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!".
07.03.2010 - FrostFlame
The Canadian rock band was popular in the late 1970s through the 1980s. Triumph began building their reputation across North America as a live band, peaking in the early 1980s as an import before interest gradually declined. Today, the power trio continue to receive radio airplay on Classic Rock stations and are perhaps best remembered for their positive message songs and their vibrant energetic concerts, complete with extravagant pyrotechnical light shows. Their popularity was extremely strong in Texas, where they first received strong radio attention; but, they were stellar standouts at California's US Festival, and garnered a considerable fan base and radio attention by regularly touring the world, especially throughout North America and Europe. Like their fellow Canadians Rush and Saga.
04.01.2011 - Marcelb7
If Journey and Rush are on this site, so should Triumph. Rik Emmett is a guitar god!
22.01.2012 - malymich
this band definitely deserves place on this site!
15.09.2014 - Kitharistas87
I agree that this band deserves place on this site. It's one of the finest hard rock/progressive rock bands of Canada.
15.06.2014 - God Alone
Okay, they're not metal; but they surely were/are a huge influence for some industrial/post-metal bands like Godflesh or Neurosis.
I've seen a lot of (great) bands here that have nothing to do with metal at all (Current 93 for example), so... I thought that the almighty Swans could have a chance to be featured on MS. :)
19.06.2014 - Syk
C93 were reviewed by a staffer a long, long time ago. I'm quite confident they'd never be seen here but for that fact. Don't get swanhopes up ;)
22.06.2014 - Ilham
They really have nothing to do here despite being a great band that still produces great records.
19.02.2015 - Hank80AF
They have a very unique style in his music, very personal and quite complex.
17.06.2015 - Bardusk
Swans is a must here. And yes, they are more metal than most of metal bands.
12.08.2015 - AlbusNox
They are not metal at all!!! Are u serious people?! Let's bring The Beatles on MS... Because they were a huge influence for some heavy metal bands... C'mon it's METAL STORM not MUSIC STORM!!!!
01.07.2015 - ManiacBlasphemer
Not quite a metal band, but seeing that other hard rock or glam bands are featured, I do not see why these guys shouldn't be here. Great White is one of the better bands from that thoroughly commercial movement of the 80s.
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.
08.10.2011 - powa_emanuel
Adrián Barilari with the keyboardist Hugo Bistolfi, who also left Rata Blanca in 1994, form Alianza, with many musicians sessions, which were the only members permanently was Barilari and Bistolfi. The duo explore ballads sound with more keyboard presence than Rata Blanca. Alianza did not have much impact in Argentina, but in other Latin American countries.They edited three albums Sueños del Mundo (1994), Alianza (1997), and Huellas (1999).
21.04.2011 - RaquelSenra
AraPacis (Ara-Patches) is a female fronted metal band hailing from Montreal, Canada. Formed in 2003 by guitarist Jerry Fielden, their main goal was to re-create some of the orignal aspects of 1970's Hard Rock and Progressive Rock and fuse it together with early 21st Century Progressive, Doom & Gothic Metal to make an interesting metal hybrid. Their debut album ''So Many Leapers'' was released in April of 2006. and their second album ''Consequences Of Dreams'' was released on October 5, 2009. The band is now working on their 3rd album.
22.04.2011 - Jerryfie
AraPacis is more Classic/Prog Metal than Metalcore, AraPacis has shared the stage with The Agonist, Raven and Anvil, amongst other bands.
14.12.2013 - Syk
Not metalcore... somethin' else. Appeared with the closing track on this femme-metal (voices) compilation http://www.metalstorm.net/bands/album.php?album_id=32808 Third album 'Netherworld' released end of 2011 on Ravenheart Music, and 'Déjà-Vu' EP self-released at end of March, this year (now available for free DL from the band's site, along with about six other older songs) (it appears DV EP is 4 re-recordings of older songs - so you can hear So Many Leapers' title-track twice, and find the advances they've made over 7 years)
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).
