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!".
23.08.2014 - Ruchesko
Arguable is the key word - their early albums had the occasional heavy number but are mostly synth-laden rock a la Heart. They've definitely gone straight-up for hard rock in recent releases, but I'm not sure they've ever played "metal" per se.
I would say add them for the same reason we have Aerosmith and that featured.
23.08.2014 - ManiacBlasphemer
I do not consider them glam and in the early days they weren't much of a visual K band either. Their early sound was more rooted in classical rock. Outerlimits though has a metallic sound. Except for the album recorded with Steffanie, since Outerlimits they played a more metallic sound, even though there were some pop metal material in those too. Outerlimits incorporates many things from Mark II Deep Purple (especially in regards to keyboard usage) and early 80s Judas Priest (especially in regard to riffage). While it does have some more mellow, balladlike songs, it does not make it less metal. Hard Way is even heavier and Genuine Diamond more or less continues in this direction.
22.08.2014 - PhoonZiXiang
GODSIRE is a Death Metal band from Singapore. They released their debut EP: Progenitus via CDBaby, iTunes, Rhapsody etc and it features an eclectic mix of Industrial and Modern elements. The band its the first of its kind in Singapore (I hope!) and it is mastered by Ettore Rigotti (Disarmonia Mundi, The Stranded) and its artwork by Trez.
Check out their music here: http://youtu.be/xEIKAVqidd4
21.08.2014 - diamondblack
Enceladus, a dual harmony guitar assault, profound bass, and energized drums; all synergistically combined with passionately sung, cosmically inspired lyrical elements to create an exhilarating and refreshing form of metal.
20.08.2014 - diamondblack
Our work is a world of contrast combinations. Here you will find anxious presentiment and cheerfulness, joyful lyricism and attacking aggression, hard drum rhythms and tender melodies, airy keyboard roulades and heavy guitar sound. There is the sound of the wind and the quiet of the forest which got mixed in the music.
Samples of new EP: http://concordea.nlz.it/
19.08.2014 - Nechron
We are a young and enthusiastic metal band from Turkey. Where metal is not really finding itself a place in. So we are an unsigned band, doing self releases. We have our debut album released last Friday, and our first Video clip last Monday. We would be glad if you can have a listen! Thank you very much in advance.
18.08.2014 - diamondblack
Samples at https://soundcloud.com/juggerbrasil
In March 2011 the band also named Jugger Note, began to form under the influence of Classic Rock, already own songs. Phase that did not quite last long when the band took aim at a way more Heavy Metal, which led them to find new influences, igniting his passion for Progressive Metal.
extinguished the Jugger Note, Jugger and adopted only as a name, the band began his c aminho as a Progressive band with influences like Dream Theater, Queen, Opeth, Symphony X, and a more brazuca footprint, reaching the creek. In 2013, with the support of experienced and new ideas in my head musicians, the band released their first EP:. "Born From the Ashes" Now in 2014, the band following the release of their EP and prepares new lyric videos and video clips, as well as shows in clubs in São Paulo.
17.08.2014 - diamondblack
Epicenter is a rising thrash metal band originating from Pelham, NH. They began as a small project in 2007 with guitarist Ryan Burke and vocalist/drummer Zachary King, with guitarist Jared Towne and bassist Scott Doe later joining in, letting the real destruction begin. They quickly made a name for themselves in the new England area slaying stages and crushing shows for enthusiastic crowds at local venues. They have been interviewed on the radio stations WCAP and WUML, and played a full live set on air, while also getting repeated air play on 91.5 The Stress Factor. They have shared the stage with many bands, including Lich King, Sonic Pulse, and Six in Line, and have been booked to open for the legendary national acts Death, Testament, Overkill, Flotsam and Jetsam, Ill Nino, and 4ARM and the list is still growing. The pure energy of Epicenter's stage show alone drops jaws, and the complex, heavy music they play leaves their crowds wanting more. Witness it for yourself and join the rapidly growing movement that is Epicenter and brace yourself for a hell of a show.
17.08.2014 - God of shadows
A great and heavy deathcore band from australia, which are going to release their second full-length soon. Seems to be way too few deathcore bands on this site, that's for sure. For fans of Aegaeon, Oceano and Whitechapel.
16.08.2014 - diamondblack
Step Echo is a Hard Rock Band based in the Niagara Region. The Band recently released Jagged a full length album featuring 11 songs. The album was recorded in the bands own studios (Fecal Noir) during the latter half of 2010 and was engineered, produced, and mastered by Corey Mcfadyen. Step Echo was nominated for song of the Year with Jagged in 2011 Niagara Music awards and was also named Indi band of the year by Image FM. On their first album alone the band has managed to produce 3 HD videos. StepEcho's sound is Influenced heavily by Canadian rock. Powering riffs fuel an onslaught of melodic vocals that are cored by bass driven heavy rock drumming. The band is now in the process of putting together its second album while continuing to refine their sound.
16.08.2014 - diamondblack
We are Forensick, a traditional Heavy Metal-Band from Horb am Neckar, Southern Germany.
Founded in July 2010, we elate our audience with our musical creativity and a powerful stage performance.
Our music is distinctive because of our twin-lead-guitars, mixed with a powerful bass-sound and high
clean vocals. The melodious singing, catchy melodies and modern riffs are the recognition values of
After our first gig in October 2012 on a truck trailer, bigger stages were conquered in the following year,
for example the Rock am Neckar-Festival (with U.D.O. and Onkel Tom Angelripper). After that Forensick
were the winner of the "Nordschwarzwald Music Contest".
In the end of 2011, we started the recordings for our first record which was released under the name "Forensick"
in February 2012.
Within few months the first pressing (500 pieces) were sold out. Well-established metal magazines wrote
very positive reviews.
Next to concerts in smaller and bigger clubs, for example the LKA Longhorn in Stuttgart, we participated the Crow-Attack-Festival
or the Mini-Rock-Festival in Horb am Neckar. But the flashpoint of our previous career was in summer 2012:
because of the winning of a voting for the opener slot (more than 300 other bands were involved), we conquered the
big stage at the Bang Your Head-Festival 2012 in Balingen. Many positive reviews and comments in the Rockhard-magazine
or the Metal Hammer were the results of that gig.
16.08.2014 - diamondblack
Heavy, exotic, Metal epics & quick driving Hard Rock anthems, the new Porphyra album "Faith, Struggle, Victory" will have something to please all Rock fans!
New York based group, Porphyra, which comes from the Greek "Πορφύρα," meaning Purple or Porphyry Chamber, formerly Phoenix Reign, has been around since 1998. Porphyra is an eclectic modern Rock band whose musical styling incorporates Hard Rock and Symphonic Metal with Greek folk, progressive and classical textures.
Billy Chrissochos teamed up with Chandler Mogel (Outloud, Khaos) in 2013 to create a new version of this no holds barred Rock band that fuses all their collective tastes. With a killer array of songs the band is gearing up to bring their brand of unique metal to the masses.
Whether it be heavy, exotic, metal epics or quick driving Hard Rock anthems, the new Porphyra album will have something to please everybody that loves electric guitar driven music.
16.08.2014 - ravendeath
Austrian band Coma. from city of Dornbirn was founded two years ago and since then released some demos, EP, a couple of singles and are now working hard on their debut album which should be out still this year. The band performs an insane and often disturbing mix of black metal, industrial, ambient and rock. Worth checking out!
14.08.2014 - João Pirucas
New band composed of ex-members from The Mars Volta: Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Cedric Bixler-Zavala, Dave Elitch and Flea. Slightly more straight forward than The Mars Volta but with every bit of wackiness. Debut album was already (independently) released.