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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 authors Ben Umanov and Matthew Goldenberg who use the pen names Vince Neilstein and Axl Rosenberg.[2][3] They chose these names as they were based on Jewish versions of stars they idolized, Vince Neil and Axl Rose.

Type of business Private
Type of site
News website
Available in English
Founded Brooklyn, New York
December 2006; 11 years ago (2006-12)
Headquarters Brooklyn, New York, US
Area served Worldwide
Founder(s) Axl Rosenberg, Vince Neilstein
Alexa rank 37,268 (December 2016)[1]
Registration Optional
Current status Active

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[citation needed]


  1. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2016-12-03. 
  2. ^ "About". MetalSucks. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  3. ^ "How the Co-Founder of MetalSucks Made His Dream Into His Day Job". CreativeLive Blog. 2014-09-03. Retrieved 2017-10-30. 
  4. ^ "Web Of Death Awards: The Winners". Metal Hammer. 2009-04-01. Archived from the original on 2012-09-21. 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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