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Introducing Metal Underground Radio, Streaming Radio via Earbits

Metalunderground.com has teamed up with Earbits to create Metal Underground Radio, our very own streaming radio, featuring nothing but metal and hardcore. The Metal Underground station is commercial-free and can be heard here. Look for the graphic links in the right hand sidebar of Metalunderground.com pages to access Metal Underground Radio at any time.

What’s even better than commercial-free metal 24/7? Earbits is accepting music submissions from artists. So all of our readers who are part of metal bands can submit their music to Earbits. Head over here for instructions on how to submit your music for consideration. Don’t forget to tell them that Metalunderground.com sent you!

If you have quality recordings and are turned down for some reason, Metalunderground.com will work with metal bands to get their music on our Earbits station. Drop us a line in our forum here if you run into this situation and would like to petition for consideration.

Enter to Win Tickets to Rockstar's Metal Mayhem Festival

For a limited time, Earbits is running a promotion and giving away 2 tickets to Rockstar's Metal Mayhem Festival featuring Disturbed, Godsmack, Megadeth, Machine Head, Trivium, Hatebreed and more. All you need to do is head over to Metal Underground Radio and start listening. After a few seconds, you'll be prompted to enter the contest just by registering for Earbits with Facebook Connect*. You can get multiple entries to win just by sharing the promotion with other metal heads. (*note: if you're not on Facebook, you can enter by mail.)

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The_Avant_Garde's avatar

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1. The_Avant_Garde writes:

I've been on it a few times already over the past week and love it so far. Such a diverse range of bands.

# May 25, 2011 @ 4:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Drum_Junkie writes:

Thanks DB! This is sweet!
Since I mainly access this from work, I see my productivity dropping exponentially.

# May 25, 2011 @ 5:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Brucezombie writes:

I listened to it a few times. It is very cool. Although, I don't see myself listening to it that often, if ever. But it's still a very cool feature and very well put together.

# May 25, 2011 @ 6:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. HOLY SHIT!!! writes:

my dreams. here it is

# May 25, 2011 @ 9:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
deathbringer's avatar

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5. deathbringer writes:

There are a lot of options out there for streaming radio. But I'm hoping we can leverage the artists submissions and make it something special - a way to discover real underground bands.

# May 25, 2011 @ 11:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. silvermountains writes:

I love this idea, thanks man keeps me happy when not on my laptop where my itunes is

# May 26, 2011 @ 12:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. n0thinghead writes:

very cool DB!! \m/

# May 26, 2011 @ 9:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. RTB writes:

its great, i digg it...well done

# May 26, 2011 @ 12:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Lurker writes:

I have been a regular to this site for quite some time, I have a log-on but can not ever remember my password ... so I post randomly from time-to-time under a topical name ... and I have to say "thank you" for this added feature. I spent a couple hours tonight checking out the music, and loved it. I will definitely use this now and again to check out bands that get posted on the forum. Awesome!

# May 26, 2011 @ 10:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. n0thinghead writes:

^^^ that's cool man. ask DB to help u about the pw ordeal. hopefully he even can help u out.

# May 27, 2011 @ 10:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. deathbringer writes:

Lurker, our email was down for a while, but it should be working now if you do the "forgot password" link on the login screen.

# May 27, 2011 @ 11:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Blindgreed1 writes:

Fvcking loving this thing man! Gonna have to slide my tongue down DB's throat next time I see him. Soon as I pull it out of KP's Butt. :D~{

# May 27, 2011 @ 5:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
deathbringer's avatar

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13. deathbringer writes:

um,...thanks? No thanks?

# May 27, 2011 @ 5:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. bananaterracottapie1 writes:

f***ing brilliant. The only thing left for DB to do now is the MU livecast.

# May 27, 2011 @ 11:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. silvermountains writes:

There should be a genre selection

# May 27, 2011 @ 11:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. sonictherapy writes:

I checked out the site and liked the fact that most of the bands are truly unknown, but every fifteenth band or so is a better known band. That way you convey your message of "underground" and give those bands exposure without maybe losing the interest of metal listeners that need something familiar to relate to. It's similar to the way college radio would do it - mostly new, underground music and "recurrent" metal bands.

# May 28, 2011 @ 12:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
deathbringer's avatar

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17. deathbringer writes:

After nearly a full day's worth of listening, I can definitely recognize the labels who are participating and would hit some runs of the same bands (I think I heard 4 songs off of Malevolent Creation's "Will to Kill" and then runs of several Relapse grind bands in a row). But I really hope that we'll get more of our readers to submit their bands' music as well and have even more underground metal on there.

# May 28, 2011 @ 9:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. -Metal_Rapture- writes:

DB, awesome work my man! This is great, congrats. Your dedication is unrelenting. Thats why this is the best metal site! So when can I get an app for this so I can get rid of Pandora? : )

# May 28, 2011 @ 10:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Fuck_A_Name writes:

Holy f*** i need to get the internet at my new house set up. Im missing new black dahlia, devin townshend AND gojira songs, and now this. I want.

# May 28, 2011 @ 11:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
deathbringer's avatar

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20. deathbringer writes:

Good question on the app - I'll have to inquire about that. I'd like that too. Haven't even tried it on my ipod yet.

