"I had the HONOR of getting to meet "EvilG"
in-person all those years ago in Milwaukee (or was it New Jersey? LOL)
when I was working publicity for Century Media. One of the joys of
having come back into the publicity fold with Nuclear Blast has been
being granted yet another opportunity to work with you and the ENTIRE
First, that you have such PASSION for your site and
its continued existence is noteworthy. I remember the campaign - nay,
CRUSADE! - you went on to try to raise money through online advertising
to help keep Metal-Rules.com alive when you thought you might go under.
The fuel behind your passion worked, and your creation isn;t only alive,
Second, I could SWEAR that ALL the writers you
choose to work with & for you are cloned from your own DNA. Polite,
courteous, knowledgeable, dependable, kind, and dedicated, I have NEVER,
in ALL MY YEARS of working with your site, EVER had ONE complaint about
you or your staff to pass along at the company water cooler.
Third, your reviews and interviews are INSIGHTFUL
and ARTICULATE. It's OBVIOUS that you & your writers spend precious time
addressing the merits and - at times - the shortcomings of the hundreds
of albums you must receive to consider for review. I know I'm never
going to get a two-line, vacuous, monosyllabic review on
Metal-Rules.com. And your interviews... *sigh* They are capsules of
knowledge! I ALWAYS learn something new after reading an interview on
your site, whether it be an NB artist or otherwise. Your writers are
PREPARED and it's on your site that artists get asked the type of "I
wish someone would ask me about that" questions. For my artists who are
lucky enough to BE interviewed by you or one of your staff members, that
interview is a WELCOME addition to their press kit. Overall, positive or
negative press aside, your site paves the way for what OTHER sites
should be doing and HOW they should be doing it.
Fourth, in light of how many new websites pop up
daily who write in requesting promos and for those who just don't meet
our standards for servicing, Metal-Rules.com is ALWAYS what I tell them
they need to aspire to.
Lastly, you have such EXCELLENT taste in music. How
can I not love you?
Here's to another decade of your existence - and I
toast your DNA and send kisses to your parents and your ancestors as
Loana dP Valencia, Publicity & Video Promotions,
NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS
"Metal-Rules.com is easily one of the premiere
metal sites around today. Their top-notch staff is extremely dedicated
to providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date coverage possible
while always striving to keep their audience entertained. Their
dedication to this site is unparallel and it has been an honor working
with them over the past few years. This site is 110% true metal and more
people should take notice of their undying passion. Metal-Rules.com has
my utmost respect and approval. Amazing work indeed."
"With a staff that is as dedicated
to the metal scene as its fans, Metal Rules continues to be a valuable
partner in our online promotion. Not only is the site an important
opportunity for us to reach our metal fans, we also see measurable and
effective results. Sean and Geoff are accommodating and easy to work
with. We're happy to continue building our relationship with them."
"I have been working with
Metal-Rules.com for some time now and always found the site and its
writers to be not only very professional but show an extreme devotion to
music and the scene. The site features loads of reviews, interviews, and
news which I always find extremely helpful as the director of publicity
for Metal Blade Records. Not only is the writing top notch but the
design and layout of the site is visually pleasing and easy to navigate
to find whatever it is I'm looking for. Like I said I have been working
with Metal-Rules.com for quite some time and will continue to do so for
as long as the site is around."
Metal Blade Records
"Metal-Rules.com is easily in
Canada's top 5 metal websites to go to! They are fast and post
up-to-date information within seconds, keeping their readers in the know
of the most important news. I enjoy working with them as their passion
for metal and professionalism is refreshing from the everyday
wishy-washy websites. Great work guys, keep it up!"
Metal Blade Records
"Working with the professionals of Metal-Rules.com
has been nothing but a pleasure. Always great supporters of Roadrunner
Records Canada and it's artists Metal Rules is a great one stop for
anything and everything metal.
Horns high to everyone at Metal-Rules.com...keep up
the great work!"
Dean Pogue, National Director, Promotion and
"Before I had begun working in music, I had been
reading Metal-Rules. Even from its beginnings, the site has been a haven
for metal fans everywhere and it will continue to do so until the day
that Slayer begins to write contemporary Christian music."
RULES webzine from Canada has been one of the few highly professional
websites dedicated to hard rock / heavy metal music that has been a the
top of my personal short list of only 5 websites worldwide that really
matter which include (Blabbermouth (USA); Brave Words (Canada), Melodic
Rock (Australia), Rafabasa (Spain) and Metal Rules (Canada).
They are known for their extreme professional
journalism (news / interviews / reviews / articles of interest) and have
been a fan of the site for the last 6 years.
All of my represented acts have benefited from
being featured repeatedly in their website via unbiased articles that
reflect the true artists themselves.
Their true dedication to the cause of keeping the
rock n roll flame alive is to be commended."
Benjamin Niebla II
DESERT ROCK USA
"Metal-Rules has been a source of unity, info and
just a fuckin' great place to experience everything METAL! I've worked
with Geoff since the beginning when Imagika was self promoting our first
release back in 1995! Metal Rules has always been a great supporter of
the band and helped us reach tons of fans that may never of heard us
otherwise. I visit on daily basis and always will. Metal Rules...YOU
"Robert Bursey and the Metal-Rules.com crew are a
team of seasoned professionals who have worked very hard to create one
of the top sources for up-to-the-minute metal news online. The site
reflects the team's strong work ethic and passion for heavy music,
acting as a direct conduit to the metal community and delivering
top-quality news, interviews and reviews with speed, accuracy and class.
All of us at Rebel Music want to thank you for your support and we wish
you many years of continued success! Keep crankin' it up to 11 guys."
Kerry Goulding, President, National Media
"It doesn't matter if you've got a heart of
steel, or even a heart that's cold, putrid, rotting, and black to the
core - you can't help but feel the passion that the die-hard music fans
at Metal-Rules have for all things METAL! They live it 24/7 - and we're
all better for it!"
Adam 'Doom' Sewell of
Recordings, Riot Rock Management,
"My experience with Metal-Rules.com has been
nothing shor of beneficial for both the label and their website. As a
fan of the website before landing this gig, I enjoy keeping up with
what's going on at Metal-Rules as well as contributing to submitting
materials for review and interview consideration - thanks, guys!"
"For the time that I have worked for Total Assault,
I have always held Metal-Rules.com in the highest regards. The site has
steady traffic, easy navigation, and has always been very fast on
posting news items for our bands. The great thing about this site is the
passion these guys have for what they do. They don�t like or dislike
something. They either love it or hate it which is great because you can
be sure that everything you read from the site is content from
experienced Metal Heads. The site is named appropriately and
Metal-Rules.com has been a great partner with Total Assault."
Online Publicist for
"In the past year I have worked regularly with
Metal-rules. Both Geoff and Sean have been huge supporters of my
projects. They have been open to new promotional ideas and really get
behind quality artists."
"Thank you Metal-Rules for your continued and loyal
support. With an active and knowledgeable staff both the fans and the
bands benefit from your contributions to the the scene. Keep up the
"I've been visiting metal-rules.com for many years
as a fan of metal. For me, the most interesting is the exclusive
interviews. They are done really in a professional way, without those
stupid questions about first sex experience :) Now, as I am a musician
myself, metal-rules.com helped us with promotion a lot. They did pro
review of our album and an interview. What helped us a lot was a banner
campaign. We got many new IPs on our website during that time. Keep on
doing a good job! ;-)"