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!".
08.03.2012 - Kuroboshi
Side project of AAL frontman Tosin Abasi and members of The Mars Volta and Suicidal Tendencies. Not the most metal sound in the world, but there are clear metal undertones. Interesting art!
08.03.2012 - R'Vannith
Wouldn't call them djent but yeah interesting stuff.
31.03.2012 - João Pirucas
This is much more Jazz Fusion than Djent but it's awesome nonetheless. That connotation is there just because Tosin and Javier are part of the band, in my opinion. Good addition to the site anyways. +1
27.03.2014 - Mehdi Taba
Great band with a great album (Lingua Franca), Terrazas, Reyes, Abasi & Moore, fresh sound, awesome performance and production with awesome drum works.
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.
22.07.2009 - Wildchild-91
Insense deserves to be on Metal Storm because they are not much known outside of norway. Insense is a fantastic bands and should be heard by so many others than just norwegians that are interested in that kind of music.
The vocalist/guitarist Tommy Hjelm also plays with Benea Reach sometimes
22.05.2012 - RocknRaven
It has been a while since being really blown away from a new discovery.
ProFusion is a bit hard to categorize, combining Progressive Metal riffs, Eclectic stuff a la Beardfish, and catchiness like, well... It just gets stuck in your mind and won't go away.
I've yet to have listened to their first album, but their second one (Rewotower) has really blown me away.
The first song of the album (Ghost House) is available on their Reverbnation page.
25.07.2013 - LeKiwi
I'm just not impressed with bands like this these days...all this type of prog is the same. Sounds like watered down DT...
15.08.2014 - elt
very good...I also listened to a preview of their third album, really nice ...
02.05.2012 - gabrielsanctus
Ace Of Hearts is a "supergroup" with members of Secret Sphere, Icon & the Black Roses and Odd Dimension, his debut album "Monster" is a MUST for the fans of the genre!
10.04.2009 - Hunter'sMoon
It's kinda rare to see a band with old influences nowadays. And, to be honest, I think that what they say about rock'n'roll is true:
"ROCK'N'ROLL IS NOT ABOUT TECHNIQUES AND 32-NOTES-A-SECOND SOLOS, IT'S ABOUT TOUCHING PEOPLE WITH YOUR MUSIC".
18.04.2009 - Dr.Rock
It's kinda rare to see a band with old influences nowadays?
....uhhhh, which planet are you living on?
14.10.2009 - artah
"Sår" (Sar) is a solo project in Depressive Suicidal Black Metal (DSBM) genre which started in 2008 by its only member "Don Andolini" in the north of Iran. The word "Sår" has been taken from one of the Sortsind's song titles with the same name, and it means "Wounds" in English.
19.04.2011 - ecent
Internal Nightmare are a gigging band with an album "Segregation" released last year. They have recently reformed with a new drummer, bassist and singer and are touring Australia shortly.
17.04.2011 - Ahriman
A folk metal band from turkey is not something that happen everyday , by the way i think this is a metal website so should be like a encyclopedia for metal bands all over the world ,
17.04.2011 - IDieForMetal
I think this band should be here because this site has users all over the world, and would like to know this band because it is very good in its genre. Hope you like this band Guatemalan, in my opinion an excellent band.
22.04.2011 - lond
Top notch death metal band from Poland featuring talented guitarist and composer Jacek Hiro (Sceptic, Virgin Snatch, Dies Irae). For fans of Death, Cynic, and the like. Great stuff!!!
07.02.2014 - dearth
1. They play an unique meltdown between the Gothic metal of Paradise Lost & the Gothic rock of Sentenced - a Scandinavian Gothic rock in a British warp.
2. They play it they way it used to be - the raw masculine, cynical style.
3. They are not the next female-fronted, sympho-polished act.
4. They play the Blues - a rare manner in the Gothic metal.
14.04.2011 - NXT
They play excellent melodic death metal music with a strong thrash influence. Metal Storm should check them out. They're very new BUT, i'm certain this band's fanbase will grow by each day, each record they put out and each show they play! \w/ Maosun FTW
13.04.2011 - ravendeath
This stuff is amazing people. The true example of atmospheric black metal with depressive gothic touches. Take a look at the library on their official site and read those articles, it can be a real mind opener for close minded...
13.04.2011 - AFateLikeYours
Formed at the end of 2009, A Fate Like Yours is made up of a variety of bright young personalities that radiate dedication and exceptional talent at every show. With Brad Morrison and Shon Larsen on vocals, Ryan Daly and Greg Daly on guitar, Dean Branson on bass and Leon Van Rooyen on drums A Fate Like Yours have always brought energy and passion to the stage and their interactive performances are quick to get the crowd up and dancing.
Aggressive growls and squeals from the vocal duo are combined with brilliantly executed technical guitar solos that are complemented by deep pulsing bass and impassioned drumming that is sure to make your heart race along with the fast-paced beat.
They were given the chance to prove themselves earlier this year after being selected to perform on the Cool Runnings Open Mic Stage at Thornfest 2011 and have since played as the supporting act for the touring UK Metal band Seven Year Kismet and released their first single "Smile, You're On Fire!" which debuted on the local youth based radio station TuksFM 107.2 March this year.
Including them on Metal Storm will give them further opportunity for exposure and allow them to reach more fans of their genre not only in South Africa but also abroad.
For more information, photographs, tracks or bio please contact Cara Daly on firstname.lastname@example.org
12.04.2011 - Necrotion7
they have two albums out now, a third to be released soon. ive loved this band for awhile and i feel people at this community with aswell. Im a friend of the band and they love what they do and are signed to metalhit.
12.04.2011 - btbamfan20
I just recently got into these guys and they are fucking awesome. Technical metalcore might be the most needed direction metalcore needs to stay alive, and this band goes in that direction.
28.09.2012 - JogaBonito
these guys well known band i think. they should be on metal storm
12.04.2011 - btbamfan20
These guys are yes a metalcore band, but they have a much grown sound compared to other band of the metalcore scene. Their riffs and quite melodic, and their vocals aren't all about trying to get the hardcore kids swinging their arms lol. i find them to be a great band.
19.05.2011 - munson
I don't have the slightest clue where you're getting "/ death metal" from, but these guys definitely aren't that. New album was decent enough, but more straight metalcore (maybe even more hardcore than metal). +1 from me.
12.04.2011 - btbamfan20
An interesting band. Their earlier music is instrumental prog metal, then their new album they got a vocalist who sings a lot like Periphery. A good band with great songs, give them a listen!