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Album Submissions

At Heavy Metal Tribune, we are happy to check out new releases from metal bands from the underground. Please DO NOT send physical copies of CDs to us, and submit your releases for review consideration by emailing a download link to


Please note that we only accept the following formats, and album reviews take the following order of priority:

1. Digital promos without audio voiceover watermark
2. Digital promos with audio voiceover watermark (usually not reviewed)

*Please note that due to the number of promos that we receive, we do not guarantee that your submission will be reviewed. Reviews for albums submitted are based on our reviewers’ interests and consideration only.

Just like how you can’t review a movie based on its trailer, non-downloadable, streaming promos, and single track samples (e.g. YouTube, ReverbNation, BandCamp, etc.) will not be reviewed.

What to include:

Please include the following in the promotional packages that are sent to us to aid us in reviewing your release:

1. Full album in mp3 format
2. High resolution album artwork
3. High resolution band logo
4. High resolution band photo
5. Band bio
6. Album release info sheet

Genres accepted

Releases will be considered for review as long as they are from the metal genre (for what is metal and what is not, look at Metal Archives‘ rules for submission), but the following will definitely not be reviewed even if CDs are sent:

1. Metalcore
2. Deathcore
3. Nu-metal
4. Hardcore
5. Grindcore with the exception of death/grind
6. Alternative metal

(No. 4 and 5 being unfamiliarity to the genres.)

All other genres (from EDM to indie), you may send your releases for review consideration to our sister site, Explicit Reviews or contact

Finally, expect nothing but honest reviews here. Bands that cannot take criticisms should not send their releases for review, and reviews will not be edited other than for factual errors (e.g. lineup).

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