Contact began as the Orlando METAL Awards in 2000 as a grass-roots, non-profit group of Orlando Heavy Metal fanatics working together to support and promote the Florida Heavy Metal scene. We do this simply as a labor of METAL love to help spread the word about the Florida METAL scene, and the amazing wealth of talented METAL bands around the entire Sunshine State. If you would like to get involved, or contribute to our efforts, please contact one of the following individuals.

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Have band news you want to spread the word about? Have a CD Release coming up? New member in the band? We want to help you spread the word, and encourage all Florida METAL bands to take advantage of our FORUM to promote themselves and their shows.

Matt "Mattdaddy" Wagner

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A long time veteran and fan of the Florida METAL Scene since the mid-80's, Mattdaddy had a crazy idea back in the year 2000 to create a local awards show loosely based on the infamous Tampa Bay Metal Awards that once existed in the early 90's promoting Florida's most talented bands. The Orlando METAL Awards was given birth, then took on a life of its own since producing three legendary events from 2001 to 2003. Thanks to the continuing support of the bands, and fans, the Orlando METAL Awards evolved into what is now, here to support ALL Florida METAL Bands! Mattdaddy is the founder of the Orlando METAL Awards,, resident web-developer, and musician. Please contact him with your METAL news, and any web related inquiries you may have.

Bob "Fclef" Selfridge

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Fclef is tireless supporter and friend to the Florida METAL Scene who maintains the FLmetal MySpace Page. You can find him lurking about at local METAL shows almost every weekend, drinking beer and taking pictures. If you have a show coming up that you'd like to see promoted make sure to hit him up (he works for free beer).

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