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List of Heavy Metal Forums and Message Boards

List of Heavy Metal Forums and Message Boards
November 14, 2008, 12:38:30 AM
Can anyone help me fill in the blanks with heavy metal message boards, heavy metal/death metal/black metal forums and bulletin boards I missed?

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******************** LEGEND **********************

>> Each board listing contains:

Name: * - Alphabetized by name
URL: * - Best link to the board
Busy: * - Traffic rating from 1-7
Code: * - Type of software used
Notes: * - The culture of the board
Rank: * - Our assessment of it

>> Traffic is ranked by the following:

1 1,000,000 messages and/or 50,000 visitors a day
2 500,000 messages and/or 20,000 visitors a day
3 100,000 messages and/or 5,000 visitors a day
4 50,000 messages and/or 1,000 visitors a day
5 10,000 messages and/or 100 visitors a day
6 5,000 messages and/or 50 visitors a day
7 Under 1,000 messages and/or 10 visitors a day

>> Software is listed as the following:

vB vBulletin - http://www.vbulletin.com/
phpBB phpBB - http://www.phpbb.org/
SMF Simple Machines Forum - http://www.simplemachines.org/ <-- 63 chars
HB Homebrew or custom software

>> Rating is assessed by the following:

A Smart people, good information
B Smart people, average information
C Average people, good information
D Average people, average information
F Dumb people, bad information

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[[ A ]]

Name: About.com Heavy Metal Forums
URL: http://forums.about.com/n/pfx/forum.aspx?nav=messages&webtag=ab-heavymetal&lgnF=y
Busy: 4
Code: HB
Notes: Mostly new listeners
Rank: D

Name: All Metal Forums
URL: http://www.allmetalforums.com/forums/
Busy: 6
Code: phpBB
Notes: Mainstream metal discussion, many new listeners
Rank: C

Name: Amazon Heavy Metal Discussion Forum
URL: http://www.amazon.com/tag/heavy%20metal/forum
Busy: 7
Code: HB
Notes: Product-oriented, mostly mainstream, some smart people
Rank: B

[[ B ]]

Name: Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles
URL: http://www.bravewords.com/braveboard/
Busy: 4
Code: phpBB
Notes: Relatively tolerant environment
Rank: A

[[ D ]]

Name: Death Metal Forum
URL: http://www.deathmetalforum.com/
Busy: 6
Code: phpBB
Notes: Label promotional forum
Rank: D

Name: DeathMetal.us
URL: http://www.deathmetal.us/
Busy: 5
Code: vB
Notes: Mostly chat
Rank: C

Name: Diabolical Conquest
URL: http://www.diabolicalconquest.com/forum/
Busy: 7
Code: phpBB
Notes: Closed forum, mostly insider talk
Rank: C

[[ F ]]

Name: FMP666
URL: http://www.fmp666.com/forum/
Busy: 5
Code: phpBB
Notes: Tolerant, sceney
Rank: C

[[ G ]]


Name: Gaia Online Metal Forums
URL: http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/metal/f.69/
Busy: 1
Code: UBB
Notes: Huge forum, mostly new users and metalcore
Rank: C

Name: Gore Metal
URL: http://www.goremetal.net/messageboard/
Busy: 7
Code: phpBB
Notes: Focused on extreme underground, small user base
Rank: C

[[ H ]]

Name: Heart of Metal
URL: http://www.heartofmetal.net/
Busy: 6
Code: phpBB
Notes: Classic metal discussion, semi-tolerant
Rank: C

Name: Heavy Metal Society
URL: http://www.heavymetalsociety.org/forums/index.php
Busy: 5
Code: phpBB
Notes: Chat-oriented
Rank: D

Name: Hip Forums Metal
URL: http://www.hipforums.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=265
Busy: 7
Code: vB
Notes: Semi-tolerant, lots of mainstream metal talk
Rank: C

[[ K ]]

Name: Kerrang! Forums
URL: http://ubb.kerrang.com/
Busy: 6
Code: UBB
Notes: Mostly mainstream metal chat
Rank: C

[[ L ]]

Name: LambGoat
URL: http://www.lambgoat.com/mb
Busy: 3
Code: HB
Notes: Software sucks, discussion often banal, heaven for trolls
Rank: C

