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!
Brazil / Hard Rock/Heavy Metal / 2 comments
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?
United Kingdom / Melodic Hard Rock / 2 comments
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.
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.
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.
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)
25.01.2015 - diamondblack
SWEET & LYNCH is a brand new band centered around the talents of guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of Christian hard rockers STRYPER and iconic guitarist George Lynch (LYNCH MOB, ex DOKKEN) along with bassist James Lomenzo (ex MEGADETH, WHITE LION, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Brian Tichy (ex WHITESNAKE).
"SWEET & LYNCH was born as the brainchild of Serafino Perugino, President of Frontiers Music", recalls Sweet. "He asked me to basically sing on this record and then I suggested producing it and co-wrote the songs with George", continues the singer. Brian Tichy and James Lomenzo were then called in to complete the lineup. Now a complete a band, plans are being formulated to rehearse and book a tour to play the music included on this amazing debut album "Only to Rise" to the fans in a live setting.
"It's an incredible combination of classic 70's and 80's", tells Michael Sweet. "You will hear some flavors of Journey, Bad Company, Dokken, Van Halen and Stryper. James and Brian are amazing musicians. They tore it up. The drums and bass are just as impressive as the guitars. Everybody really delivered... The musicianship level on this is top notch. It sounds as if we were all in the studio playing together and we were not. Basically, George wrote some riffs about a minute to a minute and a half long. I wrote lyrics and melodies then arranged them. Then Brian and James came out and tracked the drums and bass, as well as some rhythm stuff. We then sent it back to George to add the guitars."
The combination of Sweet's powerful, crystal clear vocals and Lynch's unmatched guitar tone, provide the force and drive that the album needed. The result is truly a "state of the art" Hard Rock album, with fabulous melodies played to perfection. An absolute must for all fans of Sweet and Lynch's musical stylings!
25.01.2015 - The V.M.93
The Midnight Ghost Train is an American rock band from Topeka, Kansas. The band's line-up consists of Steve Moss (guitar/vocals), Brandon Burghart (drums), and Mike Boyne (bass). The trio has been categorized as hard rock, stoner rock, and heavy blues. TMGT is known for their highly entergetic live shows. They have been consistently touring the U.S. and Europe since their formation in 2008. They are signed to the Austrian based label, Napalm Records.
25.01.2015 - diamondblack
Alborea is a project that aims to bring together the best national, known and not so well known vocalists, a choral work divided into three parts based on the literary trilogy "His Dark Materials" by Phillip Pullman .
The disco style might fit within the progressive power metal sung in Castilian, with influences as Avalanch, Symphony X or Kamelot. The dramatic orchestral arrangements, pertaining to sound libraries recorded by engineer eleven times Grammy nominee, Keith O. Johnson and produced by Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix (Spider-man 3, Pirates of the Caribbean 3, Harry Potter 5, 300 ...) are very present throughout the play, which aims to mix the grandeur of movie soundtracks with modern metal.
The first disc of three, composed entirely of Juan Palacios (drummer Perfect Smile) in 2006, has started to be recorded this July 2014, after several years kept waiting for the right time.
Alan Cueto (Divine Disturbo) on guitars and Adrián Martín (Perfect Smile) on bass complete the training that is recording the album, whose output is expected this 2014.
25.01.2015 - diamondblack
Veonity was formed in the beginning of 2013 by Anders Sköld, Samuel Lundström and Kristoffer Lidre.
With a vision to reclaim the power to the metal and to carry on the mission to spread glory throught out the world they entered the studio and recorded their first EP "Live Forever"
After releasing the EP "Live Forever" 2013 Joel Kollberg joined the band and they were signed by Sliptrick Records.
2014, Veonity entered the studio and recorded their debut album which was mixed by Ronny Milianowicz and mastered by Jens Bogren. The album "Gladiator's Tale" was released the 25 of January 2015.
25.01.2015 - diamondblack
Neverworld are a UK based 5 piece traditional heavy metal band!
In Oct 2010 the debut EP ''Welcome to...'' was released but this March their long awaited, full length, debut album ''Visions of another world' is finally here!!
"Catch these guys performing when you can! They deliver the old school musicianship and theatrics that are sorely missed in these modern times. Ladies and gentlemen welcome to Neverworld!"
21.01.2015 - diamondblack
The music band Arktida was created in 2003 by Vladimir Lebedev who is the inspirer, the author and the composer. At first, the band was called "Arkaim", but lately it was renamed as "Arktida", because there was about 5 bands with the same name in Russia.
Arktida made its Moscow debut in 2006 and in 2008 the band released their first full-length album "On the Horizon", which included 17 songs, in 2010 there was the second one "Through the Centuries" which consisted of 16 songs.
At the end of 2011 the band announces split, and keyboardist Dmitry Mashkov becomes the group leader. One year later Dmitry finds new musicians, and at the end of 2012 updated consist presents mini-album "My Friend".
Nowadays the third album called "Memory" is recording, the second videoclip is going to be recorded and the musicians prepare the acoustic program.