What is 'djent'?
'Djent' refers to a particular style of metal music, incorporating low tuned, open note syncopated riffing and/or heavily palm-muted metallic-sounding power chords. It is regarded as a new subgenre of metal by some, but this is controversial. More information can be found in our FAQ or on Wikipedia.
What is got-djent.com?
got-djent.com strives to be the ultimate resource for all things djent. We aim to be a place where all fans of djent can discover new music, update themselves about what's going on in the djent scene, share experiences and insights, hear the latest tracks by up and coming artists, and much more. We also wish to offer a platform for artists to reach the right target audience.
Receiving over 500,000 pageviews a month, got-djent.com has fast outgrown its origins as a hobby project to become a point of reference within the djent scene, educating newcomers and keeping veterans up to date at all times. Through strategic partnerships with like-minded sites and contacts with bands and labels, we are able to offer our users high-quality content. Despite all this, got-djent.com is still a non-profit project.
got-djent.com is a community portal. We take the 'community' part very literally: almost all content is submitted by users. Content can be added and edited by all registered users, in a wiki-style fashion. There is a team of content moderators that reviews these additions and changes before they are made permanent, to ensure quality and prevent abuse.
This means that you can help us out. By adding your favorite bands and albums to our database for example. Or maybe you've got some djent-related news (about your own band, perhaps?) that you'd like to share - go ahead and submit it!
got-djent.com is a non-commercial initiative, managed and hosted entirely by volunteers in their spare time. It will remain ad-free as long as this is affordable. If you have a few bucks to spare, you can help us out with the server costs if you want. This site uses icons from pinvoke.com and komodomedia.com.
Who are we?
got-djent.com is run by a team of hard-working volunteers from all over the world. They watch over the quality of the published content, write news articles, conduct interviews, arrange exclusives and maintain the site infrastructure. The got-djent.com team consists of 3 administrators and several content moderators. You can recognise them on the site by their blue and green coloured usernames.
benanne (administrator, webmaster) - admin at got-djent dot com
The maintainer and lead developer of this website, living in Belgium. He is currently pursuing a PhD in computer science at Ghent University. Likes it technical and/or progressive, and is on a metalcore binge at the moment. Plays the piano. Is a huge nerd and a language nut. Loves British comedy, high-level programming languages and kebab. Digs Oceansize, Katatonia, Architects, Scarve, Textures, Disillusion, Extol, The Dear Hunter, and more.
Clarity (administrator) - clarity at got-djent dot com
Born in Ukraine. Currently studying and working simultaneously. Is fond of good books, especially science-fiction, and action/fantasy movies. Likes to write reviews and conduct interviews sometimes. Doesn't limit himself to metal or djent only; likes progressive/post-rock, electronic music and melodic metal with ambient influences.
breakdown (administrator) - breakdown at got-djent dot com
26 years old, born and raised in the land of love and beauty. When he doesn't curse during his full-time job as a web application developer, he listens to heavy music, mostly technical and progressive. He falls in love with bands and artists with weird names and odd, unconventional blends of different genres, which almost nobody knows about. Beer and nicotine addicted, he likes to read non-fiction literature and mature reader comics, along with watching drama, political thriller movies and tv series. Conspiracy nut and full-time paranoid.
Klonere (content moderator) - klonere at got-djent dot com
Born and raised on the fair isle of Ireland Klonere "type(s) words and listen(s) to vanilla superior 2.0 samples all day". Currently studying International Relations in Dublin City University, Ireland. Musical taste based mainly of the TECHNICAL and BRUTAL varieties, also digs a lot of ambient, electronic, hip-hop and drone artists. If it's dark and complex he'll probably like it. Devin Townsend is "bit of a god" according to him. Big into Starcraft and its pro scene, he also enjoys reading history books, poetry and current affairs. Fails to run the podcast regularly but by golly he tries his best! Follow him @TheKlonere on Twitter.
blckravn01 (content moderator) - blckravn01 at got-djent dot com
An unforgettable California boy who has been playing music nearly his whole life. Picking up Saxophone in Elementary school, Bass Guitar in High School, and Piano in College and continues to play all to this day. He is a recent graduate of the UC system with a B.A. in Music Composition. Adores 19th century Poetry and Literature, Classical music, Rock, and Metal.
Zyglrob (content moderator) - zyglrob at got-djent dot com
Sixteen. From Leicester, UK, which is a decent city but not in terms of live music (usually). Plays viola in a number of orchestras and ensembles, bass guitar in a band, Colonies, and trumpet in a big band. Has a passion for extreme/endurance sports. Interests include sciences, travelling, speaking/learning foreign languages and many others. Likes pretty much any music that isn't completely contrived and pretentious: usually music that can't get mainstream media attention.
Kaushik (content moderator) - kaushik128bit at got-djent dot com
Media Student. Mostly likes metal but musical preferences may vary from acoustic to ambient to general pop occasionally. Plays guitar. Diablo fanatic. Loves drinking & fooling around a lot. From Pune, India.
