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 - diamondblack
Last Joker was formed by Miguel Mega, Portuguese guitar player, in the late eighties in Santos, São Paulo, Brazil.
In 1990 Last Joker recorded their first demo tape with the songs " Without You " , " Last Joker " , " Hold on Tight " and " Every Night " and started a career playing for eager crowds in the São Paulo state.
Because of their musicality , stage presence and sold out concerts they got the attention of Metal Rock Records and recorded their first LP simply called " Last Joker " and toured Brazil supporting bands such as Sepultura, Angra, Dr. Sin, RDP among others. In the middle nineties the band broke up and Miguel Mega moved to LA and started a solo career and released around 10 instrumental solo cds and appeared on several compilations alongside Greg Howe (Howe II, Michael jackson, Maragold), Kiko Loureiro (Angra, Megadeth) among others .
In 2014 Miguel Mega moved to the UK and regrouped Last Joker with singer Roddy B. (Avenger, Abbadon), guitarist Yves Martin, bassist Al Pringle and drummer Adam Proud and have just recorded their new cd release for Into the Limelight Records, Last Joker - Ulterior Motives and have released the video clip for the single " Kissed by the Lake".
When the A&R scouts of Into The LimeLight Records listened to the new material it was clear that this was something different. Refreshing, fantastic rock songs, catchy and with a quality you may expect of these very experienced musicians. Reason to offer a contract straight away.
Today - diamondblack
Ultimatum is a Prog Power Metal band from Finland, Formed back in 2001, debut album New Dawn released 2004, 2nd album released in 2008. 3rd album Vis Vires Infinitus set to release in June 2015
Today - diamondblack
Tanagra are a heavy/power metal band from Portland, Oregon.
Since the early stages of their formation in June 2010, Tanagra have been striving to forge their own distinctive brand of melodic, high-energy metal!
Here, you will find no growling vocals or gloom-and-doom lyrics. You will hear no one-dimensional drop-tuned guitar boredom. Tanagra aim for versatile song structures and diverse lyrical themes. Their inspirations range from symphonic power metal and thrash to progressive rock and classic video game music. Over time, the songs have become more complex and the Tanagra sound has continued to solidify.
02.07.2015 - Erockalypse
Hello Metal Storm,
Tree Of Shame are a new band from Northern California featuring founding members of avant garde band Nuclear Rabbit, a band with a strong underground following in California's Bay Area. ToS is much heavier and darker than Nuclear Rabbit, blending sounds of everything from black metal blast beats to Neil Young folk riffs. Your time is valuable so I will just leave you with a link to the Tree Of Shame Bandcamp to decide for yourself: http://treeofshame.bandcamp.com/
Although they would be far from the heaviest band to grace Metal Storm, we think ToS would resonate with much of your audience!
01.07.2015 - The V.M.93
Victims are a Swedish hardcore punk band, originally hailing from Nyköping, they are currently based in Stockholm. The current line-up consists of lead vocalist and bass player Johan Eriksson, drummer Andy Henriksson, guitar player and vocalist Jon Lindqvist and guitar player Gareth Smith. Through their career, the band has released five studio albums, two EPs and three split albums.
01.07.2015 - diamondblack
Band was formed in 2002 in Bydgoszcz and from the beginning of its activity it performed complex progrock compositions combined with sharper heavy metal sound. The group is a quartet of instrumentalist (but it has cooperated also with different vocalists), known also from other projects as Hologram, Plotnicky, Yesternight, Fractal Mind or Pianomatyk.
In 2014 they released their first album „Round Square of The Triangle". It is an effect of many years of work of the band members - Filip Wiśniewski (guitars), Paweł Łapuć 'Pianomatyk' (piano, keyboards), Mateusz Wiśniewski (bass) and Kamil Kluczyński (drums). Moreover, vocals by Marcin Walczak appear in 3 songs. Besides, as a guest appearance you can hear the flute by Emilia Mielewczyk, and a baritone saxophone solo by Tomasz Glazik, who plays also in a Polish popular alternative band Kult.
29.06.2015 - andreosokin
The new project featuring members of Eclipse Hunter, which has just released the first EP, with the second one to follow in a few months! Eclipse Hunter is featured on MS, so I really hope you guys will have it added here as well! Here's the link to SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/andreosokin/sets/infinity-inf2ep1
29.06.2015 - diamondblack
Exiled Genesis music brings something different in to the world of music, something that didn't exist before. It involves many different styles of metal all the way from melodic heavy metal to groove metal. Our influences come from a variety of genres that all of us have listened through the years.
We're experienced in playing both lives and studio recordings. That has made us really creative and confident as a band and we love music more than anything. It can be heard from our EP called "Chatting With a Reaper" released in January 2014.
We're pumped up for the future with thirst for gigs and releasing the album later this year full of metal, excitement and power. Cheers!
28.06.2015 - diamondblack
Renaissense is a Progressive Power Metal Band from Slovakia, formed in 2011.
Band has released debut album in 2013 "...Like My Pain Never Lived".
Album available at http://renaissensesvk.bandcamp.com/
28.06.2015 - diamondblack
Female fronted Symphonic Metal band from Spain, released debut album in 2013.
Black Desert was born in the summer of 2012 from the hand of Isabel Bermejo and Angel Aguera. Both, friends and bandmates for years, decided to create a project combining metal influences. This project begins to take shape with clearly influenced compositions ethnic-Arab and dark so they decide to name it Black Desert.
On May 9, 2013 goes on sale their first album titled "The Beginning". Album which was produced by Dan Díez (Ex Red Wine, Zenobia) and has enjoyed collaborations from Mario Suarez (Ex Red Wine).
This album immediately echoes outside Spain getting sales in France and the Netherlands and across the pond getting sales in Canada and the U.S.
26.06.2015 - Shuna
They have two full length albums, one live dvd and another dvd that comes with the album The WitcHunt. Though not technically metal, WCS is a style that could definitely garner attention from people in the metal community. Not quite to the point of Aggrotech (the combination of metal vocals and EBM music) but more of a Rob Zombie, southern, Industrial style with amazing vocals. The visuals they provide in their live show (which is the also on the dvd from the WitcHunt) add for another level of expierience. From TD playing a saw, Herr Schweinn interacting with the crowd, The Faceless Woman's amazing display (and if your lucky enough to see him live, The Leech is also an exceptional member), they are a wonderful delight to see live- If you enjoy horror, that is. All in all, I firmly think that they deserve a place here on Metalstorm.net
26.06.2015 - edelweiss.dream
Vehemal is a Montréal-based music outfit formed in September 2008 by Marie-Josée Sévigny and Martine Bourque. The original concept was to compose metal music from a feminine perspective of the world. The writing of the album "The Atom Inside", which was recorded at Silverwings Studio, reflects this idea. Now it is your turn to explore this universe.
26.06.2015 - diamondblack
NEXT TO NONE founded in 2013, a musically diverse rock band grown in the musically rich Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania, features Max Portnoy on drums, Ryland Holland on guitar, Kris Rank on bass, and Thomas Cuce on keyboards and lead vocals. At the ages of only 12 and 13, the boys began writing their own music. They have worked hard building a following in the area by playing many shows at some of the best venues in Pennsylvania. They have been the support band for acts like Adrenalin Mob and The Winery Dogs. They have also competed in several Battle of the Bands, one of which landed the a spot preforming on Ernie Balls Vans Warped Tour and also won the People's Choice Award at the UBace Battle of the Bands. Next To None has also recorded and released a 3 song EP that can be purchased on iTunes and are working on writing songs for a full length album.