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!".
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.
08.09.2015 - Guib
Totally agree Triumph's got to be added.
United Kingdom / Melodic Hard Rock / 2 comments
29.09.2015 - samer
Amaaazing, cant wait to listen to the entire album!
23.10.2015 - Waelo
The band combines Oud influenced oriental style, with many other symphonic elements and lyrics reflecting people's suffering in war zones and in exile. The Band's first album " The ghost of Zanoubia" was released in October 2015, and it brings together elements that are not very often used in Metal
01.11.2015 - in GRAVE
Good work man
13.06.2012 - AlexisCroze
Corvus is a Melodic Metal band from Ukraine. They released their debut album "Raven Rising" in 2012.
28.09.2015 - diamondblack
Royal Corvus band was formed in September 2005 and the first band name was Corvus. The name was borrowed from Latin, it translates - the Raven. It is a symbol of the wisdom in most ancient religions of the world. Raven is a carrier of souls across the River of Eternity and a binding link between the fragile edge of the World of Shadows and the World of the Living. Initially, the Corvus band was created as a melodic symphonic gothic metal project, but in the process of development and quality growth joins itself the best of the different trends and styles of rock. Now Royal Corvus band has created more than thirty Russian and English-language songs. Song's sound is very different: from romantic ballads to hard and progressive rock. And nobody of the listeners will not remain indifferent, because everyone will find something in this music for themselves. All this different musical styles are merged in one unique style - Corvus style. Besides his own works band plays covers of classic rock and pop songs. During its long history Royal Corvus band many times was engaged in various kinds of rock and bike festivals in Kharkov, and outside it. The Royal Corvus band received invitations and performed in support to rock stars as: Master, Sergey Mavrin, Epidemia, Catharsis, and vocalist of the legendary bands Rainbow and Deep Purple - Joe Lynn Turner. April 28, 2012 the Corvus band has presented their debut album - Raven Rising. October 24, 2012 Royal Corvus was official support group of SCORPIONS in Kharkov as part of the farewell tour "FINAL STING TOUR" .
01.07.2015 - ManiacBlasphemer
Not quite a metal band, but seeing that other hard rock or glam bands are featured, I do not see why these guys shouldn't be here. Great White is one of the better bands from that thoroughly commercial movement of the 80s.
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).
30.07.2014 - Moose
One of the best albums of 2013.
France / Progressive Melodic Metal / 1 comment
13.08.2011 - SceneryOfLoss
HEONIA is a Melodic Metal band from the North of France. The band is started in January 2006 by Thomas and Marieke.
They create HEONIA's first two compositions while they actively search for musicians to complete the band. These first pieces define HEONIA's style of music: a powerful Melodic Metal with touches of Prog and Death; female vocals which can be soft or stronger with, in addition, aggressive death metal voices…
Once the line-up is complete, HEONIA presents its music to people at a lot of gigs (opening for Kells (Fr), Misanthrope (Fr) or To-Mera (UK) in particular) in order to refine its music style and have the first impressions of the audience.
In November 2008, HEONIA releases its first EP self-produced in its entirety and named Simulacra. This one receives quite good reviews although a "home-made" production and is well received by the audience when the band presents it.
HEONIA continues logically on its way and records his debut album in 2009. The band wants, by this mean, to make people discover more in depth his musical universe with a professional sound. Winsome Scar is released in September 2010; its sound is rather dark, melodic and progressive.
Since June 2011, Rudy i not anymore Heonia's drummer. We are currently searching for a new drummer.
USA / Avantgarde/Experimental Metal / 2 comments
16.09.2010 - Die Hacker [PT]
Amazing avantgarde band i've discovered recently, mixing jazz, slow & fast tempos with a thrashy druming and almost no vocals besides occasional screams, these guys will for sure deliver for avangarde metal fans!
04.12.2010 - Uirapuru
Oh my god this has to be here! To complete John Zorn's in the collection =P +1000
21.09.2015 - IonasvonZezschwitz
One of only a handful of black/thrash bands from Ontario. Epic metallic ideas compressed into short punkish outbursts of blackness.
21.09.2015 - MRVXtreme
White Raven is a folk metal band influenced by bands like eluveitie,korpiklaani , equilibrium ... coming from south catalonia (Spain) formed in 2011, the message of the band is remember our celtic/pagan roots and the connection with mother nature
19.09.2015 - Terras
Biotoxic Warfare are a relatively new thrash outfit out of Crete who released their debut album, Lobotomized, this year. It didn't pick up a ton of traction on larger sites but garnered positive reviews from all the smaller spots that featured it. I've enjoyed Lobotomized quite a bit and am looking forward to their future work. They're definitely metal, if that's the question at hand.
19.09.2015 - Ena
They make kick-ass music for one and their lyrics are deep and meaningful =)
Memphis May Fire started to make music in 2006. Back then they were called "O Captaine, My Captain!" but they changed the name in 2007 to "Memphis May Fire"
Their current singer Matty Mullins does both clean vocals and growls.
MMFs debut album is called "Sleepwalker" (Trustkill Records) and one of the songs on it (Ghost in the Mirror) is also found on the soundtrack to "Saw VI"
The second record, "The Hollow" (Rise Records) came out in april 2011 and in october 2011 MMF was on tour through Europe.
Personally I never get enough of their third record "Challenger" (Rise Records) which came out 2012 and hit number 16 in the charts, but I let everyone be his/her own judge of it's goodness and quality ;)
The album features Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria) and Kellin Quinn (Sleeping with Sirens) as guestmusicians.
More tours followed ^^
Their fourth record "Unconditonal" (Rise Records) came out in 2014. It was bought nearly 30'000 times during the first week and entered the US-charts on number 4!
They deserver to be listed hear, don't you think?
