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.
03.04.2016 - ShawnKernen
Miss the old days of Metal Music? They're not entirely over; Frenzied Madness is here to keep it alive! The debut album Tartarus fusses the Speed of Slayer, the Funkiness and Jazz tones of Suicidal Tendencies and the Grunge Sounds of Nirvana rolled into one METAL package!
Frenzied Madness formed in late 2013 merging different Genres from various styles of Heavy Metal, Grunge and Punk. This is mostly apparent in the landmark song Inzomnia. Our first official release Tartarus is a heavy concept album that describes the struggling to survive in this ever changing world!
The genius guitar riffary are all masterminded by Byran Pitts. The wicked drumming and driving vocals are delivered by Andrew Braman. The punchy bass lines are by Shawn Kernen. • All written, recorded, produced, mixed and mastered at DETHMETL Studios by Frenzied Madness.
31.03.2016 - Flo-Temnein
Temnein exists since 2009 and has released its 1st full length "404 B.C." in January 2014 on Danish label Mighty Music. This album is available in Europe and USA.
The band has performed over 50 gigs in Europe (supporting Gorod, Hacride, Leng Tch'e, Hypno5e, No Return) and has completed a Japan tour in December 2014 supporting Mors Principium Est and Beyond Creation. On April 9th 2016 the band will play the Durbuy Rock Festival in Belgium, supporting Eluveitie, Powerwolf, Primordial, Equilibrium, Pentagram, Leprous and many more...
30.03.2016 - beneathmysins
Beneath My Sins is a french symphonic metal band founded by two guys from the previous line-up of Evolvent (5 albums).
They have started a european tour including France, UK, Netherlands, Italy, and will release a music video in the next few weeks, as well as an album later this year.
Stay tuned for more updates!
29.03.2016 - diamondblack
Solar Wind is a progressive metal band from Far East of Russia. Band formed in 2009 (in Blaroveschensk). At the moment, the band recorded two studio albums. On the second album, besides the main vocalist, was attended by singers known progressive metal bands from Russia and Belarus
25.03.2016 - M C Vice
Michael Denner and Hank Shermann (both Mercyful Fate)'s new band. EP released in 2015. Don't do what I did and expect another Melissa/Oath.
23.03.2016 - burrzzum
Crows in the rain band was formed by Hamed and Masih in the autumn of 2014. The initial thought to the formation of the band came from an improvisation. It happened in a rainy evening of that same autumn when the crows were flying all over the place.
In 6 months (autumn and the following winter), 3 tracks were released, but afterwards until the summer of 2015 they remained in silence. During this time there were many collaborations with different musicians to see if they can be joined in the projects of the band and finally Mehrnaz(Cello) and Lnaz(Vocal) were fully harmonized with the group.
Crows in the rain has worked in different genres like post-rock, instrumental rock and ambient, until they released their first album in 3 February 2016.
In their own words:
We've never wanted to work in a special genre like post-rock, we've always wanted to have a way to put our feelings into it. We've always tried to be away from all the media craze and we hope we can honestly and purely reveal ourselves in our music. To be as simple as we can and to act as a bridge for transferring this simplicity. Not only you can hear the music, but also feel and live it.
23.03.2016 - SYCON
We got a full length cd as required. It'd be a great honour to be featured on this site. Here you can find some info:
Sycon bears just one thing in mind with their music - Total Havoc!
Brutal guitar riffs, versatile vocals, stomping beats and atmospheric synths defines the music, all while retaining their melodic metal roots.
Groove Factor Guaranteed!
Sycon was founded in 2009 at Oranienburg, north of Berlin. 2011 they released their first demo EP "Sniper's Poem". 2012 they moved to Berlin-Köpenick and had a fundamental member change. 2013 the only remaining member guitarist Moe joined with Jay from the Philippines as lead guitarist. They released the single "I'm the One" featuring Aurelia's Turm singer Marcel and Declamatory's drummer Fabi. In the End of the year Jay and Moe joined force with drummer Tobi, who was playing the davul and various percussion at the medieval group Obscuratis. Shorty after bassist Lars joined Sycon. 2014 they released the single "Downer" with female singer Seline. In early 2015 they finally found their permanent frontman Daniel, which worked before with Ill Kommodity and as rapper KoH Kain and is known as streamer KæinPlay. In spring 2015 they released the first single "Bulletstorm" of their debut album and played shows such as the Rocktreff open air festival in Berlin and as support for The Vision Bleak. Their self-tilted first album was released on March 27th 2016.
21.03.2016 - Fightbull
One of the most recognized metal bands in Portugal, in part because their first album (1997) was very influential in a whole Portuguese metal generation that was growing with the world thrash/metal boom of that decade. And with each of their releases they brought something original and "fresh" (like Kerrang! stated with the review on their second album).
21.03.2016 - Mount Fuji
That's what others think about the music of Mount Fuji:
"Really good band from Leipzig, Germany. Alice in Chains and Helmet rides with Saint Vitus speed."
"Mount Fuji named after the legendary mountain are a heavy and loud as f*** band blending Sludge, Stoner and Doom Metal to heavy pounding effect. [...] Their debut release is a heavy and epic loud album you all need to check out now. I have been listening to it for the past couple of weeks or so. And it gets better with each and every listen. [...] Mount Fuji are a band you cannot pass up on. [...] Awesome and Highly Recommended."
"Mount Fuji is more than just a 90s re-hash band, there's something else they bring to the table besides genuineness: originality. [...] These guys sound thick and grungy but are undeniably a metal band, they rock hard. [...] Their album is heavy as s**t, but they're not afraid to let loose with great emotive choruses and melodies such as in "Just Human" and the end of "Head on Fire". [...] "Mount Fuji" is one of the most honest and genuine albums I've heard all year and is a cathartic and ultimately satisfying experience."
"MOUNT FUJI's style is a bit weird to describe: They have some Stoner influences but they are not a Stoner band, they have some Grunge influences but they definitely don't play Grunge, the vocals could fit in a Sludge band but nope…they don't sound like a Sludge band either. The best way to describe their style is Heavy Metal cause in the end of the day they play heavy music. On second thought, I'll try to be more brave here and compare their approach in music with DOWN (especially on their second album) and METALLICA ("Load" era). [...] With the guitar having the leading role, riff after riff the band renders the listener incapable of doing anything else other than constant headbanging. [...] So, if you like(semi) modern Heavy Metal music, with Doom-laden riffs and a mix of influences and flavors make sure you check this band out."
"You are confronted by a whole package of gripping tunes that actually grabs a hold of your attention and makes you take note as well as having you constantly nodding your head to the grooves."
21.03.2016 - Johan
Formed in 2008, this dutch band has released a self-titled debut album in 2014 and released a music video for their song 'The Architect'. Worth checking out. Here is the link to their music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73i8Ygyv3FY
21.03.2016 - LeKiwi
Reminds me of Textures. Cool stuff.
Edit: well what do you know...they're also from the Netherlands hah
20.03.2016 - Fallen Ghost
Hailing from Estonia, Winnie Puuh is one of the craziest band out there yet, combining their aggressive musical style with liveshows which leaves you mindfucked, trying to process what you just saw and heard. If Babymetal and iwrestledabearonce can appear at Metalstorm, Winny Puuh should as well! Check out this performance: