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 ...
United Kingdom / Melodic Hard Rock / 2 comments
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!
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.
Brazil / Hard Rock/Heavy Metal / 2 comments
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.
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)
08.05.2015 - Wilkun
They share with you our entire new material.
05.05.2015 - Cleve
this band is new but sounds like they should have been around in the 80's ....alot of people on here seem to like bands like guns'n'roses , motley crue, cinderella, dangerous toys and wasp. if you like those bands , you will dig this band. they just released an album after having completed a successful crowdfunding campaign and the album is available in digital and cd format. here is a recent review of the album from sleazeroxx.com
Stacey Sleaze - vocals
Cleve - guitar and backing vocals
Xav - bass and backing vocals
Dan - drums and backing vocals
Produced, mixed and mastered by Kevin Jardine.
In 2015 it's becoming increasingly rare to find straight-up rock bands hailing from Canada or the USA, instead most of the talent pool is gravitating towards modern folk or electronic dance music. That's why I was delighted to find this gem of a band rooted in Montreal, Canada. With the name Sleazy Way Out, and an album called Satisfy Me that features cover artwork of a girl in a mini skirt putting on lipstick in a dirty washroom, it quickly becomes crystal clear what genre this group are catering to.
On first listen to Satisfy Me one might think they have stumbled across a long-lost Cinderella recording -- but no, this is brand new. That vocal sound you're hearing is about as close to a second coming of Tom Keifer as I've ever heard. Sleazy Way Out lead vocalist Stacey Sleaze is a true tenor, but not in the usual shrill manor of most tenor rock vocalists, instead he has that full bodied growl that only Keifer could completely pull off.
There are some noteworthy points to Sleazy Way Out's sound, and the songwriting is simple straight-ahead fun driving hard rock -- no fillers nor ballads are to be found on Satisfy Me. I might also add that the band's songs contain arguably better hooks than most other new bands of the 'sleaze' genre. Guitar fans will find plenty of tasteful chops to steal and the solid drumbeats and bass lines are slammin'. Most notable are the songs "Born To Booze", "Hotter Than Fire" and "Voodoo Queen" that formulate the lethal mix of pop-metal with a bluesy punch reminiscent of latter Cinderella.
Sleazy Way Out's future may be bright, having already opened for established acts such as Crashdiet, Faster Pussycat and John Corabi. Fans of '80s rock will eat Satisfy Me up... and crank it up.
www.sleazywayout.com - www.facebook.com/SleazyWayOut
Reviewed by Mark Horvath for Sleaze Roxx, March 2015
04.05.2015 - Jurgen33
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUBsyZnbAfw - I give you link to a song here cause I can't find their Fb page or official website. But that band exists and you can check them on metal-archives.
04.05.2015 - diamondblack
Sunlight is a Hard Rock band from Greece.The band was founded in the summer of 2009 and after some changes, the current line up is: Dimitris Giannakopoulos - (Lead Vocals), Makis Kaponis - (Guitar, Backing Vocals), Panos Anastopoulos - (Keybords, synthesizer), Dimitris Kapoukakis - (Drums) and Panos Mourtzinos - (Bass, Backing Vocals). The band has given many live shows in Greek rock clubs and festivals. The 9th of December 2011, the band released its first EP which includes three songs from the upcoming full length album. The EP had a success mainly with its release in Greece and Japan! Our full length album will be released in the next months.
The style of our music is 80's Hard rock/Heavy/Power
04.05.2015 - Manigarmor
Red River Hog is a young band playing jerky pop-stoner from the people who are profound in booze. Longplay will upcome later this year. It should be presented on this site to make worldwide connection of nice music stronger.
02.05.2015 - diamondblack
Starsoup is a progressive-rock/metal project from Moscow, Russia. The idea is to invite different cool musicians and make some good music.
02.05.2015 - diamondblack
Outdeth is an instrumental progressive metal band formed in 2013 by brothers Gabriel and Lucas Alves with bassist Raphael Rodrigues. In 2015 they released their debut album Prediction.
30.04.2015 - RottingDeathHead
This band only made one album in 1995 and sadly disappeared only a few short years after. The album was entitled "Of Hell" and its a decent example of classic death metal from the 90's.
30.04.2015 - diamondblack
Born from the collaboration of vocalist Stéphane Fradet (ex-Falkirk) and guitarist Grégory Giraudo (Coexistence), the Parallel Minds entity, after 2 years of hard work and dedication is finally ready to be spread to the world.
Their first album entitled Headlong Disaster is sure to please fans of Melodic and Powerful Heavy Metal. Influences range from Nevermore and Symphony X to Pink Floyd and Scorpions and everything in between.
