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!".
01.07.2015 - ManiacBlasphemer
Not quite a metal band, but seeing that other hard rock or glam bands are featured, I do not see why these guys shouldn't be here. Great White is one of the better bands from that thoroughly commercial movement of the 80s.
13.06.2012 - AlexisCroze
Corvus is a Melodic Metal band from Ukraine. They released their debut album "Raven Rising" in 2012.
28.09.2015 - diamondblack
Royal Corvus band was formed in September 2005 and the first band name was Corvus. The name was borrowed from Latin, it translates - the Raven. It is a symbol of the wisdom in most ancient religions of the world. Raven is a carrier of souls across the River of Eternity and a binding link between the fragile edge of the World of Shadows and the World of the Living. Initially, the Corvus band was created as a melodic symphonic gothic metal project, but in the process of development and quality growth joins itself the best of the different trends and styles of rock. Now Royal Corvus band has created more than thirty Russian and English-language songs. Song's sound is very different: from romantic ballads to hard and progressive rock. And nobody of the listeners will not remain indifferent, because everyone will find something in this music for themselves. All this different musical styles are merged in one unique style - Corvus style. Besides his own works band plays covers of classic rock and pop songs. During its long history Royal Corvus band many times was engaged in various kinds of rock and bike festivals in Kharkov, and outside it. The Royal Corvus band received invitations and performed in support to rock stars as: Master, Sergey Mavrin, Epidemia, Catharsis, and vocalist of the legendary bands Rainbow and Deep Purple - Joe Lynn Turner. April 28, 2012 the Corvus band has presented their debut album - Raven Rising. October 24, 2012 Royal Corvus was official support group of SCORPIONS in Kharkov as part of the farewell tour "FINAL STING TOUR" .
23.03.2016 - SYCON
We got a full length cd as required. It'd be a great honour to be featured on this site. Here you can find some info:
Sycon bears just one thing in mind with their music - Total Havoc!
Brutal guitar riffs, versatile vocals, stomping beats and atmospheric synths defines the music, all while retaining their melodic metal roots.
Groove Factor Guaranteed!
Sycon was founded in 2009 at Oranienburg, north of Berlin. 2011 they released their first demo EP "Sniper's Poem". 2012 they moved to Berlin-Köpenick and had a fundamental member change. 2013 the only remaining member guitarist Moe joined with Jay from the Philippines as lead guitarist. They released the single "I'm the One" featuring Aurelia's Turm singer Marcel and Declamatory's drummer Fabi. In the End of the year Jay and Moe joined force with drummer Tobi, who was playing the davul and various percussion at the medieval group Obscuratis. Shorty after bassist Lars joined Sycon. 2014 they released the single "Downer" with female singer Seline. In early 2015 they finally found their permanent frontman Daniel, which worked before with Ill Kommodity and as rapper KoH Kain and is known as streamer KæinPlay. In spring 2015 they released the first single "Bulletstorm" of their debut album and played shows such as the Rocktreff open air festival in Berlin and as support for The Vision Bleak. Their self-tilted first album was released on March 27th 2016.
07.12.2014 - Holyhell
Amazing musician producing music of the future. An artist and composer with such skills should definitely be on metalstorm, as people deserve to know about him and he deserves to be known to the people.
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.
USA / Avantgarde/Experimental Metal / 4 comments
16.09.2010 - Die Hacker [PT]
Amazing avantgarde band i've discovered recently, mixing jazz, slow & fast tempos with a thrashy druming and almost no vocals besides occasional screams, these guys will for sure deliver for avangarde metal fans!
04.12.2010 - Uirapuru
Oh my god this has to be here! To complete John Zorn's in the collection =P +1000
26.02.2016 - ZÖN
Always considered them metal. Leng t'che for christ sake. Painkiller is (was) pretty metal too
09.09.2016 - Ganondox
Not sure if strictly metal, more punk jazz, but they still belong here.
Iran / Alternative/Progrssive Metal / 3 comments
01.10.2009 - Wrathreaver
Traumeta has released their first debut demo in 2008, containing 4 songs. Their upcoming album will be released in January 2010.
02.10.2009 - JD
well i support Persian bands, me waiting there 2010 album +1
11.03.2015 - psykometal
Do they even have an album out yet? Link me to it in PM if so.
04.11.2016 - Miplus
It started well in 2013 with the debut, but the follow up album is an absolute killer with new vocals are Pathfinder-like background, holy shit.
04.11.2016 - SIX
It's phenomenal and unlikely band, especially on polish metal scene strongly dominated by black/death metal. Titanium explores quite different musical areas - melodic power metal.
The band has released 2 albums until now, both issued with success in Japan by Avalon/Marquee label. The second LP "Atomic number 22" released on 28.09.2016.
