Death Metal Underground (DMU) is the oldest and longest-running metal site on the internet with content dating back to 1988. Its mission includes ongoing inspection of heavy metal music, its history, culture, imagery and philosophy.
Our analysis originates in two ideas: that heavy metal is a form of art and culture, and that the origins of heavy metal can be found in the late Romantic movement in art and literature whose imagery and ideals it carries to this day.
Most people want disposable entertainment that puts no burden of understanding on them. They want something they can project into and then leave without feeling a sense of loss. They want television in audio form. Heavy metal interrupts this process and reconnects distracted people with the life hiding beneath our own mental obstacles.
With over 25 years experience listening to metal, supporting local scenes, writing about metal and interacting with metalheads and bands, our staff — a diverse group representing artists, technical gurus and professional writers — strive to represent metal for what it is, not how it can be marketed.
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Chris Pervelis was born on April 27th, 1968 and discovered metal music at the tender age of four, when he stole his sister’s Superstars of the Seventies LP and heard Black Sabbath’s classic cut, “Paranoid.” Since that day — much to the chagrin of his family, friends and other acquaintances — he has devoted as much time as possible to the music he loves.
He attended the University of Bridgeport and graduated Cum Laude in 1990 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphics design. From there he held various jobs in the design field, from lowly paste up artist to creative director, and eventually opened his own firm, cgpcreative (www.cgpcreative.com) in 2010.
Chris has been active in the underground since the late 1980s, first as a fan and tape trader, then as a musician in the highly influential band INTERNAL BLEEDING, which first formed in the spring of 1991. The band has released five albums: three on Pavement Music, one on Century Media and one on Unique Leader and are currently in the process of writing their sixth album.
Internal Bleeding has been an influential force in underground music since they first applied the term “slam” to their style of music. Today, “slam” is considered a popular, albeit much despised sub genre of death metal and most bands that consider themselves “slam” trace their influence directly back to the band.
When he is not working or playing with the band, Chris enjoys spending time with his family, smoking cigars, drinking bourbon working, on his 1968 Plymouth Barracuda and writing for various publications. His primary topics of interest are politics, music, cigars, whiskey and other lifestyle topics.
Chris currently lives in Centereach NY with his wife Crista and two children, Alexander and James. You may contact him at email@example.com.
DeathMetal.org is also home to a number of exhibits from the past and present of death metal. They are:
- Zines Historical archive of death, black and speed metal zines from 1984 through 1996.
- LARM A review site run by a user named Chorazaim which had short reviews of late black metal albums.
- Dark Legions Archive the original metal site on the internet, covering releases “of note” from the classic years.