# May 29, 2011 @ 11:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. n0thinghead writes:

i wouldn't mind helping out with an app DB. gonna take a class in the fall about how to do it. and u alrdy know that i've been learning programming for quite some time now. i'll be able to help out with an app once i'm done with school next spring. or even during the spring possibly.

but i'm also with bananana on wanting an MU livecast!!! lmao idgaf is it's audio only or a video podcast, i just want something!! lol

# May 31, 2011 @ 11:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Blindgreed1 writes:

Damn... Rejection from the big guy... On a lighter note, Blind Greed was uploaded to the site on Saturday. Cheers fvckers!

# May 31, 2011 @ 2:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
n0thinghead's avatar

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23. n0thinghead writes:

niiice!! congrats man! celebrate with the lady friend ;)

# May 31, 2011 @ 2:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Overlord's avatar

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24. Overlord writes:

love it so far, i like the range of music included, it introduced me to a sick band "a storm of light" which ive been listening to ever since. i do have some feedback if your interested.

if possible could you sort the genres your interested in listening to? at one point a song by "a storm of light" came on, omega, which is a 15 minute epic progressive piece but overall is very peaceful. when the song finished i got launched right into swashbuckle and (no matter how much i love some good pirate metal) it kinda killed my buzz at the time lol. also, is there some way for us to submit band suggestions?

thanks for the effort youve put in so far, much love. <;3

# May 31, 2011 @ 10:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
deathbringer's avatar

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25. deathbringer writes:

n0thinghead, the earbits folks would likely be on the app for this. Although, we definitely should talk about MU app possibilities. Hit me up on facebook.

Overlord, there's been talk of genres, but I think it's a slippery slope to get on. There is as much grey area material as there is well-definitely genre metal, and any "mistakes" will cause discontent :-) I'll see what Earbits proposes and look forward to the personalization features coming too.

# May 31, 2011 @ 11:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Overlord writes:

that is true people tend to get their panties in a knot over categorizing their music into specific genres... its sad, i would love to have a filter so just the chill relaxing progressive stuff but alas, ill have to stick to putting porcupine tree on shuffle. :P

# May 31, 2011 @ 11:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. GORECUNT writes:

SWEET!

# Jun 1, 2011 @ 11:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Blindgreed1 writes:

Overlord: PPT kicks arse. Been spinning them for the last two weeks straight.

# Jun 1, 2011 @ 11:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Tom Himself writes:

Lovely! Nice work guys, as one media guy to another!

# Jun 1, 2011 @ 1:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
deathbringer's avatar

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30. deathbringer writes:

There is an iphone/android app out there, but I don't see Metal Underground Radio on the iphone edition specifically. You can search the app store for Earbits. I'll inquire about the station.

# Jun 1, 2011 @ 1:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Overlord's avatar

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31. Overlord writes:

+50 internet points to blingreed1.

# Jun 1, 2011 @ 3:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
ZMA's avatar

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32. ZMA writes:

I never commented this to show some support. Site is pretty awesome. Gonna be listening for a while.

# Jun 1, 2011 @ 4:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
33. pi writes:

why doesn`t this work for me?

# Jun 5, 2011 @ 8:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
n0thinghead's avatar

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34. n0thinghead writes:

^^^ have u tried turning ur computer off and on again?

# Jun 6, 2011 @ 9:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
deathbringer's avatar

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35. deathbringer writes:

Doesn't work on what? PC/device? browser or operating system? It didn't work for me on my ipod touch without using the app.

# Jun 6, 2011 @ 10:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
36. pi writes:

its not working on my pc. it said loading for like 10 minutes :/

# Jun 6, 2011 @ 3:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
deathbringer's avatar

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37. deathbringer writes:

What kind of internet do you have? cable, dsl, dialup?

# Jun 6, 2011 @ 6:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
38. ngarigoth writes:

f***ing awesome

# Jun 7, 2011 @ 9:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. Blindgreed1 writes:

Well, they listed my band as hard rock, so now i'm genere confused. *runs away crying*

# Jun 7, 2011 @ 11:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. deathbringer writes:

LOL. Well they had some death metal listed as hard rock too. They were supposed to have brought on someone more familiar with metal to properly classify it, so I'm not sure what's going on there. But to be fair, some of your stuff has a rock vibe too it even though it's louder and heavier than typical hard rock. So who knows :-) I'll see if I can get a line of communication open for stuff like this.

# Jun 7, 2011 @ 1:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. Valentine_no_more writes:

I have a band! I totally want on the station!

# Jun 9, 2011 @ 4:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. pstevo123 writes:

Have to say this is really helping pass the time at work and also find new bands to listen too, really enjoying this

# Jun 9, 2011 @ 6:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. KanadianKoRn writes:

fvck BG...wuzup!?!?!?!u nail one every time (post 12) funny sh** bud ...DB this sh** is kool youve done a good job man, i had my friends The Catalyst submit to this i could see this doing well!

# Jun 9, 2011 @ 9:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. deathbringer writes:

FYI - the Rockstar's Metal Mayhem Festival ticket giveaway ends tomorrow night (Wednesday). Check it out if you haven't already.

I'm glad everyone seems to be enjoying Metal Underground Radio! It is a nice option for music if you're in need of one.

# Jun 13, 2011 @ 11:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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