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    1 month, 3 weeks ago

    This May 2020 marks SDMETAL 20th year anniversary

    Wow, I cannot believe it has been 20 years since I started this. San Diego felt a little different back then and it was good. During that time I met some amazing people, some of which I still communicate with from time to time.

    Among the people I’ve met, there was the bands. I always had a show to go or a place to hang out every single weekend. I still miss some of the bands that grind it every night for us: Mortus Terror, The Abuse, Downspell, Tea Bag, Under The Stone, VIII Fraud, Warface, Swan, Life Hates Me, Domination and Severed, just to name a few.

    Places like Cane’s, The Scene, Dreamstreet, Brick By Brick and Soma were among the hot-spots for the San Diego Metal scene at that time.

    Along the way, were the people that made a difference within SDMETAL: Victor, Ethan, Christian, Karila, Brendan, Caitlin and Sam. All of which made SDMETAL what it was and I cannot Thank them enough.

    Since then I have taken other business endeavors such as (12 years old) and (7 years old) all of which have taken time away from SDMETAL. I even put the SDMETAL name for sale at one time.

    Today SDMETAL is not what it used to be but it has a pulse. I think with a little bit of brutal dedication it could soar once again.

    I want to thank EVERYONE that has supported us over the years. Sharing post, commenting on social media, entering for our giveaways, etc. SDMETAL is NOTHING without you. Thank you!!!

    I can promise you that I will try my hardest to bring the SDMETAL name back to the surface with everything that I’ve learned. IT’S NEVER TOO LATE.

    Here’s to another 20 years!!!!

    #sdmetal #Anniversary #StayBrutal

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Raymond Melendez

Founder / Editor-In-Chief

Raymond Melendez is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief for Local San Diego Metal website Besides Heavy Metal music, Raymond is also a movie buff and Craft Beer enthusiast. Which is why he is also the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Popular Movie Review website ‘’ and Co-Founder of Craft Beer website ‘’.


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