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!
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.
22.01.2010 - Yossarian
Seriously now. It is one of the best bands of this genre but not so famous as Korn, RATM and several others. They released 3 magnificent albums before breaking up in around 2003, though there is always a possible reunion depending on the market and fans
21.01.2010 - Mark Nagash
ZILLA is a Melodic Death Metal band like no other in Brazil. In this year they will release their Debut album Pragmatic Evolution which brings a real punch of Melodeth, Prog and Extreme Metal. Their MySpace will be updated for soon with new layout and updated songs. More about this band can be checked on their producer's MySpace http://www.myspace.com/broadbandprod. Thank You!
20.01.2010 - ArcticWolf
Great sound from this band, especially it's female-fronted band. She does some awesome clean/growling vocals in the same track. In addition, the other members are talented as well.
So give them a listen and see what you think.
19.01.2010 - Ashtray
Kandia are a female-fronted rock band from Portugal. They've been doing everything by themselves so they need all the promo and support they can get. They release their single "Reflections" today and it features JP Leppaluoto from Gothic band CHARON!
You should have them here on Metal Storm because they are fresh and have a tremendous sound!
19.01.2010 - FrostWind
Ye they have good sound, however not sure if they are fully metal. In addition, I will still give +1 to it.
14.10.2011 - Darklands
Seen them last night supporting Within Temptation in their show in Lisbon.
They are definitely Gothic Metal.
29.05.2014 - Dark Forever
They're Alternative Metal, something along the lines of modern days Lacuna Coil.
18.01.2010 - METALPAIN
This is my band,it's a thrash/Speed Metal band & I believe that if people support this band by watching & listening videos & songs there will be a fine area for all headbangers to feel metal from deep inside & I think this site is a good place for knowing METALPAIN.
16.01.2010 - diamondblack
Motivated to write and perform a style of music that is emotionally directed, regardless of its commercial accessibility or lack thereof. Creating an hard-hitting classic metal sound that highlights vocal harmonies and strong melodies.
14.01.2010 - Winterthrone
Because this band is one of the best french canadian Black Metal bands coming from Québec City and the band is about to release their first full lenght album titled: Flames And Blood. Also I think being on Metal Storm would help them getting known outside Quebec and Canada and would also be a first step in promoting the French Canadian Black Metal scene outside of our country!
12.01.2010 - Vortigern
I'm defitinely more a death-metal listener, but Malsain is one of the only black metal band I really like. The front-women has an extraordinary and impressive growls that make her one of the best female metal singer I'v ever heard. Also all the band succeed really well in making their "chlostrophobic feeling" as they call it themselves. They create a atmosphere of fear that you can also feel in the most scary horror movies and for that I'm sure that many black-metal fan would also appreciate very much. Up to date they have made one demo (Sote Drommer, 2004) and two albums (An EP: They Never Die, 2005 and a Studio-CD: The Disease, 2007). I hope that many people will vote for that amazing band, it really deserve it.
12.01.2010 - Bloodsong
I must agree that Malsain should be list in metalstorm. Even if they're not raw black metal.
13.01.2010 - Ankou
Malsain is an indisputable good band. Despite their relative fresh arrival on the metal scene, they've got a sound and they know how to use it. Indeed, they push forward codes defining metal with a deep dark-tragic-heroic atmosphere. The result: a gloomy-melodic 2nd album, called The Disease, of 10 songs combining catchy riffs, dirty sounds and an incredible claustrophobic feeling.
Black metal or not black metal…Is it really the question? The bottom line is that this Norwegian ensemble Malsain is giving us a real peace of art, darker than black…colder than ice. I strongly suggest checking this out; don't take the risk to miss that.
11.01.2010 - Ph0eNiX
Give it a listen. These guys are pretty damn good and the music should speak for itself. I will say give atleast a listen to a couple of songs.
It's brilliant stuff that comes out of the states, and being from the states we need more articulate new bands/music. This is a good show of that.
11.01.2010 - Syk
Again, interesting name and cover art. Looks like the bassist is in Hidden with Necrophagia's Killjoy. Yes please
13.01.2010 - soadbyob
Just now getting into them, they defentially beling here
10.01.2010 - Snbn
Vinnie Vincent Invasion was an American heavy metal/glam metal band formed in 1984 by former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent.
