13:20 - RavenEffect I loved his debut, it's one of my all time fav's. Time 1 was enjoyable and a strong release, despite its production there were still good songs. But yeah, he seems to be finding excuses at all cost.
13:03 - Zaphod Jari is deluded. But in some way I feel sorry for him too.
12:57 - RavenEffect I kind of feel sorry for Jari. When I read his first recent rant I honestly thought he was right, but the more I read, the more I knew it was just pure bull
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!".
09.07.2011 - SceneryOfLoss
In the Autumn of 2008, CHAOS IN PARADISE started taking their first steps in a small garage in Oporto suburbs, where Alex and Quik began to outline the identity of the band.
After a few days, they started searching for other musicians to complete CHAOS IN PARADISE and after a while they found Pedro for guitar, 19 for bass and Sara for the vocal parts.
With the band as a whole, the quintet began writing their first Demo which came out in February 2010, including the songs "Dawn", "Heading North", "The Meaning of Being Imposed" and "Antagonized".
The band recorded the Demo at their own studio and released and distributed the four songs online for free!
After, CHAOS IN PARADISE began their live shows through Portugal, to promote their work and also to obtain experience as a band.
In the beginning of 2011, the band returned to the rehearsal room to start writing their following work, trying a new aproach to improve their sound, bringing their own identity to it and making it more coherent.
With the pre-production on the bagage, the recording sessions of the EP started in March 2011 at Soundvision Studios in Vila do Conde with Paulo Lopes in the co-production.
From the EP entitled "Let the Bliss Remain" the band released their first single "Awareness" to the fans and press, aquiring unanimous opinions expressing that their evolution and sound quality had a huge improvement.
With the "Let the Bliss Remain" presentation and release in June 2011, CHAOS IN PARADISE came back to the road to promote their EP in Portugal, having already some International shows in mind.
At the moment, they're planning to edit their first album in 2012.
28.07.2013 - psykometal
Needs at least one full length.
24.11.2013 - LeKiwi
Ugh those weak screams...a better vocalist would be a huge improvement.
08.03.2012 - Kuroboshi
Side project of AAL frontman Tosin Abasi and members of The Mars Volta and Suicidal Tendencies. Not the most metal sound in the world, but there are clear metal undertones. Interesting art!
08.03.2012 - R'Vannith
Wouldn't call them djent but yeah interesting stuff.
31.03.2012 - João Pirucas
This is much more Jazz Fusion than Djent but it's awesome nonetheless. That connotation is there just because Tosin and Javier are part of the band, in my opinion. Good addition to the site anyways. +1
27.03.2014 - Mehdi Taba
Great band with a great album (Lingua Franca), Terrazas, Reyes, Abasi & Moore, fresh sound, awesome performance and production with awesome drum works.
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 ...
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.
09.10.2011 - DrkkWntr
It's a band from Cyprus, a country that doesn't have such a big metal scene and the black metal scene is almost nothing. This makes the band's work more original and that they really care about metal and release material that express what they are and what they feel.
14.07.2014 - MatthewAngelow
Black Light Machine are a band based in South Wales who combine progressive music, metal and classic rock into their own distinctive sound. Aggressive, technical, hook-laden songs that are written purely for the love of the riff.
Made up of members linked to Iron Maiden, Thin Lizzy, Wishbone Ash and more, they have released their debut album 'The Hanging Tree'.
Live, they are something else, bringing a full - on rock show full of passion, experience and quality songwriting.
"Here's To Us, Them Like Us, Damn Few Of Us!"
13.07.2014 - diamondblack
MURSIC "Spawned from a Nightmare"
by Dave Good
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
A nonstop symphonic alt-metal ride from start to finish that displays a remarkable amount of instrumental craftsmanship. "Spawned from a Nightmare" is a concept album that takes a listener on a strange and dark journey through the collective imaginations of the band members of Mursic itself. Four years in the making, this debut is one of the few records I've ever heard that comes without flaws. It is haunting, well conceived, and destined for the gravitational pull of the larger stages that surely await this band.
