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!".
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.
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.
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.
24.11.2014 - diamondblack
Suborned is a Thrash Metal formation from Switzerland.
Founded by mates Raymond and Valentin later joined by Stefan on Drums and completed by Lucie on Vocals Suborned was born in 2010.
After some successful local shows the band entered Little Creek Studios (Destruction, Fear my Thoughts, Pro-Pain), in Gelterkinden(Switzerland) to record their Debut EP "Hazardous Substances" which received approving responses by metal press and metalheads.
So doors were opened for the band to get opening slots for bigger Bands as Destruction, Municipal Waste, Vader to name a few, followed by several festival appearances and first shows abroad.
In 2013 Suborned re-entered Little Creek Studios to record their debut Album "From Space" which shows a big improvement of the band and passes comparisons with other young uprising thrash outfits worldwide.
So Suborned are ready to carry their sound from space straight to the world.
24.11.2014 - diamondblack
Prion Son are a progressive metal band from Southampton who have been regularly gigging clubs, bars and small festivals around the South of England. The band draws on a strong legacy of rhythm based progressive music, drawing influence from luminaries such as Tool, Coheed and Cambria, Opeth and Earthtone9 and merges this with a distinct 90s edge reminiscent of Soundgarden.
Lyrically singer Ed Moffat unifies the content of each Prion Son song into an ongoing fictional narrative telling the story of Rosa, the only living child ever to have been born in the land of the dead. Ed's formidable command of multiple vocal styles combined with bass player Luke's harmony vocals allow dialogue between the characters in this ongoing saga come to life through the music. Veterans Dave and Tim, manning guitar and drums respectively, paint the sonic scenery on which the tale rests through an impressive arsenal of eerily groove laden time signature changes, rhythms and riffs.
Prion Son are currently gigging and working on recording of their first album "Nightfall" a followup to 2010's "Snowfall" EP. Released debut album in 2014.
24.11.2014 - diamondblack
Legacy Of The Beginning is a band with local roots in Hamar and Stange formed in 2011. We play our own songs and call it "old school metal rock" with audible inspiration from both ends of the hard rocks history.
24.11.2014 - MightyHadZ
Their influence by thrash metal and the love of melodies drove them to define a sound of their own, away from being labeled as a static genre. Phenomy, a 5 piece band from lebanon, gathered from all around the country to make this happen.
Loïc El Haddad and Rudy Bejjani have been jamming together and written songs for 8 years before they decided to form a band with Dany Arfan, Raymond Ghorayeb and Adel Hassan.
The band now has full album material waiting to be recorded.
A rehearsal video is already available online. 3 demos have been recorded
23.11.2014 - maglor
Lifeless Necessity is a french one-man-band created in 2008 by DC. This band is a mix with ambient /minimalist music/experimental/classic/noise. Lifeless Necessity is influenced by depressive black metal bands as Kyla,Veil,Trancelike Void,...,I Shalt Become,Deep-pression,Make A Change...Kill Yourself ;although the band doesn't have a similar sound
23.11.2014 - maglor
CANNAE (KA-nigh) is named after one of history's most celebrated military achievements, taking place in the summer of 216 BCE. CANNAE immediately came out swinging the release of their debut album, Troubleshooting Death in 2000. An all out slugfest, Troubleshooting Death was produced by Kurt Ballou (Converge, Cave In), and helped usher in the rising success of the metal and hardcore scene in Massachusetts upon its release, making CANNAE a force to be reckoned with.
23.11.2014 - maglor
Atmospheric Black Metal from Pennsylvania(Erie, Pennsylvania) formed in 2003. The band consists of three core members Christ Hammer, StromLord and a recent addition on the bass, Jamison in 2009. The band has released many releases under different labels, but has not played in any live settings. Shitestrom has collaborated with Pittsburgh's ambient project "Hunted Creatures") in early 2009 for their Satanic Sounds Release "Misanthopic Sorcery at the Obsidian Gates E.P." Other Session Members
22.11.2014 - The V.M.93
Samsara Blues Experiment are a German three-piece who channel their musical forms in extended forays of psychedelic blues rock. Founded in 2007 by guitarist/singer Christian Peters, the group plays a mixture of stoner rock, psychedelic blues, Indian raga, thrash metal and traditional folk. The band is actually completed by bassplayer Hans Eiselt and drummer Thomas Vedder.
