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?
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.
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)
16.02.2015 - wackiechan666
Def-Con-One was founded over a decade ago by Antton Lant on drums (former drummer for black metal legends Venom 1999-2009) and Johnny Hunter on guitars. They have released 2 albums, Warface and II and also an EP 'Brutal Force and Ignorance' which all hit you hard from start to finish. Bloodstock Festival actually described Def-Con-One as coming across like a bar fight between Machine Head, Slayer and Pantera.
15.02.2015 - diamondblack
Perpetual Rage is a Finnish heavy metal band. We play music with energy and attitude because music is a lifestyle for us. Our songs are tales from scifi, horror and also a real life melancholy. The crew was founded in Kuopio, Finland at summer 2009. After replace a drummer (spring 2010) and then bassist (january 2011), drummer Erkka joined in the band at spring 2013. And Erkka left the at summer 2014 because he was too busy to handle several bands. Guitarist Osi Kuokkanen left the band autumn 2014 to concentrate pop music. So current line up was together. All musicians have a long experience of playig music from the past several years / several bands.
14.02.2015 - diamondblack
Megora was founded in 1990 by Piotr Sommer and Tony Scherrer and published the same year their first demo "The Fog". In 1991 was released second demo: "Moon Still Waters". 1991 Dominik Schieweck rose as a bassist with Megora. Megora produced and financed their first CD "Waiting" on their own.
13.02.2015 - helioguara
Active since 2009 they have been a strong force on their local Underground scenne, have a demo, a single, they participated of a very important tribute to an very important local Brazilian Horror Punk band and were the only authorized to produce the very first and only Panzer Fest based outside São Paulo, for its third edition. This year will be releasing their debut album. They also are the producers behind a local festival in their State called Undermetal MS, where they shared stage with other bands such as: Kamala, Panzer (Brazil), Armadilha, Pile of Corpse, Sinaya and Woslom.
23.03.2015 - FelixtheMetalcat
They are a lesser known band from Austria that seems to fit with many others on this site. One listen & you will be convinced. They have received many respectable reviews as an up an coming band that focuses mainly on today's version of traditional metal.
12.02.2015 - wackiechan666
Founded in 2008 and heavily influenced by Iron Maiden, these guys produce an old school heavy metal sound that is powerful and energetic. They have an EP released in 2011 and their debut album 'The Killing Floor' was released in 2013, both of which are amazing. They are a great live band too
12.02.2015 - Kevin454
I am writing you asking that you add The Eulogy to your site and consider reviewing the self-titled EP by the band "The Eulogy" released by Flatspot Records. We think that your website is an important one for the metal and hardcore scene and our release is worthy of review. Our band is made up of veterans of the hardcore scene with members that played in Madball, Agnostic Front, Mouthpiece, Straight Faced, Eye for and Eye, 454 Big Block and Collision. The band consists of Matt Henderson and Pete Reilly on guitar, Sergio Chavez on vocals, Kevin Norton on bass and Derek Muraski on drums.
The music was engineered and produced by Nick Jett who may be more familiar behind the drum throne of LA hardcore legends Terror. Our music has been streaming at Noisey and Bandcamp it can be accessed here http://flatspotrecords.bandcamp.com/album/fsr13-s-t-ep I have also included a link to a review of the EP from the Legends Arising website http://legendsarising.com/2015/02/04/review-the-eulogy-st/ .
The music is labeled as hardcore but is as influenced by and sounds more like Obituary, Entombed and Black Sabbath than traditional hardcore like Minor Threat and Black Flag.
12.02.2015 - diamondblack
Female Fronted Symphonic Power Metal band.
The band was formed at June 17st, 2004 under the name "Vipera" by Adir Colonna And Shiri Burah.
It was a summer night when they started to talk about their wills of a serious musical career.
Adir that came from a background of a death melody band named Kna'an, and Shiri that came from a background of choirs.
They set next to the peer and talked about how they grow farther from music and how they miss that and they want to start something new.
Shiri suggest to form a band inspired by Sonata Arctica and Adir, who wasn't and expert about the genre, decided that it will be a good challenge.
11.02.2015 - Hammer-Slammer
Reaper's Revenge is a newcomer band which was founded in 2013. There first album "Wall of fear and darkness" was released in October 2014 and received lots of great reviews. Also in the German print magazines Rock Hard, Metal Hammer and Gitarre & Bass. The band's music is mainly influenced by 80s Heavy Metal. But also you can find other influences such as Thrash or Progressive Metal.
10.02.2015 - Valkyriestorm
Firstly, the band is an original band from the United States and is a female fronted band. They are from NYC and have been an official band since 2009. They've performed as direct support for such acts as Doro and Amaranth and have opened for Sebastian Bach, Stryper and Rhapsody of Fire, to name a few. Their debut self-titled EP (released in 2013) has been steadily picking up momentum within the US and abroad and they are currently working on releasing their first full length album. Finally, I think they would be a good fit for those that regularly check out this site and are hungry for new music!
France / Industrial Metal, Post Metal, Avantgarde Metal / 1 comment
10.02.2015 - Dima
They're metal, they're good. What more do you need? ;)
09.02.2015 - Atroxentis
Old school inspired Death Metal but with a strong concept and long songs. Kind of unique but still fits the style.
2 full albums releases so far, including one in September 2014 which got quite a great feedback from reviewers so far.
Latest album was recorded, mixed and mastered in Poland by the live sound Engineer of Behemoth who also worked with Decapitated, Hate,...
Full album is available in streaming here : http://atroxentis.zimbalam.com
Check it out!
09.02.2015 - Karhu
Their sound is interesting, well balanced between heavy, upfront parts and mellow interludes; folk and medieval influences mix together with orchestral elements, making all sound pretty epic.
09.02.2015 - diamondblack
AudioPlastik is a new UK melodic progressive band , somewhat reminiscent of Threshold and Shadow Gallery. Check these guys out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZDJFhnaWKg
AudioPlastik, previously known as Alpha Flood/Brave New Sky, is a collaboration between guitarist and vocalist Dec Burke (Darwin's Radio, Frost*), guitarist/bassist Simon Andersson (Darkwater, ex-Pain of Salvation) and keyboard player Richard West (Threshold, League of Lights)
08.02.2015 - Hallford9000
They are an extremely dedicated young metal band from a small town that has no metal scene and they deserve the promotion metalstorm can give them. They have already released material with gained critical acclaim.
13.02.2015 - Hallford9000
It's a high quality band with it's first album and EP already released. Frequently cited by the Croatian metal webzine reporters Metaljacket as the best Croatian metal band. In the last two years, the band has become hugely popular and gained a great number of fans from the world.
Actually they are closest to Melodic Djent.
07.02.2015 - diamondblack
Blackshard band from north-east of Czech republic. Band was formed in 2008 by Tomas Tomis (guitars,vocals) and Jan Fikacek(drums). In 2009 it started playing clubs.
First demo which consists of four songs was released in October 2009.
Debut album Mankind Disorder released in 2012.