Is everything all right?

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The_Doctor
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I don't get any website updates in my RSS feed since May of this year. Is everything all right with the web-site? I have been a follower since the beginning, I actually personally witnessed the birth of this website. I wouldn't want it to go offline. My only source of djent. If this website is dying, to me that means djent itself i dying to be honest.

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Seems to me a lot of the old regulars have moved on. Its unfortunate but luckily I'm still in contact with a lot of the friends I made from this great community.

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I still lurk weekly to find music Smile

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"I wouldn't want it to go offline. My only source of djent. If this website is dying, to me that means djent itself i dying to be honest."

Yeah pretty much, good riddance as far as the style itself goes, it was a stepping stone for some good prog to eventually flourish but other than that... meh. That being said this website was great.

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I've been submitting updates to the site for a while but nobody approves them anymore, here they are if anyone hasn't heard about this stuff already.

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http://got-djent.com/users/benanne

This dude built the website. I think I am going to write him a pm. Let's see if he is all right.

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Alex93 wrote:

"I wouldn't want it to go offline. My only source of djent. If this website is dying, to me that means djent itself i dying to be honest."

Yeah pretty much, good riddance as far as the style itself goes, it was a stepping stone for some good prog to eventually flourish but other than that... meh. That being said this website was great.

I don't think we should say things like "good riddance" dude. I mean I heard a lot of bad/boring djent of course, yes. But some bands of the style are so unique and so good, I don't think we can put them under any other genre, especially "prog". When you call a band prog, I expect something like Dream Theater, not Meshuggah.

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Hey all,

Ever since I moved to the UK three years ago and started working after finishing my PhD, I haven't had as much time for this website. Over time, interest has waned overall, because other outlets now write about this style of music all the time. Back when we started out, we were the only ones!

As far as I am concerned, this website has run its course. I know I'm tooting my own horn here to some extent, but I think it provided a great service to this community as it grew. However, it is no longer needed. "Djent" itself is no longer what it was either, I would argue the label isn't quite as useful as it once was. But I guess that's a whole other discussion.

Seeing as keeping this website online without maintaining it could become a security risk, we are looking into archival options. We would like to keep the band database alive somehow as a lot of people put time and effort into this over the years, but this might be challenging. Either way, the website in its current form will cease to exist soon.

This also means that what remains of the got-djent.com forum community (i.e. the regulars) will no longer have a home, which admittedly is very unfortunate.

For a long time, there were plans to relaunch the website in a slimmed down form that would be easier to maintain, but the truth is that nobody's heart is really into it anymore, so the momentum for this project disappeared.

All of the moderators and admins had a great time over the past almost 9 years, and many of the awesome people I met through this website I still call my friends today. The internet is a wonderful thing Smile

If you want to keep in touch, I'm on Facebook and Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/benanne https://twitter.com/sedielem
or alternatively, feel free to email me (gmail, sanderdieleman@). Or find me at UK Tech Fest, Euroblast festival or Complexity Fest Smile

GODElRigna
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I agree. There have been updates sent in as well for GOD III release and nothing.

The_Doctor
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Very sad news indeed.

svcrunner27
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So long and thanks for all the fish.