23:04 - Troy Killjoy It's basically just a front-page article. Users suggest/vote up other lists and then I basically discuss what about the list is "good" (unique, different, interesting, controversial, etc.)
23:02 - Erik M. Sounds interesting. I'm curious what kind of feature it will be. :)
22:59 - Troy Killjoy Hey I sorta care (not joking). At the start of next month I'm creating a new feature designed to promote user lists.
22:54 - Erik M. [link] Not that anyone cares, but I changed the order again (Oath Bound/Minas Morgul). :3
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!".
18.06.2013 - IronArkadius666
The band features 3 members from Isis, another post metal band already on MS, and the vocalist of Deftones.
It is more post-like than Isis and not quite as heavy, but it definitely deserves a place on MS, as it is reminiscent of bands like AtomA.
I believe that a lot of fans of bands like Isis, AtomA, Enshine, Aoria and other bands in that vein of music will greatly appreciate this band.
29.06.2013 - SyFFiLiS
"Heavy, stargazing rock outfit Palms was forged out of an explosive collision, as Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno joined forces with critically-lauded post-metal group ISIS". This should be enough said to add this band on MS.
04.07.2013 - tea[m]ster
Album is fantastic, put it on here!
07.07.2013 - Unhealer
Liking this album more and more each listen!
28.07.2013 - psykometal
Didn't hear any metal in this at all when I listened.
03.10.2013 - 3rdWorld
-1. And i do agree with Mr.Database manager. There isn't any metal in this at all. No need to die to get it added in here, cuz this doesn't deserve a place here. Not to mention their really crappy and bland debut. Pfft. >:(
24.10.2013 - ScreamingSteelUS
I don't understand why people insist on associating post-rock with metal. There is no metal here.
29.12.2013 - Zaphod
Agreed, no reason to be on MS. Then again, they added Anneke Van Giersbergen just because she has been in metal bands...
24.05.2012 - The Benighted
Corelia are a burgeoning progressive/technical metal band with a single EP under their belts. With a sound not unlike Protest the Hero and The Human Abstract, they've come across some especially interesting ideas along the way, with a stunning selection of songs, to boot. 'Nostalgia' was released in 2011, and I've been listening ever since. Highly recommended.
09.09.2013 - LeKiwi
Not unlike Periphery's heavier moments...not bad
02.10.2013 - BaneConall
They are working on a full length now. Hopefully soon.
17.03.2014 - Dead In Hell
I have to say, the sound IS unlike Protest the Hero. The only way these bands sound alike is if you've never heard progressive metal before. Corelia is doing something entirely different, something that is much more amenable to fans of the genre and not just tweens taking a break from their Miley Cyrus playlists.
Anyway, Corelia deserves to be included on the site. Nostalgia is a phenomenal release that has garnered the band a lot of well-deserved attention and acclaim. If the upcoming album is of the same quality, it's going to take the genre by storm.
02.12.2009 - Bastard Child
London based and out to offend everyone. Featuring members of Damnas and Inner Rage River Frehney have terrorized the UK underground with their no holds bar offensive comedy and hardcore thrash. Have played with ArnoCorps, Ring Wrom and Evile, toured with Nebukadnezza and have a number of EP's released.
05.06.2013 - psykometal
Needs at least one full length.
24.03.2014 - Northern Danger
Psyko why? In metalstorm we have so many bands who have only EPs and splits. I think that's no condition....
27.01.2010 - ArcticWolf
Fastway are a British heavy metal band formed by guitarist, "Fast" Eddie Clarke, formerly of Motörhead, and bassist, Pete Way, formerly of UFO.
Don't think I need more reasons to explain why the band needs to be part of MS? Do You? I bet most of Motörhead and UFO fans are familiar with Fastway or know something about the band.
In addition, I am not able to find there official site, however I provided a link to there myspace page.
27.01.2010 - DayFly
AOR of the sticky, shmalzy kind
24.10.2013 - onedh
Fastway should be included in metalstorm.com ASAP. "Fast" Eddie Clarke delivers atrue amount of oldschool Heavy Metal. Also this band has been an influence for many other bands.
