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!".
06.06.2012 - Red_Travis
Slade have been associated with a number of genres including: progressive rock, heavy metal, glam rock, hard rock and pop rock. Many Slade songs were to be written specifically for audience participation, such as "Mama Weer All Crazee Now", and "Cum On Feel the Noize". Although their musical style has changed over the years, they leave a long lasted legacy that have influenced numerous artists including: Kiss, Mötley Crüe, Quiet Riot, Poison, Def Leppard, and many others.
06.06.2012 - Lit.
I think the QR covers are the hardest their songs will ever get.
17.12.2012 - ScreamingSteelUS
Listen to the live stuff and later albums especially. Slade was one of the great, original hard rock/heavy metal bands. Their early material rivals Thin Lizzy, AC/DC, and even Judas Priest, and their '80s material was heavier than Quiet Riot ever was. They even replaced Ozzy Osbourne at the Reading Festival in 1980 and were hugely successful. If Mötley Crüe, Kiss, and Def Leppard are on here, then surely Slade, as not only the original but better and heavier, should be as well. +1 for sure.
06.03.2013 - Ellrohir
I like black and white
Dreaming in black and white
You like black and white
Run Runaway...if this song isnt "metal" enough, then i dont understand metal at all...
11.05.2013 - JēkabsFiļi
Slade shall never be listed on Metalstorm. This is just old school rock band that has nothing to do with metal.
12.05.2013 - Divergenceless
Completely agree with ScreamingSteelUS- this band deserves a spot on Metal Storm.
18.05.2013 - Syk
Think I agree with J-kabs with the accents... If no Pink Floyd... no Queen... why Slade? Seriously?
03.02.2012 - Imtholiel
Imtholiel is a new band and they are working on their single and album in these days. Their songs are mainly about fantasy worlds and stories with power metal sound and female vocals. Their single will be available soon and they have covers from different styles on their sites.
20.04.2013 - AlexIzgarny
Just a good band from Russia. 2 full -length albums released.
The latest one can be heard here: https://soundcloud.com/gardarikametal/sets/chthonica
Both are available for streaming here http://gardarika.bandcamp.com/
We hope you find it noteworthy
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.
21.08.2010 - Snufkin
Hevisaurus is a band for children, created by Mirka Rantanen (ThunderStone). His aim is to bring hard rock music to the younger, by playing basic riffs and singing lyrics which attract children (Jurassic, hell yeah) to make them enjoy metal and hard rock. It's a funny band and I think it deserves to be in Metal Storm.
15.09.2010 - Meller
No. Fucking. Way. Period. I hope this clever crap from marketing people ironically called as a band dies a swift and justified death. If needed to promote heavy metal for kids, give 'em the real thing.
20.12.2011 - Array
I remember accidentally pressing that + for this months ago. Now let me be clear. I'm AGAINST.
26.04.2012 - blackend
Hevisaurus are the proof that FInnish kids are the future!
They are the ONLY Heavy Metal band which actually plays metal for kids to enjoy.
Not surprising, they sound pretty nice.
Should have a spot of honor in MS! :)
17.04.2013 - Neroese
Yea, Metal education since childhood.
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.
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.
07.03.2013 - KanKooKuhn
EXIST M is a 4-piece metal unit, a small band with the big sound. A remarkable member of Minsk metal scene.
Bands unique sound explores the space of more than two decades of heavy music, combining the raw guitar sounds of groove metal with modern metalcore constructions, the speedy riffs of thrash metal with the soul of a real hardcore.
EXIST M's reputation of an uncompromising live performer is well deserved. Approved by the metal audience of Belarus, Ukraine and Poland, EXIST M is a welcomed guest at the stages of different music festivals, including the international. The band has gained a number of music awards and nominations, "Best Metal Voice" and "Best Newcomer" among them.
As for now, the Belarusian metal music phenomenon is ready to go worldwide with the first full-length album, released in December 2012.
2010 - Alter Ego (EP)
2012 - Redefining
04.09.2011 - diamondblack
Caligula's Horse started life as a solo project for Quandary guitarist Sam Vallen to express the heavier side of his musical personality. The project started in early 2010 while Quandary was on a writing hiatus whilst recording their debut album Ready To Fail. Sam began writing music without the context of Quandary's musical framework to guide him; delving into music that was heavier and more guitar centric, with an emphasis on studio production and layering. The music took an intentionally modern form, incorporating influences as diverse as Frost*, Steely Dan, Meshuggah, Devin Townsend and Porcupine Tree.
