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 - diamondblack
Dimeless is a German Groove/Thrash metal band. Founded in 2005, Dimeless' main goals are energetic live-shows, as well as groove metal based brute and innovative songs.
Shortly after their forming a demo CD was published in 2006. This four track demo led to numerous gigs in and around northern Hesse. In 2007, Dimeless published their first EP named "The Pill To Swallow". Fans and critics were thrilled by the EP equally.
Metalhammer e.g. stated: "Music for the autobahn from 120mph onwards" and Uncle-Sally's: "This music has balls."
Resulting from this great response Dimeless started playing gigs all over Germany. Among others they have played in Berlin, Frankfurt, Bamberg, Erlangen and Iserlohn, including gigs with well known bands as Born From Pain, Tankard, Japanische Kampfhörspiele and Die Happy. In 2009 Dimeless participated in the well-respected band contest Emergenza.
Due to their fantastic results in the preliminary rounds, they made it into the finals playing in front of 1200 people in the fully packed out Batschkapp in Frankfurt. Finishing second in the middle Germany final was a great success and a result from sweat-inducing performances.
After a switch of guitarists in 2010, Dimeless started the recording of their first LP in 2011. The album, named "Taste Of The Upper Class" is going to be published in spring of 2012.
01.08.2014 - diamondblack
Lark Puden was formed in Rosario, Argentina, in 2010 as a project by Nicolás Farante. Its aim was, and still is, to tell stories bringing them to life through music; making use of opera singing and power metal with symphonic musical arrangements.
At the beginning of 2010 Nicolás started writing the songs, basing on ideas he had in mind and inspired in books and stories he had read and seen throughout his life.
In June 2010, having almost all the songs written, the search for musicians began. The beginnings of the band werent that good since the recording began with two musicians who, for personal reasons, had to stand aside from the project. And the search carried on...
It was then that Nicolás got the help of Pedro, musician, bassist and singer. Through him, Nahuel joined in the band, giving life to Lark Puden.
Only the leading voice was missing.
Nicolás listened to the wonderful voice of Melani Hess, offering her to be part of the band in order to start recording, and with her the band was complete.
From then on, the recording of the first album set in motion.
The meaning of the bands name is still a mystery, only the band members know what it means. Apparently, the answer to this unknown will remain within Lark Pudens members.
29.07.2014 - Bleak Flesh
Songwriting skills, excellent reviews on both works (Ep - Album), great sound production, great artwork and audiovisuals, everything self-released and self-produced.
http://bleakflesh.bandcamp.com/ Check yourselves!
"Transcendence" Official Teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGtpEN1UDxca
"The Quantum of Light" Playthrough Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URaw7G4E8T8
"Voyager" Lyric video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjUOqDEz7Z0
Bleak Flesh on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bleak.flesh
Just a few reviews:
29.07.2014 - euronymous
Give a chance to this band. Sure you will like it, more or less, the sure is that someone who don't like sound like this have big chances to like this band.
29.07.2014 - bjarm
Debut album "Imminence" released in 2014 - http://bjarm.bandcamp.com/album/imminence
Demo - https://myspace.com/bjarm/music/songs
New video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EezjLT1uuFw
Best regards, Bjarm
28.07.2014 - diamondblack
Dying Blynd is a female fronted, progressive metal band from Colorado Springs, Colorado. Compared by fans to a collision between Lacuna Coil and System of a Down, Dying Blynd combines technical metal proficiency, soul catching hooks, and vocals ranging from soaring melodies to face scorching growls. We believe music travels beyond physical experience and is an endeavor into the spiritual, so as a result, we are constantly pushing ourselves toward creative excellence. Lyrically, Dying Blynd is emotionally driven, raw, and seeks to spread the message of truth and love.
28.07.2014 - darkub
Iymrya Music style is mixture Of Dark Ambient,neoclassical & Orchestral instruments,Iymrya Music is something that even fans of black metal,funeral doom and Neoclassical feel so close with it.I think this should be in metal storm as "Elend" and "Other dark ambient bands" because it's unique !