20.03.2009 - Yossarian
Info in English here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Suaves
They should be here as Spain is a kind of important country as regards metal fans and this band is together with another 4 or 5 the most famous hard rock and rock band in the territory. Above all from Madrid northwards. They only reason why outsiders don't know them is the fact that they sing in Spanish. Otherwise, they would be popular enough for you.
Their music style is quite similar to The Ramones, Motorhead...The voice is let's say "peculiar". They are still active after 28 years and still selling out venues.
Their website appears to be in maintenance now.
12.06.2011 - SceneryOfLoss
Stamina is a french metal band founded by the keyboardist Gildas Vijay ROUSSEAU. In 2006 they released their debut album "Mess'Age" and currently work on the second album "Via Crucis".
10.04.2013 - JefferyTotterdell
Great up and coming band, with a bit of reggae and Latin mixed in, which is groovy
First Ep of three albums and the progression is really good.
These types of bands have been doing really well lately.
But the music tells the real story so have a listen, a few live performances on YouTube.
27.03.2014 - Giza
Amazing Progressive/Alternative Metal band. Sounds like a mix of Meshuggah and Faith No More.
13.07.2012 - Steve Rowland
This is a pretty good band from Québec. They're pretty well known and good in the genre. I'm actually surprised this band isn't on this site already. A listen to this song should help convincing you :
21.02.2014 - The Evergreen
+1, and I too am surprised to find them in the list of sugestions.
09.07.2011 - SceneryOfLoss
In the Autumn of 2008, CHAOS IN PARADISE started taking their first steps in a small garage in Oporto suburbs, where Alex and Quik began to outline the identity of the band.
After a few days, they started searching for other musicians to complete CHAOS IN PARADISE and after a while they found Pedro for guitar, 19 for bass and Sara for the vocal parts.
With the band as a whole, the quintet began writing their first Demo which came out in February 2010, including the songs "Dawn", "Heading North", "The Meaning of Being Imposed" and "Antagonized".
The band recorded the Demo at their own studio and released and distributed the four songs online for free!
After, CHAOS IN PARADISE began their live shows through Portugal, to promote their work and also to obtain experience as a band.
In the beginning of 2011, the band returned to the rehearsal room to start writing their following work, trying a new aproach to improve their sound, bringing their own identity to it and making it more coherent.
With the pre-production on the bagage, the recording sessions of the EP started in March 2011 at Soundvision Studios in Vila do Conde with Paulo Lopes in the co-production.
From the EP entitled "Let the Bliss Remain" the band released their first single "Awareness" to the fans and press, aquiring unanimous opinions expressing that their evolution and sound quality had a huge improvement.
With the "Let the Bliss Remain" presentation and release in June 2011, CHAOS IN PARADISE came back to the road to promote their EP in Portugal, having already some International shows in mind.
At the moment, they're planning to edit their first album in 2012.
28.07.2013 - psykometal
Needs at least one full length.
24.11.2013 - LeKiwi
Ugh those weak screams...a better vocalist would be a huge improvement.
03.03.2010 - FrostFlame
Slash's Snakepit was a rock band which was a side-project formed by then-Guns N' Roses lead guitarist Slash (Saul Hudson) in 1994. On their first album, Matt Sorum (drums), Gilby Clarke (rhythm guitar) and Dizzy Reed (keyboard) from Guns N' Roses played in this band. On bass was Mike Inez of Alice in Chains and Eric Dover (who had previously played guitar for Jellyfish) sang lead vocals.
GN'R colleague Teddy Andreadis also appeared on the record playing harmonica & keyboards.
03.03.2010 - DayFly
Honestly, this stuff has too much boogie to call it metal. Maybe if Aerosmith were here...
30.12.2009 - drpaxton
This band is worth listening to to all who like heavy music. They play a very unique kind of music, you can call it alternative rock, or hard rock, with one the most talented lead singers out there.
15.03.2011 - WingedOctopi
Amazing band, fans of Tool should like this.
