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!".
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!
Brazil / Hard Rock/Heavy Metal / 2 comments
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?
07.03.2010 - FrostFlame
The Canadian rock band was popular in the late 1970s through the 1980s. Triumph began building their reputation across North America as a live band, peaking in the early 1980s as an import before interest gradually declined. Today, the power trio continue to receive radio airplay on Classic Rock stations and are perhaps best remembered for their positive message songs and their vibrant energetic concerts, complete with extravagant pyrotechnical light shows. Their popularity was extremely strong in Texas, where they first received strong radio attention; but, they were stellar standouts at California's US Festival, and garnered a considerable fan base and radio attention by regularly touring the world, especially throughout North America and Europe. Like their fellow Canadians Rush and Saga.
04.01.2011 - Marcelb7
If Journey and Rush are on this site, so should Triumph. Rik Emmett is a guitar god!
22.01.2012 - malymich
this band definitely deserves place on this site!
15.09.2014 - Kitharistas87
I agree that this band deserves place on this site. It's one of the finest hard rock/progressive rock bands of Canada.
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.
06.10.2011 - forest
Alexey Arzamazov is the mastermind and only remaining original member of Shadow Host. He formed the band in Moscow, 1993.
Andrey Smirnov was forced to leave in 2007 due to the time he needed to spend with his main band Everlost.
After Victor Anger's departure in 2009, original vocalist Sergey Kayumov returned. According to Shadow Host's official site, bassist Vasiliy Rumyantsev is no longer in the band, and Sergey Kayumov is again playing the bass.
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).
21.04.2011 - RaquelSenra
AraPacis (Ara-Patches) is a female fronted metal band hailing from Montreal, Canada. Formed in 2003 by guitarist Jerry Fielden, their main goal was to re-create some of the orignal aspects of 1970's Hard Rock and Progressive Rock and fuse it together with early 21st Century Progressive, Doom & Gothic Metal to make an interesting metal hybrid. Their debut album ''So Many Leapers'' was released in April of 2006. and their second album ''Consequences Of Dreams'' was released on October 5, 2009. The band is now working on their 3rd album.
22.04.2011 - Jerryfie
AraPacis is more Classic/Prog Metal than Metalcore, AraPacis has shared the stage with The Agonist, Raven and Anvil, amongst other bands.
14.12.2013 - Syk
Not metalcore... somethin' else. Appeared with the closing track on this femme-metal (voices) compilation http://www.metalstorm.net/bands/album.php?album_id=32808 Third album 'Netherworld' released end of 2011 on Ravenheart Music, and 'Déjà-Vu' EP self-released at end of March, this year (now available for free DL from the band's site, along with about six other older songs) (it appears DV EP is 4 re-recordings of older songs - so you can hear So Many Leapers' title-track twice, and find the advances they've made over 7 years)
19.03.2015 - LAZBriganti
Honoured true metalfan! The world is at war. False metal is invading us and we have to unite to withstand the attacks from false music. King Gloryman have sent us, his greatest warriors to defend the world. We will teach you the ethics of Riverland the kingdom of glory. All hail Swärdh, the Kings of all metal!
19.03.2015 - LAZBriganti
INDUCTION is a metal project founded in the Czech Republic in early 2014 by a guitarist/songwriter Martin Beck.
Music genre of INDUCTION can be described as Melodic/Symphonic Power metal with influence of classical music which makes an epic atmosphere.
Martin Beck and the guests have been working on the first instrumental single "Far Beyond the Horizon".
The artwork for the "Far Beyond the Horizon" single will be out in near future. Designed by Stan W Decker.
The single will be recorded at the Grapow´s Studio by the producer/guitarist Roland Grapow (Masterplan, ex-Helloween) at the end of November 2014 and also at the "ICMP" studio in London, UK.
The release of the single will be in February 2015
After releasing the CD, Martin Beck will move to London, UK to continue working on his project INDUCTION.
INDUCTION co-operates with:
- Roland Grapow - guitarist, producer, sound engineer (Masterplan, ex-Helloween)
- Stan W Decker - graphic designer (Tarja, Blackmoore's Night, Michael Kiske, Timmo Tolkki's Avalon)
- Peter Crowley - orchestral composer
- Mira Slama - bassist (Savage Messiah)
17.03.2015 - Tony UTU
Until The Uprising is a french metal band rising as fast as they can. They have released their first full length album Twisted Reality in late october 2014 and it already got very good reviews on webzine such as itdjents, french metal and many others and released their new video clip in february 2015. They just completed also their first european tour in february 2015.
