You may have noticed a few changes to the home page today, that is because I felt that the site just needed a little refreshed. Over the course of the next few weeks you will see some of these areas tweeked a bit more until I get it the way I feel it should be. In my discussions with Toby, we think that the "New Band To Burn One" needs to be given the most exposure because our primary goal is to give unsigned bands the opportunity for some free promotion. Because I get so many bands submitting, I pretty much have to post everyday and the band loses its top spot on the page. I have a rotating link for the past 10 days as a temporary fix until I can come up with something better.
On the sidebar you will notice areas for "Rad Reviews", "Free Downloads" and "Reverb Nation" widgets. I will try and rotate these out on a weekly basis to give other bands exposure.
We also have a few new features that will hopefully bring some excitement to the site. We will have a feature on Sunday called "Sunday Sludge", this feature will expose readers to influential bands in the genre as well as up and coming and unsigned bands. We will also be bringing back the "Heavy Rotation" feature and will run it every Wednesday. For those of you unfamiliar with that feature, I do a write-up of what catches my ear the most throughout the week. And finally, we will do a feature every Friday called "Flashback Friday" in which we search for influential and/or obscure bands from the 70's, 80's and 90's that defined the genre as we know it today.
We will continue to post reviews of CDs as well and if you need a news fix, check out the links along the side of the site. Like us on Facebook to get occasional tidbits not found on the blog, such as contests, videos, news, etc.
As always, thank you for dedication and continued support.