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!".
26.05.2015 - kissingthekorpse
We have recently had some interest in the band from a pretty decent label, and we are trying to up our exposure just a bit, and thought that your site would be an excellent way to do that.
25.05.2015 - Kais
Band name: Arion*
A great, talented young fellas', doing great melodic metal. Also teamed up with ex-Sonata Arctica guitarist and Cain's Offering's mastermind, Jani Liimatainen, for writing one of their newer songs "Seven". "Seven" can be heard here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHHKj8EafXE As always, there are better songs available, and one of them is "I Am The Storm" - which is fully contributed by themselves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-NIKXZJb-o
23.05.2015 - DavidiaN
This band was formed from the ashes of Vio-lence when Robb Flynn left.
The same line-up, with vocalist Sean Killian as well, played on the 1993 Vio-lence demo.
This band should be added to Metalstorm because they acquired a certain amount of fame thanks to Vio-Lence, and their music fit the website condition's criterias.
23.05.2015 - Kais
In 2004, Scott Allen, Tommy Murrell, and JD Schmidt came together in Scott's living room in Denton, TX to record a demo comprised of songs they had all been working on (both independently and together) for the better part of a year. The demo didn't take long to finish due to the fact that they had all previously been in a band together called Cantrip and had reliable chemistry established with one another.
With Tommy's beautifully percussive guitar riffs, Scott's growling bass lines and JD's scorching voice, Nociceptor was quickly becoming the culmination of more than ten years of individual musical development. Shortly after, Scott Freeman took on the role of guitarist along with Tommy, and Robert Edmondson took up residence behind the drums. Tommy eventually left the band to focus on his family, but they continued on as a quartet, playing their first show at the Hard Rock Café in Dallas on Friday, November 25th, 2005.
By the next year, they had released a 3 song demo, dubbed "Live and Burn." At the time, they practiced just across the hall from the owner's office in the rehearsal studio they rented. The owner, Jeremy Mercer, spent so much time listening to them that he became intimate with their music, and eventually picked up his guitar and began to play shows with them. After about a year of playing shows and developing their sound, Nociceptor dove back into recording. In 2008, The Sum of All Scars was finished, an intense amalgamation of material both old and new.
Following this release, Robert Edmondson decided to pursue another career opportunity in another state and at the same time Jeremy Mercer decided to step down in order to focus more on his family as well. Michael Eskandari practiced at the same rehearsal studio and heard of the band's need for a drummer. After playing a few shows with guest drummers, Michael hung his hat, bringing a new perspective to their sound. Back to being a four-piece, Nociceptor steamed forward and continued to play shows while trying out guitarists at the same time. A mutual friend hooked them up with Travis Montgomery, who fit in very naturally, and they began work on what would come to be known as "Among Insects." Due to creative differences, Scott Freeman parted ways with the band in 2009.
However, Among Insects went ahead as scheduled and was released on January 1st, 2011. Since then the U.S. foursome have steadily been carving a place for themselves in the progressive metal scene. Now in the midst of writing their fourth release, Nociceptor promises to surpass themselves yet again while staying true to what has developed into a signature style all their own.
23.05.2015 - Kais
Dzyen are a north east based progressive metal band who are about to release their first music video from their first
full length album "it's pronounced Zen" Dzyen have brought together a massive list of all your favorite Progressive metal
artists doing guest appearances across the album. Their sound is a combination of modern progressive grooves with melodic
vocals and old school guitar solos with both heavy and commercial sounds. The band consists of guitarist Scot Goodrum,
Bassist Bryan Tulip And Drummer Neil Linney. Their self Produced album and follow up to their 2013 self titled EP will
be released in April this year. "it's Pronounced Zen" features...
Spencer Sotelo (Periphery)
Chris Barretto (Monuments)
Dan Tompkins (TesseracT/Skyharbor)
Andy James (Sacred Mother Tongue)
Mike Semesky (Raunchy/Intervals)
Ashe O'Hara (Voices From The Fuselage/Ex-TesseracT)
Gino Bambino (Novallo)
John Browne (Monuments)
Renny Carroll (Forever Never)
Max Michel (The Algorithm/Kadinja)
Leah Woodward (Aliases)
Travis Montgomery (Threat Signal/Nociceptor/Jeff Loomis Band)
With 2 music videos already completed and ready for release and the addition of their new (and as of yet unannounced)
full time vocalist and second guitar player, Dzyen's line up is complete and they are currently rehearsing and getting
ready to hit the road in 2015 and with a lot in store this year, promise to make 2015 a year to remember.
(Taken from their facebook page)
23.05.2015 - Kais
A very promising band.
Definitely worth the check for TesseracT fans!
Similar bands: TesseracT, Skyharbor, Textures.
23.05.2015 - Kais
Past vocalist of TesseracT, and current vocalist of Voices From The Fuselage.
He's a great singer, and a great, promising artist and songwriter.
A good example would be his newest project:
O'Hara wrote on his official facebook page the following: "O'Hara is setting up his debut solo LP 'Broken Home' for release in September 2014, alongside Voices From The Fuselage's LP 'Odyssey'.", which means this project of his will be a full-assembled band.
23.05.2015 - Kais
A very promising band, that's on hiatus since 2013.
You can listen to one of their tracks at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cT190htPY7A
Similar bands: Kamelot, Borealis, Symphony X, Firewind.
21.05.2015 - Vasil de Shumen
Amazing NWOBHM band formed in the UK, Jersey, Channel Islands in 1980. Two awesome studio albums: 'Legend' & 'Death In The Nursery' ... excellent
recordings better than 90% of NWOBHM. Split-up in May 1984 but reformed in March, 2002 - two studio albums: 'Still Screaming' & 'The Dark Place'.
Today - Bad English
I will think about it but besides metal archives we have no official sources what confirms line up
20.05.2015 - DarkVinX88
Vincenzo Avallone is an italian producer and mixing engineer.
He started to play guitar in the early 2000s and quickly became more and more interested in production and mixing.In 2006 he started to study by his own the art of metal production and in 2011 he opened his recording studio in Salerno(Italy) called Deep Water Recordings.
He produced,mixed and mastered several bands like D.A.M, Hagbard,Ruins of Elysium and so on.
in 2014 he started his solo album called Escape Velocity and,after a year of work,he released it in April 2015.
This album is the result of more than 10 years of work in music production and 15 years of guitar playing.
The album is very influenced by Space Science Fiction and the works of Mr. Devin Townsend,it will take you to a journey into unknown galaxies every time you listen to it !
20.05.2015 - Bad English
ambient is not a metal ... probably band wont even be visiblized and added
19.05.2015 - qnick90
This is not just a Opeth\Orphaned Land clone, as you might read on other websites they are actually quite unique, and most importanly, this type of music is popular on MS, according to my observations. THX in advance. Qnick
PS: They dont have any official website, they split up.
18.05.2015 - Mark Ayoub
Not enough metal bands from Armenia on metalstorm. A newer band that is experiencing some underground success and could use some additional exposure. They are not nu-metal or metalcore!