19:20 - Redn1ght The amount of time it would take to read to the point when Frodo decides to fuck the shire and gtfo from there is way too long. I could've read couple Conan short stories by that time and be more entertained.
18:56 - Belegûr lol crap book , I'll move on without biting :P
18:41 - Hex_Omega Wacken last year: 132 bands, this year: 83 bands. What happened?
18:35 - Bad English Amon Amarth is not crap band and LOTR is better book as Harry poter
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!".
Today - RonnieFacundo
Hello Metal Storm Staff,
first of all thanks for making and running this website.
Second, Eruptions excellent brand of thrash metal is the main reason why they should be on the site. They satisfy the need of people who love thrash that isn't too simple or too death metal infused. Great vocals, and catchy yet technical riffs, badass band all around. Plus, I'd love to see Slovenia put on the map, and I'm not even european, but it makes me happy to see metal be so international. finally, independent bands like these need as much support they can get, especially when they're so good.
thanks for your attention.
PS: They've released two full length albums and a Live Ep, and they just played at the MetalDays Fest.
Today - diamondblack
CONSTANCIA started out as the brainchild of former SCUDIERO/TOKEN keyboard player Mikael Rosengren. He had written a bunch of songs that were just screaming to be completed, recorded and released. He got in touch with guitarist Janne Stark, who has previously released albums with bands like OVERDRIVE, LOCOMOTIVE BREATH, BALLS, ZELLO etc. asking him to lay down some guitars on the demos. Janne loved the songs and got even more involved in the guitar arrangements, and the seed of CONSTANCIA was planted. "I've always been a fan of the pompy side of melodic hard rock and bands like CITY BOY, STYX and TRILLION as well as the real heavy stuff. I instantly felt these songs could be the perfect marriage between the melodic rock, some progressive moments and an aggressive touch added to it, which is when I came to think of the style description: - Melogressive Metal", says Janne. Next up was to find a drummer, where Janne had previously worked with TrumPeter Svensson both in LOCOMOTIVE BREATH and MOUNTAIN OF POWER. Peter is also found in doom-folk rockers FAITH. Mikael then found JADED HEART bass-player Michael Mueller, whom he met when their respective bands shared label. After having tried out several singers Janne came to think of ANDROMEDA singer David Fremberg, who had also appeared on Janne's MOUNTAIN OF POWER album. One vocal trial track later he became the band's lead vocalist. The vast geographical differences not meaning any limitations, the album now started growing together piece by piece. It all amalgamated into an end result that is a true band effort. "It was really interesting to see it merge together and like a small weed slowly rise and break through the asphalt to finally blossom when all the pieces came together", says Janne who was appointed recording project manager. The band first tried out different engineers to mix the album, such as Beau Hill, Pontus Norgren, Pontus Lindmark and Pelle Saether, all of them doing a great job, but it was finally Fredrik Folkare (Unleashed, Eclipse, Siebenbürgen) that was chosen to mix the album. "He found the essence of what we were after, the marriage between the melodic side and the heaviness" according to Mikael. The resulting debut album "Lost And Gone" is a true revelation for all lovers of Hard Rock with strong keyboards and brilliant vocal melodies.
Today - Warman
Cheesy as hell, but pretty good band.
30.07.2015 - 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.
30.07.2015 - 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.