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 ...
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!
31.07.2011 - patrickmetal12
Because this band will blow your mind. its like Amon Amarth but with clean-ish vocals. The vocalist makes the band... majestic. After only watching their official video, i immediately fell in love with their style. If you like Amon, Ensiferum, Enslaved, and fucking awesome vocals, this band is for you!! \m/
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.
17.08.2014 - diamondblack
Epicenter is a rising thrash metal band originating from Pelham, NH. They began as a small project in 2007 with guitarist Ryan Burke and vocalist/drummer Zachary King, with guitarist Jared Towne and bassist Scott Doe later joining in, letting the real destruction begin. They quickly made a name for themselves in the new England area slaying stages and crushing shows for enthusiastic crowds at local venues. They have been interviewed on the radio stations WCAP and WUML, and played a full live set on air, while also getting repeated air play on 91.5 The Stress Factor. They have shared the stage with many bands, including Lich King, Sonic Pulse, and Six in Line, and have been booked to open for the legendary national acts Death, Testament, Overkill, Flotsam and Jetsam, Ill Nino, and 4ARM and the list is still growing. The pure energy of Epicenter's stage show alone drops jaws, and the complex, heavy music they play leaves their crowds wanting more. Witness it for yourself and join the rapidly growing movement that is Epicenter and brace yourself for a hell of a show.
17.08.2014 - God of shadows
A great and heavy deathcore band from australia, which are going to release their second full-length soon. Seems to be way too few deathcore bands on this site, that's for sure. For fans of Aegaeon, Oceano and Whitechapel.
16.08.2014 - diamondblack
Step Echo is a Hard Rock Band based in the Niagara Region. The Band recently released Jagged a full length album featuring 11 songs. The album was recorded in the bands own studios (Fecal Noir) during the latter half of 2010 and was engineered, produced, and mastered by Corey Mcfadyen. Step Echo was nominated for song of the Year with Jagged in 2011 Niagara Music awards and was also named Indi band of the year by Image FM. On their first album alone the band has managed to produce 3 HD videos. StepEcho's sound is Influenced heavily by Canadian rock. Powering riffs fuel an onslaught of melodic vocals that are cored by bass driven heavy rock drumming. The band is now in the process of putting together its second album while continuing to refine their sound.
16.08.2014 - diamondblack
We are Forensick, a traditional Heavy Metal-Band from Horb am Neckar, Southern Germany.
Founded in July 2010, we elate our audience with our musical creativity and a powerful stage performance.
Our music is distinctive because of our twin-lead-guitars, mixed with a powerful bass-sound and high
clean vocals. The melodious singing, catchy melodies and modern riffs are the recognition values of
After our first gig in October 2012 on a truck trailer, bigger stages were conquered in the following year,
for example the Rock am Neckar-Festival (with U.D.O. and Onkel Tom Angelripper). After that Forensick
were the winner of the "Nordschwarzwald Music Contest".
In the end of 2011, we started the recordings for our first record which was released under the name "Forensick"
in February 2012.
Within few months the first pressing (500 pieces) were sold out. Well-established metal magazines wrote
very positive reviews.
Next to concerts in smaller and bigger clubs, for example the LKA Longhorn in Stuttgart, we participated the Crow-Attack-Festival
or the Mini-Rock-Festival in Horb am Neckar. But the flashpoint of our previous career was in summer 2012:
because of the winning of a voting for the opener slot (more than 300 other bands were involved), we conquered the
big stage at the Bang Your Head-Festival 2012 in Balingen. Many positive reviews and comments in the Rockhard-magazine
or the Metal Hammer were the results of that gig.
16.08.2014 - diamondblack
Heavy, exotic, Metal epics & quick driving Hard Rock anthems, the new Porphyra album "Faith, Struggle, Victory" will have something to please all Rock fans!
New York based group, Porphyra, which comes from the Greek "Πορφύρα," meaning Purple or Porphyry Chamber, formerly Phoenix Reign, has been around since 1998. Porphyra is an eclectic modern Rock band whose musical styling incorporates Hard Rock and Symphonic Metal with Greek folk, progressive and classical textures.
Billy Chrissochos teamed up with Chandler Mogel (Outloud, Khaos) in 2013 to create a new version of this no holds barred Rock band that fuses all their collective tastes. With a killer array of songs the band is gearing up to bring their brand of unique metal to the masses.
Whether it be heavy, exotic, metal epics or quick driving Hard Rock anthems, the new Porphyra album will have something to please everybody that loves electric guitar driven music.
16.08.2014 - ravendeath
Austrian band Coma. from city of Dornbirn was founded two years ago and since then released some demos, EP, a couple of singles and are now working hard on their debut album which should be out still this year. The band performs an insane and often disturbing mix of black metal, industrial, ambient and rock. Worth checking out!
14.08.2014 - João Pirucas
New band composed of ex-members from The Mars Volta: Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Cedric Bixler-Zavala, Dave Elitch and Flea. Slightly more straight forward than The Mars Volta but with every bit of wackiness. Debut album was already (independently) released.
13.08.2014 - AnnaNidstaang
They are an uprising band but they haven't stopped since 2009.
