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 ...
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!
United Kingdom / Melodic Hard Rock / 2 comments
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.
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.
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.
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.
15.06.2014 - God Alone
Okay, they're not metal; but they surely were/are a huge influence for some industrial/post-metal bands like Godflesh or Neurosis.
I've seen a lot of (great) bands here that have nothing to do with metal at all (Current 93 for example), so... I thought that the almighty Swans could have a chance to be featured on MS. :)
19.06.2014 - Syk
C93 were reviewed by a staffer a long, long time ago. I'm quite confident they'd never be seen here but for that fact. Don't get swanhopes up ;)
22.06.2014 - Ilham
They really have nothing to do here despite being a great band that still produces great records.
19.02.2015 - Hank80AF
They have a very unique style in his music, very personal and quite complex.
17.06.2015 - Bardusk
Swans is a must here. And yes, they are more metal than most of metal bands.
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)
01.06.2015 - ElLadoOscuro
We have just released in 2014 our first album 'Light ... at last' after many years of career in Argentina. Check it out.
Follow us on Twitter @eladoscurometal
31.05.2015 - Immanent
The "Human Reflection" album from Immanent will be out in June. (check out the teaser on official website)
Immanent is a french progressive metal band who released an EP album 3 years ago. This EP received very positive reviews at this period.
We would greatly appreciated it if you can review our new album.
We can send a digital promo pack (or physical copy) on demand.
31.05.2015 - takenbystorm
TAKEN BY STORM is primarily a story of chance encounters with artists sharing the same passion for music.
For the past three years the group has been writing songs for their new album while successfully performing on the biggest European stages as the Nirvana tribute group Smells Like K. Spirit. The group has played at prestigious venues like the Olympia in Paris, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Belgrade Beerfest (120,000 spectators) in Serbia, the Fetes de Geneve in Switzerland, the Galaxie Amneville in France, and many other major cities and important theaters in Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, and Switzerland
Strengthened by their "LIVE" performance experience, they work together perfectly as musicians and therefore decided to create a new group TAKEN BY STORM. Their friendship, built both on the road and on international stages, enabled them to start a new musical adventure with a solid foundation.
With a casual look and edgy sensitivity, Timmy Storm is the voice and guitarist for TAKEN BY STORM! On the bass is Donn Torres, multi-talented California musician who, in his long career, has had the opportunity to rub shoulders with great artists from the US and Europe. Hedi Black, experienced artist and in many cases the tireless leader of the group, lends himself to the role of the drummer. Alex Sanders, European's greatest guitar player joined the band on nov. 2014. With these four dynamic artists the group is ready for takeoff !
TAKEN BY STORM:
Powerful classic rock influenced by the music of the 60s-70s mixed with a recognizable voice and a positive attitude exploding on stage ... this is the identity and signature sound of the band !
29.05.2015 - João Pirucas
For fans of bands like Tool and Intronaut. They have a very experimental sound. David Timnick from Intronaut is their newest member and Danny Carey makes an appearance on the new album as well.
29.05.2015 - Milan
Denmark's Vola released their debut album, Inmazes, this February. An interesting mix of djent riffs and tasteful electronica, topped off with great clean vocals. Heavy, yet with room for quiet moments; incredibly catchy, other times leaning more on the progressive side of things. These guys definitely bring something fresh to the djent-table.
26.05.2015 - kissingthekorpse
We have recently had some interest in the band from a pretty decent label, and we are trying to up our exposure just a bit, and thought that your site would be an excellent way to do that.
25.05.2015 - Kais
Band name: Arion*
A great, talented young fellas', doing great melodic metal. Also teamed up with ex-Sonata Arctica guitarist and Cain's Offering's mastermind, Jani Liimatainen, for writing one of their newer songs "Seven". "Seven" can be heard here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHHKj8EafXE As always, there are better songs available, and one of them is "I Am The Storm" - which is fully contributed by themselves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-NIKXZJb-o
23.05.2015 - DavidiaN
This band was formed from the ashes of Vio-lence when Robb Flynn left.