"Nightmare" is reminiscent of Zakk Wylde - era Oz, King Crimson, Rob Zombie, and the Doors. Yep - those Doors. "Nova" is a clearly a salute to the L.A. rocker's vaudeville-ish "Alabama Song." On vocals and keys, MURSIC founder Tony Montemarano approaches the range of Cedric Bixler-Zavala but with the intelligent conviction of Faith No More's Mike Patton. With Brian Rumsey on guitar, bassist Ezra Broderson, and Clay Hackett on drums and percussion, MURSIC is the kind of band that crosses the prog rock divide and makes it possible to love both Yes and Rush at the same time.
It was Clay Hackett in fact who first brought MURSIC to my attention. He'd just left The Suicide Chords | San Diego, CA an all-original romance-metal outfit. The Chords had imploded a few weeks prior. We met in a La Mesa coffee shop in the village, and Hackett played me a couple of MURSIC demos on his iPad. He'd just auditioned for the band and they'd accepted him. He talked up the whole MURSIC concept that day, not just in terms of sound, but in terms of a something approaching a haunted house set and costumes. Refreshing, I told him. I have a real aversion to paying money to see any band that is dressed, well, like the audience.
"But that name," I said. "If you say MURSIC really fast, it kind of sounds like the name of that flesh-eating bacteria."
"Exactly," Hackett said. "Exactly."
13.07.2014 - diamondblack
Timeshift is a progressive metal band from Šibenik, Croatia. We started making music together in January 2012. Music is a huge part of our lives and we try to create something original and creative every time we get together. We record and mix/master everything by ourselves.
11.07.2014 - diamondblack
Key Of The Moment was formed by former Orphaned Land ("Mabool") keyboardist and producer, Eden Rabin , who was seeking to create a new genre in metal. The new genre incorporates heavy guitar and drums with various musical-styles such as: Jazz, Flamenco, Latin-music and even classical music.
For this mission, Eden addressed Rimon Institute for Jazz and contemporary music, recruiting top musicians such as Tal Cohen (drums), Kfir Melamed (bass), Amit Dreizin (guitars) and Michal Akrabi (vocals).
Those were later replaced by Vocalist Iris Sternberg (also a "Rimon" scholar, and a renowned singer in Israeli pop-music), Guitarist Alon "Tewl" Tamir (ex- Project RnL), and bassist Jonathan Maimon (who played with Eden in the jazz-fusion group, Right On Time).
Together they make one of the most original and promising prog-metal bands around. With complex yet catchy songs, versatility, and originality, Key Of The Moment's debut full-album ("The Switch") received overwhelming reviews world-wide.
11.07.2014 - SceneryOfLoss
Post-rock/doom metal/symphonic project of multi-instrumentalist Joe Hawker, hailing from the UK dealing with melancholic, simplistic-yet-powerful tracks with intricate layering and expansive atmospheres. 2 EPs were already released. Debut album coming this summer.
14.08.2014 - Planeswalker
UPDATE: from our Official Website http://ghostwarfare.com/ you can follow the links to all our stuff on the web! We have 2 officially released albums Alternate Endings and Outer Rim part I: Beyond The Veil (hear them here: https://ghostwarfare.bandcamp.com/) and we're about to finish our third - Dusk Reloaded by the end of 2014 AND we're also working on the second part of Outer Rim which will be entitled Sign Of Armageddon and will hopefully be ready at some point in 2015. Our music is quite a mixture of many styles and vary from alternative, through power, progressive, symphonic all the way to black metal which always makes if difficult to explain what exactly are we playing and the forthcoming third album will NOT make it easier for we have varied even more! In conclusion - if you want to hear something new, unique and meaningful (oh, we DO have a message!) - then head our way!
09.07.2014 - Emloins
An up and coming stoner rock band based in Manchester , not far off a second full length release. Played with the likes of Karma To Burn, Witch Mountain, Sons Of Merrick as support.
06.07.2014 - JulianMence
While the overall genre is melodeath, they have influences from both symphonic and folk metal what gives the band a unique sound. The songs are often faster paced than the average melodeath, the occasional clean vocals and brighter guitars give it a certain note which makes them special (to me at least). They haven't brought an album out yet, but i don't see a problem with that, a few bands have been registered on Metalstorm before releasing an album, for example Darkest Horizon.
06.07.2014 - silentcry13
many bands in this gener are already on metalstorm and i think there no problem adding this one too and if i may add there are not many metal bands from this country so lets try to show the world iran,s metal scence