22:45 - ANGEL REAPER do you guys know how many people i've known on MS during all these years im here... not manu still around,which is shame too. others who are long time users probably think alike...
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!".
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.
13.06.2012 - AlexisCroze
Corvus is a Melodic Metal band from Ukraine. They released their debut album "Raven Rising" in 2012.
28.09.2015 - diamondblack
Royal Corvus band was formed in September 2005 and the first band name was Corvus. The name was borrowed from Latin, it translates - the Raven. It is a symbol of the wisdom in most ancient religions of the world. Raven is a carrier of souls across the River of Eternity and a binding link between the fragile edge of the World of Shadows and the World of the Living. Initially, the Corvus band was created as a melodic symphonic gothic metal project, but in the process of development and quality growth joins itself the best of the different trends and styles of rock. Now Royal Corvus band has created more than thirty Russian and English-language songs. Song's sound is very different: from romantic ballads to hard and progressive rock. And nobody of the listeners will not remain indifferent, because everyone will find something in this music for themselves. All this different musical styles are merged in one unique style - Corvus style. Besides his own works band plays covers of classic rock and pop songs. During its long history Royal Corvus band many times was engaged in various kinds of rock and bike festivals in Kharkov, and outside it. The Royal Corvus band received invitations and performed in support to rock stars as: Master, Sergey Mavrin, Epidemia, Catharsis, and vocalist of the legendary bands Rainbow and Deep Purple - Joe Lynn Turner. April 28, 2012 the Corvus band has presented their debut album - Raven Rising. October 24, 2012 Royal Corvus was official support group of SCORPIONS in Kharkov as part of the farewell tour "FINAL STING TOUR" .
23.03.2016 - SYCON
We got a full length cd as required. It'd be a great honour to be featured on this site. Here you can find some info:
Sycon bears just one thing in mind with their music - Total Havoc!
Brutal guitar riffs, versatile vocals, stomping beats and atmospheric synths defines the music, all while retaining their melodic metal roots.
Groove Factor Guaranteed!
Sycon was founded in 2009 at Oranienburg, north of Berlin. 2011 they released their first demo EP "Sniper's Poem". 2012 they moved to Berlin-Köpenick and had a fundamental member change. 2013 the only remaining member guitarist Moe joined with Jay from the Philippines as lead guitarist. They released the single "I'm the One" featuring Aurelia's Turm singer Marcel and Declamatory's drummer Fabi. In the End of the year Jay and Moe joined force with drummer Tobi, who was playing the davul and various percussion at the medieval group Obscuratis. Shorty after bassist Lars joined Sycon. 2014 they released the single "Downer" with female singer Seline. In early 2015 they finally found their permanent frontman Daniel, which worked before with Ill Kommodity and as rapper KoH Kain and is known as streamer KæinPlay. In spring 2015 they released the first single "Bulletstorm" of their debut album and played shows such as the Rocktreff open air festival in Berlin and as support for The Vision Bleak. Their self-tilted first album was released on March 27th 2016.
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.
USA / Avantgarde/Experimental Metal / 4 comments
16.09.2010 - Die Hacker [PT]
Amazing avantgarde band i've discovered recently, mixing jazz, slow & fast tempos with a thrashy druming and almost no vocals besides occasional screams, these guys will for sure deliver for avangarde metal fans!
04.12.2010 - Uirapuru
Oh my god this has to be here! To complete John Zorn's in the collection =P +1000
26.02.2016 - ZÖN
Always considered them metal. Leng t'che for christ sake. Painkiller is (was) pretty metal too
09.09.2016 - Ganondox
Not sure if strictly metal, more punk jazz, but they still belong here.
Iran / Alternative/Progrssive Metal / 3 comments
01.10.2009 - Wrathreaver
Traumeta has released their first debut demo in 2008, containing 4 songs. Their upcoming album will be released in January 2010.
02.10.2009 - JD
well i support Persian bands, me waiting there 2010 album +1
11.03.2015 - psykometal
Do they even have an album out yet? Link me to it in PM if so.
07.12.2014 - Holyhell
Amazing musician producing music of the future. An artist and composer with such skills should definitely be on metalstorm, as people deserve to know about him and he deserves to be known to the people.
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).
06.03.2016 - diamondblack
Innate Concept's musical identity is rooted in the Progressive Metal genre - and the word "progression" is to be taken literally. Innate Concept strives to incorporate elements, instruments and ideas normally not found in classic Progressive Metal. The newest album "Sunset In Our Eyes" combines elements from electronica and classical elements into a whole new and unique sound. A multitude of synthesizers create the atmosphere, color and texture, the mighty Taiko drum ensemble delivers power, groove and impact, while the Armenian Duduk conjures up ethereal melodies, adding yet another layer to the rich-bodied symphonic orchestra. A piano and various acoustic guitars are another integral part of melodic storytelling and quite frequently intertwine with other instruments. All of this takes place planted firmly on the foundation of thundering drums, shredding guitars and a nasty, angry bass. Innate Concept's music is challenging, demanding, cunning, powerful, intense, yet so delicate and fragile. Be prepared, for it will demand your full attention - and it will surprise you if you dare a listen. Debut album can be purchased at http://www.innateconcept.com/shop/
26.11.2012 - BaneConall
Progressive Metal band in the vein of The Human Abstract's Digital Veil album without the harsh vocals. Their debut album Reticence: The Musical has already been released. Definitely worth a listen.