This is a band that deserved to be listed in this very good webzine
17.03.2015 - KevinRndi
One of the few Progressive Death Metal bands from Estonia. Combines academic philosophical thinking patterns with sci-fi and mythology literature to create original lyrical concepts. Musically has a very unique way of putting massive and aggressive riffs together with atmospheric soundscapes.
PAEAN was formed 2009. Released its first EP "Livium" 2011 and now 03.04.15 releases highly anticipated debut LP "Scorn of Eternity". Also is performing at Hard Rock Laager 2015 in Estonia. Last year played at Kilkim Žaibu 2014.
16.03.2015 - Koen Smits
Gorephilia is a Finnish death metal band with 2 demo's, one EP and one hell of a full length.
Their LP Embodiment Of Death came out in 2012 via Dark Descent Records.
Be sure to check it out. Their also working on new material for a 2015 release.
15.03.2015 - diamondblack
Beautiful but brutal. Chaotic but calculated. It's the balance between these seemingly opposing foils that Toronto's Ascendia so perfectly strikes with their beastly brand of symphonic metal. Their mammoth sound spans the Atlantic, uniting elements of North American metal with a foundation rooted in the symphonic tradition of European metal, and is poised to appeal to even the most discerning genre purists.
The five-piece - currently comprised of vocalist Nick Sakal, guitarist/vocalist John Lov, drummer Billy Lov, bassist John Abanador, and keyboardist Maestro - has been amassing serious attention and accolades from Canada's heavy music community over the past couple of years. They earned a slot on the bill for the Toronto stop of the 2013 Rockstar Mayhem Festival alongside heavyweight headliners like Mastodon, Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, and Five Finger Death Punch. They've been tapped to support the likes of Into Eternity and Single Bullet Theory, and now, they're set to capitalize on the buzz with their first studio album, expected later in 2014.
15.03.2015 - ElCazador
This band has a nice album called "Darkness To Fall". It's their first album. I wanted to check out their profile but I realized that they don't have a profile here. I like them so I believe there must be someone that likes them too. This album has some one-of-a-kind songs like Nowhere, Deep. It would be awesome if it was featured here, on Metal Storm.
13.03.2015 - diamondblack
In October of 2012, Storm the Sun began their career in Strongsville, Ohio recording their first EP, So Long, The Deep End Awaits. Tony Gammalo (of Chimaira, Straight Line Stitch, Misery Signals, and Walls of Jericho fame) engineered the album which blends the melody of modern hard rock with the intensity and drive of heavy metal favorites. With an expected release in early summer of 2013, So Long, The Deep End Awaits is a sucker punch to the unsuspecting North Texas music scene and proves that Storm the Sun is an act that not only comes out swinging, but will continue to fight for the revival of a dying genre.
12.03.2015 - diamondblack
Born on the storm-battered industrial-wasteland of Lake Erie's shores, Cleveland metal titans Deadiron find themselves on the precipice of change. Since their inception in 2010, the five-piece endured struggles that would have broken many. Dire economic conditions, line-up changes, and a political climate rife with tension have torn apart many a band, but those elements only forged members Alexander Van Ness, Tyler Harvey, J Bennett, Thomas Walling, and Kenny Streza into a unit bound and determined for musical domination. Those caustic ingredients, married with the varied music influences and shared discipline of the quintet, have given birth to Deadiron's signature sound: a thunderous blend of hope and ferocity as melodic as it is pummeling. Charging down a path the likes of which only they can tread, Deadiron stands poised to lay siege to the music scene wherever their banner will sail.
12.03.2015 - diamondblack
The project Adamas was born in April 2007 from an idea by L. Castellani (vocals) and his brother Eugenio Castellani (drums) . The sound of the beginning is rough and heavily influenced by thrash metal of the early years. In 2008 the band wrote two songs: "Revenge best served cold" and "Baghdad, singin 'in the raid" with which launches the debut EP "Exarco". The band began playing live at festivals (with friends Firbholg, Steel Crow and Honos ) and metal festivals as Metallattivo (CZ) with Uranium 235 and Dishuman.
At the end of 2008 Adamas agree to cooperate with Nomadism Records to release the box set "The Dark Tower", which contains songs Exarco and the video for "Baghdad singin 'in the raid." The songs were then transmitted December 5, 2008 during the show "Italian Invasion Asylum" hosted by DJ Sicko on Wild Life Radio (Flordia - USA). In the same year two songs of the band (Baghdad singin 'in the raid and Revenge best served cold) were chosen by the wrestlers www.pro-wrestling-thefighters.de (Germany) as a music input.
