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From: Slovenia
Working on: News, events/tours, occasional concert reviews
Musical taste: Doom, post-metal, post-rock, stoner, grindcore
Latest discovery: Lesotho - Through The Dying Light
Album picks: Clouds - Doliu
  Ephemeros - All Hail Corrosion
  Funeralium - Deceived Idealism
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Publications: Articles (81)  Reviews (1)  
Languages: Slovene, English
Member since: 21.05.2006 | Last seen online: 1h ago

Auntie Sahar

From: Portland, ME, 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: Rezn - Silent Future [Collaboration]
  Nile - In Their Darkened Shrines
  The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Band Of Gypsys
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Publications: Articles (43)  Reviews (296)  Interviews (21)  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: 13h ago


From: NOMAD,
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: ZZ Top - Tres Hombres
  Darkthrone - Hate Them
  Ulver - Nattens Madrigal - Aatte Hymne Til Ulven I Manden
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Publications: Articles (37)  Reviews (266)  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: 6d ago


From: Hamburg, Germany
Working on: administration and development since 2021
Album picks: Nevermore - Enemies Of Reality
  Slipknot - Iowa
  Sólstafir - Í Blóđi Og Anda
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Publications: Articles (9)  Reviews (8)  Galleries (1)
Member since: 20.05.2008 | Last seen online: 1h ago


From: Tallinn, Estonia
Working on: Photography, reviewing, interviewing, reanimation and resurrection
Musical taste: melodic stuff, mostly prog, symphonic and gothic
Album picks: Øxn - CYRM
  Kong - Traders Of Truth
  Lamašhtu - Tro
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Publications: Articles (100)  Reviews (81)  Interviews (25)  Galleries (184)
Languages: Estonian, Russian, English
Member since: 01.06.2003 | Last seen online: 1h ago


From: London, United Kingdom
Working on: Reviews mainly
Likes: Movies, football, and really heavy atmospheric music
Hates: Retro-thrash and heavy metal
Musical taste: Prog, post-, stoner, black, but generally most sub-genres
Latest discovery: Mathan - Darkroot Tzantza
Album picks: LLNN - Unmaker
  Pothamus - Raya
  Pull Down The Sun - Of Valleys And Mountains
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Publications: Articles (159)  Reviews (574)  Interviews (2)  
Languages: English
Personal text: Bassist/vocalist in Vulgaris, and a writer/editor on here and IRL
Member since: 20.03.2011 | Last seen online: 1m ago


From: Umeå, Sweden
Working on: Community Manager and moderator
Likes: My children, concerts, summer, disc golf, malt whisky, snooker (Ronnie O'Sullivan fan boy) and Björklöven (my home town hockey team)
Hates: Feet
Musical taste: Everything that pleases my ears
Latest discovery: Ask me and I will answer
Album picks: Orphaned Land - Mabool: The Story Of The Three Sons Of Seven
  Metallica - Kill 'Em All
  Quantum Loba - Descending Void
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Publications: Articles (6)  Reviews (2)  
Languages: Swedish, English and half decent Greek
Member since: 24.02.2010 | Last seen online: just now


From: Linköping, Sweden
Working on: Reviews, Proofreading, occasionally other stuff too
Likes: Physics, Philosophy, Mythology, Cats, RPGs, Beer, Snus
Hates: Idealism, Dispassion, Mediocrity, Sleep
Musical taste: Black metal, Post-rock/metal, Industrial, Folk, Avant-Garde, Prog rock, Goth rock, Reggae, Psytrance, Synthwave
Latest discovery: Senshi - Rise Again
Album picks: Impaled Nazarene - Suomi Finland Perkele
  Non Est Deus - Legacy
  Marko Hietala - Pyre Of The Black Heart
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Publications: Articles (16)  Reviews (84)  Interviews (6)  
Languages: Swedish, English, Finnish, Spanish, Mathematics
Personal text: Trying to cure boredom with science, music and writing. Nothing is true, everything is permissible. If you want to make a change, be the change.
Member since: 02.07.2012 | Last seen online: 1m ago


