Metalunderground.com Celebrates its Ninth Anniversary of Supporting Metal
The powers that be must have known that March is Metalunderground.com's anniversary when setting up March Is Metal month. This month, Metalunderground.com is celebrating its ninth anniversary. I really don't know where the time goes. Unlike the prior year when we had a lot of technical updates to the site, the biggest improvements to Metalunderground.com in this past year have been the additions to our staff. We've grown by a large number of writers and are more thoroughly covering the full range of metal genres in news, reviews, and interviews, with the quality improving in every area as well. For the first time ever, our reviews section is running at full throttle, with at least one new review posted each day (so check out our new reviews if you haven't been paying attention), and we've introduced a number of weekly columns such as Sunday Old School, Unearthing the Metal Underground and the The Rockstar Ramblings, which seem to be popular with our readers.
We also launched a metal discussion forum last summer, which has been a hit and seen many new and old members come together to discuss metal and other topics and help each other discover new metal bands.
Since the site's inception, we've posted over 54,000 news articles, covered nearly 9,000 bands that are in our database, and reviewed nearly 1,000 metal releases. We currently serve well over 700,000 page views per month to over 250,000 visitors.
As we move into our tenth year, I am very excited about how far Metalunderground.com has come. I want to thank all of our writers and contributors for making Metalunderground.com one of the top metal sites around. I also want to thank all of our readers, and especially those who have made Metalunderground.com their metal destination of choice, for making it one of the best communities to participate in. Even as the owner, I enjoy reading the contributions of our staff and discussing metal news with our readers on a daily basis.
I want to especially acknowledge five of our oldest active members, who have been visiting since 2004 and 2005 - more than five years (maybe earlier, as we did not launch with a membership feature!):
KMADD - member since September 20, 2004
Emperor4Ever - member since September 28, 2004
pneumonic - member since January 21, 2005
BLACKDOG - member since February 26, 2005
bradispissed - member since March 3, 2005
Thanks for sticking with Metalunderground after all these years. (I'll be contacting each of you by email to get your address for the promised prize packages).
And to the rest of our readers: stick around, there are many more good things to come!
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