00:10 - LuciferOfGayness Its a book about swedish metal history. The chapters have great diversity on genres. There are some bm in it Watain, Bathory, Shining... It should get translated as it has more meaning to metalheads than to swedes
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...
13.06.2016 - regular
I am suggesting to add Warfather to Metal Storm because It is good death metal in the vein of Morbid Angel. Warfather is one of Steve Tuckers projects. I think his main project next to Morbid Angel. The first release ("Orchestrating the Apocalypse" ) was released 2014. Aside from an old school production the record had mainly positive reviews. The follow up is about to be released this year (Greyhaze Records) and was produced by Erik Rutan.
Though one of the rather "generic" DM bands I think this is one of the best and more promising.
10.06.2016 - Kais
"Devil I Know is a fresh breath of American-style melodic hard rock. The band's songs do contain some familiar elements but these guys are no copycats - they have their own sound and that sound happens to be pretty damn good! Driven by catchy singalong choruses, heavy rock riffs and high-quality production, Devil I Know is on its way to something bigger. Their songs have already received airplay on various rock-oriented radio stations in Finland, UK, US and Canada. Their self-titled debut album, preceded by the digital single "Scream And Shout", was released on November 2nd 2012." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmlvcWzSxtY
06.06.2016 - abyssalvoid
Hooded Eagle is a doom/extreme metal band from Charleston, SC that incorporates other extreme genres into their sound. They recently released their debut album 'Nightscapes from the Abyssal Plane' on 13/12/2015, and it's very metal, hence why it should be on Metal Storm \m/. Check it out!
05.06.2016 - The Underdog
The Erkonauts from Geneva, Switzerland are a Progressive Metal band with influences that reach from punk to progessive rock to modern metal. They have released a single and a full length debut album. The album is called 'I Did Something Bad' and was released in 2015. The band features former members of Sybreed, Djizoes and 7-tone. The first song off of their album is called 'The Great Ass Poopery' and that alone had me check out the tune.
Surprisingly sounded pretty good actually. Have a listen yourself, here is a link to their music video of 'Dominion Mundi' which is featured on the album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syE-ZeOAiNk&list=RDsyE-ZeOAiNk#t=82
04.06.2016 - BlackEssence
So...Witchgrinder is a groove industrial metal band from Australia. They're playing some dynamic groove metal with addition of nice electronics and synths. I have a fun listening to their music, so I think that it's good for them to be here. If you're tired of Fear Factory winning "best industrial metal album of the year" you should check them.
03.06.2016 - mariostork
listen on: http://pinkroom.bandcamp.com
By all rights, the Polish band Pinkroom should be huge by now. They have two very well-received albums, 2009's Psychosoltice and last year's Unloved Toy but, like a lot of indie bands, they seem to not have much name recognition, even among die-hard prog rock and metal fans. Yeah, perhaps it's because they've only done those two albums in 6 years but more likely it's due to their distinctive and very idiosyncratic approach to their music. Sure, they have their influences like anyone else (Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Porcupine Tree etc.) but don't really fit into a style that is easily pigeonholed and is even harder to describe. The Pinkroom sound is a combination of riffs, moods and textures that run the gamut from light to dark moods with elements of psychedelic, jazz, chamber and prog rock with tons of heavier metal elements along the way. Liberal use of keys and even trumpet, flute and cello also really help to give the band their unique style.
02.06.2016 - CthulhuKaamos
Signed to Avantgarde Music (https://avantgardemusic.bandcamp.com/album/empires-of-ash) and have been receiving very positive reviews (see their Facebook page). Mentioned in a member's list of top 5 most interesting albums (http://www.metalstorm.net/users/list.php?list_id=4668).