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Encyclopaedia Metallum: 71,000+ bands. We talk to site developer, Hellblazer

While the internet can be a source of dis-information, useless gossip, cheap porn, slanderous allegations and bogus death notices, it can also be a valuable source of information, of connecting and of community (as well as cheap porn). The folk at the Encyclopaedia Metallum Metal Archives are definitely part of the latter. Well, we meant of the community at least: we didn't actually inquire about cheap porn!

More than just a stack of names, with over 71,000 bands listed and detailed and over 50,000 reviews posted, the Metal Archives