You can contact us about anything your little black hearts desire at — BUT if you are a band or label or PR person, skip down and read the notice below BEFORE you write us:

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SPECIAL NOTE TO BANDS AND LABELS: Feel free to contact us about your music. If you’re interested in having us feature or review what you’re doing, please provide a link to a place where songs can be streamed and a download link for your EPs or albums. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do NOT just send us a download link without ALSO giving us a link to a place where at least something from the release can be STREAMED. It takes too long and too much hard-drive space to download everything before we get a chance to sample the music and get an idea whether it’s something we might want to recommend to others. It is not necessary to go to the expense of sending us physical editions of your releases.

Please be aware that we may or may not write about your music, even if you send us CDs or download links. Even if we really like what you’re doing, we just don’t have enough time to write about every band we like; the selection turns out to be pretty random. We wish it were otherwise, but that’s just the fact. So, don’t think we’re ignoring you or hate your music just because you don’t see something on the site about your band.

Also, because the process IS very random and impulsive, sometimes a couple of months may go by after you send us the music before we write about it, and sometimes you might see something the very next day (and sometimes there will be nothing at all, ever).

Please also be aware that in most instances we will not answer your e-mails. It’s not that we think we’re too important to be courteous, but we get literally hundreds of e-mails a day, and if we responded to all of them, there wouldn’t be enough time left to create new posts for this blog every day.

Happy trails.

  346 Responses to “CONTACT US”

  1. Thought you lot would really appreciate Errata, one of Australia’s best (and only?) jazzcore bands:

  2. I did a quick search and didn’t see anything on Facebreaker. IMHO, a great death metal band from Sweden. Plus all the songs on their last album are about zombies. You migh want to give them a listen.

  3. Hello, i’ve been meaning to recommend these guys and get them a bit more press and acknowledgement for a while.

    Martriden –

    Melodic/proggy black metal band. American. Self-controlled and self-released. Great first EP and two awesome albums.

  4. *cracks knuckles*

    I think I’m gonna like it here, even if my tastes don’t quite align with NCS’s aim, at least not as strictly. But so far, so good. I may have to dig through my collection and pass some names your way one of these days, as if you didn’t have enough to do/listen to.

    • Thank you again for spending so much of your time wading through our posts! And i would definitely encourage you to pass some names our way. I will find more time. In fact, I think I’m sleeping too much as it is.

  5. I dig this blog, Wanna trade links!.

  6. Hey man. just wanted to ask you something.
    Do get much spam?
    Cause I’m getting flooded with the shit!

    Comments like. This is a really terrific blog, your knowledge on the topic is very informative, I will be subscribing to your feed.

    That covers nearly all my comments.

    Just curious that’s all. Cheers!

  7. No man, I don’t get anything like that. I do see some strange registrations — people with e-mail addresses that look like they’e part of internet commerce sites, but I have no idea how that would help them get addresses for other people who register here. That’s all private.

    • Ok.

      I moderate all my comments and I’m getting between 10 and 20 a day.
      Think I might try one of those captcha test things and see how that goes.

      Cheers man. Catchya Later.

      • Well, let me know what you find. I barely know enough about technology to put this blog together and could use some insights. It would kill me to think I’ve exposed legitimate readers to a bunch of spam bullshit, and I would take steps to stop it if I knew it was a problem and could figure out the fix.

  8. My friend’s band Cloned Moor Solares is one of the coolest mathcore/prog bands I’ve heard in a while, they are about to release their debut EP soon, I think you guys might dig it

  9. Hey guys. My friends band Unstable is dropping there EP “Roaming Through Chaos” in 15 days. To support the release they need some reviews and some listens. There right up your guys alley, they just didn’t know how to ask about getting a review. Thank you./

  10. Hey man! It’s been awhile!

    Just letting you know that my blog. (Metal For All) has crashed!

    So you have a dead link in your blog roll!


  11. Hey!

    I noticed that you don’t have a share button for Facebook and Twitter, etc.

    If you want one here’s a some

    It’s easy to add! like a you tube video.

  12. You should really check out the band Age of Nefilim from Spokane Washington. Here is a link to their myspace.

  13. I want to hear your guy’s opinion on DAATH and their new album.

  14. Hey Man,

    My name’s Mat. I used to sing for Bury Your Dead. I’m flattered by your page here and I’m glad you like heavy music. If there’s anything I can do to help generate some buzz around your sight, let me know. Keep your standards high and your vocals low.

    Looking Forward,

    *Mat XXX

  15. Hi there! I was searching for some metal blogs on google, and I found yours, I loved it! And I wish you could make a review of our first EP. We are RANDOM, an Extreme/Prog Metal band from Tucuman – Argentina, we’re really interested in knowing what do people think about our music, especially people from other countries.
    – Ocultar texto citado –

    So, you can download for free/listen online our music at any of these pages:

    We hope that you could hear us and of course like RANDOM…

    (Sorry about my terrible English)

    Greetings from Argentina!!

    • Thanks for the kind words Raul, and of course we’d be happy to listen to your EP. We’ll let you know when we get something written. All the best to you and the band.

  16. hey man,
    big fan of your site! always awesome to find a site promoting underground music
    i play guitar in a band called The Rabid Terror, melodic death metal from sydney, australia
    would love it if you could check out and possibly review our stuff, would be great to get some feedback!!
    cheers mate, hope u like it

  17. Hey man nice blog… I was just surfing the net, when I came across this site… this is the first time I am here. But I noticed, that many others was recommending their own or other great metal bands, and I just felt like doing the same… \m/

    Death Comes Pale from Denmark.

    New E-card available at

    And feel free to visit: and!/pages/Death-Comes-Pale/205960029561


  18. since you have your doses of deathcore here i have a recommendation

    discovered this today, band sounds like a mix between August Burns Red and Circle Of Contempt


    Matt Bruso performing Chrono with The Ghost Inside

    good to see him finally performing live again

  20. Hey thought you might like the Haemic demo

    It’s one of my projects. I’m a 15 year old guitarist from Taiwan, you can see a little bit of my work on my youtube channel.

  21. First time to ever watch SIN live a few hours ago, too bad they were short of a guitarist, they were already heavy, raw and technical as it is imagine if they were complete haha

    oh and here is a metalcore band for anyone that digs August Burns Red

    finally bought their album yesterday, good stuff, they are also under Tower Of Doom whose roster includes Bloodshedd and SIN

  22. Would love for you to give my band a listen. My friends and I play in a noisy band called Snake Baptist. Not sure what to call it other than a modern interpretation of screamo from the late 90s-early 2000s. If you’re a fan of the vocals from sawtooth grin or cloacal kiss, then you’ll enjoy them since it’s the same fellow doing them. We just released our first EP. We did ourselves and would love any feedback you’d like to provide on it. Enjoy.

    1 – The Humorist
    2 – Stigmata Fangs
    3 – Living Jaws of Life
    4 – I Drink Your Milkshake
    5 – Winged Voorhees
    6 – Ahab

  23. Hey, guys. I just read your review of the new, and long overdue, Disfiguring the Goddess album.

    It would be an honor to hear what you have to say about my band.

  24. If you have a moment, check out my band Love On The Lips of a Whore. We’re writing a new album titled “Liars & Cheaters” out late this year!

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