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Abattoir

In real life: K.S. (25) from Slovenia
Working on: News, event/tour stuff, CC's.
 
Likes: Attending anykind of concerts, watching movies, enjoying good company...
Musical taste: Dooom, black, post, sludge, grindcore.
 
Album picks: Clouds - Doliu
  Ephemeros - All Hail Corrosion
  Funeralium - Deceived Idealism
 
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Publications: Articles (12)  Reviews (3)  
 
Languages: Slovene, English
Member since: 21.05.2006 | Last seen online: 1h ago



Apothecary

In real life: Che (22) 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: Stephen O'Malley's non-Sunn O))) work, specifically Ginnungagap and Grave Temple
 
Album picks: Death Karma - The History Of Death & Burial Rituals Part I
  Senmuth - Dakhmas
  Schammasch - Contradiction
 
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Publications: Articles (10)  Reviews (130)  Interviews (4)  Galleries (6)
 
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: 21m ago



Baz Anderson

In real life: Barry Anderson (27) 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: 19d ago



BitterCOld

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: the Chilean Fuzz series on Bandcamp.
 
Album picks: Izah - Sistere
  Santo Rostro - II: The Bleed
  Ethereal Shroud - They Became The Falling Ash
 
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Publications: Articles (31)  Reviews (219)  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: 8h ago



BloodTears

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: Mortals, Past Undone, Equaleft
 
Album picks: Ghost Ship Octavius - Ghost Ship Octavius
  Giant Squid - Minoans
  Mortals - Cursed To See The Future
 
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Publications: Articles (22)  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: 1h 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 (81)  Reviews (27)  Interviews (43)  Galleries (59)
 
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: 8h ago



Darkside Momo

In real life: Sébastien Mora (37) 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: A Forest Of Stars - Beware The Sword You Cannot See
  Nero Di Marte - Derivae
  Trepalium - Voodoo Moonshine
 
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Publications: Articles (71)  Reviews (89)  Interviews (14)  Galleries (31)
 
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: 79h 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 (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: 7h ago



Ivan

In real life: Ivan (35) 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: 51h ago



Ivor

In real life: Ivor (32) 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: Native Construct - Quiet World
  Område - Edari
  Beardfish - +4626-COMFORTZONE
 
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Publications: Articles (71)  Reviews (75)  Interviews (25)  Galleries (92)
 
Languages: Estonian, Russian, English
Member since: 01.06.2003 | Last seen online: 6h ago



J. N.

In real life: Jay (24) from Sweden
Working on: Band-related info, events and news publications.
 
Musical taste: Various
 
Album picks: Unrest - Grindcore
  Anaal Nathrakh - Desideratum
  Benighted - Carnivore Sublime
 
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Languages: English, Swedish
Member since: 13.04.2010 | Last seen online: 62h 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 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: Kowai - Dissonance
  Atoma - Skylight
  To Cast A Shadow - In Memory Of
 
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Publications: Articles (11)  Reviews (25)  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: 12h ago



jupitreas

In real life: Jaroslaw Jerry Szprot () from Warsaw, Poland
Working on: Reviews, Articles
 
Musical taste: Djent, Industrial, Alternative, Death, Extreme
 
Album picks: Aesth - The Fall Of Illusions
  Vildhjarta - Måsstaden
  Circles - The Compass
 
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Publications: Articles (29)  Reviews (244)  Interviews (7)  Galleries (8)
 
Languages: English, Polish
Member since: 15.01.2002 | Last seen online: 13h ago



Marcel Hubregtse

In real life: Marcel Hubregtse (47) 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 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: 16m ago



Nefarious

In real life: Glenn (32) 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 (18)  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: 3h ago



psykometal

In real life: Zep (29) 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: Judicator - At The Expense Of Humanity
  Deadworld - Deadworld
  Vise Versa - Living A Lie
 
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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: 5h ago



R'Vannith

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 (175)  
 
Languages: This one
Member since: 01.04.2010 | Last seen online: 2h ago



Susan

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 (29)  Reviews (88)  Interviews (17)  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: 10h ago



wormdrink414

In real life: George (24) from Eugene, OR, USA
Working on: Reviews
 
Musical taste: Metal and non-metal, but mostly metal.
 
Album picks: Malthusian - Below The Hengiform
  Taiwaz - I Am All
  Iron Fist - Boneshaker
 
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Publications: Articles (15)  Reviews (137)  Interviews (1)  Galleries (2)
 
Member since: 13.11.2008 | Last seen online: 4h ago