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!".
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.
23.03.2016 - SYCON
We got a full length cd as required. It'd be a great honour to be featured on this site. Here you can find some info:
Sycon bears just one thing in mind with their music - Total Havoc!
Brutal guitar riffs, versatile vocals, stomping beats and atmospheric synths defines the music, all while retaining their melodic metal roots.
Groove Factor Guaranteed!
Sycon was founded in 2009 at Oranienburg, north of Berlin. 2011 they released their first demo EP "Sniper's Poem". 2012 they moved to Berlin-Köpenick and had a fundamental member change. 2013 the only remaining member guitarist Moe joined with Jay from the Philippines as lead guitarist. They released the single "I'm the One" featuring Aurelia's Turm singer Marcel and Declamatory's drummer Fabi. In the End of the year Jay and Moe joined force with drummer Tobi, who was playing the davul and various percussion at the medieval group Obscuratis. Shorty after bassist Lars joined Sycon. 2014 they released the single "Downer" with female singer Seline. In early 2015 they finally found their permanent frontman Daniel, which worked before with Ill Kommodity and as rapper KoH Kain and is known as streamer KæinPlay. In spring 2015 they released the first single "Bulletstorm" of their debut album and played shows such as the Rocktreff open air festival in Berlin and as support for The Vision Bleak. Their self-tilted first album was released on March 27th 2016.
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" .
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.
USA / Avantgarde/Experimental Metal / 3 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
26.02.2016 - ZÖN
Always considered them metal. Leng t'che for christ sake. Painkiller is (was) pretty metal too
Iran / Alternative/Progrssive Metal / 3 comments
01.10.2009 - Wrathreaver
Traumeta has released their first debut demo in 2008, containing 4 songs. Their upcoming album will be released in January 2010.
02.10.2009 - JD
well i support Persian bands, me waiting there 2010 album +1
11.03.2015 - psykometal
Do they even have an album out yet? Link me to it in PM if so.
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).
06.03.2016 - diamondblack
Innate Concept's musical identity is rooted in the Progressive Metal genre - and the word "progression" is to be taken literally. Innate Concept strives to incorporate elements, instruments and ideas normally not found in classic Progressive Metal. The newest album "Sunset In Our Eyes" combines elements from electronica and classical elements into a whole new and unique sound. A multitude of synthesizers create the atmosphere, color and texture, the mighty Taiko drum ensemble delivers power, groove and impact, while the Armenian Duduk conjures up ethereal melodies, adding yet another layer to the rich-bodied symphonic orchestra. A piano and various acoustic guitars are another integral part of melodic storytelling and quite frequently intertwine with other instruments. All of this takes place planted firmly on the foundation of thundering drums, shredding guitars and a nasty, angry bass. Innate Concept's music is challenging, demanding, cunning, powerful, intense, yet so delicate and fragile. Be prepared, for it will demand your full attention - and it will surprise you if you dare a listen. Debut album can be purchased at http://www.innateconcept.com/shop/
26.11.2012 - BaneConall
Progressive Metal band in the vein of The Human Abstract's Digital Veil album without the harsh vocals. Their debut album Reticence: The Musical has already been released. Definitely worth a listen.
16.12.2011 - TheMahan11
Band 23 is a new name in Croatian scene. Band has recorded their debut MCD and self released it in 66 limited copies. I've watched their short trailer and it sounds very interesting. It is definitely something new...
16.04.2016 - Johan
Ambient Black Metal band from Askim, Norway. Formed in 2015 they have released one full-length album in 2016 called ´The Force Of The Ancient Land´. The cover art, ethereal ambience and production caught my attention and make it a great package all together.
