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Type of business Private
Type of site
News website
Available in English
Founded Brooklyn, New York (2006)
Headquarters Brooklyn, New York, US
Area served Worldwide
Founder(s) Axl Rosenberg, Vince Neilstein
Alexa rank 37,268 (December 2016)[1]
Registration Optional
Launched December 2006
Current status Active

MetalSucks is a heavy metal music-themed news website. The site features reviews, interviews, information on latest metal releases and blog-like posts from the writers. It was founded in December 2006 by two friends who use the pen names Vince Neilstein and Axl Rosenberg.[2] They chose those names because "if the father of a fourteen year old girl you met at an Avenged Sevenfold show is looking for you, and he thinks your name is 'Axl Rosenberg,' it's going to be a lot harder for him to track you down."[3]

In April 2009, MetalSucks was awarded Metal Hammer's Web of Death Award for "Best Reviews" for its "honest, insightful, unpretentious – and fun – reviews."[4]

On October 4, 2009, MetalSucks found some controversy when one of the site's writers was accused of leaking the album Axe to Fall by Converge onto the internet prior to its official release.[5]

As of March 16, 2017, MetalSucks has declined in the Alexa Internet rankings by 2,315 spots. Its current ranking is 40,629, down from 37,268 in December 2016.


  1. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2016-12-03. 
  2. ^ "About". MetalSucks. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  3. ^ "A Conversation With MetalSucks Founder Axl Rosenberg". Noisecreep. 2011-05-18. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  4. ^ "Web Of Death Awards: The Winners". Metal Hammer. 2009-04-01. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  5. ^ "Don't Download the Leaked Converge: An Open Letter to Fans". Noisecreep. 2009-10-08. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 

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