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!".
03.02.2012 - Imtholiel
Imtholiel is a new band and they are working on their single and album in these days. Their songs are mainly about fantasy worlds and stories with power metal sound and female vocals. Their single will be available soon and they have covers from different styles on their sites.
21.08.2010 - Snufkin
Hevisaurus is a band for children, created by Mirka Rantanen (ThunderStone). His aim is to bring hard rock music to the younger, by playing basic riffs and singing lyrics which attract children (Jurassic, hell yeah) to make them enjoy metal and hard rock. It's a funny band and I think it deserves to be in Metal Storm.
15.09.2010 - Meller
No. Fucking. Way. Period. I hope this clever crap from marketing people ironically called as a band dies a swift and justified death. If needed to promote heavy metal for kids, give 'em the real thing.
20.12.2011 - Array
I remember accidentally pressing that + for this months ago. Now let me be clear. I'm AGAINST.
26.04.2012 - blackend
Hevisaurus are the proof that FInnish kids are the future!
They are the ONLY Heavy Metal band which actually plays metal for kids to enjoy.
Not surprising, they sound pretty nice.
Should have a spot of honor in MS! :)
17.04.2013 - Neroese
Yea, Metal education since childhood.
02.12.2009 - Bastard Child
London based and out to offend everyone. Featuring members of Damnas and Inner Rage River Frehney have terrorized the UK underground with their no holds bar offensive comedy and hardcore thrash. Have played with ArnoCorps, Ring Wrom and Evile, toured with Nebukadnezza and have a number of EP's released.
05.06.2013 - psykometal
Needs at least one full length.
17.05.2013 - JamesBarney
This band is so absolutely sick you would be insane to not feature them. some of the coolest stuff i've heard out of the metal genre in years... they have a drummer that plays saxophone while he's drumming for crying out loud. also they just released their new album for free... go get it.
21.05.2013 - NickRedfield
such an interesting band, my friend told me about them a few days ago and i havent stopped listening since
21.05.2013 - RyanGeyer
SOMEONE NEEDS TO SIGN THESE GUYS. flute solos ftw
21.05.2013 - LawsonBarney
Absolutely hands down the best band that I have heard in the scene around Colorado. Drums:holy hell, plus hes playing saxophone D: flute/vox/and guitar-phenomenal+hot bass is perfect, love kevins style. Fresh, new, progressive. like nothing ive heard before. #dreadnoughtlol
22.05.2013 - Divergenceless
I just checked this out. It's pretty cool-- I hope they get featured on the site at some point, but I don't think they will be able to get on here any time soon, unfortunately.
22.05.2013 - basskhan
Don't fear, Divergenceless! There's always hope for good music.
23.05.2013 - NickRyerson
this band is amazing. their CD is way rad, but you really need to see them live to get the full deal. unbelievable
24.05.2012 - The Benighted
Corelia are a burgeoning progressive/technical metal band with a single EP under their belts. With a sound not unlike Protest the Hero and The Human Abstract, they've come across some especially interesting ideas along the way, with a stunning selection of songs, to boot. 'Nostalgia' was released in 2011, and I've been listening ever since. Highly recommended.
06.07.2011 - temudgin
Sincarnate delivers a death metal vibe but with an added mix of melodic attitude that progresses every so often it makes the music quality sound that more realistic. Sincarnate's choice of style is rather typical but they manage to pull off some unusual skills that make their music stand out above all the rest. Strong, floating guitar melodies, helped by equally interesting, ethnically influenced at times, keyboards, inventive drumming and a vocalist who's able to find the right approach for what the music calls for in the given moment. All doomsters are encouraged to support this fresh sounding band, the scene needs such acts for a proof that when ambition meets up with work coming directly from the heart the end result can be nothing else but a really captivating listening experience. So this goes into saying that, Sincarnate surely has what it takes to get the ball rolling music-wise but will continue to establish it altogether piece by piece.
Sincarnate is a very important presence on the romanian (death) metal scene, with many live appearances and fans outside and inside borders, with an EP and a 2010 opus that was very well received by all those whom have listen to it. More infos and music on official website and myspace page:
20.03.2009 - Yossarian
Info in English here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Suaves
They should be here as Spain is a kind of important country as regards metal fans and this band is together with another 4 or 5 the most famous hard rock and rock band in the territory. Above all from Madrid northwards. They only reason why outsiders don't know them is the fact that they sing in Spanish. Otherwise, they would be popular enough for you.
Their music style is quite similar to The Ramones, Motorhead...The voice is let's say "peculiar". They are still active after 28 years and still selling out venues.
Their website appears to be in maintenance now.
07.03.2013 - KanKooKuhn
EXIST M is a 4-piece metal unit, a small band with the big sound. A remarkable member of Minsk metal scene.
