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!
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.
13.10.2014 - diamondblack
New Modern Progressive Metal band from USA. Band released their debut album in 2014.
Complete album available at http://thematicofficial.bandcamp.com/releases
13.10.2014 - Aiwaz
The swedish female-fronted gothic metal band "Purple Nail" will release their new album entitled "Embrace The Dark", worldwide on November 18th through Wormholedeath records.
The first single has just been released and can be heard at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5d2qtzKA-ms
For more info visit: http://www.wormholedeath.com/home/index.php/2014/10/purple-nail-sweden-sign-with-wormholedeath/
12.10.2014 - Gylve
The unholy anthems from the deepest graveyards of hell will continue to haunt you, because Lord Eurynome released demos depravity under the names "Imminent Destruction, Eurynome and Seventh Ceremony for Perversion".
11.10.2014 - diamondblack
Stage of Reality is an idea of Andrea Neri, guitar player and composer of the prog metal band Astarte Syriaca from 2003 to 2012. During the same period Andrea writes also for theater and television and he plays in other projects including pop and metal bands.
In 2012 he joins Blaze Bayley, ex Iron Maiden singer, to record the album "The King of Metal". The album is followed by a long lasting tour all over Europe and Andrea is going to play on the stages of over sixty different cities.
In July 2013 Andrea begins to write the ten songs that will soon become "The Breathing Machines", the first album of his new band: Stage of Reality.
To record the album Andrea decides to work with the following musicians: the singer Francesco Marino (Dreamscape), the drummer Alessandro Accardi, the bass player Marco Polizzi (Astarte Syriaca), Bernardo Nardini on acoustic guitar and backing vocals and Francesco Visconti to the sound design.
11.10.2014 - diamondblack
Australian Speed / Power Metal band, formed in 1987. After releasing a demo and a single, band has split up in 1991. In 2011 has reformed and released a full length album in 2014.
10.10.2014 - diamondblack
Polimetro is a Progressive Power Metal band from Chile. Band has been formed in 1996 under the name of Metropolis, due to legal issues has been renamed to Polimetro in 2000. They recorded one album in 2001 then split up. In 2009 band has been reformed and in 2014 released a new album.
Somewhat reminiscent of an early Symphony X
09.10.2014 - Tel3tubby
They are unknown, but pretty good. They remind me of bands like Mayhem and Mordichrist. Their video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFXQl-zfQoM) is also not bad. They deserve to be on Metal Storm.
09.10.2014 - Six Days of May
Six Days of May is a metal band from Milan with a lot of official videoclip on their official Youtube Channel, a strong promo service made by Wormhole Death Records and Aural Music and a good online and offline fanbase.
Lymph is the debut album and it is distributed in Europe (starting from 2015 also in Japan).
08.10.2014 - likantropo
Attempting to find innovation or bands that can 'one up' the current masters within the confines of power or traditional heavy metal is like trying to kill yourself in a single round of Russian Roulette. Chances are, that bullet is not going to air out your brains and offer you the sweet release you deserve. Iron Fate is a German band, thus arguably originating out of the heartland of this sub-genre, and they've managed to remain on the straight path since their foundation 5 years ago. They put out a demo, shopped it around, and got a deal through Massacre Records. Unfortunately, they're one of those five empty rounds in the chamber, with no projectile force to offer here, and their debut, Cast in Iron is all too quickly forgotten on the road to better listening.
As I've noted, Iron Fate play power metal, but they do not engage in the manner of fast paced, anthemic noodling maintained by bands like Gamma Ray, Helloween, or DragonForce. They are also not some simple clone of Judas Priest, Maiden or Accept. The singer Denis Brosowki's got a fairly distinct voice, clear and penetrating but also fairly constrained. He's got as much of a Biff Byford spin as a Dickinson, Tate, or Dio, and he performs pretty well in both the softer and heavier material the band has written. But he's simply not being backed up by memorable enough music for it all to matter. Most of the songs are extremely simple, chugged or basic chord patterns which remind me a little of Halford's solo albums, or the US band Holy Mother, except just not as catchy. The songs very quickly become torture to listen through, not because they're ever 'bad', but because you just never get the payoff you need from a band like this.
