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From: Slovenia
Working on: Event / tour stuff, news, CC's
Likes: Attending anykind of concerts, watching movies, enjoying good company...
Musical taste: Dooom, post-metal, sludge, grindcore, black
Latest discovery: Wormrot - Voices
Album picks: Clouds - Doliu
  Ephemeros - All Hail Corrosion
  Funeralium - Deceived Idealism
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Publications: Articles (18)  Reviews (3)  
Languages: Slovene, English
Member since: 21.05.2006 | Last seen online: 8h ago


In real life: Che (23) 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: Alone In The Hollow Garden. Romanian ritual ambient
Album picks: Deathspell Omega - The Synarchy Of Molten Bones
  Blut Aus Nord - Codex Obscura Nomina [Split]
  Howls Of Ebb - Cursus Impasse: The Pendlomic Vows
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Publications: Articles (17)  Reviews (182)  Interviews (8)  Galleries (12)
Languages: English and O))). More of that second one.
Personal text: I'm most specifically interested in music that has a big focus on hypnotizing the listener through repetition and exploring the very nature of sound itself. There's something primal in it that I think channels some sort of ancient, very powerful part of our human past. And I'm always seeking new enthusiasts for it. Let us inhale the frequencies and worship the O))) together!
Member since: 13.08.2010 | Last seen online: 38m ago

Baz Anderson

In real life: Barry Anderson (29) 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 (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: 18h ago


In real life: Craig (44) 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: chileno completos.
Album picks: Altar Of Betelgeuze - Among The Ruins
  Kassad - Faces Turn Away
  Tort - 5 Years Of Doom And Dark Sounds
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Publications: Articles (32)  Reviews (245)  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: 1h ago


In real life: Ana Filipa Oliveira (30) 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: Mortals, Past Undone, Equaleft
Album picks: Oddland - Origin
  Névoa - Re Un
  Riverside - Out Of Myself
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Publications: Articles (27)  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: 5h 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: Degial - Savage Mutiny
  Striker - City Of Gold
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Publications: Articles (98)  Reviews (29)  Interviews (47)  Galleries (69)
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: 14d ago

Darkside Momo

In real life: Sébastien Mora (39) 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: Dark Tranquillity - Atoma
  Cult Of Luna - Mariner [Collaboration]
  Terra Tenebrosa - The Reverses
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Publications: Articles (81)  Reviews (90)  Interviews (14)  Galleries (32)
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: 1h ago

Doc Godin

In real life: Luke Godin (27) 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 (370)  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: 20d ago


In real life: Ivan (36) from Bath, United Kingdom
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: 28h ago


In real life: Ivor (34) 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: Southern Empire - Southern Empire
  Vôdûn - Possession
  Iamthemorning - Lighthouse
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Publications: Articles (80)  Reviews (78)  Interviews (25)  Galleries (113)
Languages: Estonian, Russian, English
Member since: 01.06.2003 | Last seen online: 2h ago

Jason W.

In real life: Jason (39) 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: 15m ago

Marcel Hubregtse

In real life: Marcel Hubregtse (49) 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: just now


In real life: Glenn (33) 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 (36)  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: 4h ago


In real life: A.N. (28) from Poland
Working on: News articles
Likes: Gore
Hates: Cognac
Musical taste: Various but mostly black/death/extreme doom/post-metal
Latest discovery: Ustalost - The Spoor Of Vipers
Album picks: Necroblood - Collapse Of The Human Race
  Bathsheba - Servus
  ROSK - Miasma
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Languages: Polish, English
Personal text: Not objective when it comes to his native/underground acts
Member since: 06.10.2010 | Last seen online: 3h ago


In real life: Zep (31) from Clear Lake, TX, USA
Working on: Database. Forum moderation.
Likes: Wife, son, metal, tv shows, anime, movies, video games
Hates: Total fucking morons
Musical taste: Many forms of metal and some hard electro/industrial
Latest discovery: Destroid - The Invasion
Album picks: Bakos Attila - Aranyhajnal
  Blood Of An Outlaw - Southern Hymns
  Lascaille's Shroud - The Roads Leading North
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Publications: Articles (1)  Reviews (3)  
Languages: Good English, Bad English, Broken 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: 39h ago


In real life: Xenon Nemesis Evan-steel-ion (22) from USA
Working on: Reviews, the occasional article or news item
Likes: History, zombies, wuxia, Star Wars, more history, loneliness
Hates: You, hippies, outdoors, sunshine, happiness
Musical taste: Bit of everything, I suppose, though undoubtedly metal foremost.
Latest discovery: Aleph and Zeal and Ardor
Album picks: Babymetal - Metal Resistance
  Saurom - Sueños
  Cattle Decapitation - The Anthropocene Extinction
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Publications: Articles (16)  Reviews (200)  Interviews (3)  
Languages: English, some Russian
Personal text: I find history to be the most interesting thing that has ever happened, for two simple reasons:

1. It is everything that has ever happened.
2. It is never in a state of not having happened yet.

It also makes for exceptional metal songs.

I do a fair amount of proofreading around here, so if you have something you'd like published sooner rather than later, send me a PM with your concern and I will handle it.
Member since: 14.10.2010 | Last seen online: 4h ago


In real life: Susan (33) from Oakland, CA, USA
Working on: Clandestine Cuts, Album and Concert Reviews, work on Metal Storm Awards
Likes: Thoughtful metal music. Hiking. Awesome people. Baseball. Astrophysics. Geeking out with friends and board games. Quality vodka.
Hates: Fennel. Olives. Cheap metal bands.
Musical taste: Anything QUALITY. I'm into nearly all genres of metal.
Latest discovery: Celestial Ruin - Pandora EP (heavy)
Album picks: Spheron - A Clockwork Universe
  Spelljammer - Ancient Of Days
  Ancient Bards - A New Dawn Ending
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Publications: Articles (36)  Reviews (98)  Interviews (20)  Galleries (1)
Languages: English, a little Italian (practice with me!)
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: 5d ago