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!".
18.06.2013 - IronArkadius666
The band features 3 members from Isis, another post metal band already on MS, and the vocalist of Deftones.
It is more post-like than Isis and not quite as heavy, but it definitely deserves a place on MS, as it is reminiscent of bands like AtomA.
I believe that a lot of fans of bands like Isis, AtomA, Enshine, Aoria and other bands in that vein of music will greatly appreciate this band.
29.06.2013 - SyFFiLiS
"Heavy, stargazing rock outfit Palms was forged out of an explosive collision, as Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno joined forces with critically-lauded post-metal group ISIS". This should be enough said to add this band on MS.
04.07.2013 - tea[m]ster
Album is fantastic, put it on here!
07.07.2013 - Unhealer
Liking this album more and more each listen!
28.07.2013 - psykometal
Didn't hear any metal in this at all when I listened.
03.10.2013 - 3rdWorld
-1. And i do agree with Mr.Database manager. There isn't any metal in this at all. No need to die to get it added in here, cuz this doesn't deserve a place here. Not to mention their really crappy and bland debut. Pfft. >:(
24.10.2013 - ScreamingSteelUS
I don't understand why people insist on associating post-rock with metal. There is no metal here.
29.12.2013 - Zaphod
Agreed, no reason to be on MS. Then again, they added Anneke Van Giersbergen just because she has been in metal bands...
24.05.2012 - The Benighted
Corelia are a burgeoning progressive/technical metal band with a single EP under their belts. With a sound not unlike Protest the Hero and The Human Abstract, they've come across some especially interesting ideas along the way, with a stunning selection of songs, to boot. 'Nostalgia' was released in 2011, and I've been listening ever since. Highly recommended.
09.09.2013 - LeKiwi
Not unlike Periphery's heavier moments...not bad
02.10.2013 - BaneConall
They are working on a full length now. Hopefully soon.
17.03.2014 - Dead In Hell
I have to say, the sound IS unlike Protest the Hero. The only way these bands sound alike is if you've never heard progressive metal before. Corelia is doing something entirely different, something that is much more amenable to fans of the genre and not just tweens taking a break from their Miley Cyrus playlists.
Anyway, Corelia deserves to be included on the site. Nostalgia is a phenomenal release that has garnered the band a lot of well-deserved attention and acclaim. If the upcoming album is of the same quality, it's going to take the genre by storm.
02.12.2009 - Bastard Child
London based and out to offend everyone. Featuring members of Damnas and Inner Rage River Frehney have terrorized the UK underground with their no holds bar offensive comedy and hardcore thrash. Have played with ArnoCorps, Ring Wrom and Evile, toured with Nebukadnezza and have a number of EP's released.
05.06.2013 - psykometal
Needs at least one full length.
24.03.2014 - Northern Danger
Psyko why? In metalstorm we have so many bands who have only EPs and splits. I think that's no condition....
27.01.2010 - ArcticWolf
Fastway are a British heavy metal band formed by guitarist, "Fast" Eddie Clarke, formerly of Motörhead, and bassist, Pete Way, formerly of UFO.
Don't think I need more reasons to explain why the band needs to be part of MS? Do You? I bet most of Motörhead and UFO fans are familiar with Fastway or know something about the band.
In addition, I am not able to find there official site, however I provided a link to there myspace page.
27.01.2010 - DayFly
AOR of the sticky, shmalzy kind
24.10.2013 - onedh
Fastway should be included in metalstorm.com ASAP. "Fast" Eddie Clarke delivers atrue amount of oldschool Heavy Metal. Also this band has been an influence for many other bands.
20.03.2009 - Yossarian
Info in English here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Suaves
They should be here as Spain is a kind of important country as regards metal fans and this band is together with another 4 or 5 the most famous hard rock and rock band in the territory. Above all from Madrid northwards. They only reason why outsiders don't know them is the fact that they sing in Spanish. Otherwise, they would be popular enough for you.
Their music style is quite similar to The Ramones, Motorhead...The voice is let's say "peculiar". They are still active after 28 years and still selling out venues.
Their website appears to be in maintenance now.
12.06.2011 - SceneryOfLoss
Stamina is a french metal band founded by the keyboardist Gildas Vijay ROUSSEAU. In 2006 they released their debut album "Mess'Age" and currently work on the second album "Via Crucis".
10.04.2013 - JefferyTotterdell
Great up and coming band, with a bit of reggae and Latin mixed in, which is groovy
First Ep of three albums and the progression is really good.
These types of bands have been doing really well lately.
But the music tells the real story so have a listen, a few live performances on YouTube.
27.03.2014 - Giza
Amazing Progressive/Alternative Metal band. Sounds like a mix of Meshuggah and Faith No More.
13.07.2012 - Steve Rowland
This is a pretty good band from Québec. They're pretty well known and good in the genre. I'm actually surprised this band isn't on this site already. A listen to this song should help convincing you :
21.02.2014 - The Evergreen
+1, and I too am surprised to find them in the list of sugestions.
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.
