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.
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.
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" .
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 / 3 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
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.
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...
07.05.2011 - Red_Travis
Ignite the Ibex are a technical death metal band based in Sydney, Australia, founded in 2006. They released their debut self-titled EP in 2010. Widely known for being the first band to introduce the eight-string guitar to Australia. Delivering technical riffs at gut-wrenching low tunning, backed by relentless blast beats. This is a band that's on the rise
06.05.2011 - TheDevilHimself
They are a great MA based band, they came out with their first music video today and their debut album drops this summer. Around here they are the demi-gods of local metal.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Pjm115oiGY
15.12.2012 - Shrederator25
Saw these guys opening for Shadows Fall and Killswitch Engage. I'd say it's time for them to be featured.
06.05.2011 - Damshak
Beethoven R. is born of the second dissolution of the glamurosos Bella Bestia, band of Madrid that in the 80 edited three discs of study. After a short meeting of the band in the middle of the nineties, which it was including to (low) Pepe Mari San the second and Jose Luis Saiz (guitar), there comes a new separation of the rest of members that gives place to a new band, which at first will continue working as Bella Bestia.
09.06.2014 - Shankao
Classic Heavy Metal from Spain.
05.05.2011 - Ilidian
Nephrolith is one of the most porminent black metal bands from Slovenija. While they might not be the most original band they keep the tradition of black metal with all its clichés. They are gaining fame fast.
Fields Of Locust
Greece / Doom/Sludge Metal / 2 comments
05.05.2011 - Grimskallen
Heavy crushing band, doing it on their own, independent band with potential, people check them out.
05.05.2011 - saw_you_drown
Necrofrost fully embodies the European black metal sound of the 90s and early 00s. They are raw, brutal and dark yet remain virtually unknown. This band needs some recognition. Although they weren't necessarily an "important" band in the evolution of black metal in Europe, they were able to create the sound and attitude that we have come to know and love...and hate.
03.05.2011 - Ages
The newly formed AGES (w. members from VOLTURYON, EVANGELI, ex. MAGOG and SLUMBER), is the gap-filler for all fans who misses atmospheric melodic black metal in the veins of DAWN, DISSECTION, and VINTERLAND. With strong production and meticulous song writing, AGES will strive to make the heritage of the swedish melodic black metal sound live on. AGES will focus on continuously release digital singles, as opposed to full length albums, for download and/or purchase. The first one, "From the Ashes of Time", is available as of May 2011, released through Record Union on all major digital services. Already available at http://www.youtube.com/Agesswe
12.05.2015 - SergioBv
Excellent debut album 'The Malefic Miasma'.
02.05.2011 - RaquelSenra
Wedingoth is a marriage, a mixture between two lovers in life, joining their influences. Steven, guitarist, is a student in musicology and Laure, vocals, is a student of history and art history. They are passionate about music since their childhood when they were rocked through the wealth of sounds progressive rock, jazz, classical, world music and more recently metal.
Wedingoth is a musical project based on openness, the mixture of styles, whose credo is claimed eclecticism. It combines the power of rock served by a female voice charged with emotion, and atmospheric nuances giving wanderlust supported by orchestral technic.
Summer 2009, the group entered the studio to record its first album of 13 tracks: Candlelight. Is it a concept album based on a reflection about the future of humanity in the disturbing context of Earth degradation.
The training was surrounded by musicians : a second guitarist, Julien Lamarre, a drummer, Adrien Lopez and bassist, Robin Mariat.
It is now ready to venture into the show.
02.05.2011 - Metalninja69
It is a very talented band made up of just a guitarist and a guy who does the effects and drum loops. They're also both extremely talented composers in their own respective bands being Sleep Terror and Amogh Symphony. This is a band that i believe every metalhead should be able to at least check out once.
03.01.2012 - metaleaterr
Great band comprising of Luke Jaeger of Sleep Terror and Vishal J.Singh of Amogh Symphony. Just check out their EP 'Microsleep in 3D' here-
This band deserves to be here. If Amogh Symphony and Sleep Terror both are here, why not this band?
06.01.2012 - psykome†al™
Need to have at least one LP before can get added to MS. This is definitely some kool stuff. Although I would not call it Electronic Death Metal, more like techno djent or djenty techno. Think if Crystal Method were to hire Luke Jaeger to lay down some phat 8-string djenty start-stop riffs and include some occasional neo-classical noodlage...
02.05.2011 - Heavy Metal
They're an impressive, recently formed band under management of Intrometal (Also manages Seven Kingdoms). Influenced by bands like dream theater and Iron Maiden. They are also quickly gaining publicity worldwide over facebook and with the recent release of their first album " Curse of the artizan (April 29)"
Take a look for yourself, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouj08Pf0vEo or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC_tkxz9KqM. They're quite talented, and, i'd think they have a great future ahead of them.
Any of you who like power metal, heavy metal, etc will love this band! Don't be a pussy or hate them because they're american, take a look!
30.04.2011 - Syk
Changed from an incorrect Downset, to Philosopher [HUN]. Apparently with one album under their belts, self-released last year, after playing without vocals for one or two years. It also seems a German band released stuff under the same name before this one was formed - not sure how well known they were
30.04.2011 - AdamWojack
Heralds of the Sword was created from a life long love of Fantasy based lore, inspirations from extraordinary Power Metal bands such as Rhapsody and ReinXeed, and of course an unending desire to write original and interesting music. Heralds of the Sword is a Fantasy Power Metal band from the United States that brings an original story to life on stage. With a growing and loyal fan base this band is positioned to represent Power Metal in the USA now and in the future.
30.04.2011 - HeinzVeri
this power metal band is really good! you have to listen how play they, the solos are really good, the voice is powerful, the keyboard is full virtuosism, the bass, the drum, all in general is good.
02.05.2011 - ravendeath
One of the most impressive gothic metal bands I came around in last years. Too sad that they disbanded in 2010, althought their singer Tommy has a new band called Godex which is also worth checking out. Thora plays very catchy kind of gothic metal in a vein of Dreadful Shadows, Scream Silence, Him and some Paradise Lost influences are also present. You can download their album "Baby no.666" from their labels page for free! Here it's the link: http://www.af-music.de/releases/veroffentlichungen-2006-2008/thora-babyno666/
29.04.2011 - elentari
Under the Heavy Metal influence, the rock band known as LANDSEMK was born in the middle of 2004. Recognized in their country together with the new talents, this group of boys obtained respect from the veterans, bringing with them an innovating and refreshing sound, which when fusioned with the experience of Eduardo Cárdenas and Ignacio Rondon, reached a professional level worthly of national bands like; Gillman, Resistencia, Arkangel, among others...
One year later, consolidated the group, thanks to the extraordinary control of LANDSEMK on the taste of the audience, they tried with international Heavy Metal sharing stage with bands like, Dios Salve la Reina (official QUEEN tribute), The Cash and Social Shit (Argentina), Paul Di'Anno (ex-singer of Iron Maiden), Letz Zep (English band tribute to the pioneers of world-wide hardrock Led Zeppelin), Live Wire (tribute band to AC/DC from USA), Vital Remains (usa), Krisiun (Brasil), Masacre (Colombia) and representing Venezuela next to HELLOWEEN (Germany) at the Poliedro de Caracas. Along its career LANDSEMK also has offered tribute to the legendary bands Iron Maiden and Manowar.
Actually LANDSEMK is one of the most important bands in the venezuelan Metal scene and it's growing up internationally.