09:27 - Lokaeda Check the album "morbid fascination of death" by Carpathian Forest, there's a song with some sax on this one.
08:29 - Unhealer First use of sax in metal I can think of is on Pan.Thy.Monium albums. It had to be Swano.
08:10 - AngelofDeth you're right, a little weird to get used to but it works pretty dang well in that song. It needs to be stylized to metal rather than just sticking a weird 80s sax break down in the middle of a song
08:04 - AngelofDeth didnt know other bands were doing it too. Very strange. Ill check that out though
06:56 - hadriel Listen to Ihsahn's On the Shores and all of the doubts anyone would ever have about the sax being in metal will be squelched
05:28 - Unhealer It's because it's just awesome <3 It really fits metal.
05:13 - Zaphod Turisas, Whispered and Behemoth are just the ones that don't pull it off, there are plenty that do.
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!".
18.06.2013 - IronArkadius666
The band features 3 members from Isis, another post metal band already on MS, and the vocalist of Deftones.
It is more post-like than Isis and not quite as heavy, but it definitely deserves a place on MS, as it is reminiscent of bands like AtomA.
I believe that a lot of fans of bands like Isis, AtomA, Enshine, Aoria and other bands in that vein of music will greatly appreciate this band.
29.06.2013 - SyFFiLiS
"Heavy, stargazing rock outfit Palms was forged out of an explosive collision, as Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno joined forces with critically-lauded post-metal group ISIS". This should be enough said to add this band on MS.
04.07.2013 - tea[m]ster
Album is fantastic, put it on here!
07.07.2013 - Unhealer
Liking this album more and more each listen!
28.07.2013 - psykometal
Didn't hear any metal in this at all when I listened.
03.10.2013 - 3rdWorld
-1. And i do agree with Mr.Database manager. There isn't any metal in this at all. No need to die to get it added in here, cuz this doesn't deserve a place here. Not to mention their really crappy and bland debut. Pfft. >:(
24.10.2013 - ScreamingSteelUS
I don't understand why people insist on associating post-rock with metal. There is no metal here.
29.12.2013 - Zaphod
Agreed, no reason to be on MS. Then again, they added Anneke Van Giersbergen just because she has been in metal bands...
24.05.2012 - The Benighted
Corelia are a burgeoning progressive/technical metal band with a single EP under their belts. With a sound not unlike Protest the Hero and The Human Abstract, they've come across some especially interesting ideas along the way, with a stunning selection of songs, to boot. 'Nostalgia' was released in 2011, and I've been listening ever since. Highly recommended.
02.12.2009 - Bastard Child
London based and out to offend everyone. Featuring members of Damnas and Inner Rage River Frehney have terrorized the UK underground with their no holds bar offensive comedy and hardcore thrash. Have played with ArnoCorps, Ring Wrom and Evile, toured with Nebukadnezza and have a number of EP's released.
05.06.2013 - psykometal
Needs at least one full length.
27.01.2010 - ArcticWolf
Fastway are a British heavy metal band formed by guitarist, "Fast" Eddie Clarke, formerly of Motörhead, and bassist, Pete Way, formerly of UFO.
Don't think I need more reasons to explain why the band needs to be part of MS? Do You? I bet most of Motörhead and UFO fans are familiar with Fastway or know something about the band.
In addition, I am not able to find there official site, however I provided a link to there myspace page.
27.01.2010 - DayFly
AOR of the sticky, shmalzy kind
24.10.2013 - onedh
Fastway should be included in metalstorm.com ASAP. "Fast" Eddie Clarke delivers atrue amount of oldschool Heavy Metal. Also this band has been an influence for many other bands.
20.03.2009 - Yossarian
Info in English here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Suaves
They should be here as Spain is a kind of important country as regards metal fans and this band is together with another 4 or 5 the most famous hard rock and rock band in the territory. Above all from Madrid northwards. They only reason why outsiders don't know them is the fact that they sing in Spanish. Otherwise, they would be popular enough for you.
Their music style is quite similar to The Ramones, Motorhead...The voice is let's say "peculiar". They are still active after 28 years and still selling out venues.
Their website appears to be in maintenance now.
12.06.2011 - SceneryOfLoss
Stamina is a french metal band founded by the keyboardist Gildas Vijay ROUSSEAU. In 2006 they released their debut album "Mess'Age" and currently work on the second album "Via Crucis".