The band was started by the guitarist and main composer Karol Mania, known for symphonic metal band Pathfinder as well.
On vocals we can hear Konstantin Naumenko from Ukrainian SUNRISE band.
Here you can watch their official video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAxTbBCIfV0
20.11.2016 - Constantly
I discovered this band on youtube, they did Sonata Arctica "Fullmoon" better than original. Now with new singer I',m even more amazed. New songs are fantastic!
08.10.2011 - powa_emanuel
Adrián Barilari with the keyboardist Hugo Bistolfi, who also left Rata Blanca in 1994, form Alianza, with many musicians sessions, which were the only members permanently was Barilari and Bistolfi. The duo explore ballads sound with more keyboard presence than Rata Blanca. Alianza did not have much impact in Argentina, but in other Latin American countries.They edited three albums Sueños del Mundo (1994), Alianza (1997), and Huellas (1999).
06.03.2016 - diamondblack
Innate Concept's musical identity is rooted in the Progressive Metal genre - and the word "progression" is to be taken literally. Innate Concept strives to incorporate elements, instruments and ideas normally not found in classic Progressive Metal. The newest album "Sunset In Our Eyes" combines elements from electronica and classical elements into a whole new and unique sound. A multitude of synthesizers create the atmosphere, color and texture, the mighty Taiko drum ensemble delivers power, groove and impact, while the Armenian Duduk conjures up ethereal melodies, adding yet another layer to the rich-bodied symphonic orchestra. A piano and various acoustic guitars are another integral part of melodic storytelling and quite frequently intertwine with other instruments. All of this takes place planted firmly on the foundation of thundering drums, shredding guitars and a nasty, angry bass. Innate Concept's music is challenging, demanding, cunning, powerful, intense, yet so delicate and fragile. Be prepared, for it will demand your full attention - and it will surprise you if you dare a listen. Debut album can be purchased at http://www.innateconcept.com/shop/
26.11.2012 - BaneConall
Progressive Metal band in the vein of The Human Abstract's Digital Veil album without the harsh vocals. Their debut album Reticence: The Musical has already been released. Definitely worth a listen.
16.12.2011 - TheMahan11
Band 23 is a new name in Croatian scene. Band has recorded their debut MCD and self released it in 66 limited copies. I've watched their short trailer and it sounds very interesting. It is definitely something new...
07.09.2011 - dude
They have a nice progressive metal sound, I think it's quite distinct. Their music is inspired and talented. They have released at least 1 CD so far. I think they have a successful future if they continue in this direction. It should be included here on Metal Storm. (Though I couldn't find their official website.)
06.09.2011 - diamondblack
SHAMALL is the moniker used by German composer and multi-instrumentalist Norbert Krueler, a highly influential DJ in Germany by trade and a passionate part-time musician to boot.
His first artistic creations came to be in 1986, at that time heavily tinged by various forms of mainstream electronic music. His first ventures were rather successful from a commercial point of view, but Krueler's artistic aspirations weren't totally satisfied by these first creations. As a long time fan of bands like Pink Floyd, Marillion as well as the Krautrock of his native Germany, his works slowly but steadily started incorporating more and more of these influences in his musical endeavours - with a particular emphasis on Pink Floyd.
In the last few years a somewhat stronger emphasis on acoustic instruments have been added to his musical palette, along with the inclusion of Krautrock -inspired musical elements.
05.09.2011 - LyallThomas
2007 product of UK Thrash scene that year but always against the grain and barely fitted in. Spotted by Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir etc) supporting Napalm in the midlands and dragged into the studio to record an EP called Saltergate in 08 - widley acclaimed and received. Limited shows since but now have an album on the way to be recorded with Russ and released in 2012. Could be very exciting release.
04.09.2011 - LonesomeRider
A great new band. A perfect fit for MS. Personally I think this band has created one of the (maybe) best album of 2011. Cold Moon Over Babylon. Let's welcome Vulvagun to MS folks.
04.09.2011 - DarkSymphony500
The band sites their style as 'Majestic orchestral doom with choirs, death, gothic, funeral doom and power metal influences'. Clean male and female vocals exist along with male grunts.The band has made one album 'Serpentine Dreamweaver' (2000) featuring Katarina Lilja of Therion, and a demo 'Shattered Fields' (2002).
04.09.2011 - Eruntano
Side project of Root's boss Big Boss is full of original, experimental, but still highly enjoyable songwriting. Whole project is based on the monstrous sci-fi/fantasy/mythical story about the mage Equirhodont. Epic atmosphere is guaranted.
04.09.2011 - Lady.Murderous
NightCreepers is a very good folk metal band from France. They released their first studio album Svingeheim in 2009. Check their official website http://nightcreepers-official.com/ , join their endless feast and support them because there is no reason why they aren't already here!
