23:20 - Zaphod Erik, I was just kidding :P I never fall asleep during movies, no matter how boring they are (then I just turn them off, so I guess that's a break). I have enough trouble sleeping at night as it is.
23:20 - Troy Killjoy The problem is that I'm taken out of the experience of watching a good show while everyone else gets up and leaves.
23:18 - Erik M. Saying you fall asleep because the movie is boring is nonsense. You fall asleep because you're tired. Not because the movie is boring. It seems like people like to bash a movie by saying they fell asleep while watching it.
23:16 - ANGEL REAPER hey,small body=smaller bladder capacity ... well that or i really have bladder issues ....
23:15 - Erik M. Troy, how so? You can just remain in your seat. No-one forces you to leave. For many people (including myself) a break is nice to get a drink, popcorn (for instance) and go to the toilet (if necessary). Not seeing the problem here
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
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?
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!
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.
09.10.2011 - DrkkWntr
It's a band from Cyprus, a country that doesn't have such a big metal scene and the black metal scene is almost nothing. This makes the band's work more original and that they really care about metal and release material that express what they are and what they feel.
23.02.2010 - Destrukktor
I think the Metal Storm website is a great website for people to discover new music and bands they've never heard before, I know it has been for me. Gullveig is a fantastic new metal band and I think by putting them up on this site it would help them potentially get a larger following, which I feel they deserve.
21.02.2010 - Sanzo
Great growing metal band and great live. Vocalist holds a festival in Pennsylvania annually called Hillbilly Metalfest for metal bands to get together and play, including bands such as War of Ages
19.02.2010 - iceland_Norway
The members of Taking Dawn grew up surrounded by the glitz and glam, the bright lights and big city of constant vice. This LasVegas upbringing helped shaped the band into what it is today: a rock 'n roll timebomb just waiting to explode on an unsuspecting public with its Roadrunner debut, Time to Burn.
"We've spent our whole lives in Las Vegas and we're the only people from Las Vegas who didn't turn into smack dealers," says vocalist/guitarist Chris Babbitt, showcasing his signature humor. Babbitt and guitarist Mikey Cross were born at the same hospital and brought into this world by the same doctor. It's as though the stars were aligned and the duo were destined to be in a band. Babbitt recalls the band's coming together, saying, "Alan and I met sophomore year in high school when I started playing guitar. I met Mike senior year, after I had been trying to put a band together for many years and it finally happened when we were 21." Babbitt fell into the frontman role, in what turns out to have been a happy accident. "No one could sing so I was going to have to step it up. Everyone sucked and I happened to suck less," he says, tongue planted firmly in cheek. Babbitt admits the band started "screwing around" at a local haunt - Roberto's Taco Shopó and everything spiraled from there.
Babbitt and Cross also worked security at the Hard Rock Hotel, which helped them remain surrounded by and immersed in rock 'n roll. This rough 'n tumble day job led the duo to appear as the star security guards on True TV's Rehab show. Babbitt laughs about his role on the reality show, saying, "I save a lot of lives, kick a lot of ass!"
One other way Taking Dawn kicks a lot of ass is in their band. "All the glitz and being immersed by constant vice has steered us in the other direction," Babbitt admits. "We don't drink a lot, smoke or do drugs. We're just about the music and the girls that come with it!" While most of the members were just born when Guns N' Roses was tearing up the Sunset Strip in L.A., Taking Dawn got up to speed and on the quick, with their steadfast rock 'n roll dedication and education. Chris' dad was a rocker and a hippie, and his son was predisposed to a life of loving Black Sabbath and Deep Purple. "He played Sabbath while he vacuumed around my crib. When I got picked up from kindergarten, he'd ask me what track was playing," he remembers. Babbitt also learned to love the rock early and that's something he's taken with him into his '20s and within his local scene. He says, "Las Vegas is represented by The Killers and Panic At The Disco. There is no real rock 'face' here anymore. Slaughter was the last rock band, so I feel like we have a lot to carry on that end, as a rock band, to bring attention to the scene."
While Taking Dawn are by no means a throwback to 80s glam metal, the band is certainly inspired by the era gone by and have chosen to take the foundation of that sound and scene and update it in a thoroughly modern way: by shredding, soloing and creating melody in their music. "I don't get people who don't like Bon Jovi and Skid Row and other classic bands," he says. "We want to bring it to the kids, for them to understand it in a modern context. We don't want to imitate. We want to do our own thing. We want the balls and the attitude."
Time To Burn has the desired cojones and a whole lotta attitude. The title track was the one that attracted the attention of Roadrunner, due to the fact that it's fast, oozes energy and makes a big statement. "It goes, 'Homicidal, kill your idols / Your heroes are whores and your only God is you.' It's a big statement about what we want to say. We don't want to look like "some" part or image and we're saying you don't have to do drugs and be complete fuck up to still rock harder than the rest of them." Amen to that! The band is particularly proud of the song, saying, "We can write an aggressive, catchy song that shreds." The song even has a part where the band sings, 'Halle-Fucking-lujah.' Of that moment, Babbitt offers further explanation, saying, "It builds differently, instead of being the same formulaic, pseudo-anti-establishment and anti-organized religion song. It has religious innuendo. You know, it's the one word Ozzy never said! I needed one word he didn't already use. It's liberating and fun as fuck to sing. We almost didn't keep that part but it's the hook of the song."
