18:42 - Eman Resu Hey guys, I've been lurking here for a while. Just decided to join. I'm writing a dissertation which is music related and I was hoping some of you could fill it out. Here's the link: [link] Cheers in advance!
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!".
02.11.2010 - BudDa
I have only listened to their 2009 album titled Metronomicon and I like it. The album is entirely instrumental and the guys are pretty good at what they do. The track "Fuego barbarica" is what made me fall in love with this band. Check them out
Today - diamondblack
Soaritus, a band from the eastern Austria, known by it's heroic, thrashy, fast, heavy, but also epic, melodic, hypnotic, terrific riffing with demonic, wild, fry and at the same time clean, soul-stirring, gentle vocals.
Surrounded by deep, grounding bass tones and blasting, marching, reinforcing drumbeats. Progressive as well as regular as clockwork.
Today - diamondblack
Voice Of Ruin was created in late 2008 urged by a common desire: to get on stage and have access to the highly coveted and idealized backstage room were alcohol and other illicit pleasures of rockstars are at hand.
Although disappointed by a disconcerting reality, the Swiss quintet continues to persist and ends up being nominated among the 5 best metal bands of the country at the 2013 Swiss Live Talents.
To this day, Voice Of Ruin has played more than 100 shows and toured several times; including a tour in Japan as an opening act for The Black Dahlia Murder and Fleshgod Apocalypse in 2014. After two albums and an EP, the band is releasing "Consumed" in April 2015 on Tenacity Music. An innovative project with new original titles and remixes done in collaboration with famous artists, including the legendary 80's French pop singer Desireless.
29.07.2015 - diamondblack
3rd World Leader is a progressive rock/metal band based out of Cleveland Ohio. Formed in May 2013, their first demo "Set In Motion" was released December 2013. Dennis Malkamaki on drums, Matthew Lucy on guitar, Kevin Farley on bass and backup vocals, and Matthew Shelton on guitar and vocals. A full length album is in the works, but no release date has been scheduled yet.
28.07.2015 - SebaBress
With a long career on their backs, they developed a really solid sound. Aggressive and catchy songs, great lyrics (in Spanish) and incredible performances. Also, the singer is a beast. Curious? This is a great song from their 2011 studio album "Subversivo": https://youtu.be/pvvVztn7VH8
27.07.2015 - diamondblack
Female fronted Progressive Metal band from Netherlands.
Evenstate is a 6-member progressive metal formation from the Netherlands, currently in the processes of releasing their debut EP 'Inside'.
The music of Evenstate can be described as aggressive, melodic, and progressive: switching between crushing guitar riffs, powerful vocal lines and harmonic sections with ease. Evenstate draws influences from industry giants such as Dream Theater and Symphony X, but is, of course, not defined by these artists alone.
In the fall of 2014, Evenstate started working on their debut EP 'Inside'. The songs were recorded and mixed under supervision of Evenstate's guitarist Mark Rog. With the forthcoming release of 'Inside', Evenstate is ready to perform, and share their music with the world.
26.07.2015 - diamondblack
Zhoda is a female fronted Melodic Progressive metal band , Formed in October of 2009 by guitarist Taylor Sharp and keyboardist Zach "Scotty" Prihoda, Zhoda has always focused on writing music that is continuously evolving and taking constant nourishment from many different styles, from groovy cool jazz and refined classical, to heavy prog and theatrical, symphonic metal. Zhoda focus primarily on writing and recording new music to share with the world!
25.07.2015 - diamondblack
Female fronted Heavy Metal band from US, formed in 2007. Released debut album in 2015.
24.07.2015 - diamondblack
Wings of Destiny is a Power Metal band from Costa Rica, founded at the end of 2013 by Anton Darusso and Bryan S. Molina.
WOD's debut CD, TIME, was released on may 2014. During that year the band signed with the German label Powerprog for a digital release of a special edition of TIME that contains two bonus tracks, one with the participation of italian singer Roberto Tiranti. A newer, definite version of the CD will be released soon.
Wings of Destiny was originally called only "Destiny", but due to the existance of another band of the samen name, decided to change its name to Wings of Destiny.
24.07.2015 - Hordax
We are Hordax, from Santiago, Chile. Currently we are looking for more exposure to our music. We are releasing our debut album during July-August, and it would be great to be featured on your site!
23.07.2015 - Mönamarth
Sevendust members John Connolly and Vinnie Hornsby founded the band together with Eric Friedman and Alter Bridge drummer Scott Phillips. They released their first and, so far, only album "Human" in 2012. The musical style is similar to Alter Bridge. Sevendust singer Lajon Witherspoon guest sings on a few tracks.
