Link me to it in PM if so.
USA / Avantgarde/Experimental Metal / 3 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
26.02.2016 - ZÖN
Always considered them metal. Leng t'che for christ sake. Painkiller is (was) pretty metal too
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).
06.03.2016 - diamondblack
Innate Concept's musical identity is rooted in the Progressive Metal genre - and the word "progression" is to be taken literally. Innate Concept strives to incorporate elements, instruments and ideas normally not found in classic Progressive Metal. The newest album "Sunset In Our Eyes" combines elements from electronica and classical elements into a whole new and unique sound. A multitude of synthesizers create the atmosphere, color and texture, the mighty Taiko drum ensemble delivers power, groove and impact, while the Armenian Duduk conjures up ethereal melodies, adding yet another layer to the rich-bodied symphonic orchestra. A piano and various acoustic guitars are another integral part of melodic storytelling and quite frequently intertwine with other instruments. All of this takes place planted firmly on the foundation of thundering drums, shredding guitars and a nasty, angry bass. Innate Concept's music is challenging, demanding, cunning, powerful, intense, yet so delicate and fragile. Be prepared, for it will demand your full attention - and it will surprise you if you dare a listen. Debut album can be purchased at http://www.innateconcept.com/shop/
26.11.2012 - BaneConall
Progressive Metal band in the vein of The Human Abstract's Digital Veil album without the harsh vocals. Their debut album Reticence: The Musical has already been released. Definitely worth a listen.
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...
24.04.2012 - THRASHHEAVEN83
http://legacy.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=169994 The band is an up and coming Black Thrash metal band that has been written about in Blabbermouth. Their song Tidal Wave is amazingly awesome.
23.04.2012 - DarkSymphony500
A one-man band combining atmospheric ethnic melodies, mystic and enchanting, soar upon rich percussion layered with dark distortion guitars. Melding aspects of metal, grunge, rock and uniting as one through a journey to the Middle East and Orient. Released 4 studio albums, recent one being 'Duat' (2012).
22.04.2012 - Brahmanda
Brahmanda is an up and coming Progressive metal band from Massachusetts creating a unique style of metal blending grunge-like vocals with Mastodon influenced riffs. The new EP includes 4 of the 8 songs off their upcoming concept album "Ashes of the Past" which describes Herman Cortes journey to the Americans and the destruction of the Aztec civilization.
22.04.2012 - Possessed┼Goat
One of the most extreme metal bands to spring out of the regions of Santa Cruz/Watsonville California, Fiends at Feast blend the brutality of death metal and the Satanic anti-religious blasphemy of black metal into a sonic onslaught that will leave you begging for more...
22.04.2012 - Oliver Phoenix
We have so many gothic and electro Bands so we should have this band too! Agonoize one of the greatest Bands from Germany with this Styl, they are wery popular and many people how like Metal, like Agonoize too!
22.04.2012 - Misfit74
One of the excellent up and coming bands in the Slam Death Metal genre. Their latest full length album 'The Precious Ideal' is great and one of the best slam death metal album I've found yet. They also have an EP entitled 'Icepick Facefuck'.
Correct Facebook link: http://www.facebook.com/chordotomy
Their store(s) to buy the album are here:
20.04.2012 - Steadydrummer619
This is probably the biggest Metal Band in Indonesia; They are Death Metal/ Grindcore. They were featured in 2009's documentary "Global Metal" by Sam Dunn; they were featured in the part about Indonesia.
22.11.2013 - Bugster Crow
Ya... Steadydrummer619 is right.... \m/
18.07.2014 - Grind Magi
Death metal/grindcore from Jakarta. One of the more known metal band since they have been active since 1993. Four full-length releases with the last one at 2007. Gotten international recognition for being featured at 2009's documentary Global Metal.
USA / Instrumental doom/stoner rock/metal / 2 comments
19.04.2012 - Grimskallen
Because its kick ass solid doom/stoner... Someone check this shit out, it's amazing.
They are doing oldschool right, fans of Black Sabbath and Sleep rejoice, the riff is back!
