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!".
08.01.2011 - ScreamingSteelUS
Great band, but they were really more of a hard rock band. They were incredibly influential to punk, but not really that much where metal is concerned. I wouldn't put them on here.
13.06.2016 - regular
I am suggesting to add Warfather to Metal Storm because It is good death metal in the vein of Morbid Angel. Warfather is one of Steve Tuckers projects. I think his main project next to Morbid Angel. The first release ("Orchestrating the Apocalypse" ) was released 2014. Aside from an old school production the record had mainly positive reviews. The follow up is about to be released this year (Greyhaze Records) and was produced by Erik Rutan.
Though one of the rather "generic" DM bands I think this is one of the best and more promising.
10.06.2016 - Kais
"Devil I Know is a fresh breath of American-style melodic hard rock. The band's songs do contain some familiar elements but these guys are no copycats - they have their own sound and that sound happens to be pretty damn good! Driven by catchy singalong choruses, heavy rock riffs and high-quality production, Devil I Know is on its way to something bigger. Their songs have already received airplay on various rock-oriented radio stations in Finland, UK, US and Canada. Their self-titled debut album, preceded by the digital single "Scream And Shout", was released on November 2nd 2012." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmlvcWzSxtY
06.06.2016 - abyssalvoid
Hooded Eagle is a doom/extreme metal band from Charleston, SC that incorporates other extreme genres into their sound. They recently released their debut album 'Nightscapes from the Abyssal Plane' on 13/12/2015, and it's very metal, hence why it should be on Metal Storm \m/. Check it out!
05.06.2016 - The Underdog
The Erkonauts from Geneva, Switzerland are a Progressive Metal band with influences that reach from punk to progessive rock to modern metal. They have released a single and a full length debut album. The album is called 'I Did Something Bad' and was released in 2015. The band features former members of Sybreed, Djizoes and 7-tone. The first song off of their album is called 'The Great Ass Poopery' and that alone had me check out the tune.
Surprisingly sounded pretty good actually. Have a listen yourself, here is a link to their music video of 'Dominion Mundi' which is featured on the album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syE-ZeOAiNk&list=RDsyE-ZeOAiNk#t=82
04.06.2016 - BlackEssence
So...Witchgrinder is a groove industrial metal band from Australia. They're playing some dynamic groove metal with addition of nice electronics and synths. I have a fun listening to their music, so I think that it's good for them to be here. If you're tired of Fear Factory winning "best industrial metal album of the year" you should check them.
03.06.2016 - mariostork
listen on: http://pinkroom.bandcamp.com
By all rights, the Polish band Pinkroom should be huge by now. They have two very well-received albums, 2009's Psychosoltice and last year's Unloved Toy but, like a lot of indie bands, they seem to not have much name recognition, even among die-hard prog rock and metal fans. Yeah, perhaps it's because they've only done those two albums in 6 years but more likely it's due to their distinctive and very idiosyncratic approach to their music. Sure, they have their influences like anyone else (Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Porcupine Tree etc.) but don't really fit into a style that is easily pigeonholed and is even harder to describe. The Pinkroom sound is a combination of riffs, moods and textures that run the gamut from light to dark moods with elements of psychedelic, jazz, chamber and prog rock with tons of heavier metal elements along the way. Liberal use of keys and even trumpet, flute and cello also really help to give the band their unique style.
02.06.2016 - CthulhuKaamos
Signed to Avantgarde Music (https://avantgardemusic.bandcamp.com/album/empires-of-ash) and have been receiving very positive reviews (see their Facebook page). Mentioned in a member's list of top 5 most interesting albums (http://www.metalstorm.net/users/list.php?list_id=4668).