27.07.2014 - -Morbid-
Formerly known as Regurgitation with one full-length and an EP under that name, they later became Necrotic Disgorgement and have 2 releases under this name. Last year's "Documentaries of Dementia" seemed to go under the radar amongst many fans despite very positive reviews and many of the reviewers tipping it as the best brutal death metal album of 2013.
27.07.2014 - -Morbid-
Been around for a while, 3 full-lengths so far with another one on the way. Earlier stuff was a bit more straightforward brutal death metal, but with "Mankind Carries the Seeds of Hell" they changed gears a bit, upping the technicality and shifting away from the gore lyrics and such to make an album that would fit more alongside bands like Hour of Penance than the gore-soaked hordes their earlier albums got lost in.
26.07.2014 - LaVentura
FAN REVIEW from Bryce Podgorsek (USA)
I encourage anyone that is into rock or melodic metal to check out the band La-Ventura official bandpage; their music is amazing! The power behind the vocals parallels that of lacuna coil and/or Evanescence, especially on their new album W...hite Crow . Some of my favorite tracks are "Song for an Idiot", "Falling Down", and "Time and Time Again", but every song on their sophomore release is amazing! It's an album I can listen to from start to finish without skipping a song. Sadly, it doesn't seem as though they're receiving the recognition they rightfully deserve. They have the ability to be far more popular. Check out this song from their CD; trust me, it's worth your time! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjTQIlWBJ0E
26.07.2014 - diamondblack
Star Insight on melodinen/industriaalinen metallibändi etelä-pohjanmaalta. Toiminut vuodesta 2005 alkaen. Star Insight is a melodic/industrial metal band from finland. Founded 2005.
26.07.2014 - diamondblack
ICHABOD KRANE - New band, with and old school feel. This album reflects the talents of Rick Craig on guitar, George Neal on bass, Tom Wassman on drums,and Jeff Schlinz vocals.
26.07.2014 - diamondblack
Skull & Bones is a pirate metal band from Argentina, where is the first to start out in this particular sub-genre of heavy metal. The name is a reference to the fearsome and remarkable design of the Jolly Roger flag, an emblem of pirate symbology.
The band takes on themes based on the golden age of piracy, with references from both real historical characters of the period as well as fiction from the genre. Skull & Bones evokes this background through a combination of the most distinctive features of power metal with symphonic influences and folk melodies. This way, it accomplishes a unique musical style of its own.
Skull & Bones has recently released their debut album, The Cursed Island, inspired by the classic work Treasure Island by Scottish writer Robert L. Stevenson.
The Cursed Island invites a journey through the work of Stevenson, a journey where the listener will live the quest for the booty that Captain Flint buried in the intriguing Treasure Island.
A heavy metal adventure crowned by orchestral sections, folk ballads and powerful speedy riffs!
25.07.2014 - ilikekookies
I would have thought they would be on here all ready... They were the first band to play slam death metal! The few albums they have out are all pretty good, as well as a new one being released at the end of September this year, GET HYPED
25.07.2014 - FacelessUnknown
DEFORMATORY have been active since 2008.
Their debut album, "In The Wake of Pestilence", was released in December of 2013 and has been a great success in the underground, technical death metal community.
As a result, they netted a deal with CDN Records, and are currently in the process of recording their second full-length album.
Their music is not your typical tech-death-wankery. They really incorporate their old school influences, hooky riffs, and free-time feel (a la old Cryptopsy)
Plus. They're Canadian! Anything tech-death that comes out of Canada is stellar.
They should be on Metal Storm.
And, I will check in regularly to make sure they are! ;)
Thanks for your consideration.
23.07.2014 - demorgas
S7N is a metal band formed in Mexico in 2009. In 2013 they began recording their first independent álbum, "FEARLESS", which was released on November 25th 2013 and has been widely accepted and acclaimed by music experts and general public. S7N is a combination of riffs, intense solos and powerful drums, with a unique projection on stage, achieving an immediate connection with the audience. Blackout music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7VZN8kJMxA