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.

  342 Responses to “CONTACT US”

  1. hey dude – from one islander to another – can you add to your blogroll!!! awesome site, one of the best, definitely one of the more informative out there – thanks!

  2. Have you been in contact with anyone from TNOB? They’ve been down for two days.

    • Yes, I have, though the people I’ve been communicating with aren’t 100% sure what’s happening. As best i can tell, the web host service they use — Convelocity — is itself down across the board. If you visit, you’ll see a message which implies to me that they just rent their servers from another company and either aren’t paying their own bills or have some other problem. I’m guessing that TNOTB is going to have to find a new web host and try to re-load a back-up copy of their whole site.

      • Well, that sucks. I hope they get it worked out and don’t lose any of their work.

        Thanks for the info, I figured you’d know the score 😉

  3. So i’ve been following NCS for quite awhile now and i’d like to take a shot at giving something back to you guys:

    Founded 2009. Released two EPs so far.

  4. Hey,

    You should really check out Down Royale! They just released an ep. So heavy!

  5. Hey,

    I see you guys reviewed the visitor album. They are kick arse chack out the other bands they play manchester with, including the mighty Incidium who are a finalist in this years battle for bloodstock!

  6. JazzTimes, America’s Jazz Magazine, recently posted on its website a piece you might be interested in telling your readers about. It’s a lengthy feature on the history of the jazz-metal connection, with input from Tony Iommi, Robert Trujillo, Alex Skolnick, John Zorn, Henry Rollins, Page Hamilton and more. Check it out:


  7. Hey Check out South African Melodic Blackened metal band CROW BLACK SKY.

  8. If you like old school black metal then I think you’ll love the refreshing strength of my friends from Norway in Blodsgard. Check them out at

    On YouTube, feast on some of this: (Mentalt Minefelt) (Sjeler Vil Brenne) (Hagalls Sirkel)

    Their foray into DSBM (some CS but freakn EPIC! imo): (Mitt Blod Flyter – Svart Eksistens)


  9. would like for yous to check out my band, we are extreme satanic black metal act “Morgh”… (all music / album is posted)

    V ~

  10. You should check out this band, they’ve just released their first album and it’s fucking amazing!!

    You can hear the full album on their website.

  11. Hey guys. I’m Josh from Stealing Axion, a progressive metal band based out of Tacoma, WA. I’ve seen your reviews pop up a few times on our friend’s bands facebook pages. (Odyssey, Textures, etc.) Noticed that you guys are based out of the Seattle area, so I figured I should send you guys our EP and maybe you could check it out.

    You can hear the EP at

    If you guys review it, I’d love to get an email letting us know so we can promote it online and get some viewers over to your site as well.

    Thanks in advance guys,


  12. we put a band together and are geting pretty brutal i would really like to play with you guys one day just cause your my favorite band and no mother fucker is on your level i wanna get there

  13. Are you guys hiring for collaborators? I’ve listened to death metal my whole life, and have been looking for a website like this since I can’t even remember. I know its a shot in the dark but it would be an honor for me if I was allowed to be able to be a part of something this bad ass. If it makes any difference Ive got an IT degree, I’ve worked at a metal venue in Arizona for a couple of years (The Clubhouse, Tempe) and I have researched death metal most of my life. I have met and chilled with many different metal bands (Sepultura, Fear Factory, Neuraxis, Through the Eyes of the Dead, Nile, Deicide, The Absence, Ensephirum, D.R.I, Fintroll, Decrepit Birth, Watain, Gwar, Carnifex, Vital Remains and countless others). I am serious as a Heart Attack and have memorabilia to prove it.
    Death Metal is my LIFE. Please email me and Hire My ASS!


  15. There’s an Atmospheric Prog / Death Metal band From Thessaloniki, Greece called DUSTYNATION. they have a Self-financed album entitled “Echoing Lullabies”…check them out!!!

    Download “Echoing Lullabies” here:


    Just wanted to share how awesome Finland once again is. We had a news about the plane crash in Poland in our yellow press. Catch is that members of Decapitated were abroad that plain and the story is mostly about them


    You’re my favorite blog. :3

  18. Hey, check out Descendant; melodic death metal group from Denton, TX who just released their self-titled, self-recorded and self-produced debut album. Enjoy!

  19. This has to be one of the most ridiculous sites for metal I’ve ever encountered. Not only is the name lame, it’s contradictory to posts on the site. If I made a site to help shed light on people who had cancer yet wrote stories about people who had caner and Parkinson’s and called it Caner Patients Only… what would people think? They would think that I’m a dumb-ass. Take it for what it’s worth…. and please just because some over spoken, two faced guy, who plays guitar in a band that’s been around over a decade because he exploits people and sucks off the tit of others, doesn’t mean his opinion is worth the shit that comes out of his facehole. There is a reason The Binary Code isn’t liked in it’s own home state and it’s not because the scene is dead, it’s because the founder is a sorry prick. Ask around… I mean why couldn’t a high traffic site lift his band off the ground? Because his ass is too fat and he is a backstabbing fuck. Take a look at some of the other bands that have gained exposure through MS…. they’re getting tours. Take a look at who isn’t… Unfortunately, some Jews don’t quit.

  20. Hey guys, my name is Sithu and I’m a 21 year old guitarist based in Scotland. I released my album ‘Cassini’ a couple of months ago and while I’ve pedaled it already on facebook., heavyblogisheavy among other sites, it would be tremondously cool if you guys could do a review or post about it on your website. I would say the style of the album is instrumental progressive metal, with elements of ‘djent’ in it and it’s up for free download on my bandcamp.


  21. Hey guys, I’m Adam from the band Auric from Fayetteville, AR. We play a blend of sludge/black/death metal. We recently released a 4 song EP, and are looking for feedback/exposure. We would really appreciate a review! You can stream it or download it for free at our bandcamp page:


  22. Hey! Check out my band Descendant out of Denton, TX. We just released our self-recorded, self-produced debut album. Would be awesome if yall checked it out!

  23. Hey would you mind checking out my project, its fairly new but so far its been getting some great hits.

    I’ve done everything myself and i have featured guest artists on every track. Even have a track with Benjamin Ellis of Bloodshot Dawn.

    Check it out and let me know what you think 🙂

  24. Hiya, I’m Kristoffer from the band dEMOTIONAL from Gothenburg, Sweden. We recently released a 4 song EP, and are looking for feedback & exposure.
    It would be really awsome if you could review it!
    You can stream it or download it for free at our soundcloud page:

    Also feel free to watch our new musicvideo:

    Best regards
    Kristoffer, dEMOTIONAL

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