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!".
Today - Ismarmlp
Dark Sarah is a solo project of Heidi Parviainen (ex- Amberian Dawn). After parting ways with Amberian Dawn she has been working on a new project called "Dark Sarah".
Music video "Save Me" -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wsHp6VsE6w
Music video "Memories Fall - Feat. Manuela Kraller (ex-Xandria)"-> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oP8wOi0ZZI
Music video " Hunting the Dreamer -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNFvxSSvgGg
Lyric video "Evil Roots - Feat. Inga Scharf (Van Canto)" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRpf2TvH0GE
Music video "Light In You - Feat. Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica)" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoYqjnDPaDg
18.04.2015 - The V.M.93
The Oneira is the progressive metal band lead by the greek multi-instrumentalist Filippos Gougoumis. A multi-cultural project across Greece, Italy and Germany.
Filippos together with the keyboard player Gianpaolo "Banjo" Begnoni wrote the first album "Natural Prestige" which was recorded in Space Lab studios (Germany) with Filippos close friend Musician/producer Oliver Philipps and Christian Moss. The record guest Oliver's Vocals plus a session vocalist and drummer.
"Natural prestige" was pretty welcome in the international progressive scene, proving the skill of the band and the right mix between old and new "progressive colours".
After "Natural prestige" Filippos decide to challenge himself and work on more complex, mature and sophisticated sound which is the new step to "forge" The Oneira style.
Filippos adds a new permanent drummer to the band. Oliver Philipps suggest his italian friend Danilo "Sakko" Saccotelli, which is grown in the progressive heavy metal scene in the early 90'. He's also a writer and lyricist.
The current line up worked so hard for the second album "Hyperconscious", again co-produced by Oliver Philipps (also guest lead vocals/guitars) and Christian Moss, with "new blood" on it, Charlotte Wessels (from Delain) as a guest appearance and the new guest lead singer Manuel Ruscigno.
"Hyperconscious" marks a big step forward for the band
17.04.2015 - diamondblack
Heavens Fire is currently a melodic metal band lead by guitarist JT Harris out of Toronto Canada. Back in 1998, JT joined forces with drummer/lyricist Mike Mackinnon and bassist Andy Narsingh. Their 2000 release on Now and Then records entitled "The Outside" consisted of many songs already written before JT got involved. After many negative reviews and disappointing record sales, the band took on a whole new approach, sound and direction as JT took over all song writing duties for the follow up CD. Fate however, had other plans. On the same day of their first release, the band lost their drummer in a tragic accident while JT and his dad went on to contract cancer just a year after that. Despite given months to live, JT managed to recover within a year and has been healthy ever since. His dad however was not so lucky as the cancer had returned which forced him to be confined to his bed for his final years on earth. Without JT, and no one else to write new material, the project was put on hold indefinitely as JT stayed home to help provide care for his father. There was no Heavens Fire activity of any kind for over 10 years.
16.04.2015 - Guib
Well even though the band is now ''Split-up'' they were still a major crossover act in the 80's and 90's. They released 4 full length from 85 to 95.
They are absolutely fantastic it's a shame that they've stopped and I believe they still deserve a spot on MS.
15.04.2015 - diamondblack
Liquid Steel is a heavy metal band from Innsbruck, Austria, Formed in 2009.
Their love of traditional 80s metal reminds of such influential bands as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Metallica.
"Fire In The Sky", the band's debut album, was was released on Scream Records in 2014.
Some of the highlights were supporting the legendary NWOBHM band Diamond Head and sharing the stage with U.D.O. and Powerwolf.
In Steel We Trust!
15.04.2015 - diamondblack
Female fronted Melodic Power Metal band from Greece.
"Maxi Nil (ex Visions of Atlantis) and Raphael Saini (ex Iced Earth) after touring the world
and captivating audiences along the way,decided to join forces and re enter the music world as Jaded Star!
Exploding with energy,experience and drive the band's debut album "Memories From The Future" is ready.
Produced by Maxi Nil,mixed and mastered by Fredrik Nordstrom at the legendary Fredman Studios in Sweden,
this album showcases Maxi's electrifying vocals and the masterful drum work Saini is known for.
Guitar hero Kosta Vreto with his unique finger strumming style, eschews the plectrum in favor of a raw,
organic sound that literally comes straight through his hands. Babis Nikou on the bass brings a solid
foundation and the chemistry between he and Maxi as the song writing team provides emotion to match the power of the sound.
The elements are there, the forces have aligned, the Jaded Star is ready to shine!"
14.04.2015 - Draugen
Released their debut album "Envoy" in February 2015 via Temple of Torturous Records.
Taken from their Bandcamp page: "The six track album has its roots in sludge and funeral doom, but with progressive aspects very much reaching upwards to an ethereal, otherworldly plane. The album received finishing touches courtesy of mastering engineer, Mell Dettmer, who counts Sunn o))), Fyrnask and Earth among her previous clients.
The band explained the concept of the album as follows: "The album's narrative is told from the perspective of a personified version of Voyager-1 - humankind's first step in fulfilling our destiny - transcending the Solar System and paving our way to the stars."
