Welcome to Dead Rhetoric.com!

Sunday, 7th April 2013

Greetings, and welcome to Dead Rhetoric.com! The site is a result of a lot of hard work, email conversations that usually involved me pestering someone, and total love and devotion to metal. Enthusiasm can only be relayed in so many ways, but to state the obvious: we are stoked to be live and functioning.

The goal with Dead Rhetoric is to 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.

The site’s “unofficial” predecessor is Blistering.com, which we have the utmost privilege of being able to leverage most of its pre-existing content. Therefore, massive hails to Blistering’s site owner Rob Cotter for allowing us to do this. He was a much-relied-upon asset during the site’s creation as well, offering design tips and a friendly ear. What a nice guy.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention our web designer Kevin Antonacci, who learned to succumb to my barrage of emails rather quickly. However, Kevin is a total pro and the site wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for his vast web design knowledge. He’s the man. Also, kudos to Crystal Weber, who designed our logo dude (who is yet to be named).  We plan on having a nice fancy-pants contest in a month to give him a proper moniker.

Right now, this phase is considered our soft launch. We’re going to keep the site updated, but along the way, you’ll see us tinker with some things as we get settled. Your feedback is always encouraged, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us via: webmaster@deadrhetoric.com.

So, have a look around and get comfortable. We look forward to having you as our audience, and producing some readable, enjoyable, and hopefully, thought-provoking content.

David E. Gehlke/Editor 

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