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!
United Kingdom / Melodic Hard Rock / 2 comments
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.
01.07.2015 - ManiacBlasphemer
Not quite a metal band, but seeing that other hard rock or glam bands are featured, I do not see why these guys shouldn't be here. Great White is one of the better bands from that thoroughly commercial movement of the 80s.
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.
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.
15.06.2014 - God Alone
Okay, they're not metal; but they surely were/are a huge influence for some industrial/post-metal bands like Godflesh or Neurosis.
I've seen a lot of (great) bands here that have nothing to do with metal at all (Current 93 for example), so... I thought that the almighty Swans could have a chance to be featured on MS. :)
19.06.2014 - Syk
C93 were reviewed by a staffer a long, long time ago. I'm quite confident they'd never be seen here but for that fact. Don't get swanhopes up ;)
22.06.2014 - Ilham
They really have nothing to do here despite being a great band that still produces great records.
19.02.2015 - Hank80AF
They have a very unique style in his music, very personal and quite complex.
17.06.2015 - Bardusk
Swans is a must here. And yes, they are more metal than most of metal bands.
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 - 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.
26.06.2015 - Necrotion7
I just don't see many one man black metal bands on here..especially brand new ones from my hometown in New Hampshire..I would just love to see him on here and im sure it would be the same for anyone else who hears Samhain
25.06.2015 - diamondblack
The Band LIONCAGE was founded in 2013 by Thorsten Bertermann (Vocals), Torsten Landsberger (Drums) and Lars König (Guitar). We met at a Festival at the Loreley that was headlined by Toto and Whitesnake.
After some (better a lot) Beer we were talking about our favourite Bands and we decided to do our own thing.
Our musical influences are Bands like Toto, Journey, Foreigner etc.
All three of us were playing in different Cover-Bands for several years as professionals. We enyoid it, but it was time for our own music. So we began writing songs...and it works great!
24.06.2015 - diamondblack
Vitalism is a progressive band / Djent, with influences of heavy metal in general.
Founded by guitarist Ed Garcia in july/2014. Band is characterized by heavy riffs, followed by intense and catchy melodies.
23.06.2015 - BenSzczemenskiWaller
A highly influential band that is heavily un-noticed. They filter out of the usual Deathcore and go into more technical areas with influences of black metal also which creates a very interesting listen.
23.06.2015 - SebasGiardino
Because it is the most prolific band in South America. An independent band composed of excellent musicians and an amazing singer ( Dany Tee, who also works in Downfall of Nur , one of the surprises of 2015).
Seeing them live is a unique experience, a steamroller performance that surpasses many bands quietly recognized by the media.
Listen to the album " ERA " and are not going to be questions. This band should be touring the world , filling halls and breaking heads.