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.
08.10.2015 - shipwrecked101
For far too long metal has been a young metalhead's game. But what about those in the 80+ yrs range, with serious issues amongst the elderly they need a voice and Palliative Care provide that.
05.10.2015 - X-FrEaK
It is a band that draws inspiration from Therion, Diablo Swing Orchestra and Apocaliptyca. The vocalist, Janika, has a great voice both studio and live! Here is one of their best songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jrY31IgBhg
08.10.2015 - Waelo
I Just checked them out since Im a Symphonic fan, their work is just awesome , and yes its very metal and they should be here
05.10.2015 - The V.M.93
Mondo Generator (sometimes known as Nick Oliveri And The Mondo Generator) is an American rock hybrid band founded in 1997 by Nick Oliveri. The name of the band originated when Brant Bjork spray-painted the words on the side of Oliveri's Sunn amplifier. Mondo means "world" in Italian. The Oliveri-penned Kyuss song appearing on the 1992 album Blues for the Red Sun also took its name from this event, and the amplifier itself appears in the artwork for the album.
04.10.2015 - djsadam1
It is a very promising band. Style of play rival bands like The Black Dahlia Murder, Aborted, Benighted. They gather an increasing fan base in Poland and Europe. In 2012 they won the Polish eliminations WackenMetalBattle and they played on the biggest metal festival in Europe. So far they released one studio album EP "Last Cut", which collects positive reviews. The band plans to release a second album in mid 2016 years. The title is not yet known. Profile of Devil's Note on MetalStorm.net will certainly help them in gaining wider group of fans and audience of their work.
03.10.2015 - Disposable Heroe
This is one of the very few death metal bands of my city (mar del plata) and surrounding areas, and one of even fewer metal bands wich has at least one record and another one in progress... It would be the first on MS and it would help the local scene. Their style is death metal, but they have some doom influences as well as progressive death and thrash.
01.10.2015 - Lappalainen
Hi, I'm Flo from Lappalainen, a folk metal band from France.
We released our first album in February and we would like you to write a review about it.
Since we already release a full-length CD, and we play metal, I we should be on Metal Storm!
Here is the album :
on youtube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHsYpZhz3Kc
or bandcamp : https://lappalainen.bandcamp.com/
29.09.2015 - diamondblack
LAZY BONEZ was formed in early 2012. Actually it was pure accident as some members from TAROT met some other cool metalheads from ETTR and D-CAYED.
First it was meant to be only a short studiosession of two songs, but... As the result sounded way much better than expected, the guys then decided take the long way and make the full album. AND NOW IT'S READY!!!
29.09.2015 - diamondblack
Krysthla was forged into being during 2012 and proudly boasts four of the original members (Neil Hudson, Noel Davis, Carl Davis, and Wayne Minney) of UK metal legends Gutworm (SPV/Steamhammer and Anticulture Records 1998-2010) joined by Adi Mayes, influential former frontman of metal heavyweights Deadeye (2000-2009). After spending over two years writing and perfecting a new sound and crafting tracks worthy of taking on the metal world once again, Krysthla are already stamping their mark on the UK metal scene.
With years of experience both live (multiple tours and major festival appearances across Europe and the USA) and recording (Label releases with distribution through Plastic Head and music videos on MTV, Scuzz and Kerrang!) under their collective belts, they have the expertise and talent to lay down truly crushing performances
28.09.2015 - diamondblack
LAVA ENGINE is a progressive rock/metal band from Sweden. They self-released their debut EP in 2008, and self-released "In Limbo" in 2010. "In Limbo" was later re-released in February 2011 by Liljegren Records. The band's style can be compared to PAIN OF SALVATION, PORCUPINE TREE, and OPETH.
05.10.2015 - WetchBetch
They took their name from "Beyond the Unholy Grave" by Death
Started out as a grind/death metal band in 1993 and they are still active and touring.
As far as grindcore goes, they're pretty amazing. unfortunately, they mainly produce 7"s despite the ridiculous amount of music they make and so people really only hear about them by stumbling upon them in record shops and taking a chance on that 7" or finding them online randomly. They have put out a few CDs, though.
27.09.2015 - murderdeath
well Infesticide's highly-brutal new Ep sees the critically-acclaimed cementing their place amongst the all-time metal-elite. "Skills to Eviscerate" finds the band pushing the brutal edges of the thrash metal genre's sounds to new heights while delivering the most fastest metal that has become their calling card. The band gracefully blends brutality and weird riffin attack, commanding songs played at stunningly brutal levels. songs are expressive and elaborate, and exude class and the confidence of a band at the peak of their abilities. Minimum very clearly raises the bar for extreme metal and is Infesticide's finest moment to date and the most brutal and fast thrash metal mexican band
29.09.2015 - samer
Amaaazing, cant wait to listen to the entire album!