05.01.2012 - hadriel
This band needs to be added. Similar bands like dredg and Fair to Midland have been added to the site, rightfully so should these guys. Not to mention that their music is stellar! ;)
12.04.2012 - Nicoline
With 2,4 million listens registered on last.fm, this band cannot be ignored. I hope to read reviews and updates on Rishloo from MS in the future.
05.12.2010 - Grave Digger 87
Lutomysl doesn't have a website or a myspace, so that myspace link is a fan page. They have a pritty intense heavy style, kind of depressive sometimes too. There is only 6 bands from Ukraine on MS! Thats gotta change, hehehe.
Edit: Lutomysl does have a myspace now, http://www.myspace.com/lutomyslofficial
27.12.2012 - LaineJ
Great band, one of my favourite bm band
05.04.2013 - DarkSymphony500
Atmospheric/Doom Metal band with gothic influences. They get the influences from bands such as Draconian, Agalloch, Shape of Despair, Saturnus and Tristania. They have released 2 EPs and a full-length album 'Errances' (2012).
22.03.2014 - RavenV.
Exceptionally atmopsheric doom band. Hope they will be soon part of the database.
24.02.2009 - warlock84
We are a young band trying to get our name out there and believe this site is a great tool to help with that. We are a true metal band, not that nu-metal or radio friendly junk. We all grew up listening to bands like Pantera, Slayer, Iced Earth, Testament, Kataklysm, Amon Amarth, etc and strive to bring back the old school heavy metal. We hope to record a demo this year and any press, good or bad, would be greatly appreciated.
08.06.2011 - in GRAVE
they are a good progressive metal band and they are influenced in dream theater and symphony x
16.05.2012 - Oracles
There one of those hidden European Prog Metal bands that are from a country who produces little to zero good metal bands and they signed with an unknown record company that is making them go unnoticed. But if everything goes good, this band has immense future. Their major influence is Dream Theater.
Tree of Life ,
The Land of Lights.
All of which you can find on youtube.
04.03.2012 - † RaVeN †
This band that made its debut in 2003, has been able to incorporate ambient elements into a somehow very technical style of metal.They have release 1 demo and 2 full length album to date. Similar to bands like tesseract , Gojira with elements of Strapping Young Lad. Hypno5e have even toured France and The US with fellow countrymen Gojira. Definitely worth a listen.
19.03.2012 - Skyum
Fantastic band. They incorporate post-rock/art-rock into Gojira-style groove death metal, with movie samples, and mellow passages of acoustic guitars and wailing ambiance accompanied by great clean vocals. With two very, very interesting albums released they deserve more attention.
22.08.2010 - munson
Boston-based progressive/post/experimental/instrumental band with two really great releases on Translation Lost records. Awesome music to get blazed to, put on a killer live show.
While their sound is largely post-metal and atmospheric, they can get pretty damn heavy. Lots of tempo/rhythm changes, really cool guitar/synth textures. Killer drum/bass grooves.
19.02.2012 - tea[m]ster
add this terrific post rock/metal band!
19.08.2010 - Dargor
A band similar to Apocalyptica, the band was created in 2002. They already have a couple of albums.
They should definitely be added to MS. Listen to them: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dr0d-Rk-jo
19.08.2010 - NoneShallReturn
It should be on Metal Storm because they're a young and talented band from the capital city of Turkey, Ankara. Their music is based on double guitar solos, fry scream and death vocals, powerful drum attacks, bone-breaker style bass sound and devastating keyboard sound.
19.08.2010 - XooKi3
Kataplexis should be on metal storm simply for the power of the band from Kyle Ball's harsh growl vocals to Dave Callahan's beats. The band isn't the most talented in terms of solos but they have it when it comes to aggression, the reason i love them is because they produce songs that don't lose their power or aggression throughout the whole length of a song. I cant emphasize enough on their aggression, spectacular!
18.08.2010 - Vlad
Its a new band who have a great potential and is growing very fast!
They recorded and produced their album and also their music video
The band is doing very good so far!