06.07.2011 - temudgin
Sincarnate delivers a death metal vibe but with an added mix of melodic attitude that progresses every so often it makes the music quality sound that more realistic. Sincarnate's choice of style is rather typical but they manage to pull off some unusual skills that make their music stand out above all the rest. Strong, floating guitar melodies, helped by equally interesting, ethnically influenced at times, keyboards, inventive drumming and a vocalist who's able to find the right approach for what the music calls for in the given moment. All doomsters are encouraged to support this fresh sounding band, the scene needs such acts for a proof that when ambition meets up with work coming directly from the heart the end result can be nothing else but a really captivating listening experience. So this goes into saying that, Sincarnate surely has what it takes to get the ball rolling music-wise but will continue to establish it altogether piece by piece.
Sincarnate is a very important presence on the romanian (death) metal scene, with many live appearances and fans outside and inside borders, with an EP and a 2010 opus that was very well received by all those whom have listen to it. More infos and music on official website and myspace page:
07.03.2012 - ChaosLogic
hailing from Syria the band is a hot prospect in the world of metal , already released Two Songs and preparing to release an EP ....
07.03.2012 - Pagan Blood
A very promising band from Syria, and the first serious thrash act to come out from a country where the metal scene still struggles under the power of authorities, their debut EP will be released soon, you can check two of their songs on http://www.reverbnation.com/anarchadia
04.02.2012 - powa_emanuel
Helker is a solid band of Heavy Metal Power formed in 1998 with three studio albums, the most important (in my opinion) is "Resistir" with lyrics that talk about Social Denounce, everyday things of life, etc.. Helker gains experience playing in concerts with outstanding international bands as Hammerfall, Rhapsody, Paul Di 'Anno, Stratovarius, Gamma Ray, Primal Fear, Shaman and Masterplan.
22.12.2009 - Holy Man
Classic thrash sound, coming from the modern thrash comeback era. Very cool, very technical.
22.12.2009 - Syk
I hated what I heard from these guys, but they are signed to Metal Blade and I'm hungry. May vote, for cookies
29.05.2011 - Guib
You hated what you heard of them ??? WHAT ?? They freaking rock
09.04.2013 - IchZerstorteSie
I saw these guys live a few days and I must say they we're great. my girlfriend who doesn't listen to metal at all actually enjoyed them as much as I did so that tells you something. I definitely recommend them if you like the classic thrash sound and the modern thrash era.
27.04.2013 - SuicidalCyco
Righteous stuff, just bought their new CD and it was classic thrash, but sounded fresh.
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.
01.05.2013 - FranciscoDazPinelo
Because it's one of the freshest feelgood kick ass new metal bands in spanish in the mexican scene. They recentley released, independently, their first album "Gracias por participar" (Thanks for participating). Their main influences are Metallica, Iron Maiden, Mago de Oz, Stratovarius and Symphony X. You have to listen to them 'cause they're simply badass!
01.05.2013 - KurtLoun
It's my band! LOL!
Prey On The Fallen is a Southern California based metal band that was established in 2012.
Prey On The Fallen consists of Kurt Loun (Lead Vocals), Mark Bouras (Guitar), John Guy (Bass) and Mike Ikona (Drums/Percussion).
Prey On The Fallen combines classic hard-rock roots with the creativity and energy of today's contemporary metal. This combination has resulted in new metal music that is diverse, yet always appealing. Overall, the music is heavy and exciting with an abundance of groove and a touch of melody. Kurt Loun's vocals are incredibly strong, mesmerizing and authoritative, with a tone that is completely unique. Mark Bouras is a virtuoso guitar player that provides tight and aggressive rhythm playing in conjunction with masterful solos. Prey On The Fallen's music is driven by a dynamic rhythm section that capitalizes on John Guy's thundering bass capabilities and Mike Ikona's power grooves.
All members of Prey On The Fallen are lyricists, songwriters and collaborators. As a result, the band creates metal music which is intense, thought provoking, addictive and surprisingly original. Prey On The Fallen cites their main influences as Black Sabbath, Alice In Chains, Metallica, Pantera, Megadeth, Black Label Society, Down, Rob Zombie and Paradise Lost.
