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.
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.
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.
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)
23.06.2015 - diamondblack
The band's monster grooves harken back to the heavier sound of late-eighties/early-nineties bands like Babylon A.D. and Lynch Mob, combined with the grittiness of current hard rock groups like Velvet Revolver.
Formed at the end of 2007 by Babylon A.D. founding member/guitarist Ron Freschi and vocalist Jeffrey Winslow, and now featuring the powerhouse rhythm section of Babylon A.D. drummer Jamey Pacheco and bassist Rich Talley, Syrym is a throwback to a time when bone-crushing riffs and huge melodic hooks ruled the day.
Growing up in Hayward, California, Freschi's jazz guitar training soon gave way to the influence of guitar heroes such as Michael Schenker, Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, Dave Meniketti, Neil Schon, Warren DiMartini, Nuno Bettencourt, and George Lynch. Freschi was recruited by the Persuaders, who went on to release local rock radio hits such as "I'm No Good For You" and "Don't Ask Questions." The Persuaders eventually caught the ear of Arista Records president Clive Davis, who made them one of the label's few hard rock acts, and the band proceeded to change their name to Babylon A.D. Their self-titled debut album, released in 1989, featured several MTV and Headbanger's Ball hits, including "Bang Go The Bells," "Hammer Swings Down," and "The Kid Goes Wild," which was featured in the film Robocop 2. The band's sophomore effort, Nothing Sacred, was released in 1992. They went on to release several more albums on Perris Records.
22.06.2015 - Baribal
Very special Metal band from Windhoek, Namibia. They mixed Heavy Metal and Power Metal with elements from Gothic Metal and Folk Metal. The band recorded three albums: "Fallen From Grace", "This Burning Darkness" and "Your Fatal Embrace".
22.06.2015 - slaynsoldat
The Fateful Hour is a melodic doom / death band from Massachusetts, USA. They have been recognized throughout the world as an up and coming doom metal band.
Interview with Soundscape Magazine: http://www.soundscapemagazine.com/thefatefulhourinterview/
Interview with Michael at Doom-Metal.com: http://www.doom-metal.com/interviews.php?entry=1146
Album review at Doomantia: http://www.doommantia.com/2015/02/the-fateful-hour-everlasting-silence.html
Album review at Ride with the Devil: http://ridewiththedevil.blogspot.com/2014/11/to-listen-quietly.html
Album review at Granite Coast Entertainment: http://granitecoastentertainment.com/index.php/metal-and-rock/cd-reviews/item/58-the-fateful-hour-bringing-noise-with-an-everlasting-silence
Album review at Autothrall: http://autothrall.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-fateful-hour-everlasting-silence.html
22.06.2015 - diamondblack
Aeon Rising Coming from the San Fernando Valley in 2010
Aeon Rising consists of 3 members Gil Gutierrez, Tim Hernandez and Eli who are ready for the world to hear a different type of sound with Heavy music and Melodic Vocals.
21.06.2015 - diamondblack
Downfall is a Danish power metal band.
We like mixing things up a bit here and there, hence the term ''Crossover power metal''
Downfall started as a simple solo project, where the idea was to write a bunch og songs, record them and see where things went,
And 2½ years, a debut album, a lot of studio time, work, and frustation later Downfall was born.
21.06.2015 - diamondblack
The concept of To The Beginning is not simply a journey into outer space, in search for ourselves or for a new hope, it's also a condemnation of human cruelty at war.
The thrilling but also tragic adventure of Ian, a family man who undertake to leave our planet in searching of a new world, highlights our philosophy for which THE END does not exist, FROM what we seem like oblivion we can follow a new path. You can find lyrics for each track to live this story beside Ian.
20.06.2015 - diamondblack
The band was born in August 2005, playing since the beginning a dark modern Heavy Metal, raw and noble at the same time.
In October 2005 it took over the name "Red Warlock", and started working on the first demo cd "Rising From Hell" and playing live.
In September 2009 the band finished the recording sessions of a new Promo CD titled "Sabrewolf", and the first full-length album "Serve Your Master" was released December 6th, 2010 by My Graveyard Productions.
In April 2012, the band toured the U.S.: 9 shows through Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and Florida.
In September 2012, Red Warlock changed name into Negacy ('nɛgəsi).
During all these years of growth, which has led it towards various different musical directions, it felt the need for a new monicker, suitable for the dark modern nature of the band.
Since a while it's dealing with topics as cultural decadence and human condition decay, seeing, behind it all, a well thought machinery.
The result was to create "Negacy", a fusion of the words "Negation" and "Legacy".
This change is for sure the symbol of a fresh start for the band, which is setting up for working like never before, to gather as much as possible from its past and future.
A new beginning, taking over and carrying on Red Warlock's aim throughout the years, with even more awareness.
The latest album, titled "Negacy", completely self-produced, clearly demonstrates what stated before.
20.06.2015 - RottingDeathHead
These guys relatively new to the death metal scene since they have only been around since 2006. But since they have released two EP's and three Split albums. But back in 2014 they released their first full length album entitled "Imago".
19.06.2015 - maglor
THORNS OF SIN is a powerful, world-class melodic blend of Heavy metal and Blackened Thrash Metal rising from Los Angeles California. It is the brainchild of one the genre's most prolific upcoming instrumentalists/songwriters in LA; Sergio Varela. THORNS OF SIN's music is created by a meticulous combination of intelligently structured and guitar driven songwriting, clean production, and an array of vocal arrangements with catchy chorus lines that stick in your head after only one listen.
19.06.2015 - diamondblack
Deadly Circus Fire is a four-piece English progressive metal band from London, United Kingdom. Formed in early 2009, the group's line-up includes guitarist Save Addario, drummer Paul Igoe, vocalist Adam Grant and bassist Mike Enort.
18.06.2015 - Milan
Heaving Earth are a death metal band from Czech Republic who released their second full length album, Denouncing the Holy Throne, this year. Put some Immolation, Morbid Angel and Dead Congregation in a pot and add a pinch of Ulcerate and you end up with one of the best death metal releases of the year so far. Bandcamp: http://heavingearth.bandcamp.com/
18.06.2015 - diamondblack
Edenwar is a Swiss-Spanish-Mexican Female Fronted Symphonic Metal band founded by Anna Fiori (Mexico) and Nicolás Dobernack (Spain) in 2014.
The essence of Edenwar, reflected as a paradox between innocence and destruction is present throughout the entire album, mixing epic and immersive atmospheres with the most powerful symphonic metal, complex orchestrations and choirs that will arouse the strictest listeners.
16.06.2015 - Sentenced Odiin
Great Hungarian band with killer riffs in style of Sludge/Doom/Southern/Stoner. Heavy influences from Black Sabbath, Down, Pantera, Crowbar, Eyehategod. Won Hungarian music award for debut album recently.
20.06.2015 - Void Summoner
A fairly new band with an original approach and growing number of releases garnering interest from many countries. Abyss worshipping grindcore.
Have released a demo "Hideous Black Abyss", and splits with local bands Sabbatic Goat and Spiteful Urinator.
Here is the video for Strike With Chaos, released last year:
16.06.2015 - diamondblack
InGlorian is a mexican power metal band created in 2009. We try to find a Fussion of Power Metal, Progresive Metal, Latin Groves and Clear voices.