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.
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.
13.07.2015 - HateCampaign
Releasing new single and music video and full album short after that.
13.07.2015 - NoLifeLost
For those that can't wait any longer for "Niddikter", the long awaited follow-up full length album to the debut album "Gryende Tidevarv", here are some good news!
Fimbultyr is releasing the single "Oförgätlig Erinran" on the 31th of July! "Oförgätlig Erinran" is the first track on "Niddikter" that will follow later this year. Together with the single there will be a music video for the song released on the same date.
Even though things have been quiet lately around Fimbultyr we've been hard at work and finally things are getting closer to the release of "Niddikter"!
We're also working on getting a t-shirt ready for the release of the single! More details to come so stay tuned!
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.
19.06.2015 - diamondblack
Deadly Circus Fire is a four-piece English progressive metal band from London, United Kingdom. Formed in early 2009, the group's line-up includes guitarist Save Addario, drummer Paul Igoe, vocalist Adam Grant and bassist Mike Enort.
18.06.2015 - Milan
Heaving Earth are a death metal band from Czech Republic who released their second full length album, Denouncing the Holy Throne, this year. Put some Immolation, Morbid Angel and Dead Congregation in a pot and add a pinch of Ulcerate and you end up with one of the best death metal releases of the year so far. Bandcamp: http://heavingearth.bandcamp.com/
18.06.2015 - diamondblack
Edenwar is a Swiss-Spanish-Mexican Female Fronted Symphonic Metal band founded by Anna Fiori (Mexico) and Nicolás Dobernack (Spain) in 2014.
The essence of Edenwar, reflected as a paradox between innocence and destruction is present throughout the entire album, mixing epic and immersive atmospheres with the most powerful symphonic metal, complex orchestrations and choirs that will arouse the strictest listeners.
16.06.2015 - Sentenced Odiin
Great Hungarian band with killer riffs in style of Sludge/Doom/Southern/Stoner. Heavy influences from Black Sabbath, Down, Pantera, Crowbar, Eyehategod. Won Hungarian music award for debut album recently.