Initially forming the band in the mid-80's, Vincent recruited bassist Dana Strum, who had also served as a talent scout of sorts in L.A., recruiting band members for the likes of Ozzy Osbourne and Kiss (in fact, he had been the one responsible for securing Vincent's place in Kiss in the first place). Bobby Rock came on board as the drummer. With this nucleus of the band intact, the search was on for a lead vocalist. Initially, they were very impressed with an audition tape they had received of a male singer, whose vocal style was very reminiscent of Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant. Unfortunately, however, this auditionee had neglected to leave a name or any form of identification on the tape. In the meantime, as the band attempted to track down this "mystery singer," they temporarily hired former Journey singer Robert Fleischman, who had also previously played with Vinnie Vincent in the band Warrior and would later sing on some Vinnie Vincent solo music, to provide vocals on VVI's self-titled debut album. This first record included material primarily in the style very au-courant glam metal bands of the era.
Very shortly thereafter, the identity of the elusive "mystery singer" was revealed to be Mark Slaughter, when he finally successfully contacted the band. At this point, Fleischman promptly exited the band to make way for the new lead singer. During the Slaughter-Fleischman transition, a video was produced for the song "Boyz Are Gonna Rock" from their debut album, featuring Slaughter as the vocalist, while lipsyncing over Fleischman's vocal track. With Slaughter now on board, the band released their second album, All Systems Go in May 1988. This album featured one of the group's best-known hits, "Ashes to Ashes," as well as a song called "Love Kills," which appeared on the A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master soundtrack the same year.
Later in 1988, the band was released from their contract with Chrysalis Records. Having grown annoyed with what they perceived to be Vincent's domination of the project, Slaughter and Strum immediately left to form the band Slaughter, with whom they would have several hits. Bobby Rock has played as a touring drummer for Slaughter, but wasn't in the initial line-up; after VVI broke up, he briefly joined Nitro and later Nelson, then went on to play as a session musician with other bands.
Subsequent to the band's release from their Chrysalis contract and the resultant split of Slaughter and Strum to form Slaughter, Vincent reunited with original VVI vocalist Robert Fleischman and recorded the unreleased album "Pyro Messiah" (aka Guitars From Hell).
A tribute album entitled "KISS MY ANKH: A Tribute To Vinnie Vincent" was released by SplitScreen Entertainment on August 27th, 2008. The album consists of new recordings of songs from Vincent's careers with Kiss and the Vinnie Vincent Invasion. Featured artists include Steve Brown of Trixter, Troy Patrick Farrell of White Lion, T.J. Racer of Nitro, Sheldon Tarsha of Adler's Appetite, Chris Caffery of Savatage and Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Ryan Roxie from the Alice Cooper band and rock & roll comic C.C. Banana, who performs a parody of the Kiss song "Unholy" (rewritten as a roast of Danger Danger vocalist Ted Poley).
06.01.2010 - Norm
This chick is awesome. Her band is awesome. Brutal Constructor is the most intense and brutal album of 2004. Sick riffs, Insane Drumming. Anyone who likes Death, Morbid Angel, Nile, etc loves Merlin. Any posers who try to headbang to their music will get broken necks.
06.01.2010 - Sahalaita
BROADCAST THE NIGHTMARE has never claimed or sought to be the best of them. We have never aimed to duplicate any formula, follow any trend, or to look a certain way. Since we formed in 2003 our goal has remained simple: Strain the pride and clichès from our music, write the best songs we can, and be ourselves. Because of that, we have become the best at what WE do. No matter where you see us play, be it for dozens or hundreds, what you will see everytime is us, not an act, but us remaining true to ourselves.
04.01.2010 - Syk
Because CharleMAGNE is already on the site, I changed this suggestion to Sparzanza. They are listed here as a similar band to Mustasch, have a few albums already released, and in 2009 had their second out through Black Cult Records. Looks like last year they also recorded a cover of Billy Idol's Rebel Yell
02.01.2010 - Introspekrieg
While their music meanders through a multitude of styles, their blistering guitar solos are a trademark worthy of a place on Metal Storm. Fans of technical and progressive metal/rock should definitely check this band out!