It's a really impressive debut and I think the band deserves to be featured on the site because of it.
Russia / black metal, experimental, post black metal, ambie / 1 comment
14.04.2015 - KarlaMarcus
Because this group has an individual sound is expressive improvisation, as well deep mystical significance of all creativity.Because all the work creates the only girl who lives in the Russian hinterland.
14.04.2015 - EmeraldSword
Awesome metal act out of Japan. Active since 2006. Style is similar to Galneryus, Concerto Moon and Onmyo-Za. Japan metal bands don't get much exposure outside of Japan so any global recognition they can get I think would help fuel the success and name recognition of the band. Also Yama-B left Galneryus in 2008 and more recently has been helping Hiroyas "Iron" Chino on his more recent album releases, "Icicle Fall" and "Scarlet Furor" since 2013.
For a list of the full length discography you can visit the official website below or an affiliate metal site here: http://www.spirit-of-metal.com/groupe-groupe-Iron_Attack-l-en.html. Spirit of Metal lists the musical style as "Guitar Hero," but not sure if it's joke. I would say their style is closer to the bands I first listed so use your own discretion if you create the band page.
Finally, I believe there may be some anime connection with this band since most of the album covers are anime art, so not sure their soundtracks to animes or just studio albums recorded by Iron Chino.
Thanks for checking them out.
14.04.2015 - bddidier
Certainly metal and original. Amazing covers.
13.04.2015 - iljazik
At the end of 2014 the band finished the recordings of their debut album entitled "Gallery of Life" with the help of producer Jan Cvercko. The guys then felt that they needed a stronger band name, so they decided to changed it to "Within Silence". Early 2015 Within Silence signed a deal with the Swedish label Ulterium Records, and the debut album "Gallery of Life" is scheduled to come out early May in Europe and North America.
13.04.2015 - diamondblack
Hard Rock band from Spain, influenced by Motley Crue , Def Leppard , Van Halen etc
10.04.2015 - AnGina--
Viper Solfa were formed in 2013 by Ronny Thorsen, the ex-lead vocalist of Trail of Tears, after the band disbanded. Viper Solfa consists of many well-estbalished names in the metal scene, alongside Thorsen most notably Morpheus, known for his work with Ancient and Limbonic Art and also as being a part of Mayhem's live performances for four years. In February 2015 the band released their debut, Carving An Icon, a blend of black metal, gothic metal with symphonic metal features. Why it should be on MS? Simply, because it is a metal band, it consists of well-know names and musicians and has released a noteworthy debut. It may be a bit hard to pin them down to a single genre, but their mulitple-layered style surely has a bright future ahead.
10.04.2015 - nemesis68
Sinners Moon (Inverse Records) is a new band from Slovakia, which plays symphonic metal infulenced by early Nightwish albums but uses more death growls. It's tribute to Nightwish and all the other Finnish melodic metal bands.
10.04.2015 - BaneConall
Young, talented progressive metal band with hints of metalcore thrown in the mix. About to release their debut album Quiet World on April 21, 2015. Definitely a band to look out for this year.
09.04.2015 - diamondblack
South Korean glam metal band Victim Mentality formed in 2009 in Seoul. The group was founded by vocalist Krocodile and guitarist Kyungho Sohn, who first bonded years earlier by jamming on Iron Maiden and Judas Priest covers. A veteran of South Korea's metal scene, Sohn previously played in the melodic death metal band The Crescents and has been a member of symphonic black metal act Dark Mirror ov Tragedy since 2007.
Wanting to showcase their love of '80s glam metal, Sohn and Krocodile teamed up to work on music that paid homage to the subgenre's heyday. Taking their time, they crafted the songs for their first EP, "Magic Finger," in 2009 and 2010 and recorded them as a duo in 2012 and 2013.
In February 2013, Krocodile and Sohn invited bassist Scorpion to join Victim Mentality. In July 2013, "Magic Finger" was released. The offering boasts the powerful, catchy cuts "Don't Spit on Me" and "I'm Not Your Friend" along with the title track, a power ballad dealing with the anguish caused by impotence. The EP ends with Korean versions of "Don't Spit on Me" and "I'm Not Your Friend."
July 2013 also saw the band finally making their live debut. Not having a drummer, they relied on a drum machine for their initial gigs until drummer Tarantula was brought on board in February 2014. Deciding their style should match their sound, for concerts Victim Mentality sport plenty of leopard print, lip gloss, and eyeliner. And to keep audiences further entertained, flamboyant frontman Krocodile often brandishes a bullwhip while delivering his impassioned wails. Quickly winning over fans and capturing the attention of the Korean music industry, in May 2014 - less than a year after their first live show - the group played at Seoul's Green Plugged festival and later that summer appeared at the Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival, one of the country's most famed summer outings.
In spring 2015, Victim Mentality will release their debut full-length offering, "Heavy Metal Is Back." The act will be embarking on their first American tour in March and will preview material from "Heavy Metal Is Back" at South by Southwest (SXSW).