Metal Riot FAQ

How do I get a profile for my band on Metal Riot?

How do I get a profile for my label on Metal Riot?

How do I get an album reviewed on Metal Riot?

What does it cost to advertise on Metal Riot?

How do I add to or change my discography information on my Metal Riot profile?

How can I get Metal Riot to publish a story about something we’re doing?

What is this “Radar” stuff all about?
I love Metal and want to give back to the scene.  How can I get involved with Metal Riot?


How do I get a profile for my band on Metal Riot?

Inclusion in the Metal Riot band index should be considered an honor for every band listed.  Each and every band profile on Metal Riot was manually created by someone on the Metal Riot staff because they believed more people should know about that band.  You cannot create a band profile yourself (creating a regular user account with your band name, for example, will NOT create a band profile page in our Band Index).  If you would like us to consider adding your band to our website please send an email to contact (at) metalriot.com (subject; Profile Request: YOUR BAND NAME) and include a link to your MySpace or Facebook page.  If we can’t listen to your music we will not add you to Metal Riot so please make sure your MySpace or Facebook has a few tracks we can stream, or include a link to a page that does.  If there’s any other information you’d like us to know about your band, don’t be shy; tell us!

How do I get a profile for my label on Metal Riot?

Just like band profiles, you cannot create a label profile yourself (creating a regular user account with your label name, for example, will NOT create a label profile page in our Label Index).  If you would like us to consider adding your label to our website please send an email to contact (at) metalriot.com (subject; Profile Request: YOUR LABEL NAME) and include a link to your MySpace or Facebook page.  Please also include a list of the bands on your label with links to their MySpace or Facebook pages.  If we dig your bands, we’ll create a label profile page for you as well as band profiles for your bands.

How do I get an album reviewed on Metal Riot?

If you would like us to review one of your band’s releases send a digital download link in an email to reviews (at) metalriot.com.  The subject of your email should read, “Review Request: YOUR BAND NAME – “RELEASE TITLE” ”.  Please include in the email all pertinent information regarding the release (cover art, release date, track listing, etc.) as well as a link to your Official website, bandcamp or Facebook page.  We will NOT review an album based solely on a live stream.  Our reviewers do not believe an album is given a proper listening when hunched over laptop speakers and streaming tracks from a webpage – they prefer, rather, to listen to your albums cranked up to full volume on their highly sophisticated home entertainment centers or uber-tricked out car stereos.

Note: Sending us your album does not guarantee we will review it, but it does guarantee we will give it a good listen.

What does it cost to advertise on Metal Riot?

Very little.  Luckily for you we didn’t actually start this website with the intention of making boat loads of cold hard cash.  It is, however, somewhat of a pain in the ass to traffic ads and it detracts our attention from our primary goal which is to provide metal news coverage for our hordes of loyal readers.  For that we have to charge a “pain in the ass” fee.  If you’d like more information on our rates and available programs send an email to contact (at) metalriot.com.

How do I add to or change my discography information on my Metal Riot profile?

The discography information listed on band and label profiles is provided by our awesome partners at Interpunk.com and ShopRadioCast.com.  If a release is missing from the listed discography on Metal Riot its because you aren’t selling the release on Interpunk or ShopRadioCast, and for that you should be ashamed of yourself.  If the information is incorrect on one of your releases it’s entirely the fault of Interpunk or ShopRadioCast.  If all looks good, we take full credit.

How can I get Metal Riot to publish a story about something we’re doing?

There are a couple ways you can go about getting news published on Metal Riot.  A) You can submit news directly through our Submit News page (linked from the top of the right column on every page).  B) You can send us an email to press (at) metalriot.com.  We don’t guarantee we will publish every story that gets submitted but you greatly increase the speed and possibility of publication if your submission is written in a voice and format that matches the stories you read on Metal Riot.

What is this “Radar” stuff all about?

Great question! Your “Radar” is where you can go to see the most recent stories on the bands you care most about. In other words, it filters the news to show only stories on bands that you have added to your Radar.

I know what you’re thinking: “This sounds f’ing amazing, dude, but how do I add bands to my Radar?!” That’s another great question! First, you must have an account on Metal Riot. If you don’t have one go sign up now, it takes 30 seconds. Once you’re signed in, start looking through the daily news for bands you like. In the footer of every story there is a link that allows you to add the band that the story is about to your Radar. If you want to get really proactive, you can go to the Bands section and start adding bands to your Radar from there (the button is at the top of every Band Profile page).

Whether they’re old classics like Metallica or new discoveries like [insert the name of your favorite new band here], if you want to stay in the loop on what a certain band is doing, they’re a perfect candidate for your Radar. As soon as you’ve added some bands, you can get to your Radar anytime by clicking “The Radar” in the top level navigation on the site.

Now, I still highly encourage reading the full daily news in order to make those new band discoveries, which, of course, you should then be adding to your Radar. Boom!

I love Metal and want to give back to the scene.  How can I get involved with Metal Riot?

Do you have a fast internet connection?  Can you read and write in the English language?  Do you freaking love metal music?  If you answered “Hell yes!” (or some variant of it) to all 3 questions then you are already mostly qualified.  Send an email to contact (at) metalriot.com giving us a little information on yourself and why you think you’d make a good addition to the team.