22.11.2014 - diamondblack
RATED X is an exciting and fresh new band built around the talents of four heavy-hitters of American hard rock. Comprised of vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple, Yngwie Malmsteen), guitarist Karl Cochran (Ace Frehley), fretless-bass monster Tony Franklin (The Firm, Blue Murder, Whitesnake) and iconic drummer Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne, Blue Murder, King Kobra), RATED-X came about when Frontiers Records' President Serafino Perugino suggested to Turner that it was time to put together a band that could highlight his abilities in the classic hard rock musical setting.
22.11.2014 - diamondblack
At the tail end of 2012, current Demon members Neil Ogden and Paul Hume felt a new project was needed to shake up rock music on the European circuit.
Joined by Persian Risk guitar maestro Howie G and HeadrusH bassist Josh "Tabbie" Williams, LAWLESS have an 80's anthemic classic rock vibe which has been brought right up to the 21st century with the hooks all rock and metal fans are crying out for.
With influences from the likes of Gotthard, Queensryche, Dio, Saxon, Scorpions and many more the band focus on catchy vocal melodies backed by soaring harmonies and meaty riffs which is driven by pounding bass and thumping drum work.
The quartet from North Staffordshire, England plan to take the European rock and metal market by storm with their debut album "Rock Savage"
21.11.2014 - The V.M.93
Code Orange (formerly Code Orange Kids is an American hardcore punk band that formed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Code Orange signed to Deathwish Inc. and have since released two studio albums through the label: Love Is Love/Return to Dust (2012) and I Am King (2014).
23.11.2014 - Ilham
Yes. If I could upvote a dozen times, I would.
21.11.2014 - diamondblack
Omainen was formed in 2001 as a band of friends willing to do metal together. At first doing old school heavy metal in the vein of Iron Maiden, they rapidly evolved in a power/speed metal band with progressive influence. The second demo "The Death of the Nations" released in 2006 pushed the band to ever improve both technically and musically.
In 2009, the third demo "Routes to Nowhere" (recorded by François Ugarte) saw the musical orientation of the band heading to progressive thrash. This demo was very well received.
The band is currently writing material for their first full length album.
21.11.2014 - RubenFaria
I heard this guys for the first time in Youtube, because they were being suggested when I was listening sounds like Metallica and Slayer, and after seeing and seeing the "Dealer's Call" music of Wellfear link showing everytime I was on Youtube, I decided to sneak and give it a shot!! Everyday I bless my pointer finger and my left mouseclick for making me discover this GOOD AS HELL BAND!! I really suggest you this band and I really am disposed to searching out intel and various info about them!! They're worth the work!!
22.11.2014 - White Death
Star metal band with...
Urban breed (Trail Of Murder ex-Bloodbound, Tad Morose)
Roland Grapow (Masterplan, ex-Helloween)
Thomen Stauch (Savage Circus ex-Blind Guardian)
Dominik Sebastian (Edenbridge)
Mario Lochert (ex-Visions Of Atlantis)
Jan Vacik (ex-Dreamscape)
Currently signed with AFM Records with their debut album out in January and touring with HammerFall after release
19.11.2014 - diamondblack
When we founded Destitution in 2007 we had only one purpose in mind: creating old-school Thrash Metal without losing sight of melody, variation and composition. In the past each of us participated in various Thrash Metal bands, so we were no strangers to the scene. After writing and rehearsing for some years we recorded our first promo in 2009.
In 2011 a three-piece concept EP called 'The Human Error' emerged. It was recorded by Jörg Uken at the Soundlodge Studios in Germany and features spectacular artwork by the American artist Lee Gaskins. It was very well received by both the critics and the public.
In 2013 we returned to the Soundlodge Studios to record our debut album called 'Beware The Fury Of The Patient Man'. It contains ten songs and the lyrical concept addresses the lack of humanity in these modern days where money and technology prevail above all else. This is also reflected in the stunning handmade artwork by British artist Dan Capp. The releasedate has been set to 12 May 2014.
18.11.2014 - Jeebneus
Swans-like, but then with more metal. Fronted by noise icon Mark Solotoroff (Bloodyminded) and includes (ex)members of Tortoise, Wolves in the Throne Room and Indian. Their most recent album "Ciphers + Axioms" can be listened to at bandcamp. I highly suggest it if you like Swans.