18.08.2010 - ravendeath
One of the most promising bands in the early 90's, unfortunately later they changed drasticaly their style. they deserve to be in MS, because their first two studio albums "Sweet X-Rated Nothings" and "Twinaleblood" are real masterpieces in doom death gothic metal.
06.02.2014 - Baribal
"Ignis Creatio" and "Waves Of Erotasia" were so good EPs, the debut album "Sweet X-Rated Nothings" was good too. "Twinaleblood" was okay, everything after was crap (Alternative Rock).
17.08.2010 - *!*
With the EP 'Perish' (2007), Hymir makes you experience the start of their musical journey into the sinister universe of dark atmospheric metal. Powerfull drums, bass and guitars are replenished by bombastic orchestral synthesizers and extreme aggresive vocals (lyrically influenced by the roman empire).
Instantly promoted as "Recommended Metal Album" at the Boudisque cd-shops, 'Perish' provides Hymir a great entrance into the wide world of metal.
Read more: http://www.myspace.com/hymirband#ixzz0wtVPakhQ
22.09.2012 - MetalHOE
F*cking great symfo black/death metal band with trully epic melodies :-)
17.08.2010 - skrätte
These guys are part of the wave of awesome that has been coming out of France since the turn of the century. Formed in 1999, they sort of describe themselves as Swedish Death meets New York Hardcore. In 2009, they released The Diary, which pretty much kicked my ass from start to finish. I heard prog, thrash, death, hardcore.. all sorts of elements. Give them a listen.
01.09.2010 - sasquatch
Not bad, which body part will be -less next, The Toeless? Fingerless?
14.08.2010 - remorseis4dadead
these guys are up and coming band here in NZ. they are all my friends, and quite honestly i havent seen this much talent come from NZ since Sinate.they are recording not sure when the album is due out. they deserve to be on this epic site, as all of the members draw thier influence from a fair chunk of legendary bands on here! and i, and quite a few others feel that they deserve to be up here listed with their idols, not just to be noticed but to show respect, and honour to the people they strive to be,and are just as talented as!
12.08.2010 - Thomas Vee
Ep Released on Equal Dreams & Physical Cd will be released when negotiations with the distributor have finished. Doperman will also be touring heavily in Finland during the fall/winter. An wholelength album is also under it's way with part of the tracks recorded at drophammer...
11.08.2010 - ageofdiscord
WE LIKE TO HAVE FUN LIVE, Being from Iowa theirs not much to do so we MOSH!!! We love all styles of music. Many infl, from all over the world. Try to stay true to r sound. We have two CDs out and two really good Quaility videos you should check out on youtube. Thanx hope to hear from u sometime in thefuture......
06.08.2010 - LIPSHOK
LIPSHOK is out of the San Francisco Bay Area and they have just released a new CD "LIPSHOK: In Darkness, Light". I think their music is very provocative and would be a great addition to the bands here at Metal Storm. The songs are ethereal and gothic and especially original with haunting melodies and soaring vocals and fantastic stories about mythical legends and dark forests and spirits that visit and yet their sound is highly commercial. They are basically unsigned and have worked for themselves for many years. This is a great site for them to get some deserved attention and listening. Thank you.
06.08.2010 - ravendeath
Simply amazing! This band was formed in 1993 and back then they played dark ethereal electro oriented music, but after years they developed more metalic sound, without losing the special atmosphere in their music.
06.08.2010 - Dark Forever
They're indeed a great band, but no Metal on their music...
04.08.2010 - ReneTrilogy
Why,, is a Great Band!!!!
They Have a Great Sound and Lyrics,,, !!!!!
03.05.2011 - Rene-Trilogy
because this band has in its riffs, a lot of feeling and the lyrics are provocative anti-government and human consciousness on the natural and social situation of the last time on the planet
03.08.2010 - patrickmetal12
because they have quality metal music.
their vocalist is beast. he has a wide vocal range
their style of music is very melodic and dramatic
it has a lot of arabic influences
they sing in english and catalan, a language from spain