It’s a sad day for the internet. The Number of the Blog had to shutdown permanently today due to devastating problems with migrating the site to a new host. You can read the full statement here. Though TNOTB had not been around as long as TDM the mix of great writing and comprehensive coverage made it one of the go to places to get metal news and recommendations. I ended up becoming friends with many of the staff and and contributed a few things here and there on the site. I am indebted to Grover and others for the guidance and assistance in getting TDM to the point it is now but I’m still a little saddened that the partnership of sorts has come to a sudden end. In the meantime you will still be able to catch some of the authors continuing to write on Islander’s No Clean Singing site and be on the lookout next year for something big to come out of the ashes of TNOTB. I have left the door open if any of the staff want to contribute anything here. It’s the least I can do.