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.
10.04.2013 - JefferyTotterdell
Great up and coming band, with a bit of reggae and Latin mixed in, which is groovy
First Ep of three albums and the progression is really good.
These types of bands have been doing really well lately.
But the music tells the real story so have a listen, a few live performances on YouTube.
24.02.2009 - warlock84
We are a young band trying to get our name out there and believe this site is a great tool to help with that. We are a true metal band, not that nu-metal or radio friendly junk. We all grew up listening to bands like Pantera, Slayer, Iced Earth, Testament, Kataklysm, Amon Amarth, etc and strive to bring back the old school heavy metal. We hope to record a demo this year and any press, good or bad, would be greatly appreciated.
13.07.2012 - Steve Rowland
This is a pretty good band from Québec. They're pretty well known and good in the genre. I'm actually surprised this band isn't on this site already. A listen to this song should help convincing you :
21.02.2014 - The Evergreen
+1, and I too am surprised to find them in the list of sugestions.
03.03.2010 - FrostFlame
Slash's Snakepit was a rock band which was a side-project formed by then-Guns N' Roses lead guitarist Slash (Saul Hudson) in 1994. On their first album, Matt Sorum (drums), Gilby Clarke (rhythm guitar) and Dizzy Reed (keyboard) from Guns N' Roses played in this band. On bass was Mike Inez of Alice in Chains and Eric Dover (who had previously played guitar for Jellyfish) sang lead vocals.
GN'R colleague Teddy Andreadis also appeared on the record playing harmonica & keyboards.
03.03.2010 - DayFly
Honestly, this stuff has too much boogie to call it metal. Maybe if Aerosmith were here...
30.12.2009 - drpaxton
This band is worth listening to to all who like heavy music. They play a very unique kind of music, you can call it alternative rock, or hard rock, with one the most talented lead singers out there.
15.03.2011 - WingedOctopi
Amazing band, fans of Tool should like this.
05.01.2012 - hadriel
This band needs to be added. Similar bands like dredg and Fair to Midland have been added to the site, rightfully so should these guys. Not to mention that their music is stellar! ;)
12.04.2012 - Nicoline
With 2,4 million listens registered on last.fm, this band cannot be ignored. I hope to read reviews and updates on Rishloo from MS in the future.
05.12.2010 - Grave Digger 87
Lutomysl doesn't have a website or a myspace, so that myspace link is a fan page. They have a pritty intense heavy style, kind of depressive sometimes too. There is only 6 bands from Ukraine on MS! Thats gotta change, hehehe.
Edit: Lutomysl does have a myspace now, http://www.myspace.com/lutomyslofficial
27.12.2012 - LaineJ
Great band, one of my favourite bm band
08.06.2011 - in GRAVE
they are a good progressive metal band and they are influenced in dream theater and symphony x
16.05.2012 - Oracles
There one of those hidden European Prog Metal bands that are from a country who produces little to zero good metal bands and they signed with an unknown record company that is making them go unnoticed. But if everything goes good, this band has immense future. Their major influence is Dream Theater.
Tree of Life ,
The Land of Lights.
All of which you can find on youtube.
05.04.2013 - DarkSymphony500
Atmospheric/Doom Metal band with gothic influences. They get the influences from bands such as Draconian, Agalloch, Shape of Despair, Saturnus and Tristania. They have released 2 EPs and a full-length album 'Errances' (2012).
06.02.2014 - Mrtvozornik
Norway. Mostly known as a melodic black metal haven, the country hasn't really made a mark in the traditional metal scene. Well, the five lads in Absolute Steel are on a "serious" mission to change all that. You'll note the word serious in the previous sentence was in brackets - this is intentional, 'cause Absolute Steel have their collective tongue FIRMLY planted in cheek. See, these fellows fancy themselves a party band, and their songs are a true reflection of that ethic - just look at the titles! So, knowing that the lyrics are either going to be hilarious or atrocious (they're both), the music is what will make or break this band. Have no fear, 'cause music is catchy as hell, and sounding like its been ripped straight out of 1985, the songs are a melodic metal tour de force. K2's vocals are appropriately high-pitched and fit for screaming while guitarists Andy Boss and Dave Bomb have got the twin-lead guitar god thing down pat. Personally, I believe Absolute Steel has to be one of the most talented bands around. Why? Because they have to be to pull off such ludicrous materials!
