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 ...
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?
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!
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.
09.10.2011 - DrkkWntr
It's a band from Cyprus, a country that doesn't have such a big metal scene and the black metal scene is almost nothing. This makes the band's work more original and that they really care about metal and release material that express what they are and what they feel.
26.10.2010 - dunskii
amazing band, saw them at gramercy multiple times and at each show they kick ass
i feel that they will personally go a really long way through the metal world because they sound great and just play a great show
27.10.2010 - Impeckable
+1 because most of the band members are from Suspyre. Sounds really good too.
25.10.2010 - Nikkola88
they plays differently than most of demo bands. they recorded "the ep" wwhich contains 6 songs and during november they will record their first album. all of the band is experienced musicians.
23.10.2010 - sbs1007\m/!
Hello mates, well AndrOmedA or just Andromeda is one of the best bands from Guatemala. They sound similar to Sonata Arctica (of course Sonata is better) but they are also power metal. The main vocalist Adrian Mendez has a great voice and their music as a group sounds great.
Their music is in Spanish just as many other bands like Mago de Oz, WarCry, Saratoga, etc. Their music is in Spanish either and for some people who don't speak Spanish their music sound extremely great!
My favorite song by them is also called AndrOmedA. !
They have 4 studio albums (One of them is acoustic), 2 singles, 1 demo, 2 DVDs (One of them acoustic).
Try listening to them and I'm sure you will find them pretty good!!
I have here some other source that may be useful for you to know more about them.
I think they should be considered and it is also an opportunity for them to be the first Guatemalan band to be in this site.
Well let me know what you think about them and I hope we can see them on this great site very soon!
Keep it up with the site!
23.10.2010 - patrickmetal12
Powerful music indeed.
needs to be added!
24.10.2010 - Saintain
this should be added, is a very real and powerful guatemalan power metal. In live, this dudes are amazing. I have seen them 2 times live and they are exelent.! i recommend this band to every metalhead from the world, ull not regret (:
23.10.2010 - Array
I'm not sure how official that myspace site is, but there's still Cultus Sanguine stuff (no songs). Why MS? The Sum of All Fears is nice album. Band's sound is not that far from Deinonychus' one, only this time there's more keyboard going on (what seems to be Italy's perversion in metal).
Founded: 1992 or 1993
Official Rehearsal Demo, 1994
Cultus Sanguine EP, 1995
Promo 1996 Demo, 1996
Shadows' Blood Full-length, 1997
The Sum of All Fears Full-length, 1999
War Vol. III Split with Seth (France), 2000
Link to my favorite song of these guys:
22.10.2010 - Bigpaul
Really really good band. Think God Is An Astronaut but more atmospheric. They tend to utilise the slow mellow build to a wall of sound crescendo song structure on a fair few of their tunes. Perfect for chilling out when your hangover dictates that The Monolith Deathcult isn't the way to go!:)
28.10.2010 - munson
Meh. I'm not going to vote for this, there are a million and one other post-rock bands I'd rather see get here. Capsian, Irepress, etc. Also, these guys aren't really metal at all.
20.10.2010 - ROKKAR
ANGELS OF BABYLON is the answer to your heavy metal supergroup prayers. This new amalgamation of epic sound features former MANOWAR drummer Rhino, Arizona based power-metal vocalist David Fefolt, guitarist Ethan Brosh and MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson.
19.10.2010 - Impeckable
Now split-up this outstanding band released 4 studio albums, the latter two featuring the vocals of Chitral "Chity" Somapala, known for his work with other bands such as Firewind, Red Circuit and currently Power Quest. Their last album 'Eurasia', released in 2000, is a brilliant and unique blend of Progressive Metal with a melodic 'Eastern' vibe. Highly recommended for fans of bands like Angra, and an essential addition to MS in my opinion.
20.10.2010 - MeTalRea|istiK
yeah!!somapala hv a very good reputation..love him since he's in firewind!!
09.10.2013 - Baribal
"Eurasia" is a hidden classic and "Mystic Places" is also a great album.
19.10.2010 - ruffio
Formed by James Read and C. Ross of Axis of Advance along with Nemtheanga of Primordial. These guys play 'militant' extreme black/death metal. There's no lack of originality to this band and they combine a sense of raw chaos into every carefully structured songs.
19.10.2010 - Array
I don't really like their every song, but for example the track Armoton (=Merciless) has that much balls on it, that I decided to suggest the band and see how it goes. The band's sound is not that far from Mokoma's Kurimus or the two followed album, but is way more better than those new radio-sucking products.
18.10.2010 - DarkSymphony500
AYTHIS is the solo project of Carline Van Roos, founder member of the doom-metal bands 'Lethian Dreams' and 'Remembrance'.
Aythis unique harmonies are created by the alchemy of depressive keyboard atmospheres, haunting and hypnotic melodies, ethereal voice and dark orchestral drums. The lyrics theme explores mostly isolation, melancholy, dreams, life and death.
17.10.2010 - eXistenZ
This band should be here, because it is the second Halford's band after he left Judas Priest. I'm not saying it is a great band, and they had only one pretty average album, but i think it should be noted here, on the biggest metal bands database.
One thing - i have found on Wikipedia, that it actually is "2wo" not "two", so in the Rob Halford's bio is a little mistake.
I also know that Wikipedia link is not their official website, but they don't have one. And i have checked MySpace too...
18.10.2010 - Spenku
This band is also notable because, John 5 (of Marilyn Manson & Rob Zombie) co-wrote most of the songs, and played guitar on every track. The album was produced by Trent Reznor, and released on his label, Nothing Records.
18.10.2010 - Xim
Yeah, sure. I've heard some of the tracks and it's okay, not terrible.
06.01.2013 - sentinel65
The fact that John 5 and Halford, the metal god, are in this band should be enough reason for them to be in the database.
17.10.2010 - Meller
Although Botch is dead and gone, there's still some relevant bands pushing out from the US in their field. Here's one of them, signed with Relapse and recently released their full-length debute. That and one EP behind, Hero Destroyed delivers uncompromised, twitching Metalcore bound to punch some teeth in.
17.10.2010 - Meller
This is the stuff that Metalcore is really made of. This is the stuff that also gave spark to bands such as The Dillinger Escape Plan, and belong in the same starting movement as Coalesce. This was what later was dubbed 'Mathcore' before that very annoying term was coined. Step into some chaotic riffing and angry beats that still have frightening purpose and set goal in it's frantic twitching. Botch didn't last long, but was definitely an important corner stone with their unique style.
18.01.2011 - Sonic MrSumo
We Are The Romans is an outstanding album. These guys are certainly worthy of being on Metalstorm. Not sure if I'd class them as Metalcore...more Mathcore for mine.
13.10.2010 - andreosokin
A disbanded Swedish Hard Rock/Heavy Metal band that featured Jakob Samuel (The Poodles), Pontus Norgren (Hammerfall) and Marcus Jidell (Royal Hunt, Evergrey), who all then formed a project called The Ring. They had 3 albums released. They don't have a myspace page, so that link goes to Marcus Jidell's profile
13.10.2010 - TheEtherealNjord
An integral force in Texas Black Metal has arrived. These four have been only been at it since early '09, but have played with and are associated with some powerful local and national acts. With an album distributed last March and in several stores, this band has plans to record one of the blackest, scathing releases in memorable Black Metal history.