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Mallcore Kid

Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:53 am
Posts: 22
Location: Germany
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 5:37 pm 

Why is Solo-Project of Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton Blacklisted?

1. Most Songs sounds pretty "Metal", in general, I would call it something like Metalcore/Groove Metal, similar to what he does in Lamb of God
2. It's a Solo Project

We accept the following non-metal bands in certain cases (these exceptions can be ambiguous and debatable - scroll down for details):

Side-projects of notable metal band members (ex. Pain, Wongraven, Die Verbannten Kinder Evas). We prefer side-projects to be on a label with worldwide distribution and have a full-length release, but do not require it (this is to avoid a flood of bedroom/MySpace bands).

More detailed:
One might argue that a band can start as such but can stop being one if the main band splits-up. Or that while it's reasonable to have Wongraven or Chaostar, that a country band started by a Flotsam & Jetsam member would simply look out of place on a metal site. Our answer is that we have no choice but to go with a case by case approach. It might be a little arbitrary, but it's hard to define a rule that will apply for every case of a non-metal side-project. Yes, that might mean you'll have to ask us before submitting this guy's side-project. Usually there shouldn't be any problem, but if the side-project really has nothing to do with the heavy metal scene and/or would really look out of place here, chances are, it won't be accepted.

He is signed to a Worldwide Label (Spinefarm/Universal) and he released a full-length. And it's far away from having nothing to do with the Metal scene.

The Mountain Man

Joined: Sun Jan 01, 2006 6:25 am
Posts: 5421
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 6:17 pm 

1. The project's debut album was judged as being mostly mallcore/modern "metal" a couple months ago, and I would agree with that assessment. Sorry.

2. The non-metal side-project exceptions we've made (roughly 70) exist because we've not only deemed that they are by notable metal artists, but that they are notable on their own merits. This usually means that they have some level of historical relevancy/notability within the metal scene. You will find that many of these projects predate MA, have wide listenership among metalheads, and may even have been influential on other metal bands. While you may argue listenership exists, the other factors are negligible here.

It should be noted that we no longer accept submissions of non-metal exceptions from our users. In fact, we're actively trying to limit the inclusion of any more non-metal on MA, especially considering that we've arbitrarily agreed as a mod team that the vast majority of such inclusions that we would want to account for are on MA already. In time if this project ends up being historically relevant to the metal scene, we may consider it as such, but right now? No.

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