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?
18.07.2014 - Sword_Chant
From GREENLAND!!! (YES, Greenland!!!!) Founded in the 80s, 2 albums released, very talented band. they could be the first / only band listed in this country, it should interest a few MS users ;) - Please listen to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbI7StzIZGw
18.07.2014 - StratoDan1990
Wow, that Youtube link sounds incredible! This band should definitely be added :D
18.07.2014 - diamondblack
Amazing Instrumental Progressive Metal Band! Similar to Liquid Tension Experiment. So far only one album released in 2008.
Daniele Liverani's new project COSMICS mark their debut with the instrumental concept album "THE COSMIC YEAR".The album,a collection of 10 tracks within a melodic and progressive metal setting are based around the keyboard wizardry of Daniele Liverani(TWINSPIRITS,GENIUS,KHYMERA),along with special guest drummer Virgil Donati(STEVE VAI,PLANET X,RING OF FIRE),young guitar hotshot Tommy Ermolli(TWINSPIRITS,KHYMERA)and respected bassist Rufus Philpot(PLANET X)show that progressive music can be both accessible and intelligently written.
17.07.2014 - diamondblack
Power Metal at its best. With this private pressing, there are no wishes left unfulfilled. Feels like getting back to the glorious 80ies. One of the best private pressings in these trend-contaminated times. And the best is yet to come cause vocalist Dan Stanley sounds very similar to the "master of voice" Mr. Kimball of eternal Metal Gods OMEN. Unfortunately, the first issue of this CD only contained five songs with 26 min. playing-time. But fortunately, it has been reissued in 1997 with four bonus tracks of the same outstanding quality. Buying this CD is a definite MUST for all Metalheads! Buy or die !!!
14.07.2014 - MatthewAngelow
Black Light Machine are a band based in South Wales who combine progressive music, metal and classic rock into their own distinctive sound. Aggressive, technical, hook-laden songs that are written purely for the love of the riff.
Made up of members linked to Iron Maiden, Thin Lizzy, Wishbone Ash and more, they have released their debut album 'The Hanging Tree'.
Live, they are something else, bringing a full - on rock show full of passion, experience and quality songwriting.
"Here's To Us, Them Like Us, Damn Few Of Us!"
13.07.2014 - diamondblack
MURSIC "Spawned from a Nightmare"
by Dave Good
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
A nonstop symphonic alt-metal ride from start to finish that displays a remarkable amount of instrumental craftsmanship. "Spawned from a Nightmare" is a concept album that takes a listener on a strange and dark journey through the collective imaginations of the band members of Mursic itself. Four years in the making, this debut is one of the few records I've ever heard that comes without flaws. It is haunting, well conceived, and destined for the gravitational pull of the larger stages that surely await this band.
"Nightmare" is reminiscent of Zakk Wylde - era Oz, King Crimson, Rob Zombie, and the Doors. Yep - those Doors. "Nova" is a clearly a salute to the L.A. rocker's vaudeville-ish "Alabama Song." On vocals and keys, MURSIC founder Tony Montemarano approaches the range of Cedric Bixler-Zavala but with the intelligent conviction of Faith No More's Mike Patton. With Brian Rumsey on guitar, bassist Ezra Broderson, and Clay Hackett on drums and percussion, MURSIC is the kind of band that crosses the prog rock divide and makes it possible to love both Yes and Rush at the same time.
It was Clay Hackett in fact who first brought MURSIC to my attention. He'd just left The Suicide Chords | San Diego, CA an all-original romance-metal outfit. The Chords had imploded a few weeks prior. We met in a La Mesa coffee shop in the village, and Hackett played me a couple of MURSIC demos on his iPad. He'd just auditioned for the band and they'd accepted him. He talked up the whole MURSIC concept that day, not just in terms of sound, but in terms of a something approaching a haunted house set and costumes. Refreshing, I told him. I have a real aversion to paying money to see any band that is dressed, well, like the audience.
"But that name," I said. "If you say MURSIC really fast, it kind of sounds like the name of that flesh-eating bacteria."
"Exactly," Hackett said. "Exactly."
13.07.2014 - diamondblack
Timeshift is a progressive metal band from Šibenik, Croatia. We started making music together in January 2012. Music is a huge part of our lives and we try to create something original and creative every time we get together. We record and mix/master everything by ourselves.
11.07.2014 - diamondblack
Key Of The Moment was formed by former Orphaned Land ("Mabool") keyboardist and producer, Eden Rabin , who was seeking to create a new genre in metal. The new genre incorporates heavy guitar and drums with various musical-styles such as: Jazz, Flamenco, Latin-music and even classical music.
For this mission, Eden addressed Rimon Institute for Jazz and contemporary music, recruiting top musicians such as Tal Cohen (drums), Kfir Melamed (bass), Amit Dreizin (guitars) and Michal Akrabi (vocals).
Those were later replaced by Vocalist Iris Sternberg (also a "Rimon" scholar, and a renowned singer in Israeli pop-music), Guitarist Alon "Tewl" Tamir (ex- Project RnL), and bassist Jonathan Maimon (who played with Eden in the jazz-fusion group, Right On Time).
Together they make one of the most original and promising prog-metal bands around. With complex yet catchy songs, versatility, and originality, Key Of The Moment's debut full-album ("The Switch") received overwhelming reviews world-wide.
11.07.2014 - SceneryOfLoss
Post-rock/doom metal/symphonic project of multi-instrumentalist Joe Hawker, hailing from the UK dealing with melancholic, simplistic-yet-powerful tracks with intricate layering and expansive atmospheres. 2 EPs were already released. Debut album coming this summer.
10.07.2014 - Planeswalker
First and foremost - I am the bass/vocals/co-founder of the band Dimitar Naydev, nice too meet you! Then - the link attached for "Official Page" - http://www.ghostwarfare.com/ as that is under construction for maintenance and update, I gave you a facebook profile that is absolutely adequate and up to date and for myspace profile - we do have a profile: https://myspace.com/solidbg but it is rather useless so we've decided to sort of abandon it, we are attaching a ReverbNation link instead. Then - style - this is quite hard to determine, at least so far it has been. In general - METAL! SO - why? Well because we do have two officially released albums - Alternate Endings (2010 - initial digital release; 2012 - digital re-release with song "upgrades", bonus alternate versions of two of the songs, new mix and mastering; 2014 - digital re-release with new mastering) and Outer Rim Part I: Beyond The Veil (2014 - digital release) AND we announced another two that are in advanced state of development - Dusk Reloaded (about to be released in this, 2014, year) and Outer Rim Part II: Sign Of Armageddon (planned for 2015). Our music is influenced by quite a lot of other metal, rock and even some jazz performers that the end result is variable and somewhat unusual, but is received well by those who want to hear something new and meaningful.