1. Metal as Fuck contributors are not paid
This online zine contains reviews of events and releases, interviews with various people in the music industry from bands to promoters, columns about various things metal, photographs of live events, forums, personal user profiles, and much more. All of the content on the site is generated by volunteer contributors (and registered site members) who do what they do because they are passionate about metal, and about keeping the scene alive.
2. Contributor opinion
The opinion expressed by any of our contributors, in any of the content that they create, is not to be construed as the opinions of the publisher or the editorial team. Each contributor has a different style, and different approaches, persuasions, preferences, and so on that inform their writing. Contributors' writing and opinions should never be taken as reflecting in any way, shape, or form the opinions of Metal as Fuck.
3. We believe in the freedom of music journalists to be honest
Metal as Fuck strongly believes that for music journalism to be any good, it must be honest. We therefore do not edit or moderate any content to remove references that could be construed as negative - regardless to whom it is targeted - unless content is abusive or disruptive, or that in some way goes against our Community Guidelines.
4. We believe in the freedom of the music press
While Metal as Fuck may from time to time have sponsors, supporters, partnerships, or other financial or intellectual input from promoters, labels, record companies, and others involved in the music industry, Metal as Fuck will not ever allow those relationships to impact upon honest music journalism unless said journalism is disruptive or abusive, or it unfairly discredits (in some way) those with whom we have a good relationship.
Metal as Fuck has good relationships with many people in the industry, not just in Australia but also worldwide, and our contributors respect those relationships or they risk being kicked off our staff. We do not tolerate contributions to our site that are not respectful.
At the same time, we respect the rights of our contributors to be honest about what they think and feel. Never will we allow any advertisers, sponsors, or other sources of income or intellectual input to influence the outcomes of honest journalism at Metal as Fuck - because then there wouldn't be a reason to exist.
5. Some of our staff work in the music industry
There are members of our team who work in the metal music industry as publicists, promoters, label reps, tour managers, and much more. These team members keep their work at Metal as Fuck separate from work that they may or may not do elsewhere. The content on this site should not be construed to have been developed for or as a result of the work that they do in any other capacity.
If you have a serious issue with something that a team member did, and if you strongly believe that it was done because of that person's standing in the industry, then for fuck's sake don't put your complaint in the forum! If you did do that, then it can cause your forum rights to be deleted! Email us instead - we're more than happy to talk to you about anything like this.
6. Our take on censorship: if you don't like it, go somewhere else
Metal as Fuck is created by, and for, the metal community. The publishers of Metal as Fuck are themselves metalheads; but besides which they are against unnecessary and reactionary censorship. Metal as Fuck understands that the metal community often uses language, imagery, lyrics, and other elements of the scene that most people would consider totally obscene. To metal fans, it's part and parcel of the package, and most of us dig it.
If the language or images on this site offend you, and you are not part of the metal community, go away. This site is not designed for you, so don't complain to us. You can close your browser and never come back and we won't care. Ever.
If the site offends you and you are a metalhead, please let us know, especially if you find that it contravenes our Community Guidelines. Our team does get busy so occasionally something may get overlooked. Feel free to contact us by email.