03.03.2010 - FrostFlame
Slash's Snakepit was a rock band which was a side-project formed by then-Guns N' Roses lead guitarist Slash (Saul Hudson) in 1994. On their first album, Matt Sorum (drums), Gilby Clarke (rhythm guitar) and Dizzy Reed (keyboard) from Guns N' Roses played in this band. On bass was Mike Inez of Alice in Chains and Eric Dover (who had previously played guitar for Jellyfish) sang lead vocals.
GN'R colleague Teddy Andreadis also appeared on the record playing harmonica & keyboards.
03.03.2010 - DayFly
Honestly, this stuff has too much boogie to call it metal. Maybe if Aerosmith were here...
30.12.2009 - drpaxton
This band is worth listening to to all who like heavy music. They play a very unique kind of music, you can call it alternative rock, or hard rock, with one the most talented lead singers out there.
15.03.2011 - WingedOctopi
Amazing band, fans of Tool should like this.
05.01.2012 - hadriel
This band needs to be added. Similar bands like dredg and Fair to Midland have been added to the site, rightfully so should these guys. Not to mention that their music is stellar! ;)
12.04.2012 - Nicoline
With 2,4 million listens registered on last.fm, this band cannot be ignored. I hope to read reviews and updates on Rishloo from MS in the future.
05.12.2010 - Grave Digger 87
Lutomysl doesn't have a website or a myspace, so that myspace link is a fan page. They have a pritty intense heavy style, kind of depressive sometimes too. There is only 6 bands from Ukraine on MS! Thats gotta change, hehehe.
Edit: Lutomysl does have a myspace now, http://www.myspace.com/lutomyslofficial
27.12.2012 - LaineJ
Great band, one of my favourite bm band
05.04.2013 - DarkSymphony500
Atmospheric/Doom Metal band with gothic influences. They get the influences from bands such as Draconian, Agalloch, Shape of Despair, Saturnus and Tristania. They have released 2 EPs and a full-length album 'Errances' (2012).
22.03.2014 - RavenV.
Exceptionally atmopsheric doom band. Hope they will be soon part of the database.
24.02.2009 - warlock84
We are a young band trying to get our name out there and believe this site is a great tool to help with that. We are a true metal band, not that nu-metal or radio friendly junk. We all grew up listening to bands like Pantera, Slayer, Iced Earth, Testament, Kataklysm, Amon Amarth, etc and strive to bring back the old school heavy metal. We hope to record a demo this year and any press, good or bad, would be greatly appreciated.
08.06.2011 - in GRAVE
they are a good progressive metal band and they are influenced in dream theater and symphony x
16.05.2012 - Oracles
There one of those hidden European Prog Metal bands that are from a country who produces little to zero good metal bands and they signed with an unknown record company that is making them go unnoticed. But if everything goes good, this band has immense future. Their major influence is Dream Theater.
Tree of Life ,
The Land of Lights.
All of which you can find on youtube.
28.05.2010 - krokmortem
They are a band from Lyon, i saw them 3 times in concert and they rocked hard.
I also made their myspace so i know them a bit :p
They have a first EP called absolution which has not a sound over the top but it is very good althougt.
I think they deserve to join the metalstorm nation!
Sorry for my ridiculous English but, hey, i'm French!
28.05.2010 - Ixnay
Terra Impressionum are a band originating from a small seaside town of Novofyodorovka, Saki region (AR Crimea, UKRAINE). The band strive to keep outside of particular restrictive style of music in what they create, and constantly rehash existing genres, experiment and seek for new avantgarde solutions in music. This may make the music of Terra Impressionum seem somewhat unusual for the local metal scene as its components do not only include metal subgenres but also art rock, blues, jazz.
Terra Impressionum have lived through 5 years of joint activity, the album "TI:tanium", out February 1, 2008, and "Transmitting Device", out March 6, 2010; a video shot for one of the debut album's songs, three dozen gigs in Crimea and Ukraine, including participation in festivals "Muzykalniy Ostrov" (Kharkov, Ukraine), "Kondor-fest" (Kremenchug, Ukraine), "Death Metal Assault" (Uzhgorod, Ukraine), "Premiera" (Kherson, Ukraine), in whose final in 2006, the band won in the nominations "Best keyboard player" and "Best festival song". In August of 2009, the band had represented Ukraine at the 5th annual international festival "Metal Crowd Fest" (Rechitsa, Belarus), and in March of 2010 the band had an own 10-days "Convergence tour 2010" around Ukraine, Slovakia and Czech Republic.
Terra Impressionum doing mixing not only of music genres, but of different languages too. The lyrics of second album "Transmitting Device" are written in 6 languages, such as Russian, Ukrainian, English, German, Latin and Elvish (Quenya).
19.05.2010 - Gem1n18829
These guys are quite talented, they have such an amazing Progressive Style, and the way they structure their songs is phenomenal. GREAT GUITAR, VOX, DRUMS, BASS.... Just trully great musicians, if your reading this you gotta check them out. From The Mile High City of Denver Colorado, its about time metal make a name for its self. BODIES WE'VE BURIED + THE DAWN CHOSE ORION.
19.05.2010 - alexander80
those 2 bands are fucking sick! woot! denver NEEEEDS a fucking real metal band for once! lol
18.05.2010 - Feya
We're the Power Metal Band "Stonehenge" from Russia...
