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?
16.03.2010 - WhiteHawk
Kultasiipi creates folk metal and rock using elements from ancient Finnish songs as well as of different metal styles. The songs are depressive and slow, powerful and epic or fast and merry, spiced with Humppa, medieval melodies or even black metal elements.
16.03.2010 - WhiteHawk
"Rooted in the best Metal traditions of (John Bush-era) Anthrax, Pantera, Arch Enemy, Metallica, and Slayer, the quintet whip up a storm of chunky riffs and big hooks, to wonderfully mature effect. Nice one guys!" SIMON GAUSDEN - ZERO TOLERANCE MAGAZINE
14.09.2010 - dalaras
Against My Better Judgement, is five – piece act from Greece. They¢ ve been together for a couple of years and Fate Got Black is their first EP (recorded in Lunatech studios during the summer of 2009). In September of 2010 their first video-clip ''Red Flowers on White Ground'' came out, directed by Christos Mavrides.
Right now they are rehearsing for their mini greek tour on October and they're also working on new ideas for their first full length album, which is going to be ready in summer of 2011.
15.03.2010 - darchangel
d'Archangel is an emerging metalcore band that writes powerful, high energy music with a unique mixture of influences ranging from classic metal giants such as Iron Maiden, to modern headlining acts like As I Lay Dying. The band is currently working on their demo, and breaking onto the metal scene with a professional attitude towards songwriting and performance.
14.03.2010 - WhiteHawk
Great German Symphonic Power Metal band with powerful vocalist along with great instrumentation/sound. Germany is one of the many countries that's known for releasing amazing power metal acts. So have a listen to them yourself and see what you think of them.
14.03.2010 - WhiteHawk
Ukrainian band Delia has been existing since September 2005. Beautiful lyrical female vocal, keyboard with the symphonic slope and rocking beats - key elements, on which the music of Delia is based. Nevertheless at every stage of the creative process musicians try to find new, more interesting sound. The variety of material, creative approach to the making of music and performing in Ukrainian language identify DELIA among number of Ukrainian bands on hard stage. Active concert and organizational activity encourages the fact that the name of the band becomes well-known in different musical circles of Ukraine. DELIA is the only one hard group in Ukraine that performs live with choir.
There influences are Lacuna Coil, Within Temptation, Evanescence, Nightwish, Xandria, Iron maiden, Blind Guardian.
13.03.2010 - WhiteHawk
Great Progressive band from Italy with an amazing sound in instrumentation and powerful vocals. Progressive metal fans should check out this band. The band cites as influences from Bon Jovi to Metallica, from Emerson, Lake and Palmer to Pantera.
13.10.2011 - SyndicCalls404
An up and coming entry in the still-small Christian prog metal market, combining serious subject matter with the type of music that can handle it. Recommended.
07.01.2013 - diamondblack
+1 , Great band. Worth checking out!
13.03.2010 - WhiteHawk
Charly Sahona is a french guitarist, keyboardist, singer and songwriter. He's the leader of the band Venturia. A band that's already on MS.
Great songs on his myspace page however there only sample versions. Check him out and see what you think
13.03.2010 - Schyso
Hirilorn is a french melodic black metal band that released a critically acclaimed album entitled " Legends of evil and eternal death". As the band splitted, three of the original four member (Shaxul, Yohann and Hasjarl) went to form Deathspell Omega.
13.03.2010 - typyrov
We just signed to a local recording label and are working on our debut album. We like to combine classical roots into our metal. We would like to think that our music makes an impact or atleast somewhat inspires people. If you enjoy black metal, classical or even avant-garde....your in for a treat!
11.03.2010 - *!*
original new upcoming and a very good band
New Prog? Alternative? Post Hardcore? Metal? - that kind of guesswork is exactly what Dioramic are not about. The young trio from Kaiserslautern/RLP is apparently not interested in being tossed into the genre-roulette. And as a matter of fact, anybody who will put Dioramic into this kind of game is already set to lose: this band just does not fit into the ready-made categories, Dioramic don't write their songs "like one should".
What they are about is making interesting music with a surprise element. Music which is detailed and pre-meditated, and always leaves the necessary space for emotion. Basically, it's about music which can be enjoyed by musicians and laymen alike.
11.03.2010 - Fastolphbolger
Black metal band whit Burzum, Gorgoroth, Darkthrone, Bathory, Ulver influences.
