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!
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.
23.06.2015 - diamondblack
My Refuge is a new sensation in modern Power and Heavy Metal, with influences coming from Progressive Rock and Melodic Metal, mixing melancholic and dark atmospheres with epic tunes. The band was born in 2010 and later that year they released the self-produced ep '3407 - Pictures Of An August Night'. In 2013 My Refuge released a new ep, 'Living In Anger', which was very well received by critics all over the world. At that point they started writing new songs and playing live relentlessly.
In 2015 My Refuge signed a deal with Bakerteam Records for the release of the long waited debut album 'A Matter Of Supremacy', mixed and mastered at Eleven Studio under the supervision of producer Andrea De Bernardi. The album has deep roots in Classic Heavy Metal and bands such as Crimson Glory, Iron Maiden, Rage, Helloween and Blind Guardian to name a few, with a very personal touch and deep, introspective lyrics, often dealing with social and political issues.
23.06.2015 - Hex_Omega
Great band from UK. I'm not sure about their other albums but their debut is definitely Heavy Metal. You can find info about that album on MA -> http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Egypt/9594 (info on MA is incomplete)
23.06.2015 - diamondblack
The band's monster grooves harken back to the heavier sound of late-eighties/early-nineties bands like Babylon A.D. and Lynch Mob, combined with the grittiness of current hard rock groups like Velvet Revolver.
Formed at the end of 2007 by Babylon A.D. founding member/guitarist Ron Freschi and vocalist Jeffrey Winslow, and now featuring the powerhouse rhythm section of Babylon A.D. drummer Jamey Pacheco and bassist Rich Talley, Syrym is a throwback to a time when bone-crushing riffs and huge melodic hooks ruled the day.
Growing up in Hayward, California, Freschi's jazz guitar training soon gave way to the influence of guitar heroes such as Michael Schenker, Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, Dave Meniketti, Neil Schon, Warren DiMartini, Nuno Bettencourt, and George Lynch. Freschi was recruited by the Persuaders, who went on to release local rock radio hits such as "I'm No Good For You" and "Don't Ask Questions." The Persuaders eventually caught the ear of Arista Records president Clive Davis, who made them one of the label's few hard rock acts, and the band proceeded to change their name to Babylon A.D. Their self-titled debut album, released in 1989, featured several MTV and Headbanger's Ball hits, including "Bang Go The Bells," "Hammer Swings Down," and "The Kid Goes Wild," which was featured in the film Robocop 2. The band's sophomore effort, Nothing Sacred, was released in 1992. They went on to release several more albums on Perris Records.
22.06.2015 - Baribal
Very special Metal band from Windhoek, Namibia. They mixed Heavy Metal and Power Metal with elements from Gothic Metal and Folk Metal. The band recorded three albums: "Fallen From Grace", "This Burning Darkness" and "Your Fatal Embrace".
22.06.2015 - slaynsoldat
The Fateful Hour is a melodic doom / death band from Massachusetts, USA. They have been recognized throughout the world as an up and coming doom metal band.
Interview with Soundscape Magazine: http://www.soundscapemagazine.com/thefatefulhourinterview/
Interview with Michael at Doom-Metal.com: http://www.doom-metal.com/interviews.php?entry=1146
Album review at Doomantia: http://www.doommantia.com/2015/02/the-fateful-hour-everlasting-silence.html
Album review at Ride with the Devil: http://ridewiththedevil.blogspot.com/2014/11/to-listen-quietly.html
Album review at Granite Coast Entertainment: http://granitecoastentertainment.com/index.php/metal-and-rock/cd-reviews/item/58-the-fateful-hour-bringing-noise-with-an-everlasting-silence
Album review at Autothrall: http://autothrall.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-fateful-hour-everlasting-silence.html
22.06.2015 - diamondblack
Aeon Rising Coming from the San Fernando Valley in 2010
Aeon Rising consists of 3 members Gil Gutierrez, Tim Hernandez and Eli who are ready for the world to hear a different type of sound with Heavy music and Melodic Vocals.
21.06.2015 - diamondblack
Downfall is a Danish power metal band.
We like mixing things up a bit here and there, hence the term ''Crossover power metal''
Downfall started as a simple solo project, where the idea was to write a bunch og songs, record them and see where things went,
And 2½ years, a debut album, a lot of studio time, work, and frustation later Downfall was born.
21.06.2015 - diamondblack
The concept of To The Beginning is not simply a journey into outer space, in search for ourselves or for a new hope, it's also a condemnation of human cruelty at war.
The thrilling but also tragic adventure of Ian, a family man who undertake to leave our planet in searching of a new world, highlights our philosophy for which THE END does not exist, FROM what we seem like oblivion we can follow a new path. You can find lyrics for each track to live this story beside Ian.
20.06.2015 - diamondblack
The band was born in August 2005, playing since the beginning a dark modern Heavy Metal, raw and noble at the same time.
In October 2005 it took over the name "Red Warlock", and started working on the first demo cd "Rising From Hell" and playing live.
In September 2009 the band finished the recording sessions of a new Promo CD titled "Sabrewolf", and the first full-length album "Serve Your Master" was released December 6th, 2010 by My Graveyard Productions.
In April 2012, the band toured the U.S.: 9 shows through Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and Florida.
In September 2012, Red Warlock changed name into Negacy ('nɛgəsi).
During all these years of growth, which has led it towards various different musical directions, it felt the need for a new monicker, suitable for the dark modern nature of the band.
Since a while it's dealing with topics as cultural decadence and human condition decay, seeing, behind it all, a well thought machinery.
The result was to create "Negacy", a fusion of the words "Negation" and "Legacy".
This change is for sure the symbol of a fresh start for the band, which is setting up for working like never before, to gather as much as possible from its past and future.
A new beginning, taking over and carrying on Red Warlock's aim throughout the years, with even more awareness.
The latest album, titled "Negacy", completely self-produced, clearly demonstrates what stated before.
20.06.2015 - RottingDeathHead
These guys relatively new to the death metal scene since they have only been around since 2006. But since they have released two EP's and three Split albums. But back in 2014 they released their first full length album entitled "Imago".
19.06.2015 - maglor
THORNS OF SIN is a powerful, world-class melodic blend of Heavy metal and Blackened Thrash Metal rising from Los Angeles California. It is the brainchild of one the genre's most prolific upcoming instrumentalists/songwriters in LA; Sergio Varela. THORNS OF SIN's music is created by a meticulous combination of intelligently structured and guitar driven songwriting, clean production, and an array of vocal arrangements with catchy chorus lines that stick in your head after only one listen.