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!".
David Maxim Micic
Serbia / Instrumental Progressive / 5 comments
14.11.2011 - Khaos569
very. very promising ... thumbs up!
28.05.2012 - bane26
Great instrumental progressive band with 1 EP out so far. Sounds very promising.
edit: Recently released a second EP.
03.01.2014 - Starchild
And they released first LP this year, Bilo 3.0, and it's awesome!
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 ...
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?
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!
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.
02.11.2014 - Nacur
Kudos for un-blacklisting them! Let's open our minds!
They play live in metal festivals, have members from other metal bands in Japan (check the bio of their band members), and, on top of all, are actually a pretty decent group.
03.11.2014 - Ruchesko
They were un-blacklisted? Kudos, MS. - The touring band don't lack metal cred either - guitarist #1 tours with Marty Friedman and guitarist #2 is Galneryus's ex-bassist
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)
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).
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.
26.01.2015 - matlang
Blind Spite have been in existence since 1996 playing extreme metal in an insular part of the UK - Cumbria, for the majority of that period there were maybe only another 2 or 3 bands around us of that nature so no kind of scene has ever been possible except using online promotion. The last recording released in September 2014 through Legion Blotan records is by far the best recording appealing strongly to death metal and black metal listeners where there is a considerable divide between fans of the style. We focus on effective songwriting and other worldly atmospheres.
Blind Spite fuse the atmospherics and vitriol of black metal with the brutality of death metal to create an uncompromising and expansive take on the human condition and the vast and uncaring universe we inhabit. Frenzied riffing supported by unrelenting drums twists and swells around atmospheric passages, augmented with a venomous and varied vocal delivery. This is the soundtrack to the insignificance of man.
Formed in the bleak wastes of Cumbria, we have released five Ep's through multiple line up changes, refining our sound towards it's current incarnation in Extinction Event. This blackened atmospheric is what we build upon live, increasing the intensity of our recorded output through new material and an unorthodox and innovative approach. We aim to drench the audience in bleak concepts.
25.01.2015 - Zaphod
I see that there's still no one that has suggested them, so I'll just go ahead. They're a Belgian experimental metal band (from jazz to deathcore and back). Their 2013 debut album, The Forgotten, can be streamed in full on Bandcamp and Youtube: https://thefrontagency.bandcamp.com/album/the-forgotten https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-YmmuJaUEM It seems they're releasing a new one this year.
25.01.2015 - diamondblack
SWEET & LYNCH is a brand new band centered around the talents of guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of Christian hard rockers STRYPER and iconic guitarist George Lynch (LYNCH MOB, ex DOKKEN) along with bassist James Lomenzo (ex MEGADETH, WHITE LION, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Brian Tichy (ex WHITESNAKE).
"SWEET & LYNCH was born as the brainchild of Serafino Perugino, President of Frontiers Music", recalls Sweet. "He asked me to basically sing on this record and then I suggested producing it and co-wrote the songs with George", continues the singer. Brian Tichy and James Lomenzo were then called in to complete the lineup. Now a complete a band, plans are being formulated to rehearse and book a tour to play the music included on this amazing debut album "Only to Rise" to the fans in a live setting.
"It's an incredible combination of classic 70's and 80's", tells Michael Sweet. "You will hear some flavors of Journey, Bad Company, Dokken, Van Halen and Stryper. James and Brian are amazing musicians. They tore it up. The drums and bass are just as impressive as the guitars. Everybody really delivered... The musicianship level on this is top notch. It sounds as if we were all in the studio playing together and we were not. Basically, George wrote some riffs about a minute to a minute and a half long. I wrote lyrics and melodies then arranged them. Then Brian and James came out and tracked the drums and bass, as well as some rhythm stuff. We then sent it back to George to add the guitars."
The combination of Sweet's powerful, crystal clear vocals and Lynch's unmatched guitar tone, provide the force and drive that the album needed. The result is truly a "state of the art" Hard Rock album, with fabulous melodies played to perfection. An absolute must for all fans of Sweet and Lynch's musical stylings!
25.01.2015 - The V.M.93
The Midnight Ghost Train is an American rock band from Topeka, Kansas. The band's line-up consists of Steve Moss (guitar/vocals), Brandon Burghart (drums), and Mike Boyne (bass). The trio has been categorized as hard rock, stoner rock, and heavy blues. TMGT is known for their highly entergetic live shows. They have been consistently touring the U.S. and Europe since their formation in 2008. They are signed to the Austrian based label, Napalm Records.
25.01.2015 - diamondblack
Alborea is a project that aims to bring together the best national, known and not so well known vocalists, a choral work divided into three parts based on the literary trilogy "His Dark Materials" by Phillip Pullman .
The disco style might fit within the progressive power metal sung in Castilian, with influences as Avalanch, Symphony X or Kamelot. The dramatic orchestral arrangements, pertaining to sound libraries recorded by engineer eleven times Grammy nominee, Keith O. Johnson and produced by Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix (Spider-man 3, Pirates of the Caribbean 3, Harry Potter 5, 300 ...) are very present throughout the play, which aims to mix the grandeur of movie soundtracks with modern metal.
The first disc of three, composed entirely of Juan Palacios (drummer Perfect Smile) in 2006, has started to be recorded this July 2014, after several years kept waiting for the right time.
Alan Cueto (Divine Disturbo) on guitars and Adrián Martín (Perfect Smile) on bass complete the training that is recording the album, whose output is expected this 2014.
25.01.2015 - diamondblack
Veonity was formed in the beginning of 2013 by Anders Sköld, Samuel Lundström and Kristoffer Lidre.
With a vision to reclaim the power to the metal and to carry on the mission to spread glory throught out the world they entered the studio and recorded their first EP "Live Forever"
After releasing the EP "Live Forever" 2013 Joel Kollberg joined the band and they were signed by Sliptrick Records.
2014, Veonity entered the studio and recorded their debut album which was mixed by Ronny Milianowicz and mastered by Jens Bogren. The album "Gladiator's Tale" was released the 25 of January 2015.
25.01.2015 - diamondblack
Neverworld are a UK based 5 piece traditional heavy metal band!
In Oct 2010 the debut EP ''Welcome to...'' was released but this March their long awaited, full length, debut album ''Visions of another world' is finally here!!
"Catch these guys performing when you can! They deliver the old school musicianship and theatrics that are sorely missed in these modern times. Ladies and gentlemen welcome to Neverworld!"