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Join the got-djent.com team


It's no secret that the got-djent.com moderation team is in need of some fresh blood.
We're looking for volunteers that share our passion for progressive and technical metal music.



got-djent.com started out as a hobby project run by a team of 5 people in the Autumn of 2009. In Summer 2010, we witnessed the rapid growth of the scene, which hasn't stalled since then. For us, this relentless expansion of the djent community implies an ever increasing workload as we do our best to stay on top of everything that's happening. Today, the got-djent.com team is three times as large as it was then, but we need more manpower to be able to keep up.


Who are we?

got-djent.com is managed by a team of volunteers from all over the world. We are fans of djent, and we want to provide platform that functions as a starting point for fans and newcomers to discover the scene, and as a means for artists to easily reach their target audience. We do not do this for personal gain, but because we enjoy it, and because we want to spread the word about this new and exciting phenomenon that's taking the progressive metal world by storm.


What do we do?

A got-djent.com moderator reviews the content that is submitted to us by our users, but their primary task is to create news items, which appear as headlines on our front page. Through the 'Send us an update' box in the sidebar, we receive a lot of newsworthy information that the moderators turn into news articles and headlines. Sometimes they also add the new bands that people share with us to the database.

A lot of content on this site is user-generated: users can submit news articles, band pages, releases and reviews. These submissions are not always up to standard: they might contain spelling or grammar errors, or they need to be partially rewritten. This is also the moderators' job - they ensure that submitted content gets cleaned up and published, and they weed out the stuff that's not worth publishing.

The latter is particularly important when it comes to band page submissions. got-djent.com is exclusively about djent, but quite often someone creates a band page for a band that doesn't qualify as djent, for whatever reason. It is the moderators' job to listen to the bands that get submitted and assess whether they qualify or not. The moderators do this as a team, exchanging opinions and insights, to ensure that their judgement is as fair and unbiased as possible.

To summarise, the tasks of a moderator are:

  • create news items
  • publish user-submitted content
  • keep our band database clean and relevant


What's in it for us?

As mentioned before, we are all volunteers and we do this because we love it. But of course, there are certain perks that come with the job.

As a member of the team, you are at the helm of an influential community platform. This gives you the opportunity to share your ideas and opinions with a lot of people with similar interests. Occasionally, we publish essays and editorials written by moderators, which tend to instigate thought-provoking discussions.

You may also have noticed that we do more than churn out articles all day - we like to interview bands now and then and we even have our own YouTube channel for video interviews. Interviewing a band is an exciting venture, and definitely one of the coolest perks of the job. Moderators are encouraged to be creative and propose bands to interview themselves. This creativity can also manifest itself in other ways - for example, one of our moderators has set up the official got-djent.com podcast.

Sometimes we get the chance to hear some new music before everyone else, or we can attend a show to conduct an interview. Every year, a large portion of the team meets up at Euroblast festival. Moderators also get to test new site features before everyone else.

The only thing we don't get out of it is money. got-djent.com is and will always be completely non-profit.



The got-djent.com team interviewing some of the progenitors of the djent scene in London, UK in 2011.



To summarise, some of the perks of being a moderator are:
  • you are given the opportunity to express your thoughts
  • you get to interview some of your idols
  • creativity is stimulated and encouraged


Who are we looking for?

We're looking for creative and enthusiastic volunteers to join our team. If you:

  • are a good writer who pays attention to style, grammar and spelling (English doesn't have to be your first language)
  • are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the 'djent' phenomenon
  • have some time to spare to work on the site, and are able to contribute on a regular basis
... then you might be what we're looking for!


Interested? Get in touch!

If you are interested in joining our moderation team, you should get in touch with us as soon as possible. You can use the contact form (select the category 'site administrator') or send an email to admin at got-djent dot com.

As a new recruit, you'll be given a brief interactive tutorial on Skype or Google Hangout, to get an idea of how things work in practice, followed by a trial period which lasts roughly one month. During this period, you can familiarise yourself with our site infrastucture and software, and you get to know the rest of the team. You also show us what you're worth, by performing the moderation tasks outlined earlier.

After the trial period, your work will be discussed, and together we will assess whether you are fit for the job, and whether you want to join the moderation team permanently.




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.

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