The Glam Mistress got her a fancy job writing for AOL music. The site is called Noisecreep and it's all Metal - all the time. The link is on the left navigation bar of this site, where it will remain for easy access. Please visit Noisecreep and make it a daily stop. Oh yeah, comment my articles and make me look good so they'll keep me!So far, only one of my stories has posted. More are coming next week. Click here for the first one.
Here's an article about the Noisecreep launch.
Headbanging at AOL Music By Maria Russo
...Let’s focus on the official launch today of Noisecreep, the company’s new heavy metal/hard rock portal. It will be part of one of the few recent success stories at AOL, the MediaGlow division, a collection of blogs and content sites.
Noisecreep will follow the path blazed by three other AOL genre-specific music sites: theboot.com (country), spinner.com (straight down the middle rock), and theboombox.com (hip hop and r &b). These sites all wear their AOL branding lightly -- so a hard-core metalhead will likely be spared the knowledge that he is hanging out on an AOL site
As AOL entertainment head Mike Rich explained the company’s entertainment content strategy: “We’re embracing fragmentation on the web. We believe consumers are starting their day in many places, so we want to make sure we have enough front portals for them to enter into that connect with something very specific and passionate for them.”
With all of its music content combined, AOL Music is at the top of the web music category, with 23 million unique visitors last month, according to Comscore.
Noisecreep, then, was a natural. The site hopes to give the heavy metal audience a fully fleshed-out experience, with categories like “metal dictionary” and “female rock report” as well as concert tour info and news.
There will be AOL studio sessions. And the site hopes to promote some lesser-known acts, giving them a shot at the big time. “We like Mastodon, Killstwitch Engage ... Right now with heavy metal and hard rock, unless you’re AC/DC or Metallica, you’re not getting much play. These bands really haven’t had a big platform to say hey, here we are, here’s our music.”