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In real life: K.S. (25) from Slovenia
Working on: News, events/tours, CC's
Likes: Attending anykind of concerts, watching movies, enjoying good company...
Musical taste: Dooom, joyful black, post, sludge, grindcore.
Latest discovery: Rintrah - Salt Of The Earth
Album picks: Clouds - Doliu
  Ephemeros - All Hail Corrosion
  Funeralium - Deceived Idealism
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Publications: Articles (11)  Reviews (3)  
Languages: Slovene, English
Member since: 21.05.2006 | Last seen online: 1h ago


In real life: Che (21) from Lake Worth, USA
Working on: Reviews (mainly black and doom), articles, interviews, lists
Likes: Ancient history, philosophy, psychedelic culture, writing poetry, experimental film, sci fi/dystopia novels, reptiles, playing my instruments
Hates: Fascism, censorship, close-mindedness, superficiality, art being exploited for money
Musical taste: All metal, specifically black and doom. Progressive and psychedelic rock, jazz, classical, and underground hip hop.
Latest discovery: Side projects of Stephen O'Malley, specifically Aethenor and Ginnungagap
Album picks: Schammasch - Contradiction
  Progenie Terrestre Pura - Asteroidi
  Mare Cognitum - Phobos Monolith
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Publications: Articles (8)  Reviews (110)  Interviews (3)  Galleries (4)
Languages: English
Personal text: Seeking new converts for the bizarre and the Avantgarde, one popped brain cell at a time.
Member since: 13.08.2010 | Last seen online: 25m ago

Baz Anderson

In real life: Barry Anderson (26) from Lincoln, United Kingdom
Working on: Everything
Album picks: Iron Savior - Rise Of The Hero
  Keldian - Outbound
  Wormed - Exodromos
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Publications: Articles (138)  Reviews (171)  Interviews (48)  Galleries (89)
Languages: English
Personal text: I have a degree in Psychology, fly birds of prey, and play Pokémon!
Member since: 10.10.2004 | Last seen online: 3h ago


In real life: Ana Filipa Oliveira (28) from Barreiro, Portugal
Working on: News, events, sporadic reviews, like to check band-related stuff as well. I have a special interest for Portuguese bands.
Likes: Guitars, books, films, series, guitar picks, posters, going to shows, cats, playing guitar (acoustic and electric), writing poetry, being random, good sense of humour, original CDs, surf, karate
Hates: some types of fish, waking up early, deadlines, copy-cat bands, Manowar (can't help it sorry!), annoying drunks, bad hair days, big stairs, not having what I want when I want it, bands forgetting PT
Musical taste: Mostly melodic metal, a lot of progressive whether it is metal or other kind, all its variations. I tend to enjoy specific bands, not genres. l'll listen to anything that's good, regardless of genre.
Latest discovery: Yama, In The Silence
Album picks: Giant Squid - Minoans
  Mortals - Cursed To See The Future
  Mekong Delta - In A Mirror Darkly
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Publications: Articles (21)  Reviews (26)  
Languages: Portuguese, English, Italian, French (out of practice), Spanish (a little)
Personal text: My interests are mostly music, books and films/television. I do some gaming if it's GTA or the likes. Discovered recently that I also like to write articles about the music I love and the different perspectives you can look at music.

For me music was always a transcendent thing. I value the work of bands a lot and cherish the moments I enjoy while I'm listening to their music.

I'm also very cheesy and philosophical as you can see ahah
Member since: 01.02.2006 | Last seen online: 4h ago

D.T. Metal

In real life: Birgit () from Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Working on: Editor In Chief: a lot of things but mostly Reviews, Interviews, Photography
Hates: Fake people !!!
Musical taste: Speed, Thrash, Power, Black, Death
Album picks: Striker - City Of Gold
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Publications: Articles (67)  Reviews (25)  Interviews (43)  Galleries (53)
Languages: German, English
Personal text: No clue; but if I would have to explain you wouldn't understand!
Member since: 03.01.2012 | Last seen online: 7d ago

Darkside Momo

In real life: Sébastien Mora (36) from Toulouse, France
Working on: Used to write various stuff, but actually semi-retired
Likes: Fantasy, Role-playing Games, Comics (French and manga mostly), Metal (duh)
Musical taste: Come on... Metal of course! I can dig stuff of almost all subgenres, but I lean towards avant/proggy/industrial/extreme stuff.
Latest discovery: See my staff picks - I pick rarely but only great stuff, mind you ;)
Album picks: Nero Di Marte - Derivae
  Trepalium - Voodoo Moonshine
  Yob - Clearing The Path To Ascend
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Publications: Articles (68)  Reviews (89)  Interviews (14)  Galleries (30)
Languages: French, some English, broken spanish
Personal text: I'm not sure you really want to read that.
Member since: 22.06.2004 | Last seen online: 15m ago

