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.
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" .
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.
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.
04.10.2011 - Vindicator
Because it's one of the most exceptional synth/prog/metal bands in Baltic region. It strongly resembles music that of Riverside, Mechanical Poet + some great ambient spices.
USA / Avantgarde/Experimental Metal / 4 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
09.09.2016 - Ganondox
Not sure if strictly metal, more punk jazz, but they still belong here.
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.
07.12.2014 - Holyhell
Amazing musician producing music of the future. An artist and composer with such skills should definitely be on metalstorm, as people deserve to know about him and he deserves to be known to the people.
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...
20.09.2016 - JamieCoughlan
Partholón is based on a semi fictional character represented in Irish history & mythology. He is said to have spearheaded the second settlement of Ireland (Muintir Partholóin). He engaged in the first battle on Irish soil against the Fomorians, whom he defeated. His settlement is said to have embraced change and prospered for many years. He killed both his wifes dog & lover after tasting him on her lips. The settlement was eventually said to be decimated by plague inside a single week. No God, just life, and then, Death.
Sounds like a good enough reason to me.
17.09.2016 - loudman
In a time when most Metal bands are satisfied with copying other Metal bands, and when the "scene" has become more important that the music itself, Brooding Herd has set out to challenge and inspire the listener.
16.09.2016 - lemmykilmr
Despite their short career and cult status, Joy Division have exerted a wide-reaching influence. John Bush of AllMusic argues that Joy Division "became the first band in the post-punk movement by [...] emphasizing not anger and energy but mood and expression, pointing ahead to the rise of melancholy alternative music in the '80s. The band's dark and gloomy sound, which Martin Hannett described in 1979 as "dancing music with Gothic overtones", presaged the gothic rock genre. While the term "gothic" originally described a "doomy atmosphere" in music of the late 1970s, the term was soon applied to specific bands like Bauhaus that followed in the wake of Joy Division and Siouxsie and the Banshees.
Not metal, but still very influential to the gothic rock/metal genre.
20.09.2016 - Zaphod
I love Joy Division but they have no place on this website.
15.09.2016 - Thomas Vee
2011 founded Zombie Rodeo played straigt forward Rockish style music until 2016 when lead vocalist Tiina Parkkima left the band and Finlands 'old' Metal-Grandpa Thomas Vee joined the group. The new 5 track ep, to be released on 18.11.2016 (http://www.recordshopx.com/single/zombie_rodeo/cult_leader/) is in new direction, heavier,darker and of course new drummer Mikko Mustonen who also plays in Enthrope gives his 'heavy' command to the drums.
If you wish to receive an review copy of the ep, please throw me a pm..
- Thomas Vee -
14.09.2016 - Hex_Omega
Quicksand is an American post-hardcore band from New York City, founded in 1990. Their debut self-titled EP was followed by two major label albums, Slip and Manic Compression. Quicksand's sound has been compared to that of post-hardcore bands Fugazi and Helmet. The band supported their releases with extensive touring but fell short of the mainstream success anticipated by their labels. These factors and internal stress led them to separate first in 1995 and again in 1999 following a failed year-and-a-half reunion. In June 2012, Quicksand reunited for a special one-night performance and since has been playing additional live shows. The band has reportedly been working on new material.
13.09.2016 - Korpi
Awesome 90's second wave sound. Very active in the Detroit scene. Played with Vektor at this event http://www.metalstorm.net/events/event.php?event_id=79133 . Played with Sauron at multiple gigs the most recent 9/20/2016 at Hamtrack MI. Regularly play at Berserker Fest. Released 4 demos and an EP through their own distro "In Satan's Custody Records".
12.09.2016 - expired_utopia
Expired Utopia was born from a mutual love of power metal, and takes queues from Bands like Symphony X, Iced Earth and Control Denied. The tracking for this EP we just released was recorded with great care and many hours of dedication to the music. It is also self financed. Comprised of members from Dissolution, Endless Chaos and Eyam, Expired Utopia has a vast and unique style of Power Metal ranging from symphonic to progressive and everything else in between. From Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada this project is ambitious and will continue to create music.
12.09.2016 - hammerpunch
KREHATED is a swedish band formed in Stockholm, Sweden in 2011 with former members of Chaosbringer, Between The Silence and Vapenlicens.
KREHATED's debut album, 'The Venomous Mind' makes sure to deliver aggressive, heavy and groove oriented metal that would make anyone a hard time not to move their bodies to. Twelve fast paced songs with heavy riffing and rhythmic drum beats with lyrics that touches various sensitive subjects of the current world.
The album will contain a total of thirteen songs and be released through SixOneSix Music.
"The Venomous Mind" was recorded in the bands own studio "JV Studios" in Stockholm, Sweden and produced by the band themselves. The album was mixed and mastered by Christian Svedin (The Unguided, Vildhjarta, Imminence). The album artwork was created by local talented artist Tomas Lacke and various designs such as additional artwork and logos was made by portugese artist Gustavo Sazes and Henrik Englund (Scarpoint, Amaranthe). The album also includes a guest appearance by vocalist Richard Sjunnesson (The Unguided, former Sonic Syndicate) on the track "The Parasite".
KREHATED plays somewhat of a groove oriented metal that sees elements from bands such as Slipknot, Chimaira, Korn, Devildriver, Hatebreed and Lamb of God blend together for a heavy mixture of various metal sub genres.
11.09.2016 - gale_lega
Post-metal/sludge band from Zagreb, Croatia since 2012. Hesperian Death Horse is a narrator of psychedelic, nihilistic poetry of everyday stumbling from death to birth and between. Mrtav, Croatian for the word 'dead', is the first of a planned trilogy of releases, recorded in reverse order encompassing the human life cycle. Živ ('Alive' will see the light of day in 2017). HDH are on European Tour in October this year.
11.09.2016 - Risto
Psychework (officially formed in 2012 I guess) consists of established musicians from the Jyväskylä area, driving forces being Antony Parviainen and J-V Hintikka formerly of Machine Men. Their debut album The Dragon's Year is actually pretty good.
11.09.2016 - Tuonelan
Their 2015 EP -- Aphotic Veil -- has received a lot of positive reviews (see No Clean Singing and Metal Observer, for example). Another collaboration from Jari Lindholm of Enshine and Slumber.
19.09.2016 - Zaphod
I'm surprised they aren't even on MS yet considering the love for Jari Lindholm by many people here.
10.09.2016 - AtomicSchnitzel
B.V.D.K is a post-black / industrial black metal band from Nancy, France. The band is soon going to release its debut EP "Virgin Summer", and is currently recording its debut album.
EP recorded at La Main Noire studio, by Benjamin Marchal (Déluge).
10.09.2016 - Liligothspirit
Stoner / Sludge band from Hamburg, Germany, founded in 2014 by vocalist Mona Miluski. They released an EP in 2014, and their debut album "Scars & Crosses" on Svart Records in June 2016.
The band has played and toured in many european countries, and were tour support for bands like Ahab, Crowbar or Elder.