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This article is about the online magazine. For other uses of this term, see Blister (disambiguation).
Type of site
Online music magazine
Available in English
Owner Blistering Media Inc
Slogan(s) Blistering Heavy Metal and Hard Rock Magazine
Alexa rank 552,174[1]
Registration No
Launched 1998
Current status Defunct (2013)

Blistering, founded in 1998, was an international online magazine dedicated to heavy metal and hard rock music. Its editor-in-chief was David E. Gehlke,[2] an American music journalist who has written for, Metal Maniacs, and Throat Culture.[3] Blistering was cited as a source on heavy metal by the Chicago Sun-Times,[4] Charleston's The Post and Courier,[5] The Washington Times,[6],[7] The Current,[8] and Pegasus News.[9] The magazine went defunct in January 2013.[2]


  1. ^ " - Traffic Details from Alexa". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 8 September 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Online Magazine to Close, to be Replaced By Blistering Rich Media". Blabbermouth. January 25, 2013. Retrieved March 27, 2017. 
  3. ^ Gehlke, David E. "David E. Gehlke."
  4. ^ DeRogatis, Jim (June 8, 2001). "Helium metal: 'Nu' doesn't mean heavy for rock genre." Chicago Sun-Times.
  5. ^ Cartwright, Keith Ryan (May 13, 2009). "Clutch gradually shifts sound but keeps its edge." The Post and Courier.
  6. ^ Galupo, Scott (July 30, 2004). "Staying power: Heavy metal still gold mine inside world of rock music." The Washington Times.
  7. ^ (September 19, 2005). "Life of Agony frontman says Roadrunner 'destroyed' his solo career Archived November 5, 2005, at the Wayback Machine.."
  8. ^ Martin, Monica (October 25, 2004). "Coheed and Cambria: punks with a story to tell." The Current.
  9. ^ Pegasus News (August 7, 2007). "Drowning Pool's Full Circle released on Tuesday to mixed reviews."