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!".
11.03.2014 - Mrtvozornik
Zuul are a band coming from Carbondale, Ilinois. They play traditional heavy metal with some nwobhm thrown in the mix. I mean, look at that covers, did you expect anything diferent? It's almost as if this guys stop hearing music released after 1985 because this records just exudes metal traditionalism, good riffs? Check. Lyrics about war, warriors and battles? Check. Twin guitar lead attack? Check. Band name taken from a great 80's movie? Check. There isn't anything ground breaking in this albums, everything you´ll hear here you probably have heard before, but fuck originality, when the music is this good and honest who cares. So grab a cheap beer, blast the record at max power on your stereo and reminiscence about the heavy metal parking lot you used to hang and enjoy the tripů
11.03.2014 - Mrtvozornik
Bands that walk the line of heavy/power metal synergy tend to lose my interest a little bit. This might be due to the lack of speed, the lessened emphasis upon hyper-melodic choruses and vocal lines, or maybe because the production sounds less polished. In any case, I'm pleased as punch to present to you a band that does a fine job of balancing power metal elements with more traditional metal - Chronology. A little known band just breaking out of its roots of Maiden-tribute, Chronology has served up a rich and hearty morsel of metal.
11.03.2014 - Tagträumer
"Bellingham, WA progressive rock/metal trio WILD THRONE (formerly known as Dog Shredder) emerge with their debut EP, Blood Maker, under their new moniker. A mind bending amalgamation of progressive rock, metal, jazzy syncopations and swirling melodies, Blood Maker was recorded with legendary producer Ross Robinson (At The Drive In, Machine Head, The Cure)."
10.03.2014 - Mrtvozornik
Kilpi (Shield) are one of Finland's premiere native speaking heavy metal bands, but despite their adherence to traditional metal of the 80s, the modern production and bold vocals of Taage Laiho keep them current, certainly toe to toe with most of the plague of 'retro' bands that have chimed up in recent years.
10.03.2014 - Mrtvozornik
Having been in existence since 1995, Suicide Solution is one of Singapore's oldest (and one of the most well-established) heavy/thrash metal band. Initially started as a heavy/thrash metal band, Suicide Solution began to fuse certain death metal aspects in their sophomore effort, Halloween Holocaust, with the introduction of growls in some of the songs. However, the music remained deeply rooted in old school metal. Their third full-length album is a good mixture of old school heavy/thrash metal and hard rock.
10.03.2014 - Mrtvozornik
Harbinger released their debut album Doom On You in 2009. Album is pure old school heavy metal. The artwork looks like we're still in 1982, granted, it's not pretty but it fits the content of the album so well that it just works. Then, the production. Raw, dirty, screaming just like Rage or Tyrant early albums did sound and, once again, it fits what this young band has to offer which is pure, raw and true fucking heavy/speed metal! Surprisingly enough, while so many bands would have sounded like they ripped off the "great all ones" from their riffs and beats, Harbinger remains fresh and display a honesty rarely seen in such a retro act. Even when the band slows things up a bit they stay true to what made 80's heavy metal so great: great riffs, great vocals, silly lyrics and killer lead guitars. In short, there's everything a metalhead can dream of: galloping tempo, double guitars, high-pitched but still very much masculine vocals, and, to solidify it all and make it even more awesome, a solid rhythm section. Whatsmore, the band knows how craft great heavy/speed metal songs the way too few still do. For all who love early Iron Maiden, Demon, Angel Witch and the heavier bands from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal.
10.03.2014 - PrayForVillains
This band may not have released any full length albums yet, but the 5 EPs they have released are fantastic, and they are astounding live.
They are a metal band, have a fair amount of releases, and aren't on here yet. What other reason is there?
08.03.2014 - Darth Mitchell
Mount Salem is a great psychedelic rock band with influences taken from bands like: Black Sabbath, Witchcraft, Shocking Blue, Deep Purple & Pentagram. Their first EP Endless was sold out in a year and has be reprinted when Metal Blade Europe discovered them. The song "Lucid" can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-SlLxeTdMk
08.03.2014 - motörfucker
Concrete Swine is a Finnish band which has taken influences from rock, metal and blues. "Brezhnev's Cocktail" is the second EP from the band. EP was recorded by Jani Loikas at Cursed studio in Hyvinkää, Finland and mixed by Paul Bento (Type O Negative, Carnivore) at Beak Owl Sound Studio in New York. Mastering was handled by Maor Appelbaum (Sepultura, Halford, Yngwie Malmsteen, Adrenaline Mob, Queensryche) in Los Angeles. Members of the band have played a long time in various bands and also have played all together hundreds of gigs and played in numerous releases over the years. Harmonica on the EP was played by one of Finlands top blues musicians Ismo Haavisto and hammond was played by Tomi Korpela from Vinum Sabbatum. Bands debut EP "Ural Express" was released 2012. You can listen the entire "Brezhnev's Cocktail" EP at our reverbnation page. All the links can be found below.
Brezhnev's Cocktail EP Tracklist:
1. Thin Line
2. High Octane
Line-up: Mr. Brusila, vocals, Mr. Numminen, guitar, Mr. Penttinen, drums, Mr. lahtinen, bass
07.03.2014 - Mrtvozornik
Visideon is an independent Heavy Metal band hailing from the United States, which formed when Hardcore band ArcAnA was looking for a new vocalist, and Katrina auditioned. The band members where impressed by her capabilities and decided to form a new project, basically consisting of ArcAnA, but with Katrina on vocals and playing another style of music. The band managed to make a great blend of the riffs and the piano sounds. I would even go as far as saying it is one of the most effective hybrids of this kind I have ever heard. The lead vocals are handled by Katrina. And after only a few notes one can understand why the band members where so impressed with her qualities. She has quite a deep voice, but has no problems hitting higher notes as well. There is occasional male backup consisting of rough singing or growling. The musicianship is great and the band managed to ensure a professional sounding production quality. I only think the band should consider hiring a professional to do their artwork, because it is a charming cover, it is not up to par with the quality of their music.
06.03.2014 - Mrtvozornik
Some people might write Masters of Disguise off as an unremarkable Savage Grace clone, but they would be making a terrible mistake. Yes, the band name, logo and imagery are all in tribute to Savage Grace, but musically they fill the musical gap which Savage Grace left behind them. Like both Savage Grace albums before it, first Master Of Disguise album Back With A Vengeance is a blazing heavy/speed metal album filled with genuinely original material. So basically, if you liked Savage Grace, there's no reason you wouldn't dig the hell out of this. And even if you've heard either, any fan of Iron Maiden and bands like Omen and Liege Lord will find something to like here.