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!".
11.08.2015 - diamondblack
Photographer-turned-musician Omer Cordell doesn't suffer from delusions of grandeur. He does, however, possess an artistic streak that saw him go from tackling the bass as a hobby to a full album of prog-metal tweaked Pink Floydian-esque songs. A full year in the making, Trailight went from being a blip on social media radar as Cordell began assembling the necessary pieces to an intense musical experience unleashed at the end of May 2015. The do-it-himself experience included a 30 minute behind-the-scenes documentary of the production (found on YouTube) and extensive track-by-track breakdowns all prior to the album release (issued via Facebook), far more than most signed band are able or willing to produce… and for a fanbase that had yet to be established. That's about to change, as Trailight is slowly but surely gaining some well deserved momentum.
10.08.2015 - AtlasEntity
Atlas Entity should be on MetalStorm because I have worked extremely hard to make this project into what it is. Featuring Samus Paulicelli of Decrepit Birth on drums, Atlas Entity is a new take on progressive death metal, yet similar enough to the roots of the genre to not be "too" different. My full bio is available on my BandCamp and Facebook. Thank you!
10.08.2015 - João Pirucas
New band formed by ex-members of The Safety Fire, Derya Nagle and Joaquin Ardiles with Alex Duginder (Conquering Dystopia, ex-The Faceless), Elliot Coleman (ex-Tesseract) and Morgan Sinclair.
10.08.2015 - Epsal
This band toured in Europe last May and released a LP called Zero Hour, under Australis Records. They have also released a new music video for their song Bright Lights which can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlwSpqPF4tg
01.08.2015 - diamondblack
Conceived initially as a band of "true thrash" in mid-2011 (under the name of Waydem), was consolidated in the middle of 2012, with a complete line-up and their first songs taking form, taking the name NETHERBOUND.
At first, playing at small bars classic power, heavy and thrash covers like Iron Maiden, Metallica, Blind Guardian, Judas Priest, for playing their own music in cities around Porto Alegre took a few months, as the band found its own sound pretty quickly and released their first EP "Epidemic Salvation" after some changes in the lineup amid 2013, containing five tracks and bringing their style to the scene. After a few more changes in the lineup, in late 2013 the band began recording their "Full Album" called "Holy Human Plague" which should be released in late 2014 / early 2015.
01.08.2015 - DilemmaDoD
German black death metal band Nýr Gata from Saarland will soon release its debut full-length album, entitled "Seraphim". The album will be out in August / September 2015 as a cooperation between Dominance of Darkness Records and Narbentage Produktionen. Nýr Gata is the newest project of Sarghas and Nordmann, who are also behind Immorior, Nelandhir and Yarr. Nýr Gata's debut album includes 9 songs with a playing time of 38 minutes and it will out in a standard jewel-case CD edition limited to 500 copies. The band has already unveiled the cover artwork and revealed the album tracklist. You can also watch an extended album trailer below and get a good taste of their music.
31.07.2015 - RonnieFacundo
Hello Metal Storm Staff,
first of all thanks for making and running this website.
Second, Eruptions excellent brand of thrash metal is the main reason why they should be on the site. They satisfy the need of people who love thrash that isn't too simple or too death metal infused. Great vocals, and catchy yet technical riffs, badass band all around. Plus, I'd love to see Slovenia put on the map, and I'm not even european, but it makes me happy to see metal be so international. finally, independent bands like these need as much support they can get, especially when they're so good.
thanks for your attention.
PS: They've released two full length albums and a Live Ep, and they just played at the MetalDays Fest.
