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.
22.05.2012 - 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 ...
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
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.
22.01.2011 - studio9hz
They play an awesome mix of psychedelic progressive post rock/metal - a cross between Down, Porcupine Tree and Tool. It would be helpful for them to promote their music, as they are a young band.
22.01.2011 - BlckMtlMelodies
Had never heard of them until here. Guitars are interesting as hell. Nice concept for this Moria's Lake.
23.01.2011 - Syk
Formerly. In the past = former, opposite of future. Formal is the opposite of informal, and refers to writing or speech etc. in important settings such as college papers and news reports
23.01.2011 - The Voyager
Band was formerly known as Envy, not the band that is currently featured here as Envy. They deserve a spot on Metal Storm because the music is great, plain and simple. They have three albums: Sweet Painful Reality, Empyreal Progeny, and Moira's Lake. Moira's Lake is available for free download in it's entirety on their website, so there's no excuse for you to not at least check them out.
20.01.2011 - kinder
Great young band with bright future, playing awesome thrash stuff. They are going to relase their first album soon.. KomutatoR relased 1 demo (Killing Madness) and 1 Live(Kinning in Madness). They play concerts in whole Poland, sometimes in Czech Republic. They shared stage with bands like Crionics, Virgin Snatch or Christ Agony.
19.01.2011 - AmateuRecordings
Never Ending Hate is a band of style Death Metal, which takes the trends of the Melodic Death Metal, Technical Death Metal and slight touches Hardcore, and it amalgamates in their sounds as an hybrid of these. Similar and influenced to bands of the same genre like Death, At The Gates, Necrophagist, Opeth, Theory In Practice, between others, it is one of few bands in South America of this kind.
18.01.2011 - DejvTheDrummer
We beg you for a hit because we feel like band with good potencial in Czech Republic. The band has been working for over one year and we have made quite good demo records. I believe the year 2011 is gonna be our year and we need many opinions about our activity to get better. We just need your help like support for czech metal and make us feel that we are here for you on right place. Thx to all! Keep rockin' mates.
btw. We are also planning to release absolutely new kind style album in autumn.
17.01.2011 - Virgile
Previous band of Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth) before he starts Cacophony. Two full-lenght albums are available : "One Nation Underground" (1983) and "The Natives Are Restless" (1985)
31.01.2011 - Virgile
Coming from Rio De Janeiro (Brazil), these three musicians play an agressive thrash/death metal with some black metal influences. After a demo and an EP, the released their first full-lenght record entitled "March To Calvary" in 2009.
31.01.2011 - Virgile
Founded in 1982 in Seattle, they recorded 3 demo and a full-lenght album entitled "Harsh Realities" (1990). They used to tour with D.R.I., Sacred Reich, Excel, Atrophy ... They had been sometimes compared to Megadeth due to some musical similarities.
26.11.2011 - ChapuLviz
"Harsh Realities" es a good album... and Bitter End is a very good band...
07.12.2012 - yanivush147
Please add the band on MS, so i can add 'Harsh Realities' to my collection!!!!!!
17.01.2011 - Virgile
Another project led by IT (Abruptum, Vondur, Ophthalamia) and his long-date friend Michael Bohlin. They recorded two full-lenght albums "Sinners Inc." (2004) and "Angelseed & Demonmilk" (2005), a third one called "Cosmogenesis" was planned but has never been released yet.
15.01.2011 - monsterpod2
I found the EP Chalice of the Black Flame on Amazon last night and have already listened to it a dozen times. This is a tight, solid band who sound pretty impressive. I really like some of the stuff on Abyss Records & I really feel this band is worth your while, even if you don't add them.. I think you will enjoy their material..... Thank you for your consideration...
14.01.2011 - Sonic MrSumo
Great Australian band who released two very good LPs (The Prize Recruit and Identical Remote Controlled Reactions) in the early 2000s before suddenly disbanding in 2004. Their style is metalcore with touches of Gothenburg metal, reminiscent of later Soilwork and In Flames.
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!