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!".
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.
12.08.2015 - AlbusNox
They are not metal at all!!! Are u serious people?! Let's bring The Beatles on MS... Because they were a huge influence for some heavy metal bands... C'mon it's METAL STORM not MUSIC STORM!!!!
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.
08.09.2015 - Guib
Totally agree Triumph's got to be added.
United Kingdom / Melodic Hard Rock / 2 comments
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" .
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.
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.
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)
18.08.2010 - ravendeath
One of the most promising bands in the early 90's, unfortunately later they changed drasticaly their style. they deserve to be in MS, because their first two studio albums "Sweet X-Rated Nothings" and "Twinaleblood" are real masterpieces in doom death gothic metal.
06.02.2014 - Baribal
"Ignis Creatio" and "Waves Of Erotasia" were so good EPs, the debut album "Sweet X-Rated Nothings" was good too. "Twinaleblood" was okay, everything after was crap (Alternative Rock).
14.06.2015 - lond
This band should most definitely be featured on MS at least by reason of the first two LPs they released.
29.07.2010 - Evil-Watcher
New Band of Dungeon Guitarist Stu Marshall. Guest Singers Zak Stevens from Circle II Circle ,Sean Peck from Cage, Mike Vescara from Obsession and Loudness, Carlos Zema from Outworld and others. Great first Album
13.02.2013 - Josh Gottret
It's a band that have more than 5 years playing and recording metal, also they have 3 Full-length albums...even their facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/empiresofeden) has more than 1000 followers...I think would be pretty fair added them to the page! :D
03.09.2015 - sean_woodenearth
Hail you all . i think if u listen to them you can found the metal essence in their musical compose , and for a more personal answer i like to add this : as far as music goes deep in our souls ,i can relate to their sorrowful feelings that they put in their music ,
tnx y'all keep the good work up
02.09.2015 - NEOGEO
new thrash metal band with a new demo 'damaged society' featuring George Robb (formerly with Agent Steel) on bass & vocals. VIOLENTREVOLUTIONAZ on Facebook or www.violentrevolution.net
01.09.2015 - diamondblack
Eternal Rising is a Metal/Rock band out of Toronto Ontario. We play a unique combination of metal infused with many other genres. Eternal Rising started in 2008 where we where all high school friends that came together in search of something new. We Just recently finished our debut album Break Me Free which is now available on iTiunes! then hope to hit the streets and conquer the world one high note at a time.
01.09.2015 - Madzakk
We should be on Metal Storm because we not on Metal Storm yet and why not? We are an active band, looking to tour, we are getting ready to record our new album, and we want to contribute to the metal community by showing everyone that metal isn't dead.
01.09.2015 - diamondblack
Great band with Prog elements https://myspace.com/seasonsofthewolf
03.09.2015 - Paw!!
I have read all review of their album and have a great rating. This is the best Traditional Heavy Metal band I've ever heard after Judas Priest, and Iron Maiden.
They didn't follow any trend shit. Pure fuckin' Heavy Metal. Metal Storm please add this band.
03.09.2015 - Bad English
its heavy metal, we don't have such prefix
30.08.2015 - Andrew_Deer
The band itself say they play crossover, because their approach to styles is quite undefined, but I would put it under progressive metal. Their approach to the music is one of the reasons I like them a think they should be here. Also I would say, if progressive metal scene in Czech Republic was somewhat bigger, they would be probably more known than they are now.
29.08.2015 - diamondblack
The Longing is an LA-based group whose upcoming album, "Bleed" transcends over-simplistic genre categorization. Founding member and singer, Laura Bradley, harnesses the power of her trademark angelic sound and unleashes her voice with the spectral force of an emotional whiplash as this powerful 13 track rock album spins out into groove-heavy pockets of distortion, atonal dissonance, high-octane hooks and the haunting piano melodies that are the signature of Bradley's compositional style.
In addition to Laura, The Longing consists of guitarists Yuri Anisonyan and James Kloeppel, bassist Michael Wallace and drummer, Tom Plumb - all formally trained, seasoned session and touring musicians with numerous high-profile production and engineering credits. When asked about the title track, "Bleed" James replied, "I love the harmony, it's really catchy and it's got this weird overshadowing overtones/undertones - it is so NOT standard pop!" While the album is emotionally revealing, cohesion is heard in every note. "I think we've worked our way towards creating a dynamic that is perfect," adds Yuri. "This band has a sound, and everyone just gets better. We've really started to trust each other."