31.07.2015 - diamondblack
CONSTANCIA started out as the brainchild of former SCUDIERO/TOKEN keyboard player Mikael Rosengren. He had written a bunch of songs that were just screaming to be completed, recorded and released. He got in touch with guitarist Janne Stark, who has previously released albums with bands like OVERDRIVE, LOCOMOTIVE BREATH, BALLS, ZELLO etc. asking him to lay down some guitars on the demos. Janne loved the songs and got even more involved in the guitar arrangements, and the seed of CONSTANCIA was planted. "I've always been a fan of the pompy side of melodic hard rock and bands like CITY BOY, STYX and TRILLION as well as the real heavy stuff. I instantly felt these songs could be the perfect marriage between the melodic rock, some progressive moments and an aggressive touch added to it, which is when I came to think of the style description: - Melogressive Metal", says Janne. Next up was to find a drummer, where Janne had previously worked with TrumPeter Svensson both in LOCOMOTIVE BREATH and MOUNTAIN OF POWER. Peter is also found in doom-folk rockers FAITH. Mikael then found JADED HEART bass-player Michael Mueller, whom he met when their respective bands shared label. After having tried out several singers Janne came to think of ANDROMEDA singer David Fremberg, who had also appeared on Janne's MOUNTAIN OF POWER album. One vocal trial track later he became the band's lead vocalist. The vast geographical differences not meaning any limitations, the album now started growing together piece by piece. It all amalgamated into an end result that is a true band effort. "It was really interesting to see it merge together and like a small weed slowly rise and break through the asphalt to finally blossom when all the pieces came together", says Janne who was appointed recording project manager. The band first tried out different engineers to mix the album, such as Beau Hill, Pontus Norgren, Pontus Lindmark and Pelle Saether, all of them doing a great job, but it was finally Fredrik Folkare (Unleashed, Eclipse, Siebenbürgen) that was chosen to mix the album. "He found the essence of what we were after, the marriage between the melodic side and the heaviness" according to Mikael. The resulting debut album "Lost And Gone" is a true revelation for all lovers of Hard Rock with strong keyboards and brilliant vocal melodies.
31.07.2015 - Warman
Cheesy as hell, but pretty good band.
30.07.2015 - diamondblack
Soaritus, a band from the eastern Austria, known by it's heroic, thrashy, fast, heavy, but also epic, melodic, hypnotic, terrific riffing with demonic, wild, fry and at the same time clean, soul-stirring, gentle vocals.
Surrounded by deep, grounding bass tones and blasting, marching, reinforcing drumbeats. Progressive as well as regular as clockwork.
30.07.2015 - diamondblack
Voice Of Ruin was created in late 2008 urged by a common desire: to get on stage and have access to the highly coveted and idealized backstage room were alcohol and other illicit pleasures of rockstars are at hand.
Although disappointed by a disconcerting reality, the Swiss quintet continues to persist and ends up being nominated among the 5 best metal bands of the country at the 2013 Swiss Live Talents.
To this day, Voice Of Ruin has played more than 100 shows and toured several times; including a tour in Japan as an opening act for The Black Dahlia Murder and Fleshgod Apocalypse in 2014. After two albums and an EP, the band is releasing "Consumed" in April 2015 on Tenacity Music. An innovative project with new original titles and remixes done in collaboration with famous artists, including the legendary 80's French pop singer Desireless.
29.07.2015 - diamondblack
3rd World Leader is a progressive rock/metal band based out of Cleveland Ohio. Formed in May 2013, their first demo "Set In Motion" was released December 2013. Dennis Malkamaki on drums, Matthew Lucy on guitar, Kevin Farley on bass and backup vocals, and Matthew Shelton on guitar and vocals. A full length album is in the works, but no release date has been scheduled yet.
28.07.2015 - SebaBress
With a long career on their backs, they developed a really solid sound. Aggressive and catchy songs, great lyrics (in Spanish) and incredible performances. Also, the singer is a beast. Curious? This is a great song from their 2011 studio album "Subversivo": https://youtu.be/pvvVztn7VH8
27.07.2015 - diamondblack
Female fronted Progressive Metal band from Netherlands.
Evenstate is a 6-member progressive metal formation from the Netherlands, currently in the processes of releasing their debut EP 'Inside'.
The music of Evenstate can be described as aggressive, melodic, and progressive: switching between crushing guitar riffs, powerful vocal lines and harmonic sections with ease. Evenstate draws influences from industry giants such as Dream Theater and Symphony X, but is, of course, not defined by these artists alone.
In the fall of 2014, Evenstate started working on their debut EP 'Inside'. The songs were recorded and mixed under supervision of Evenstate's guitarist Mark Rog. With the forthcoming release of 'Inside', Evenstate is ready to perform, and share their music with the world.