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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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HeadbangerHippy's avatar

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1. HeadbangerHippy writes:

Awesome! Gratz Deathbringer! This is a wonderful website, easily my favourite when it comes to Metal news. I hope it continues to run for years on. /,,/

Now Playing: Beneath The Remains - Sepultura.

# Mar 21, 2010 @ 3:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
deathfreak's avatar

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2. deathfreak writes:

10 MORE YEARS 10 MORE YEARS
Hells yea congrats man. Thx for giving us this site for metal. I look foward to what else you have in store.

# Mar 21, 2010 @ 4:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. RTB writes:

Congrats on the success of the site boss (DB)....looking forward to what the future holds here on the MU......keep up the good work....

# Mar 21, 2010 @ 5:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
hellrat's avatar

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4. hellrat writes:

hell ya 'Bringer!! great staff you've assembled

and since you're so modest, I'll say it:

metalunderground is THE BEST ---

so Thanks, and Cheers!!

and heavy hails to all you metalhedz on here...IRONS UP!!

# Mar 21, 2010 @ 5:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. KORNDOGG writes:

Ive been coming on this site for 3 or 4 years now. Congrats. Keep up the great work!

# Mar 21, 2010 @ 6:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Diamond Oz writes:

Congratulations to us, because we're the best, especially me.

# Mar 21, 2010 @ 6:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. darkA.T.M writes:

MU forever!!!!

# Mar 21, 2010 @ 6:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. deathbringer writes:

LOL, Oz. Thanks to everyone for the kind words and support.

# Mar 21, 2010 @ 8:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. zMETALlica writes:

We couldn't have gotten this big without the readers. It's nice to see a real community being built in the forums. You guys keep reading we'll keep writing.

Oh yeah and what Oz said lol.

# Mar 21, 2010 @ 8:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Chupacabra_hunter writes:

Thanks for all you guys do, I for one really and honestly appreciate all your hard work.

# Mar 21, 2010 @ 9:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
DeathCrush's avatar

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11. DeathCrush writes:

almost decade of decadence then, no?

# Mar 21, 2010 @ 11:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Jenny writes:

THE Best.
\m/ Hail Metalunderground \m/

# Mar 22, 2010 @ 12:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Fuck_A_Name writes:

I was here since late 2006 though i was using different names at the time and my musical taste has suffured because of it. At the time i was just getting out of slipknot and thought devildriver had the fastest drummer alive. I had heard just one song by lamb of god and thought them to be bland death metal, and behemoth scared the crap out of me. Now i listen to jazz-thrash and mathcore, practically worship lord marco and george kolias, and dropkick hxc kids at the mere hint that they are about to dance to slaves shall serve. Oh its been a fun ride getting here. Not to sound weepy, but thanks to all of you retards who still think metal is relavant and needs a news site dedicated to it; without the likes of people like deathbringer, diamond oz, xfiruath, cynic and the rest of this "motley crue" (hah im clever) i wouldnt be able to sit here and laugh at korn fans while listening to converge with my snobby elitist nose in the air. So thank you, metalunderground, members and staff alike, thank you.

# Mar 22, 2010 @ 11:07 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
xFiruath's avatar

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14. xFiruath writes:

Thanks for the kind words folks. We'll be doing this another ten years and beyond so stay tuned! And remember - you are the reason we do this, so thanks for reading (Ok, OZ is actually the reason we do this, he is the best, but after him...)

# Mar 22, 2010 @ 12:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. n0thinghead writes:

wow DB, u rlly know how to mix in the emotions onto an article. i almost got just a lil teary eyed reading. it's been fun coming here, reading and conversing w/ u all. i've nvr even seen any of those top 5 oldest active members, we all probly have vry different taste in metal. cheer to db, cynic, oz, xfiurath, and all other MU staffmen!! MU 4ever \m/

# Mar 22, 2010 @ 2:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Fuck_A_Name's avatar

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16. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^kmadd and blackdog were on here a lot more often a while back. I havnt seen posts from them, wiggles, kali, crawford and a few others i remember in a while, months maybe. I feel old now lol

# Mar 22, 2010 @ 2:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. deathfreak writes:

^^^
Out of those guys. Only kmadd and wiggles ring a bell.

# Mar 22, 2010 @ 10:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Crushem writes:

Cheers MU. Here's to another 10 years. Horns to you all.

# Mar 23, 2010 @ 1:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Blindgreed1 writes:

\m/\m/!!!

# Mar 23, 2010 @ 2:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
n0thinghead's avatar

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20. n0thinghead writes:

i want some MU merch!!! \m/

# Mar 23, 2010 @ 4:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Rychemn writes:

Happy 9th MU.........the absolute best in METAL NEWS......HORNS UP .....\M/ \M/.....

# Mar 23, 2010 @ 6:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. killernofiller writes:

Actually, this is the ONLY site I come to anymore for metal news. Hope you guys stick around so I don't have to resort to lesser sites. Stay metal forever you sick f*cks!

# Mar 23, 2010 @ 8:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. M3talH3ad writes:

keep it comin!

# Mar 24, 2010 @ 4:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. WOLF7 writes:

I've been coming here under various names since late 2005, still lovin (well occasionally hatin' ) it after all these years. Where DOES the time go??
And I fully agree with post6. All of it.

# Mar 26, 2010 @ 2:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. BoltThrower writes:

Metal Underground is the ONLY place for metal. Don't bother with any other.

# Mar 27, 2010 @ 12:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
charest's avatar

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26. charest writes:

i missed the cut! by a few months! MU is a great site! i will be visiting for more years to come

# Mar 30, 2010 @ 11:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

holy fvck, it's been that long already? awesome. MU is one of the best metal news sites I've been on. and a fvck of a lot better than Blabbermouth...\m/
stay metal! \m/

# Mar 31, 2010 @ 10:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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