Prey On The Fallen's debut CD was recorded, produced and mixed by recording legend
Ryan Greene (Megadeth, Alice Cooper, Cheap Trick, Jay Z, Usher, NOFX, Mr. Big) at Validus Recording Studios, Hollywood CA. The disc was mastered by Alan Douches (Cannibal Corpse, Otep, Holy Grail) of West West Side Music in New York. Finally, the artwork for the disc was created by award winning artist Eliran Kantor (Testament, Hatebreed, Sodom).
Thanks for the Ad, If Chosen!
29.04.2013 - Scythia
After a successful run of shows on the eastern front of Australia and receiving worldwide accolades for their 'Winter 2012' release, Dead River Runs Dry came to an agreement with The Path Less Traveled Records in the USA for the label to release the upcoming debut album of the band. Featuring members of many prominent Australian underground bands, Dead River Runs Dry represent the integrity and quality that the metal world has come to expect from the Australian scene.
28.04.2013 - degren
Label: Punishment 18 Records
Full Lenght: Privilege To Overcome, Excellent Album and Good Cover Art. Reviews said It´s the next "Kill 'em All"
It´s a proffessional band.
27.04.2013 - IchZerstorteSie
Formerly known as Human Rejection, Murder Made God are consisting of Dennis ,Stelios ,Chris and George (Margin Of Existence).
Musically the band will continue from where HR stopped as there is a lot of Brutal, and Aggressive Death Metal songs ready.
Especially we wanna say a huge Thanks to everyone who supported HR through the years and will still support Murder Made God!!!
Finally a 3 promo songs release has taken place in December 2011, Recorded, mixed and mastered by Stelios "Stelth" Koslidis (Human Rejection, Margin of Existence, Head Cleaner, Mass Infection e.t.c.)
This 3 song promo caught the attention in one of the best and brutal US records label BRUTAL BANDS ,who signed the band a multi-album contract in April of 2012!!!
Murder Made God will have the chance to add their name next to such a killer roster Devourment,Emeth,Gorgasm,Abysmal Torment,Abominable Putridity, Insidious Decrepancy etc.
And will have the opportunity to release some sick and brutal music!
26.04.2013 - InfiniteDreams
Thin Lizzy are back again! New singer, new name, but still Lizzy...
New album "All Hell Breaks Loose" is to be released on 21 May 2013. Listen to their first single "Bound For Glory" on: http://blackstarriders.com
26.04.2013 - SSM
Master Of Persia is a metal band formed in 2005 in Mashhad, Iran. Also Master Of Persia is the founder of Persian Rock & Metal International Festival. Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Master-OF-Persia/140433375981242
24.04.2013 - Turbowarrior
Refreshing yet old school, Turbowarrior of Steel is a thrash metal band from Belgium.
They bring back the live entertaininment and catchy sing along songs!
This is the band's description:
We are TURBOWARRIOR OF STEEL!
We kill you with our Sword of Steel!
Lightning, Fighting, Meat and Beer!
True metal must be near!
Hailing from De Westhoek (Be), we play TURBOTHRASH with pride and honour!
Work hard, die young and suffer!
Join the FORCE OF STEEL on Facebook!:
check out our first VIDEOCLIP OF STEEL!:
More turbosongs recorded, ready to be unleashed soon!
Stay tuned for TURBOWARRIOR OF STEEL!
And don't hesitate to book us!:
NOW SPREAD THE WORD OF STEEL!
24.04.2013 - kriverofficial
Kriver is a heavy metal band from Recife, Brazil.
Formed in 2009, the group releases its first EP (named Toxic Blood) in July 2010, followed by a string of successful gigs at important local festivals, also sharing the stage with notable Brazilian bands such as Hangar, Almah and Dr. Sin. In 2012, a new lineup emerges, featuring Rafael Gorga (vocals), Bruno Oliveira (guitars), Guilherme Cordasso (bass), Marcelo Neves (guitars) and Ricardo Lira (drums), recording the band's second EP, entitled "Torrential", released in February 21st 2013.
24.04.2013 - Red_Travis
Metal band out of Melbourne that has released three full length LP's. They released their albums on An Out Records, and Natural World records. Their songs are long and epic, and to hear them, here's their bandcamp: http://encirclingsea.bandcamp.com/
23.04.2013 - muratti
Pickpocket is one of the favorite group of last 5 years in Turkey in this style.First album named 'Hayalle Gerçek Arasında' was released in 2008 and latest album named 'UYAN' is released in 2013.Album is mastered by Troy Glessner who worked with Norma Jean, August Burns Red and Underoath.