About Us

Dead Rhetoric.com

Dead Rhetoric.com is a heavy metal website, created to serve the demanding and information-hungry heavy and extreme music community. This portal will reflect the continuously-changing landscape of metal, with frequent updates, in-depth interviews, special features, and reader-friendly items such as giveaways, polls, and an interactive comments section. Brash, insightful opinions will be the norm, while our panel of writers will tell you exactly what you need to know, without the fluff and relentless pontificating of other sites. Anything less would be a waste of your time.

Created in the winter of 2013 by former Blistering.com editor David E. Gehlke, Dead Rhetoric.com presently houses the vast archives of the aforementioned Blistering.com, with thousands of features and reviews at your fingertips. This content, in addition to the content specifically created for Dead Rhetoric.com, make this site a 100% compendium for all things metal.

Submission guidelines
All bands are free and welcome to submit their music to Dead Rhetoric.com for coverage. However, bands of the non-metal variety (and you know who you are) will not be considered. This is purely a heavy metal website; bands that cannot straddle the line properly are better suited for other sites. Thank you for understanding. To submit a band for review, email editor at deadrhetoric.com

For general and news inquiries: editor at deadrhetoric.com
For site issues: webmaster at deadrhetoric.com

David E. Gehlke, Editor
Kyle McGinn, Assistant Editor

Matt Coe
Matthew Bowling
Daniel Keating
Matt Bower
J. Coleman
Thomas Clifford

Charnelle Stohrer
Sofia Kranstz