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Metal Storm is an international metal website with over 2.5 million pageviews per month. Approximately 50% of our users come from Europe, 40% from North America and 10% from the rest of the world. Our main goal is to provide information about metal bands and the international metal scene: news, events, releases, reviews, interviews and so on. All site members are allowed to submit information/reviews/articles, which are afterwards checked by the Staff members.

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Metal Storm Awards 2015 - Now Open 01.02

Ladies and djentlemen, it's that time of year again - the Metal Storm Awards 2015 are open for business. The voters are about to swarm like gundarks, so be prepared to withstand the onslaught of chatter and indiscriminate, early bird vote-lobbing that will soon unfold. For the next however many days are in February this year (lousy indecisive month), the Awards are all yours to paw through and explore. We've got an impressive array of nominees, as usual, so don't be afraid to consider the other candidates before purposefully striding right past them and voting for your favorite... (by ScreamingSteelUS)   Read more ››
Anthrax - Sued For $1 Million Over Hanukkah Sweater 07.02

Anthrax are being sued! According to a report from Detroit Free Press, the metal veterans are being sued by a Detroit artist over the use of his design on the band's Ugly Hanukkah sweater. In a unique copyright infringement lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, a Detroit artist and businessman is suing Anthrax and others for at least $1 million in damages, claiming his blue-and-white Happy Hanukkah design is showing up on Anthrax sweatshirts, which are being sold for $28.99 on a website called Rockabilia. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Max And Igor Cavalera - To Play 'Roots' In Its Entirety 07.02

Former Sepultura members Max Cavalera (guitar, vocals) and Igor Cavalera (drums) plan to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band's classic album, Roots, by performing the album in its entirety on a U.S. tour later this year. The Brazilian brothers were both founding members of Sepultura but now join forces in Cavalera Conspiracy. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Otep - Unveil Details For Upcoming Album 07.02

Otep, led by mastermind/vocalist Otep Shamaya, are back with a new album this year to follow Hydra. The details of their seventh studio record and Napalm Records debut titled Generation Doom have been revealed. The album is set for an April 15th release and the artwork and tracklist have been unveiled now. Find out more about what you can expect on this record below. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Valerinne - Stream Split With Tauusk, New Video 07.02

Valerinne are to release their new full-length later this month, but as a treat, they are streaming their split with drone metal band Tauusk right here. The album was recorded live at Studio148 and also mixed and mastered by Marius Costache, like the upcoming Monumenta, which is to be released on the 11th of February. (by RaduP)   Read more ››
A Year In Metal - 2015: Highlights Through The Eyes Of The MS Staff, Elites & Official Contributors 13.01

Since the Metal Storm Awards are upon us, here are the highlights of some of our Jedi Knights, Padawans and Younglings hmmm, and even a Sith Lord gave his input. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
The Lost Concert Files - Various Stuff From 2015 11.01

Too little - too late, but here it is nevertheless. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
Black Metal MMXVI: How We Got Here, And Where We're Going 04.01

When one takes the past 15 years into account, perhaps no other subgenre of metal has expanded and diversified to the point and the manner in which which black metal has. Emerging from a tight circle of orthodoxy, this child in the metal family now seems bent on branching out in every possible direction, and incorporating every stylistic influence it can get its hands on. But how did it reach this point? And what does this current atmosphere of innovation and rule breaking mean for the future of black metal as a whole? Let's find out. (by Apothecary)   Read more ››
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Le Grand Guignol - The Great Maddening (2007)

The Grand Guignol was a theatre in Paris which specialized in horrific, mad and gory plays, and had the most of its success between the two world wars. But, what all this has to do with metal? Just think Arcturus or Unexpect (for the craziness) for a start... What, you've never listened to them? Come on! Anyway, next you add a baroque feel and neo-classical orchestrations. OK then. Think of decadent clubs in Victorian times. Think about drinking your tea in the moonlight while a jester pokes... (by Darkside Momo)   Read more ››

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The band made headlines due to YouTube user Sturmgeist89 (Pekka-Eric Auvinen) - who was responsible for school shootings - bearing the same name as the band. Tabloids tried connecting the shootings to Auvinen's screen name and the band's music. Sturmgiest front man Cornelius Jakhelln later composed "Sturmgeist_89" on the 2009 album Manifesto Futurista, with the chorus: "Sturmgeist_89 why did you do it?"

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