Sound Off: Worst “Official” Band Websites

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Let’s b real here: social media has all but eliminated the need for official band websites. If you’re interested in a band these days, chances are pretty good you’re getting all your news about them via Facebook or Twitter, or through fine journalistic sources like this one. Still, many bands continue to embrace the hottest idea of 1995 with their own Personal World Wide Inter-Net™ Web-Site®©, and by “continue to embrace,” I mean just kinda forget about or not bother redesigning and/or updating. 

That’s not to say that official websites are entirely obsolete, merely that it’s a lot easier to see band news pop up in your news feed of choice that you’re already wasting your day with, instead of seeking out tour dates, album details and live photos somewhere else.

phoneguy

Satanic Necroboner is touring!!!”

A functional, up-to-date and user-friendly website can be a wonderful thing. Not only can it keep fans informed about your band, but in an age of great web design, it can also be a creative outlet to establish a unique presence for your music on the web, attracting new fans and keeping old ones interested. The sites below do not fall into that category. Prepare your delicate iBalls.


Opulent

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Silly goth, you can’t tune a snake.

If you had a band page in the ancient MySpace days of yore, you may have encountered Texan gothic rock band Opulent at some point thanks to their thousands of fans, friends or whatever the hell they were called back then and the many, many images of their star-boob’d bassist in Hot Topic outfits. What you probably didn’t see is their eye-meltingly bad official website, complete with scrolling banners, missing images and link font choices & colors seemingly chosen at random. Don’t miss the mile-long photos page with this little gem at the bottom.

What’s that? You say it’s possible that the site might have looked slightly less shitty several years ago? While the band was still active? And before the site owner’s photobucket account lapsed? No… no. No.


Chastain

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“You!” “No, me!”

I know what you’re thinking, and no, sadly, that’s not Tommy Wiseau. But much like the am-auteur (get it? amateur auteur? lolz!) of The Room and his crapsterpiece that only vaguely resembles a film, Chastain have produced a crapsterpiece that only vaguely resembles a website that doesn’t suck. If female-fronted power metal is your jam, you could do a lot worse than Chastain, however you’d be hard-pressed to find a less organized site.

Check out the roughly seventeen thousand interviews linked from their site, helpfully located two-thirds of the way down the massive homepage, right beneath the eighty or so links to Amazon Japan, CDbaby, FYE, Tower Records and “Newbury Comics” for some reason. Also, like Opulent, their photo page is also a goldmine of bad decisions.


Thou

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*views own website* “BBLLLEAAAGHH”

Based on Thou’s vocalist’s choice of stage attire, I’m inclined to think their website is some kind of overall mission statement on how appearance doesn’t matter, how their art should speak for itself, DIY 4 LYFE man, don’t judge a book by its cover and all the other piddly crap that fits so nicely on an embroidered pillow. That said, the site landing page still looks like something you’d create in an entry-level web design course, y’know, the kind where they show you how to format a website in Microsoft Word or something. This certainly makes it really, really easy to find shit.


Tool

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Nice effort, guys.

Tool are a band who delight in fucking around with their fans, avoiding making music, and making documentaries about the shit they do when they’re avoiding making music. Given their singer’s brain-searingly awful taste in home decor, along with their countless hey guys we’re making a new album lol j/k u fans r dumb press releases, it’s no surprise then that Tool’s website is a giant middle finger to everyone unfortunate enough to stumble across it. And like Thou, it’s probably an intentional statement about how blah blah who fucking cares.

All the hallmarks of a shitty page from 1999 are here: Flash animations, super-long pages, laughably outdated graphics, a chat forum that doesn’t work and tiny little image previews that were once cutting edge.


Obituary

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Chiller font: indicator of official death metal content

Alright I’m cheating a bit here since this is obviously an archived version of Obituary’s site circa the sun-dappled halcyon days of 2004 (check out that congrats to Lance Armstrong toward the bottom of the main page!). Notice how nicely it fits in with the overall theme of “this looks like ass.” I particularly like the reverse-pacman skull leaving a trail of dots away from the Tour Schedule header, and… what’s this?! YES! A WAVING AMERICAN FLAG AT THE BOTTOM! USA! USA!