They toured Spain in concert venues (with bands such as Negura Bunget) and in some festivals like HOM Fest (where bands like Grave Digger, Ensiferum or Sodom played).
Thanks for reading! :-)
13.08.2014 - JaCoN
Since dEmotional is the greatest new Modern Metal band from Sweden. Their debut album ''State: In Denial'' was a very well written and produced memorable album, soon to be followed up by its yet untitled successor. Most notable about the band's carreer so far has to be their videography. Working closely together with producer ''Kristofer Kiggs Carlsson'' they produced up to 6 music videos in their 4 year existence.
13.08.2014 - diamondblack
Omega Crom is a Ripping Metal band based out of Vancouver B.C. who bring to the stage progressive power metal and elements of aggressive death and thrash
13.08.2014 - diamondblack
Promise Land is a Symphonic Power Metal band from USA, formed in 1997.
Early on, Promise Land began to headline many events and youth group rallies, as well as being featured live on Pittsburgh's Word FM. They were also selected to perform in many outdoor festivals such as Cornerstone Festival in Sanctuary International and asked to open for bands such as Bride, Petra, ApologetiX, The Letter Black, Rex Carroll and many more.
Promise Land's first "EP" was recorded and released in late 2005. Now, while the 'EP' was meant to be a simple demo used for booking, they decided to release it to the public after much requestsThe "EP" was selected as "Album of the Moment" for several weeks running on major Christian Metal/Rock websites, as well as remaining #11 on the "Best Rated Albums" out of hundreds in the largest online Christian Metal Music Vault. They were also selected as one of the TOP 10 in the 2006 Kingdom Bound International Talent Search. From the exposure, the band has gained a good national support while still continuing to build a strong local following.
09.08.2014 - Therkal
It's an upcoming band from the Netherlands. They played at Metaldays 2014 in Slovenia recently, where they had a very successful show. They are currently working on some new material and making sure they play live as often as they can, and everywhere they can.
08.08.2014 - b0sse
It should be on Metal Storm because it is simply an amazing band.
They've released one EP back in 2010 and then a full album in 2013, and both are stunningly amazing works of melodeath.
12.08.2014 - julle
why not, a new band from sweden who play a Sabbathy hard rock. Of course is not extreme metal... but could be interesting for someone.
for more they have a bandcamp page too: http://altareth.bandcamp.com/
05.08.2014 - Lou Rambler
Magic Circle are a doom metal band from Massachusetts formed in 2011.
Last year they released their self-titled debut album. A really good job of doom and heavy metal that reminds the 70's (specially Black Sabbath) but sounds fresh at the same time.
Strongest points: Brendan Radigan vocals, very good compositions and cool rythm changes.
Song to listen to: "Scream Evil"
Sorry for my rustic English.
05.08.2014 - diamondblack
Formed in the last month of 2009, a conglomerate of near ideologies parenthesized together to deliver an exemplary sonic experience. Even with a diverse individual background, the resonance of musical repartee fundamentally drove them to a near utopian contribution to the idea that began as metalcore, but quickly metamorphosed and evolved to a progressive standpoint, while still being true to their roots.
The idea was not just bent upon a particular element of being as a state of deliverance of either heavy musical connotations, or thought-provoking lyrical content, but depended upon a multidimensional approach to project unto the listener a thought field which relied upon not only fundamental objectivity, but also, paradoxically , the least focused upon intricacies of life itself.
Traveled all across the nation, and loved dearly all across the board, from small town colleges, to big city arenas, their appeal has been universal. Their debut album, Clockwork Dilation, is expected to release in the Summer of 2013, followed by an all out nationwide tour, covering a plethora of events.
The main aim of the band was to always strike it big , and is evident by the near nonchalant , steadfast, and stoic naming of their own band, they aim and
are Colossal Figures.
02.08.2014 - diamondblack
Dimeless is a German Groove/Thrash metal band. Founded in 2005, Dimeless' main goals are energetic live-shows, as well as groove metal based brute and innovative songs.
Shortly after their forming a demo CD was published in 2006. This four track demo led to numerous gigs in and around northern Hesse. In 2007, Dimeless published their first EP named "The Pill To Swallow". Fans and critics were thrilled by the EP equally.
Metalhammer e.g. stated: "Music for the autobahn from 120mph onwards" and Uncle-Sally's: "This music has balls."
Resulting from this great response Dimeless started playing gigs all over Germany. Among others they have played in Berlin, Frankfurt, Bamberg, Erlangen and Iserlohn, including gigs with well known bands as Born From Pain, Tankard, Japanische Kampfhörspiele and Die Happy. In 2009 Dimeless participated in the well-respected band contest Emergenza.
Due to their fantastic results in the preliminary rounds, they made it into the finals playing in front of 1200 people in the fully packed out Batschkapp in Frankfurt. Finishing second in the middle Germany final was a great success and a result from sweat-inducing performances.
After a switch of guitarists in 2010, Dimeless started the recording of their first LP in 2011. The album, named "Taste Of The Upper Class" is going to be published in spring of 2012.