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!
United Kingdom / Melodic Hard Rock / 2 comments
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.
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.
29.06.2015 - andreosokin
The new project featuring members of Eclipse Hunter, which has just released the first EP, with the second one to follow in a few months! Eclipse Hunter is featured on MS, so I really hope you guys will have it added here as well! Here's the link to SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/andreosokin/sets/infinity-inf2ep1
15.06.2014 - God Alone
Okay, they're not metal; but they surely were/are a huge influence for some industrial/post-metal bands like Godflesh or Neurosis.
I've seen a lot of (great) bands here that have nothing to do with metal at all (Current 93 for example), so... I thought that the almighty Swans could have a chance to be featured on MS. :)
19.06.2014 - Syk
C93 were reviewed by a staffer a long, long time ago. I'm quite confident they'd never be seen here but for that fact. Don't get swanhopes up ;)
22.06.2014 - Ilham
They really have nothing to do here despite being a great band that still produces great records.
19.02.2015 - Hank80AF
They have a very unique style in his music, very personal and quite complex.
17.06.2015 - Bardusk
Swans is a must here. And yes, they are more metal than most of metal bands.
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.
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.
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).
18.07.2015 - metaleaterr
Most important thing is the multi-talented vocalist extraordinaire Christian Alvestam is in this band and performs vocals, guitar, bass and programming. It is a new black/death metal project of Christian that started in 2014 in Skövde, Sweden. As stated by themselves, it is our take on the Nordic death- and black metal style of the mid-90s. A sound many times driven by melodic riffing, fierce vocals and folk music-ridden soundscapes. I guess you could say this is us - respectfully - paying tribute to that specific musical period of time and its progenitors.
22.07.2015 - metaleaterr
The band has been rocking the local metal scene for quite some time now. They released their debut album titled 'Hotbox' in July 2007. Check out the track 'Life's a bitch' from the album. Check it here:--
19.07.2015 - Zangesell
Kriogenum is a non-profit project. Everything they have achieved during last six years - the fruits of their own labor. The band was formed in 2008. The guys had been experimented with styles and sounds, until they has come to a certain symbiosis of progressive, industrial and modern trends of "metal". Over the years of existence of the band there were a lot of different performances, including concerts and festivals in the cities of Crimea: Yalta, Saki, Simferopol, Sevastopol, festivals in the cities of Ukraine: Kyiv, Zaporizhia, Kharkiv, participation in the international festival METAL HEAD MISSIONS. Perhaps the most striking achievement of the band was the participation in the International festival of alternative music METAL CROWD-2013 in the town of Rechitsa (Belarus). Kriogenum not only "lit" the audience, but also received high praise from headliners of the festival, such "monsters" of the world metal scene as Sybreed (Switzerland). Kriogenum among many other underground bands demonstrate the European-level of skills and mastery. The compositions of the band contains liveliness, complexity and mad energy.
17.07.2015 - RottingDeathHead
Axolotl is the Mexican Walking Fish, but ironically it isn't a fish at all but it is in fact an amphibian. So these guys have been pumping out some really good Melodic Death Metal since 2007 and they have produced numerous albums in that time.
17.07.2015 - diamondblack
Created by Antonio Pantano, "Arcandia" is a Symphonic Metal Project with Folk and Celtic Elements, influenced by Epic and Fantasy Movies.
The project also, contains an original story named "Chronicles of the Nordic Warriors" and a full detailed color map of the NorthWest of Arcandia. The complete novel is available in the pdf booklet and performed on the album by BBC UK Voiceover Peter Baker.
11.07.2015 - Kais
These newcomers are set to tour with major Progressive outfit Riverside this September.
They provide a new take on the progressive, more oldschool, sound of metal.
Definitely a worthwhile band!
11.07.2015 - diamondblack
The Redhead Project was created in 2013 to showcase the songwriting skills of Matt Redhead, and as a means of rediscovering his roots and passion for heavy metal. Enlisting the assistance of friends and strangers to help, the debut album "The Ringmistress" was released late 2013, receiving 7/10 from The Metal Observer website.
