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This website focuses mostly on “metal and heavy music.” However, what gets covered will be purely at the discretion of the writers/publisher, and of course subject to time constraints, etc.; some styles (nu-metal, metalcore, anything overly processed or digitized or synthesized, ANYTHING that uses auto-tune, just to name a few examples) are unlikely to be reviewed, even if they traditionally would fall into the category of “heavy music.”
If you have an upcoming release for which you are seeking reviews, please note that it makes things far more convenient on this end if you include a means to download the promotional materials (the vast majority of the writing here takes place in an environment that is not conducive to streaming music, so a downloaded copy is highly preferable. Ideally, a single, compressed-file (i.e. ZIP or RAR), which includes all the tracks in high-quality MP3 format, as well as an image file of the cover art and promo photo of the band. Biographical information is also appreciated, but at minimum please include (either part of the downloadable promo pack or in your email) the album’s release date, where you are from (city and country), record label name (if applicable), LINKS to relevant social media sites for band and record label, etc.
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