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.
12.12.2010 - CrippledReverend
Ken wanted to do a solid rock album, and get back to his "roots". This is reflected in the title of the album; "Reincarnation". Instead of just doing a guitar instrumental album, which is something he finds too boring, he wanted to have real songs on the album and great singers. It was time to collect some favours from his friends, and record some amazing songs with killer musicians and top notch production. The album includes names such as; Glenn Hughes (ex-Deep Purple), Ken Hensley (ex-Uriah Heep), Michael Eriksen (Circus Maximus), Nils K. Rue (Pagans Mind), Chesney Hawkes, Tommy La Verdi (ex-21 Guns), Eirikur Hauksson aka Eric Hawk (ex-Artch), Truls Haugen (Circus Maximus), Morty Black (ex-TNT), Ole Devold (Tritonus), Aslak Johnsen (Mindtech), Jon Rydningen (Dream Police) and more. The album is mastered by Björn Engelmann (Rammstein, Europe, Cher), and due to release during 2010.
12.12.2010 - Meller
WTF??? Sounds more like bad attempt at Mathcore. It's OK to have fun when doing music, but their fun sounds forced and inaptly mimicked from the early works of The Dillinger Escape Plan. Let the guys grow musically in peace, and let us check the situation after, say, 5 years, to see if there's been any progress. At the moment, no. -1
09.12.2010 - Array
Agalloch on drugs? no, even more weird. merry yule and enjoy some myspaceless links:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IB-VfY16ZAc&feature=related <- Weird Doom
09.12.2010 - AL-GBR-AL820
It's first Macedonian Stoner/Sludge band, which works on recording album (soon will be).
There is Ethno-black elements...
There's two demo recordings
The Story of Fallen Light and his Doom (2009 demo)
and Chator Loose her Clit (2010 demo)
08.12.2010 - DrPhilzzgood
A great band who was touring with Black Label Society on their Berzekus Tour in 2010, very Pantera-alike , they have a great energy in their shows and are very friendly off-stage.
04.12.2010 - qlacs
These guys are really awesome.
Switch Opens from Stockholm, Sweden started out in 2000 as Fingerspitzengefühl. They made two albums for Kooljunk Communications, Fingerspitzengefühl in 2004 and Happy Doomsday in 2006, and decided to continue as SWITCH OPENS in 2008. The first two albums were highly acclaimed in Swedish and European rock press, such as Close-Up Magazine, Sweden Rock Magazine, Metal Hammer, and Rock Hard. Happy Doomsday was nominated as best metal/punk in the Swedish independent music awards (Manifest) in 2006. The band has done extensive gigging on their own, but also supported bands such as Neurosis, Scars on Broadway and Entombed. The band has earned a reputation as an adrenalized live act. Switch Opens signed to GMR Music Group in October 2008 and the new record Switch opens was released on September 9th 2009.
Anders Bartonek - drums
Tomas Bergstrand - guitar
Jesper Skarin - bass & vocals
Mikael Tuominen - guitar
04.12.2010 - jin0001
PERIHELLIUM - prog-metal band - new release: The War Machines
First of all I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Gerard Wrobel. I'm a guitarist and I run the Polish progressive metal band PERIHELLIUM ( http://www.perihellium.com ). We ended up the second album named: THE WAR MACHINES which will be available very soon.
For taste of sounds and our music click the links below.
There are 2 films. One of them is a documentary film made in Zed Studio during recording sessions and the second film is a new song from the album. Please watch them:
Making of THE WAR MACHINES:
The Machines from Zed Studio:
We are looking for reviews /interviews and media support for our new release.
Mail us if you are interested to support us: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more info visit us:
01.12.2010 - Godofshadows
Ok, just kidding... Because they're a very good band (with some growl, the -core style) and they have 2 CDs and one EP, and at least one of them(The unveiling - that's the name of the CD) have many good songs that I think would be great to let the other metal-fans here to know, at least those who listen to the -core-genre.
Anything else you need to know why they should be here?
06.12.2010 - larjo666
A new band from Sweden, climbing the ranks of metal / rock. Has a unique rock style, touching styles of stoner, doom and black metal mizing it into their own unique fashion. Has just released their debut album "First Circle". Members include Bob Ruben from Kayser, Mushroom River band & Band of Spice. Alongside ex Band of Spice bassist Johann. Other members have long history in the music scene
30.11.2010 - Windrider
Young band from Germany, members are 18-20, they play metal inbetween Gothenburg and modern harsh Melodeath. Sounds like a mixture of At The Gates, Dark Tranquillity, Norther, Kalmah, a bit Kataklysm and a bit CoB... something around there lol.
First demo will be released in January, check them out, really cool!
29.11.2010 - akiruyoshima
This band has played many festivals in Europe and USA. They tour with Judas Priest in 2002 and open for Saxon, Exodus, Fear Factory, Slayer and many more. Is one of favorite underground band from USA. They have 1 full length cd worldwide distribution called Abandon In Place.
Thank you, Akira Yoshima
30.11.2010 - Syk
I changed Mongo Ninjaa (already on MS, search "mong") to Sceptre from India - band whose old demo/EP I heard years ago, half of it anyway, and quite liked. Debut album was released in 2008, with new recordings of those songs and more
28.11.2010 - Urs Blank
Floodline is a very interesting Progressive Metal band who has released two albums, Passage To Dawn and Beneath The Waves, the latter showing a huge improvement over the former, in terms of production and diversity.
The guitar work is particularly varied and should appeal to melo prog lovers as well as to fans of more extreme stuff. Drumming is also neat with a great double-bass. Vocals are ok though not great, shifting back and forth between clean and harsh vocals.
One of the most promising Progressive Metal band who definitely needs to be featured on Metal Storm to get the exposure they deserve.