23.09.2011 - Nelin
Growl and folk metal, what else ? :)
03.09.2011 - BeelzebuthNzgl
Is a Raw Black Metal band from Argentina, you can check the band data and songs here:
We have a review in Transilvanian Forest Zine, and soon in "Metal Daze"
We have a Demo, and recopilations, we´re working in a full-lenght album, maybe it will released by "Moribund Cult" (Sargeist, Azhagal, Moon, Avsky)
More info: http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Wolves_Winter/3540331718
Hope you like it!
Beelzebuth, Frontman of Wolves Winter.
02.09.2011 - hollci
Avenie is an atmospheric melodic metal band from Tampere, Finland. The bands history is too colourfull to discuss shortly, but at the present, the band consists of three members, Matti Auerkallio (Vocals/Guitars/Drums), Felipe Muñoz (Keyboards) and Marko Eskola (Lead Vocals). The live line-up is completed by three session members.
02.09.2011 - Bad Taste
The best Polish pagan black metal band from Lublin, formed in 1991. The most recent full-length album "Trioditis" (2010) simply crushed me... Abusiveness existed in the deep underground. There isn't MySpace page or even official website, so check out this band on youtube.
02.09.2011 - Lord Kakorot
An up an coming band that has been making a wave in the Australian underground with their controversial stage shows.
GOAT WORSHIPPING, RAT THROWING,
TRUE AUSTRALIAN DRUNKKEN METAL!!!!!!
01.09.2011 - SuomiSkepticism
The band has released 1 demo. Morbid Tales From Brick Walled Buildings. It was limited to 100 copies and no reviews or news was found. They are currently working hard to release a cd
01.09.2011 - TONYLIES
Because this is a metal site and we are metal!!!
Death/ Gore Metal band from Portland, Goregon.
Dead In A Ditch was formed by Tony Avila in 2008 and was on hold until now!
Musically Dead In A Ditch is a continuation of Eulogy (Sacto, PDX). Eulogy (Sacto, PDX) being a Death/ Gore Metal band who has primarily low guttural vocals mixed with high pitched screeching similar to At The Gates, The Accused, Carcass or Kreator. Eulogy mixed many different styles to create a unique sound all their own. The lyrical content is generally about murder, serial killers, plagues, religion, etc. The Eulogy (Sacto, PDX) name HAD to be changed due to the fact that there was already a Death Metal band from Florida called that who was signed, put out records and toured. Eulogy (Sacto, PDX) had already put out a 7" Vinyl Record, a Demo Tape and had full color shirts printed up before we were informed of the Florida Eulogy. There are also a ton of other bands named Eulogy. So it was time for a change.... a fresh start.
Dead In A Ditch is influenced by bands such as Eulogy, Brutal Truth, Carcass, Napalm Death, Slayer, Deicide, Cannibal Corpse, The Accused, Scenes From The Struggle, Samhain, Death, At The Gates, Kreator, Nausea.
The band consists of Tony Avila (vocals, guitar) & Tony Papasadero (bass guitar, vocals) and Pierce Williams on drums.
Dead In A Ditch is aiming at recording 10-15 songs mainly consisting of early Eulogy material and a few new songs written. Once this album is completed we will do some light touring and start on the next record.
Dead In A Ditch 2011
31.08.2011 - Spankee
Sea Of Dreams is a new Norwegian progressive/power metal band. Their debut, self-financed album, Dawn Of Time, shows a strong mid-period Helloween influence in the song structures, while a greater use of keyboards gives a slight Dream Theater touch to their sound. The vocalist sounds like a higher-pitched version of Michael Kiske -- he sings quite high, just on the touch of being shrill at times, but usually he holds his own with the general high musicianship of the rest of the band. The band's second album, Land Of Flames, has just been released.
31.08.2011 - Spankee
Mundanus Imperium initially started out in Hamar, Norway in late 1994, when Lars "Grond" Wiik (drums, bass, guitars and vocals) and Bent "Draug Hate" Holm, created the band Nattefall. In 1996 they recorded their first and only demo tape 'Ode To The Nightsky" at X-Ray Studios. The demo received great response around the world and sold about 300 copies in the first months. During this period a record company called Velvet Music showed great interest in the band, and wanted to put the demo tape on CD. The band agreed to that knowing that this was a good opportunity to promote their new band name Mundanus Imperium to the world. In May 1997 the mini CD with three songs, was released. Mundanus Imperium then signed a contract with the Italian label Avantgarde Music for the release of their debut album, 'The Spectral Spheres Coronation'. They now needed to expand their line-up, so they hired Jørn Lande (Vagabond, Masterplan, ARK etc.) on vocals and Petter J. Thuve on guitar. 'The Spectral Spheres Coronation' was released in 1998. They were now signed to the major label Nuclear Blast.