Name: Living for Metal
URL: http://www.livingformetal.com/forum/
Busy: 6
Code: phpBB
Notes: Semi-tolerant, many new listeners
Rank: C

[[ M ]]

Name: Magle Symphonic Heavy Metal Forum
URL: http://www.magle.dk/music-forums/symphonic-heavy-metal-music/
Busy: 7
Code: vB
Notes: Low use, high intelligence
Rank: B

Name: Metal Archives
URL: http://www.metal-archives.com/board/
Busy: 3
Code: phpBB
Notes: Not tolerant, topics recycle constantly, lots of collectors
Rank: C

Name: Metal Forum
URL: http://www.metal-forum.com/
Busy: 6
Code: phpBB
Notes: Tolerant, diverse subjects, underground leaning
Rank: B

Name: Metal Hall
URL: http://www.anus.com/metal/hall
Busy: 4
Code: SMF
Notes: Semi-tolerant, some annoying elitists, knowledge high
Rank: A

Name: Metal Hordes
URL: http://www.metalhordes.com/forum/index.php
Busy: 7
Code: phpBB
Notes: Tolerant, open, lots of underground and trader activity
Rank: B

Name: Metal Rules
URL: http://www.metal-rules.com/bb/
Busy: 3
Code: phpBB
Notes: Semi-tolerant, underground, chat-oriented.
Rank: C

Name: Metal Storm
URL: http://www.metalstorm.ee/forum/
Busy: 6
Code: HB
Notes: Semi-tolerant, lots of new listeners
Rank: C

Name: Metal Throne
URL: http://www.metalthrone.net/forum/
Busy: 6
Code: phpBB
Notes: Semi-tolerant, new listeners abound
Rank: C

Name: Metal Underworld
URL: http://www.metalunderworld.com/
Busy: 6
Code: phpBB
Notes: Chat-oriented
Rank: D

Name: Mombu Heavy Metal Forums
URL: http://www.mombu.com/heavymetal/
Busy: 6
Code: HB
Notes: Chat-oriented
Rank: D

[[ N ]]

Name: Napalm Death Forums
URL: http://www.napalmdeath.org/plague/
Busy: 6
Code: phpBB
Notes: Semi-tolerant, mostly chat
Rank: C

[[ R ]]

Name: Return to the Pit
URL: http://www.returntothepit.com/view.php
Busy: 4
Code: HB
Notes: Super-tolerant, lots of metalcore musicians
Rank: A

Name: Revolver
URL: http://www.revolvermag.com/forum
Busy: 6
Code: phpBB
Notes: Tolerant, lots of mainstream metal discussion
Rank: C

Name: Roadrunner
URL: http://boards.roadrunnerrecords.co.uk/
Busy: 7
Code: phpBB
Notes: Tolerant, mostly UK traffic
Rank: C

[[ S ]]

Name: SMN Forums
URL: http://www.big-boards.com/rd/1891/
Busy: 2
Code: vB
Notes: Underground and metalcore mix, abusive sysops
Rank: C

Name: Spirit of Metal
URL: http://www.spirit-of-metal.com/forum/
Busy: 7
Code: phpBB
Notes: Mostly chat
Rank: D

Name: Sputnik Music Metal Forum
URL: http://sputnikmusic.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=23
Busy: 2
Code: vB
Notes: Lots of new listeners
Rank: C

[[ U ]]

Name: Ultimate Guitar
URL: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=36
Busy: 3
Code: vB
Notes: Semi-tolerant, good technical knowledge
Rank: B

Name: Ultimate Metal
URL: http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/
Busy: 3
Code: phpBB
Notes: Semi-tolerant, lots of new listeners
Rank: B

[[ W ]]

Name: World Metal Alliance
URL: http://worldmetalalliance.org/forum
Busy: 3
Code: SMF
Notes: Mostly chat, underground-friendly
Rank: C

[[ Z ]]

Name: Zero Tolerance Forums
URL: http://forum.ztmag.com/phpBB3/
Busy: 6
Code: phpBB
Notes: Semi-tolerant, friendly
Rank: C

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