About got-djent.com

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.

About got-djent.com

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 almost 400,000 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. 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 an administrator, a PR manager and several content moderators. You can recognise them on the site by their blue and green coloured usernames.

benanne (administrator) - 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 (content moderator, comment moderator) - clarity at got-djent dot com

breakdown (content moderator, comment moderator) - breakdown at got-djent dot com

Waldheri (content moderator) - waldheri at got-djent dot com
Dutch, born in the late 80s. Likes his music progressive or fused. Full-time biomedical engineering student with a metric fuckton of other interests. Reader of books, watcher of films, drinker of abbey beers and a ballroom dancer as well. Some favourite bands: Meshuggah, Cloudkicker, Devin Townsend, Chimp Spanner, B.M. Sharp, Karl Sanders, Empyrium, Ulver.

JL_VerthAliceR (content moderator) - jorgelucas at got-djent dot com

Klonere (content moderator, podcaster) - 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

MonstaH (content moderator) - monstah at got-djent dot com

ma7erick (content moderator) - maverick at got-djent dot com

StervendeWens (content moderator) - stervendewens at got-djent dot com
Computer science student and quite the bookworm. Finds interest in things pretty much nobody else does. Likes dead and other languages, lucid dreaming, ballroom dancing, painting, swimming, guitars as well as candy and waffles. Bands she enjoys are: Katatonia, Neurosis, The Dear Hunter, Meshuggah, Ion Dissonance and others.

ProgHippie (PR manager) - patrick at got-djent dot com
The public relationist of this website. Likes it most if technicality and intensity culminate in le win, shown off by bands such as TesseracT, Struc/tures, Gojira, Uneven Structure and Disillusion - but is also down for some more mellow stuff such as Dark Suns and Pain of Salvation, or some straight forward Deaf Mepple like Bloodbath, Decapitated, Blood Red Throne and some obscure underground bands. Owner of the band promotion agency ProgHippie.com, freelance photographer and passionate for travelling and outdoors. Based in Switzerland.

Moderators on hiatus: paulyrhythm, Ellen Djenteres, Mahn, jwinti, IARETYRAWR

Contact the entire team: info at got-djent dot com

Join us

We're always looking for committed moderators to join our ranks. If you're interested in joining the team and you think you've got what it takes, your best bet is to try and get noticed by contributing frequently. You can do this by posting and updating news, bands and releases, but you can also help us out in other ways, by spreading the word about the website for example. If you want to be a bit more proactive about it, you can contact us for a tryout.

About got-djent.com

What is 'djent'?

Bulb (a.k.a. Misha Mansoor) says it best: "The onomatopoeia of a heavily palm muted distorted guitar chord which is usually played as but not limited to a 4 string double octave powerchord, and as a result sounds much more metallic and sonically present than a 'chug' 'chugga' or 'djun' per se, and which is basically how Periphery would describe its palm muted guitar sound."

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