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!".
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 ...
United Kingdom / Melodic Hard Rock / 2 comments
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!
07.03.2010 - FrostFlame
The Canadian rock band was popular in the late 1970s through the 1980s. Triumph began building their reputation across North America as a live band, peaking in the early 1980s as an import before interest gradually declined. Today, the power trio continue to receive radio airplay on Classic Rock stations and are perhaps best remembered for their positive message songs and their vibrant energetic concerts, complete with extravagant pyrotechnical light shows. Their popularity was extremely strong in Texas, where they first received strong radio attention; but, they were stellar standouts at California's US Festival, and garnered a considerable fan base and radio attention by regularly touring the world, especially throughout North America and Europe. Like their fellow Canadians Rush and Saga.
04.01.2011 - Marcelb7
If Journey and Rush are on this site, so should Triumph. Rik Emmett is a guitar god!
22.01.2012 - malymich
this band definitely deserves place on this site!
15.09.2014 - Kitharistas87
I agree that this band deserves place on this site. It's one of the finest hard rock/progressive rock bands of Canada.
Brazil / Hard Rock/Heavy Metal / 2 comments
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.
06.10.2011 - forest
Alexey Arzamazov is the mastermind and only remaining original member of Shadow Host. He formed the band in Moscow, 1993.
Andrey Smirnov was forced to leave in 2007 due to the time he needed to spend with his main band Everlost.
After Victor Anger's departure in 2009, original vocalist Sergey Kayumov returned. According to Shadow Host's official site, bassist Vasiliy Rumyantsev is no longer in the band, and Sergey Kayumov is again playing the bass.
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).
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)
06.02.2011 - hollci
This band rised in November 1992 and it comes from state which is situated in middle of the Europa. Its name is Slovakia and town, which is surrounded of mountains in the north is Martin.
DISLOYAL concerted a little (for the last time in March) because it very often change its members but unfortunately it exist up to now.
DISLOYAL is oriented for creation other songs and work in recording studio where once in a while originated album…
This situation exists till the present day. It is due to sad and tragic event, too. It was accident which very intervened my life, existence and other life of band because in that time tragic deceased two friends and new members of DISLOAYL – Karin and Pavel.
IN MEMORY OF KARIN AND PAVEL
05.02.2011 - marouco
It's a powerfull Thrash Metal war machine that brings the old spirit of satanic lyrics and dirty sound like old Kreator, Destruction, Sadus.
Just released the 2nd full lengh "Merciless jaws From Hell"
Many people here will enjoy it...hopefully..:)
Also have ex member of the mighty MURO
16.12.2011 - Yossarian
As marouco said, two of their members -bassist and vocals/guitar- have been members of Muro, accredited pioneer band in the Spanish Thrash Metal scene together with catalonian band "Fuck Off" back in the mid eighties. In fact, Julito the bass was in Muro all along the band 15 years' history. Muro is already in Metal Storm. They also played in several other bands as well as the other guitarrist has been also in other known Spanish bands. Omission have a couple of cd's already and they are planning to released the third in April. They make old school Thrash-Speed metal trying even to adjust the production to that distinctive aggressive sound
05.02.2011 - Telcontar
Because they are on of the better serbian bands, better then some already on the site. Because they're new album is highly anticipated. And because they played on Serbia's largest festival Exit 3 times, Graviton fest in Slovenia ...
03.02.2011 - yeah1980
I don't know about the previous releases, but the last album "Elementary" is a very good mix of many genres: metal, mathcore, ambient... withOUT nu-metal stuff inside at all.
It is a very fresh style derived from many good sources!
03.02.2011 - inmate
Very hardworking band, live band, preformed 3 times at Metalcamp festival, in 2010 played two concert with Dark Tranquillity on their tour. They had also concerts in Austria, Croatia, Germany. But still without debut album, they are recording it at the moment. It will be released in the end of 2011.
03.02.2011 - The rEd dEvIL
1-The band's material is reminiscent of BLACK SABBATH, URIAH HEEP, early SCORPIONS and JETHRO TULL,
2- this music isn't all that innovative or adventurous, but it is delivered with such gusto it's hard not to love it,
3-it 's a great stuff for fanatics of the bands mentioned above (SABBATH, HEEP, TULL). which i am of course
02.02.2011 - hanspeterdill
They released their second record now and are a very successful band in our region here in Germany. CHeck out the first video of the new record Godspeed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17ooVcrPW7A&feature=related
02.02.2011 - Ripper
Its not just another metal band, they have their own style (mixed by southern rock and glam/trash metal). And also they have a lot of fans, whose maybe comes here too :-) They are growin up!
01.02.2011 - Skyum
Embryo are an excellent death metal band from Italy. Their music is supported by keyboards which makes this the melo-death band that it is. Excellent drumming, excellent growls (the screams could be better imo) and great memorable riffs and solos. Awesome stuff.
26.02.2015 - SergioBv
Yeah, good band. Their sound is also 'Industrial Metal'.
31.01.2011 - ravendeath
Actually pretty good band, but they should certainly improve on growling vocals.
03.08.2011 - MELANCOHOLIC
Spanish melodic death/doom metal band with two realeses and currently recording new album: one demo (2006) and one full-length album "Tragedy & Moon" (2008). This album is currently available for free download in their official website discography section: http://www.inlovingmemory.es/ .
31.01.2011 - War's Relish
Though widely unknown, Apraxia was a great pagan black metal that relished admirable qualities like loyalty, kinship, and devotion. Formed in 1995 by five guys from Belarus, Apraxia wrote beautiful music the clearly showed the band's love of their roots, their homeland, and their people. Although they don't exist anymore (most of Apraxia's members went on to form Molot, another great band) Apraxia deserves a spot on Metal Storm, for their admirable sentiments should be heard by more than just fans in the underground.
31.01.2011 - War's Relish
Spear of Longinus is an awesome black/thrash metal band from Queensland, Australia. Despite having existed since 1993, Spear has yet to see mainstream success, appealing mostly to underground audiences. However, that underground appeal only magnifies the glamor of Spear's music, reassuring listeners that they are truly fortunate to have discovered this great band. Perhaps Spear will receive the recognition that they deserve if Metal Storm gives them a page. : )
05.02.2011 - Syk
M-A reviews relate them to Absurd, who are on the blacklist, and to Beherit, who are not
18.02.2011 - Axe Argonian
These guys will never be added thanks to their Nazi imagery and the National Socialistic stances in their music. NSBM is prohibited on this site.
07.02.2011 - XakrE
Strike Master is a mexican thrash metal band with some fame in US, south america and some countries in Europe. They have played with some legends like Possesed and overkill. They are fast, loud and a really strong band.
10.02.2011 - Easy772
You put "Trash Metal" Bro, lol.
10.04.2011 - Sebastian Bach
Is the best Thrash Metal band in Mexico deserve to be in here
27.01.2011 - Sleeping Dragon
They're metal: shrieking vocals (black metal-ish sounding), blast beating, fast/heavy guitars, etc.
There are quite a bit of soft instrumentals and vocal passages, however.