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Metal Underground.com Celebrates Four Years Of Metal News

It's been four years since Metal Underground.com went live and began delivering heavy metal news to anyone who stumbled across the site (click here for the very first posts). Developed in the final days of my single life, I launched the site in test mode before departing for my wedding - perhaps as a way to commit myself to moving forward with the site upon my return; I don't remember because married years seem twice as long as single years ;-).

Building a site and community is quite an effort - from actual coding and database design to search engine placement to getting your URL out there and links back to the site, and finally getting readers to come back often by keeping the content up to date. While delivering non-stop metal news the entire time, I've been slowly but steadily making improvements to the metalunderground.com.

Metal Underground.com would not be where it is today without its dedicated staff of contributors. I've seen staff members come and go, but in the past year or so, we've really had a stable core of dedicated contributors serving up loads of good metal news, interviews and show reports on a daily basis. In that time, due to the diligence of these people, Metal Underground.com's audience and sense of community has grown tremendously. I want to publicly thank all of those contributors (past and present) and all of the metalunderground.com readers out there who have made this a fun and worthwhile "hobby" for all of us who enjoy working on it and reading it.

As the metal scene regains its strength in the passing of nu-metal, we're even more enthusiastic about bringing metal news and reports in the years to come. Keep visiting for your daily does of metal news and stay tuned for some more new features that are on the way.

KEEP METAL ALIVE! \m/

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1. disteller2000 writes:

f*** ya man metal was hella falling behind until these past few years and we will rise and crush the crap industry. And all the p***y out there even the ones here little bastards. METAL IS ALIVE!

# Mar 8, 2005 @ 9:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Muffy writes:

Congrats deathbringer! I know I'm probaly one of your least favorite readers, but i think your site is top notch 90% of the time. Your dedication and passion to metal bleeds thru. Keep up the good work and be aware of the serpent with green. I'll be here to make sure you don't stray to far from the road.

# Mar 8, 2005 @ 9:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. guess who? writes:

It's the nu-metal hata(hahaha!). Hey Deathbringer congrats man! Always a good
time checking this site out! Thanks!!!

# Mar 8, 2005 @ 2:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. deathbringer writes:

Thanks for the words guys. Muffy - I was wondering recently if you were still around, as I hadn't seen any comments from you lately. I'm glad you like what we're doing most of the time ;-) \m/

# Mar 8, 2005 @ 9:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. brad writes:

i'll continue to pollute these threads every day


i wish i would've baked a cake

# Mar 8, 2005 @ 9:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. metalthekid writes:

I love your site and everything that it stands for. Ive just been gettting into metal for the past 3 or 4 years and this site has helped me greatly to understand what it is like for a true metalhead to belong to someplace. this site has brought forth new bands that i have started getting interested simply from reading reviews and what not. keep bringing the metal and soon we will take over the entire world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Mar 8, 2005 @ 10:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. CorrosiveMind writes:

i'm glad to see our site has actually effected many lives, i contribute on this site as well as being the first person to approach doug and push his a$$ to get us some interviews and the i also pushed him to get us a gallery for the page :) deathbringer is the man and i couldn't be more happy workin on this site then i am right now (unless i was getting paid of course lol)

# Mar 8, 2005 @ 10:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. brokenwings13 writes:

Yeah, I'm with Brad, I'm not leaving no matter what. I didn't bake a cake either, the last time I did that, the cake blew up.

# Mar 8, 2005 @ 11:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. (kmadd) writes:

Im still too lazy to login. Like I said before thanks for the great times!

# Mar 9, 2005 @ 2:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Rue writes:

Keep up with the good metal sh**! Id rather come here than blabbermouth.
Brokenwings, did your cake really blow up?

# Mar 9, 2005 @ 3:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. RememberMetal? writes:

Yay! heres to another 4 years(and beyond that) Time to celebrate

{{shots of everclear for all}}


I remember when i turned four!! My parents bought me a s big SMURF BIGWHEEL...

It was the best thing EVER....I promptly took it outside to show off to my friend(Jimmy).....who was, of course, a year older than me and had an-honest-to-god ten speed...so i did what other "smart" 4 year old would do...