06.02.2014 - Mrtvozornik
Despite being loaded with personality and individual flavour, Sign Of The Jackal from Italy have pretty much been background players in the world of Heavy Metal. Maybe that is down to the restraint and decorum shown in relation to the femininity of frontwoman Laura Coller or simply the fact that it has taken them 5 years to deliver their debut album in 2013. Comparisons would be drawn to Warlock regardless of how Laura's voice actually sounds, and while she has clearly been taking notes on Doro's phrasing her tone is more in line with Acid's Kate de Lombaerd, those Belgians being a key musical influence too.
06.02.2014 - Mrtvozornik
This band released one, self-titled, record in 2013. Witchgrave is as old school as it gets in 2013 that any fan of Venom is going to drool over. The vocals are one hundred percent Cronos worship. There's a few moments throughout when you start to wonder if King Diamond sings on this record. I question every time I listen to it how someone can sound so identical to someone with such a rare, distinct voice. The vocals sound evil and straight out of 1982. The riffs are very speed metal and rather simplistic actually. A quite noticable punk element in some songs, others strong Maiden influence and the rest just have a noticeable Venom style of speed metal riffs. The thing about this record is that it reaches so many different spectrums of metal genres. Traditional heavy metal, black, thrash, speed and even rock n' roll. So it's very hard to describe each thing and how it sounds, the only way to sum it is fucking evil, especially the production. One may find it absolutely impossible to believe this album was released in 2013. Despite all the comparisons, Witchgrave are original band. The other traditional metal bands that have come out recently all sound very similar, but these guys really stick out of the bunch. Dirty, raw production, possessed vocals, speed metal riffs, drums with a punk feel and thick bass lines.
06.02.2014 - Mrtvozornik
I'm not exactly sure what is happening in Sweden of late, but whatever seems to be afoot over there is both exciting and befuddling in one sweeping chord structure. Between Enforcer, Screamer, Ghost, In Solitude, Steelwing, Air Raid and now Rocka Rollas producing such high quality heavy metal I think I may just pack up and move to the cold winds of Scandinavia. Rocka Rollas takes the very best traditional metal. The band manage to take up the mantle of modern day straight-forward heavy metal ala Judas Priest, Anvil, Helloween... Indeed, Rocka Rollas sounds like Kai Hansen-era Helloween, Running Wild and Blind Guardian.
06.02.2014 - Mrtvozornik
Swedish power metal band Lancer, quite possibly one of the strongest bands to hit the power metal scene in the past twenty years. They launch their self-titled debut album in January 2013. Blending vocal styles reminiscent of Michael Kiske, speed metal guitar work with definite Malmsteen influence, Steve Harris-like bass presence, and strong bolting drums; this is one solid lineup to be taken seriously. Nearly four years in the making, their debut full length album is nothing short of remarkable power metal, and upon first listen I felt like it was some lost 1980's power metal album that could have only been overshadowed by "Keeper of the Seven Keys". Complete with an armed battle ostrich, this band is definitely a band to keep an eye out for in the upcoming years. It's quite eerie to hear all of the similarities in the album to 80's and 90's era Helloween, Iron Maiden and Gamma Ray. It would be quite easy to pull moments of each song and compare them to the definite influencing albums and tracks for any well-versed power metaller. The album is full of such epic and classic tone, but still manages to bring nothing but original and fresh music to a weakened power metal scene. This band could definitely be responsible for a world-wide power metal revitalization come in 2013. Lancer is a must have album for any power metal/heavy metal fan, it's so classic yet fresh, full of hook after hook. This is a strong release, worthy of some serious attention. If I had the ability to see twenty years into the future I can only hope that Lancer will have their own Ed Force One with their battle ostrich painted on it flying around the world to sold out amphitheaters everywhere. The only complaint to be said about the album is there needs to be more music, because I seriously can't get enough.
06.02.2014 - Baribal
German Heavy Metal/Thrash Metal band, main member was Peter Breitenbach (Ex-Grave Digger). They released 4 studio albums, including the high-quality debut album "Good Part For Each" and the excellent 2007 work "Captured".
06.02.2014 - Baribal
In the mid 90's they released a great album named "Visions" that sounded like early Queensryche, but a little more progressive. In 1999 another album named "In The Test Of Time" was released.