Joining this metal duet is Franky Costanza, "drummer extraordinaire" from Dagoba, who layed down some truly amazing drum fills to the songs.
Headlong Disaster also benefited from the incredible ears of the famous Jacob Hansen, who handled the mastering of the album.
The result is an outstanding collection of 8 carefully crafted and deeply emotional tracks that are sure to set the heart of any true metalhead on fire.
29.04.2015 - diamondblack
The K2 Project is an instrumental progressive metal band. The band features two members, Kevin Lahey and Kevin Coppola, hence, The K2 Project. The project began as just one song intended to be released for the two musician's other band, Mersa. Due to a clash of styles, the song was released through a separate name. This was then expanded upon with more and more songs being released. Before they knew it, The K2 Project had more than a full albums worth of material recorded and released. At this point, the project decided to remaster all of the old material and have a professional release to all possible mediums. The K2 Project is now continuing to write with the intention of releasing much more.
29.04.2015 - FernandoHenriqueRibe
I'm the drummer of the band, and i can say that we already have 2 released demos (with good songs that we always play live) and recently released our new full-lenght album! (you guys can check out our music on Youtube, Bandcamp, everywhere). All members are fully active, we are going to do a release show playing the full album this may 1st with lots of cameras and stuff to, who knows, make a DVD of it! I can add all information about the band myself once the band is accepted.
28.04.2015 - squirmno9
As the rhythm guitarist of the band may i start by saying that i have personally used metalstorm since the start of my listening to metal from a very young age. This website has undoubtebly been the main source of my expansion into this music from the very beginning and still is, in a big way. Our band TørmenT started out as a thrash/death metal cover band in 2007. We did multiple small local shows for two years and after that point the majority of he band had to undertake 2 years of compulsory military service, after which the band reformed with a different vocalist. At this point in 2012, the band started writing their own music and even though they now have quite a few songs, time and life obligations only leave a minimal time per year for the entire band to be together, and so important things like live shows, recording and promotion generally move slowly. However, late last year they recorded two of their songs, and these can be found on the facebook page (inc soundcloud, bandcamp and youtube). Since playing their own material they have played various local shows in Cyprus, some of which opening for larger bands like the Greek metallers W.E.B from Athens.
It would be mine, and the entire band's honour to be placed in Metalstorm.
28.04.2015 - Guib
They don't really have a website and the band's on hold so I actually gave the MA link. But yeah basically Acid Storm is a Brazilian thrash metal band who released its first EP in 1989.
Their first full length (and last one to date) is ''Biotronic Genesis'' which is a very decent Thrash release was released in 1991. Anyways I think they should be added to MS.
Youtube - Biotronic Genesis ---- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jouuEwL7O2k ----
27.04.2015 - BillyJeffs
NightMare World is about to release their first full length studio album entitled "In The Fullness of Time" under Pure Steel Records GmbH.
They have also released a single from the album which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDSRCae1ZG8&feature=youtu.be
This band features vocals from Pete Morten (Threshold, Soliloquy) and the album was recorded and produced at Thin Ice Studios by Karl Groom (Threshold, Dragonforce ect.)
26.04.2015 - Guib
Amazing young band from Germany (Hamburg) They play a tight, complex and professional Technical Thrash. They released one full length named - Reborn - in 2014 which you can
hear on bandcamp --- https://clockworkmetalband.bandcamp.com/ --- . Anyways in my opinion these guys would be a sweet addition to MS.
24.04.2015 - Jessica Kinney
Bane Of Radiance is a groundbreaking black metal band in that its trademark sound is incredibly innovative and powerful, yet still delivers all the things you would expect from a classic black metal band (shrieked vocals, furious guitar and blast-beat drumming). This artist would hence appeal to fans of traditional black metal as well as anyone looking for a fresh, unique sound! Featuring Bane Of Radiance on Metal Storm would help a lot of people discover this great new band.
24.04.2015 - diamondblack
BLACKWELDER is a brand new metal experience featuring some of the top names in Power Prog Metal today.
International power prog metal band BLACKWELDER signs worldwide management deal with Germany's ROCK'N'GROWL MANAGEMENT. Hailing from the four corners of the world, BLACKWELDER is a brand new metal experience featuring some of the top names in Power Prog Metal today. Arguably the best singer in all of metal, Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear, ex-Gamma Ray) fronts this extraordinary outfit at the top of his game, alongside guitar virtuoso Andrew Szucs (Seven Seraphim). Bjorn Englen (Dio Disciples, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen) and Aquiles Priester (Hangar, ex-Angra) round out this unstoppable team of what quite possibly could be one of the greatest lineups metal has ever seen.