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.
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.
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" .
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 / 3 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
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.
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...
06.06.2016 - abyssalvoid
Hooded Eagle is a doom/extreme metal band from Charleston, SC that incorporates other extreme genres into their sound. They recently released their debut album 'Nightscapes from the Abyssal Plane' on 13/12/2015, and it's very metal, hence why it should be on Metal Storm \m/. Check it out!
05.06.2016 - The Underdog
The Erkonauts from Geneva, Switzerland are a Progressive Metal band with influences that reach from punk to progessive rock to modern metal. They have released a single and a full length debut album. The album is called 'I Did Something Bad' and was released in 2015. The band features former members of Sybreed, Djizoes and 7-tone. The first song off of their album is called 'The Great Ass Poopery' and that alone had me check out the tune.
Surprisingly sounded pretty good actually. Have a listen yourself, here is a link to their music video of 'Dominion Mundi' which is featured on the album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syE-ZeOAiNk&list=RDsyE-ZeOAiNk#t=82
04.06.2016 - BlackEssence
So...Witchgrinder is a groove industrial metal band from Australia. They're playing some dynamic groove metal with addition of nice electronics and synths. I have a fun listening to their music, so I think that it's good for them to be here. If you're tired of Fear Factory winning "best industrial metal album of the year" you should check them.
03.06.2016 - mariostork
listen on: http://pinkroom.bandcamp.com
By all rights, the Polish band Pinkroom should be huge by now. They have two very well-received albums, 2009's Psychosoltice and last year's Unloved Toy but, like a lot of indie bands, they seem to not have much name recognition, even among die-hard prog rock and metal fans. Yeah, perhaps it's because they've only done those two albums in 6 years but more likely it's due to their distinctive and very idiosyncratic approach to their music. Sure, they have their influences like anyone else (Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Porcupine Tree etc.) but don't really fit into a style that is easily pigeonholed and is even harder to describe. The Pinkroom sound is a combination of riffs, moods and textures that run the gamut from light to dark moods with elements of psychedelic, jazz, chamber and prog rock with tons of heavier metal elements along the way. Liberal use of keys and even trumpet, flute and cello also really help to give the band their unique style.
02.06.2016 - CthulhuKaamos
Signed to Avantgarde Music (https://avantgardemusic.bandcamp.com/album/empires-of-ash) and have been receiving very positive reviews (see their Facebook page). Mentioned in a member's list of top 5 most interesting albums (http://www.metalstorm.net/users/list.php?list_id=4668).
27.05.2016 - _deepblack
because they are one of those few bands that still have their own composing and signatures in progressive genre not like many bands that are copying tool and dream theater they are a good band like Arcane and Caligula's horse
29.05.2016 - LeKiwi
Great band, but I don't think their most recent is metal. Their debut is though.
06.06.2016 - Paw!!
This is progressive rock not metal ;)
25.05.2016 - The Underdog
Started off as a instrumental progessive metal band. While in search for a singer to front the band they released their first single 'Soma' in october 2015, this song is also featured on their first EP 'Resurgence' which was released in january 2016. Melodic and ambient soundscapes mixed with heavy guitars, influenced by bands such as Tesseract, Deftones and Periphery amongst others.
Here is a link to their EP Resurgence
And their official website
22.05.2016 - diamondblack
Pathless Land were formed March of 2010, amidst the backdrop
of Progressive Metal stalwarts, Tempest Eternal. Originally envisioned as a "spacey metal shred with a touch of prog" side project by guitarist Matt "Mattowarrior" Davinci, it became a beast all its own when Matt decided to make the jump from Tempest into the great unknown. Musical and other differences fueled the split, and Matt embarked on the beginngs of what would be a huge undertaking into many different stylings of heavy metal music with diverse influences. Inspired by many one man bands which over the years have run the gamut from Bathory to many of Devin Townsend's projects, Matt decided to record an album/demo to make his first move alone on the metal map. The aptly titled came out in 2012, and even though a sometimes rough set of recordings recorded at various times the 2 years before, it was a statement of intent from the Judas Priest meets classic German power metal "Wings of Vindication" to the space rock of "TQJ" (standing for the quantum jump) to the technical prog death and swedish melodic death inspired "End Times". Variety was the order of the day, and Mattowarrior makes his debut on vocals and all instruments with equal aplomb. But while Matt sowed his metal oats with , something was missing. With the urge to play live and after a series of shows with another band (the very different but equally eclectic Midi Warlord (now called Axxxed), a live show was envisioned for Pathless Land. Also almost simultaneously, new ideas were brewing to carry the Epic Metal tradition even further and that brings us to now, a period that in which Pathless is making the transition from solo project to full band, a band which shows the promise of being one of the best brand new metal bands in America, and perhaps the planet. Or perhaps the universe, as you the listener, are just a traveller along for this ride.
21.05.2016 - a MasT
Solid new band, debut album came out 5/20. Sounds like emperor + shred + death + whatever, its proggy in spots. Going on tour, they could use another listing and they would be a great addition.