Metal Storm - Remains Free, All Metalheads Are Premium Members


Welcome back to the land of the living, friends. We hope you enjoyed our Babymetal prison (no doubt it was well-deserved). As you have hopefully grasped by now, our paid membership scheme, the premium titles, and the "content quota" banners were indeed a little bit of April Foolery on our part; we won't be forcing you to pay for our content or anything like that (unless you really want to, in which case BitterCOld takes payment in booze).

If you're still cheesed off about having to stumble through "Gimme Chocolate" in order to access the site, just keep in mind that your stalwart staff had to be subjected to it numerous times over the last few days so that we could work out the kinks in the operation. It was worth it to share it with the rest of you. Now go and enjoy all that good MS content - on the house.

Source: metalstorm.net
 
Posted: 02.04.2021 by nikarg


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Comments: 20   Visited by: 254 users
02.04.2021 - 00:05
corrupt
With a lowercase c
I was kinda getting used to that Premium user title though.
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Schwarzmetall!
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02.04.2021 - 00:10
nikarg
Mod
For all of you who said that you'd be willing to pay if we were to fix the connection problems, the mobile access, and everything else that is not working on the website for that matter... we have taken down your names and you will be contacted shortly
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02.04.2021 - 01:27
chomskeet

I was actually about to give you guys money lol
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02.04.2021 - 02:35
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by nikarg on 02.04.2021 at 00:10

For all of you who said that you'd be willing to pay if we were to fix the connection problems, the mobile access, and everything else that is not working on the website for that matter... we have taken down your names and you will be contacted shortly

Hey, I drink booze to, so cretin raki be fine on my belly.
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Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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02.04.2021 - 02:57
Ocean Sage

That was a killer joke and totally fooled me.
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02.04.2021 - 03:11
Rafael Cevidanes

I'm pretty ashamed to have done it, but where I live every single day is a fool's one. Besides that, you couldn't have got me in a worse moment, as I've got COVID and still can't think straight, that being the reason why I deleted my account right away after the joke. I'm unemployed and can't afford any expenses beyond those to my survival. I don't know where you're from, but things here in Brazil are beyond any sense of horrible. Is there any way I can recover my deleted account? There was so much information on it, I don't want to lose it
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02.04.2021 - 03:49
IBlackened

Written by nikarg on 02.04.2021 at 00:10

For all of you who said that you'd be willing to pay if we were to fix the connection problems, the mobile access, and everything else that is not working on the website for that matter... we have taken down your names and you will be contacted shortly

I wouldn't mind donating to MS, as an act of gratitude because I love the site, but as you guys probably know, our currency is worth shit, so I can't donate any significant amount. A 50 euros donation would cost a third of our minimum wage.
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Their old stuff is better.
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02.04.2021 - 04:35
BitterCOld
waltrsobchakheit
Written by Rafael Cevidanes on 02.04.2021 at 03:11

I'm pretty ashamed to have done it, but where I live every single day is a fool's one. Besides that, you couldn't have got me in a worse moment, as I've got COVID and still can't think straight, that being the reason why I deleted my account right away after the joke. I'm unemployed and can't afford any expenses beyond those to my survival. I don't know where you're from, but things here in Brazil are beyond any sense of horrible. Is there any way I can recover my deleted account? There was so much information on it, I don't want to lose it


Unfortunately deleted is deleted, amigo. Understand the situation in Brazil as Parana (at least Curitiba) might as well be a giant prison now. Fuck MetalStorm, hope you just beat the fucking horrible strain that is killing left and right down here. PM me where you are at, if I'm ever in the barrio, o jantar e as cervejas are on me. Can't do much more, but when this shit clears want to see more of your awesome country. And ask Mr. Doctor, el Chileno, I will do Marcel proud and try to murder you with beer.
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get the fuck off my lawn.