18.09.2015 - Sword_Chant
Sounds like the birthchild of Windir and Midnight Odyssey. Great band, great BM sound. New album Csendes Domb sounds bloody great.
New album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7gpI7ueFpk
15.09.2015 - Goran
Because Metal Storm is community where a lot of metalheads hang out so it's one of the best places to promote underground bands like this. Hardfaced has 3 albums out, with a couple of European tours and are starting be recognized all over Europe...
14.09.2015 - ajohns1
They were doing great cover hits in 86'. Then released an original album, then disappeared for awhile. They came out with some new material recently for an EP called "America Idle" and it was great! I was able to see them open for Helloween in Toronto and they had a great response from the crowd and I certainly enjoyed it. I find the Title track "America Idle) particularly catchy.
12.09.2015 - diamondblack
Female fronted Progressive Metal band from Switzerland, formed in 2009. Released debut album on 11th of September 2015.
Complete album available here http://atomicsymphony.bandcamp.com/releases
11.09.2015 - diamondblack
Dean Cascione is an American Neoclassical Shred Guitarist who is an Innovative force in today's Shred Guitar Scene. Dean was born in Bronx, New York and raised in a small suburban town right outside of Worcester, MA. He began playing guitar at the age of 10 and built his first electric guitar when he was 15. His Neoclassical Roots stem from his early training with Master Jazz /Classical Guitarist Steven Cancelli. "It was Steve who exposed my love for Baroque Music." Dean is a pupil of the legendary Shred Lord Joe Stump, 6th top Shredder in the world - Voted by: Guitar One Magazine. Joe Stump is a true mentor. He's an amazing player, and my best friend. His inspiration has been key in helping me find my own unique sound and identity. It is Joe who unleashed my creativity and assisted me in expanding my guitar vocabulary. During the days when Shred was dying and Grunge was the rave, it was my Mentor Joe Stump who carried the Neoclassical torch high and proud - His strength and passion inspired me to continue writing, playing and recording the music I love." Dean is known for composing songs that combine killer fret board assault with memorable melodic melodies. In recent reviews, Metal Express Radio said, "This guy is freakingly dangerous with a guitar!" HARDROCK HAVEN has described Dean Cascione's Guitar Chop Shop as, "It's possibly one of the best in years in the solo instrumental guitar world" and "Is a "top" candidate for album of the year in 2008. Dean's debut CD "Guitar Chop Shop" was released March 2008. "Guitar Chop Shop" merited the 1 chart ranking for the week of May 24th and an overall ranking of 2 on the Guitar Nine Records Top Sellers Chart: Neo-Classical Metal for the month of May 2008. In Honor of one of Metal's Greatest Legends, Dean Cascione, Manowar, HolyHell, MetalForce, and friends teamed up to record "Magic - A Tribute to Ronnie James Dio." Straight from the heart, each artist embraces Dio's legacy with their own interpretations of his work. The tribute cd was released June 2010. "Neoclassical Fire" is Dean's latest 2011 release which mixes "A blend of fierce fret board assault with strong, powerful melodic phrasing." "Cascione plays with passion and shatters decades of shred stereotypes." For this album, Dean joined forces with Drummer Paul Wandtke (The Sammus Theory, Kill Hannah) and The Mighty Shred Lord Joe Stump (Holy Hell, Reign of Terror, Joe Stump Band) to deliver a second installment of Pure Neoclassical Power Metal!! Experts have described Dean Cascione's command of the instrument as "Dangerous with a Guitar"... "Vicious, High Tech & Aggressive"... "Jaw Dropping"... "Channeled the Spirit of Rhoades"... and "A Bright Star on the International Guitar Scene." Discover Dean Cascione today and witness PURE NEOCLASSICAL POWER METAL!
11.09.2015 - diamondblack
Infanteria was conceived by the brothers Chris and Rob Hall. With a penchant for all things thrash the band has successfully blended the old with the new and boasts a "take no prisoners" attitude in both live and studio performances. Band is influenced by Metallica and started as a cover band.
10.09.2015 - diamondblack
Sexta Casa starts its history in 2006, but it will take some time to establish itself as formal band. The first years served to develop some of their own compositions. Just in 2008 it reached a stable line up, which managed to play live shows throughout the rest of the year. Unfortunately 2009 sees it suffering casualties in some positions and just in 2010 it could do concerts again. The latter was reaffirmed in 2011 with intense activity and it seemed that 2012 would be the same, but the line up troubled the normal course of events again. 2013 was the year of the definitive takeoff, and the one to stabilize and begin to outline the recording of their songs. It was more a period of activity "alive" than "in studios". This happened the following year when the recording of "Hijo Del Tiempo" began. In late 2014 this LP would be ready, so it was released in 2015 with the collaboration of Pulmonar Recordables. Currently, plus a new lineup change, the band is dedicating all its time and efforts to the live presentation of their debut album.
10.09.2015 - Tordah6
This band is touring making new music in Finland. Bands style and music is unique which is very hard these days. The band is about to release a 5 song EP and publish it digitally and in CD-form. The band is also starting to film a music video with a well known finnish film director. The band is also looking for agency for them.
07.09.2015 - diamondblack
FS PROJEKT is a joint effort by the mastermind of the whole endeavour, i.e. Efes (music, arrangements, lyrics, guitars, bass) and his brothers-in-arms - the outstanding Russian musician and producer Oleg Mishin (vocals, flute, production) and one of the best drummers ever to rock the Russian metal scene Andrei Itschenko. It was in December 2011 when these brave adventurers set out on an ultimate quest in search for new worlds hidden behind the veil of reality to find and bring forth the greatest treasure that seemed to have been lost for many centuries - the dignity of human spirit in all its grace, splendour and glory!