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 ...
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?
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!
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.
09.10.2011 - DrkkWntr
It's a band from Cyprus, a country that doesn't have such a big metal scene and the black metal scene is almost nothing. This makes the band's work more original and that they really care about metal and release material that express what they are and what they feel.
09.08.2014 - Therkal
It's an upcoming band from the Netherlands. They played at Metaldays 2014 in Slovenia recently, where they had a very successful show. They are currently working on some new material and making sure they play live as often as they can, and everywhere they can.
08.08.2014 - b0sse
It should be on Metal Storm because it is simply an amazing band.
They've released one EP back in 2010 and then a full album in 2013, and both are stunningly amazing works of melodeath.
12.08.2014 - julle
why not, a new band from sweden who play a Sabbathy hard rock. Of course is not extreme metal... but could be interesting for someone.
for more they have a bandcamp page too: http://altareth.bandcamp.com/
05.08.2014 - Lou Rambler
Magic Circle are a doom metal band from Massachusetts formed in 2011.
Last year they released their self-titled debut album. A really good job of doom and heavy metal that reminds the 70's (specially Black Sabbath) but sounds fresh at the same time.
Strongest points: Brendan Radigan vocals, very good compositions and cool rythm changes.
Song to listen to: "Scream Evil"
Sorry for my rustic English.
05.08.2014 - diamondblack
Formed in the last month of 2009, a conglomerate of near ideologies parenthesized together to deliver an exemplary sonic experience. Even with a diverse individual background, the resonance of musical repartee fundamentally drove them to a near utopian contribution to the idea that began as metalcore, but quickly metamorphosed and evolved to a progressive standpoint, while still being true to their roots.
The idea was not just bent upon a particular element of being as a state of deliverance of either heavy musical connotations, or thought-provoking lyrical content, but depended upon a multidimensional approach to project unto the listener a thought field which relied upon not only fundamental objectivity, but also, paradoxically , the least focused upon intricacies of life itself.
Traveled all across the nation, and loved dearly all across the board, from small town colleges, to big city arenas, their appeal has been universal. Their debut album, Clockwork Dilation, is expected to release in the Summer of 2013, followed by an all out nationwide tour, covering a plethora of events.
The main aim of the band was to always strike it big , and is evident by the near nonchalant , steadfast, and stoic naming of their own band, they aim and
are Colossal Figures.
02.08.2014 - diamondblack
Dimeless is a German Groove/Thrash metal band. Founded in 2005, Dimeless' main goals are energetic live-shows, as well as groove metal based brute and innovative songs.
Shortly after their forming a demo CD was published in 2006. This four track demo led to numerous gigs in and around northern Hesse. In 2007, Dimeless published their first EP named "The Pill To Swallow". Fans and critics were thrilled by the EP equally.
Metalhammer e.g. stated: "Music for the autobahn from 120mph onwards" and Uncle-Sally's: "This music has balls."
Resulting from this great response Dimeless started playing gigs all over Germany. Among others they have played in Berlin, Frankfurt, Bamberg, Erlangen and Iserlohn, including gigs with well known bands as Born From Pain, Tankard, Japanische Kampfhörspiele and Die Happy. In 2009 Dimeless participated in the well-respected band contest Emergenza.
Due to their fantastic results in the preliminary rounds, they made it into the finals playing in front of 1200 people in the fully packed out Batschkapp in Frankfurt. Finishing second in the middle Germany final was a great success and a result from sweat-inducing performances.
After a switch of guitarists in 2010, Dimeless started the recording of their first LP in 2011. The album, named "Taste Of The Upper Class" is going to be published in spring of 2012.
01.08.2014 - diamondblack
Lark Puden was formed in Rosario, Argentina, in 2010 as a project by Nicolás Farante. Its aim was, and still is, to tell stories bringing them to life through music; making use of opera singing and power metal with symphonic musical arrangements.
