Original Hydra design by SCA award-winning Medieval/Renaissance scroll artist, Amber Shepard


Emblem/Logo: The hydra – a metaphor for Metal, itself, which stands on four legs, representing the founders: Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Slayer, and Venom with four heads representing “The Big Four”: Anthrax, Metallica, Megadeth, and Slayer.

The hydra’s ability to grow two heads in the place of one is synonymous with Metal’s constant evolving of genres and sub-genres.

Name: “The Black Siren” denotes a dark, loud sound or scream; homage to the Greek titans, creatures half bird and half women who lured sailors to destruction by the sweetness of their song. “Black” insinuates corruption to that “sweetness,” yet a dark song still irresistibly alluring.

The Metal online community, with few exceptions, lacks regular access to wide-breadth, thoughtful writing and content that rises above the “cookie cutter” news stories and endless barrage of “top 10” lists.

Siren aims to serve as a place to explore, discuss, indulge, and express freely, fearlessly, while promoting the art, the artists, and tribal essence of Metal through word and design.

Launched October 17, 2016


Publisher/Editor-in-Chief: T.Ray Verteramo
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Contributing writers: Jimbo Hellguera, Thomas Neihof
Contributing cartoonist: Camillus Peluso

Site Design:
Luciferium War Graphics
Luciferium War Graphics: Extreme Metal Designs by Gragoth

Additional Graphic Assistance:
Dale Atkinson

Very special thanks to Gragoth, Dr. Mariah Adin, Heather Kordinak, Linus Klausenitzer, Amber Shepard, and Khukla


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