Obituary have since redeemed themselves with a slick modern website, but most importantly they have pioneered the use of a new phrase which we here at Toilet Ov Hell Industries will begin using effective immediately:

Obit_stabhere

STAB HERE. Do not click. STAB. Fucking brilliant. Obituary for President in 2016.

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What are some of the worst official band websites you’ve seen? Share in the comments below.

  • you bros want to see an excellent fvcking website? sure you do, check out Dimesland’s page:
    http://www.dimesland.com/

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Ugh, what does that name even mean?

    • Reposted Avenged Sevenfold Fan

      These guys suck listen to disturbed or skillet they are true metal/rock.

      -derpy soldier, 3 months ago

    • This looks great on my Game.com web browser.

      • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

        I had one of those once. I sold it a few years ago because the games sucked and I did not have the Internet accessories needed

    • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

      Another good band website would be the Three Dog Night website. They’re much more current with theirs than a lot of bands from their era.

    • IronLawnmower

      Defuk is that thing on the homepage?

    • HessianHunter

      Goofy website, but sweet tunes. I get a big Voivod vibe from Dimesland.
      https://soundcloud.com/dimesland

  • YourLogicIsFlushed

    Back when I was an avid Tool fan, I visited that website often looking for news, updates, whatever, and was disappointed 10/10 times. Their webmaster is an idiot.

    • Herr Schmitty

      I swear to God that site hasn’t changed one iota since like 2002 (when I started going to it). I stopped checking it for any reason by like 2003… and it’s still exactly the goddamn same.

  • You are my hero, CyberneticOrgasm.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      You sent me here, 35 years from now, to write articles about ugly websites.

      • I’m relieved to know I survive that long!
        /takes up smoking
        //quits wearing seatbelts

        • VVayne Brady

          Smoking is super cool, so I won’t stop you there. My inner traffic nerd recommends the seatbelt, though.

        • CyberneticOrganism

          But the future is not set! There’s no fate but what we make!

  • Tyree
  • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

    Speaking of crappy music website Todd Rundgren and A flock of seagulls come to mind. They have the most outdated websites.

    • Scrimm

      Speaking of crappy music…

      • shots fired

      • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

        Todd Rundgren is not crap. I will give you AFOS but Rundgren isawesone.

        • Scrimm

          That was what I was referring to. Mostly…

          • KJM

            I’ll back you on AFOS, but please speak no evil of Todd. He’s had his misfires(New Cars?Really?)but he’s a legit musical genius.

        • KJU SkráðuVergaskip Egyo í Ras

          Now you’re gonna bang the drums on his head!

          • KJM

            Despite my professed love for Todd, that song sucks my ass, and not in a good way.

          • KJU SkráðuVergaskip Egyo í Ras

            Lol, there was a doll a la Monkey Shines (the movie) that played the drums while that song played out of it’s voicebox thingy.

  • Guacamole Jim

    I totally dig Maynard’s home decor, and my taste is impeccable. IMPECCABLE, I SAY!! Now excuse me whilst I bust some sweet moves in my new threads.

    http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view6/4771468/zoot-suit-riot-o.gif

    • CyberneticOrganism

      It looks like a user-made Resident Evil level.

      • Guacamole Jim

        I’m going to go ahead and stab the like button on that comment.

        • CyberneticOrganism

          Good man. *also stabs upvote*

          • I’m going to stab you on Facebook 😛

          • Scrimm

            Me too!!

  • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    maynards house—a model for future utopia–as mankind sheds old perceptions–
    rocknroll paradise
    (all 3 at once –1st muted0–2nd 100%vol–3rd muted)
    http://youtu.be/d-OEWtCJS-o

    http://youtu.be/WDaWo7R2YXY

    http://youtu.be/ZIyv6h2-pps

    • EsusMoose

      What?

