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!".
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!
Brazil / Hard Rock/Heavy Metal / 2 comments
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?
07.03.2010 - FrostFlame
The Canadian rock band was popular in the late 1970s through the 1980s. Triumph began building their reputation across North America as a live band, peaking in the early 1980s as an import before interest gradually declined. Today, the power trio continue to receive radio airplay on Classic Rock stations and are perhaps best remembered for their positive message songs and their vibrant energetic concerts, complete with extravagant pyrotechnical light shows. Their popularity was extremely strong in Texas, where they first received strong radio attention; but, they were stellar standouts at California's US Festival, and garnered a considerable fan base and radio attention by regularly touring the world, especially throughout North America and Europe. Like their fellow Canadians Rush and Saga.
04.01.2011 - Marcelb7
If Journey and Rush are on this site, so should Triumph. Rik Emmett is a guitar god!
22.01.2012 - malymich
this band definitely deserves place on this site!
15.09.2014 - Kitharistas87
I agree that this band deserves place on this site. It's one of the finest hard rock/progressive rock bands of Canada.
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.
06.10.2011 - forest
Alexey Arzamazov is the mastermind and only remaining original member of Shadow Host. He formed the band in Moscow, 1993.
Andrey Smirnov was forced to leave in 2007 due to the time he needed to spend with his main band Everlost.
After Victor Anger's departure in 2009, original vocalist Sergey Kayumov returned. According to Shadow Host's official site, bassist Vasiliy Rumyantsev is no longer in the band, and Sergey Kayumov is again playing the bass.
08.10.2011 - powa_emanuel
Adrián Barilari with the keyboardist Hugo Bistolfi, who also left Rata Blanca in 1994, form Alianza, with many musicians sessions, which were the only members permanently was Barilari and Bistolfi. The duo explore ballads sound with more keyboard presence than Rata Blanca. Alianza did not have much impact in Argentina, but in other Latin American countries.They edited three albums Sueños del Mundo (1994), Alianza (1997), and Huellas (1999).
21.04.2011 - RaquelSenra
AraPacis (Ara-Patches) is a female fronted metal band hailing from Montreal, Canada. Formed in 2003 by guitarist Jerry Fielden, their main goal was to re-create some of the orignal aspects of 1970's Hard Rock and Progressive Rock and fuse it together with early 21st Century Progressive, Doom & Gothic Metal to make an interesting metal hybrid. Their debut album ''So Many Leapers'' was released in April of 2006. and their second album ''Consequences Of Dreams'' was released on October 5, 2009. The band is now working on their 3rd album.
22.04.2011 - Jerryfie
AraPacis is more Classic/Prog Metal than Metalcore, AraPacis has shared the stage with The Agonist, Raven and Anvil, amongst other bands.
14.12.2013 - Syk
Not metalcore... somethin' else. Appeared with the closing track on this femme-metal (voices) compilation http://www.metalstorm.net/bands/album.php?album_id=32808 Third album 'Netherworld' released end of 2011 on Ravenheart Music, and 'Déjà-Vu' EP self-released at end of March, this year (now available for free DL from the band's site, along with about six other older songs) (it appears DV EP is 4 re-recordings of older songs - so you can hear So Many Leapers' title-track twice, and find the advances they've made over 7 years)
Today - diamondblack
Roadhog - a classic heavy metal act from Poland, formed in 2012 in Cracow. The band consists of four young, talented heavy metal maniacs with heads full of interesting music ideas. Their image is typically 80's (long hair, jeans, leather, flying V guitars, synchronic stage moves). They don't dress up, that's who they are in real life.
The music is a real tribute to great, old school metal bands like Accept, Running Wild, Iron Maiden or Judas Priest with a fresh approach! Unique vocals, super catchy riffs and melodic solos are band's trademarks. Roadhog played many gigs around their area in small clubs and big events like biker rallys. Having already a demo (2013) under their belts, they recorded the first full length album Dreamstealer. It was produced in Sweden by Olof Wikstrand from Enforcer, a friend of the band. The album is released on Stormspell Records, February 2015.
Today - EvilCarrot
Klaymore is a band that takes base of traditional heavy metal and adds the influences of everything from extreme metal to power metal, and combine high speed riffs with catchy, melody driven vocals. Their lyrics cover everything from classic gaming to personal relationships, and often have a unique sense of humor.
Today - Romel Villanueva
Hanal Pixan is a Belizean Maya extreme metal band which was born in the 2013. Metal music is existent in Belize for more than a decade, so it would be great if this band could be featured in this website, which would make the worldwide metal community more aware of extreme metal existence in the small country of Belize.
31.03.2015 - diamondblack
Abandoned Stars from 2009 began with brothers Leen and Tony Hodge on Bass and Drums, soon joined by Frenchman Olivier Hadder on vocals and Italian Peppe Schiavone on guitar.
Abandoned Stars take influence from Classic prog rock like Rush & Dream Theater and new metal from Opeth & Muse to arrive at the individual sound they have.
31.03.2015 - diamondblack
Abodean Skye is a progressive power metal trio consisting of UK multi-instrumentalists Bogdan Vera and Henry Mahy, and US singer Will Shaw. Drawing inspiration from sci-fi and space opera, they create music that brings the galloping riffs, heroism and technicality of power prog metal into the vast expanse of space.