Bands unique sound explores the space of more than two decades of heavy music, combining the raw guitar sounds of groove metal with modern metalcore constructions, the speedy riffs of thrash metal with the soul of a real hardcore.
EXIST M's reputation of an uncompromising live performer is well deserved. Approved by the metal audience of Belarus, Ukraine and Poland, EXIST M is a welcomed guest at the stages of different music festivals, including the international. The band has gained a number of music awards and nominations, "Best Metal Voice" and "Best Newcomer" among them.
As for now, the Belarusian metal music phenomenon is ready to go worldwide with the first full-length album, released in December 2012.
2010 - Alter Ego (EP)
2012 - Redefining
04.02.2012 - powa_emanuel
Helker is a solid band of Heavy Metal Power formed in 1998 with three studio albums, the most important (in my opinion) is "Resistir" with lyrics that talk about Social Denounce, everyday things of life, etc.. Helker gains experience playing in concerts with outstanding international bands as Hammerfall, Rhapsody, Paul Di 'Anno, Stratovarius, Gamma Ray, Primal Fear, Shaman and Masterplan.
03.06.2013 - Nimlot
+1 As Power Metal goes, Helker are great. They've put out 4 albums so far with guest vocals with Tim "the Ripper" Owens (ex-Judas Priest; ex-Iced Earth) and Ralph Scheepers (Primal Fear) on their latest release. They are still going strong and should have a place in MetalStorm.
16.06.2013 - Miquele
+1 - Listen to "No Chance To Be Reborn" for instance
07.03.2012 - ChaosLogic
hailing from Syria the band is a hot prospect in the world of metal , already released Two Songs and preparing to release an EP ....
07.03.2012 - Pagan Blood
A very promising band from Syria, and the first serious thrash act to come out from a country where the metal scene still struggles under the power of authorities, their debut EP will be released soon, you can check two of their songs on http://www.reverbnation.com/anarchadia
04.09.2011 - diamondblack
Caligula's Horse started life as a solo project for Quandary guitarist Sam Vallen to express the heavier side of his musical personality. The project started in early 2010 while Quandary was on a writing hiatus whilst recording their debut album Ready To Fail. Sam began writing music without the context of Quandary's musical framework to guide him; delving into music that was heavier and more guitar centric, with an emphasis on studio production and layering. The music took an intentionally modern form, incorporating influences as diverse as Frost*, Steely Dan, Meshuggah, Devin Townsend and Porcupine Tree.
12.06.2011 - SceneryOfLoss
Stamina is a french metal band founded by the keyboardist Gildas Vijay ROUSSEAU. In 2006 they released their debut album "Mess'Age" and currently work on the second album "Via Crucis".
24.02.2009 - warlock84
We are a young band trying to get our name out there and believe this site is a great tool to help with that. We are a true metal band, not that nu-metal or radio friendly junk. We all grew up listening to bands like Pantera, Slayer, Iced Earth, Testament, Kataklysm, Amon Amarth, etc and strive to bring back the old school heavy metal. We hope to record a demo this year and any press, good or bad, would be greatly appreciated.
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.
03.07.2011 - Fade To Black
As a website dedicated to metal it is our job to acknowledge specific events in the genres history. You may or may not know Metallica is accused of stealing the riff of their most famous song (Enter Sandman) from the Excel song "Tapping into the emotional void". Dave Mustaine pointed it out years ago and numerous videos on youtube are dedicated to the topic. Wether or not it riff was stolen the controversy around the most successful metal band and their most famous song should be enough to put this band on metalstorm. If that doesn't provide enough evidence this band is comparable to "Municipal Waste" and "Suicidal Tendencies." Thanks for your time.
06.07.2011 - Guib
It should be added straight away and not because of Emotional Void...
18.06.2013 - IronArkadius666
The band features 3 members from Isis, another post metal band already on MS, and the vocalist of Deftones.
It is more post-like than Isis and not quite as heavy, but it definitely deserves a place on MS, as it is reminiscent of bands like AtomA.
I believe that a lot of fans of bands like Isis, AtomA, Enshine, Aoria and other bands in that vein of music will greatly appreciate this band.
18.06.2013 - THESADIST
Scalpel has been crushing for over 5 years now here in the Northeast. The music is raw and true to the old school roots like Morbid Angel, Death, Carcass, Napalm Death, and Gorguts but they have a very fresh sound. Sevared Records is releasing their full length this summer "Sorrow and Skin" and I think that people will really love this album when they hear it.
17.06.2013 - crystalbutterfli
Hailing from Manila Philippines, Resurrected, is one of the legendary thrash metal bands who are dominating the Philippine Metal Scene up to this date.
They have played and shared the stage with several foreign underground hardcore punk bands like Truth of Arise, Peaceful Protest, All You Can Eat, Code13, Himza, and War All The Time.