20.11.2013 - TungstenPhilly
This band should most definitely be added. They are sufficiently note-worthy to have their own wikipedia page. They sound like Black Sabbath with all of the lyrics replaced with Iron Maiden's guitar harmonies.
19.04.2012 - torwar
see also : https://www.facebook.com/sicmonic/app_2405167945
"Modern metal" or "Hard rock" or whatever...Sicmonic or (sic)monic...even their name isn't that simple :)
you got to listen to at least two of their songs to be able to judge the range of styles involved here...a truly nice blend...imho...
19.04.2012 - VickyDenaxa
These guys are no ordinary death metal band - their interests in violence, brutality, gore movies (and life with its insane twists) gives them the perfect inspiration for their sick riffs and awesome vocals.
17.09.2015 - Reaper_Redeamer
Well the sadistic preference doesn't make em special, it is a common thing in the grind scene, but they are producing quality music. A shame that we are not including this solid band, considering that death/grind has not the plethora of bands like that.
17.04.2012 - SyndicCalls404
An unusual combination of Dream Theater-esque progressive metal with 80's metal, mainstream rock, classical and grunge, Souljourners has quickly gained public attention in their Temecula, CA area for their prodigious talent and accessibility, despite their young ages. Spearheaded by singer and guitar hero Michael Couts, Souljourners possess worlds of talent on display and still untapped, and deserve attention from fans of various genres and from Metal Storm.
17.04.2012 - SyndicCalls404
A new representative of the darker shade of progressive metal, Silent Lapse base their music upon intricate clean guitar melodies, driving riffs, wintry chords and mournful vocals. Behind the darkness and mystery is a seed of hope, one of the group's more definite unique traits. For fans of Evergrey, Opeth, mid-period Fates Warning and Pantommind.
17.04.2012 - SyndicCalls404
An intoxicating combination of retro progressive metal and modern eclecticism with pointed lyrical landscapes and diverse interplay, All Too Human is progressive music the way it used to be, yet updated for the modern age. "Forever and a Day" (1998) and "Entropy" (2002) feature Derek Sherinian on keyboards, adding to the group's prog credentials.
24.05.2012 - diamondblack
If you a fan of Rush, you'll really enjoy this band
16.04.2012 - Vex
Quality melodic death metal band from kenya. Their EP Vyom Chakra is some good death metal.
How good they are? Well, they have been nominated in all categories for the 1st Annual African Metal Authority Awards.
16.04.2012 - Array
Debut will come out May 23th. Pretty ok death stuff overall. SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/napoleon-skullfukk | <- Two new songs there. | Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NapSkul | M-A: http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Napoleon_Skullfukk/
15.04.2012 - wthrailk
This trio of musicians sounds strays away from the generics in all aspects. WIth hints of dream theatre as well as djenty guitars, Mammoth's complex rythyms and crunching riffs are endlessly enjoyable to the listener. The last track on their ep - Shapeless, is a carnival of progressive changes and atmosphere that sums up what the band is all about, being different and paying homage to that musical directive.
15.04.2012 - DarkSymphony500
A one-man band playing a mixture of atmospheric and melancholic sounds with Dark Metal. Band has released two albums 'An Angel and the Eternal Silence' (2002) and 'The Dawn of Understanding' (2004).
葬尸湖 / Zuriaake
China / D S Black Metal / 4 comments
15.04.2012 - Enigma_
Nature-themed black metal from China. Too awesome to be described in words.
25.10.2013 - Fearmeister
Latin name is Zuriaake. Almost passed over this.
22.12.2013 - Syk
Quote from guy in Brazil who suggested (under English name) 1 month after ^ post: 20.11.2013 - Karlabos
"Zuriaake is a DSBM band from China, however they mix some folk elements on their songs. The melancholic characteristic riffs of the depressive black metal blended with the beauty of chinese folk melodies turns out as one of the most beautiful DSBM bands I've ever known."
As Sick As Us
USA / Melodic Death/Deathcore / 1 comment
15.04.2012 - Crucifux
Kick-ass band hailing from North Carolina. They're primarily Melodeath, but there's definitely some metalcore/deathcore influence in there. Sounds a lot like The Black Dahlia Murder. Unfortunately they don't have a full-length album yet, but they will make a great addition once they do.