Stonehenge has its own style in this genre and amazing unique female vocalist - Natalya Romashina!
Together we're the POWER!!!
25.05.2010 - Jujitsu-man
Don't you have any release yet? I've read in the uperside of this page "Usually we only add already accomplished bands with at least one full-length release", so maybe the staff members won't accept your suggestion... But you sound great, I hope you'll have the chance to release a CD soon ;)
17.05.2010 - pdepmcp
This is a grindcore band. They are surely a worthy band with some great releases.
Even if their grindcore is a bit on the edge between the metal and the hardcore side of it, I think they deserve a page here due to the extreme brutality of their sound .
2 album, a compilation, some split/EPs/7''...
06.09.2010 - Meller
Still evolving band, in my opinion, but definitely woth a mention and wider audience. Like pdepmcd said, it's a very even mix with Hardcore and Grind, but what wouldn't be when you do your stuff in the vein of old stuff? I'v seen them live once, by the time of their first album, and that won me over. Check out at least their debut album and decide for yourself - they have my vote.
20.05.2010 - Spenku
Henry Rollins was the singer for Black Flag, and is a spoken word artist (a la Jello Biafra). The Rollins Band has put out 7 studio albums and 7 live albums.
Their songs "Liar" and "Low Self Opinion" were on Kerrang's "666 Songs You Must Own" list.
"Liar" was named the 64th best hard rock song of all time by VH1.
21.05.2010 - Ph0eNiX
As much as I like and respect Henry Rollins I really put what he did as HArdcore (Music structure) he was just avante-garde about it. Although I have the studio albums, and like them I would say if we let Rollins on we should get Black Flag on here too.
Reluctantly I would say no but I respect you submission.
03.10.2011 - metalheadpunk
Rollins Band as well as Black Flag are two of my favorite bands of all time. Henry Rollins is one of the best singers and pretty much defines hardcore and heavy. I think Rollins Band and Black Flag should both be on here. Black Flag may have not been labled as heavy metal but they sure as hell had crossover between metal and punk, especially with as many guitar solos Gerg Ginn did, and Rollins Band is definatly a metal band no doubt.
19.11.2012 - burnt-bridge
Rollins Band are pretty hard to categorize, however there is a strong Black Sabbath influence on all their major studio albums, so i feel they should be included here.
14.05.2010 - Metal Maiden
The Revenge Project, hailing from my hometown in Bulgaria, is a really well-know underground act here, and this is not without a reason - they play solid Melodeath/Gothenburg metal in the vein of the great swedish masters of the scene, and I am pleased to say that the direction they have taken is not that of the modern day sound of In Flames, Soilwork and likes...Unfortunately, their vocalist left the band not long ago and what the future has in store for them is not clear at this very moment, but the two full-lenghts they have left us so far are more than proof they belong here, in MS :)) They are extremely talented musicians, and while not exactly original, their music it is not boring by any standards, on the contrary - it has raw energy and great potential, which is a sign of great thing to come for the guys...Just check their MySpace profile and see for yourselves ;)
12.05.2010 - ThePriest
The band plays heavy/power/prog metal with astonishing and emotional vocals. Combines styles from Heir Apparent/Dio/Queensryche to Evergrey/Conception and also has a full-length cd released in April/May 2010 by Metal On Metal records label (Italy)
12.05.2010 - pdepmcp
A good instrumental sludge band, with some post-metal elements.
They sound like a mix of Ufomammut and Omega Massif, and they surely deserve a listen for the great impact of their music.
1 Album released, recording the follow up.
16.01.2011 - Meller
Well worth noting. For proof, check Supernaturals Recording One, which is a collaboration album between these guys and Ufomammut.
09.05.2010 - chouaibloulladi
AnacondA a vu le jour en 2002.
Au début, le groupe s'entrainait sur des reprises Heavy/Thrash
(Iron Maiden, PanteraAnaconda (MAR), Iced Earth ...), puis se mit a composer et enregistrer
des titres dans le meme style (comme le bon vieux Wild Cemetary :), puis monte sur scène
3 fois . L'été 2003Anaconda (MAR), le line-up a changé, avec le départ de deux anciens
membres, et l'arrivée de Rostom (Clavier) puis Houssam (basse).
La musique du groupe a évolué vers du Power Metal à tendance Prog, mais garde
toujours des influences Thrash.
Anaconda jouent aussi des reprises de Symphony X ,Pantera
et certains instrumentaux de Stratovarius, en esperant agrandir le repertoire .
Malgré toutes les difficultés rencontrées, la première demo "Scary Howl" a été enregistrée,
elle contient 3 titres : Scary Howl, Watching Inside et Stained Girl.
Certains titres parlent du malheur qui reigne dans le monde a cause des humains,
pollution, prostitution, racisme, guerres ..., d'autres comme Scary Howl, sont
des histoires a dormir debout :D
Le groupe travaille actuellement sur son premier album "AnacondA",
du Power Prog Version maROCK.
Influences du groupe : Symphony X, dream theater, Stratovarius, Pantera.