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Metal Edge & Metal Maniacs magazines closing doors.

Metal Edge & Metal Maniacs magazines are closing doors.


A mid/late 80s cover of Metal Edge.


Wow, can you believe it? Shocking news as it may be to some, who couldn’t have seen it coming. The industry as a whole has been fighting all kinds of changes from labels folding, digital sales, to the overall economy.

The following e-mail hit our inbox today.

From: Dov 

Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 2:09 PM

To: Dov Maniacs

Subject: From Dov at Metal Maniacs & Metal Edge Magazines!

Hi Everyone

There is a good chance that word has started to spread around our small metal world by now.

As of today, Metal Maniacs, as well as our sister mag, Metal Edge are shutting our doors. I don’t have all the answers as to why, but the economy should shoulder a lot of the blame! 

Our March/April issue (on sale 2/24) will be the last issue published for now.

If I can ask one last favor from everyone, it would mean alot to me if you would join my network on ‘linkedin’ >HERE<  If we are already connected, if you wouldn’t mind reccommending me, I would be eternally grateful!

I am going to try and reach out to as many of you as possible, but that would be simply impossible. I want to thank every advertiser I have had the honor to work with over the last ten years. From the labels who have been with me since 1999 to the one man band who spent $200 on a 1/9th page ad.



We at Metal Sludge salute the magazine that helped to seed this very website. This includes original editor Gerri Miller, her replacement Paul Gargano and all of the photographers, writers, and related staff.

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