All began in april 2002, when two students of Chernivtsi Gymnasium N1 (Ukraine) Scorpio and Death decided to create a list of groups. And so the first version of website was online on the 1st of May 2002. Resource got the name "The MetalList Website". Then links to official pages and infos of few bands were added. Site was updated few times, but in June it stoped to work, because of low number of visitors.
All this time Scorpio thought about the rebirth of website. He has entered Chernivtsi National University, where has met Kashey.
In February Scorpio got e-mail letter from Andres Kullaste - bassist of Estonian band Bestia and webmaster of Nightmare Metal Page. After that on 9th of March - the letter from Andrew Gorbol (Nocturnal Dominium). 'So, people visit The MetalList website!' - thought Scorpio and decided to develope new design and to add interviews, reviews, top 20, links and fan poetry section.
New version, was created by Scorpio and Kashey and started on the 15th of March 2003. So page became Webzine + Links and groups database. Links section was made thanks to Andres Kullaste. After a month Scorpio decided to divide Webzine and database and rename site to The MetalList Portal. Two weeks guys made new version. Scorpio developed new design, which is more professional and pretty. Kashey became the chief editor of The Metallist Webzine, and Scorpio - webmaster and coordinator of all project - The MetalList Portal, and admin of The MetalList DataBase. At the same time Scorpio contacted French resource Heavy-Metalinks.com webmasters and asked to use their links database. "Of course you can!" - said guys. Then he proposed them to associate. That meanes: if somebody add link to Heavy-Metalinks.com database, they send us new url too and we add it to our list; and when somebody add url to our database, we send them ths link for ading to Heavy-Metalinks.com list. French agreed and we exchanged with buttons.
So, new version started on the 1st of May 2003. Banner exchange began. We also got first promo packeges for reviewing.
But title page still was bad. And at the end of August Scorpio developed new great design. Now The MetalList Portal has new face. Also were added The MetalList Banner Network - banner exchange network and The MetalList Top Sites - metal sites top.
On 7th of December Portal changed the hosting again and have got permanent name - www.themetallist.com. It has been decided to recruit new participants of The MetalList Portal - translators, correctors and authors. Politko Yury, Kukushkin 'Kuka' Dennis, Vitaly 'Vental' Derevyankin and Agressor accepted momentaly. Also musicians became the members of our team - Andrey Ind (GRENOUER) and Konstantin Zmievskiy (TESSARACT)
The next big things, happend to Portal were agreements with big metal labels of CIs - CD-Maximum and Soyuz and we also became info partners of some gigs in Ukeaine and Russia. Two new MetalLists from Moscow Fawkes and Incantator joined the crew very enthusiastic. Fawkes helps with the promo stuff - visit labels' offices and takes our promo stuff.
The plans of Scorpio and Kashey are great. We are going to add online store (first, ordering by e-mail). After - radio, TV channel, organize concerts, label...
And the history continues...