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.
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.
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" .
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.
USA / Avantgarde/Experimental Metal / 3 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
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.
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.
08.03.2012 - likantropo
For those who do not know, you just need to say it's a Swedish band playing hard rock, hook filled riffs, eighties style. Do not invent anything new, but sound great. I remember the first Skid Row, most likely.
01.04.2014 - diamondblack
New Album out now, it's amazing!
23.04.2014 - Spacerunner
Can't believe this band is not on MS yet. "Renatus" is 10/10 from me. Perfect modern power metal.
06.06.2014 - gabrielsanctus
2007-2012 Hard Rock/ Heavy Metal
2014- Melodic Power Metal
31.12.2014 - elgin
Can´t believe!!! great mistake!! "renatus" are masterpiece !!! great great singer!!!
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...
13.07.2016 - diamondblack
Equinox was created in the autumn of 2007 when a drummer Željko Stanisavljević responded to an add by a guitarist Sava Jović, concerning the foundation of a serious band. The music was intended to be in the realm of progressive rock/metal genre. After some changes in line-up (guitarist, bassist and four keyboard players replaced in one year) guitarist Aleksandar Djordjić and bassist Danko Radulović joined Equinox. The band decided to give up on an unsuccessful search for a keyboard player and keep the four-member-line-up. In this stable setting, the band started to work on new songs and for the first time they considered going into a studio. In the spring of 2009, Equinox recorded a demo EP called "Leaving behind" containing four songs. The EP got some really great and positive reactions from media and people who had a chance to hear it. As a part of the promotion of "Leaving Behind", Equinox performed for the first time on November 21st, 2009, in Belgrade. Besides their own songs from the EP, they also played covers of "Pain of Salvation" and "Dream Theater".
13.07.2016 - diamondblack
Utopian Trap is a progressive metal band from San Francisco Bay Area. The band morphed from a project called Fiction, founded in 2005 by their guitarists Chandra and Vinod. In the early days they started writing songs and actively looking for band members. Hard hitting versatile drummer Jai came on board in 2007. Through various connections, Anand(vocals) and Sid(bass, backup vocals) were invited to join the band in late 2008 to start working on the debut album. The metal project Fiction had now become Utopian Trap. The band spent most of 2009 recording and producing the album Fiction Fades Into Reality. While rooted in traditional heavy metal, this album delves into technical, thrash and progressive territories. This complex debut CD is packed with heavy, technical and addictive riffs, explosive and intelligent rhythms, powerful vocals, and deep and thoughtful lyrics. The album has received rave reviews online and has been featured on metal podcasts and radio stations across the globe. Accomplished bassist/keyboardist Farhan joined Utopian Trap in December 2010. Since their debut CD release, the band has been gigging, writing new music. Multiple lineup changes delayed the writing/recording process, but the long awaited second studio album, The Human Price, is ready for a release on July 13th, 2016.
Band Camp: http://utopiantrap.bandcamp.com/
12.07.2016 - Fraggle_Frock
They're Metal, in a generic NWOBHM type way. They would give the obese walrus-like mammal creatures from 'That Metal Show' a hard-on. But besides that, not much about them is what I like but you should add them because they are technically some form of metal.
10.07.2016 - diamondblack
Treat is a melodic hard-rock band from Stockholm, Sweden. In the second half of the 1980s they had national as well as international successes with songs like "Too wild", "Get you on the run", "Ride me high", "World of promises" and "Party all over".
They have been playing on arrangements like Monsters of Rock 1988 in Germany, they were the opening act for Queen in Sweden in 1986, and opened for W.A.S.P. during their first Sweden visit.
In 2005 they did a comeback and released the collection Weapons of choice 1984-2006 on March 19th, which included the previously unreleased track "Still in heaven" along with the two new songs "GO!" and "Burn for you". They did their first reunion show in front of 4000 people on the Sweden Rock Festival on 10 June 2006.
They have been signed on labels like Mercury, Vertigo and now Universal.
07.07.2016 - fatmetalman
This album is a melancholic journey, through neoclassical, progressive and black metal music. I am new to metal storm, but this feels like something that should be on here. I was very surprised that it wasn't already on here. Not currently a large following on Youtube etc, but it is a good listen. The Atmospheric Black Metal Albums channel recently uploaded this, and after part of a listen I was sold, and immediately purchased it on bandcamp.
At least give it a listen, even if it doesn't make it on the site.
