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.
08.09.2014 - JulianMence
This band from Ontario, Canada really pack a punch. Their style is mostly melodic death metal combined with clean vocals and some progressive elements. Their riffs and overall sound has something mezmerizing in my opinion, definetly worth checking out!
07.09.2014 - Njord
Band with some national recognition in the portuguese metal scene in the 90', they started in 1992 and disbanded in 2002, leaving two studio albuns. The style was doom with gothic elements. With time, the gothic elements surpassed and the band was heavily defined by that genre. Still today, they are referred as one of the best bands of doom/gothic in the decade in Portugal. Unfortunately there's few sources of info (myspace page is one of them and even this is not totally trustful: the discography is fine, the biography is from some american band with the same name) but the facebook page seems good source (https://www.facebook.com/inhumanportugal). The band reunited in 2007/8 to split up again in 2011.
05.09.2014 - poedan
It is one of its kind melodic metal band in Turkey. We've been already reviewed by "metal-temple.com" and we hope our voice to be heard by all other metalhead brothers and sisters. Here's an interview: http://www.metal-temple.com/site/catalogues/entry/musicians/interview-ozge.htm
Here's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/againstdecay
04.09.2014 - RottingDeathHead
So this band here was formed in 2007 and since then have released nothing but solid, hard hitting death metal. 2012 They released the album entitled My Empire (One of my personal favorite death metal albums) plus they are releasing a new album this year (2014) entitled Kingdom Of Worms. Below is a link to that very album on Youtube.
02.09.2014 - Foehn666
This band just released their first album, that in my opinion is one of the best Atmospheric Black Metal albuns of the year. I think they shoukd be on Metal Storm so they're work gain more recognition
02.09.2014 - diamondblack
SYNAPTIK is an British heavy metal band from the East Coast of England. Formed in 2012, known to incorporate elements from styles such as thrash, power, progressive.
Synaptik aren't afraid to mix up the influences and certainly don't fear melody with their heavier than a black hole riffage and dynamic vocals, death metal aggressiveness with a progressive, melodic outlook. They draw on influences old and new to create a mutant hybrid sound-scape that makes them stand out.
Synaptik performed at this years BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL 2014 UK and gained many new fans with the performance.
Synaptik are soon to release their debut album "The Mechanisms of Consequence" on 26th September through German Label 'Rebel Tune Records'.
A video for the single "Your Cold Dead Trace" is available now and the single is available to download for FREE..
The single features guest vocals from Alan Tecchio (Watchtower/Hades/Non Fiction/Seven Witches)
02.09.2014 - Amatsu Mikaboshi
They sound much like Angel Witch and have been getting their name out abit in the British metal scene. They've played with Angel Witch as well as about to also play with Grim Reaper and Trouble in the near future. Would any of these links not be good enough for you to have 'em on?
31.08.2014 - Risto
Saw this band live yesterday and thought: why the hell had I not heard of them before? Skein was founded in 2004, but apparently they started to actively tour Finland only around 2012. They're a true underground gem because they're not even on Metal Archives, but their debut album Of Wings Unfolding is some good shit! They offer it as a free download under the Creative Commons license.
31.08.2014 - Lampion
One the most important bands of Death Metal In Portugal. I like the album "Anguish...I Harvest". They have released 4 studio albuns so they are some experience and had performance at the same stage with big bands...
07.09.2014 - Njord
I'm not a fan but they deserve to be at MS
31.08.2014 - diamondblack
Residing in Hollywood, CA and formed in 2011, Perceptionist is a refreshing take on progressive metal that is reminiscent of bands like Between the Buried and Me, Animals as Leaders, and The Human Abstract. The band features Jordan Nalley on vocals, Riley Brodersen and Abe Freshwater on guitars, Connor Coram on bass, and Edoardo Talenti on drums.
Perceptionist formed when Edoardo and Lenny, two long time friends and bandmates, moved to Los Angeles from Bologna, Italy to attend the prestigious Musicians Institute. It was there that they met Riley, Jordan, and Connor, all of whom come from different parts of the U.S., and joined to create Perceptionist. Lenny made the decision to move home to Italy early in 2013 and was soon replaced by Abe.
The band is currently recording and will be independently releasing their first full length album in 2013. Perceptionist has hit the LA metal scene hard with numerous shows in Southern California and they are making plans to tour the West Coast.
09.09.2014 - beyondtehdarksun
Just listening to the album, great stuff and definitely worth being added! +1
10.09.2014 - evocate
A small band with many qualities. Their drummer is the mastermind Tobias Schüler from Der Weg einer Freiheit, and he is yet to be discovered by the big scene. Both bands are great, you can hear som similarities between der weg and Fuck you and die, but the band suggested here is more broad than the other. They sound like Necrophagist on most of the tracks from the newely released album 'Elements of instability'. Some songs contain a touch of black metal in them and there are room for som grind as well. These guys knows what they are doing and need more attention! Fans of the technical death metal scene will love this band, guaranteed!
30.08.2014 - roqnroch
Ever since it's inception, Sanity's Rage has set forth to put thrash back on the map.
Not just as a rehash, but to pick up the classical style and give it a modern and technical twist.
Nowhere is this more apparent than on You Are What You Swallow, their debut full album.
A blend of modern, varied thrash with a clear message: no compromise.
29.08.2014 - strikken
One of the best metalcore bands out there today. STRIKKEN's first album, Long Story Short, was added to the video game ROCK BAND and to Rock Band BLITZ in 2012 and became a TOP20 Most Downloaded band in 2012. Their new album, According to Purpose, was released August 27, 2014 and has already sold over 200 copies locally and online. They should be signed and on tour.
29.08.2014 - MarcusGreenway
Because we are one of the few young hard bands out there with an actually talented female singer! LIke seriously. Listen to that shit. She's got balls!
Not like real, actual balls though. She is a woman. But yeah. She can sing, and we are putting out a new album now soon. I wont try and describe it since im
just gonna sound like a faggot, but I can say Im really really happy with it, and I hope you will check it out. Peace out brotha!
Marcus Greenway - the other dude who plays guitar next to Sandra Szabo.