"I CHALLENGED JIMMY TO A RACE"

so we thunder down my drive way and he's letting me win as we get half way down the street...i turn my head to yell something to the effect of:

"your moms a poo-poo head and i'm gonna win"

when i turn my head forward all i could do was read one of the first words i ever learned to read......


Ford

I had a head on collision with a parked 1.5 ton pickup

2 heads were lost that day......i had to go get something like 81 zillion stitches for leaving half my forehead on the metal bumber of a monster truck...and the smurf head on my big-wheel shattered within 20 minutes minutes of being unwrapped...

so i assume Metal Undergrounds 4th b-day is going to go much better than mine......congrats and thanks go to the site guys and all the psychos, jerks, hotheads, music critics / fiends, the occaisonal mellow-fellow voice of reason and of course the funny shhits who say things (on purpose or accident) that make me want to come back for more than just the awesome super prompt news headlines.....cheers!

# Mar 9, 2005 @ 4:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. PorcupineOpeth99 writes:

hehe...i cant top post 11, anyway congrats are in bloddy order, well done on 4 years, the last 2 of which you guys have been on my favorites bar....thanks again....keep it up.

# Mar 9, 2005 @ 10:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. darkstar writes:

Congrats on the four years. Thanks for everything. Working on this site is one of the best things I've ever done. You rock.

Ooooh, I remember having a Smurf tricycle as a kid! My parents never got me a bike though. I must be the ONLY person who doesn't know how to ride a bike... So...yeah...

brokenwings: How did your cake blow up?

# Mar 9, 2005 @ 10:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. brokenwings13 writes:

I was baking a two layer cake and the cake for the bottom part of it sorta got all puffy in the oven, like a big bubble, and the it popped when I took it out, it had a big crack down the middle of it, shaped like a lightening bolt.

# Mar 9, 2005 @ 11:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. BLACK DOG writes:

I'm relatively new to the site but I enjoy it here's to another 4.

# Mar 9, 2005 @ 11:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Negatyve One writes:

Ive been comming here for a while, put purely for the news. I dont make alot of comments, but its easy to find news on bands I like, without joining a ton of mail-lists.

Congrats -1 aka Devildrivor

# Mar 10, 2005 @ 12:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. david writes:

this web site is the fukin sh**t, i can voice my opinion and no one can say sh**t a bout it plus i git 2 lern me sum stuf 2, its phukin great, good job yallz........

# Mar 10, 2005 @ 6:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Negatyve_One writes:

No, but we can poke fun of your obviously low intellect, and 37 word vocabulary.

# Mar 10, 2005 @ 11:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Gothique writes:

Congrats and looking forward to another 4 years, at least :)

and darkstar- I can't ride a bike either. I guess metal chick on a bycicles is an oxymoron :))

# Mar 10, 2005 @ 9:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. RememberMetal? writes:

Can and WILL poke fun of his limited vocabulary Negatyve_One...I assume you like Type O Negative, i must commend your excellent taste if thats the case...Bloody Kisses and October Rust were decisive in keeping me into metal during the reign of grunge and (pop) punk.

# Mar 11, 2005 @ 1:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. gena writes:

hey metal is the most realistic art,it makes u feel da f***** truth then how it could b not alive?

# Mar 11, 2005 @ 8:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. darkstar writes:

Oh yay, I'm not the only one. So what would be the proper mode of transportation for metal chicks? I take the bus a lot but I doubt that would be it.

# Mar 12, 2005 @ 3:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. n33d13d 24:7 writes:

H YES ONE OF THE TOP SITES OUT THERE KEEP IT UP \m/

# Mar 16, 2005 @ 5:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. METALSUCKS writes:

HEAVY METAL SUCKS!

# Mar 16, 2005 @ 11:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. MetaLMaN JaMES writes:

bottom line.....this site kicks some major ass....always updated on my favorite metal bands! keep it goin!!!!

# Mar 17, 2005 @ 12:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. madk writes:

post 24 must been a korntard.

# Mar 17, 2005 @ 2:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. tamires writes:

eaeee mano e foda meu sera q o slipknot vem ak no brasil ..............................................................................

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