14.06.2015 - lond
This band should most definitely be featured on MS at least by reason of the first two LPs they released.
29.07.2010 - Evil-Watcher
New Band of Dungeon Guitarist Stu Marshall. Guest Singers Zak Stevens from Circle II Circle ,Sean Peck from Cage, Mike Vescara from Obsession and Loudness, Carlos Zema from Outworld and others. Great first Album
13.02.2013 - Josh Gottret
It's a band that have more than 5 years playing and recording metal, also they have 3 Full-length albums...even their facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/empiresofeden) has more than 1000 followers...I think would be pretty fair added them to the page! :D
07.09.2011 - dude
They have a nice progressive metal sound, I think it's quite distinct. Their music is inspired and talented. They have released at least 1 CD so far. I think they have a successful future if they continue in this direction. It should be included here on Metal Storm. (Though I couldn't find their official website.)
06.09.2011 - diamondblack
SHAMALL is the moniker used by German composer and multi-instrumentalist Norbert Krueler, a highly influential DJ in Germany by trade and a passionate part-time musician to boot.
His first artistic creations came to be in 1986, at that time heavily tinged by various forms of mainstream electronic music. His first ventures were rather successful from a commercial point of view, but Krueler's artistic aspirations weren't totally satisfied by these first creations. As a long time fan of bands like Pink Floyd, Marillion as well as the Krautrock of his native Germany, his works slowly but steadily started incorporating more and more of these influences in his musical endeavours - with a particular emphasis on Pink Floyd.
In the last few years a somewhat stronger emphasis on acoustic instruments have been added to his musical palette, along with the inclusion of Krautrock -inspired musical elements.
05.09.2011 - LyallThomas
2007 product of UK Thrash scene that year but always against the grain and barely fitted in. Spotted by Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir etc) supporting Napalm in the midlands and dragged into the studio to record an EP called Saltergate in 08 - widley acclaimed and received. Limited shows since but now have an album on the way to be recorded with Russ and released in 2012. Could be very exciting release.
04.09.2011 - LonesomeRider
A great new band. A perfect fit for MS. Personally I think this band has created one of the (maybe) best album of 2011. Cold Moon Over Babylon. Let's welcome Vulvagun to MS folks.
04.09.2011 - DarkSymphony500
The band sites their style as 'Majestic orchestral doom with choirs, death, gothic, funeral doom and power metal influences'. Clean male and female vocals exist along with male grunts.The band has made one album 'Serpentine Dreamweaver' (2000) featuring Katarina Lilja of Therion, and a demo 'Shattered Fields' (2002).
04.09.2011 - Eruntano
Side project of Root's boss Big Boss is full of original, experimental, but still highly enjoyable songwriting. Whole project is based on the monstrous sci-fi/fantasy/mythical story about the mage Equirhodont. Epic atmosphere is guaranted.
04.09.2011 - Lady.Murderous
NightCreepers is a very good folk metal band from France. They released their first studio album Svingeheim in 2009. Check their official website http://nightcreepers-official.com/ , join their endless feast and support them because there is no reason why they aren't already here!
23.09.2011 - Nelin
Growl and folk metal, what else ? :)
03.09.2011 - BeelzebuthNzgl
Is a Raw Black Metal band from Argentina, you can check the band data and songs here:
We have a review in Transilvanian Forest Zine, and soon in "Metal Daze"
We have a Demo, and recopilations, we´re working in a full-lenght album, maybe it will released by "Moribund Cult" (Sargeist, Azhagal, Moon, Avsky)
More info: http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Wolves_Winter/3540331718
Hope you like it!
Beelzebuth, Frontman of Wolves Winter.
02.09.2011 - hollci
Avenie is an atmospheric melodic metal band from Tampere, Finland. The bands history is too colourfull to discuss shortly, but at the present, the band consists of three members, Matti Auerkallio (Vocals/Guitars/Drums), Felipe Muñoz (Keyboards) and Marko Eskola (Lead Vocals). The live line-up is completed by three session members.
