Metalheads had a social network before the Internet existed.
Nearly two decades ago, thousands of metalheads joined together to oppose Tipper Gore and the PMRC. In the process they formed a fortress that still stands to this day...
The World Metal Alliance is a global organization of heavy metal fans and heavy metal musicians founded in 1992, "To protect, promote and preserve heavy metal music by informing and uniting the heavy metal subculture." It has never charged for membership or filled anyone's inbox with annoying spam emails. During its first four years the World Metal Alliance operated using only printed media, conventional mail and word-of-mouth. Yet the WMA's message of strength through unity quickly spread, gaining members from all 50 States and throughout the world. Eventually the organization would continue these efforts online in 2000 with even greater success. And although the methods of communication have changed, our mission has not.