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...
06.05.2016 - Kinski
Because it's a great teutonic Thrash Metal Band in the vein of Kreator & Exodus. They released their great 2nd Album "Venomizer" on Violent Creek Records in the End of 2015. It's not the same Band called "Traitor" which released "A Traitor Like Judas" which is in the Database.
04.05.2016 - Andreas
German metal band with (only) two releases so far. First one was some sort of metal opera, Tobias Sammet and Chity Somapala were among the guests. Second one was released recently.
Check out their song Trace of Fate on Youtube, and then check their facebook page. Only 212 likes at this moment... :P
04.05.2016 - LazorGuns
From Ashes to New was formed (fittingly) from the ashes of several local bands from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Their primary goal is to refresh and reinvigorate the once-thought-to-be-dead nu metal genre. Though primarily rooted in nu metal, other influences are brought in to create a harder-edged variation of the sound. These include hip-hop, post-hardcore, hard rock, electronic music, alternative rock, alternative metal, metalcore, and heavy metal. They don't have a DJ, but they use electronica much in the same way that many nu metal bands utilized record scratches.
Influences vary between hip-hop acts such as Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Eminem, 2Pac, and DMX, to rock/metal acts such as Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Alice in Chains, and Korn, in addition to Skrillex.
Through their use of social media and extensive touring, they have quickly garnered an increasingly large fanbase and much acclaim for their style of music. Their single "Through It All" became a #6 hit on the mainstream rock charts. Their debut album Day One charted at #53 on the Billboard charts, not bad for a such a young metal bands' debut, and are expected to grow even further as time goes on.
02.05.2016 - bddidier
A Symphonic Black Metal band from France, with enough originality to distance themselves from bands like Emperor, Anorexia Nervosa, or Dimnu Borgir for example. Not a clean vocal in sight. They had a demon in 2009, and just released their first album Eschatonizer.
Already reviewed positively in a couple of online sites like metal-archives, metalkingdom (if you read Korean...).
Available on bandcamp
15.05.2016 - Virgile
Excellent band ! Definitely worth a listen and its place on the site.
01.05.2016 - blackmat
Storm Seeker, founded in 2013, plays Pirate Folk Metal. After over 30 successful concert in different cities in German, the band just released their first EP Pirate Scum via Aeterna Records.
01.05.2016 - AFF1969
Released two albums in the late 80's "Party With God" and "Too Cool To Pray" Party With God is a pure underground classic and features Gary Wendt of Skinlab, Release and The Ghost Next Door Fame.
30.04.2016 - LazorGuns
Issues was formed in 2011 after vocalist Tyler Carter was fired from his former band Woe, Is Me due to creative differences, and co-vocalist Michael Bohn left WIM soon after. They stated that their goal was to mix metal with Top 40 music in the same way that nu metal mixed metal with hip-hop music.
They've been successful thus far. Their debut 2012 EP Black Diamonds cracked the Top 100 on the albums charts, and their debut 2014 self-titled album debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 (an extremely impressive feat for a metal band). They are set to release their sophomore album Headspace in May 2016. Their mixture of metalcore, nu metal, pop music, and as well as anything else they can think of has made them one of the biggest names in the modern metalcore scene. For that reason, I think they should be included on this website.
28.04.2016 - Valis_Ablaze
Valis Ablaze have announced a new line up for 2016 with Phil Owen (Ex-Orion, Devu) and Kieran Hogerty (Embodiment) joining the line up. They will be releasing a 6 track EP produced by Drewsif Stalin (USA based) and a music video later this year for their 2016 PR campaign. Valis Ablaze are set to hit the UK strong, after reshaping their sound, with their next appearance at the Manchester Tech Fest (UK) all day event. Check out their facebook site for further information and links to previously released music. They are highly active on social media and promote their partners within in the music industry.
28.04.2016 - FedeGervan
First of all, hello, im bassist from this band im submitting. My name is Federico, i've been a MS follower for over 7 years.
This site helped me to discover an enormous number of new bands, which, otherwise I wouldn't achieve to do. I like to think that site like this one help to bring down some barriers regarding music diffusion. I've always been very fond of how news, articles and information its managed here. Therefore, I'd like my band to appear here.. maybe someone from a remote place can access my band info, listen it and maybe like it or not.
We are approaching our work as professional as we can. Making it our first priority in life. It's been 7 years since we formed, at first slowly, but growing a lot these last 3 years. We edited 2 LPs (2014 and 2016), and a couple of EPs. We have a lot to share, and a lot more to come. We offer a modern type of metal, diverse, engulfing a lot of styles. We started as an english singing band, but turned into a spanish one time ago for a couple of reasons.
