16:18 - PocketMetal Ok, that's fine. It took me 9 months to read it but it was literally the most life-changing experience of my life, I don't regret a second of it.
15:55 - Zaphod Nope, and I don't intend to. I could go on and explain why, but it'd take me multiple shouts and I'm not really feeling like explaining my opinion on modern epic fantasy. So let's just say the series is too long for me.
15:45 - PocketMetal I like modern fantasy the most, have you read Malazan Book of the Fallen?
15:43 - Zaphod I usually read fantasy and sci fi, but most modern epic fantasy doesn't do it for me.
15:38 - PocketMetal I usually read epic fantasy, it was even harder for me to suddenly go to space.
15:31 - Zaphod It might also have to do with the fact that the last book I did read was Dune and that was one of the best sci fi books I've ever read.
15:29 - Zaphod I'm still on the first book. It's hard to get through for me, but that might have more to do with the fact that I haven't read a book in 4 months (!) (I usually read quite often)
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!".
19.10.2014 - diamondblack
Liquid Society is a female fronted metal band from Seinäjoki, Finland.
The whole story started at 2007 but with current line-up the band has been active since autumn 2008. LS plays melodic, female fronted metal with awesome guitar riffs and mind-blowing melodies.
By the beginning of 2014 the band has released four self-made and self-financed recordings: "The Burning (Demo)", "Broken Words (EP)", "Fifteen Years/Escape (Split single with MindMirror)" and "From Dreams to Reality (Album)". There is still more to come!
LS has also performed numerous live shows and has got a bunch of good reviews. All members of the band are very committed regarding this project so the future of LS is wide open!
We hope that you like our music and we are looking forward to meeting you all! Let's start the rebellion! Stay tuned for more LS!
16.10.2014 - diamondblack
The Panndora, formed in mid-August 2000, by a group of friends who attended the shows from Maringá-PR and just the idea of playing Heavy Metal.
16.10.2014 - diamondblack
Frost Commander is a band formed in late 2010 . The first crushing attack , their performance took place at the beginning of 2011roku . The consequence was punching a wedge deep into the consciousness of local music fans under the sign of heavy -power . The biggest success of the campaign rich in numerous performances in various parts of the country was to release EP Fri Magic Dagger . Unfortunately, the relentless fight on the front lines affected the state of personal team. The team is preparing to re- deploy on the battlefield , and the burden of conducting activities will rest on the shoulders of the following composition : Melchior Jasek ( lead guitar) , Adam Polanowski (drums ) , Simon Dżumak ( vocals), Przemek Mirek ( rhythm guitar ) and Tom Marmot ( bass )
14.10.2014 - Aeternum Vale
Aeternum Vale have shared the stage with well known bands such as Primordial and Rotting Christ. Aeternum Vale are reviving Irish Black Metal, a genre long suffering the failings of the Irish music scene. Our debut album "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges" has recieved very positive reviews so far;
"Pitch Black, of sorrow and melancholy - A very successful debut" - Extreminal Zine
"Album of the month - Highly recommended" - Friedhoff Magazine
"Could be giving countrymen Primordial a hard run for their money" - Planet Mosh
We have also just released our first video in support of the album.
We are 100% self produced and funded.
14.10.2014 - diamondblack
Heavy Metal band from Finland. Released an EP and 3 full length albums.
13.10.2014 - diamondblack
New Modern Progressive Metal band from USA. Band released their debut album in 2014.
Complete album available at http://thematicofficial.bandcamp.com/releases
13.10.2014 - Aiwaz
The swedish female-fronted gothic metal band "Purple Nail" will release their new album entitled "Embrace The Dark", worldwide on November 18th through Wormholedeath records.
The first single has just been released and can be heard at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5d2qtzKA-ms
For more info visit: http://www.wormholedeath.com/home/index.php/2014/10/purple-nail-sweden-sign-with-wormholedeath/
12.10.2014 - Gylve
The unholy anthems from the deepest graveyards of hell will continue to haunt you, because Lord Eurynome released demos depravity under the names "Imminent Destruction, Eurynome and Seventh Ceremony for Perversion".
11.10.2014 - diamondblack
Stage of Reality is an idea of Andrea Neri, guitar player and composer of the prog metal band Astarte Syriaca from 2003 to 2012. During the same period Andrea writes also for theater and television and he plays in other projects including pop and metal bands.
In 2012 he joins Blaze Bayley, ex Iron Maiden singer, to record the album "The King of Metal". The album is followed by a long lasting tour all over Europe and Andrea is going to play on the stages of over sixty different cities.