The album cover hints at a little magic, a little mystique as this bizarre construct stretches itself forth from the constraints of the Earth. Ironically, the music offers almost none of this mystery. The guitar riffs groove and meander along without many good hooks; the chords anchored in largely predictable patterns that hardly mete out the level of aggression and energy that the singer's voice deserves. At the best, they pull off a track like "Killer Instinct" where some tolling percussive samples and Heathen-like vocal processing (think "Hypnotized") attempt to distract from the lackluster rhythm guitars. Brosowski soars over "Rage in a Cage" and "Lightning Bolt" with a suitable charisma, but you still can't wait for them to be over. In fact, the first few tracks on this album blow by so unconvincingly that I found nothing at all to grab the attention span until the second half of the album! "War in the Streets" is probably the most powerful track, as the lyric rhythms and bouncing, forward riffs feel the most fluid.
When you're in this market, I cannot stress just how much you need the giant hooks, the incredibly satisfying vocal lines and the feeling of uplifting, esoteric power of classic heavy metal music, culled from decades of trial and error. Iron Fate have the talent in the front, they've got a good production standard with some fairly crushing tones, and they do nothing to really offend the listener, but they simply lack a 'Killer Instinct' of their own. A killer application. Metalium or Primal Fear might occasionally draw a tear in my eye as I cringe from the high pitched air raid siren vocals screaming beautiful melodies off into the night. I might feel my heart pulse unto the precipice of bursting. At their best, they can reduce the listener AND the playing field to mere ashes. With Cast in Iron, it feels more like being walked than hitting that essential home run that will have the traditional 'bangers throwing horns and dashing their brains out with that lovely, final bullet of inspiration.
08.10.2014 - diamondblack
Ask any artist to reveal their most important ingredients for success, and you are guaranteed to find creative freedom near the top of the list. Thus it has proved for Sixx:A.M, a band comprised of Nikki Sixx, DJ Ashba and James Michael have formed a creative collective characterized by a free-spirited, artistically pure approach and genuinely diverse musical influences. That wide-winged philosophy resulted in the band's third album, the alluringly titled Modern Vintage, which offers both billion-dollar choruses, and nods to great bands from the 70s like Queen, Bowie, T. Rex and Sweet. It is a record that represents the culmination of seven years of collaboration between three friends who, in the beginning, didn't even really want to start a bandů
06.10.2014 - diamondblack
Solitary Sabred is a Power Metal band. Released full length albums in 2009 and 2014.
Solitary Sabred were formed by Jimmys Demetriou (guitars - the only surviving original member) in the year 2000 and went through several member changes up to the year 2004 when he left Cyprus to continue his studies abroad, leaving behind some rehearsal demos from that era. The basic structure of some of the band's songs (like "The Trojan Hero" for instance), dates back to those days.
06.10.2014 - diamondblack
Lostpray is a band which was founded in 2013 in Odessa/Ukraine, but its story dates back to 2002 in Istanbul/Turkey. It started as three friends from school who had one thing in common and that was to make music. Burak Gundogdu, Tufan Cigdem and Erkan Kaya would meet after school, sometimes at studios, sometimes at their homes and would play all the songs they were crazy about (Metallica, Iced Earth, Megadeth etc.). After living their high school periods like this, they had to separate as Erkan Kaya and Tufan Cigdem had to leave Istanbul due to their University education. Even though they were no longer playing together, they all continued to make their own music.
In 2013, Tufan Cigdem joined the singing contest "The Voice of Ukraine". He successfully made it to the quarter finals, after he was eliminated Tufan had won back his self confidence because he just proved to himself and all the people around him that he had what it took to become a rock singer. Tufan decided to contact his friend Burak and shared the idea of getting the band together to start making their own music professionally. Burak who already had a few tunes ready that he had written himself, and had been working on for years, seized the opportunity and moved to Ukraine, leaving everything behind.
After Burak moved to Ukraine, Tufan and two of his friends Eduard Bykovets and Sergey Alyabyev started working on their album at Eduard's home studio. Due to financial reasons Eduard and Sergey had to leave the band. After this small incident Vyacheslav Babienko (bass guitar player) and Nikolay Dovdopolov (drummer) joined the band forming the last lineup. Since then they recorded 8 tracks for their album "That's Why" and played in a few local bars and in a special event hosted by Turkish Airlines.