23.10.2015 - Waelo
The band combines Oud influenced oriental style, with many other symphonic elements and lyrics reflecting people's suffering in war zones and in exile. The Band's first album " The ghost of Zanoubia" was released in October 2015, and it brings together elements that are not very often used in Metal
01.11.2015 - in GRAVE
Good work man
26.09.2015 - ThorGunnarMrdal
Aletrun is now together as a band longer than 5 years, has released 2 albums yet and isn´t done yet with contributing a lot of epic metal to the scene.
So everyone should have the possibility to stumble upon this band, they deliver a great live show and also2 cd´s as a part of a trilogy with 17 and 21 tracks of metal, influenced by a lot of different sub generes, with symphonic orchestra and choir.
Attached the line up and a bio.
Aletrun was found in 2010 by singer and composer Thor Mýrdal. The musicians are playing Pagan Metal, with a wide influence of orchestral arrangements, choir, nordic history and mythology. Due to the standart instruments, Aletrun brings also a female singer and a diggeridoo player within the lineup.
In 2011 the band released their promo album Nordursaga: Aurora with a fulllength of 17 tracks.
After entering the stage in 2011, 2012 and 2013, with shows on the Metalfest: Dessau, Wacken Metal Battle, Apes Enraged and Hörnerfest, they went into the studio again and started working on their second album Nordursaga: Stormur, wich was released in 2014.
In 2014 and 2015 Aletrun hit the road again and play several shows in germany.
Right now the band is preparing for the upcoming festival season in 2016 and is working on new material for the third album of the Nordursaga trilogy.
Thor Mýrdal - vocals and composition
Thor is singing shouting, growling, clean and opera vocals. He is also the composer and producer of the band.
Thor work as a freelance composer and sounddesigner for computergames, film and media. He also gives singing lessons for growling and shouting, composing and sounddesign.
Anika Schult - vocals and winds
Anka, how she is called, sings shouting, rock and opera vocals. She also play winds.
Wanja "Nechtan" Groeger - drums and percussion
Wanja is playing drums, but not only drums, he is one of the rising stars of the heavy metal drumming scene in germany. He also plays drums in the bands Negator(Black Metal), Hearoes(Power Metal), Suicide Hotline (Accoustic Swing) and Project Ni! (Technical Death Metal).
Volker Wilkens - Base Guitar and Vocals
Volker plays base guitar, sings backing vocals at Aletrun and is also lead singer and base player at the band Mos Eisley (Stoner Rock).
Jonas Papmeier - Guitars
Jonas plays accoustic guitars and rhythm guitars. He is also the lead guitar player of the band Hearoes (Power Metal)
Florian Frommolt - Guitars and Vocals
Flo plays accoustic guitars, lead guitars and a fantastic singer. He is also the founder, singer and guitar player of the Accoustic Swing band "Suicide Hotline".
Andreas Graf - Diggerido
Andre is the Diggerido player of Aletrun.
25.09.2015 - allurataq
The name Allura'taq is a conglomeration of several Alutiiq words, among them 'stranger' and 'singer'. The duo hail from the Pacific Northwest; Bobby Savage from Alaska, Jeff Kastelic from Washington state. Allura'taq captures the deep, manic energy that stems from nature and the celestial. Melodic and sometimes chaotic, Allura'taq is continually influenced by European Metal made in late 80's and 90's to produce music that is powerful, dark and exhilarating.
-"Beyond what can be mortally known,
Unearthly inversion, drawn in shadows"
25.09.2015 - Hykez
Probably one of the most important bands in the brazilian metalcore scene, not only by carrying the scene on their backs but on bringing it to different crowds (a.k.a. playing at Rock in Rio today).
24.09.2015 - kernunos
VOIGHT KAMPFF is a thrash metal band from France (Brittany) referring to Blade Runner movie universe based on Philip K. Dick's 1968 novel adapted " Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?".
VOIGHT KAMPFF comes from the name of the test enabling to identify the replicants (androids created by the Tyrell corporation) among the humans: following a violent revolt that took place in off world colonies, replicants has been declared illegal on Earth.
The VOIGHT KAMPFF members are coming from the metal / hardcore bands in Rennes in France such as A.W.O.L., Darkseid and Stormcore.
Their first album "More Human Than Human" is inspired by the old school trash metal bands such as Coroner, Death, Slayer, Exodus, Carcass… The album is a self-production and includes 12 titles and lasts 44 min It has been recorded and mixed at Studio in Quimper (France / Brittany) by Yvan Le Berre and masterised by Mathieu Pascal from Gorod band.
VOIGHT KAMPFF played in the Metal Corner at Hellfest june 20th,
2013 and played at Motocultor festival, in St-Nolff, august 16th, 2013.
In 2015 they played with EXODUS in Paris at the divan du Monde
The band shared the stage with Coroner, Napalm Death, Shining, in october 26th, 2013, in Rennes for Garmonbozia's 15th birthday concert.
VOIGHT KAMPFF played also with bands such as: Loudblast, Malevolent Creation, Tagada Jones, Barabbas, Dark Age, In Arkadia, God Damn, Deficiency, Miseducation of Masses, With Another Skin, Morkelvyz, Fall of Life, Ellipse…