"Take Me Away" is a playful romp about a lady of the night, so to speak, and sonically, it lives at the other end of the spectrum of the band's style: it has a metallic edge dosed with the catchy pop the band cops to liking. "We like songs that are classics and that have hooks. We want to connect with people," Babbitt says. "Everyone agrees on the same top 50 songs that make up the musical canon. We want to slide into that 50. This song is rock 'n roll with the baddest guitars around and it's catchier than herpes." While it's a bold statement for the band to make, it's hard to argue with confidence and bravado when there is talent and skill to back it up.
The band also shows off its non-standard side by covering Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain." They originally planned to do their own rendition of WASP's "Fuck Like a Beast," but decided to switch gears. Babbitt says, "We wanted to do something more ambitious, even though that song summed up the band and we want to give that song limelight. Then we started thinking of alternatives and we didn't want to be pigeonholed by the 80s scene even though we love bands from that era. Mike was rolling through songs and that is our favorite Fleetwood Mac song. We have the opportunity to do what Metallica did for 'Turn the Page' and make it our own while retaining the original audience."
The band demoed with Jason Suecof (Trivium, All That Remains) and eventually recorded with Elvis Baskette (Chevelle, Incubus). In the end, Babbitt wants to write songs that sound like Randy Rhoads meets Marty Friedman, merging the classic rock and modern metal sounds into their own unique blend. He admits, "We're not trying to write other people's songs. We're trying to write songs that kick your fucking ass but have a vintage feel." He also eschews genre classification, saying, "Our music is about attitude and being open to rocking out to a song. That goes far for us. The genre barrier bullshit is not for us. You can do both. You don't have to be a savior or a martyr. That kills music."
Genres, compartmentalization and safe rock 'n roll be damned.
26.02.2010 - Prisoner
WTF? why did u put the whole biography here?!!!
09.06.2011 - Dark Light
Never mind the only thing i care about is that this is glam metal
28.04.2012 - AngelofDeth
Good band. Not extremely Metal but I think just enough to warrant a spot on the site.
19.02.2010 - Prisoner
Kilte also contributed to the GoatowaRex Compilation "Speech Of Goat" with the track "Deaden Myself Part I (Edit Version)" (6:15), an altered version from a track taken from the split with Funeral Mourning, "Emission Through Self Infliction".
18.02.2010 - Prisoner
The band is featured on the "Burzum Tribute Attak" compilation CD with a cover of "Jesus' Tod", as well as on the "Stimme aus der Tiefe #1" compilation with the track "Normannen", taken from their 2006 demo "Ondskap".
17.02.2010 - KP113
The album "Where memories combine " from 2004 is an outstanding progressive masterpiece.
13.10.2012 - embracing
Really awesome band. "...Where memories combine..." is in my top ten albums since it was released, and they will release their second album is coming at the beginning of 2013 I think. Worth checking out!!
08.03.2010 - bmadikt
Diktatur is a good black metal band from France, the first album "la voie du sang" will be release this year. The band is not NS, the musical and lyrical direction is about atmospheres, images and feelings lay in a battle field. Diktatur concept is painting the music.
29.11.2010 - Meller
Oh, this... This was HIM's Linde's "fuck you all" solo project. (Hopefully "was" not "is"...) Kinda OK as a fire-and-forget joke, but I personally don't think they should be added. But I gotta say to the one that suggested them, that although the genre you created for this is very bizarre and damn long, it fits quite well. :)
22.03.2011 - Array
that description is more of the first album, right? the second album could be described as quite senseless banging. but the "fuck you all" -mentality lives there too. playable for fun once in a five year.
10.02.2012 - Grimskallen
First album old-school sleaze with some blues thrown in, second is black metal sounding.
15.02.2010 - Black_Sheep
Illusion Suite is a great progressive metal band, in the style of Circus Maximus, Pagan's Mind and Seventh Wonder. They are not very well known at the moment, but after time im sure they will make it big.
22.06.2013 - diamondblack
Would be a great addition to Metalstorm. This is a great prog metal band, reminiscent of Circus Maximus. New album is on the way in 2013!
15.02.2010 - BurbotsRevenge
Released "Drawings Of The Dead", a classic of old school death metal, criminally underrated
and yeh the site link is their metal archives page, because theyve split and have no official website
15.02.2010 - Marcus
Munarheim plays a type of folk music that is often times heavy in acoustic instruments and drumming with black metal shrieks on top, creating a very unique atmosphere via the two juxtaposed musical styles. Additionally they have many solely acoustic songs, extremely reminiscent of Empyrium.
12.02.2010 - Whoblehwah
Midnight Idols is a heavy metal band signed to Metal On Metal records. Listening to them for the first time you'd probably think they're a NWOBHM band. They have a very old school sound to them. They're very talented.