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!".
08.03.2012 - Kuroboshi
Side project of AAL frontman Tosin Abasi and members of The Mars Volta and Suicidal Tendencies. Not the most metal sound in the world, but there are clear metal undertones. Interesting art!
08.03.2012 - R'Vannith
Wouldn't call them djent but yeah interesting stuff.
31.03.2012 - João Pirucas
This is much more Jazz Fusion than Djent but it's awesome nonetheless. That connotation is there just because Tosin and Javier are part of the band, in my opinion. Good addition to the site anyways. +1
27.03.2014 - Mehdi Taba
Great band with a great album (Lingua Franca), Terrazas, Reyes, Abasi & Moore, fresh sound, awesome performance and production with awesome drum works.
09.07.2011 - SceneryOfLoss
In the Autumn of 2008, CHAOS IN PARADISE started taking their first steps in a small garage in Oporto suburbs, where Alex and Quik began to outline the identity of the band.
After a few days, they started searching for other musicians to complete CHAOS IN PARADISE and after a while they found Pedro for guitar, 19 for bass and Sara for the vocal parts.
With the band as a whole, the quintet began writing their first Demo which came out in February 2010, including the songs "Dawn", "Heading North", "The Meaning of Being Imposed" and "Antagonized".
The band recorded the Demo at their own studio and released and distributed the four songs online for free!
After, CHAOS IN PARADISE began their live shows through Portugal, to promote their work and also to obtain experience as a band.
In the beginning of 2011, the band returned to the rehearsal room to start writing their following work, trying a new aproach to improve their sound, bringing their own identity to it and making it more coherent.
With the pre-production on the bagage, the recording sessions of the EP started in March 2011 at Soundvision Studios in Vila do Conde with Paulo Lopes in the co-production.
From the EP entitled "Let the Bliss Remain" the band released their first single "Awareness" to the fans and press, aquiring unanimous opinions expressing that their evolution and sound quality had a huge improvement.
With the "Let the Bliss Remain" presentation and release in June 2011, CHAOS IN PARADISE came back to the road to promote their EP in Portugal, having already some International shows in mind.
At the moment, they're planning to edit their first album in 2012.
28.07.2013 - psykometal
Needs at least one full length.
24.11.2013 - LeKiwi
Ugh those weak screams...a better vocalist would be a huge improvement.
22.07.2009 - Wildchild-91
Insense deserves to be on Metal Storm because they are not much known outside of norway. Insense is a fantastic bands and should be heard by so many others than just norwegians that are interested in that kind of music.
The vocalist/guitarist Tommy Hjelm also plays with Benea Reach sometimes
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!
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?
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.
Today - diamondblack
Since 2005, the quartet (hailing from Florence) already released three studio albums. Now a new strike called „Thunder Knows No Mercy" will be unleashed.
Classical Heavy Metal with great doublebass drumming, some speedy parts and strong vocals: Everyone, who likes to „Keep It True", will love "Thunder Knows No Mercy" directly. Great riffs, striking high pitched vocals and twin leads are driven by a tight rhythm section. Catchy heaviness is mixed up with calm, quiet parts.
RENEGADE keep the old spirit alive: And that's the reason why they sound so fresh and young!
15.12.2014 - diamondblack
Árkhanon is a Melodic Power Metal band conceived and led since 2008 and to date by Nicholas Herrera Montero (Voice Leader and guitars ) but would not be until late 2010 and early 2011 in which the project would solidity and fortress.
During this period the band has undergone major changes as regards musicians until it manages to consolidate in 2012 ; with principles based on self-management and discipline , the band creates an independent record label ( Nosferatu RECORDS ) by which produces his music independently released their first LP " The Legend of Sleepy Hollow " in September of that same year generating good reception in the Underground scene Soacha and part of Bogotá
14.12.2014 - diamondblack
Between 11 Is a Band that was first formed by Hugo Anthonis and Abel Mhedhbi. Neighbors at the residence of Lionel Groulx College, they started playing together and wanted to form a complete Progressive Metal Formation. Sebastien Desgagné, a friend of Hugo, Joined the band and later they called Alexandre Paquette and Christopher Casselman, respectively the Bassist and the Singer, to complete the formation. A new bassist named Marc-Antoine Dumont Joined our rank after the departure of Alexandre Paquette. After a while, our guitarist Abel Mhedhbi Decided to leave the band too so we were forced to audition a new guitarist and decided to get two guitarist. This is how Mathieu Larivière and Phil Bebnowski joined the adventure.They're now rising as a Prog Metal Band and will soon revolutionize Progressive Music.
