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 ...
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!
United Kingdom / Melodic Hard Rock / 2 comments
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.
15.06.2014 - God Alone
Okay, they're not metal; but they surely were/are a huge influence for some industrial/post-metal bands like Godflesh or Neurosis.
I've seen a lot of (great) bands here that have nothing to do with metal at all (Current 93 for example), so... I thought that the almighty Swans could have a chance to be featured on MS. :)
19.06.2014 - Syk
C93 were reviewed by a staffer a long, long time ago. I'm quite confident they'd never be seen here but for that fact. Don't get swanhopes up ;)
22.06.2014 - Ilham
They really have nothing to do here despite being a great band that still produces great records.
19.02.2015 - Hank80AF
They have a very unique style in his music, very personal and quite complex.
17.06.2015 - Bardusk
Swans is a must here. And yes, they are more metal than most of metal bands.
12.08.2015 - AlbusNox
They are not metal at all!!! Are u serious people?! Let's bring The Beatles on MS... Because they were a huge influence for some heavy metal bands... C'mon it's METAL STORM not MUSIC STORM!!!!
01.07.2015 - ManiacBlasphemer
Not quite a metal band, but seeing that other hard rock or glam bands are featured, I do not see why these guys shouldn't be here. Great White is one of the better bands from that thoroughly commercial movement of the 80s.
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)
18.08.2015 - shadowdragonfly1
Agent Fresco shows the softer side of Djent, with their second full-legth, Destrier, they show the highest level of quality not only on the music, but also on video and concept. They can combine sound from beautiful piano landscapes to heavy hitting Djent bass-lines. Plus, they are from Iceland.
Check Destrier: https://play.spotify.com/album/0fa2SQpyZ9t77hJmZZXDSj
17.08.2015 - Marcellus Wulf
The Bay Street Bastards are an up and coming Heavy Metal / Celtic Punk band true to their Canadian roots. It's a beer drinking foot stomping good time. Basically a bunch of metal heads trying to do the Dropkick Murphys, but with guitar solos and Iron Maiden covers.
16.08.2015 - diamondblack
MFOI started back in 2006 as a cover band. A few years passed and until 2008 singer Daniel Hahne had written a bunch of heavy songs and it was decided to bring them into the band.
More songs were made, now with everyone involved in the process, the music got heavier and the sound of MFOI took form.
In 2009 a five-song demo was recorded at New World Sound, and since then a number of gigs were made supporting bands like In Mourning, Billion Dollar Babies, Malison Rogue, Dawn of Silence etc.
In late 2010 drummer Kenneth Eklind quit the band, and Fredrik "Gritten" Eriksson joined. New songs were made and new gigs were played until late 2011 when Fredrik resigned.
With no drummer in sight it was decided to make a self-made recording of the newest (and some of the old) songs just to keep the band going.
After several auditions In 2014, drummer Leo Collett joined the band.
So now, with full strength, we are ready to rock!!
15.08.2015 - DreamingDesire
Red Rum are a folk / pirate metal band based in UK and have been going around the last few years.
To date they have released a few singles, an EP and are very close to releasing their debut album "Booze & Glory" (which is actually available now digitally to Kickstarter backers).
They even have a cover of the internet meme "They're Taking the Hobbits to Isengard" which proves to be very popular at live shows.
Red Rum played the Thursday at Bloodstock festival recently and have previously supported Alestorm in the Piratefest tour previously.
16.08.2015 - Bad English
pirate metal is not a proper genre
13.08.2015 - diamondblack
Similar to Motley Crue and Guns'n'roses , good old hard rock band!
FOUNDRY is an American Hard Rock Band from Las Vegas featuring Kelly Keeling (vocals), Marc Brattin (drums), James Fucci (guitar), Jason Ebs (bass) w/special guest Stoney Curtis (guitar solos). This record is 10 catchy songs of Hard Rock. Engineered by Matt Breunig (The Killers) and mixed by 7X Grammy Award Producer Steve Thompson (Guns N' Roses, KISS, Metallica, Korn, Soundgarden).
13.08.2015 - diamondblack
Band Created on 2005 by Johnny Moraes, Biek Yohaitus and Alex Pasqualle.
The Name Hevilan is derived from the Hebrew word HEVILA, wich means, full of treasures. So, one possible translation for Hevilan is: the Promissed Land Full of Treasures.
12.08.2015 - diamondblack
Planning for years, after being part of prominent bands in the Guadalajara metal scene, guitarist Alejandro Isaac changes residence to the City of Juarez, right in the northern border of the country, the place where he consolidates the current stage of Fahrenheit, along with his cousin and keyboardist Carlos Flores. At the closing of the year 2000 the band line-up is completed; in the year 2002 Fahrenheit records their debut demo CD titled "Epic Enter", including songs with english lyrics, inspired by themes such as inner struggles, dreams and stories from past ages or the far away future.
