Check out the link in my sig
As far as metal, I'm mostly listening to local bands. Antiquus is some killer melodic power metal, lot of story/theme/concept stuff. Then again, I'm biased because I recorded their debut CD http://www.myspace.com/antiquus
("Empire Rising" is from "my" album)
Another current fave is Over The Coals - they're more on the death side, but with a solid melodic component that I dig. http://www.myspace.com/overthecoals
(check out "We Fall Behind")
Oh, and Without Mercy... full-on death, with the most amazing chick singer. Little blonde waif of a thing with cookie-monster vocals that'll shred your socks. http://www.myspace.com/withoutmercyband
Lotta other great stuff in town, that's just what comes to mind immediately.