In 2009, Adamas come in BPA Studios registrar for seven new songs that will make up the first full length "Its All Evil" (mixing and mastering of Andy LaRouque - Death, King Diamond), published in 2010.
At the beginning of 2012 Mr.Ice, Burellovki, and Ughiolu Spellbounder left the band. In their place come Alessandro Manini on bass and Federico Fondacci on guitar . The new training revisits the classic pieces by adopting a more direct approach to music.
The promotion of the album saw the Adamas on tour in Ireland and the United Kingdom with Cancerous Womb (2011) and in Greece with Hybridoma (2012). In 2013, Adamas and SG Records have signed an initial agreement to publish digitally "Its All Evil", in anticipation of publishing a new full length in 2014.
The band began writing the new album at the end of 2013. In the course of 2014 continues writing new songs and get major trade agreements of endorsment with Gold Music (BC Rich, Hughes & Kettner, Rotosound), Artbeat Drum Sticks and YourCable. In the summer of 2014 started to record the album at the DPF Studios Mauro "Ulag" Mancinelli. In September start filming for the video of the first single, directed by Lorenz Cuno Klopfenstein. The new album "Heavy thougths" is a meeting point between the sound of the 80's, that has marked the group until the first disc, and sounds more modern.
12.03.2015 - kezzapgurbuz
If the person reading this is riding with the SJWs, before banning Viranesir for being politically incorrect please refer to our interview here: http://www.deathmetal.org/interview/interview-with-viranesir/
Viranesir is not a metal band per-se or metal is not the band per-se, but 3 out of their 5 albums are metal including the last two. Its a pretty cool band, I just want it here because I am in this band and your site makes me sell a lot more than I do otherwise.
Metal 1: https://viranesir.bandcamp.com/album/fountain-of-uncertainty
Metal 2: https://viranesir.bandcamp.com/album/raping-lesbians-for-freedom
Metal 3: https://viranesir.bandcamp.com/album/suffering-fear-lucifer
11.03.2015 - diamondblack
Old Cannibal was founded in 2011 and are available for rousing Metal, which is fun. And here is the cannibalistic quartet any means. Only one-sided musical extremes are a foreign word. With an oversized portion of energy enrich catchy melodies and clean vocals Melodic Metal Old Cannibal. Here, the four rockers but not lose in crossovers or progressive ecstasies. Instead, they generate a native sound with melodic progressions that make you want more and inspire with great variety. Band founder Martin contributes as an experienced guitarist, reef and melodies magician, Thorsten on bass brings his play and joy of life every roar to a whisper, and drummer Ben drives the band with his punch and push forward. Frontman Timm completes the quartet with powerful vocals and varied texts. Whether melancholy, gloom or just pure energy - the four different characters together to create a personal musical treat.
10.03.2015 - Progpostman
This is quality stuff from start to finish. Especially the second track called "I, On the Inside" is an instant anthem that will be headbanged and \M/d many times over. 3rd and 4th tracks are also great. The album overall is well done. I strongly recommend it for anyone who like power, melodic death and metalcore.
10.03.2015 - ja-vi
Lord of Pagathorn released its debut album Nekros Philia in 2014 (and it was hands down the best black metal album of the year), even though the band was formed already in 1992. The band consists of established musicians such as Hellwind (known from other bands like The Crescent, Desolate Shrine, Sacrilegious Impalement and Urn) and Corpselord (Maple Cross, Sear). Simply put, it is another high-quality black metal band from Finland, and definitely should be on Metal Storm.
09.03.2015 - Nimlot
Because Jethro Tull, King Crimson and Uriah Heep are on Metal Storm. The choice of 'invisible' prog rock on Metal Storm seems arbitrary enough to allow for Gentle Giant's inclusion.
10.03.2015 - LeKiwi
Not to mention the influence of their music. But, chances are they won't be added.
09.03.2015 - yoshinatsu
Very promising, upcoming heavy metal band from Athens, Greece.
They've performed live as a support act for bands such as Grim Reaper, Holocaust, Medieval Steel, and Q5.
For further info on their lineup and discography, visit http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Erase/3540336983
08.03.2015 - CyberSymphony
Malmonde are a French metal band that mix cyber/electronic music samples with elements of djent, gothic, thrash and death metal. The band has 2 albums, 'Malmonde' (2003) and 'Eva' (2005).