    • *Waves*
      Hey man!

      • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

        He’s back! I never thought I’d see the day when he returned to us

        • JJD, what’s going on? 😀

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            Not much. I am listening to my favorite song by the James Gang and eagerly awaiting for tickets for the Testament and Exodus show coming to my area to go on sale.

          • Double Slayer shows announced today out by me. Yes, I will be guilty of going to one of the nights! Mastodon on Spotify right now; Blood Mountain. Today ain’t so bad so far.

  • Dagon

    I am the guerrilla.

  • SWOLEBEARD

    I’ve said it before, I think Thou’s website is intentionally like that

    • If you poop in your pants on purpose, there’s still totally poop all up in your pants and people are going to be like… “gross.”

      • Guacamole Jim

        Your father dispenses profound wisdom.

      • *Featured Comment*

      • CyberneticOrganism

        Ah so it’s YOUR dad behind that “Shit My Dad Says” twitter account

        • KJU SkráðuVergaskip Egyo í Ras

          Him or Christopher Titus.

      • Scrimm

        I told my kindergarteners that very same thing.

        • JWG

          That one scene in Billy Madison could have been so much worse.

          • Scrimm

            Hahahaha yes it could have. there were many days I felt like Arnold in Kindergarten Cop.

      • KJU SkráðuVergaskip Egyo í Ras
    • Dagon’s Shocked Right Nipple

      You can defend this piece of shit, but you can’t listen to a band called Crib45.
      smh

      • SWOLEBEARD

        I’m not necessarily defending the website, nor will I defend a band name like crib45.

        Either way, thou is >>>>>>>>>>>>

        • Dagon’s Shocked Right Nipple

          Agree on that last one.

      • Based Tapir
        • Dagon’s Shocked Right Nipple

          Very.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Why?

  • VVayne Brady

    Is Myspace Music still a thing?

    • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

      From what I have heard it still is.

      • SWOLEBEARD

        Popular conversation topic for you?

        • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

          No. I dont have a MySpace and haven’t had one since I was 11.

          • BS! i visited your MySpace page on Saturday. it was loverly.

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            I don’t have one anymore.

          • Eddie plz. i visted it on Saturday. you have over 1,300 views. there was an embedded Brian Wilson track.

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            Noah plz!

    • MySpace is dead. DEEEAAAAAAD.

      • Maik Beninton

        MySpace wasn’t even the biggest social midia on Brazil before FB.
        Orkut had that title.

        • TheCheezFace

          Ah yes. I swear to god, Orkut had the most bizarre users of all social networks.

          • Dagon’s Shocked Right Nipple

            And it’s name is Orgasms in Finnish.

          • what? that sounds like a ogre word!

          • Dagon’s Shocked Right Nipple

            Everything good is ugly in Finnish

          • Maik Beninton

            Every social website have.
            I remember visiting a blog that posted gems from orkut.
            There was once a kid that swore on a soccer team fan group he would give his ass if the team lose. And the team lost. You can imagine the rest.

          • TheCheezFace

            Yeah, offering your ass was a common sight there.

          • KJU SkráðuVergaskip Egyo í Ras

            Xanga was definitely worse. There was one where this chick talked about hacking up her mom on there (amongst other bizarre rantings of her’s), right before she hacked up her mom and posted about it on there.

            http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4967340.stm

          • TheCheezFace

            That’s crazy.

          • KJU SkráðuVergaskip Egyo í Ras

            There’s been several cases like that on there. Google ‘Xanga murders’ and see how many results come up.

    • IronLawnmower

      God that’s a headache. I want to order a shirt but fuck man.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      *frrrp*

  • The God Emperor of Mankind

    If I remember correctly Fleshgod Apocalypse’s website looks pretty crappy.

  • IronLawnmower

    http://www.atwartheband.com/ Pretty good war themed thrash band has bizzare website that seems to be stuck between eras. Check out Retaliatory Strike.

