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 ...
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!
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?
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.
04.10.2014 - AlenaYashkina
POKERFACE is thrash metal band with brutal female vocal from Russia, Moscow. It's founded in 2009 by Dietrich (guitar) and Doctor (drum). In 2013-2014 band performed as a support with Sodom, Onkel Tom Angelripper and KNORKATOR. The first release is EP "Terror is the Law"
Official web-site: http://pokerfacegroup.com
Last fm: http://www.lastfm.ru/music/Pokerface
03.10.2014 - diamondblack
The band was established by the lead guitarist Libor Kukula, whose aim was to perform contemporary metal music, which would be based on rough guitar riffs, strong melodies and overall colourfulness. Initially, the idea was to present purely guitar music, but gradually, the tracks were developed and keyboards parts were added.
03.10.2014 - diamondblack
What do a german icehockey team and a swiss rockband have in common? Much more than one might think. It's the wild image for example. The tough pace. The enjoyment.
This has just has been the case with MAXXWELL and EHC Freiburg. Already „equipped" with some success, the band now has written the official stadium-anthem for the ambitious club from southern Germany.
The song is called „Slapshot" and can be found on the EP of the same name, which will be released in the middle of October 2012. The song fits perfectly for hockeysports. It's rocking hard, direct, straightforward and regardless of losses. The song is a declaration of love for icehockey and is reflecting the friendly relationship between the five musicians and the club.
On „Slapshot" there are also three other brandnew songs by MAXXWELL that will give you a taste of the bands third album that will be released in 2013. Since four songs isn't that much of an album, the band also put three livesongs on their new disc that are already known as MAXXWELL-classics. Value for money - just as always in the case of MAXXWELL.
PS. We also recommend the videoclip. It was shot together with the EHC Freiburg. So you just can't say that MAXXWELL is not skating on thin ice…
02.10.2014 - diamondblack
Infinity's Call is a 4 piece hardrock band from Ulm, Germany consisting of members already having good names in the rock szene.
In 2004 the band dropped the first CD „Light in the Dark" on the market, which generated quite a buzz and good sales figures for a self release. The next years the band toured and also saw some line up changes.
Now Infinity's Call is complete again and recorded a new album entitled „Unconditional"
Melodic yet heavy, diverse although consistend sounding.
You'll find groovy mid-tempo hard rock songs and fast melodic metal songs side by side on this album.
Always with the extra amount of musicality and creativity which makes for good rock music. In the spirit of the eighties yet alive and fresh sounding - crowned by hooky choruses and majestic harmonies.
A timeless hard rock album which revives the spirit of an era.
01.10.2014 - Ekim Reklaw
REKLAW should be added to this website because, the band has created 14 albums (EP's and Full Length combined) spanning from amateurish garage recordings to "high quality" black metal. Also, the band has also been posted on metal-archives.com, so it only makes sense for metalstorm to do. The band also just recently signed to a record label, so it is not just some small unknown independent artist.
01.10.2014 - João Pirucas
John Paul Jones, former bass and keyboard player of Led Zeppelin. He released two solo albums that are pretty heavy. Not only for fans of Led Zeppelin, but for those who like interesting Rock music.
30.09.2014 - diamondblack
Shaft of Steel are a melodic metal band influenced by acts such as Iron Maiden, Dream Theater, Rush, Queensrÿche, Edguy, Whitesnake, Gamma Ray and Blind Guardian. We combine these influences with our love of classic and contemporary AOR to create something that we believe is truly unique.
We have just finished working on our debut EP with the legend that is Dennis Ward (of Pink Cream 69/Unisonic/Place Vendome fame), which also comes with artwork by Felipe Machado Franco, designer for the likes of Blind Guardian, Iced Earth and Rhapsody of Fire.
30.09.2014 - diamondblack
Female fronted Symphonic Metal band.
Lyria is a Brazilian Symphonic Alternative Metal band. It was idealized and founded by the singer and songwriter Aline Happ in 2012.
The name Lyria was inspired by the Greek Mythology and the lyre that was an important musical instrument for the Greeks. It is also related to the flower lily and to the word lyrics.
In the end of 2012, Lyria presented its first song called Reflection inspired by the Narcissus Myth. The song was really well received especially in Europe and in The United States. In 2013, Eliezer Andre (drums) and Thiago Zig (bass) joined Lyria as official members.
In 2014, the band decided to take a break from concerts and focused on its first album that was produced through a successful crowdfunding campaign where fans from different parts of the world got really engaged with the cause.
Mixing different kinds of Heavy Metal like Symphonic, Thrash, Industrial and the Traditional Heavy Metal combined to the mezzo soprano's voice of Aline, Lyria presents a very unique, modern, deep and strong sound.
30.09.2014 - diamondblack
Born in 2006 as a Gamma Ray tribute band they started composing their own song in late 2009.
After some line-up changes they found the right recipe for their first release: the EP called "TerminUs" (june 6th 2012) available on cd and digital download.
They also feature in the "HelloRay - A tribute to Helloween & Gamma Ray" album by Epicus Records (2012) with their "Land Of The Free" cover.
The story goes on with Andrea Serafini on vocals and with the release of the next full length album "Beyond", to be released in 2014.
29.09.2014 - Reaper_Redeamer
This is about quality post from Thessaloniki, Greece. Their unique sound, focusing on building riffs over song's length, adding many elements (melancholic/atmospheric approach, warm rhythmic, even groovy/melodic riffs) and different instruments like cello and violin makes 'em an uprising band.
29.09.2014 - RodhaFlo
Hi, Rodha is an acclaimed german Sludge/HC/Doom act from Hamburg with a particular DIY-attitude. We played Gigs with Eyehategod, Kylesa, Kadavar, Kongh and many others over the last years. Our first full length 'Welter Through The Ashes' has just been released through Bandcamp and mail order.
Here's the video for the title track: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzofyDVyuU0
30.09.2014 - Boxcar Willy
I have this bands demo from way back. Great shit.
29.09.2014 - PlaystFreak
Popular Alternative Metal band from the south that has a growing fanbase after their 2014 debut album, Fear Itself. The band also does live covers of artist such as Metallica and Pantera.
27.09.2014 - Dark†SymphonY
Season of Ghosts is the project of ex Blood Stain Child vocalist Sophia. She describes the music as 'a combination of extreme metal and rock sounds, harsh electronics and powerful, compelling vocals, through the eerie spectrum of a sci-fi, horror movie'. The debut album 'The Human Paradox' will be relased 8th December 2014.
26.09.2014 - João Pirucas
New band formed by ex-members of Obscura, Christian Muenzner and Hannes Grossmann, Linus Klausenitzer (Obscura), Morean and Danny Tunker. The band has just started to record their debut album. The release can be expected in early 2015.