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Mesa, Arizona, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1995 | SELF | AFTRA

Mesa, Arizona, United States | SELF | AFTRA
Established on Jan, 1995
Band Rock Metal




"Robert Metzgar"

Storm Within features one of the most sensual and incredible lead singers you will ever hear! Debra Darlene and the band bring it to you the way a metal band should... HOT & HOTTER! Get ready for Storm Within to blow you away like a hurricane! - Capitol Management

"Mike Ventarola"

Storm Within unleashes cataclysmic passion and fury through the fiery vocals of front woman Debra Darlene, who is far more than eye candy for the libidinous folks interested in the rock genre. This is not some Arizona woman with a penchant towards a Lita Ford, Pat Benatar, Joan Jett idolization fantasy complex. Debra Darlene is the real deal, up front, in your face and backed by some of the tightest musicians to enter into the metal genre in at least a decade, they are destined to become legendary. - Hidden Sanctuary

"Scott Barker"

Storm Within's Debut CD, "Unleashed" is very impressive: Tightly performed and passionate, with a mix that's a good balance between clear separation and a wall of sound. I personally have an affinity for ARENA ROCK, and Storm Within is an ARENA ROCK BAND! - Tuscon Lifestyle Magazine

"Emma Lynn Tenney"

Storm Within is the most professional band I have worked with in years! - Music Voice Magazine

"Ted Nugent"

It's all about ATTITUDE... and Storm Within HAS IT! - Motor City Madman

"Pete Cummings"

Be sure to go to your local record store and DEMAND Storm Within's CD! - 98KUPD

"David Seven"

Storm Within is an impressive band that stages a BLOWOUT PERFORMANCE! - Electric Ballroom

"Lisa White"

Storm Within is metal the way that metal was meant to be.... loud, aggressive, and in your face! On top of that, their professionalism and drive is second to none. - Namaste' International

"Fred Mills"

Hooray! Storm Within is willing to celebrate personal freedom in their lyrics as opposed to over-used whiny angst! - Zia Zine Magazine


Storm Within - "Unleashed"
Storm Within - "Self Titled EP"



Storm Within’s musical style can only be described as an “Iron Fist in a Velvet Glove.” Combining the power and presence of legendary heavy metal originators with a new metal feel and attitude, these seasoned stage performers deliver the goods with an effortless theatrical flair. They have carefully crafted a blend of musical styles that produces a unique and compelling sound that rings true with the name…STORM WITHIN!

Storm Within has heated up the Arizona music scene with crowd pleasing performances at the Arizona State Fair in 2003 and 2004, in addition to supporting performances for National Acts such as Heaven and Hell, Drowning Pool, Velvet Revolver, Shadows Fall, Sacred Reich, Tesla, Doro Pesch, Kid Rock and George Lynch. While building an exceptionally diverse fan base with their victories in several Battle of the Bands competitions including a win at the Hard Rock Café in Phoenix, Storm Within has truly earned the nomination of “Best Metal Band in Phoenix” by Guitar City.

No challenge is too overwhelming for Storm Within; traveling out of state to audition for the Battle for Ozzfest competition is just an example of how far this band will go for the music. Surviving four of the five cuts of the competition, front woman Debra Darlene can be seen in the first commercial for the reality series and on episodes of the show airing on MTV.

Storm Within burst onto the National music scene with showcase performances at the GoGirls Showcase at SXSW, the Millennium Music Conference, and a performance atop the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas at the ConneXion International Music Conference. Storm Within has traveled from one end of the U.S. to the other, and back again with an impressive schedule of metal festival performances including the renowned Milwaukee Metal Fest, the Blackened Death & Hardkore Fest, the Fatal Force Fest, and an invitation to share the same stage as Disturbed, Dope, and Seemless at the Locobazooka United We Rock Festival.


Full-Length Debut CD “Unleashed”– 10,000 copies sold and issued for promotion
4-song EP – Self Titled, 2004 – 5,000 copies sold and issued for promotion
Next Full-Length CD set for release –Fall 2021


Nominee for “Best Metal Band” by Guitar & Keyboard City’s Dreams to Reality Awards
Winner of Battle of the Bands Competition: Hard Rock Café (Phoenix, AZ) April 24, 2004
Winner of Battle of the Bands Competition: Minder Binders (Tempe, AZ) July 8, 2004
Winner of Battle of the Bands Competition: Balboa Café (Tempe, AZ) June 19, 2004


#1 on Top Ten Metal Chart at the Unsigned Music Network Web site – August 4, 2004
Earned three #1 placements on – March 17, 2000
Reached #4 on Overall Chart at the Unsigned Music Network Web site – August 4, 2004


KDKB 93.3 FM Phoenix, Desert Tracks local show, 2002 – played “Take a Chance” from Storm Within’s Debut CD, Unleashed
KUPD 97.9 FM Phoenix, local show, 2002 – played “FU2” and “Truth or the Lies”
“The Alternative Noisefactor” on regional Dutch radio station Omroep Terneuzen OTFM 94.4 FM in Terneuzen, Netherlands


Storm Within has opened for Major Musical Artits: Heaven and Hell, Drowning Pool, Velvet Revolver, Shadows Fall, Sacred Reich, Tesla, George Lynch, F5, Gilby Clarke, Doro Pesch, Flotsam & Jetsam and Kid Rock.
Storm Within has played more than 1,250 live performances throughout the United States
Arizona State Fair 2003, and 2004


GoGirls Music Fest, October 8th, 2004 - Tempe, AZ.
Arizona Drum Fest, February 12th, 2005 - Tempe, AZ.
Stage Mania, April 2nd, 2005 - Florence, AZ.
Blackened Deth & Hardkore Fest, April 29th, 2005 - Tempe, AZ.
Arizona Festival Express, May 28th, 2005 - Rock Springs, AZ.
Fatal Force Fest, June 25th, 2005 - Indianapolis, IN.
Amplify Independent Music Fest, August 13th, 2005 - Las Vegas, NV.
Locobazooka United We Rock Fest, September 18th, 2005 - Fitchburg, MA.
GoGirls Music Fest, October 15th, 2005 - Tempe, AZ.
Metal Madness, October 2005, Dallas Fort Worth - TX.
Milwaukee MetalFest, December 3rd, 2005 - Milwaukee, WI.


SXSW – GoGirls Invasion Showcase, March 18th, 2005 - Austin, TX.
ConneXion International Music Festival, June 11th, 2005 - Las Vegas, NV.
Millennium Music Conference, June 24th, 2005 - Harrisburg, PA.


AIDS Walk Arizona (AIDS Rock Battle of the Bands) – Tempe, AZ – Sept. 25, 2004
MusiCares (Go Girls Music Fest 2004) – Tempe, AZ – Oct. 8, 2004
Phoenix Children’s Hospital (New Times 10K Marathon) – Phoenix, AZ – Nov. 14, 2004
Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Arizona (New Times 10k Marathon) - Tempe, AZ - Nov. 12, 2006