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How come MetalShop.com.au closed down?

Discussion in 'Maiden Downunder' started by Dave_Mustaine84, May 6, 2004.

  1. Dave_Mustaine84

    Dave_Mustaine84 Boogies Woogies

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    It was a pretty neato site, now when you visit the site it takes you to the road runner site.

    anyone know what happened?

    my guess is, they ran out of money.
     
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    Blitzkrieg Master Exploder

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    a). They gave away too much free shit.

    b). I stopped going there.
     
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    c). I'd never heard of them.
     
  4. Goreripper

    Goreripper Metal as fuck

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    MetalShop.com always was the Roadrunner Australia site. Ever notice how much Roadrunner stuff used to be advertised there? They just made it up to look like a general metal site so people would be fooled into going there. I was there today doing some research and apparently the old MetalShop forums are back up. In short, MetalShop always was the Roadrunner site, and now they've just changed the format so you can recognise it for what it really is.
     
  5. Dave_Mustaine84

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    i knew it was part of the roadrunner site, i was just wondering why they got rid of the all the fan stuff like "member pages" etc
     
  6. Goreripper

    Goreripper Metal as fuck

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    I think they decided to concentrate on selling the label. Maybe the big cheese at Roadrunner in America told them to.
     
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    that sucks :(.

    the member pages were good for hosting shit.
     
  8. phlogiston

    phlogiston Bejabbers!

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    I heard they wouldn't play a song that Nu-Tek_7 recommended so he had them all fired.
     
  9. Goreripper

    Goreripper Metal as fuck

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    :lol: Nu_Tek 7, this month's running gag.
     
  10. TRrEiTxIxRiE DTrash

    TRrEiTxIxRiE DTrash New Metal Member

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    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: @ Phloggy hahaha!
     
  11. Southy

    Southy Proud Brisbane Metaller

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    The head of RR in Australia changed the site yeasrs ago so thgey could incorparate the Dark Carnival label into the site, but since that idea bombed, I guiess RR heads in the U.S decided that enough was enough and got them to change back
     
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    I think they ditched the METALSHOP name because it didn't really fit the "Pop/Rock" signings like Nickelback that Roadrunner want to push to the mainstream.
     
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    That wouldn't make sense though, considering Roadrunner are doing tv ads for Fear Factory.
     
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    :wave:
     
  15. Goreripper

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    They changed to Roadrunner Australia because they wanted to concentrate on Roadrunner releases. The site address is still metalshop.com. As for Fear Factory, they aren't actually signed to Roadrunner anymore, except in Australia.
     
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    Distribution in Australia and Europe is all Roadrunner do fopr Fear Factory isn't it Gore, their record label is Liquid 8 I believe
     
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    I stand corrected.
     

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