Beer Bug Virus Spotify Playlist crafted by Nikarg and I. Feel free to tune in and add some pertinent metal tunes!
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02.04.2021 - 05:12
Rafael Cevidanes

Written by BitterCOld on 02.04.2021 at 04:35

Written by Rafael Cevidanes on 02.04.2021 at 03:11

I'm pretty ashamed to have done it, but where I live every single day is a fool's one. Besides that, you couldn't have got me in a worse moment, as I've got COVID and still can't think straight, that being the reason why I deleted my account right away after the joke. I'm unemployed and can't afford any expenses beyond those to my survival. I don't know where you're from, but things here in Brazil are beyond any sense of horrible. Is there any way I can recover my deleted account? There was so much information on it, I don't want to lose it


Unfortunately deleted is deleted, amigo. Understand the situation in Brazil as Parana (at least Curitiba) might as well be a giant prison now. Fuck MetalStorm, hope you just beat the fucking horrible strain that is killing left and right down here. PM me where you are at, if I'm ever in the barrio, o jantar e as cervejas are on me. Can't do much more, but when this shit clears want to see more of your awesome country. And ask Mr. Doctor, el Chileno, I will do Marcel proud and try to murder you with beer.


Thanks for your consideration, bud. I'm both devastated for being so sick and to act so stupid, but this terrible virus almost got me, as I suffered a short arrest due to lack of air, 2 days ago. I'm much better now. I used to be a lawyer and a teacher of English language, now I'm fighting this devilish government, asking for help to survive since it's been almost 2 years of no paychecks and I have my social security rights denied. I know things are hard for everyone, practically everywhere, and since I've been dealing with a lot of free services becoming paid ones because of the pandemic, I thought it was the case of Metal Storm while my mind was too fucked up to even think of April Fool's, because it's not a tradition here. But life goes on. And about the beer challenge: no doubt! I'm a terribly good opponent hahaha! Whenever you can do it! Take care, bud 😎🤘🏼
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02.04.2021 - 05:31
BetulaObscura

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02.04.2021 - 08:59
The Melting Snow

The deletion thing shouldn't be permanent!!!

who da developer?
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02.04.2021 - 10:20
Angel N.
Evil Butterfly
Haha! Haha! How funny! I couldn't even guess it was April joke! HAHA! HAHA!

It was a cheesy joke, an obvious April fool joke.
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The Fangirl.
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02.04.2021 - 16:23
Alakazam

Let's be honest the more Gold, Red & Green color here the better.
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02.04.2021 - 18:55
Grinkor

Oh I totally got into it. Silly me :/ hahaha
good joke. very good. Too good..... So good that I fear someday it becomes real LOL
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02.04.2021 - 20:39
Magic Rock!

A sad day for Heavy Metal
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02.04.2021 - 21:26
doez
Hallucigenia
That statistician title was my biggest pride, I'm heart broken
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03.04.2021 - 01:15
Cuervo Raven

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04.04.2021 - 17:17
JavierPaper

Good thing it was a joke, that premium subscription notice was kind of annoying.
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04.04.2021 - 18:18
nikarg
Mod
Those of you who didn't fill in your details missed the whole joke really. The premium membership "news" was only the lure, the actual joke was after you proceeded with the subscription. Unfortunately, many people decided not to proceed, even though we added a notice that there would be no credit card fees yet.

For those who missed it, if you clicked on the green button after the pop-up banner appeared, you got a form to fill in your details. Only whatever you typed didn't matter since the name, address, and city would be filled by details we had already loaded (for example -depending on the gender you chose- names like Papa Emeritus, Chris Barnes, Shagrath, Floor Jansen, Alissa White-Gluz etc. for addresses we had Stairway to Heaven 1, Manilla Road, Route 666, 22 Acacia Avenue etc. and for towns we had At the Gates, Minas Morgul, Cirith Ungol, Falls Of Rauros etc.). After you filled in your details, the next step took you to a new popup where we admitted that the whole thing was an April Fools joke but there was also one last thing. You had to watch the YouTube video of Babymetal's "Gimme Chocolate". And there was no way to bypass it, there were no controls on the video so you couldn't adjust the volume or skip and go straight to the end of it; you just had to watch the whole thing and only when that video ended you could go back to the website and browse normally without any popup appearing ever again. If you closed the tab and didn't watch the video, the popup appeared again from the beginning whenever you visited Metal Storm. The only page that was always accessible was the one of the news post.

I think the people who went all the way really enjoyed it. It's a pity that many of you were not brave enough. We had to watch "Gimme Chocolate" ourselves way too many times while testing the whole thing and that kind of self-sacrifice on our part deserved at least everyone suffering the same torture.

Finally, we noticed from the comments on the initial news post that some of you who went through with the whole procedure left hints in their comments but were careful enough to not give away the joke. Thank you for that.
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05.04.2021 - 17:26
Charlotbk

I know is not the subject but a app for cellphone will be pretty cool I don't have a computer at home and I miss MS in the week-end !
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