Metal Storm is an international metal website with over 2.5 million pageviews per month. Approximately 50% of our users come from Europe, 40% from North America and 10% from the rest of the world. Our main goal is to provide information about metal bands and the international metal scene: news, events, releases, reviews, interviews and so on. All site members are allowed to submit information/reviews/articles, which are afterwards checked by the Staff members.
00:05 - Maco If he wasn't a spambot or a prick, then why would you ban him? :p
00:05 - Opethian So this idiot missed out on Fallujah. Didnt know they were touring with Black Dahlia and I decided not to go. Serves me right I suppose :/
23:51 - psykometal Totalban doesn't do it automagically because not everybody we ban are spambots, and not everybody we ban was always a prick or whatever, so we don't feel it necessary to delete all of their comments from all over the site.
23:49 - psykometal No. We have to manually delete those, but on accounts that are less than a year old we have the option to mass delete all of their PMs and sent messages.
23:44 - Bad English I think total band deletes automatically unread PM
23:34 - Eternity'sChild Banning doesn't automatically delete pms and posts of the banned account?
23:32 - psykometal What doesn't delete automatically?
Earlier this year, HammerFalljoined the Napalm Records family for their upcoming, 10th studio album. it's been almost 20 years since they recorded their debut, Glory To The Brave. Well, the good news is that the power metallers are currently in the studio forging new material. In fact, according to their latest studio update, they have been recording clean/acoustic guitars for the record to be released on November 4th, 2016.
Latvian gothic/doom masters Heaven Grey's new album, entitled Manuscriptum, is now available to stream online at this location or on Bandcamp. If you want to hear some melodic gothic doom metal, check it out. The band's long awaited third full-length is officially released today on Via Nocturna.
Canadian black metal unit Iskra has teamed up with Southern Lord for the CD release of their latest LP, Ruins. Southern Lord will issue Ruins on digipak CD including a twenty-page booklet with lyrics and liner notes on July 1st. Iskra also announced the Anarchy Attack... Canadian Destruction (Storming the Atlantic) Summer Tour of Canada, their first major tour of Canada since 2004. This tour will mark their first coast to coast tour of the country and includes five days in the maritime provinces. The tour also features appearances at Spider Fest (formerly Spider Acres) in Meyersburg, Ontario and Evil Fest in Sainte-Angele-de-Merici, Quebec.
After announcing a set of European tour dates with Ne Obliviscaris earlier this year, Norwegian black metal masters Enslaved now confirmed the Australian part of their 25th anniversary tour. The band will pay a visit to country "down under" this October, and will perform two full sets at every show. Dates, venues and other details can found on the official tour flyer below.
The Fall Of Hearts, which is Katatonia's new album, was just released on May 20th through Peaceville Records. Now, the band has decided to share a full stream of the release online on SoundCloud, including a teaser of bonus tracks "Vakaren" (CD/DVD and Deluxe Edition), "Sistere" (LP and Deluxe Edition) and "Wide Awake In Quietus" (digital and Deluxe Edition). If you still haven't listened to the album or bonus tracks, here is your chance. Enjoy it below.
Do you want to see more from Ayreon's upcoming DVD, The Theater Equation? Now you can. This DVD/Blu-ray package was recently announced for release on the 17th June 2016 via InsideOut Music, and you can now view the first full clip from the production. Watch "Day Two: Isolation" here, from the masterpiece The Human Equation. Don't miss it!
While there is no news on a new album for now, Doro will release a brand new 2 Blu-ray/3DVD+CD package entitled Strong And Proud - 30 Years Of Rock And Metal, on June 24th, 2016 through Nuclear Blast. To give fans another taste of what to expect from this release, the live clip for "Bad Blood" (featuring Lordi) has been revealed. Check it out.
In Memoriam is the latest full-length from Norwegians Mistur. Their first record since 2009's lauded Attende offering is currently streaming online. Already issued in Europe last month via Dark Essence Records, the label just released the album in North America. Stream it in its entirety here.
Earlier this year, DGM revealed that they were doing to release a new album and today we get to find out much more about it. First, it will be titled The Passage. The Italian prog metal masters will release it on August 26th via Frontiers Music Srl. Moreover, Evergrey singer Tom Englund and Symphony X guitarist Michael Romeo also appear as special guests on the record. The cover and song titles can be seen below.
After announcing that an instrumental album is in the works, Polish progressive masterminds Riverside will soon release their official biography! The news was announced a few days ago on their Facebook page in Polish. The biography will be written by Maurice Nowakowski, and will be titled "Sen w Wysokiej Rozdzielczości" ("A Dream In High Definition"). There is no precise release date for the biography, but the band wrote that it will be published at the end of the year.
Norwegians In The Woods... have announced a European mini-tour in support of their first album release in 16 years. The band reformed in 2014, consisting of the core members Anders Kobro (drums), twin brothers Christopher and Christian Botteri (bass and guitar). They were joined by English musician James Fogarty (vocals, guitars and keys) and the new album Pure was completed. The live band is completed by live musicians Kare (guitar) and Job (keys).
New music alert! It's a new song from thrashers Paradox. The successor to Tales Of The Weird is coming out this year and it's called Pangea (out on June 3rd in Europe and June 24th in the U.S. via AFM Records). Recently, the outfit released the lyric video for their first single "Ballot Or Bullet", now streaming in all its glory below. Enjoy!
Newly reformed from the ashes of Spirit Caravan, guitarist/vocalist Scott "Wino" Weinrich and the pair of musicians who rounded out the former (and current) trio, have signed to Relapse Records for the first new The Obsessed record since The Church Within, which was issued back in 1994. The band will enter the studio this summer to record the tentatively entitled Sacred album. A demo version of the song "Be The Night" from the forthcoming album can be heard below.