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.
20.07.2015 - diamondblack
Darking borns in Piombino in 2005 from the meeting between the guitarist Agostino Carpo and the drummer Leonardo Freschi: Agostino coming from an experience of ten years (founding member in 1984, to 1994) with "Domine", the famous Epic Metal band from Florence (but borns in Piombino); Leonardo coming from some experiences in various local bands. The common passion for Metal and Epic-Metal in general and for groups like Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Ozzy Osbourne, Riot, Helstar, Coroner and Testament, and for the hard rock seventies-eighty (Uriah Heep, Badlands, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple ...), unites them in a Epic-Power musical project beginning to grow up with the entry in the group of the singer Mirko Miliani, also coming from other musical experiences in the area. After several changes of line-up, finally in 2008 joined the group the young Matteo Lupi, bass player with experiences in a speed-trash local band, so "Darking" goes to define the classic Rock four elements formation: vocal , guitar, bass and drums. Over the years "Darking" increases the activity live and the composition of the songs for the first demo, which contains five tracks. The music of "Darking" comes mainly from a game of crosses between the guitar of Agostino and the drums of Leonardo, on which are grafted the heavy rhythmic work of Matteo and the voice clean and powerful of Mirko: heavy riff and melodic chorus crosses naturally with breaks and changes of time, creating the distinctive powerful sound of the band that avoids extremes stylistic technicalities to look for the roots of the "classic" Metal eighties. The texts, written by Agostino, are taken from personal observations and from everyday life, trying to transform the poetic of everyday into epic poetry and transforming what we hear in measure of the world.
20.07.2015 - diamondblack
CHAINSHEART are a classic hard rock / heavy metal band from Cyprus comprised of seasoned musicians, all of whom are extremely passionate rockers and this is clearly evident throughout their music and performances. The band began in 2011 as the solo project of vocalist Yiannis Savva who soon after decided to form a band, thus CHAINSHEART were born.
In late 2012 the band released their first album ("Just Another Day") as a self-release. A purely hard rock album .The band however underwent several line-up changes and has finally found its true sound and style - classic heavy metal.
CHAINSHEART are now back with their second album, titled "Leaving Planet Hell", an album filled with anthemic heavy metal tunes, melodic lines, energy and passion and of course that somewhat "old-school" sound reminiscent of the good old days! Make no mistakes here; fists will be up high while headbanging will be non-stop upon listening to this album!
19.07.2015 - ObsidianTide
Obsidian Tide should be on Metal Storm because they play metal, they kick ass, and they've already released a debut EP in January 2015!
The band is working very hard on writing new music for a first full length album (planned to be released in 2016) as well and getting in touch with the international metal community - which Metal Storm is a big part of!
A longer bio is here, if it's relevant:
Obsidian Tide was formed in Kiryat Ono, Israel in 2012.
After a short time of trying to work with a fourth or even fifth musician in the band, the dust settled, and the three founding members of Obsidian Tide make up for what it is today: Oz Avneya on guitars and clean vocals, Erez Nadler on drums, and Shachar Bieber on bass and harsh vocals.
In January 2015, after over two years of hard work, Obsidian Tide released their debut EP: Debris. Debris is a 27 minutes long record, containing 5 progressive metal song. The EP was recorded, produced and engineered independently by the hands of the band's drummer, Erez (Save for the mastering, done by the international master audio engineer, Jamie King).
The band's influences include many great artists, from a large spectrum. On the heavier side, the band takes inspiration from bands such as The Faceless, Fallujah and Decapitated. On the more progressive end, Obsidian Tide are influenced by the likes of Opeth, Tool, Katatonia and Mastodon. Even more acts are blended into the band's softer sound, such as Alcest and Agalloch.
Obsidian Tide's sound is a mixture of all of their influences: their music, whether newer composition for the upcoming full length album or in the Debris EP, includes a ranged variety of sounds. From heavy riffs through atmospheric, hypnotizing chords all the way to heart rending acoustic interludes - Obsidian Tide delivers.
18.07.2015 - metaleaterr
Most important thing is the multi-talented vocalist extraordinaire Christian Alvestam is in this band and performs vocals, guitar, bass and programming. It is a new black/death metal project of Christian that started in 2014 in Skövde, Sweden. As stated by themselves, it is our take on the Nordic death- and black metal style of the mid-90s. A sound many times driven by melodic riffing, fierce vocals and folk music-ridden soundscapes. I guess you could say this is us - respectfully - paying tribute to that specific musical period of time and its progenitors.
22.07.2015 - metaleaterr
The band has been rocking the local metal scene for quite some time now. They released their debut album titled 'Hotbox' in July 2007. Check out the track 'Life's a bitch' from the album. Check it here:--
19.07.2015 - Zangesell
Kriogenum is a non-profit project. Everything they have achieved during last six years - the fruits of their own labor. The band was formed in 2008. The guys had been experimented with styles and sounds, until they has come to a certain symbiosis of progressive, industrial and modern trends of "metal". Over the years of existence of the band there were a lot of different performances, including concerts and festivals in the cities of Crimea: Yalta, Saki, Simferopol, Sevastopol, festivals in the cities of Ukraine: Kyiv, Zaporizhia, Kharkiv, participation in the international festival METAL HEAD MISSIONS. Perhaps the most striking achievement of the band was the participation in the International festival of alternative music METAL CROWD-2013 in the town of Rechitsa (Belarus). Kriogenum not only "lit" the audience, but also received high praise from headliners of the festival, such "monsters" of the world metal scene as Sybreed (Switzerland). Kriogenum among many other underground bands demonstrate the European-level of skills and mastery. The compositions of the band contains liveliness, complexity and mad energy.
17.07.2015 - RottingDeathHead
Axolotl is the Mexican Walking Fish, but ironically it isn't a fish at all but it is in fact an amphibian. So these guys have been pumping out some really good Melodic Death Metal since 2007 and they have produced numerous albums in that time.
17.07.2015 - diamondblack
Created by Antonio Pantano, "Arcandia" is a Symphonic Metal Project with Folk and Celtic Elements, influenced by Epic and Fantasy Movies.
The project also, contains an original story named "Chronicles of the Nordic Warriors" and a full detailed color map of the NorthWest of Arcandia. The complete novel is available in the pdf booklet and performed on the album by BBC UK Voiceover Peter Baker.
11.07.2015 - Kais
These newcomers are set to tour with major Progressive outfit Riverside this September.
They provide a new take on the progressive, more oldschool, sound of metal.
Definitely a worthwhile band!
11.07.2015 - diamondblack
The Redhead Project was created in 2013 to showcase the songwriting skills of Matt Redhead, and as a means of rediscovering his roots and passion for heavy metal. Enlisting the assistance of friends and strangers to help, the debut album "The Ringmistress" was released late 2013, receiving 7/10 from The Metal Observer website.
09.07.2015 - diamondblack
Prog Metal band from New Maxico , US
Complete album available for audition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVfilZ9J8Ek