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!".
27.09.2016 - Krovikhan
It's amazing that this band is not in Metalstorm. Nikolo Kotzev, Göran Edman, Glenn Hughes, Tomas Vikström, Ian Haugland, Joe Lynn Turner, Jorn Lande, Tony Harnell among others. Heavier than lot of bands on this site. Check it out!
26.09.2016 - Witch Meadow
Rhode Island's WITCH MEADOW fought tooth and nail through the '90s during a period where heavy metal was no longer the powerhouse genre it had been the previous decade. The fact that they were isolated from the influential New York and New Jersey metal scenes helped the group craft tunes that successfully merged styles without fear of outside pressure.
Even with the deck stacked against them, WITCH MEADOW were still able to deliver two amazing independent releases: 1995's When Midnight Falls and 1997's Down Eternity's Hall. Featuring equal bits of classic metal and early power metal combined with a hard rock crunch akin to vintage Mötley Crüe, WITCH MEADOW were definitely forging their own path. The band also had the habit of inviting their die-hard local fans to their practice space to watch them perform due to a lack of local venues supporting heavy metal acts. The group always found a way to get their music heard
25.09.2016 - 3rdWorld
Cuz they play a really good southern rock-tinged death/doom with supremely epic riffage. Oh and one of the guys in the band is named Sir Gusmo Husmo Chusmo. Now thats metulll! \m/
24.09.2016 - João Pirucas
New supergroup featuring members of Mastadon, Alice In Chains, Dillinger Escape Plan, (ex) The Mars Volta and Dethklok. This band is kind of heavy and with this line-up, it should definitely be featured on MetalStorm.
24.09.2016 - M C Vice
Since it's no longer blacklisted, I'm gonna suggest it. They sound similar to Rage Against The Machine, and there's other Nu bands on here. Plus they're just awesome. (sorry, forgot to capitalize the B)
24.09.2016 - 3rdWorld
This could make for some very interesting discussion and entries in the bottom albums of all time here. Definitely should be added.
25.09.2016 - Metal God
Limp Bizkit on this site? Really?
02.10.2016 - BlackEssence
Actually one of the best bands ever. Even better than Opeth & Slayer. Amount of inventions they put in music is amazing. Crossing and mixing genres makes this so so good. They need to be here.
23.09.2016 - NathyR
Once a vision back in 1997 that turned into an allegiance in 2009 then to a final transformation in 2014. This group of men have chosen to portrait the vision that dominates their imagination and completely share it with the world. A fine morph of middle eastern sounds with some grinding riffs and some wailing grunts will be sure to send you to outer space.
USA / Alternative metal, post-grunge, nu metal, hard roc / 1 comment
22.09.2016 - VarisVtols
Staind is an Alternative metal / Nu-metal band from USA. It has been active for many years and has seven full-feature albums released. My favourite from Staind is the 2001 album "Break the Cycle".
Here's the wikipedia link on it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staind
22.09.2016 - losdosquatros
We are glad to present to you the brandnew record "Race Against Time" by Swiss Symphonic Metal Band Deep Sun.
To get a quick impression, check out following video links:
Deep Sun - The Believer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fd07dnS8Xw
Deep Sun - For Eternity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsWCYWNO1iE
It is our intention to bring this release to international attention. Therefore we would be glad to read a review in your valued magazine.
If a review is published, we would appreciate a short note from you about it on our official mail address.
You can download all necessary data to "Race Against Time" by using following guest account on Swiss file sharing service mydrive.ch:
Full album in mp3 format
Band Pictures and full booklet
Complete band history
Released on September 8th, the album is available on http://www.cede.ch/de/music/?view=detail&branch%5Fsub=0&id=323696&branch=1 as well as the band's website http://www.deep-sun.com/index.php/de/shop and very soon on various download-portals.
If you need any further information, feel free to contact us.
Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Pascal Töngi & Tobias Brutschi
Schweizer Booking Label
21.09.2016 - PtrickHinz
Dear guys at metalstorm,
I would like you introduce aeons end - a fairly new progressive metal band from Germany - to you. They just have released their debut ep IMAGO on September 15th, which contains 6 songs. They describe their music as progressive metal or post metal and people probably will be reminded on bands like Tesseract, Textures or The Contortionist. The songs combine memorable melodies with impulsive grooves and offer a variety of profound, melancholic, depressed and sometimes promising vibes.
IMAGO is available for streaming on the following platforms:
Google Play: http://bit.ly/IMAGO_googleplay
Microsoft Groove: http://bit.ly/IMAGO_mircosoftgroove
It would be awesome, if you could mention the EP on your site or even write a review about IMAGO.
Thank you guys in advance,
aeons end on the web:
24.09.2016 - icedmetal57
They're a fairly unknown band from Azerbaijan that could use some love. They're a melodeath band that uses some piano. They've released 2 albums so far on their bandcamp page. Idk what what else I should say. Just give them a listen.
20.09.2016 - JamieCoughlan
Partholón is based on a semi fictional character represented in Irish history & mythology. He is said to have spearheaded the second settlement of Ireland (Muintir Partholóin). He engaged in the first battle on Irish soil against the Fomorians, whom he defeated. His settlement is said to have embraced change and prospered for many years. He killed both his wifes dog & lover after tasting him on her lips. The settlement was eventually said to be decimated by plague inside a single week. No God, just life, and then, Death.
Sounds like a good enough reason to me.
17.09.2016 - loudman
In a time when most Metal bands are satisfied with copying other Metal bands, and when the "scene" has become more important that the music itself, Brooding Herd has set out to challenge and inspire the listener.
16.09.2016 - lemmykilmr
Despite their short career and cult status, Joy Division have exerted a wide-reaching influence. John Bush of AllMusic argues that Joy Division "became the first band in the post-punk movement by [...] emphasizing not anger and energy but mood and expression, pointing ahead to the rise of melancholy alternative music in the '80s. The band's dark and gloomy sound, which Martin Hannett described in 1979 as "dancing music with Gothic overtones", presaged the gothic rock genre. While the term "gothic" originally described a "doomy atmosphere" in music of the late 1970s, the term was soon applied to specific bands like Bauhaus that followed in the wake of Joy Division and Siouxsie and the Banshees.
Not metal, but still very influential to the gothic rock/metal genre.
20.09.2016 - Zaphod
I love Joy Division but they have no place on this website.