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 ...
United Kingdom / Melodic Hard Rock / 2 comments
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!
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.
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?
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.
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)
04.04.2015 - khaos0legion
they should be included on website because they have been active even longer than some of the other included croatian bands on metalstorm, plus they beat bands like mass hypnosis, inciter, stribog and etc. on metaldays and few other band competitions.
-- Short bio --
Flesh is heavy metal trio from Croatia that's gonna make you go nuts! Skin-tight leather, heavy metal, bloody riffs and bestial screams. Ever since 2004. Flesh has been defending the heavy metal faith. In 2014. the band released their first self-titled album, and continues with its mission of spreading heavy metal plague. In the same year Flesh has won the Metaldays 2015. band contest and is scheduled to play on it alongside Accept, Saxon, Carcass, Arch Enemy, Sepultura... Also we have performed as an opening act for bands like Blind Guardian, Huntress, Batlecross etc. Critics very often say that they are the living proof that heavy metal still lives!
04.04.2015 - diamondblack
IRON HEART Artist Bio Iron heart formed in October of 2013 from the Belfast area of Northern Ireland. The band boast a high calibre lineup of seasoned musicians who have been hard at work to deliver their debut studio album Revolution calls. The album is a self release which was recorded at Mr Hippy's studio in Lisburn. It was then later mixed and mastered at by Shaun Nelson at Steelhammer Studio's then released dd/mm/year. The band expand on the NWOBHM mould with a glorious nod to european power metal. The result is massive songs with soaring clean vocals, screaming guitar solo's and thunderous high octane drumming . Vocalist Stevie "K" who already has a whole body of work most notably with UK hard rockers Escape. A seasoned veteran in many genres really turned it all on in delivering a knockout vocal performance on Revoltuion calls. Working very closely with Nelson throughout the entire writing process a special bond was forged joined by Tom Heany bass guitar and Jules Watson drums. Shaun Nelson is the out of towner hailing from Glasgow Scotland. Nelson has played with a whole slew of bands over the yrs, most of note was Attica Rage briefly before relocating to Belfast in 2007. He was voted best guitarist at the Scottish regional final of the 2005 Emergenza Band battle in one of Glasgows biggest venues the O2 Academy. Shaun is Stevie K's partner in crime and is one of the two primary songwriters for the band also doubling up as a mix engineer. Tom Heaney, Nelson and Watson all worked together in another for three yrs before breaking away to start the Iron heart project. Tom has been a staple for many of the local bands in the Belfast area including Bogus vamp and Conjuring fate to name a few. Tom brings a wealth of experience and a rock solid work ethic to the Iron heart table. Jules Watson formerly of Sweet Savage is the behemoth behind the drums on Revolution calls. Jules was part of the lineup when James Hetfield of Metalica joined Sweet savage on stage for a monumental rendition of the song Killing Time in Marly park Dublin 2009. Jules had to call time on the band due to illness in the spring 2014. Watson was then replaced by Andrew Munn in august of 2014. Andrew Munn came to prominence on the scene when he joined Sweet Taste in 2011 leading him to play across N.I. Scotland and Hard Rock Hell festival in Wales. After Sweet Taste, Andrew went on to form Black as Heaven which would eventually disband in early 2014 leading him to audition for Iron heart and to push his drumming abilities to the limit and beyond! After an exhausting search to find a second guitar player, enter Stevie McLaughlin who came into the fold in January of 2015. Stevie formerly of Derry based metallers Sandtone, were on a real tear touring in Europe alongside former Judas Priest vocalist Tim Ripper Owens. Stevie now joins Nelson who are appropriately dubbed the Tuetonic twins in what can only be described as a truly terrifying twin guitar assault. The band are now looking for the opportunity to go out and deliver energetic live performances to promote the Revoltuion calls album.
04.04.2015 - Munks87
This band should be on MetalStorm to show the rest of the world that there is a new wave of metal coming out of Australia, with each release the songs get crazier and crazier, have a listen yourself and see what you think!
03.04.2015 - diamondblack
Unreal it's a symphonic metal band run by CAS, who is also the songwriter and producer behind the bands releases.
The lyrics and the music are based on the classic horror stories. Powerful songs filled with metal and epic/horror soundscapes, combined with a symphonic context.
Album The Raven has been composed by King Diamond
03.04.2015 - j0hny
Band recently started doing shows outside of Czech Republic. First shows were in Germany, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Romaina and Slovakia. With the next album, the band is going to do more shows abroad and expand to more European countries.
They also recently released an album and two music videos and are getting mostly positive reviews on their work.
03.04.2015 - diamondblack
The Hard Rock act SNAKEBITE was founded in North Rhine-Westphalia/Germany in late 2012 when the former Sexx Action members Nikki (vocals, guitar) and Alex (bass guitar) joined forces with Pictura's drummer Julian. SNAKEBITE stands for authentic and timeless Hard Rock music, as this is what the charismatic guys truly believe in: no masquerade - no fake shit - no compromise!
In 2013, SNAKEBITE recorded an album based on Sexx Action songs, but unfortunately, it was never released due to disagreements with a former band member. However, SNAKEBITE composed new songs, released a demo EP via Maniac Attack Records and started touring all over Germany together with Neill Freiwald (Stahlmann, Incubite).
Getting enthusiastic feedback at their live shows, SNAKEBITE once more entered the studio in 2014 to record a brand-new full-length album titled "Princess of Pain". Involving all band members in the songwriting process, SNAKEBITE offer a great variety of songs without drifting away from their typical sound. "Princess of Pain" was mixed, and mastered by Dennis Koehne who had already produced albums of big acts such as Sodom and Lacuna Coil.