The stunning video for the single, "Bleed" was directed by Carmella Cardina, supervising producer of "The Green Room with Paul Provenza" on Showtime along with Bradley's sister, Flint. Set in a neglected yet beautiful mansion, it traces the story of a woman lost in the history of the old house and its secrets. The imagery of the past and present collide within the memories of romance, intrigue and blood. Tom adds, "It was a great experience. The location was incredible, the whole process was really fun, creatively, and working it out together was amazing."
The soul wrenching "Cool Dark Slip" opens with Bradley's haunting solo piano before exploding into an urgency of hard-driven guitars. "All the songs are personal. It's the only way I know how to write, but this is one the most achingly intimate songs on the album," Bradley says. "This song simply penned itself. I had recently lost someone I loved to suicide and I was drowning in loss and anger. In order to find forgiveness, I took on the persona, the story of why, and faced the pain, her pain and what it was like to take her own life."
The melodic and atmospheric, "This Flame" exposes Bradley's experience with the Angeles National Forest Station fire that burned Bassist/Producer Michael Wallace's Stonyville Cabin & Studios to the ground in 2010. "The fire took on a feminine identity and I hated her with all my heart. I speak directly to her in the song, telling her how she took from me a sense of safety and security. I had no power against her, and the change she was forcing upon me with her raging inferno. People like to think that the songs are always autobiographical when actually they are not. " In the end, they are all very personal and meaningful to me, but I'm stepping into a persona as I am affected by a story, a confession, an event or the imagery of a situation.
Rounding out the release is the dramatic and expressive, "Sword & Stone". "I loved writing Sword & Stone - it was originally commissioned by director Carmella Cardina for her film adaptation of Shakespeare's play, The Tempest, and it became so much more than a movie theme for me. While I was writing about the dramatic journey of Prospero, the main character, and his transformation from rage and conviction into forgiveness, it broke open a place in me that had no concept of how to truly forgive and what forgiveness ultimately means. I don't want to forgive you, is our nature. Do it anyway, is our higher calling. "
Bradley has toured nationally as a solo artist in support of her first two album projects, Rain and Storm (distributed by eOne), and became the opening act for both Colin Hay and Dionne Warwick & Friends at Miami's Bank United Center. With the formation of The Longing, the group has performed at numerous rock venues with a unified vision and sound that electrifies an audience. Impressed by her playful theatrics and easy rapport with an enthusiastic crowd at The Viper Room, Music Connection Magazine reviewer, Lisa Elaine Scott writes, "Laura is an accomplished composer and a sophisticated performer. Her risk-taking lyrical story lines, combined with stellar musicianship and a spellbinding stage presence, make for an outstanding live show. Unafraid to stray from the familiar formula, Laura Bradley and The Longing are creating aural art at its best."
With "Bleed" about to be released, The Longing's thoughts have focused to returning to the road. Laura reveals, "I never meant for this to be a project four years in the making, but you have to be able to step away and give something space to grow. The end result is exactly what I've always wanted: A fourteen song epic release of dramatic and difficult subjects, propelled by the rich and heavyweight sound of The Longing. I think we were all focused on playing this music live the entire time we were recording. It's really a concept CD meant to be played live." Tom says, "Playing live is my favorite part of the whole band! Making the record is fantastic, but playing live is what I enjoy most about music. The fact that the band is so good and so together, to get the right pieces in terms of members and really working hard at arranging the songs "for" the band and all of those things make it such an awesome experience to play live."
For more information on The Longing: (website) FB Address, Twitter Handle
03.09.2015 - Bad English
to huge info, and melodic is not proper genre
29.08.2015 - toilinthedark
Intrinsic has released 4 albums spanning the time period from 1987-1995.
One of these albums is an unreleased album from 1992 called "Nails" that just came out on Divebomb Records on August 21, 2015.
Their first album received a 5K review in Kerrang in 1987 and was voted one of the top albums of that year.
The band reactivated in 2013 and has been writing new material. An album of new material will be released in 2016.
28.08.2015 - moXmo
This young band, which will soon release their first album, got their inspiration from band such as Obscura and Necrophagist (Their band's guitarist is Christian Münzner's student)
25.08.2015 - Miguel Silva
I think Wrath Sins it's a new force of the portuguese underground movement, recently being added to the roster of RAISING LEGENDS RECORDS, with their debut album "Contempt Over The Stormfall" being something that will mark their scene.
