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!".
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.
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.
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.
10.02.2011 - Karnage
This band just released their debut full-length " Infected With Violence" on Butchered Records. They have an official forum on thrashunlimited.com. Definitely keep an eye on these guys.
01.11.2011 - Guib
Awesome fucking band, must be added !
09.02.2011 - Bigpaul
Really good modern death metal with Melodic death touches. Vocals sound a bit 'core-ish at times but thankfully their debut album Relentless is free of the pointless breakdowns that have ruined many a potentially decent tune over the last few years. Have a listen and decide for yourselves!
24.02.2011 - munson
Love their album. Vocal kinds suck, but they riff the fuck out of every song.
09.02.2011 - petaire
This band is one of the pioneers of Swedish Hardcore and Post-Hardcore. It was formed in 1993 and ended in 2007, released 4 full length albums and 2 eps. The question is: why isn't it already on Metal Storm?
10.02.2011 - Meller
Probably because few poeple know of them, even more few care enough. To be honest, I've never thought 'em being great band, although not bad either, but I remember one summer when their album Venom embittered the atmosphere of that gloomy august very sweetly and effectively. So' I think it's time to give people chance to get themself familiar with Breach.
08.02.2011 - Tangerine
One of the most fun, interesting, and well done Folk Metal bands I've ever heard.
Everything is done so well, is just mind blowing how they arn't huge already...
The name of Beer Bear must go out!
08.02.2011 - ravendeath
This is one man project, making very depressive kind of mostly instrumental dark metal with various influences. Worth the listen! Of course you can download both of the albums for free from their myspace page!
07.02.2011 - kahn84
It was a great surprise to me when I discover this band,
Cause is a very good band, that have an amazing sound, a lot of catchy choruses and melodies, and a great work done on production and vocals (and in the instrumental side too).
Their debut album, FORCE OF NATURE is among the top 2010 of the Portuguese radio VIA NOCTURNA, leaving behind bands like Angra, Avantasia or Phenomena.
Just listen to Idol's Grace or Hail Mary... I'm sure that you'll be convinced!
(Sorry for my english ;)
07.02.2011 - MoraWintersoul
Well, they're not your typical young local band, they already have two long-play albums out, they've toured Bosnia as well as Serbia (which is not very common for bands to do here) and have three videos out. They're one of the more recognized bands in the growing Serbian metal scene.
06.02.2011 - hollci
This band rised in November 1992 and it comes from state which is situated in middle of the Europa. Its name is Slovakia and town, which is surrounded of mountains in the north is Martin.
DISLOYAL concerted a little (for the last time in March) because it very often change its members but unfortunately it exist up to now.
DISLOYAL is oriented for creation other songs and work in recording studio where once in a while originated album…
This situation exists till the present day. It is due to sad and tragic event, too. It was accident which very intervened my life, existence and other life of band because in that time tragic deceased two friends and new members of DISLOAYL – Karin and Pavel.
IN MEMORY OF KARIN AND PAVEL
05.02.2011 - marouco
It's a powerfull Thrash Metal war machine that brings the old spirit of satanic lyrics and dirty sound like old Kreator, Destruction, Sadus.
Just released the 2nd full lengh "Merciless jaws From Hell"
Many people here will enjoy it...hopefully..:)
Also have ex member of the mighty MURO
16.12.2011 - Yossarian
As marouco said, two of their members -bassist and vocals/guitar- have been members of Muro, accredited pioneer band in the Spanish Thrash Metal scene together with catalonian band "Fuck Off" back in the mid eighties. In fact, Julito the bass was in Muro all along the band 15 years' history. Muro is already in Metal Storm. They also played in several other bands as well as the other guitarrist has been also in other known Spanish bands. Omission have a couple of cd's already and they are planning to released the third in April. They make old school Thrash-Speed metal trying even to adjust the production to that distinctive aggressive sound
05.02.2011 - Telcontar
Because they are on of the better serbian bands, better then some already on the site. Because they're new album is highly anticipated. And because they played on Serbia's largest festival Exit 3 times, Graviton fest in Slovenia ...
03.02.2011 - yeah1980
I don't know about the previous releases, but the last album "Elementary" is a very good mix of many genres: metal, mathcore, ambient... withOUT nu-metal stuff inside at all.
It is a very fresh style derived from many good sources!
03.02.2011 - inmate
Very hardworking band, live band, preformed 3 times at Metalcamp festival, in 2010 played two concert with Dark Tranquillity on their tour. They had also concerts in Austria, Croatia, Germany. But still without debut album, they are recording it at the moment. It will be released in the end of 2011.