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2001 End of Year Wrap-up

Well, it's been one hell of a year. Hopefully next year I'll be in some shape to do end of year awards and stuff, but this year I've devoted my time to getting metalunderground.com up and running in the news department, added a links database, as well as the foundation for a bands database (which will be fleshed out to include more bands, more underground bands, and include discographies and staff and user reviews, and an upcoming release list).

I've admittedly fallen short of my goals with metalunderground.com this year. This has been largely due to Real Life™ factors such as getting married, buying a house, and my real job. And to top it off, my computer died before Christmas and the two 4-day weekends I planned to get some major coding done. Alas, I hope we've kept the news updated enough to keep a few eyes coming back to visit in the meantime. I have much grander plans for this site, although I want daily news to be the staple of it all.

I want to publicly apologize to the bands and labels who have sent me material to review. While this has been motivational, The time I've needed to finish the reviews functionality has just not materialized and I have no forum to post these reviews as of yet. This is my top priority for 2002 and I'll be sure to shout it out loud when I get this done! There is much happening in the near future for metalunderground.com, but I hope everything goes smoothly, and we can move forward with some cool new features and lots more interaction in 2002!

On a more positive note, we did reach 30,000 visitors just before the year's end! I'd like to thank NightStalker for the great news contributions for most of the second half of 2001, and Dark Icon and Captain Schlitz for coming on board late this year to help out in the future. And thanks to everyone who visits and writes in to tell me what they think of the site!

Have a great New Year and stay true to metal!

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