The first Nachtgeblüt demo-album, "Frozen streams of forgotten knowledge", is just the throwing off of the old purposeless ideals, born from childish rebellion and resentment, and the enthroning of pride and self-overcoming as new ones. The second album, "Strange ways to ancient times", divided in three Books (the third one released separately as "Ways that noone shall ever follow"), is positive instead and clearly points to a mighty homage to the occidental culture going from the Dark Ages to the Baroque and Romantic periods, both musically and lyrically, so that i deviated from black metal to classical music and from conventional lyrics to Miltonian exaltations of Nietzschean values, and even philosophically and aesthetically, where i wandered strange ways so to bring forth those ancient and aristocratic times again, waging war against the values of the socialist equalitarian and materialist modernity.
10.03.2010 - FrostFlame
Heavy Metal band from Greenland (That's Right), I am serious. Nice guitar parts as well good vocals. In addition, they got one 1 album, have listen to them and see if you like it.
They don't sing in English though.
18.07.2014 - Sword_Chant
Should be added with the Greenlandic band Inneruulat :)
10.03.2010 - FrostFlame
Severed Reign was founded in the early months of 2005, by the members of 2 Minutes to Maiden; a local Iron Maiden tribute band, who have been mixing it up for years before coming together. Together for just over a year, the band started to write their own material in the style of 'Maiden, but combined that with their other musical influences to create an entirely new sound. And the New Wave Of Canadian Heavy Metal was born!
Those guys sound like they have bright future in my opinion also.
10.03.2010 - FrostFlame
New band from France who been around for bit, however they just released there debut this year. Have listen and see what you think. They combine mix of Folk/Black/Death Metal into one which is kind a cool mix.
10.03.2010 - FrostFlame
One of those great bands from the Netherlands which should get more attention then they have and they combine mix of heavy metal with hard rock. In addition they been around since the early 1980s..... so check them out guys and see what you think of them
10.03.2010 - Retribution
They are definitely one of the best underground English Black Metal bands around today, both live and on CD. They rank up there with the likes of Wodensthrone and Winterfylleth and it would be good to see them get some exposure as their music has the credibility as far as I'm concerned.
Why they haven't been added yet is beyond me, they released a great demo in 2007, see review here: http://www.chroniclesofchaos.com/reviews/albums/2-5780_iceni_as_carnyx_screams_consume_the_silence.aspx
The last gig I saw them at (with Obtest) they played a killer set which has been reviewed here: http://www.metalteamuk.net/reviews10/review-obtest.htm
Lastly they are about to release an epic 3rd demo before they go into the studio to record their debut album. I think the year 2010 will be a big one for Iceni.
09.03.2010 - Fastolphbolger
Born in 2002, your inspired in all that have influenced us, both by music and other things (films, books, stories, etc.). There are many bands who have a crucial intervention in his music, bands like Manowar, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath or Helloween are the primal influences. Then, everyone of us has his personal influence and musical style (bands like King Diamond, Tristania, Crematory, Blind Guardian, Dimmu Borgir, Dream Theater, Symphony X, ...).
Vennus Aeterna have a self released calling "One" in 2007
09.03.2010 - FrostFlame
Gorky Park is famous for its kitsch use of western stereotypes of Russians, such as pseudo-traditional clothing, balalaika-like guitar design and Hammer and sickle as their logo. It was the first Russian band to be aired on MTV. In addition, they gained gained mainstream popularity in USA during Perestroika.
Gorky Park participated in Moscow Music Peace Festival alongside Bon Jovi, Mötley Crüe, Skid Row, Cinderella, Ozzy Osbourne and Scorpions. Gorky Park joined the other acts from the Moscow Music Peace Festival in the compilation album Stairway to Heaven/Highway to Hell. Which included each of the bands performing one song from an artist who died from, or a band who lost a member to, drug problems. Gorky Park's contribution was a cover of The Who's My Generation.
I can't seem to find there official myspace page or official page. However, I found fan based myspace page of there's. If you want to hear what they sound look up there videos on youtube. In addition, according to wikipedia they been around since 1987 and disbanded in 2001.
Furthermore, I was born in the same city as they been formed in and a lot of russian people know this old rock band.
08.03.2010 - FrostFlame
Gluecifer was a hard rock band based in Oslo, Norway. Formed in 1994, they produced several underground releases during their first years of existence and soon claimed to be "kings of rock".
The band played at the 2004 Quart Festival as warmup for Monster Magnet. However, in July, 2005, the band announced their break-up.
26.05.2010 - DarkSymphony500
There are 2 different bands called Aeternitas, one is a Gothic Metal band (Germany), the other is a Death Metal band (Australia). The myspace channel is for the Death Metal one and the official website is for the Gothic one. Both bands are good, but you can decide your favourite.