06.07.2016 - Kubyk Kandar
Kandar is releasing debut CD called "Groovy", which was release on 2nd of July 2016 on Bizarre Leprous Productions. The singer of this band is Topi - ex-vocalist of famous czech grindcore act Pigsty. This band presents raw, fast and brutal grindcore with atmospheric scapes. Whole album can be listened on our label's bandcamp - http://bizarreleprousproduction.bandcamp.com/album/groovy.
04.07.2016 - aurora australis
ENTASIS were an early Death Metal band from Australia featuring members who went on to CORPSE MOLESTATION, BESTIAL WARLUST and BLOOD DÜSTER.
We have just released a complete anthology of the band's material.
Samples and details available from the official website.
03.07.2016 - errorcode99
Japanese band, with two J-pop singers Rie Kaneko/Rei Kuromiya (clean vocals) with Ladybeard (growls). This band is very similar to Babymetal, in terms of musical style and comes very close in awesomeness. However, Ladybeard (real name: Richard Magarey) is a bearded, cross-dressing, Australian wrestler. They mix genres, the music is well-crafted and metal is present everywhere!
07.07.2016 - ScreamingSteelUS
They still need a full-length release to be added. Once that happens, hopefully soon, they can join our club.
03.07.2016 - BlackEssence
Some of you can know this band - 3teeth was a support with Primus to last Tool tour. 3teeth music contain some modular industrial sounds, heavy guitars, march tempo and some great atmosphere. Their new record is gonna be more metal, so I think they can be here, since Combichrist is.
01.07.2016 - lemmykilmr
The band's style resembles post-hardcore and progressive rock, often incorporating rapid changes of tempo and mood framed in complex guitar melodies and technical drumming. They utilize both male and female vocals ranging from soft singing to loud wails and screams.
30.06.2016 - diamondblack
Everyday I Die was founded in summer 2014 when Kohlhaas and Strid first got in touch with each other via Facebook. Strid happened to be looking for another challenge during the creative hiatus of his band Soilwork when some extremely interesting demo recordings by Kohlhaas came to his attention. Kohlhaas was thrilled that Strid out of all people, one of his favourite contemporary metal vocalists, commented so favourably on his material. Of course he used this unique opportunity and forwarded more examples of his musical ideas to the singer, receiving another positive reaction from Sweden: "Great composings, man!" Strid promptly enthused by e-mail, adding: "We should definitely do something together." The guitarist didn't need to be asked twice and, together with drummer Michael Stein and bassist Claude Ewert, produced the debut album Isolation at the Bazement Studio under the direction of Markus Teske (Vanden Plas, Saga, among others).
27.06.2016 - ERhapsody44
The reason why I believed this band should be here is because they are an upcoming band that has became popular rapidly. Them and babymetal are the bands in this generation that are bringing something to the game of metal with wagakki band they are using traditional Japanese folk instrument and mixing it with metal and it sounds amazing. That is my reason of them being in this website thank you for your time
26.06.2016 - JustinIrradiatio
They are an up and coming Canadian band, performing original styled, different music in an otherwise repetitive, monotonous world. They sign about important topics in addition to the usual nonsense. They have release 2 studio EP's and numerous live recordings so far, and are working on a full length album currently.
22.06.2016 - SurveyingTheDead
Brutal and technically proficient Death Metal band. Two full Length Albums titled: With Flesh Unbound in 2010 and Iconoclasm in 2013 which is well worth listening to in full via: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcAF6rq-oWQ
22.06.2016 - EdwardR.Dawlatly
Silent Elegy is a symphonic metal, soprano female fronted band from China. Their debut album has just been released and I can assure anyone who likes symphonic or symphonic power metal bands that this band is totally worth listening to.
Many will find the vocalist's voice is really close to Tarja's voice in her early years with Nightwish.
In summary, a great symphonic metal band with a soprano female fronted vocalist which is perfectly suitable for this website.
My favourite three songs from their debut album "Gone with the Wind" are (Redemption, Valkyries and Indelible Memory).
20.06.2016 - Diohazard
BARK is a new pack of Antwerp stray dogs of extreme sound. Infectious dirty riffs and a voice that tears your speakers apart. They serve their tunes raw, unpolished, gritty and dark!
Ive seen the band lately and was blown away by their energy!! this longed for more and there debut cd Voice Of Dog is awesome !!
they play at graspop 2016 and nummers festivals in europe !!