“Stupid Metal Archives Bands” is Your New Favorite Facebook Group
Encyclopaedia Metallum, aka Metal Archives, provides an invaluable service to the metal community by serving as the go-to resource for band discographies, member history and assorted minutiae. It’s also always been the source of much controversy: it was the subject of a feature-length article in Decibel Magazine, its moderators have a reputation for being crusty puritans, and much has been made of the fact that bands like Meshuggah (until recently, and even then with an asterisk) and Converge are forbidden from being listed on the site.
One thing Metal Archives is not short on: completely unknown bands with lulzy photographs that the moderators somehow deemed worthy of inclusion. Lucky for us, the guys at Toilet ov Hell tipped us off to the existence of Stupid Metal Archives Bands, a Facebook group devoted to exactly what it sounds like.
The guys running the Stupid Metal Archives Bands page aren’t doing much to make their point that the site’s moderators are dinguses by including well-known bands like Hatebeak and Sockweb on their Facebook page; they just come off looking like n00bs, which surely adds ammo to the purists’ fire. But overlooking those gaffes, this Facebook group is full of entertainment. Here are just a few of the most excellent bands they’ve dug up from the Archives:
Make sure you check out and follow the Stupid Metal Archives Bands Facebook group for more.