22:59 - Kurty Wurty Lol Che did you just go to that show knowing lulz would be inevitable to see? Not gonna lie, I like his stuff, gets me feeling all upbeat and shit while I'm playing on P'km Showdown. Great story though!
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!".
16.05.2009 - ShadowCross
A very heavy technical prog metal and screamo band from the United States that have become very well known since the release of As The Roots Undo, their second album.
The next unreleased album contains the tracks Ritual of Names parts 1 and 2. These have a very prog and doomy feel to them.
11.09.2012 - Uldreth
Wouldn't call it doom really, just post-hardcore/screamo. Which isn't really metal. Nevertheless this one has LOTS of grindcore elements in it so I guess they have a place here, about as much as any hardcore band featured already. And also awesome band!
21.11.2016 - The Underdog
Decadawn is a melodic death metal band from Quebec, Canada. Formed in 2001 and have released a self-titled demo in 2001 as well as their debut full length album Solitary Confinement in 2014.
Definitely check this band out if you're into early In Flames, Dark Tranquillity and At The Gates. The link shows the official music video for their song Take You There, taken off of their debut album. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U16Y5zEem8k
19.11.2016 - diamondblack
In the spring of 2009, a new Progressive/Power Metal band was formed in Los Angeles. After various jam sessions and auditions, the right chemistry was found. The result was 5 talented musicians who shared the same passion. They formally proclaimed this new promising Progressive/Power Metal band was to be named Avant Guardian.
The band's lyrical concepts include social issues, personal struggles, and other topics of every day life people can relate to. Their sound consists of speedy and technical drums, intricate bass lines, classically influenced keyboard/piano leads and epic orchestrations, heavy driven guitar riffs and memorable leads/solos, and powerful vocals along with backing harmonies.
Avant Guardian went on to produce, record, mix, and master their own self-titled debut E.P. in February, 2013 as well as their single "Pages From the Past" in June, 2013 (https://avantguardian.bandcamp.com/). The band has been actively rehearsing as they establish their own sound, refine their already written material, and most importantly work on new material for their future debut full length album (tentatively scheduled for a late 2015 release).
The band has seen many lineup changes since their inception. The current lineup consists of Adam on lead vocals, Denny on drums, Luis on bass guitar/backup vocals, Ryan on keyboard, and Will on guitar/backup vocals. With their new line up in place, they begin preparations to make a name for themselves. Avant Guardian strives to become one of the finest acts in the genre the local scene has to offer. They have the energy and experience to capture the audience's attention. If you ever hear about an Avant Guardian show, try not to miss it…they just might end up performing with bigger acts in the not too distant future...and this is a journey they wish to share with you from its humble beginnings.
18.11.2016 - amarchand
Aversed recently released our debut EP, entitled "Renewal." We would be honored to be a part of the Metal Storm community, as it has been an invaluable resource for finding new music, interviews, and other content. We would love to hear what the Metal Storm community has to say about our music!
19.11.2016 - robpal
All-star project founded by RPWL's Kalle Warner featuring members of: ARENA, IQ, SYLVAN, SUBSIGNAL, SEPULTURA, PENDRAGON, DREAMSCAPE and more. Already 3 albums recorded.
Well, they say on their FB page that they play Rock, Metal. There are definitely passages which are heavy enough to call it metal.
12.11.2016 - Korpi
Cyrillic name "Руян" is a Slavic Folk/Pagan band featuring the guitarist and female guttural vocalist from "Grai" (a band already listed on MS) and Danila "Skorb" Pereladov guitarist of Alkonost (also a band listed on MS). Ruyan is already listed as a recommended artist with multiple votes for a few bands on MS. Since 2010 they've released 2 full-length studio albums with Soundage Productions (a major metal label in Russia).
16.11.2016 - Kallis Helmi
I'm Gergely Szabó (Szög), keyboard player of hungarian folk metal band, Dalriada. I have another band, Mandara, where I'm the composer. The style is mainly symphonic power metal. Our first EP "Way Of Dreams" was released few days ago, in digital format. It can be heard for example here: https://play.anghami.com/album/1883390, but it's also available on Spotify, iTunes, Deezer or Google Play etc. There is a lyric video, too: https://youtu.be/YjMiggN5t9g. Our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/mandaraband/.
I can add biography, band list, contributor list, photos etc if you accept my request.
Thank you in advance! :)
11.11.2016 - BloodJuNkie
They introduce great music, well sorted and musically it's pretty awesome. Their 2016 album is a masterpiece and will be liked by many members here. They have released 3 albums so far including this year's album!
10.11.2016 - CMF
Askara is a young and ambitious metal band who deliver high quality in sound and appeal. their way of progressive Gothic Metal includes a new approach for this kind of music. Even though you can hear bands as Evanessence, Lacuna Coil etc. mixed with modern doom metal they have a unic approach: their sound consists of only clean piano sounds. No annoying synth is used. this gives the song a clear and pure touch which might attract a lot of listeners.
07.11.2016 - DakotaMal
Killing Rapunzel has played many shows and festivals across the Midwest, They have opened for national recording artists Smile Empty Soul, Powerman 5000, Doll Skin, 3 Pill Morning, ONE (The Only Tribute To Metallica), The Fuck Off And Dies, Warrant, Dokken and Sebashtian Bach.
Currently, Killing Rapunzel is a self-governing entity and they record, mix, master their own music, and book their own shows.They keep their own books and file for their own claims and records, such as trademarking and copywriting applicable material.
Killing Rapunzel has released there debut album "Taking Control" in June of 2016 and has and they have embarked on their first regional tour. The press says "leaving a sweeten taste to any Metal head's satisfaction."-Indiemunity
05.11.2016 - diamondblack
TAKEN is a power metal band that emerged in Pamplona in May 2013, formed by David Arredondo on the main voice, Iosu and Gauss on lead guitars, DaniRocks on bass, Jon Huarte on drums and DavidKBD and Diego on keyboards.
Debut album available at https://takenmetal.bandcamp.com/
04.11.2016 - maglor
Inspired by the magic of their birthplace (Sintra - Portugal), LEGACY OF CYNTHIA put out an alternative sound inside the metal spectrum.
Driven by an intense and profound rhythmic section, and stimulated by the melody and the technique of the guitars and vocals, the band managed to make their mark in the underground Portuguese circuit, achieving recognition by self launching the "Voyage" EP and the debut album "Renaissance".
04.11.2016 - AngelofDeth
They are a kickass old school style Power Metal band that have had 4 albums released since 2007. They deserve to be featured on this site and gain more exposure. I'm surprised they aren't already on here.
02.11.2016 - TheLastHuman15
Juan Bond is a new band out of NYC. They could be described as experimental "mathcore" band from NYC influenced by not only heavy and spastic music but also avant-garde classical and ambient music. It is dark and intense; self described as "Overchast Chaos." For fans of Dillinger Escape Plan, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Kayo Dot, Refused, Daughters, etc.