At the beginning of 2010 Nicolás started writing the songs, basing on ideas he had in mind and inspired in books and stories he had read and seen throughout his life.
In June 2010, having almost all the songs written, the search for musicians began. The beginnings of the band werent that good since the recording began with two musicians who, for personal reasons, had to stand aside from the project. And the search carried on...
It was then that Nicolás got the help of Pedro, musician, bassist and singer. Through him, Nahuel joined in the band, giving life to Lark Puden.
Only the leading voice was missing.
Nicolás listened to the wonderful voice of Melani Hess, offering her to be part of the band in order to start recording, and with her the band was complete.
From then on, the recording of the first album set in motion.
The meaning of the bands name is still a mystery, only the band members know what it means. Apparently, the answer to this unknown will remain within Lark Pudens members.
29.07.2014 - Bleak Flesh
Songwriting skills, excellent reviews on both works (Ep - Album), great sound production, great artwork and audiovisuals, everything self-released and self-produced.
http://bleakflesh.bandcamp.com/ Check yourselves!
"Transcendence" Official Teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGtpEN1UDxca
"The Quantum of Light" Playthrough Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URaw7G4E8T8
"Voyager" Lyric video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjUOqDEz7Z0
Bleak Flesh on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bleak.flesh
Just a few reviews:
29.07.2014 - euronymous
Give a chance to this band. Sure you will like it, more or less, the sure is that someone who don't like sound like this have big chances to like this band.
29.07.2014 - bjarm
Debut album "Imminence" released in 2014 - http://bjarm.bandcamp.com/album/imminence
Demo - https://myspace.com/bjarm/music/songs
New video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EezjLT1uuFw
Best regards, Bjarm
28.07.2014 - diamondblack
Dying Blynd is a female fronted, progressive metal band from Colorado Springs, Colorado. Compared by fans to a collision between Lacuna Coil and System of a Down, Dying Blynd combines technical metal proficiency, soul catching hooks, and vocals ranging from soaring melodies to face scorching growls. We believe music travels beyond physical experience and is an endeavor into the spiritual, so as a result, we are constantly pushing ourselves toward creative excellence. Lyrically, Dying Blynd is emotionally driven, raw, and seeks to spread the message of truth and love.
28.07.2014 - darkub
Iymrya Music style is mixture Of Dark Ambient,neoclassical & Orchestral instruments,Iymrya Music is something that even fans of black metal,funeral doom and Neoclassical feel so close with it.I think this should be in metal storm as "Elend" and "Other dark ambient bands" because it's unique !
27.07.2014 - -Morbid-
Formerly known as Regurgitation with one full-length and an EP under that name, they later became Necrotic Disgorgement and have 2 releases under this name. Last year's "Documentaries of Dementia" seemed to go under the radar amongst many fans despite very positive reviews and many of the reviewers tipping it as the best brutal death metal album of 2013.
27.07.2014 - -Morbid-
Been around for a while, 3 full-lengths so far with another one on the way. Earlier stuff was a bit more straightforward brutal death metal, but with "Mankind Carries the Seeds of Hell" they changed gears a bit, upping the technicality and shifting away from the gore lyrics and such to make an album that would fit more alongside bands like Hour of Penance than the gore-soaked hordes their earlier albums got lost in.
26.07.2014 - LaVentura
FAN REVIEW from Bryce Podgorsek (USA)
I encourage anyone that is into rock or melodic metal to check out the band La-Ventura official bandpage; their music is amazing! The power behind the vocals parallels that of lacuna coil and/or Evanescence, especially on their new album W...hite Crow . Some of my favorite tracks are "Song for an Idiot", "Falling Down", and "Time and Time Again", but every song on their sophomore release is amazing! It's an album I can listen to from start to finish without skipping a song. Sadly, it doesn't seem as though they're receiving the recognition they rightfully deserve. They have the ability to be far more popular. Check out this song from their CD; trust me, it's worth your time! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjTQIlWBJ0E