23.07.2015 - Mönamarth
Established in 2012 by Sevendust members Clint Lowery and Morgan Rose and later joined by Rek Mohr and Alan Price. The album "Last Parade" was released in 2012 and Lowery has described their style as "[...]kind of Nine Inch Nails meets Foo Fighters[...]".
23.07.2015 - diamondblack
Sea In The Sky was founded in July 2012. They have created a unique, fresh sound that has caught the attention of the San Francisco bay area music scene.These four up and coming musicians provide you heavy, groovy and catchy instrumental music that is similar to Periphery, Animals as Leaders, Scale The Summit, CHON, and Intervals.
20.07.2015 - diamondblack
Darking borns in Piombino in 2005 from the meeting between the guitarist Agostino Carpo and the drummer Leonardo Freschi: Agostino coming from an experience of ten years (founding member in 1984, to 1994) with "Domine", the famous Epic Metal band from Florence (but borns in Piombino); Leonardo coming from some experiences in various local bands. The common passion for Metal and Epic-Metal in general and for groups like Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Ozzy Osbourne, Riot, Helstar, Coroner and Testament, and for the hard rock seventies-eighty (Uriah Heep, Badlands, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple ...), unites them in a Epic-Power musical project beginning to grow up with the entry in the group of the singer Mirko Miliani, also coming from other musical experiences in the area. After several changes of line-up, finally in 2008 joined the group the young Matteo Lupi, bass player with experiences in a speed-trash local band, so "Darking" goes to define the classic Rock four elements formation: vocal , guitar, bass and drums. Over the years "Darking" increases the activity live and the composition of the songs for the first demo, which contains five tracks. The music of "Darking" comes mainly from a game of crosses between the guitar of Agostino and the drums of Leonardo, on which are grafted the heavy rhythmic work of Matteo and the voice clean and powerful of Mirko: heavy riff and melodic chorus crosses naturally with breaks and changes of time, creating the distinctive powerful sound of the band that avoids extremes stylistic technicalities to look for the roots of the "classic" Metal eighties. The texts, written by Agostino, are taken from personal observations and from everyday life, trying to transform the poetic of everyday into epic poetry and transforming what we hear in measure of the world.
20.07.2015 - diamondblack
CHAINSHEART are a classic hard rock / heavy metal band from Cyprus comprised of seasoned musicians, all of whom are extremely passionate rockers and this is clearly evident throughout their music and performances. The band began in 2011 as the solo project of vocalist Yiannis Savva who soon after decided to form a band, thus CHAINSHEART were born.
In late 2012 the band released their first album ("Just Another Day") as a self-release. A purely hard rock album .The band however underwent several line-up changes and has finally found its true sound and style - classic heavy metal.
CHAINSHEART are now back with their second album, titled "Leaving Planet Hell", an album filled with anthemic heavy metal tunes, melodic lines, energy and passion and of course that somewhat "old-school" sound reminiscent of the good old days! Make no mistakes here; fists will be up high while headbanging will be non-stop upon listening to this album!
19.07.2015 - ObsidianTide
Obsidian Tide should be on Metal Storm because they play metal, they kick ass, and they've already released a debut EP in January 2015!
The band is working very hard on writing new music for a first full length album (planned to be released in 2016) as well and getting in touch with the international metal community - which Metal Storm is a big part of!
A longer bio is here, if it's relevant:
Obsidian Tide was formed in Kiryat Ono, Israel in 2012.
After a short time of trying to work with a fourth or even fifth musician in the band, the dust settled, and the three founding members of Obsidian Tide make up for what it is today: Oz Avneya on guitars and clean vocals, Erez Nadler on drums, and Shachar Bieber on bass and harsh vocals.
In January 2015, after over two years of hard work, Obsidian Tide released their debut EP: Debris. Debris is a 27 minutes long record, containing 5 progressive metal song. The EP was recorded, produced and engineered independently by the hands of the band's drummer, Erez (Save for the mastering, done by the international master audio engineer, Jamie King).
The band's influences include many great artists, from a large spectrum. On the heavier side, the band takes inspiration from bands such as The Faceless, Fallujah and Decapitated. On the more progressive end, Obsidian Tide are influenced by the likes of Opeth, Tool, Katatonia and Mastodon. Even more acts are blended into the band's softer sound, such as Alcest and Agalloch.
Obsidian Tide's sound is a mixture of all of their influences: their music, whether newer composition for the upcoming full length album or in the Debris EP, includes a ranged variety of sounds. From heavy riffs through atmospheric, hypnotizing chords all the way to heart rending acoustic interludes - Obsidian Tide delivers.