Several publications, both electronic and printed, radio, television and word of mouth in different countries helped in making Epic Enter a widely known release. During this time, magazines and festivals included reviews and songs of this demo in their promotional compilations, among them the Ecuador's Acero Magazine and the ProgPower USA III Festival in Atlanta, Georgia.
After months of work, in 2005 Fahrenheit presents their first full length album, titled "Uncharted Dreams", imprinting a more defined and personal style. Aiming to achieve a larger impact with the release, Alejandro y Carlos return to Guadalajara and with new members they record a music video for the Distan Sun single, promoted in national and international media, such as the Telehit channel, transmitted in Latin América and Europe; adding to the supporting efforts, the song Evermore is included in the ProgPower USA VI Festival Compilation. Uncharted Dreams was distributed nationwide through Iguana Records and internacionally by Hellion Records (Germany) Melodic Revolution (USA), Rock Stakk and Rock Avenue Records (Japan).
During the promotional presentations for this release, guitarist and vocalist Alejandro Carrera joins the band; later on, Christian Gomez on drums and lastly Alejandro Gomez in bass guitar.
With this new line-up, Fahrenheit prepares their next album titled "Rain", a concept album project with the collaboration of German Cuervo as producer and sound engineer.
USA / Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal, Math Rock / 3 comments
12.08.2015 - Ocean Sage
They are a very talented, young progressive rock band in the vein of Animals As Leaders, Scale the Summit, The Contortionist, or Skyharbor. They utilize complicated rhythm patterns, beautiful instrumental melodies with amazing clean tone. They should be on Metal Storm.
11.08.2015 - diamondblack
Silent Moon is a power melodic metal band from Brazil similar to Angra, Gammaray, Stratovarius, Sonata Arctica and others.
Silent Moon was founded in 2002 by Roberto Torao (Guitars) and Rodolfo "Buda" Matsumoto (Keyboards) from Recife, Brazil. The first song composed was "Silent Moon" which became the name of the band. The music was very influenced by progressive power metal bands like Stratovarius, Helloween, Angra, Shaman, Sonata Arctica, Iron Maiden and Dream Theater. After several line-up changes, Silent Moon was Daniel Pinho (Vocals), Roberto Torao (Guitars), Marcus Vinicius (Guitars), Artur Filipe (Bass), Rodolfo Matsumoto (Keyboards), and Walman Filho (Drums), and with this line-up they played their first concert in october 2002 as a opening act of Shaman (band with former Angra members Andre matos, Ricardo Confessori, and Luis Mariutti) in front of 2.000 people. After this show, they got attention of a local independent label Blackout discos which help to released in December 2003 a EP-Demo "Distant Horizons" with 5 songs.
The band toured with Angra, Dr. Sin, Holy Sagga, and many others, and after several months the EP-Demo was sold-out selling all 1.000 printed copies. Silent Moon had to change the line-up again, Daniel Pinho (Vocals) left to dedicate exclusively in his own band Terra Prima, and Daniel Moura becomes the new vocalist of Silent Moon. Guilherme Amorim (Drums) and Pedro Diniz (Bass) were also the new members.
11.08.2015 - diamondblack
Turbulence is a Progressive Metal band from Lebanon, formed in 2013.
It all started when Mood sent Alain a sample of a song, that got Alain's attention. The song went through major development to become a track on the soon to be released Studio Album " Disequilibrium ".
11.08.2015 - diamondblack
Photographer-turned-musician Omer Cordell doesn't suffer from delusions of grandeur. He does, however, possess an artistic streak that saw him go from tackling the bass as a hobby to a full album of prog-metal tweaked Pink Floydian-esque songs. A full year in the making, Trailight went from being a blip on social media radar as Cordell began assembling the necessary pieces to an intense musical experience unleashed at the end of May 2015. The do-it-himself experience included a 30 minute behind-the-scenes documentary of the production (found on YouTube) and extensive track-by-track breakdowns all prior to the album release (issued via Facebook), far more than most signed band are able or willing to produce… and for a fanbase that had yet to be established. That's about to change, as Trailight is slowly but surely gaining some well deserved momentum.
10.08.2015 - AtlasEntity
Atlas Entity should be on MetalStorm because I have worked extremely hard to make this project into what it is. Featuring Samus Paulicelli of Decrepit Birth on drums, Atlas Entity is a new take on progressive death metal, yet similar enough to the roots of the genre to not be "too" different. My full bio is available on my BandCamp and Facebook. Thank you!
10.08.2015 - João Pirucas
New band formed by ex-members of The Safety Fire, Derya Nagle and Joaquin Ardiles with Alex Duginder (Conquering Dystopia, ex-The Faceless), Elliot Coleman (ex-Tesseract) and Morgan Sinclair.
10.08.2015 - Epsal
This band toured in Europe last May and released a LP called Zero Hour, under Australis Records. They have also released a new music video for their song Bright Lights which can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlwSpqPF4tg