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!".
27.09.2014 - Dark†SymphonY
Season of Ghosts is the project of ex Blood Stain Child vocalist Sophia. She describes the music as 'a combination of extreme metal and rock sounds, harsh electronics and powerful, compelling vocals, through the eerie spectrum of a sci-fi, horror movie'. The debut album 'The Human Paradox' will be relased 8th December 2014.
02.11.2014 - Nacur
Kudos for un-blacklisting them! Let's open our minds!
They play live in metal festivals, have members from other metal bands in Japan (check the bio of their band members), and, on top of all, are actually a pretty decent group.
03.11.2014 - Ruchesko
They were un-blacklisted? Kudos, MS. - The touring band don't lack metal cred either - guitarist #1 tours with Marty Friedman and guitarist #2 is Galneryus's ex-bassist
26.09.2014 - João Pirucas
New band formed by ex-members of Obscura, Christian Muenzner and Hannes Grossmann, Linus Klausenitzer (Obscura), Morean and Danny Tunker. The band has just started to record their debut album. The release can be expected in early 2015.
25.09.2014 - Heka69
Have only released an EP so far, but the production quality hints of a professional take on their musical career, so in no time there should be a real album coming out. Fast and brutal, definately metal. Touring with Fleshgod Apocalypse.
25.09.2014 - Aviator15
DeSever is a thrash band from London, ON, Canada and combines influences from Pantera and Lamb Of God with 80's legends like Metallica, Exodus and Testament along with a vocal style that contains inflections of Origin and Deicide. Their rhythm section adds playing influenced by heavy progressive bands from Gojira to Periphery built into a thrash style. In less than one year as a band, they've played with The Agonist, Lich King and will be playing with Mandroid Echostar and Cryptopsy in the next month.
25.09.2014 - ShadowQuest
ShadowQuest is here. Basta!
Members from Masterplan, Shining, Bloodbound, Witherscape, Dionysus, Saint Deamon:
Patrik Johansson, Jari Kainulainen, Ronny Milianowicz, Kaspar Dahlqvist, Ragnar Widerberg, Peter Huss.
Releasing single Oct 1st, Nov 1st and Dec 1st. Releasing full album Jan 26th 2015!
25.09.2014 - Dominus
Vampire Squid are an aquatic themed Progressive Death Metal/Grindcore band from Corona, California.
They are currently signed to Bodhi Sphere Records.
Croatia / alternative metal, female fronted metal, melodic m / 1 comment
24.09.2014 - Kennoth
Agharti are a new and rather obscure band in the metal scene that released a very ambitious debut titled "change" last year, which I found to be very refreshing in the dead scene of Croatian metal. The debut is a well produced, very polished release with the main concept of change in mind (as the title suggests). The exact style of the music they play is not entirely classifiable. Sure, modern metal with female vocals and a keyboard is nothing groundbreaking, but they have their own spin on the concept and imo it sounds fresh. What really drew me to the band however, was seeing their music video for the song Rise Again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLmC25zWyGA
24.09.2014 - PGON DESTROYTRON
From Louisville, KY, Young Widows have released four full-lengths since 2006, including 2014's Easy Pain on Temporary Residence LTD. Check 'em out: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Young-Widows/37160148471, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Young_Widows, http://temporaryresidence.com/artists/youngwidows.
24.09.2014 - PGON DESTROYTRON
Mostly-instrumental math rock from Pittsburgh, PA. Discography comprises 8 studio albums extending back to 1993. That includes five albums on Touch and Go Records and two albums on Relapse Records, World Class Listening Problem (2006) and Punkgasm (2008). Apparently, this year they released a double-vinyl-only album (Five Pairs of Crazy Pants, Wear 'Em) on Chunklet. I first heard about them either in Decibel magazine or on Pandora...can't rightly recall which. Have a look (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Caballero) and listen (http://www.last.fm/music/Don+Caballero or http://doncaballero.bandcamp.com/).
24.09.2014 - David Jordan
Great emerging thrash band from Nottingham, UK, who have played Download and Bloodstock this year, as well as European dates the previous year including Metaldays (Slovenia).
Upcoming album release "Dead, Bound and Buried" November 7th 2014.
22.09.2014 - Syk
More recent, productive DM from Spain. Three albums released in just the last three years; impressive artwork, and... just two or three guys? Is this the second coming of Zoldon..? http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Endless/3540358840 http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCftFFl5auiyN3PocCnC4A3w http://endlessbanda.blogspot.com.es/ and Fb/s-cloud links above
22.09.2014 - diamondblack
Imagine a combination of English hardrock from the 70´s with American AOR, add a blues singer who really sings from the soul, five competent instrumentalists and last but not least, a top class producer.
21.09.2014 - Sword_Chant
Fronted by ex-Galneryus vocalist Yama-B (who was the vocalist on several of their oldest albums). Examples of music can be heard here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvgAprCbbuE
23.09.2014 - Ruchesko
Initially Yama-B's solo project pre-Galneryus. Now a five-piece - released full-length studio debut in late 2013.