Doc Godin

In real life: Luke Godin (25) from Calgary, Canada
Working on: Former Editor In Chief, now just a part time reviewer.
Likes: Music and a bunch of other stuff.
Musical taste: Mostly metal from all genres, but also love good country, hip-hop, blues, jazz, punk, soul, folk and even a little pop.
Album picks: The Graviators - Motherload
  Keitzer - The Last Defence
  Crimson Shadows - Kings Among Men
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Publications: Articles (44)  Reviews (365)  Interviews (19)  Galleries (7)
Languages: english
Personal text: Former E.I.C., pretty much exclusively doing album reviews these days.

Be sure to check out my wonderful lists for some of my picks for each year.
Member since: 05.11.2005 | Last seen online: 14h ago


In real life: Ivan (34) from Turku, Finland
Working on: Administration, design and programming
Musical taste: Melodic stuff
Album picks: Whispered - Thousand Swords
  Ghost Brigade - Isolation Songs
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Publications: Articles (6)  Reviews (9)  Galleries (6)
Languages: Russian, English, some Estonian and Finnish
Member since: 06.10.2001 | Last seen online: 4d ago


In real life: Ivor (31) from Tallinn, Estonia
Working on: Photography, reviewing, interviewing, reanimation and resurrection
Musical taste: melodic stuff, mostly prog, symphonic and gothic
Latest discovery: Jolly
Album picks: United Progressive Fraternity - Fall In Love With The World
  Cool Cavemen - Funkloric Trip
  Hedvig Mollestad Trio - Enfant Terrible!
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Publications: Articles (63)  Reviews (70)  Interviews (25)  Galleries (88)
Languages: Estonian, Russian, English
Member since: 01.06.2003 | Last seen online: just now

J. N.

In real life: Jay (23) from Sweden
Working on: Band-related info, events and publications.
Musical taste: Various
Album picks: Benighted - Carnivore Sublime
  Antigama - Meteor
  Dragged Into Sunlight - Widowmaker
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Languages: English, Swedish
Member since: 13.04.2010 | Last seen online: 14m ago

Jason W.

In real life: Jason (37) from Western Massachusetts, USA
Working on: Reviews, some photography, band profiles and interviews
Likes: analytical and emotional topics, equality, people watching, photography
Hates: superficiality and stereotypical thinking
Musical taste: Most symphonic, gothic, doom, and atmospheric metal. Also, some atypical progressive and post, avantgarde or melodic metal, and an eclectic choice of older black & death.
Latest discovery: Helevorn - Compassion Forlorn, Sólstafir - Ótta
Album picks: Atoma - Skylight
  To Cast A Shadow - In Memory Of
  Weeping Silence - Theatre Of Life
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Publications: Articles (11)  Reviews (23)  Interviews (2)  Galleries (7)
Languages: English
Personal text: Writing has and always will be my first love. I'm one of the few people left who still sends hand written letters, a lost art. I also enjoy traveling - even alone - or to meet and reconnect with new and old friends
Member since: 08.09.2004 | Last seen online: 51m ago


In real life: Glenn (31) from Dubai, UAE
Working on: Band edits, Interviews, news, events & Clandestine Cuts
Likes: Metal, Guitar, Concerts, MMA, Birmingham City Football Club, Rugby, Motocross, & Beer!
Hates: Justin Bieber, Twilight, Glee
Musical taste: Most metal genres but mainly doom, death, progressive & black metal
Latest discovery: Nasheim - Solens Vemod
Album picks: Serdce - Timelessness
  Herder - Gods
  Benevolent - The Covenant
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Publications: Articles (14)  Interviews (3)  
Languages: English
Personal text: Can be found lurking around metal festivals in Europe during the summertime. Hit Wacken, Brutal Assault & Unirock Open Air Festivals in 2011. Wacken, Brutal Assault & Summer Breeze Festivals in 2012, Brutal Assault in 2013 & it looks like it'll be Hellfest plus Wacken in 2014!
Member since: 14.12.2003 | Last seen online: 4h ago


In real life: Marcel Hubregtse (46) from somewhere in the middle, The Netherlands
Working on: all sorts of stuff
Likes: Metal (duh), comedy, Bukowski, cricket, cooking, microbrews, whisky
Hates: European Power Metal, hypocrits, backstabbers
Musical taste: Metal till death
Album picks: Rainbow - Live In Munich 1977
  Process Of Guilt - Erosion
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Publications: Articles (27)  Reviews (52)  Interviews (11)  Galleries (1)
Languages: Dutch, English
Personal text: Is much more friendly and fun-loving than he comes across at first sight. Anyone ever over in The Netherlands just contact me if you're in need of a floor to crash on.

