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Abattoir

From: Slovenia
Working on: Event / tour stuff, news, concert reviews and articles, CC's
 
Likes: Attending anykind of concerts
Musical taste: Doom, stoner, sludge, post-metal, grindcore, post-rock, K-pop
Latest discovery: Gaerea - Unsettling Whispers
 
Album picks: Clouds - Doliu
  Ephemeros - All Hail Corrosion
  Funeralium - Deceived Idealism
 
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Publications: Articles (38)  Reviews (3)  
 
Languages: Slovene, English
Member since: 21.05.2006 | Last seen online: 12h ago



Apothecary

From: Lake Worth, FL, USA
Working on: Reviews, articles, interviews, lists
 
Likes: History, philosophy, poetry, psychedelic culture, experimental film, sci fi, reptiles
Hates: Fascism, censorship, racism, materialism, argumentative people
Musical taste: Metal, mostly black and doom. Drone, ambient, and psychedelic forms of music, jazz, and an undercover hip hop fiend
Latest discovery: 11Paranoias. Turn on, tune in, drop out.
 
Album picks: Naxatras - III
  The Body - I Have Fought Against It, But I Can't Any Longer.
  Death Grips - Bottomless Pit
 
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Publications: Articles (30)  Reviews (234)  Interviews (15)  Galleries (13)
 
Languages: English and O))). More of that second one.
Personal text: I like music that's extreme in a boundary pushing way... the level of creativity, the shamanic sense of ritualism to it all, the absolute abrasiveness and raw power, or some combination of these. Whether underground or of a more mainstream variety, all the music I consume, metal and non, reflects that insatiable urge for finding artists unafraid to push the envelope. I'll share what I know with you if you do the same.
Member since: 13.08.2010 | Last seen online: 1h ago



Baz Anderson

From: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Working on: Everything
 
Album picks: Iron Savior - Rise Of The Hero
  Keldian - Outbound
  Wormed - Exodromos
 
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Publications: Articles (142)  Reviews (171)  Interviews (49)  Galleries (91)
 
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: 63h ago



BitterCOld

From: Bogota, Colombia
Working on: Modding, Largely retired 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: Mr. Plow
 
Album picks: Mr Plow - Maintain Radio Silence
  Process Of Guilt - Black Earth
  Loss - Horizonless
 
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Publications: Articles (34)  Reviews (255)  Interviews (4)  
 
Languages: foul
Personal text: 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: 27d ago



Darkside Momo

From: Toulouse, France
Working on: Used to write various stuff, but now retired.
 
Likes: Fantasy, Role-playing Games, Comics (French and manga mostly), Metal (duh)
Musical taste: Metal (duh!) Almost all across the board, with preferences for indus / avant / prog / extreme stuff
Latest discovery: See my staff picks - I pick rarely but only great stuff, mind you ;)
 
Album picks: Eryn Non Dae. - Abandon Of The Self
  Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor
  Pryapisme - Diabolicus Felinae Pandemonium
 
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Publications: Articles (81)  Reviews (91)  Interviews (14)  Galleries (41)
 
Languages: French, some English, broken Spanish
Personal text: I'm not sure you really want to read that.

Also, I'm retired from reviewing, news and stuff, and I don't answer to e-mails. Sorry.
Member since: 22.06.2004 | Last seen online: 3h ago



Doc G.

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: Motörhead - Ace Of Spades
  The Graviators - Motherload
  Keitzer - The Last Defence
 
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Publications: Articles (44)  Reviews (376)  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: 5d ago



Ivor

From: Tallinn, Estonia
Working on: Photography, reviewing, interviewing, reanimation and resurrection
 
Musical taste: melodic stuff, mostly prog, symphonic and gothic
 
Album picks: Long Distance Calling - Boundless
  Bullet Height - No Atonement
  Southern Empire - Southern Empire
 
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Publications: Articles (86)  Reviews (80)  Interviews (25)  Galleries (144)
 
Languages: Estonian, Russian, English
Member since: 01.06.2003 | Last seen online: 5h ago



Jason W.

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 post, melodic metal, and an eclectic choice of older black & death.
Latest discovery: Unseelie - Urban Fantasy, EnkElination - Tears Of Lust, Fright Night - Life Eternal
 
Album picks: Nightmare - Dead Sun
  Weeping Silence - Opus IV Oblivion
  Kowai - Dissonance
 
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Publications: Articles (11)  Reviews (27)  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: 8d ago



Marcel Hubregtse

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 (53)  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 2014:

1. Blood Farmers - Headless Eyes
2. Emptiness - Nothing But The Whole
3. Execration - Morbid Dimensions
4. Morbus Chron - Sweven
5. Dead Congregation - Promulgation Of The Fall
6. Swallowed - Lunarterial
7. Profetus - As All Seasons Die
8. Horrendous - Ecdysis
9. Vanhelgd - Relics Of Sulphur Salvation
10. Ogre - The Last Neanderthal
11. Corpsessed - Abysmal Thresholds
12. Dread Sovereign - All Hell's Martyrs
13. Teitenblood - Death
14. Phobocosm - Deprived
15. Lvcifyre - Svn Eater
16. Clouds - Doliu
17. Thantifaxath - Sacred White Noise
18. Vallenfyre - Splinters
19. Mourning Dawn - Les Sacrifiés
20. Ophis - Ophis - Abhorrence In Opulence
Member since: 23.09.2003 | Last seen online: 7h ago



Nefarious

From: Dubai, UAE
Working on: Band edits, Interviews, news, events & Clandestine Cuts
 
Likes: Music, Bourbon, attending live concerts/festivals, travelling
Hates: Justin Bieber
Musical taste: Most metal genres but mainly doom, death, progressive & black metal
Latest discovery: Nasheim - Solens Vemod
 
Album picks: Vastum - Hole Below
  Dead To A Dying World - Litany
  Anopheli - The Ache Of Want
 
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Publications: Articles (56)  Interviews (3)  
 
Languages: English
Personal text: Can be found lurking around metal festivals in Europe during the summertime. Namely Wacken (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015), Brutal Assault (2011-2015), Unirock (2011), Summer Breeze (2012), Hellfest (2014) & Progpower Europe (2015).
Member since: 14.12.2003 | Last seen online: 9h ago



ScreamingSteelUS

From: USA
Working on: Editor-in-Chief; specializing in reviews and MS Awards.
 
Likes: History, movies, Star Wars, anime, more history
Hates: You, hippies, outdoors, sunshine, happiness
Musical taste: Only the best.
Latest discovery: how to tie my shoes
 
Album picks: Manilla Road - Crystal Logic
  Blind Guardian - Nightfall In Middle-Earth
  Dew-Scented - Inwards
 
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Publications: Articles (25)  Reviews (274)  Interviews (8)  
 
Languages: English, some Russian
Member since: 14.10.2010 | Last seen online: 13h ago