02.09.2011 - Bad Taste
The best Polish pagan black metal band from Lublin, formed in 1991. The most recent full-length album "Trioditis" (2010) simply crushed me... Abusiveness existed in the deep underground. There isn't MySpace page or even official website, so check out this band on youtube.
02.09.2011 - Lord Kakorot
An up an coming band that has been making a wave in the Australian underground with their controversial stage shows.
GOAT WORSHIPPING, RAT THROWING,
TRUE AUSTRALIAN DRUNKKEN METAL!!!!!!
01.09.2011 - SuomiSkepticism
The band has released 1 demo. Morbid Tales From Brick Walled Buildings. It was limited to 100 copies and no reviews or news was found. They are currently working hard to release a cd
01.09.2011 - TONYLIES
Because this is a metal site and we are metal!!!
Death/ Gore Metal band from Portland, Goregon.
Dead In A Ditch was formed by Tony Avila in 2008 and was on hold until now!
Musically Dead In A Ditch is a continuation of Eulogy (Sacto, PDX). Eulogy (Sacto, PDX) being a Death/ Gore Metal band who has primarily low guttural vocals mixed with high pitched screeching similar to At The Gates, The Accused, Carcass or Kreator. Eulogy mixed many different styles to create a unique sound all their own. The lyrical content is generally about murder, serial killers, plagues, religion, etc. The Eulogy (Sacto, PDX) name HAD to be changed due to the fact that there was already a Death Metal band from Florida called that who was signed, put out records and toured. Eulogy (Sacto, PDX) had already put out a 7" Vinyl Record, a Demo Tape and had full color shirts printed up before we were informed of the Florida Eulogy. There are also a ton of other bands named Eulogy. So it was time for a change.... a fresh start.
Dead In A Ditch is influenced by bands such as Eulogy, Brutal Truth, Carcass, Napalm Death, Slayer, Deicide, Cannibal Corpse, The Accused, Scenes From The Struggle, Samhain, Death, At The Gates, Kreator, Nausea.
The band consists of Tony Avila (vocals, guitar) & Tony Papasadero (bass guitar, vocals) and Pierce Williams on drums.
Dead In A Ditch is aiming at recording 10-15 songs mainly consisting of early Eulogy material and a few new songs written. Once this album is completed we will do some light touring and start on the next record.
Dead In A Ditch 2011
31.08.2011 - Spankee
Sea Of Dreams is a new Norwegian progressive/power metal band. Their debut, self-financed album, Dawn Of Time, shows a strong mid-period Helloween influence in the song structures, while a greater use of keyboards gives a slight Dream Theater touch to their sound. The vocalist sounds like a higher-pitched version of Michael Kiske -- he sings quite high, just on the touch of being shrill at times, but usually he holds his own with the general high musicianship of the rest of the band. The band's second album, Land Of Flames, has just been released.
31.08.2011 - Spankee
Mundanus Imperium initially started out in Hamar, Norway in late 1994, when Lars "Grond" Wiik (drums, bass, guitars and vocals) and Bent "Draug Hate" Holm, created the band Nattefall. In 1996 they recorded their first and only demo tape 'Ode To The Nightsky" at X-Ray Studios. The demo received great response around the world and sold about 300 copies in the first months. During this period a record company called Velvet Music showed great interest in the band, and wanted to put the demo tape on CD. The band agreed to that knowing that this was a good opportunity to promote their new band name Mundanus Imperium to the world. In May 1997 the mini CD with three songs, was released. Mundanus Imperium then signed a contract with the Italian label Avantgarde Music for the release of their debut album, 'The Spectral Spheres Coronation'. They now needed to expand their line-up, so they hired Jørn Lande (Vagabond, Masterplan, ARK etc.) on vocals and Petter J. Thuve on guitar. 'The Spectral Spheres Coronation' was released in 1998. They were now signed to the major label Nuclear Blast.