31.03.2015 - Dragonherb
Ongoing contract with LIMB Music since 2012(!), they released their debut album "Legends" worldwide in 2012 with critical success (for example: German Metal Hammer awarded 6 out of 7 points (http://www.metal-hammer.de/das-archiv/article421294/dragony.html )). Their second album will be released in late 2015, and two musicians of this band are now part of Visions Of Atlantis. Dragony played club gigs with bands like Sonata Arctica, Paul Di'Anno or Primal Fear (and soon Blind Guardian), along with a few festivals. I think it's high time this band is registered on metalstorm. Also, they seem to have more fans than a few "recognized" austrian bands. Plus, they are active since 2007.
31.03.2015 - Bad English
what is glory metal its not a genre and submit them already, what the hack it means?
31.03.2015 - diamondblack
CYRAX is the meeting of inventive Italian musicians living in the neighborhoods of Milan. All begins in 2012, when Marco Cantoni was intended to realise a heavy metal album: he meet Antonio Rubuano and Paolo Musazzi, and they instantly start writing music. Based on some original Marcos's ideas, Cyrax's songs were written in late 2012, gradually assuming strong progressive and experimental traits. During that time a young singer, Davide De Stefano, offered important contributions in writing vocal lines and drawing the copious choirs characterizing Cyrax's music. At the beginning of 2013 Cesare Ferrari and Paolo Biocchi join the project. In march the group records its debut album, Reflections, which has been worldwide published in october 2013 by Musea. The recording sessions toke place @ RecLab Studio during march 2013. Sound engineers were Larsen Premoli (Fire Trails) and Matteo Bolzoni. Larsen, who also gave important keyboard contributions, appears as guest.
29.03.2015 - diamondblack
Hailing from Berlin, Germany, "Declamatory" have been a Melodic Thrash Metal band since their inception in 2000, when Toni Watzinger (guitar) joined forces with vocalist Robert Scholich, bass player Marcus Kuscherka and drummer Fabian Weber. In spite of their lack of formal preparation with their respective instruments, the band members set out to find a very special chemistry, fuelled by the will to create some genuine kick-ass metal!
28.03.2015 - Jujitsu-man
The Spanish band "Sphinx" disbanded last year. 3 of their members, and the Romanian singer Cosmin formed Snakeyes and now they're at full work. 1 EP and 1 LP released so far, very good critics, playing this summer in some important national festivals... Such a blast.
27.03.2015 - diamondblack
039 come from Italy (nearby Milan) and we play progressive metal together since 2011.
After been through several on stage performances, we decided to record our first full length "Amalgama" which is going to be released in Spring 2015 (Bitterpill Music).
26.03.2015 - diamondblack
Sensorium is a Female fronted Symphonic power Metal band from Israel founded in 2012 by Michael Timoshko (lead guitar) and Sasha Korg (keyboards).
With Sergey Golikov (rhythm guitar) the band started seeking for the drummer, which they've found accidently in a musical instruments store. In this way Carolos Bartov became the drummer of Sensorium.
After posting an ad on several metal forums, Edi Lemishov (bass) and Ksenia Glonty (opera vocals) joined the band.
After working on some songs the band started performing on different stages in Israel.
During 2012 Sensorium recorded two demos: "Mirrors" and "End of the World" at "Black Horizons" studious.
At 2014 the band started working on a debut album "The Art of Living". The album is recorded and produced by Erez Yohanan at "Cast Iron Music".
During 2014 Edi Lemishov and Sergei Golikov have left the band.
Gilad Bardo and Anton Feldman joined the band as a bass guitarist and rhythm guitarist, respectively.
Our debut album "The Art of Living" is now on its final stages before the release.
22.03.2015 - LAZBriganti
Ossonor est un groupe grenoblois qui s'est formé courant Aout 2013 à l'initiative de Francesca GALLO la chanteuse et Mikael RATEL, le guitariste. Rapidement, le reste des membres intégrèrent la formation. L'idée était d'abord de faire du métal symphonique à l'appui de la chanteuse dont la voix est lyrique. Mais avec les influences diverses des membres qui le composent, Ossonor s'est vu opter pour des styles très différents dans ses compostions comme la musique de films ou le death métal tout en restant dans un univers sombre et orchestré.
Ossonor is a symphonic metal band from Grenoble, formed in August 2013 by the singer, Francesca GALLO and the guitarist, Mikael RATEL who was quickly followed by the other members of the formation. At first, the idea was for the band to be focused on the singer's lyrical voice. But due to the various influences of its members, Ossonor opted to add different styles in its compositions, such as film music or death metal while maintaining a dark and orchestral universe.
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Influences: Hans Zimmer, Nobuo Uematsu, Two Step From Hell, Nightwish, Xandria, Epica, Rhapsody, Dimmu Borgir, Shade Empire, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Danny Elfman, Septicflesh.
Eternal Youth (Single) 2014
Dreadful (EP) 2014
Mikaël Ratel - Guitars, Vocals (2013-present) [ex-Mindwake]
Francesca Gallo - Vocals (lead) (2013-present) [ex-Mindwake]
Clement Bencetti - Bass (2014-present)
Niels Quiais - Drums (2014-present)
Eliott Tordo - Keyboards (2014-present) [Mindwake]