14.12.2014 - diamondblack
December XII is a heavy/power metal band from Russia, was formed in 2011 by Sergey Chizov (guitars) & Artemij Ryabovol (vocals).
In the beginning they record some covers on famous bands like Edguy, Helloween etc and start to work on their material for the first album, which was released on 12.12.2012 titled Follow Your Stranger.
After release of Follow Your Stranger bass player Oleg BachTeen joined the band.
Band was called December XII because Sergey & Artemij are born at the same day and now they are working on a new album.
13.12.2014 - Gake
Because this album is being well received all over the world.
Southern Oregon metal band attic lands squarely in a tech, death/avant-garde Venn diagram. attic's collective head assembles various musical themes; ranging from the analysis of the human condition, to B budget horror movie monsters. While drawing inspiration from the Rogue Valley's seasons, and showcasing more than just an affinity for speed; attic is an amalgam of contrasts - seizing attention with organic rhythms, and dramatic lulls amidst a surging storm of punch-your-teeth-out thrash reminiscent of both modern and early legendary metal contributors.
Words about the album:
"Seasons is tight. The guitar riffs yanked me in and would not let go no matter how much I squirmed. There is something fundamental about attic's brand of death metal yet they throw in melodically technical atmospheric mind-fucks that will make your ears cream, especially for those of you who like it ruff. That's just the first four songs, which you can check out here. The album drops on September 23rd as a self-release."
- I.O. Kirkwood @ Metal Descent
Intriguing combination of styles, from intense, slow death metal to punishing old-school thrash. Cool debut from this Oregon band.
- Prog Metal Zone
Když jsem mluvil o snaze udržet si širší rozhled, měl jsem na mysli momenty, ve kterých se lesním koridorem šíří sladký závan smrti. Sice brzo pomine, ale stačí zasít sémě valivých, podladěných vsuvek, které zpomalí do běla rozžhavený řetěz pil tak jako ve skladbě Deathstorm. I taková Centralia dbá na stylovou různorodost, ale její sympatie patří spíš svižnější jízdě se současně zachovanou technikou. Za naprosto opačný konec lana Attic tahají ve skladbách Spring nebo Snow. Dlouho instrumentální, výpravné a krásné skladby jsou jako ráno na posedu, když kolouši ukazují své bílé zadky. Spring sice ve druhé části začne hrozit a hudba notně přitvrdí, ale krásně to ukazuje schopnost kombinovat protipóly, lákat vlka i srnu do stejného krmelce.
-Sorgh @ echoes-zine
2 truc qui roxx : attic - season Bandcamp Je nous fais une fixette sur les ricains de attic et leur black death aux contours progressifs moi en ce moment ... ça devient grave ! Leur batteur doit y être pour quelque chose car il tire la musique du groupe vers le haut et la dynamique rythmique est excellente tout au long de l'album ... les vocaux sont pas mauvais non plus...
- FaleculA @ Metal Orgie
13.12.2014 - diamondblack
MYSTERY was first formed in 2010 by a group of twelve and thirteen year old boys in the western suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. The home of the legendary AC/DC.
The band originally formed in 2010 and did not know what to call the band for their very first show, so Rocky suggested Mystery. He suggested it simply because they were heading into the show with their name being a complete mystery even to themselves only a few weeks prior to show day.
After performing their first show as 'Mystery' and being that it was also a song by DIO, the band chose to keep the name MYSTERY as a tribute to the memory of the late Ronnie James Dio. Coincidently, the band's first original song 'Rock n' Roll Forever Be' was written and composed as a tribute to Dio.
Playing and performing like true professionals at such an early age, MYSTERY surprised their unsuspecting audiences who sang along to their set of originals and a number of classic Hard Rock / Heavy Metal anthems.There was no looking back and everything from that point would have to be nothing short of huge!
MYSTERY intend on making HISTORY! As it's been said 'the future of ROCK and HEAVY METAL is in good hands'!
The band since released their debut album titled '2013' which was supported with World tours in 2012 and 2013. The band performed on main stages all over the World including Japan, The USA, Australia and Europe with bands such as MOTLEY CRUE, IRON MAIDEN, SWEET, EUROPE, MANOWAR, MOTORHEAD, MEGADETH and many more.MYSTERY has also played at many of the World's greatest festivals like Ost Fest and they played twice at Topfest and Rocklahoma with GUNS N' ROSES, KID ROCK, CHEAP TRICK, TWISTED SISTER, ALICE IN CHAINS, KORN and many more.
