2.1 - When and how was the site founded?

Metal Storm was founded in autumn 2000 by Ivan, originally with the .ee domain. This is the Estonian extension, where the server is located. Since then Metal Storm has grown into an international website, with its members coming from every continent, except maybe Antarctica (anyone from Antarctica here?).

As well as http://www.metalstorm.net, Metal Storm is also available at http://www.metalstorm.eu and http://www.metalstorm.ee