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
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?
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!
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.
28.09.2010 - mikeprado30
7days is a band of Progressive Metal that has in their line-up the guitarist Markus Sigfridsson (Harmony & Darkwater), the bassist Andreas Passmark (Narnia, Rob Rock, Harmony, Wisdom Call, Divinefire, Stormwind), the drummer Daniel Flores (Evil Masquerade, Secret Sphere, Hubi Meisel, Zool, Fatal Force (Dnk), Tears of Anger, Xsavior, Afterglow (Swe)/Mind's Eye (Swe), The Codex, Crash the System, Silent Call, Mindcage, The Murder of my Sweet), the keyboardist Kaspar Dahlkvist (Dionysus (Swe), Ilium, Treasure Land, Stormwind (Swe), Ride the Sky) and the amazing singer Thomas Vikström (Candlemass, Stormwind (Swe), Mehida, Audiovision, Therion (Swe), Crash the System, Steel Seal, Dark Illusion, Enlighted, Tommy Vitaly); all performing a high-quality and very nice taste Prog. Metal with so many Symphonic elements. Their album THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD (2006) went on through very positive critics. They are one of the most promising bands not only in the Christian scene but in the general Metal world.
13.10.2011 - SyndicCalls404
I know Darkwater, and Markus knows how to make good music.
09.01.2013 - Andreas
They deserve to be on this website.
01.06.2013 - God of shadows
Indeed, surprised that they aren't already on here. Really good Progressive metal/Power metal band +1
19.05.2011 - Array
23.6.2011. debut gets launched with the following tracklist:
1. Gasmask Prince
2. Lik Ulven
3. Under The Black Flag
6. Slagens Barn
7. Onwards! Onwards!
Sample streaming in their myspace
26.09.2010 - munson
Super heavy sludge metal band from the San Fernando Valley in California. Give 'em a listen!
16.01.2011 - Meller
Didn't like this at all - this is like braindamaged Meshuggah, and on the basis of what they had on Myspace really couldn't call this Sludge. But definitely it's metal, and no doubt will appeal on some fanbase, so go ahead, add 'em if you will.
04.05.2011 - Array
Just for info: Season Of Mist signed the band.
24.09.2010 - Gordon Freeman
Early Man is part of the new wave of bands trying to bring back the 80's speed/thrash metal sound in the U.S. and I believe these types of bands need more global exposure.
Metal Storm is a great global community and would be a nice place to help getting the bands name out.
24.03.2011 - Ariesfire
A phenomenal band! A shame they're not already recognized on here.
22.09.2010 - Asunder
Ray Alder side project, with Joey Vera, Bernie Versailles, and Pete Parada. Put out two awesome albums, Engine and Superholic.
Two full mp3's from the first self-titled album,links provided via fateswarning.info
20.09.2010 - TheLeonCave
ok.. i'm suggesting my own metal project: Leon's Till the End. I don't know.. I think I make good music, a lot of people like it and your community seems like an excellent place to know new metal bands. I've just made my first single, to be sold on iTunes, ShockHound and Napster, and i've got a lot of downloads. My band RainFire is well known in Italy where we play a lot, and I think the first solo single of its lead singer is an important news for you to include in your site. Thanks a lot. Leon
20.09.2010 - asimplemind
Formed in 2004 as "session musicians" at the expense of a solo Portuguese "artist", FramePictures came to the idea of using the opportunity to start up a new band, in the likes of "Planet X vs. Tool".
The band took off following diverse directions musically, with various moods and style choices from song to song, which obviously pointed to having fewer songs but longer and meshed up pieces instead. With the main structural backbone or "frame" figured out, then the band tried out with old progressive-rock references from the late '70's and '80's to add tiny bits of flavoring musical expertise, hence the "pictures".
FramePictures entered the studio in 2009 with sound engineer and co-producer Ivo Magalhães and made the "Remember It" album.
FramePictures' "Remember It" is a seven song album that expresses musically the plunge into the deepness of the subconscious human mind. The conceptual 78 minutes long album is FramePictures' display of this point of view through a series of complex arrangements and long "virtuoso" guitar and keyboard solos, mixed with the simplicity and a-kind-of straight forward approach to songwriting, adding to it the odd time signatures and tempo changes that are trademarks of progressive-rock. "Remember It" is a re-interpretation of the progressive-rock genre, more than a re-invention, bringing to the 21st century the same non-conformism and artistic breakthrough expression that was so fresh with visionaire musicians like Robert Fripp, Brian Eno, Thom Yorke and Steven Wilson.
Varying from the most aggressive post-metal guitar riffs to the intimate warmth of the grand piano, "Remember It" is stretching from left to right of the rock repertoire, including the 25 minutes conceptual seven-part epic song "My Will to Live".
"Remember It" was recorded at IM Studios, Matosinhos, Portugal and was produced by Artur Jorge, co-produced, engineered and mixed by Ivo Magalhães and mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Paradise Lost, Symphony X) at Fascination Street Studios, Orebro, Sweden.
FramePictures' "Remember It" is the debut album of the band, released worldwide through Galileo Records GmbH and ProgRock Records (USA).
20.09.2010 - DarkSymphony500
They have released one album 'Ohne Dich' (2004). They currently have no official website, so i've added their Last.fm page. Their female singer won an award for best operatic voice too.