This is a very good question. There is a ridiculous amount of metal forums online at the moment (some are busier than others), but - for me, at least - there always feels like there's something missing. I'm hoping that Metal Tavern will fill that hole.
The idea behind this forum is to give a happy, friendly, open-minded place where people can talk about the music that they love. If you want to talk about how much you love a band, this is the place to do it. Similarly, if you want to talk about how much you loathe a band, you can do that here do (please be mindful of the rules
though). We want to have a 'pub-like' atmosphere. A feeling of being in a local pub with your mates, chatting about whatever comes to mind (hopefully it'll be metal related at least some of the time!).
This forum has been created and is being maintained by two fantastic admins. There's me (is it OK to call myself fantastic?
) and there's Jaz
. Jaz has been running Headbanger's Haven
for as long as I've known her (in fact, I'm pretty sure that's how we first met) and I run Loucifer Speaks
(it's a Metal webzine kinda deal). So, we're both pretty experienced with this kind of thing. Kinda. Ish.
But, that's not to say that we have all of the answers and all of the ideas. So, if you have any ideas for the forum, please let us know.
I think that's all for now, but I will add more onto this if and when the mood takes me.