Fellow metalheads!

Back in 2010 I started this quite ambitious project called metaldemos.com, dedicated to underground metal in it's purest form. Many metalheads have visited this website over the past years and enjoyed the diversity of metalmusic. I am expecially proud that some of the less liberal countries, where metal is not as accepted as in other parts of this planet had found a platform in metaldemos.com to showcase their music.

The last years my work on professional projects has been quite extensive and my spare time diminished drastically. I had to cut down the time I spent on maintenance of metaldemos.com - the last two years I have not been able to write a single line of code. The long overdue switch from flash to html5 has not been done, just no mention one of the issues.

I always hoped that I would be able to make room for a graphic and programmatory overhaul, so I continued to host metaldemos. As of 25th of May 2018, a new guideline for DataProtection has been issued in the EU and I am forced to take actions. These new laws require each website-owner to make detailed statements about the data they are collecting on their webpage. While this alone would not be a problem, the transparency-act makes it possible for law-agencies to sue website-owners over a NOT LEGALLY PERFECTLY PRONOUNCED text. In other words, to be 100% safe of any demands I would have to pay a lawyer to set up this text for me. This is money I don't have.

So although I really am devastated about this, I am forced to SHUT DOWN metaldemos.com. Thank you for any respect, dedication and interaction you might have had with this site in the past.

Yours sincerely,

P.S. if you want to contact me regarding any questions, use admin (AT) sgtrumpel.de