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!".
01.10.2014 - João Pirucas
John Paul Jones, former bass and keyboard player of Led Zeppelin. He released two solo albums that are pretty heavy. Not only for fans of Led Zeppelin, but for those who like interesting Rock music.
30.09.2014 - diamondblack
Shaft of Steel are a melodic metal band influenced by acts such as Iron Maiden, Dream Theater, Rush, Queensrÿche, Edguy, Whitesnake, Gamma Ray and Blind Guardian. We combine these influences with our love of classic and contemporary AOR to create something that we believe is truly unique.
We have just finished working on our debut EP with the legend that is Dennis Ward (of Pink Cream 69/Unisonic/Place Vendome fame), which also comes with artwork by Felipe Machado Franco, designer for the likes of Blind Guardian, Iced Earth and Rhapsody of Fire.
30.09.2014 - diamondblack
Female fronted Symphonic Metal band.
Lyria is a Brazilian Symphonic Alternative Metal band. It was idealized and founded by the singer and songwriter Aline Happ in 2012.
The name Lyria was inspired by the Greek Mythology and the lyre that was an important musical instrument for the Greeks. It is also related to the flower lily and to the word lyrics.
In the end of 2012, Lyria presented its first song called Reflection inspired by the Narcissus Myth. The song was really well received especially in Europe and in The United States. In 2013, Eliezer Andre (drums) and Thiago Zig (bass) joined Lyria as official members.
In 2014, the band decided to take a break from concerts and focused on its first album that was produced through a successful crowdfunding campaign where fans from different parts of the world got really engaged with the cause.
Mixing different kinds of Heavy Metal like Symphonic, Thrash, Industrial and the Traditional Heavy Metal combined to the mezzo soprano's voice of Aline, Lyria presents a very unique, modern, deep and strong sound.
30.09.2014 - diamondblack
Born in 2006 as a Gamma Ray tribute band they started composing their own song in late 2009.
After some line-up changes they found the right recipe for their first release: the EP called "TerminUs" (june 6th 2012) available on cd and digital download.
They also feature in the "HelloRay - A tribute to Helloween & Gamma Ray" album by Epicus Records (2012) with their "Land Of The Free" cover.
The story goes on with Andrea Serafini on vocals and with the release of the next full length album "Beyond", to be released in 2014.
29.09.2014 - Reaper_Redeamer
This is about quality post from Thessaloniki, Greece. Their unique sound, focusing on building riffs over song's length, adding many elements (melancholic/atmospheric approach, warm rhythmic, even groovy/melodic riffs) and different instruments like cello and violin makes 'em an uprising band.
29.09.2014 - RodhaFlo
Hi, Rodha is an acclaimed german Sludge/HC/Doom act from Hamburg with a particular DIY-attitude. We played Gigs with Eyehategod, Kylesa, Kadavar, Kongh and many others over the last years. Our first full length 'Welter Through The Ashes' has just been released through Bandcamp and mail order.
Here's the video for the title track: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzofyDVyuU0
30.09.2014 - Boxcar Willy
I have this bands demo from way back. Great shit.
29.09.2014 - PlaystFreak
Popular Alternative Metal band from the south that has a growing fanbase after their 2014 debut album, Fear Itself. The band also does live covers of artist such as Metallica and Pantera.
27.09.2014 - Dark†SymphonY
Season of Ghosts is the project of ex Blood Stain Child vocalist Sophia. She describes the music as 'a combination of extreme metal and rock sounds, harsh electronics and powerful, compelling vocals, through the eerie spectrum of a sci-fi, horror movie'. The debut album 'The Human Paradox' will be relased 8th December 2014.
26.09.2014 - João Pirucas
New band formed by ex-members of Obscura, Christian Muenzner and Hannes Grossmann, Linus Klausenitzer (Obscura), Morean and Danny Tunker. The band has just started to record their debut album. The release can be expected in early 2015.
26.09.2014 - marcin2x4
It is my band and I won't make it a big secret.
Band exists for 2,5 years now in full line-up.
Few live shows played (with Thaw, In Twilight's Embrace, ROGI, etc)
First LP - Luminosity - released on 23rd of May 2014.
We released physical copies also (designed entire package/cover and paid for printing and CD production - DIY 100%)
Latley some reviews came in but I want to reach out to bigger audience.
Hegemone actually appeared on metalstrom (see Tea[m]ster's 2014 top list - Luminosity reached position 16 with 3.7 mark)
That's all. I don't have more arguments.
Many thanks for reading and hoping for your reply.
25.09.2014 - Heka69
Have only released an EP so far, but the production quality hints of a professional take on their musical career, so in no time there should be a real album coming out. Fast and brutal, definately metal. Touring with Fleshgod Apocalypse.
25.09.2014 - Aviator15
DeSever is a thrash band from London, ON, Canada and combines influences from Pantera and Lamb Of God with 80's legends like Metallica, Exodus and Testament along with a vocal style that contains inflections of Origin and Deicide. Their rhythm section adds playing influenced by heavy progressive bands from Gojira to Periphery built into a thrash style. In less than one year as a band, they've played with The Agonist, Lich King and will be playing with Mandroid Echostar and Cryptopsy in the next month.
25.09.2014 - ShadowQuest
ShadowQuest is here. Basta!
Members from Masterplan, Shining, Bloodbound, Witherscape, Dionysus, Saint Deamon:
Patrik Johansson, Jari Kainulainen, Ronny Milianowicz, Kaspar Dahlqvist, Ragnar Widerberg, Peter Huss.
Releasing single Oct 1st, Nov 1st and Dec 1st. Releasing full album Jan 26th 2015!
25.09.2014 - Dominus
Vampire Squid are an aquatic themed Progressive Death Metal/Grindcore band from Corona, California.
They are currently signed to Bodhi Sphere Records.
Croatia / alternative metal, female fronted metal, melodic m / 1 comment
24.09.2014 - Kennoth
Agharti are a new and rather obscure band in the metal scene that released a very ambitious debut titled "change" last year, which I found to be very refreshing in the dead scene of Croatian metal. The debut is a well produced, very polished release with the main concept of change in mind (as the title suggests). The exact style of the music they play is not entirely classifiable. Sure, modern metal with female vocals and a keyboard is nothing groundbreaking, but they have their own spin on the concept and imo it sounds fresh. What really drew me to the band however, was seeing their music video for the song Rise Again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLmC25zWyGA
24.09.2014 - PGON DESTROYTRON
From Louisville, KY, Young Widows have released four full-lengths since 2006, including 2014's Easy Pain on Temporary Residence LTD. Check 'em out: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Young-Widows/37160148471, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Young_Widows, http://temporaryresidence.com/artists/youngwidows.