The band would eventually become to be known as the youngest Rock band to ever tour the world.
A follow up album was recorded in 2013 titled 'From Dusk Till Dawn' and scheduled for a 2014 release, which is also supported by their very own motion picture movie that features all of the songs from the album.
The movie 'MYSTERY: BORN TO ROCK' premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014 as part of the official line-up for Screen Australia and the Australian Government. 2014 also marked the third consecutive year of International tour dates and the beginning of the recording of a third album which will be supported with major touring in 2015.
There is no stopping MYSTERY as the band continues to dominate the world stage!
13.12.2014 - apakhe
Sanctuar is an old romanian heavy metal band. They were active between 2007 and 2012, and now in 2014 they are starting again. It is a great band with great songs and I think that people should know about it. They have 2 albums released and the future looks bright for them.
10.12.2014 - diamondblack
Elements of Fear is a Heavy Rock band with European Rock influences. Since their beginnings in 2008, Elements of Fear started developing their lyrics and musical arrangements until a unique style fully developed; a style that makes them stand out over other local Rock bands.
Elements of Fear is five musician's endeavor to bring innovation and energy to the Puerto Rico Rock scene. With a heavy mix of influences, like the forefathers of Metal (Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin), Power Metal, European Heavy Rock, and Progressive Metal, Elements of Fear is trying to revive Rock's true spirit and deliver the best of its music to rock fans.
In early 2010 Elements of Fear recorded the song "Destiny" for the compilation entitled Puerto Rico Metal Alliance Attack Vol. I, distributed internationally by Khaosmaster, which features the most prominent Heavy Rock bands of Puerto Rico.
The songs "Destiny", "Once Again", "Laying Black Roses", and "Wake Up" have become big favorites amongst thier fans. These songs have been on regular radio rotation in Puerto Rico, Florida, New Jersey, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, and several European countries, as well as various on-line radio stations with worldwide reach.
Currently "Laying Black Roses" is in Reverbnation's Rock Top Ten for Puerto Rico. Elements of Fear will release their debut album in November of 2014.
Since their debut in Hard Rock Cafe, and after playing in venues such as La Respuesta, Logan's Pub, and many other important stages all over the Island, rock fans have spread the word about Elements of Fear interpretative power, strong stage presence, energy and, musicianship. As a result Elements of Fear has been amassing an ever-growing fan base that increases daily and nourishes its profiles on Facebook, MySpace, Shockhound, and Reverbnation.
In 2009 Elements of Fear had the honor of being chosen by AC/DC, to be the opening act for their concert last November 21st at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico Jose Miguel Agrelot.
09.12.2014 - NouchineEte
This is simply an amazing band! Musically speaking it is a mix of all our favourite prog bands, (BTBAM, Opeth, Animals as Leaders), technically speaking it is on the very edge of perfection! And that sound!!! Master by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Soilwork and many more). Nuf said!
08.12.2014 - diamondblack
Powerful, aggressive yet melodic vocals. Heavy, groove-filled riffs and searing lead guitar harmonies. A bone-rattling rhythm section. Shadow of Myself is a recipe for what hard rock music should be, and a reminder of what so many radio stations have forgotten: In-your-face, take-no-prisoners attitude and the balls to back it up on stage. Having just released a new EP in February 2013, and with a new album set for release in early 2014l, the time has come to kick down doors and plow through walls until everyone knows that Shadow of Myself has arrived.
Shadow of Myself continues to gain a wide fanbase, and has shared the stage with national bands from Seether and Three Days Grace to Trivium, PopEvil and DevilDriver. Several Shadow Of Myself tracks have been featured on state-wide local radio broadcasts from major area stations including 106.5 The End and 100.3 The New Buzz, as well as numerous internet radio sites and podcasts. For more information, check out our website and Reverbnation page.
08.12.2014 - diamondblack
SIN73 was formed by the former rhythm section of C.O.T. - Champions of Terminal - Bassist Darren Soliven and Drummer Gerard K. Gonsalves - Gonsalves having been the drummer for Hawaii favorites Aaronsrod. Along with Gonsalves' former band members of Ghost Opera - Vocalist Chet Lauricio and Lead Guitarist Don Muller. Together they bring forth a brutal style of metal with melodic melodies!
08.12.2014 - diamondblack
Dreadful Minds is a Melodic Heavy Metal band from Germany, formed in 1992, split up in 2005 then re-united in 2011.