Jules (content moderator)
Living it up in a small basement in Canada. Jules has a huge love for guitar and any music that is mainly guitar based. He plays in a progressive funk band called 'Cool Cool Mountain'. Jules mainly listens to metal, and has an obsession with J-rock. He spends most of his time volunteering and playing the guitar.
Meowzer (content moderator) - vadercat at got-djent dot com
At the ripe age of 20, he can out-wit, out-argue, out-smart, out-ego, and out-complain just about anyone. A biomolecular engineering and bioinformatics university student hailing from northern California, he fancies himself a cultured and respected Renaissance man for his experiences as a guitarist, vocalist, racquetball player, cross-country runner, student, and occasional gamer. Turn-ons: clean singing, cat-related things, fine foods, challenges, and a good smile. Turn-offs: everything that raises his blood pressure.
Marinos_Revenant (content moderator) - marinos at got-djent dot com
24 year old from Greece. Studied material science and now looks forward to starting a Masters. Music is his life, from listening to it all day, to playing guitar, bass, and trying his luck with music production. When he isn't out drinking beers or going to music concerts, he likes watching movies and TV series. The rest of his time is consumed by the internet and occasionally by video games. His favorite bands range from a big variety of music genres, for more info check out his Facebook page.
Intermedial (content moderator) - lynn.formesyn at got-djent dot com
23 year old, fretless bass playing art historian, working as a journalist and living in Belgium. She loves progressive music (AAL, Exivious, Chimp Spanner, Bulb, Cynic, Ayreon, Marillion, ...), concerts & festivals, comedy (Bill Bailey, Dylan Moran, Billy Connolly, ...), TV-series & movies (Game of Thrones, The Avengers,...), cats, storms, Belgian beers (especially Chimay Blue & Rochefort 10°) and sushi. Last but not least, she is very excited to be a got-djent.com mod!
Kimthebutcher (content moderator) - kimthebutcher at got-djent dot com
Australian Kim Forbes has been a musician for 20 years, playing in various groups over that time, until the start of ONAN in 2010, of which he is currently the engineer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. He thrives on inspirational art, whether it be music, film, television or PC games, in which his music is greatly influenced. An interest in upcoming artists and a thrill for finding passionate, dedicated artists led him to the got-djent.com community. His life journey is to heal the world with music, starting with ONAN.
Alex93 (content moderator) - alex at got-djent dot com
19 year old from Honduras, loves music of all kinds with a particular fixation for progressive metal. Loves playing guitar, playing soccer, a good read, art, learning about anything that might enrich his cultural understanding, ranging from general culture, science, and philosophy. Currently studying Electrical Engineering, with plans to study Music as a second career, would love to someday share his music with others, no matter how bad it is.
Arthur (content moderator) - arthur at got-djent dot com
Born in Latvia. Likes writing reviews and conducting interviews, playing guitar, bass and bongos. Composes scores for video games and films and has been listening to metal for many years now. Big fan of progressive, sludge, drone and instrumental metal. Has a pretty twisted sense of humor and likes sci-fi, horror, fantasy and cartoons.
static07 (content moderator)
Hailing from Belgium, An application/web developer during the day and imaginary (guitar)hero at night. Divides his time between browsing the deeper levels of YouTube, Bandcamp and SoundCloud for new music to discover and talk about, PC and tabletop gaming, reading fantasy and sci-fi novels and trying his hand at creating the things he loves. Enjoys nearly every form of metal, plenty progressive rock & electronic music and even jazz. He will never pass up a beer with friends or the chance to get into heated discussions. Hit him up @static07 on Twitter.
xCessivePressure (content moderator) - xCessivePressure at got-djent dot com
19 years old, from Québec (Canada). Currently studying philosophy in university and working. Has been playing the drums for about 10 years now, can also play guitar, bass, do harsh vocals and is also a very prolific music composer. Mostly listens to prog metal, since it mixes a lot of music genres, but likes everything that comes out of a great mind, may it be technical music, jazz, mathematics, or anything else.
Walker (content moderator) - walker at got-djent dot com
Determined and focused, Walker Tompkins has been to the other side of the world and back. Pushing his band-mates to their limits, he acts as the driving force behind a recently signed act. Life has been incredible and gifted him with a baby boy. Even with the band, the fulltime job, and the wonderful child, he still tries to make time for as many projects as possible.
yarpen_void (content moderator) - yarpen at got-djent dot com
21-year-old student of computer science from Poland. He's not closed in one genre of music, tries to listen to everything that is good. Plays guitar for 6 years. He also likes good movies, video games, theatre plays and, above all, live gigs.
Contact the entire team: info at got-djent dot com
We're always looking for committed moderators to join our ranks. If you're interested in joining the team, you can find more information on our 'Join the got-djent.com team' page. Don't hesitate to contact us for a tryout!
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