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!".
David Maxim Micic
Serbia / Instrumental Progressive / 5 comments
14.11.2011 - Khaos569
very. very promising ... thumbs up!
28.05.2012 - bane26
Great instrumental progressive band with 1 EP out so far. Sounds very promising.
edit: Recently released a second EP.
03.01.2014 - Starchild
And they released first LP this year, Bilo 3.0, and it's awesome!
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 ...
02.11.2014 - Nacur
Kudos for un-blacklisting them! Let's open our minds!
They play live in metal festivals, have members from other metal bands in Japan (check the bio of their band members), and, on top of all, are actually a pretty decent group.
03.11.2014 - Ruchesko
They were un-blacklisted? Kudos, MS. - The touring band don't lack metal cred either - guitarist #1 tours with Marty Friedman and guitarist #2 is Galneryus's ex-bassist
Today - Taravilyaion
Quote: "Blacklist, if Limp Bizkit aren't here they aren't."
Yeah LB is absolutely the same... NOT!
Limp Bizkit is commercial skaters crap, this aint.
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?
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!
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.
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).
06.10.2011 - 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.
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)
09.01.2015 - thebutcherkev
1. Already been added last year to Metal Archives website (Metal Encyclopaedia)
2. Very positive reviews for the demo (2013) and the debut album released last year entitled 'Propaganda Dream Sequence'. (See links below)
3. Very active - 2nd album 'War Prophecy' to be released in March 2015.
4. Over 12,000 views on youtube for the song 'A Pale Reflection' from the Demo in 2013.
5. Kevin Byrne (previously of Valediction, a band that is on Metal Storm) is the only member of this band. Writes & performs all music/lyrics.
6. The only metal band from Ireland using a heavy variety of synths/strings/choirs along with a dark death/doom vibe.
7. Debut album 'Propaganda Dream Sequence' came 12th out of 15 top metal albums in 2014 -> http://ametalstateofmind.com/2014/12/30/roundtable-roundup-metal-states-top-15-of-2014/
Demo Review ->
Album Review ->
(8.5 out of 10) http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/review/sonus-mortis-propaganda-dream-sequence/
(4.1 out of 10) http://ametalstateofmind.com/2014/04/18/roundtable-review-sonus-mortis-propaganda-dream-sequence/
(4.1 out of 5) http://www.metalireland.com/2014/03/05/sonus-mortis-propaganda-dream-sequence/
(9 out of 10) http://www.metal-temple.com/site/catalogues/entry/reviews/cd_3/s_2/sonus-mortis.htm
(4 out of 5) http://www.heavymetaltribune.com/2014/09/album-review-sonus-mortis-propaganda-dream-sequence/
07.01.2015 - Jeebneus
They have two full-length albums under their wings ('Into the Depths of Oblivion' and 'Apotheosis') and their music is (to quote their website) "rooted in Avantgarde Black Metal and infused with atmospheric and doom-laden sections".
05.01.2015 - RottingDeathHead
So these Texans have been around since 1998 and since then they have produced numerous albums, two of which were full length releases. Thanatopsis from 2010 and Memorious from 2013. Both are solid albums!
04.01.2015 - alivearth
Napstasia was born to keep alive the old school death metal, with sounds, spirits and more about these years. Plus we try to traspond that from '90 to our days with our sounds and something new and personal.
Oh, and we love play too.
03.01.2015 - kains
She's a talented young solo musician from Israel, about to release her debut album.
She already has her first couple of singles out:
03.01.2015 - Shankao
They are a fresh new folk metal band. They have one album called "Habitat" from 2014 released through Trollmusic. They also have an official video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVPhuHBvnvk
El Salvador / Melodic Black/Death Metal / 1 comment
03.01.2015 - DavidiaN
Dismal Gale's music is pleasant for its style and not repetitive.
They've made one album, "Dismal Serenades", which totally deserve recognition.
They can play and compose, they deserve their place on Metalstorm.
They success at establishing a great ambiance through their music.
03.01.2015 - diamondblack
Melodic Progressive Power Metal from New England. For fans of Iron Maiden, Opeth and everything in between. Founded in 1999.
02.01.2015 - Martin Beck
INDUCTION is a metal project founded in the Czech Republic in early 2014 by a guitarist/songwriter Martin Beck.
Music genre of INDUCTION can be described as Melodic/Symphonic Power metal with influence of classical music which makes an epic atmosphere.
Martin Beck and the guests have been working on the first instrumental single "Far Beyond the Horizon".
The artwork for the "Far Beyond the Horizon" single will be out in near future. Designed by Stan W Decker.
The single will be recorded at the Grapow´s Studio by the producer/guitarist Roland Grapow (Masterplan, ex-Helloween) at the end of November 2014 and also at the "ICMP" studio in London, UK.
The release of the single will be in February 2015
After releasing the CD, Martin Beck will move to London, UK to continue working on his project INDUCTION.
INDUCTION co-operates with:
- Roland Grapow - guitarist, producer, sound engineer (Masterplan, ex-Helloween)
- Stan W Decker - graphic designer (Tarja, Blackmoore's Night, Michael Kiske, Timmo Tolkki's Avalon)
- Peter Crowley - orchestral composer
- Mira Slama - bassist (Savage Messiah)
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- Martin Beck
06.01.2015 - crowfather
I believe this talented individual should be on Metal Storm so that other metal fans can partake of the incredible art this one-man Blackened Thrash machine has been creating since 2012.
Good music NEEDS exposure and this is some of the sickest, most unique metal I have heard in a while.
all albums are available here for free download
28.12.2014 - diamondblack
Divinion defies classification, yet still maintains strong roots in the rock/metal genre. Musically, they're continually pushing the boundaries of what is possible—keeping a careful balance between bleeding-edge musicianship and catchy songwriting.
Drummer Jamie Lopata, guitarist Tom Foraker, vocalist George Wood, and bassist Gregory Apple deliver addictive sledgehammer-metal riffs interwoven with diverse textures and colors setting them apart from lackluster garden-variety metal. Divinion band members are all schooled in the classics (Black Sabbath, Rush, Iron Maiden, J-Priest, Slayer, Testament, M-tallica, M-deth, Dream Theater, etc.) and can't help but create great music of their own. If you get a chance to hear Divinion, you won't soon forget about them!
26.12.2014 - diamondblack
DISSORTED play melodic thrash metal and connect lightning quick neckbreaker a la Exodus and Testament with traditional fare such as Iced Earth and Megadeth, however, becoming ever have their own identity in focus.
With plenty of action and love for heavy metal on the stage Mirco (v ), Florian ( g ), Sebastian ( g) , Dillon ( b ) and Martin (drums ) have now by rousing concerts throughout Germany a reputation as impactful Live band developed. The professionally -produced EP "I" was published in September 2014 .