25.08.2015 - maglor
When Downtempo-Hardcore and Doomcore meet. There's talk about the Black Tongue and their down tuned guitars, bloodcurdling vocals and breakdowns that would break every single bone in a mosh pit.
28.08.2015 - Bad English
doomcore is not a genre , you mean sludge?
21.08.2015 - diamondblack
Imaginary Tribe was founded in February 2014 by Steve Resler and Mark Spitz. Originally conceived as a cover/original band Steve and Mark soon realized the power and emotion of their own music should be the focus. Imaginary Tribe's sound is a mixture of heavy riffs, powerful beats, multiple musical styles with a heavy backdrop, and catchy lyrics.
21.08.2015 - diamondblack
With energetic shows, clearly reflecting the exact emotion being dealt with in the track, CROSSING EDGE is shredding their way from the first minute until the very last breath of the album's twelve songs. Unique melodic vocals dueling with severe shouts, massive guitar riffs turning up like endless walls corresponding well with magnificently well elaborated lead guitars are accompanied by tight bass-lines and aggressive drums stirring every headbanger's blood.
21.08.2015 - diamondblack
MASTERS OF METAL is the band launched by seasoned metal veterans and members of AGENT STEEL: Juan Garcia (guitars), Bernie Versailles (guitars/lead vocals), Robert Cardenas (bass/backing vocals), Rigo Amezcua (drums). The Los Angeles based 4-piece band have recently completed the recording of their new album "From Worlds Beyond" with Bernie Versailles taking over lead vocal duties.
In April 2013, Masters of Metal released a debut EP that included 4 blistering tracks with everything that you can expect from the members of AGENT STEEL. Recorded by Bill Metoyer (FATES WARNING, TROUBLE, GWAR), and mixed by mastermind Bernie Versailles; who's previous work includes AGENT STEEL comeback classics "Omega Conspiracy" (1999) "Order of the illuminati" (2003).
MASTERS OF METAL have a set a September 18, 2015 release date for the full length album "From Worlds Beyond" through the German label Metalville.
21.08.2015 - Fearodin
Incordia is a 2012 founded, uprising Melodic Death Metal Band from Germany (Darmstadt) with female fronted growl vocals. They are an awesome viking band with a very impressing live-show und a good first studio-album in early 2015. In my opinion they deserve some more people supporting them.
21.08.2015 - BrockTatich
Echoes of the Moon is a one-man black metal band from Indiana. The music consists of psychedelic music, post-rock, sludge metal and black metal. The latest release "Entropy" utilizes all of these styles throughout its 72 minutes of songs that play seamlessly together. The album is available for free download via bandcamp and can be streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e83ckO5LgY
All of the music was recorded by one person in his home using his own instruments.
19.08.2015 - Hudsunn
Created with the purpose to do a cannabic and satanic noise with a lot of humour, MUFA is on the road since 2008. Some changes of members along the time, the band still on the same formation since 2011 and finally 2015 releasing their debut album "Brutality Show", recorded and mixed in Magma Studio, São Paulo. Released fully of independent form. To legalize the blasphemy in original compositions, MUFA is inspired by human filth which is seen in all society, that gives form to the violent and brutal sound of the band.
The main influences to MUFA are bands like Cannibal Corpse, Slayer, Hatebreed, Black Sabbath, Sepultura and even yet the brazilian soul master Tim Maia, making the sound of the band totally out of a single genre.
19.08.2015 - diamondblack
Winter Calling is an American hard rock/metal band formed in Florida in 2013. The band consists of Chris Hodges (vocals), Ian Medhurst (guitar), Tim Gilbreath (bass), and Wayne Hoefle (drums, piano, keys).
Winter Calling began as a side project for Wayne, who was composing film music at the time, and Ian, who was touring with the John Wesley Band. Upon finding a bit of magic with their early song-writing efforts, the two recruited Texas-bred, guitarist-turned-bassist Tim Gilbreath. The three continued composing their unique blend of rock and began an extensive search for a vocalist to complete the group. Their search led them to the "land of dreams" and LA based performing artist, Chris Hodges. Chris proved to be everything they were looking for in a vocalist and more!
Together the four honed their dynamic sound, best described as a synergistic blend of progressive rock, old-school metal, and film music, and embarked on recording Winter Calling's debut album "As Darkness Falls".