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NOTE: Submission does not guarantee a review. Due to the high volume of submissions and requests for review, better than 200 each month, it is impossible for to me to review everything, though I try to listen to everything. Currently, I'm only reviewing six to seven albums a week. Obviously, not everybody will make the cut.

Before submitting a request for review, please review What We Review and our Submission Guidelines below. Artists, publicists and labels may send a submission inquiry to:
Craig Hartranft, Managing Editor, craig [at] dangerdogmusicreviews [dot] com

Independent, Unsigned Artists
Please include the following in your email:

  • Contact Name:
  • Band Name:
  • Country/Location:
  • Album Name:
  • Release Date (Day/Month/Year):
  • Label (if signed):
  • Genre:
  • Similar Artists:
  • Preview Site/Website:
  • Any additional relevant information:

Labels and Publicists
Please include the following in your email:

  • Contact Name:
  • Company/Label Name:
  • Country Location:
  • Your Website:
  • Band(s) Represented:
  • Genre(s) Represented:
  • Additional Relevant Information:
What I Review

Mostly I review what I know best in the following categories:

  • Album Oriented Rock(AOR)
  • Melodic Alternative Rock/Metal
  • Melodic Hard Rock
  • Melodic Progressive Rock
  • Melodic Glam/Sleaze Rock/Metal
  • Melodic Heavy Metal
  • Melodic Power Metal
  • Melodic Progressive Metal
  • Melodic Symphonic Metal

I will NOT review:

  • Blues Rock (as of 01/08/2016)
  • Instrumental Music (as of 01/08/2015)
  • Nu/Rap Metal
  • Dark, Post, or Occult Rock or Metal
  • Black/Death/Extreme Metal
  • Rap, Hip Hop, Country, World, Dance, Trance, Ambient, Industrial, or Pop
  • Artists or bands with non-English lyrics/vocals
  • Anything that has 'core' in its description like metalcore
  • Anything with death/dirty/black/hardcore vocals
Submission Guidelines (the fine print)

1) Submission does not guarantee a review. Due to the high volume of submissions and requests for review, better than 200 each month, it is impossible for to me to review everything, though I try to listen to everything. Currently, I'm only reviewing six to seven albums a week. Obviously, not everybody will make the cut.

2) If you are in the United States, when possible, I prefer a physical CD for review. If you are outside the United States, an Electronic Press Kit (EPK), including full album, art work, band photos, and one-sheet, is acceptable.

3) Currently, I'm reviewing new and forthcoming albums in advance of their release date. For best consideration, please send your album at least 4 to 6 weeks in advance of the the album release date.

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