Resurrected performed at the 2007 Fette dela Musique, an annual French music festival in Malate, Manila, with 2,000 in attendance. The thrashing quartet have also opened for Korea's finest thrash metal band, Mahatma, at Ten02 Bar in April 2008. Mahatma have come to hail them as the Philippines' finest thrash metal band, as evidenced on the May 2008 issue of Pulp Magazine. Resurrected's Fin and drummer Resty Maddela unleashed their killer guitar riffs and masterful skin-pounding skills respectively, as guest musicians for the Hollywood, California-based rock band Rex, with a neck-breaking performance at the Pulp Summerslam 8 at the Amoranto Stadium, in April 2008. Over 30,000 people experienced having their asses being kicked, and then some.
Resurrected performed at the 2008 Asian Solidification Tour with Japanese extreme metalbands Defiled and Hydrophobia in October, at the Center for Arts, Quezon City. Over 200 people attended the said event. Resurrected later celebrated their 15th anniversary, through a special metalheads episode that was aired on November 2008 over MYX. Fin and the boys have recently been tapped to open for the US retro-thrashers Warbringer last May 2010, as well as being one of the local support bands for international acts The Vaine from Australia and Assault from Singapore in early March this year.
Resurrected is currently hard at work in the studio, meticulously writing songs for the sophomore follow-up to their "Past Scars Aria" full-length debut.
17.06.2013 - Mortis
Carnival Slaughter rise from the ashes of various Ceremonial constellations of Northern Africa-wide
♣ Kingdom Morocco ♣
The Brothers starts this year when Aissam and Zack had perfectly played together on a stage for another band thereafter met up with Mortis whose gives a name to the band.
decided to form a Slam band cause there is none in Morocco and after a while we started playing Brutal Death Grind aswell!
Sharing the same influences we entered the studio to record our EP wich will come out next month. Eargasming guarranted!
As for our lyrics themes, we talk about abominations, Source of Malice, Abnormality, Pathological Disturbances, Maniacal murder, Necrophilia and the obscured morality of the rapist... etc
Yeah we're that fucked up.
16.06.2013 - IchZerstorteSie
While THROWN INTO EXILE is a relatively new band, theyʼve already become the talk of the town with high-profile opening slots for bands including Sepultura, Fear Factory, Chimaira, All Shall Perish, and more. But itʼs this summerʼs Mayhem Festival that will be the biggest proving ground yet for THROWN INTO EXILE, as they were able to win the "Road to Mayhem" competition over dozens of other bands to secure a slot performing on the same bill as Slipknot, Motorhead, Anthrax, and Slayer... a dream come true for all five of these hard-working bandmates.
16.06.2013 - Kintu
In my crusade for bringing the Spanish metal to MS, today it's The Zen turn.
A melodic death metal band from Barcelona that counts with Toni González, former Karlahan and guest Equilibrium singer, on the vocals, along with other people related to Karlahan.
13.06.2013 - lord-metreveli
here are the albums of the band
13.06.2013 - theembryo
Earthless have been around for quite some time, I got turned on to them around 2006. Their style of nearly no vocals and lengthy instrumental jams I think would fit in nicely here. The are great timing and dynamic changes throughout their music, but some of the tunes are literally 20-30 minutes long, so if one isn't into lengthy, soaring up and down kind of close-your-eyes-and-flow with it for that long, one won't be very into those tunes. Very heavy guitar sound, their guitarist Isaiah Mitchell uses great fuzztone and other effects to advantage! I thank the great Staff here at MS for any consideration they have or may have already had with this suggestion. Excellent site, folks, wish I had discovered it [i]much[/i] soooner. Thanks again - rock on!
13.06.2013 - .starrk
I love this band, would definitely like to see them added.
12.06.2013 - Ruin
UNSCARRED is a powerful pounding-groove machine, Wild and crazy "Thrash metal" band formed in 2002 in France, Paris. The story began when Brice/Bassist, started to think of forming his own Thrash metal band. The lineup knew many bustles but stabilized itself at the beginning of 2006 with Boris/ Lead Guitar, and 2008 Niko/Rhythm Guitar. Nelly, Iranian metal singer, joins the band in 2012 as vocal and Franck joined the band recently in January 2013 as drummer.
The band already had some great experiences of scene in France. Now with this new crazy lineup and an insane new "stage addiction", all members are in, to show the power and the magic this kind of music represent to them on any stages all around the world!!
Their first Ep, mix of anger, power, energy, aggression, weight, harmony and emotion, gonna be out, at the end of January 2013.
(from their official facebook)
12.06.2013 - Dr220
This music is more original than most of the bands that appear here and does not exist in this database and it should. Try to listen the brand new album Death is a Border... http://nihilosaur.bandcamp.com/album/death-is-the-border-that-evil-cannot-cross and decide if it is worth placing in here, if not throws this suggestions to garbage.