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
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!
31.07.2011 - patrickmetal12
Because this band will blow your mind. its like Amon Amarth but with clean-ish vocals. The vocalist makes the band... majestic. After only watching their official video, i immediately fell in love with their style. If you like Amon, Ensiferum, Enslaved, and fucking awesome vocals, this band is for you!! \m/
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.
27.12.2009 - Hate_All
Actually the band executes a pure Death Metal sound.
The lyrics talk about obscurity human feelings, mocking religion and all defending liberty of expression and human sense.
Their Full Album "Subterranean Soul's March" is pretty kick ass.
In my opinion, maybe a bit Black Metal in there.
24.12.2009 - cobrapel
The band calls its style dreammetal, with influences from bands like The Gathering and Ayreon, but also Soilwork and Killswitch Engage. Also they describe their music themselves as atmospheric pop with progressive rock influences and a glimpse of heavy fantasy metal.
06.08.2010 - ravendeath
This is really great band, but they are from Netherlands and not Germany. If you like this band you should also check out the band The Dreamside with both members from The Bloodline.
24.12.2009 - VeneficuS
As I see it Metalstorm is also a place where people can find out about new bands. I was profoundly impressed by this symphonic black metal "Daemonicium" from Poland and I want to share it with you guys. I left the myspace url
17.12.2009 - S.K.Ø.M
its so Fucken awesome band, i just found them in one of the-end-year-list. n they are really RULE,, n there music videos are AWESOME m/
18.12.2009 - munson
One of my favorite new bands. Metal to the max. Can't wait for their next full-length. +1 from me for sure!
16.01.2011 - Meller
Sludge? Hardly so - more like extremely hard Rock. But sounds unique and fresh, still not one bit artificial or annoingly self-aware. Straight, balls-out, in-your-face riff Rock. Pretty damn impressive, gotta check more of these guys. Thumbs up, +1
16.12.2009 - cobrapel
In terms of the music in Hrossharsgrani you might expect there is a plentiful supply of hammering battle-drums, harsh vocals, varied keyboard and synthesiser moments, and atmosphere aplenty. In the beginning HROSSHARSGRANI wandered the worlds of dark noise ambient music to tell stories of creatures that walked by night, the undead, the vampyres. They paid tribute to the bloody heritage of Lord Byron and Bram Stoker.
14.12.2009 - joco
It's a very young band from Hungary, and the band's goal is to rise the Death Metal in East/Central Europe and later on the world. And they need every pulicity to they can do what they want, and to spread the death metal everywhere:)
29.03.2010 - Virgile
Hürlement is a French Heavy Metal band founded in 2003 by 5 metalmen from Paris (France) They are deeply influenced by famous 80's bands such as Manowar, Running Wild, Iron Maiden or Judas Priest or such as Sortilège, ADX, Killers. They have recorded in 2009 their first full length album entitled "De Sang et d'acier" (Of Blood And Steel)
28.05.2011 - Vikcen
Very interesting, i love the sound so natural that have the album, and very nice melodies with the guitar. But in some moments the high-pitched voice is a bit exaggerated for my taste.
12.12.2009 - ROMIL
Formed in Norway (Hamar) in 1997, now split-up.
Last known line-up
Jørn Lande - Vocals (Masterplan, Allen / Lande, Ark, Beyond Twilight, Millenium (US, Yngwie J. Malmsteen, The Snakes, Vagabond (Nor), Wild Willy's Gang)
Petter J. Thuve - Guitar
Lars "Grond" Wiik - Drums, Bass
Bent "Draug Hate" E. Holm - Keyboards
Formerly known as Nattefall.
Mundanus Imperium disbanded before Jørn went on to Ark and Masterplan.
Ode to the Nightsky EP, 1997
The Spectral Spheres Coronation Full-length, 1998