The same line-up, with vocalist Sean Killian as well, played on the 1993 Vio-lence demo.
This band should be added to Metalstorm because they acquired a certain amount of fame thanks to Vio-Lence, and their music fit the website condition's criterias.
23.05.2015 - Kais
In 2004, Scott Allen, Tommy Murrell, and JD Schmidt came together in Scott's living room in Denton, TX to record a demo comprised of songs they had all been working on (both independently and together) for the better part of a year. The demo didn't take long to finish due to the fact that they had all previously been in a band together called Cantrip and had reliable chemistry established with one another.
With Tommy's beautifully percussive guitar riffs, Scott's growling bass lines and JD's scorching voice, Nociceptor was quickly becoming the culmination of more than ten years of individual musical development. Shortly after, Scott Freeman took on the role of guitarist along with Tommy, and Robert Edmondson took up residence behind the drums. Tommy eventually left the band to focus on his family, but they continued on as a quartet, playing their first show at the Hard Rock Café in Dallas on Friday, November 25th, 2005.
By the next year, they had released a 3 song demo, dubbed "Live and Burn." At the time, they practiced just across the hall from the owner's office in the rehearsal studio they rented. The owner, Jeremy Mercer, spent so much time listening to them that he became intimate with their music, and eventually picked up his guitar and began to play shows with them. After about a year of playing shows and developing their sound, Nociceptor dove back into recording. In 2008, The Sum of All Scars was finished, an intense amalgamation of material both old and new.
Following this release, Robert Edmondson decided to pursue another career opportunity in another state and at the same time Jeremy Mercer decided to step down in order to focus more on his family as well. Michael Eskandari practiced at the same rehearsal studio and heard of the band's need for a drummer. After playing a few shows with guest drummers, Michael hung his hat, bringing a new perspective to their sound. Back to being a four-piece, Nociceptor steamed forward and continued to play shows while trying out guitarists at the same time. A mutual friend hooked them up with Travis Montgomery, who fit in very naturally, and they began work on what would come to be known as "Among Insects." Due to creative differences, Scott Freeman parted ways with the band in 2009.
However, Among Insects went ahead as scheduled and was released on January 1st, 2011. Since then the U.S. foursome have steadily been carving a place for themselves in the progressive metal scene. Now in the midst of writing their fourth release, Nociceptor promises to surpass themselves yet again while staying true to what has developed into a signature style all their own.
23.05.2015 - Kais
Dzyen are a north east based progressive metal band who are about to release their first music video from their first
full length album "it's pronounced Zen" Dzyen have brought together a massive list of all your favorite Progressive metal
artists doing guest appearances across the album. Their sound is a combination of modern progressive grooves with melodic
vocals and old school guitar solos with both heavy and commercial sounds. The band consists of guitarist Scot Goodrum,
Bassist Bryan Tulip And Drummer Neil Linney. Their self Produced album and follow up to their 2013 self titled EP will
be released in April this year. "it's Pronounced Zen" features...
Spencer Sotelo (Periphery)
Chris Barretto (Monuments)
Dan Tompkins (TesseracT/Skyharbor)
Andy James (Sacred Mother Tongue)
Mike Semesky (Raunchy/Intervals)
Ashe O'Hara (Voices From The Fuselage/Ex-TesseracT)
Gino Bambino (Novallo)
John Browne (Monuments)
Renny Carroll (Forever Never)
Max Michel (The Algorithm/Kadinja)
Leah Woodward (Aliases)
Travis Montgomery (Threat Signal/Nociceptor/Jeff Loomis Band)
With 2 music videos already completed and ready for release and the addition of their new (and as of yet unannounced)
full time vocalist and second guitar player, Dzyen's line up is complete and they are currently rehearsing and getting
ready to hit the road in 2015 and with a lot in store this year, promise to make 2015 a year to remember.
(Taken from their facebook page)