From: Athens, Greece
Working on: A little of everything.
Likes: Nearly every sport, alcohol, dogs, music, travel.
Hates: Pretentiousness.
Musical taste: \m/
Latest discovery: Bergfried - Romantik I
Album picks: The Magus - Βυσσοδομώντας
  Dream Unending - Starpath
  Cavalera Conspiracy - Morbid Visions (Re-Recorded)
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Publications: Articles (121)  Reviews (278)  Interviews (10)  Galleries (2)
Languages: Greek, English, French, Spanish
Member since: 15.08.2015 | Last seen online: 1h ago


From: Arad / Timisoara, Romania
Working on: Database, reviews, interviews
Likes: Getting home from work and wasting the entire rest of the day
Hates: fun
Musical taste: Black metal, doom metal, post-rock, prog rock, a lot of stuff
Latest discovery: Matt Elliott - Drinking Songs
Album picks: Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses
  Descend Into Despair - Opium
  Sarmat - Determined To Strike
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Publications: Articles (156)  Reviews (783)  Interviews (76)  Galleries (30)
Languages: Romanian, English, a bit of French, a bit of German
Personal text: I wish I was better at managing my time and was less lazy so I could watch more movies and study more efficiently. My feet hurt at concerts.
Member since: 11.01.2013 | Last seen online: 2h ago


From: Berlin, Germany
Working on: Moderation
Likes: Getting things done, questioning public consensus
Hates: My pains
Musical taste:
Latest discovery: My kids are just like me.
Album picks: Cemetary - Godless Beauty
  Anacrusis - Screams And Whispers
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Languages: German, English
Personal text: Dont expect anything.
Member since: 17.08.2013 | Last seen online: 13h ago


From: USA
Working on: Editor-in-Chief; specializing in reviews and MS Awards.
Likes: nothing good
Hates: everything good
Musical taste: Yes
Latest discovery: how to tie my shoes
Album picks: At The Gates - With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness
  Majesties - Vast Reaches Unclaimed
  Stormkeep - Tales Of Othertime
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Publications: Articles (63)  Reviews (362)  Interviews (11)  
Languages: English, enough Latin to know that black metal is dumb
Member since: 14.10.2010 | Last seen online: 4h ago


From: Cologne, Germany
Working on: database, clandestine cuts
Likes: warm summer rain, the 1990s, adrenaline, donkeys
Hates: gristle in my steak and pubic hair in my beer
Musical taste: blend me some blackened doom with melodic black or death and I'm in. Grindcore, (crust) punk and post-black as well, occasionally.
Latest discovery: Exulansis, Phantom Hymn, Isor, Ikarie
Album picks: Dæmonarch - Hermeticum
  Antimatter - Lights Out
  Tiamat - The Astral Sleep
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Publications: Articles (65)  
Languages: German, English, MOS 6510 Assembler, broken French
Member since: 09.01.2018 | Last seen online: 1m ago

X-Ray Rod

From: Helsingborg, Sweden
Working on: Reviewing and trying to be a decent enough fellow.
Likes: I eat music, books, films and paintings in unhealthy amounts. Same with alcohol to be honest.
Hates: My own laziness, Extremists, People who don't try/like to use their brains, Normality, Conformity, "Artists" who make music without any passion, Superficial & fake people.
Musical taste: Black, death, doom. A shitload of non-metal as well.
Latest discovery: That one band/album you will hate.
Album picks: Devil Doll - The Girl Who Was... Death
  Khanate - Things Viral
  Swans - Filth
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Publications: Articles (68)  Reviews (125)  Interviews (3)  Galleries (15)
Languages: Spanish, Swedish and English
Personal text: I've been around for a long-ass time. Don't let that fool you, I walk around like a shy person who just got here. So feel free to ask anything.
I'll say no most of the time though.
Member since: 26.12.2007 | Last seen online: 2h ago


From: Netanya, Israel
Working on: Database
Likes: My Israeli people
Hates: Terrorists, Terror supporters and ignorant idiot people who justify terror
Musical taste: I don't like metal
Languages: Hebrew
Personal text: Proud to be a Jewish! Proud to be an Israeli!
Member since: 03.03.2012 | Last seen online: 2m ago