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.
12.01.2011 - MetalFantasy
Because it's a metal band and it has been Top of the Radio Rock's Most Playend Songs-list for many weeks in 2009 in Finland.
14.01.2011 - Meller
Watered down grunge-metal hybrid with bland, over-polished songs and production? No thanks. I'd rather see Blake here from the same vein of Finnish bands - the difference is huge compared to these guys. -1
13.05.2013 - Nimlot
Sounds like hard rock to me. I wouldn't call this metal. -1
11.01.2011 - RUMAKS
Kick arse old school dm from Oulu, Finland!! Debut album Plague Poetry came out in 2009 and it's a recommendable check out for all dm fans! Can't go wrong with this one. Check them out, folks!
10.01.2011 - Mikrokosmos
Old school death metal band from Japan. As no myspace page exists, I put a youtube link instead. if it doesn't work, here are the links to the songs you can find on youtube :
Immense Extinction http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u77vy-BfJjU
Disembodied Suffocation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oj-UGW7-VrI
Mortal Agony http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oj-UGW7-VrI
Limbless Doom http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6mKHIugIlE
10.02.2011 - Meller
This is not a band, it's a meatgrinder. Huge, unclean sound, slow bashing and mid-tempo groovy destruction, laced with really pissed-off sounding screaming and out-from-nothing speed assaults. Not only that, they really can make some kick-ass songs. Although Sludge is mainly the game, there's a healthy dose of early Death Metal and Hardcore thrown in the mix from time to time. This is about as misanthropic and unclean as Sludge gets. Embrace your demise - embrace Fistula!
09.01.2011 - asto
D is a great band with a lots of fan on japan and other Countries. the vocalist Asagi has a Beautiful voice,Ruiza D's guitarist plays very well like few other guitarist from japan,D have Japanese visual kei hard rock style with touches of gothic music.This band follow the visual kei movement that is characterized by the use of make-up, elaborate hair styles and flamboyant costumes.
09.01.2011 - Doomster
Retro Grave was born from Jeff "Oly" Olson, a percussion artist from the internationally acclaimed doom metal band Trouble.
In 2006, Olson formed Retro Grave while still the drummer for Trouble. The debut, self-titled (self-released) EP was released on June 5, 2007 and was written, recorded, and performed in its entirety by Olson with lyricist Paull Goodchild.
The debut full length, "Again", was completed in December 2008 as a digital release only. In January 2009, Michael Leonard Maiewski (Stasis) was added to the band for strings and back up vocals and a hard copy of "Again" was released in February 2010 with Maiewski added to the mix. More writing with lyricist Paull Goodchild is now in the making for the sophomore album "Skullduggery".
09.01.2011 - Ph0eNiX
This band comes from the Bestial Warlust/Corpse Molestation geniology of bands. This band has been around since 94. They play bestial warlust and destroyer 666 type metal and it's raw. Listen and Enjoy.
08.01.2011 - Dologan
Virtually unknown, but his instrumental self-released debut Cosmogenesis became one of my favourite albums of 2010. Search around the internet a little and you'll see I'm far from the only one impressed.
08.01.2011 - MegaTallica
Some describe it as punk, but it's hard not to call songs like "Womb Envy" and "Atticus Finch" a punk/metal hybrid!
Punk metal is metal too! \m/ Come on people, you know them from Tony Hawk's Underground! ;)
05.01.2011 - deathcomespale
Death Comes Pale delivers a raw and filthy strike of death metal, shaping vivid, melodic soundscapes with epic brutality. Their style is not heard much alike but hints of inspiration can be traced to bands like Cannibal Corpse, Opeth and At The Gates
18.04.2011 - Array
05.01.2011 - Array:
Monument Of Brimstone ['08] is pretty good release in my opinion and i think the people around could find this satisfying, that's why.
Edit message: Before moving to The Netherlands, this band was actually from Portugal, known as Grendel, formed in 1992. http://v2.metal-archives.com/bands/Grendel/3540311244
05.01.2011 - Xim
Sin Dealer are a rock/metal band from Toronto Ontario Canada. The members all together have over 100 different releases, yet the band themselves only have one. They play a kind of old school sounding style, their idea is that they simply want to play music and not push towards any fads.
04.01.2011 - Marcelb7
Dutch stoner band from Eindhoven, the Netherlands. HUGE, epic riffs. They played from 1995 to 2000, when they split up. They released a 10" EP (which included an almost unrecognizable version of the classic disco hit "Hot Stuff") and a full album.