Here is a link to their full debut album, have a listen:
15.04.2016 - DonnieMarhefka
Ancient Spell has just recently signed with long time Italian record label Minotauro Records and has also recently released their second Album "Forever in Hell". Receiving great press and reviews from all over the world this is a promising band from the states that should not be ignored. The just released a new video "Fall of Humanity" which you can find on Youtube. They also just finished doing a tv show called "Check it out with Dr. Steve Brule" who stars John C. Reilly. on top of that they have their music featured in an upcoming feature film NOWHERELAND which will premier in Los Angeles later this spring of 2016.
15.04.2016 - diamondblack
The band was officially founded in summer 2014 by the guitarist Sandro Seravalle (SYRO) and the drummer Alessandro Brandi (AROON), which already collaborate together from 2008 with various musical projects. The band also joins the guitarist Francesco Capitoni (FRANK) and the bassist Andrea Capitani (LOBO). One year later, in summer 2015, Athrox joins the vocalist Giancarlo Picchianti (IAN). The lineup is now complete and the quintet begins to compose their songs, succeeding to record 11 tracks in few months.
In April 2016 will be realesed the first Athrox album entitled "Are You Alive?". The band's sound is inspired by new concept heavy metal sounds with thrash metal influences, varying his composition from song to song without changing their musical style.
15.04.2016 - EfstathiosTamviskos
Omega Monolith are a very unique band, with great care and vision towards the music they are producing and they not just deserve to be on Metal Storm, they deserve the world.
A listen to any of their works would tell you more than anything I could write here.
12.04.2016 - AnderNukore
They have just released their latest album "You Call The Wolf, You Get The Pack!" It is pretty interesting, good drumming, nice riffs, and good lyrics too.
11.04.2016 - Thrash_Man
Wargrave is a Thrash metal band that includes hints of modern day death metal. The Band released their debut album "Suffering The Void" in 2015, and have received positive feedback both locally and abroad.
The debut album is available for free download via Wargrave's Bandcamp page.
03.04.2016 - ShawnKernen
Miss the old days of Metal Music? They're not entirely over; Frenzied Madness is here to keep it alive! The debut album Tartarus fusses the Speed of Slayer, the Funkiness and Jazz tones of Suicidal Tendencies and the Grunge Sounds of Nirvana rolled into one METAL package!
Frenzied Madness formed in late 2013 merging different Genres from various styles of Heavy Metal, Grunge and Punk. This is mostly apparent in the landmark song Inzomnia. Our first official release Tartarus is a heavy concept album that describes the struggling to survive in this ever changing world!
The genius guitar riffary are all masterminded by Byran Pitts. The wicked drumming and driving vocals are delivered by Andrew Braman. The punchy bass lines are by Shawn Kernen. • All written, recorded, produced, mixed and mastered at DETHMETL Studios by Frenzied Madness.
31.03.2016 - Flo-Temnein
Temnein exists since 2009 and has released its 1st full length "404 B.C." in January 2014 on Danish label Mighty Music. This album is available in Europe and USA.
The band has performed over 50 gigs in Europe (supporting Gorod, Hacride, Leng Tch'e, Hypno5e, No Return) and has completed a Japan tour in December 2014 supporting Mors Principium Est and Beyond Creation. On April 9th 2016 the band will play the Durbuy Rock Festival in Belgium, supporting Eluveitie, Powerwolf, Primordial, Equilibrium, Pentagram, Leprous and many more...
30.03.2016 - beneathmysins
Beneath My Sins is a french symphonic metal band founded by two guys from the previous line-up of Evolvent (5 albums).
They have started a european tour including France, UK, Netherlands, Italy, and will release a music video in the next few weeks, as well as an album later this year.
Stay tuned for more updates!
29.03.2016 - diamondblack
Solar Wind is a progressive metal band from Far East of Russia. Band formed in 2009 (in Blaroveschensk). At the moment, the band recorded two studio albums. On the second album, besides the main vocalist, was attended by singers known progressive metal bands from Russia and Belarus
25.03.2016 - M C Vice
Michael Denner and Hank Shermann (both Mercyful Fate)'s new band. EP released in 2015. Don't do what I did and expect another Melissa/Oath.