We have great material to share with metalheads around the world and I think internet (and proper sites) are the way to shorten those distances that otherwise (at least for the moment) are impassible for us.
Last but not least, I see few bands from my country in here. Argentina has so many talented bands growing up at this precise moment that makes me sad that sometimes we don't get the chance to show it properly.
I'll leave some links If you wish to go deeper on what we are doing
Instagram (quite new): https://www.instagram.com/against.metal/
Thanks for reading
(Sorry if my english presents some errors)
28.04.2016 - acaj
It was an important band in 90' and 00' in Brazil. They have three albums released, the last one by Masque Records record label.
See the link: http://www.masquerecords.com/#!scars-souls/cct5
27.04.2016 - Bzzz
They've just released their first full length (72 minutes!), a concept album about enlightenment, eastern philosophy and quantum physics. They sounds like Cult Of Luna, Mastodon and Tool.
26.04.2016 - tishalegendre
Because is high quality argentine thrash! For export!
Serpentor is an historic band that has been playing since 1999. They have five studio albums, one EP, and live footage released on DVD. The next May will give a show in a major city hall, on the occasion of the reissue of their first album.
24.04.2016 - diamondblack
Founded in 2012 by guitarist and composer Michael Alexander, UNIVERSAL MIND PROJECT began as a collaborative project between musicians from all around the globe to finally shape into a band with a solid nucleus consisting of Elina Laivera and Henrik Båth [Darkwater] on vocals, Michael Alexander on guitars and growls and Alex Landenburg [Luca Turilli's Rhapsody] on drums.
Members: ''The Jaguar Priest'' OUT APRIL 29th 2016 by Inner Wound Recordings. Featuring: Elina Laivera - Vocals | Henrik Båth [Darkwater] - Vocals | Michael Alexander - Guitars, Growl Vocals | Alex Landenburg [Luca Turilli's Rhapsody] - Drums. Including stunning performances from Mark Jansen (EPICA), Nils K. Rue (Pagan's Mind), Mike Lepond (Symphony X) and more!
24.04.2016 - Deimosian
This band has some historical significance. They have got to be one of the oldest metal punk bands. The bands first three albums were produced by Algy Ward (Tank), then Lemmy (Motörhead), and then Cronos (Venom). They have been disbanded for a long time (1993) and they don't have a website; I just linked to Metal Archives in the official website box.
21.04.2016 - Zaforas
This band has been 15 playing for almost 15 years, they've shared stage with bands as Cynic or Freak Kitchen. Their last album "Dreamers. Dreaming" is simply an amazing work. (https://quaoar.bandcamp.com/)
03.05.2016 - Deimosian
Interesting band, I like it; but it's not really metal. The link you included in the "official website" box doesn't seem to work. The one at the end of your comment does though.
24.05.2016 - Heretic Utopia
Thank you very much! Although it has a lot of metal influences, it isn't pure metal. But bands like "Garden Of Delight" aren't really metal too... Propably the next one "Somnium Aeternus" will be more "metal" and especially more "atmospheric avant-garde black metal" in the style of Arcturus, In the Woods... etc. The band has not an official web side; the link is the band's channel on youtube. You can find our latest album "Omega Chaos" here:
21.04.2016 - dianaarnos
This band has been around for more than 10 years but their first album, Rise Of Insanity, was released on March/2015. They've been promoting their latest single, Kill For Money for a while and will be releasing their second album, Challenge, later this year (2016).
They won several festivals in Brazil, played on gigs for more than 7.000 people and got quite popular on Russia and Belgium after their first album was released and piracy took over (yeah, piracy does not bother them).
20.04.2016 - c4rc4sss
Henrique Borges is a songwriter and guitarist,he is known for his pioneering approach in the way of playing the Portuguese guitar. Having started his music studies at age 15, soon he met with the sound of the Portuguese guitar and influenced by bands he heard in adolescence, he created his own way of playing the Portuguese guitar , away from the traditional fingering but before applying the techniques he knew at the time and so far only used in contemporary musical styles .
18.04.2016 - diamondblack
Hailing from the swamplands of Florida, extreme metal titans Death Requisite have re-forged to declare war & feed the hungry ears of metal deprived masses by virtue of their self-proclaimed genre of 'Hybrid Metal'-All the most potent & extreme metal genres entwined into one cohesive, sonic assault that will leave your ear drums bleeding for more!