09.07.2015 - diamondblack
Prog Metal band from New Maxico , US
Complete album available for audition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVfilZ9J8Ek
07.07.2015 - VitorCampina
From Algarve based Portuguese Thrash/Death Metallers Murk are certainly very theater and visually being all covered up in murky gray paint. Recent "Tyrants of Decay" EP with a few splices of death metal and some acoustic nuances is somewhat interesting. The striking resemblance of vocalist Nuno Faria's voice to Testament's Chuck Billy vocal register of the "Demonic" era. A decent band which first video clip is ready coming up on October.
06.07.2015 - diamondblack
Chronostasis was formed in the fall of 2013. The infancy of Chronostasis was just a mere collaborative idea Josh and Jeff were pondering in the winter months of 2013. After reading much articles from Stephen Hawking, Neil Degrasse Tyson, and Albert Einstein, along with undergoing rigorous musical training, Josh and Jeff decided to try and emulate the phenomena of time, nature and the cosmos through the artistic medium of music. The idea was pitched to Pat Harris in September of 2013, and the rest is history.
06.07.2015 - diamondblack
The birth of the album: Signs Revealed of the band Mindcrafter began to take shape in 2008 when Phelipe Henriques (vocalist and guitarist) invited former members Pedro Mattos (guitar) and Mariano Belem (bass) Vinicius Moniz (vocals) and Gustavo Rodrigues (drums) for the initial formation of the band . The Night Wizard, Avatar and Black Crowned Heart (villain): In this first stage 5 theme songs that revolve around three characters were developed. The story is inspired by the supernatural relationship of humans with their characters and the saga of Avatar in his journey into the unknown.
After the departure of these members , Phelipe Henriques concludes the story with 5 more songs , some of these tracks still in collaboration with Mariano Belem and Schneider Souza. In order to innovate the album brings a sound with non-traditional harmonies and some dissonant moments, brazilian rhythms and alternating bars traditionally linked to Prog Metal , plus a dynamic vocal. The album was recorded between May 2012 and December 2014 in the studio HR , Rio de Janeiro. Mixed and mastered by Daniel Escobar.
05.07.2015 - diamondblack
Last Joker was formed by Miguel Mega, Portuguese guitar player, in the late eighties in Santos, São Paulo, Brazil.
In 1990 Last Joker recorded their first demo tape with the songs " Without You " , " Last Joker " , " Hold on Tight " and " Every Night " and started a career playing for eager crowds in the São Paulo state.
Because of their musicality , stage presence and sold out concerts they got the attention of Metal Rock Records and recorded their first LP simply called " Last Joker " and toured Brazil supporting bands such as Sepultura, Angra, Dr. Sin, RDP among others. In the middle nineties the band broke up and Miguel Mega moved to LA and started a solo career and released around 10 instrumental solo cds and appeared on several compilations alongside Greg Howe (Howe II, Michael jackson, Maragold), Kiko Loureiro (Angra, Megadeth) among others .
In 2014 Miguel Mega moved to the UK and regrouped Last Joker with singer Roddy B. (Avenger, Abbadon), guitarist Yves Martin, bassist Al Pringle and drummer Adam Proud and have just recorded their new cd release for Into the Limelight Records, Last Joker - Ulterior Motives and have released the video clip for the single " Kissed by the Lake".
When the A&R scouts of Into The LimeLight Records listened to the new material it was clear that this was something different. Refreshing, fantastic rock songs, catchy and with a quality you may expect of these very experienced musicians. Reason to offer a contract straight away.
05.07.2015 - diamondblack
Ultimatum is a Prog Power Metal band from Finland, Formed back in 2001, debut album New Dawn released 2004, 2nd album released in 2008. 3rd album Vis Vires Infinitus set to release in June 2015
05.07.2015 - diamondblack
Tanagra are a heavy/power metal band from Portland, Oregon.
Since the early stages of their formation in June 2010, Tanagra have been striving to forge their own distinctive brand of melodic, high-energy metal!
Here, you will find no growling vocals or gloom-and-doom lyrics. You will hear no one-dimensional drop-tuned guitar boredom. Tanagra aim for versatile song structures and diverse lyrical themes. Their inspirations range from symphonic power metal and thrash to progressive rock and classic video game music. Over time, the songs have become more complex and the Tanagra sound has continued to solidify.