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When I’m writing this it’s somewhere halfway April and time for a small update about all the changes Lords Of Metal is going through right now. All the what fore’s and what if’s can be found after the break, but the current state of affairs is that we’ll say goodbye to the old edition system completely (which means no back-issues either). From now on Lords Of Metal will constantly be supplied with fresh items and things that have reached a certain age will automatically end up in the archives. All stuff of importance, like the daily upload of new reviews and other articles, will be announced through our Facebook Page, Instagram and Twitter channels. For monthly overviews you can subscribe to our monthly newsletter.

Now those of you who already followed us through social media have probably noticed that after the release of our January 2018 edition we nicely continued with the upload of new articles. This has got everything to do with the transition we are currently undergoing from a medieval kind of monthly release schedule towards a future in which not only everything that's new will be uploaded on a daily basis, but in which we also be making much better use of all kinds of interesting social media. The old model has done great the past nineteen years, but holding on to that would probably mean that sooner or later we'd end up as a charming relic from glorious but now ancient times. And nobody wants that.

Apart from this transition we're also brainstorming here about the implementation of a new look, Lords Of Metal 4.0 if you will. Now this will give us quite some headaches the coming time. I mean, refurbishing the lot is cool, and a new set of clothes no doubt will look great on us, but to transfer more than 45,000 articles - yes, our archives have grown thus large over the years - to their new surroundings without any glitches of other fuck-ups is something else. This is quite a delicate process and must be handled with care. Which will take some time, so I won't put a deadline on it. In the meantime we did quit with the traditional monthly edition system and now are implementing a self-refreshing system. The coming months we’ll continue with adding all sorts of adaptions, you’ll see when it happens.

So much for this update. Your remarks, comments, criticism, tips, information, offers, insults and applications will remain welcome as usual at the familiar addresses. And be sure to follow us through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, that way you won't miss a thing.

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IF YOU AIN'T A METALHEAD, YOU MIGHT AS WELL BE DEAD!