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!".
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
05.09.2010 - Vegard R
They should be on Metal Storm because they are probably the best metal band Norway have to offer at this moment. They are on the doorstep to a breakthrough in the international metal community - they've gotten very good reviews from Metal Hammer UK, and they were meant to be a support band on the upcoming UK Tour of Motörhead, but their bassist broke his arm, so they'll have to cancel. They have released 4 awesome metal albums, and the fifth is on it's way!
13.09.2010 - iaberis
I've seen them live, not fan of their music, but they should be in the site +1
10.10.2010 - Meller
Holy shit! You don't get positively surprised everyday - and this has happened to me twice today. Nice sounding stuff for a modern-sounding, more clinical Grind. Good touches of Hardcore. Reminded me of some Rotten Sound and Nasum material, in a good way. Can easilly supprot this. +1
28.03.2011 - Tatras
This must be on this site. Not great but very nice music.
03.09.2010 - Alfredo Pliego
Ampharxis experiments a lot with elements that have been used by A perfect circle or nine inch nails, but ampharxis is trying to mixing these elements with new ones in order to achieve a more extreme sound and dense atmospheres, Ampharxis is an elegant balance between atmospheric metal, industrial metal and symphonic metal.
01.09.2010 - Rannew
The band have released 4 full length albums (one being a best of) and many demo's and EP's. Members of the band have gone onto form other bands such as Ares Kingdom and Angelcorpse.
NB. The myspace link is a tribute page. The only official website I found was that of Ares Kingdom's.
31.08.2010 - I_Die_Often
I can't remember if I have submitted them before or not, and I did the search and didn't see them, so here it goes.
More metal than hip hop, lots of energy and groove, really good live. Been around many years, 10 albums out so far.
I like them and feel they deserve MS attention.
17.09.2010 - Novas
"Thraw" was a band that I received from an "Evile" blog thru metalstorm. Slovenia is a "not-so-known" country for thrash metal. Now since this "new wave of thrash metal" or "the thrash revival" has impacted all over the world, including other European "banned music" mini-countries, thrash metal has risen.
"Thraw" was formed in 2006 & already has an 2009 EP out ('Encephalic Oppressions') & not to mention 2 demos (2008 'Injecting Hate' & 2007 'Thraw') & a 2008 music video ("Injecting Hate") they have self-released. Now they have an official compilation called "3D Bondage" through Haliaetum Syndicate Records that features the past 2 demos & the 2009 EP. Their working on their debut. Gotta give them a break since their still in high school guys...
Thraw - Injecting Hate music video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPuc7KeAcL8
17.09.2010 - Novas
i saw an advertisement on metalstorm about a band called "Acid Speech" and their "Corrosive Riot" demo coming out on tape. Brazil is a strict country if you havent notice. Now since this "new wave of thrash metal" or "the thrash revival" has impacted all over the world, thrash metal has risen.
"Acid Speech" are so good that they sound like 1980's "Kreator". Members from the thrash band "Violator", whom you have on metalstorm, has helped and are still members/ex-members of "Acid Speech","Slaver" and "Pesticide", whom are all also from Brazil. These bands mentioned need to be noticed, even though they have only one demo out, all of them are also working on their debut.
(Slaver - http://www.myspace.com/slaverthrash
Pesticide - http:http://www.myspace.com/pestdeath)
29.08.2010 - Rob666
Antim Grahan (meaning The Last Eclipse)
This band should be on Metalstorm because it is one of the most raging band emerging from nepal. This band has a quite unique style of playing. It is one of the most brutal bands from the south asia. As there are no bands from this part of the globe. It would help and promote the metal scene on this part if this band gets on metalstorm. This band is also very popular in the southern asia. It has 5 album to its name and has been there as a band withstanding all the critisms in the country. It has released the 4 th album through a Japanese record label called The Asian Rock Rising. So I hope this band gets in the metal storm . Hail !!!
29.08.2010 - malenem
Acelsia is a up and comming melodic metal band. The band is releaseing their first EP , Quietude the 2th of september.
Acelsia wants to show the world what they can do, and prove that metal doesn't always have to follow a a defined track or answer to certain conventions.
29.08.2010 - Grimskallen
Chunky doom metal from Maryland, their myspace says they sound like "a brutal combination of Sherms' whiskey burned, Lemmy-esque vokills trainwrecked into a punishing mountain of doom." and I concur, kick ass!
04.11.2010 - legion1349
Very good pagan-black metal band from Québec.
For fans of Norwegian black metal and fans of French Canadian Black metal (Sombres Forêts, Monarque, Akitsa, Veneficium, etc.)
NOTE: Utlagr recently disbanded as a result of their guitarist Jacques Villiard had passed away from cancer Oct 19th 2010