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.
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.
26.05.2014 - andreosokin
totally agree! should be added ASAP, I'll help with filling their page out
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.
02.06.2014 - Jujitsu-man
Can't believe they're not here. One of the most important hard rock bands in Spain.
09.06.2014 - Shankao
They are not only a Hard Rock band. They have several Heavy Metal songs.
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.
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....
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".
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.
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...
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.
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.
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
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.
27.03.2010 - alejandreti
Tragico Ballet one of the best mexican gothic band, they have played with Anabantha, To Die For and other important bands in the scene.
They have recorded only one album but they are going to relase their second album soon.
Tragico Ballet have good future.
27.03.2010 - Valaskjalf
Pretty much straight-up blackmetal, but with lots of melody and variation. Sounds similar to Immortal but more fresh and more diverse. Been a fan of this band for a number of years now and think they will be a worthy addition to the site.
26.03.2010 - thanatos666dc
the damned creation is a band very good Italian ... with very different songs together and have a style and a very personal sound ...mix their ancestral melodies and hypnotic with violents rhythms...should not miss in your rooster!!!!
25.03.2010 - Troy Killjoy
Last Deception was born in January 2003. After some line-up changes the band was completed in 2004 with Jesús Alonso (vocals), Antonio Mansilla (guitar), Alberto García (guitar), Luis E. Mansilla (bass), and Jesús Sierra (drums). In December 2004 they recorded their first demo, and in February 2009 they completed their first EP, "A Nation Burning Fast". Featuring members from such bands as Dawn Of Tears, Folkearth, and Hordak, they play with an edge and are bound to become more known with the release of their EP.
23.03.2010 - Vathek
Blatherskite are an Australian band who play an indefinable blend of Rock/Metal and Prog, they are very intense and there are some truly metal moments on the album "Where the Wasteland Ends". Tuned very very low, and riffy enough to be metal. Featured on JJJ's "The Racket" in 2010, as well as on Andy Farrow's top 5 unsigned bands. http://www.northernmusic.co.uk/unsigned/
23.03.2010 - Matus
Awesome band! Definitely one of Australia's best bands in terms of originality and quality of music, worthy of the might that is Metal Storm!
22.03.2010 - Fastolphbolger
Fatal Opera combine here 70's hard rock, heavy metal and jazz/fusion elements and merge everything into soulful, emotional musical masterpiece!
It's very strange that the mastermind of Fatal Opera, drummer Gar Samuelson (ex-Megadeth), gave his band such a name, as if he foresaw his own death after the second album. R.I.P. Gar...
23.06.2012 - Vasil de Shumen
AMAZING BAND !!! ... and criminally neglected :(
Songwriting - 10
Emotionality - 10
Performance - 10
27.07.2010 - INROK
Unique Finnish hardcore punk/thrash metal band with two things in mind - Gambina and manslaughter!
19.09.2010 - Meller
I don't know how much they have to give for the outside world, but I love 'em so much I''ll cast my vote in the wind and hope for the best. Definitely at it's best when enjoyed with the insane lyrics, but the music itself has enough bashing and twisted groove to keep every grind / hardcore metal maniac happy.
18.03.2010 - cobrapel
It's a band of 90's. Formed by Stephen Flam (Winter) on guitar, featuring Roy Mayorga (Soulfly, Medication, Stone Sour) on drums and John John Jesse (Nausea, and now illustrative painter) on vocals and bass. For a band billed as guitar industrial, it sounds more like industrial alternative, with a bit of keyboards. The music literally reeks of former hard-rock band as Whitesnake, Poison, Warrant, Firehouse. They released 1 full-lenght and 2 eps in 1995.
18.03.2010 - Wildchild-91
We Built This Ocean is a band from Norway that have played for almost 1 year now, and I think more people should hear about them.
They have recorded one demo (two of the songs can be heard at myspace). This is their old style though. A new demo will be recorded this summer, and an album is planned to be recorded in late 2010
18.03.2010 - WhiteHawk
Old band from Finland who been around since 1984 who plays old school heavy metal. Not sure, why they aren't on here. They sing in Finnish though. So I hope, anyone who understands Finnish will be interested in this band or lives in Finland. In addition, if your fan of old school heavy metal looking for more to add into your collection then give this a chance.
18.03.2010 - WhiteHawk
Great Canadian band who plays death/thrash metal that kinds reminds you of early death/thrash metal during the 1980s. Anyone who truly enjoys early thrash/death metal should check this band out. In addition, those guys are pretty new not old band. They also have great old style vocalist with powerful instrumentation.
16.03.2010 - WhiteHawk
Excellent thrash metal band from Finland who been around since 1987 or so. Suprising they aren't on MS yet. Anyway, they got great instrutmentation and vocals. Must have listen for all Thrash Metal fans, especially those who REALLY love thrash metal.
16.03.2010 - WhiteHawk
Great progressive doom metal band from Canada who so far released 1 album. They got powerful vocalist with powerful instrumentation/atomsphere. Must have a listen to all doom metal fans.
16.03.2010 - WhiteHawk
Great funeral doom black metal band from Germany.... Well its more like one of those bands where there is ONLY one guy who does everything. In addition, great vocals/atomsphere/instrumenation. Any funeral doom metal or black metal fans should check this out. Furthermore, Mark Thompson (the musician of this project), he is also an internationally-exhibited artist who does painting and photography.
16.03.2010 - WhiteHawk
Kultasiipi creates folk metal and rock using elements from ancient Finnish songs as well as of different metal styles. The songs are depressive and slow, powerful and epic or fast and merry, spiced with Humppa, medieval melodies or even black metal elements.
16.03.2010 - WhiteHawk
"Rooted in the best Metal traditions of (John Bush-era) Anthrax, Pantera, Arch Enemy, Metallica, and Slayer, the quintet whip up a storm of chunky riffs and big hooks, to wonderfully mature effect. Nice one guys!" SIMON GAUSDEN - ZERO TOLERANCE MAGAZINE
14.09.2010 - dalaras
Against My Better Judgement, is five – piece act from Greece. They¢ ve been together for a couple of years and Fate Got Black is their first EP (recorded in Lunatech studios during the summer of 2009). In September of 2010 their first video-clip ''Red Flowers on White Ground'' came out, directed by Christos Mavrides.
Right now they are rehearsing for their mini greek tour on October and they're also working on new ideas for their first full length album, which is going to be ready in summer of 2011.
15.03.2010 - darchangel
d'Archangel is an emerging metalcore band that writes powerful, high energy music with a unique mixture of influences ranging from classic metal giants such as Iron Maiden, to modern headlining acts like As I Lay Dying. The band is currently working on their demo, and breaking onto the metal scene with a professional attitude towards songwriting and performance.