16.12.2011 - TheMahan11
Band 23 is a new name in Croatian scene. Band has recorded their debut MCD and self released it in 66 limited copies. I've watched their short trailer and it sounds very interesting. It is definitely something new...
07.10.2016 - Branowar
An influential 1980s-90s Pennsylvania Christian progressive/heavy metal band with a sound similar to Queensryche. They have a discography from R.E.X. Records here:
-Your Dying Day (1990, R.E.X. Records)
-Age Of Darkness (1992, R.E.X. Records)
-Straight From the Cutting Room Floor (1993, R.E.X. Records)
-Haven (1995, Kma Comm. (Independent))
Kevin Ayers- vocals
Andrew Bruner - guitars
Ed Bruner- bass
Tim Benton - drums
John Farrell- guitar
Chad McKee - guitar
07.10.2016 - Kais
Michał Łapaj, keyboardist of Polish Progressive Rock/Metal trio, Riverside, has recently announced that he will be starting his own solo project in 2016, with more information to be given on his newly created facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/michallapajofficial . Just like Mariusz Duda's invisible MS profile Lunatic Soul, I reckon Michał Łapaj deserves his own band profile.
07.10.2016 - Azrael
"Drowning Horse sounded the way a band called Drowning Horse ought to sound. They were a hellish black stallion with a belly full of lead, sinking into a vat of thick, molten, death… and they were very fucking loud. Bowel-splitting doom drones shook the young earth's crust, Thor-like drumming set avalanches tumbling and aggrieved vocal growls seemed to summon storm clouds overhead; needless to say, Drowning Horse aren't for the faint of heart, but they should make any aficionado of heaviness giddy with glee. Drowning Horse will bruise you all over. And you will enjoy it." - Lyndon Blue, Cool Perth Nights
07.10.2016 - Uziel
They make a gothic metal different.
The inspiration of Dark Letter is a music that oscillates around the broadly defined gothic. Sometimes rock/metal intersperse with sounds of horror music. Lyrics tell about violence, fear, despair and craving. Erich Fromm said that evil is not only human, but it is also tragic. These words could describe the conception of Dark Letter's world.
06.10.2016 - KarloJelincic
A Long Island prog metal band that's been around since 2007. They released a well received EP Revitalized back in 2009 which garnered the band quite a bit of buzz in the prog scene. They are finally coming out with their debut album 'The Ordeal' this year on October 28. Their style of prog metal is very much in the vein of Between the Buried and Me.
03.10.2016 - diamondblack
Without Fate is a Symphonic Progressive Metal Band form Canada.
03.10.2016 - diamondblack
Synergy Protocol: The unity in a set of regulations.
Yes, my dear readers, we are talking about yet another Dutch female fronted metal band. But… this time we are talking about a truely progressive metal band with an 80'ies twist. Unlike so many other female fronted bands these days, Synergy Protocol first and foremost affiliates with bands like Dream Theater, Symphony X, Queensrÿche, Opeth and Ayreon.
03.10.2016 - Pitwulf93
They are an up and coming band who just released a killer debut album. The debut already seems very mature, is all killer and no filler, and is creating a lot of attention with almost 60,000 views on Youtube. They are having a rocking start to their career and it will be exciting to hear what they will show us in the future.
28.09.2016 - Brujoz
Related band: Axel rudi pell, Masterplan, pretty maids
the style is: Melodic Heavy / hard
good songs, style 80, 90s
Dennis Ward - Vocals, Bass (Pink Cream 69, Place Vendome, Sunstorm, Unisonic)
Michael Klein - Guitars (Wicked Sensation, First Signal, S.I.N.)
Eric Ragno - Keyboards (Talon, Takara, Los Angeles, Bonrud)
Jim Rybkost - Piano, Extra Keyboard
Felix Bohnke - Drums (Edguy, Taraxacum)
Pete Newdeck (Backing Vocals)
27.09.2016 - Krovikhan
It's amazing that this band is not in Metalstorm. Nikolo Kotzev, Göran Edman, Glenn Hughes, Tomas Vikström, Ian Haugland, Joe Lynn Turner, Jorn Lande, Tony Harnell among others. Heavier than lot of bands on this site. Check it out!
26.09.2016 - Witch Meadow
Rhode Island's WITCH MEADOW fought tooth and nail through the '90s during a period where heavy metal was no longer the powerhouse genre it had been the previous decade. The fact that they were isolated from the influential New York and New Jersey metal scenes helped the group craft tunes that successfully merged styles without fear of outside pressure.
Even with the deck stacked against them, WITCH MEADOW were still able to deliver two amazing independent releases: 1995's When Midnight Falls and 1997's Down Eternity's Hall. Featuring equal bits of classic metal and early power metal combined with a hard rock crunch akin to vintage Mötley Crüe, WITCH MEADOW were definitely forging their own path. The band also had the habit of inviting their die-hard local fans to their practice space to watch them perform due to a lack of local venues supporting heavy metal acts. The group always found a way to get their music heard
25.09.2016 - 3rdWorld
Cuz they play a really good southern rock-tinged death/doom with supremely epic riffage. Oh and one of the guys in the band is named Sir Gusmo Husmo Chusmo. Now thats metulll! \m/