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!".
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.
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.
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.
02.05.2010 - WhiteHawk
Massakren combines elements from black metal, death metal, virtuoso guitar and classical, Massakren's sound is truly a unique experience to behold. Their songs are epic in nature with driving choruses, blistering guitar solos, and lyrically focus on themes of death, power, and medieval conquest. They also released 1 album so far.
27.04.2013 - tibosax
Very interesting. Perfect mix between Dimmu Borgir and Children of Bodom. They actually changed their name to "Starkill" early this year.
30.04.2010 - zelonazeri
Famous Azerbaijani band in East Europe playing Death/Doom metal.
Already released 2 albums (1 demo, 1 full lenght) and will release 3rd one.
Published in metal magazines such as METAL HUMMER GERMANY.
29.04.2010 - WhiteHawk
Disdain, from Gothenburg, Sweden, is without doubt one of the most exciting bands you will happen to hear this year. Their music is full of life, with choruses that really wake you up, but which are counterbalanced with deep lyrics, heavy and dark enough to suit even the most evil ones of you out there! Their wide range of influences include bands such as Iced Earth, Nocturnal Rites, Metallica, Dark Tranquillity, In Flames and many more, but it's life in general that inspires this kick-ass quintet's music, which often deals with subjects such as escaping difficult situations by fighting your way through them, thinking on your own and being resourceful individuals when hard times come.
29.04.2010 - H-metal
Good melo death band from sweden. As good as any of those cliche bands from gothenburg.
Anyway, there's a constellation of guests for the first album:
• Jonas Kjellgren (SCAR SYMMETRY)
• Matias Kupiainen (STRATOVARIUS)
• Niklas Stålvind (WOLF)
• Olof Mörck (NIGHTRAGE)
• Eric Rauti (DREAMLAND)
• Marios Iliopoulos (NIGHTRAGE)
• Benny Jansson (RIDE THE SKY)
• Jonas Hörnqvist (TREASURE LAND)
• Tobias Jansson (THE LAW)
• Patrik Johansson (ARISE)
• Peter Huss (SHINING)
• Janne Stark (CONSTANCIA)
29.04.2010 - WhiteHawk
Don't forget to mention that Ruined Soul is the solo project by Johnny Johansson of Disdain.
28.04.2010 - Evil-Watcher
Awsome Band with a brilliant first Output named "Fooled Eyes". Their Website is down right now (don´t know the Reason). But on myspace you can listen to the great Songs of my surpriseband in 2006. Really cool Stuff.
28.04.2010 - Evil-Watcher
Great Band from Portugal. This is for Fans of Symphony X, Evergray, Tommorow´s Eve and Pagan´s Mind. Super strong Debut with Innergy. Great Production, Kick Ass Songs, and a super talented Band with great Skill. A must add to the list
28.04.2010 - Dark Forever
Actually, Innergy is their third album. But you're right, they're very talented and play decent Progressive Metal. They deserve to be featured here.
26.04.2010 - WhiteHawk
Gothic Metal band from Poland that released 1 album so far been around since 2007-2008. Check them out and see what you think. If not mistaken they sing in Polish.
13.12.2012 - Shiinma
Firstly - there is no such thing as too much folk metal! But, joking aside, they are a relatively young band that is becoming popular among Polish metal fans and, in my opinion, those guys are talented enough to be given a chance to show their skill to fellow metalheads from around the world.
And the fact that most of their songs are performed in mother tongue is a nice touch - especially considering the use of our national beliefs. And even if that's not enough for you guys to put them here, then check them at least and listen to a song or two, or five :)
25.04.2010 - WhiteHawk
Band from Ukraine who plays Folk Death Metal and they released 1 album so far. Have a listen to them and see what you think of them. However, If not mistaken they sing in Russian/Ukrainian mostly.
23.04.2010 - Arkaholic
V.O.X , they have a cd out and is preparing for the follow up.
Don Chaffin - Vocals,
Bob Brennan - Bass,
Rob Katrikh - Guitars,
Mike Khalilov - Keyboards,
John Macaluso - Drums
22.04.2010 - WhiteHawk
Great Melodic Black Death Metal band from the USA. Check them out and see if you think they should be part of MS community. They already released 1 album which was released April 9 of this year.
02.08.2010 - grospwele
Deadnight definitly deserves a spot amongst the greatest of the Extreme Metal bands.Their mixture of pure In Your Face Death,Thrash and Black Metal will keep your head banging for hours.It will rape your ears and leave you wanting for more.
22.04.2010 - grospwele
I know the Metal Scene is already filled with souless <melodic death black> bands that just wants in on the money.Don't worry,Anomally isn't one of them.The production quality and the ammount of talent and effort put in their music makes it an awesome band to check out.
27.09.2012 - Anomally
Anomally have a new EP called "While The Gods Sleep" and you also can check out this new video
21.04.2010 - Onkel Tom
Because they have been called the new thrash metal hope from Denmark ( http://www.corazine.com/articles/m/mordax/reviews/the-new-danish-thrash-metal-hope.aspx ). I think this band will be very big very soon !