Top 20 of 2011:

1. Disma - Towards the Megalith
2. 40 Watt Sun - The Inside Room
3. The Devil's Blood - The Thousandfold Epicentre
4. Orchid - Capricorn
5. Mournful Congregation - The Book Of Kings
6. Vanhelgd - Church Of Death
7. Black Oath - The Third Aeon
8. Esoteric - Paragon Of Dissonance
9. Before The Rain - Frail
10. Cianide - Gods Of Death
11. Black Country Communion - 2
12. Faces Of Bayon - Heart Of The Fire
13. Necros Christos - Doom Of The Occult
14. Saturnalia Temple - Aion Of Drakon
15. Hell - Human Remains
16. Argus - Boldly Stride The Doomed
17. In Solitude - The World, The Flesh, The Devil
18. Loss - Despond
19. Krux - III - He Who Sleeps Amongst The Stars
20. Miasmal - Miasmal
Member since: 23.09.2003 | Last seen online: 4h ago


In real life: Zep (29) from Pearland, TX, USA
Working on: All things database. Minor forum moderation.
Likes: My son, metal, tv shows, anime, movies, video games
Hates: Total fucking morons
Musical taste: Many forms of Metal and Industrial music, like Aggrotech/Hellectro/Dark Electro
Album picks: Aurora Borealis - Worldshapers
  Ovid's Withering - Scryers Of The Ibis
  Oceans Of Slumber - Aetherial
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Publications: Articles (1)  Reviews (3)  
Languages: English and various bits and pieces of a few other languages
Personal text: Started contributing heavily to the database in April 2011. Joined MS Staff in October 2012. Became the Database Manager in March 2013.
Member since: 08.04.2009 | Last seen online: 15m ago


In real life: Alex (23) from Australia
Working on: Album Reviews, Proofreading, Database dabbling
Musical taste: Ozric Tentacles, rock (progressive and psychedelic), metal (preferably melodic or progressive)
Album picks: Saor - Aura
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Publications: Articles (5)  Reviews (155)  
Languages: This one
Member since: 01.04.2010 | Last seen online: 2h ago


In real life: Susan (31) from Oakland, CA, USA
Working on: Album and Concert Reviews, work on Metal Storm Awards
Likes: Thoughtful metal music. Drinking. Hiking. Awesome people. Astrophysics. Geeking out with friends and board games. Quality vodka, such as Titos.
Hates: Fennel. Olives. Cheap metal bands.
Musical taste: Anything QUALITY. I'm into nearly all genres of metal.
Latest discovery: WIlderun (American folk metal), Head Phones President (Alternative metal from Japan)
Album picks: Ancient Bards - A New Dawn Ending
  Morost - Solace In Solitude
  Bend The Sky - Origins
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Publications: Articles (32)  Reviews (84)  Interviews (15)  Galleries (1)
Languages: English
Personal text: Best band I've ever seen live: Turisas. It was part of Paganfest I, the North American tour. All bands contributed to it being the most amazing night, but I'd trade any of them, even the incredible Eluveitie, for another set of Turisas. To Holmgard and beyond, baby!
Member since: 16.04.2004 | Last seen online: 83h ago


In real life: George (24) from Eugene, OR, USA
Working on: Reviews
Musical taste: Metal and non-metal, but mostly metal.
Album picks: Zoldier Noiz - Regression Process
  The Body - Split LP [Split]
  Khthoniik Cerviiks - Heptaedrone
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Publications: Articles (15)  Reviews (133)  Interviews (1)  Galleries (2)
Member since: 13.11.2008 | Last seen online: 39h ago


In real life: Craig (42) from The Chaco, Paraguay
Working on: Reviews - Album and Concert, Review Proofing, Interviews, Drive By Forum Rants.
Likes: music, pale ale, IPAs, islay malts, making love at midnight in the dunes by the cape.
Hates: oh my. where to begin?
Musical taste: Metal-wise? Sludge, Black, Post, Doom.
Latest discovery: Fungoid Stream - Prehuman Shapes
Album picks: Memest - Bastards And Liars
  Down - Down IV - Part Two
  Into Orbit - Caverns
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Publications: Articles (29)  Reviews (208)  Interviews (4)  
Languages: foul
Personal text: is currently roaming the jungles of Paraguay, beer in one hand, claw hammer in the other, most likely listening to doom or sludge.

Outside of metal, the suspect listens to some 80's and 90's punk, 80's wave, some ambient electronica and blues.

Has been known to review albums or gigs for tix, cd's, food, booze, "happy ending" massages, and, on occasion, "ABC" gum.

should be considered drunk and extremely disorderly.
Member since: 15.07.2004 | Last seen online: 10h ago