In the summer of 2014, Martin Gerloff (Horrizon) joined the band playing the second guitar. The LP "Princess of Pain" will be released in Feb 2015.
03.04.2015 - diamondblack
Methanol Inc. Formed some time in 2004. Since then lineup have changed few times. Juha remains the only founding member, with his vision still strong. Some "demo" recordings have been done over the years but nothing has ever been released yet. I would describe our music as something between Pantera, Lullacry and maybe Volbeat with a touch of Sentenced.
01.04.2015 - form of a sound
Kalpa released their impressive debut album called Sequences* on 28 January 2015 , their music style compines genres such as sludge, doom,post rock,pshych .Right now,kalpa is a very active band in Athen's local scene
01.04.2015 - diamondblack
Roadhog - a classic heavy metal act from Poland, formed in 2012 in Cracow. The band consists of four young, talented heavy metal maniacs with heads full of interesting music ideas. Their image is typically 80's (long hair, jeans, leather, flying V guitars, synchronic stage moves). They don't dress up, that's who they are in real life.
The music is a real tribute to great, old school metal bands like Accept, Running Wild, Iron Maiden or Judas Priest with a fresh approach! Unique vocals, super catchy riffs and melodic solos are band's trademarks. Roadhog played many gigs around their area in small clubs and big events like biker rallys. Having already a demo (2013) under their belts, they recorded the first full length album Dreamstealer. It was produced in Sweden by Olof Wikstrand from Enforcer, a friend of the band. The album is released on Stormspell Records, February 2015.
01.04.2015 - EvilCarrot
Klaymore is a band that takes base of traditional heavy metal and adds the influences of everything from extreme metal to power metal, and combine high speed riffs with catchy, melody driven vocals. Their lyrics cover everything from classic gaming to personal relationships, and often have a unique sense of humor.
01.04.2015 - Romel Villanueva
Hanal Pixan is a Belizean Maya extreme metal band which was born in the 2013. Metal music is existent in Belize for more than a decade, so it would be great if this band could be featured in this website, which would make the worldwide metal community more aware of extreme metal existence in the small country of Belize.
31.03.2015 - diamondblack
Abandoned Stars from 2009 began with brothers Leen and Tony Hodge on Bass and Drums, soon joined by Frenchman Olivier Hadder on vocals and Italian Peppe Schiavone on guitar.
Abandoned Stars take influence from Classic prog rock like Rush & Dream Theater and new metal from Opeth & Muse to arrive at the individual sound they have.
31.03.2015 - diamondblack
Abodean Skye is a progressive power metal trio consisting of UK multi-instrumentalists Bogdan Vera and Henry Mahy, and US singer Will Shaw. Drawing inspiration from sci-fi and space opera, they create music that brings the galloping riffs, heroism and technicality of power prog metal into the vast expanse of space.
31.03.2015 - diamondblack
CYRAX is the meeting of inventive Italian musicians living in the neighborhoods of Milan. All begins in 2012, when Marco Cantoni was intended to realise a heavy metal album: he meet Antonio Rubuano and Paolo Musazzi, and they instantly start writing music. Based on some original Marcos's ideas, Cyrax's songs were written in late 2012, gradually assuming strong progressive and experimental traits. During that time a young singer, Davide De Stefano, offered important contributions in writing vocal lines and drawing the copious choirs characterizing Cyrax's music. At the beginning of 2013 Cesare Ferrari and Paolo Biocchi join the project. In march the group records its debut album, Reflections, which has been worldwide published in october 2013 by Musea. The recording sessions toke place @ RecLab Studio during march 2013. Sound engineers were Larsen Premoli (Fire Trails) and Matteo Bolzoni. Larsen, who also gave important keyboard contributions, appears as guest.
29.03.2015 - diamondblack
Hailing from Berlin, Germany, "Declamatory" have been a Melodic Thrash Metal band since their inception in 2000, when Toni Watzinger (guitar) joined forces with vocalist Robert Scholich, bass player Marcus Kuscherka and drummer Fabian Weber. In spite of their lack of formal preparation with their respective instruments, the band members set out to find a very special chemistry, fuelled by the will to create some genuine kick-ass metal!
28.03.2015 - Jujitsu-man
The Spanish band "Sphinx" disbanded last year. 3 of their members, and the Romanian singer Cosmin formed Snakeyes and now they're at full work. 1 EP and 1 LP released so far, very good critics, playing this summer in some important national festivals... Such a blast.
27.03.2015 - diamondblack
039 come from Italy (nearby Milan) and we play progressive metal together since 2011.
After been through several on stage performances, we decided to record our first full length "Amalgama" which is going to be released in Spring 2015 (Bitterpill Music).
26.03.2015 - diamondblack
Sensorium is a Female fronted Symphonic power Metal band from Israel founded in 2012 by Michael Timoshko (lead guitar) and Sasha Korg (keyboards).
With Sergey Golikov (rhythm guitar) the band started seeking for the drummer, which they've found accidently in a musical instruments store. In this way Carolos Bartov became the drummer of Sensorium.
After posting an ad on several metal forums, Edi Lemishov (bass) and Ksenia Glonty (opera vocals) joined the band.
After working on some songs the band started performing on different stages in Israel.
During 2012 Sensorium recorded two demos: "Mirrors" and "End of the World" at "Black Horizons" studious.
At 2014 the band started working on a debut album "The Art of Living". The album is recorded and produced by Erez Yohanan at "Cast Iron Music".
During 2014 Edi Lemishov and Sergei Golikov have left the band.
Gilad Bardo and Anton Feldman joined the band as a bass guitarist and rhythm guitarist, respectively.
Our debut album "The Art of Living" is now on its final stages before the release.