In July 2013 Andrea begins to write the ten songs that will soon become "The Breathing Machines", the first album of his new band: Stage of Reality.
To record the album Andrea decides to work with the following musicians: the singer Francesco Marino (Dreamscape), the drummer Alessandro Accardi, the bass player Marco Polizzi (Astarte Syriaca), Bernardo Nardini on acoustic guitar and backing vocals and Francesco Visconti to the sound design.
11.10.2014 - diamondblack
Australian Speed / Power Metal band, formed in 1987. After releasing a demo and a single, band has split up in 1991. In 2011 has reformed and released a full length album in 2014.
10.10.2014 - diamondblack
Polimetro is a Progressive Power Metal band from Chile. Band has been formed in 1996 under the name of Metropolis, due to legal issues has been renamed to Polimetro in 2000. They recorded one album in 2001 then split up. In 2009 band has been reformed and in 2014 released a new album.
Somewhat reminiscent of an early Symphony X
09.10.2014 - Tel3tubby
They are unknown, but pretty good. They remind me of bands like Mayhem and Mordichrist. Their video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFXQl-zfQoM) is also not bad. They deserve to be on Metal Storm.
09.10.2014 - Six Days of May
Six Days of May is a metal band from Milan with a lot of official videoclip on their official Youtube Channel, a strong promo service made by Wormhole Death Records and Aural Music and a good online and offline fanbase.
Lymph is the debut album and it is distributed in Europe (starting from 2015 also in Japan).
08.10.2014 - likantropo
Attempting to find innovation or bands that can 'one up' the current masters within the confines of power or traditional heavy metal is like trying to kill yourself in a single round of Russian Roulette. Chances are, that bullet is not going to air out your brains and offer you the sweet release you deserve. Iron Fate is a German band, thus arguably originating out of the heartland of this sub-genre, and they've managed to remain on the straight path since their foundation 5 years ago. They put out a demo, shopped it around, and got a deal through Massacre Records. Unfortunately, they're one of those five empty rounds in the chamber, with no projectile force to offer here, and their debut, Cast in Iron is all too quickly forgotten on the road to better listening.
As I've noted, Iron Fate play power metal, but they do not engage in the manner of fast paced, anthemic noodling maintained by bands like Gamma Ray, Helloween, or DragonForce. They are also not some simple clone of Judas Priest, Maiden or Accept. The singer Denis Brosowki's got a fairly distinct voice, clear and penetrating but also fairly constrained. He's got as much of a Biff Byford spin as a Dickinson, Tate, or Dio, and he performs pretty well in both the softer and heavier material the band has written. But he's simply not being backed up by memorable enough music for it all to matter. Most of the songs are extremely simple, chugged or basic chord patterns which remind me a little of Halford's solo albums, or the US band Holy Mother, except just not as catchy. The songs very quickly become torture to listen through, not because they're ever 'bad', but because you just never get the payoff you need from a band like this.
The album cover hints at a little magic, a little mystique as this bizarre construct stretches itself forth from the constraints of the Earth. Ironically, the music offers almost none of this mystery. The guitar riffs groove and meander along without many good hooks; the chords anchored in largely predictable patterns that hardly mete out the level of aggression and energy that the singer's voice deserves. At the best, they pull off a track like "Killer Instinct" where some tolling percussive samples and Heathen-like vocal processing (think "Hypnotized") attempt to distract from the lackluster rhythm guitars. Brosowski soars over "Rage in a Cage" and "Lightning Bolt" with a suitable charisma, but you still can't wait for them to be over. In fact, the first few tracks on this album blow by so unconvincingly that I found nothing at all to grab the attention span until the second half of the album! "War in the Streets" is probably the most powerful track, as the lyric rhythms and bouncing, forward riffs feel the most fluid.
When you're in this market, I cannot stress just how much you need the giant hooks, the incredibly satisfying vocal lines and the feeling of uplifting, esoteric power of classic heavy metal music, culled from decades of trial and error. Iron Fate have the talent in the front, they've got a good production standard with some fairly crushing tones, and they do nothing to really offend the listener, but they simply lack a 'Killer Instinct' of their own. A killer application. Metalium or Primal Fear might occasionally draw a tear in my eye as I cringe from the high pitched air raid siren vocals screaming beautiful melodies off into the night. I might feel my heart pulse unto the precipice of bursting. At their best, they can reduce the listener AND the playing field to mere ashes. With Cast in Iron, it feels more like being walked than hitting that essential home run that will have the traditional 'bangers throwing horns and dashing their brains out with that lovely, final bullet of inspiration.