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!".
06.06.2012 - Red_Travis
Slade have been associated with a number of genres including: progressive rock, heavy metal, glam rock, hard rock and pop rock. Many Slade songs were to be written specifically for audience participation, such as "Mama Weer All Crazee Now", and "Cum On Feel the Noize". Although their musical style has changed over the years, they leave a long lasted legacy that have influenced numerous artists including: Kiss, Mötley Crüe, Quiet Riot, Poison, Def Leppard, and many others.
06.06.2012 - Lit.
I think the QR covers are the hardest their songs will ever get.
17.12.2012 - ScreamingSteelUS
Listen to the live stuff and later albums especially. Slade was one of the great, original hard rock/heavy metal bands. Their early material rivals Thin Lizzy, AC/DC, and even Judas Priest, and their '80s material was heavier than Quiet Riot ever was. They even replaced Ozzy Osbourne at the Reading Festival in 1980 and were hugely successful. If Mötley Crüe, Kiss, and Def Leppard are on here, then surely Slade, as not only the original but better and heavier, should be as well. +1 for sure.
06.03.2013 - Ellrohir
I like black and white
Dreaming in black and white
You like black and white
Run Runaway...if this song isnt "metal" enough, then i dont understand metal at all...
11.05.2013 - JēkabsFiļi
Slade shall never be listed on Metalstorm. This is just old school rock band that has nothing to do with metal.
12.05.2013 - Divergenceless
Completely agree with ScreamingSteelUS- this band deserves a spot on Metal Storm.
18.05.2013 - Syk
Think I agree with J-kabs with the accents... If no Pink Floyd... no Queen... why Slade? Seriously?
18.05.2013 - Syk
Need more decent Indian metal on MS to go along with Demonic Resurrection. 'Among the Dead' EP was distributed (mainly online) in 2005 and 'Consider This' 27-minute full-length was released two years ago, to good reviews. For an idea of how they sound, check the Myspace player of Hungarian band Human Error here on MS and listen to "Concentration Army" - Exhum(IND) is more varied, more DM; more brutal, more tech, more groovy, etc... and with slightly longer songs. Can also be found on http://www.reverbnation.com/exhumationindia
18.05.2013 - EnzoDelli
They finally found their way after three different albums and managed to produce a very good third album that mix melodic death metal and black metal as well as big names made in the past.
18.05.2013 - Iesous
Firstborn should be added on Metal Storm because it is one of the few Croatian extreme metal acts and people around the world should be able to have an insight into Croatian metal scene.
18.05.2013 - Syk
Old-school Pennsylvanian DM outfit with links to Incantation, Vital Remains and Mortician. Two records for Ibex Moon (label that has released material by Dawn of Azazel) - 'Festering Earth' ten years ago and its follow-up within the last couple years. More links - you may find them on Facebook as well as http://www.reverbnation.com/funerus
16.05.2013 - Dark†SymphonY
The band describes the music as 'a new musical genre created by the passion for soundtracks and industrial music' .The band has released a self-titled EP and debut album 'Self Conscious Insanity' to be released sometime this year.
15.05.2013 - GODBLEED
We are a stoner-metal band from France. We are playing music since few years and released our first EP last january. We are trying to do the music we like and we'll like to share it to everyone who wish to listen. Keep rock on!
14.05.2013 - DragonSavior X10
This band plays old school style hard rock in the style of bands like Rainbow, Deep Purple, Whitesnake, and Gotthard. For more information, check out their Youtube and Facebook pages.
12.05.2013 - Guardian
A highly successful video game composer Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy series) created this one after his previous band (Black Mages) disbanded. Features predominantly covers of his previous efforts in a wide array of styles, the most evident being progressive, symphonic rock and heavy metal. One of the prog archives' residents characterized them as "Prog and there's a scrap of metal on it".
12.05.2013 - thelordlonewolf
their first EP is pretty good, and be in metal storm helps people to know more.
17.05.2013 - Kelly
Metal Storm needs Dreadnought because of their unique musical fusion and instrumentation. They are a metal band in which one genre cannot describe. They incorporate elements of black metal, progressive rock, post rock/metal, folk, sludge, and jazz. The four members play guitar, flute, bass, mandolin, drums, saxophone, keyboard, and vocals (both clean and harsh). Visit http://dreadnoughtdenver.bandcamp.com/album/lifewoven to listen to their newly released full length.
17.05.2013 - JamesBarney
This band is so absolutely sick you would be insane to not feature them. some of the coolest stuff i've heard out of the metal genre in years... they have a drummer that plays saxophone while he's drumming for crying out loud. also they just released their new album for free... go get it.
11.05.2013 - Darth Mitchell
The new band of Dan Donegan & Mike Wengren (both members of Disturbed). Other members include Dan Chandler, Jeremy Jayson & Sean Corcoran. Their first single "First of the Last" can be found over here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLBtLGZ2waU&sns=em
11.05.2013 - Caladrius
" The new style of music has a lot of breakdowns and tempo changes, which confines a very personal feeling to the songs, building up the energy that comes out of this style of song-writing and playing.The band members come from various musical backgrounds and have been around for a while, enough to know that music is the only driving energy and that success is only the palm of your hand, when you're holding a guitar, drum sticks or a microphone , on a stage, in front of people that enjoy your music. Further on, we take the responsibility to develop our sound and get the music across to the interested audience, wherever it may roam"
This is how romanian's underground scene looks like. Breathelast are one of the most important bands in the country and they should be presented to everybody on this site.
10.05.2013 - Misfit74
They kick ass. :) Their recently released 2013 album "When Mutilation Becomes Homicidal" is produced well, has a great sound, and is chocked full of slamming riffs.
They are signed to Rising Nemesis Records: [url]http://www.risingnemesisrecords.de/[/url]
Their Big Cartel page: http://acranius.bigcartel.com/[/url]
10.05.2013 - Lam
STARKILL was formed at the tail end of 2008 by Parker Jameson, Spencer Weidner and Charlie Federici. They combine what they love - melodic death metal, shredding guitars, blasting drum beats and the epic sounds of modern film scores - and make some of the most promising metal music heard this side of the Atlantic in years.
Mike Buetsch -- Bass
Spencer Weidner -- Drums
Charlie Federici -- Guitars
Parker Jameson -- Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Orchestral Programmation
2013 -- Fires Of Life (Full-length)
Country of Origin: United States
Active Years: 2008-2010 (as Ballistika), 2010-2012 (as Massakren), 2012-present
Record Label: Century Media Records
Genres: Melodic Death Metal, Blackened Death Metal, Symphonic Death Metal
Lyrical Themes: Fantasy, Battle, War
Sorry could not find any Official website and no soundtracks available on MySpace. Only got the record label; hope it'll help. Still really great music. A must listen.
08.05.2013 - macena
Because this band deserves to be recognized . It been slowly gaining attention from the metal listeners of Brazil. They launched recently their second EP, for now the site have only the clip of the main song, but soon will have more information about the band. I think metalstorm is a good way to show then to people of different locations and have their work released. Sorry for bad english.
grateful, Michel Macena.
08.05.2013 - Opeth1992
This is an up and coming metal band that has been garnering rave reviews for their newly released debut album, U.M.A. I feel that the band definitely merits a place on Metal Storm's band roster. Excellent album by an excellent band.
16.05.2013 - imspazzen
Absolutely incredible release, they definitely deserve recognition on here.
07.05.2013 - DutchThrasher
This is an upcoming Death/Thrash metal band from The Hague in the Netherlands. They just released their first full length album. Their style is quite varied (not just death/brutal death, but they venture into thrash and other styles as well) and they use influences from gaming culture.