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!".
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.
28.07.2013 - psykometal
Needs at least one full length.
24.11.2013 - LeKiwi
Ugh those weak screams...a better vocalist would be a huge improvement.
08.03.2012 - Kuroboshi
Side project of AAL frontman Tosin Abasi and members of The Mars Volta and Suicidal Tendencies. Not the most metal sound in the world, but there are clear metal undertones. Interesting art!
08.03.2012 - R'Vannith
Wouldn't call them djent but yeah interesting stuff.
31.03.2012 - João Pirucas
This is much more Jazz Fusion than Djent but it's awesome nonetheless. That connotation is there just because Tosin and Javier are part of the band, in my opinion. Good addition to the site anyways. +1
27.03.2014 - Mehdi Taba
Great band with a great album (Lingua Franca), Terrazas, Reyes, Abasi & Moore, fresh sound, awesome performance and production with awesome drum works.
22.07.2009 - Wildchild-91
Insense deserves to be on Metal Storm because they are not much known outside of norway. Insense is a fantastic bands and should be heard by so many others than just norwegians that are interested in that kind of music.
The vocalist/guitarist Tommy Hjelm also plays with Benea Reach sometimes
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!
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.
03.11.2014 - Kitharistas87
"Socrates Drank The Conium", a.k.a. "Socrates", is one of the most influential and important bands of the 70's rock scene in Greece. Influenced by heavy blues and rock bands like "The Jimi Hendrix Experience" and "Cream", the band melded the unorthodox time signatures and orchestration of progressive rock and the intensity of blues and hard rock music, creating a unique sound that distinguished them from other Greek rock acts of that period.
02.11.2014 - Kitharistas87
Gary Hughes is the lead singer of the hard rock/melodic rock band "Ten". He has also worked as a producer and songwriter for Bob Catley's first three solo albums, as well as Hugo's first album and has appeared on Vinny Burns' "The Journey" solo album and on the "Ayreonauts Only" album by the band Ayreon.
01.11.2014 - diamondblack
IRAKA is a metal band from Madrid that has been around since a while. During these years the band had different band members and it wasn't until 2013 that we couldn't put together some songs in order to make our first album "Génesis".
Influenced by such different bands like Tool, Meshuggah or Lamb of God, Iraka has developed a personal style which is constantly evolving.
31.10.2014 - RottingDeathHead
So this band started out as a Black/Death metal band under the name Valmer & Hook but later changed their name to Feral in 2007. Since they have produced several demos, one Split album recently with Revel In Flesh, and back in 2011 they produced their own full length album entitled Dragged To The Altar.
If you're a fan of death metal from the land of Sweden, then you'll most likely enjoy these guys.
06.11.2014 - Koen Smits
Are in my fav list since 2011, so yes: bring 'em in.
30.10.2014 - Lethrokai
With their debut release this year, this band has created a phenomenal example of progressive/avant-garde metal done right. They possess all the qualities of a band that deserves to be on this site, from great songwriting and creativity to the technical chops to be able to pull it off right.
You can find the aforementioned album here if you doubt what I'm telling you about: https://blood-music.bandcamp.com/album/the-last-note-in-gods-magnum-opus .
So yeah, put simply they should be on here because they deserve it, and they could really use the extra attention that they don't have enough of yet.
30.10.2014 - diamondblack
LAST FRONTIER is a heavy metal band from Naples, formed in 2005. The genre proposed is a Heavy Metal atmospheric and experimental results of tastes and influences of each member.
30.10.2014 - diamondblack
Involutions music is shaped by an individual mixture of melodic and hard guitarsounds combined with powerful vocals and driving drums. Erdmanns unique voice and Marcels melodic leadguitarstyle form an exclusive kind of Heavy Metal, that crawls into your brain to never leave it again (hopefully).
Lyrically Involution don't walk on clicheéd paths: The poetical-philosophical words of the new full-length-album speak in profound pictures to support your Evolution of Thoughts.
30.10.2014 - Dimov
Greetings from Bulgaria, Metal Storm crew!
Allow me to introduce myself:
My name is Georgi Dimov and I am a vocalist of Bulgarian metal band lieVeil. I send my letter to you with the following question. Is there a possibility to list lieVeil in your site? We want to announce to your fans and followers that in this year we've released our debut album "Instigator". In the following paragraph I will give a brief description of lieVeil's activity to determine if you have a desire for a further communication.
lieVeil was formed in late 2011 and the work on the debut album Instigator began. In early 2012 was the first live performance. Since then we have made a lot of concerts in different cities with different bands such as: Last Hope, A-moral, Odd Crew, Eufobia, The Revenge Project, Rock n Ghena, Indignity, Symbolic, ViolentorY, Haboryn /Venezuela/, Galadriel /Slovakia/, Awakening Sun /Lithuania/, Above Us The Waves / Greece/
We took part in various festivals such as:
East noise attack 2011
East noise attack 2012
Fete de la music Varna 2013
Rockstadt Extreme Fest 2014
All members of the lieVeil are well known professional musicians involved in many different projects. In early 2014 our debut album - Instigator was released and enjoyed great interest from fans of metal music. Now we are working on our second album which (if everything goes by the plan) will be released in the spring of 2015. We have participated in various festivals and seem that this trend will continue and intensify. We are currently in negotiations with several festivals to specify the conditions for participation. Our band gave interviews for almost every TV and radio shows for the metal music in the country, including numerous websites and magazines, such as Metal Hammer Bulgaria and Pro-rock. Recently we took more seriously the presence of lieVeil in the Web and "looks and likes" of our band increased by progressive pace. I attach links to our pages as follows:
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/lieVeilband
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/lieVeilbg
Reverbnation - http://www.reverbnation.com/lieveil
E-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your attention!