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!".
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.
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.
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.
18.11.2014 - maglor
Formed in 2008, the band released their first EP Everlasting Journey in 2009.
Releasing their first full length album in 2011, Vortex of Clutter performed many live gigs both in Turkey and other countries and received good critical reception and comments from the metal community.
17.11.2014 - diamondblack
Swedish no-holds-barred heavy thrashers Carnal Agony unleash debut album with Helloween/Masterplan drummer Uli Kusch and producer Ronny Milianowicz Album 'Preludes & Nocturnes' and official video due to be on NOVEMBER 14,2014.
Drawing influences from the likes of Metallica, Iron Maiden, Mercyful Fate, In Flames and Testament and devoted to classic literature such as HP Lovecraft, John Milton and Edgar Allan Poe (often inspiring their lyrics), Carnal Agony are the latest sensation in the Scandinavian Metal Scene with their incendiary blend of pounding thrash metal, memorable melodies and meaningful lyrics.
17.11.2014 - MelancholiaC
With a line-up of accomplished musicians from bands such as Dark Fortress, Naglfar, and Empyrium, Eudaimony certainly does not restrain from traversing a wide range of musical territories; ultimately, their style can perhaps be best described as a unique approach of doom metal with black metal, post-metal, and atmospheric/alternative rock elements.
Eudaimony was formed in July 2007 by Matthias Jell (vocals/ex-Dark Fortress) and Marcus E. Norman (guitars/Naglfar, Bewitched, Havayoth, Ancient Wisdom). They were later joined by Jörg Heemann (drums/Ex-Secrets of the Moon, Ex-The Vision Bleak) and Peter Honsalek (viola & piano/Ex-Nachtreich). Their music was conceived to be genre-defying with a looming atmosphere of abysmal emotions that reflect the bleak worldview of the band members.
The band recorded their debut album "Futile" in 2013, which was released by German label Cold Dimensions on November 29th, 2013.
In 2014 two more members joined the hearse, namely Patrik Hellström (Bass/Bloodline) and Markus "Ulf Theodor Schwadorf" Stock (Guitars, Synthesizer & Programming/Empyrium, The Vision Bleak, Sun of the Sleepless, Noekk).
A 2nd album can be expected sometime around 2015.
(P.S. This is my first time suggesting a band, sorry if I sounded like a music journalist or a label A&R lol.)
15.11.2014 - Dark†SymphonY
The band uses experimental elements of industrial, ambient, cyber/electro, groove, gothic doom and death metal. The band has released 3 LPs 'Unnatural & Wrong' (2008), 'Zero-Gravity' (2011) and 'Oblivion Machine' (2013). The album artworks were created by Alexey 'Gutalin' Kozhanov, a concept artist who worked on the 2012 film 'Prometheus'.
10.11.2014 - Puskifla92
I think Naakhum should be on Metal Storm because it's a quite unique metal project, although just have 2 LP and some EP's and Singles, it's a one-man band which created a unique sound influenced by Black Metal, and which demonstrates how is this genre of metal is evolving, by adding instruments used by native people or aborigines Naakhum invented a new style of Music which doesn't just fit in the most orthodox genres due to it's alternating sound, a song may be pure neofolk similar to Wardruna, other Aborigine and a third could be raw black metal, although the vocals are not typical from black metal, the artist uses the throat singing.
08.11.2014 - GutturalNinja
Because it's one of the few upcoming black metal bands from Québec (french-speaking part of Canada) and the music shows a departure from the whole " métal noir québécois " scene that is highly active around here. Features a member of Chthe'ilist which is already on the website.
08.11.2014 - dimmiargus
Because is an active band , created n 2007, with a discography an dates. The founder is the ex singer of the storic bulgarian band Epizod. All can be checked on the web. Thanks!