05.02.2014 - carlosfual
Barricada was a Spanish rock band originally formed in 1982 in Pamplona, Spain. With thirty-year career, is considered one of the flagship of the Spanish urban rock groups. Deserves recognition after years of career and so many songs in Spain are considered hymns.
05.02.2014 - Mrtvozornik
Air Raid finally produces its first full-length release Night Of The Axe in 2012. after a pretty solid EP, itself a full-speed ahead foray into the dusty din of heavy metal antiquity. Try as they might, the younger generation couldn't kill this sound with a book of matches or a stained goblet of gore. Night of the Axe provides exactly what you think it might: a crunchy blueprint into past architecture that calls upon the likely culprits in Judas Priest and Saxon while standing tall next to modern heavyweights as Steelwing.
05.02.2014 - Baribal
James Dezarn and William Dezarn are the 2 members of the US Metal band Fallen Sanctuary. They are responsible for all instruments and made 2 great albums: "Theories Of Ruin" (2005) and "Malevolent Symmetry" (2010)
04.02.2014 - Mrtvozornik
Cynic is obscure NWOBHM band - one of the many bands from that period which never put out anything more than a single or two. However, there has been some kind of old-school resurgence in the past few years, and a good number of these classic acts have returned to finally release a full-length album. Cynic play a crude (not a bad thing) heavy metal which reminds me superficially at times of both AC/DC and Motorhead, but with more "metal" song structures.
06.03.2014 - Promonex
And let's not forget the time they were booked for Wacken Open Air!
04.02.2014 - Mrtvozornik
Sabotage is a true cult of the Italian scene if we talk about the pure heavy metal. During the 80s this band could have just one "rivalry" in this field, Vanadium. They were quite different in style and Sabotage could be labelled as a purer version of heavy metal, without keyboards and with more "heavy metal" patterns. By the way, this "rivalry" was just symbolic because they metal scene at the time was quite different from the one in modern times and the musicians were like brothers, having lots of collaborations between their bands. That was the right time to leave the envy behind and join the forces to let emerge the heavy metal, the one made in Italy.
03.02.2014 - Fearmeister
Pretty good thrash metal band from the late 80s. Released two albums before splitting up sometime after 1987. You can listen to their debut here: http://www.metal-samples.com/2013/03/blood-money-red-raw-and-bleeding-1986.html
01.02.2014 - ApetytusKczPsz
Their new album is getting very positive feedback and this original mixture of post metal in the vein of Isis and Cult of Luna with things like Deathspell Omega, The Cure or Deftones is highly eclectic. Also for fans of David Lynch.
31.01.2014 - Mrtvozornik
Crying Steel was one of the greatest realities in the Italian underground of the 80s. At the time, most of the bands were forced to play in small clubs and even for this great band the history was not merciful. Like many of the 80s Italian metal bands, also Crying Steel had the skills to emerge but something went wrong and after this release the band remained on hold and after awhile they split up. The main cause could have been the frustration because it's hard to keep playing music when just a small part of the people care about you and this is the case of many bands at the time in Italy. But band is active again since 2003. They have one album from 80's and two after reunion.
31.01.2014 - Mrtvozornik
Pergament was one of the best heavy metal bands in Serbia. Pergament played as a support act for Alice Cooper only appearance in Belgrade in 1990. Vocalist of Pergament attended an audition of Black Sabbath and entered the narrow choice, but was eventually turned down.
31.01.2014 - Spacebrother
South African bands really struggle with promotion & being on the tip of Africa is not the most ideal metal market. The band has been together for 6 years and has recently released a single "Devil"s Den" on the iTunes Store. Any reviews / promos would really be appreciated.
Check out the webpage or sound cloud for links to the single.
30.01.2014 - Mrtvozornik
They were one of the legendary bands of the underground Hellenic Metal scene of Athens in the late 80s - beginning of the 90s. They tried hard to promote their band, recording unofficial demo tapes, playing in more than a handful of local - and not so local - live shows and giving interviews to any fanzine that would asked for... And in the end, only a taste of bitterness for another unrecognized great Metal band and this excellent - and today much sought after - their only album. "Kingdom of the Kings" is Heavy Metal with strong, memorable compositions with a healthy Epic touch and dark lyrical thematology. They could be compared with great U.S. Metal bands like OMEN, indeed. This is high quality True Metal, before the term "True Metal" invades scene. Dedicated Metalheads should give this LP - a rusty diamond - a chance.