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About Metal Underground.com

With a mission to help readers discover new metal music, Metalunderground.com has been faithfully serving mainstream and underground metal news since early 2001. In addition to comprehensive metal news coverage, the site also features reviews, interviews, band info, live concert reports, photos, and more, updated daily by a dedicated staff of die-hard metalheads.


Metalunderground.com was masterminded by Doug Gibson (aka "deathbringer") in late 1999, planned and developed throughout 2000, and finally launched in March of 2001. The concept was insprired by an appreciation of the quality and upkeep of several favorite PC gaming news sites read daily while working for a gaming company. At the time, there existed an obvious void of quality updated sites in the metal community, so I decided to create one.

My first attempt was short-lived, as a plain HTML site was too much work to keep it as up to date as I wanted. Soon after, I became more experienced in professional web development and began planning an ambitious database-driven site, despite the presence of several excellent metal sites that had risen to popularity by then. Striving to become a premiere metal news site, Metalunderground.com kept cranking out news from a variety of sources (other sites and many, many newsletters), all the while gaining in readership and popularity.

Today Metalunderground.com is one of the top metal news sites, with a staff that includes a number of professional and freelance writers, columnists and volunteers, and our news headlines and articles are aggregated and displayed on scores of sites around the world.

While not always at the forefront of our daily activities, one of our primary goals is and always has been to help people discover new metal bands and music - music that fits their tastes and underground bands they may never have heard of otherwise. As other developments continue, we plan to offer more means of finding new bands to quench your thirst for metal!

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About The MetalUnderground.com Staff

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