  • From what you shared: Opulent is the best/worse,

    My nominees:

    Buckethead: I don’t know how to use that page! All the menús are like the names of the attractions but that only confvse me a lot. http://www.bucketheadland.com/

    Brujería: the marquee and the nationalist mexicano propaganda always made me laugh. http://web.archive.org/web/20120422084247/http://www.brujeria.com/main.html

    Also, the Holy Grail of bad websites: the Haiti News:

    I don’t know how that page still works, but it’s functional. The last time I visited it didn’t have the twitter widgets.

    Beware, too much images, your browser cache can burn itself charging this badboy:

    http://anselme.homestead.com/afphaiti.html

      • DRUDGE ALERT!
        ARE ALL NON-WHITE PEOPLE BAD?

        EDIT: For those unfamiliar, this piece of shit website is massively popular among the US right wing.
        http://www.drudgereport.com/

        • my head… it hurts…

        • Dagon’s Shocked Right Nipple

          This is glorious!

          • It’s a little funny and a lot horrifying that tons of people use this bullshit race-baiting glorified Xanga page as their only news source.

          • Dagon’s Shocked Right Nipple

            People are disturbed.

          • Guacamole Jim

            OKAY I feel the need to get this off my chest, though it’s unrelated and I don’t want to start a circle jerk BUT how nuts is it that there is a huge wall being built between the US and Mexico. I get that illegal immigration is a problem but DUDE the whole concept of the wall just wigs me out.

            /rant

          • VVayne Brady

            I know! We should be building one in the North too to keep those sketchy Canadians out.

          • Guacamole Jim
          • CyberneticOrganism
          • Tyree

            Coitus. Do you like it?

          • Tyree

            Coitus. Do you like it?

          • KJU SkráðuVergaskip Egyo í Ras

            We will NEVER forgive you for Justin Bieber, Nickelback and Celine Dion! EVER!

          • Guacamole Jim

            Don’t lump Celine Dion in with those hacks!! You should have said something terrible, like Avril Lavigne. Dion is an amazing singer.

          • KJU SkráðuVergaskip Egyo í Ras

            Agreed that she does have a staggering vocal range, but her music is impossibly vapid. Same case with Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, and more recently Ariana Grande. Adelle would definitely be an exception, considering she has amazing range and emotion to back it up. Sista has soul!

          • KJU SkráðuVergaskip Egyo í Ras

            They’re sharpening their ice skates, waiting to come down the WI border and steal all of our cheese!

          • That’s not a phenomenon just by the US. Giant separation barriers are being constructed all over the world.

          • Guacamole Jim

            You make me sad, sir knight. 🙁

          • VVayne Brady
          • <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 ………… <3

          • That should be a good plan to stopping food smuggling from Venezuela to Colombia lol

            /not

          • KJU SkráðuVergaskip Egyo í Ras

            If the landmines left at the border by the Colombian guerrillas didn’t stop that, I doubt a wall will.

          • KJU SkráðuVergaskip Egyo í Ras
          • KJU SkráðuVergaskip Egyo í Ras

            Even scarier is how many people actually listen to Rush Limbaugh and take his word as gospel. Or people who actually call the 700 Club for advice with a straight face.

        • HOW DO YOU EVEN USE THIS?
          TO PLAY US OUT, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
          FUCKING THING SUCKS.
          FUCK IT, WE’LL DO IT LIVE!

        • CyberneticOrganism

          GAAH(L)!

        • JWG

          Once upon a time I decided to investigate a series of what I’d heard were ‘typical’ American conservative-in-name-but-reactionary-in-practice websites and blogs.

          I nearly gave up on humanity when I found Red State.

          • The Daily Caller is my go-to for rage-reading.

          • On the top bar of a news site – Guns & Gear

            Nnnnnnnnope.

          • KJU SkráðuVergaskip Egyo í Ras

            Sounds like the top section for Stormfront or a militant cult.

          • Also, that can’t be good for your blood pressure.

          • Yeeeeeaaaah, I’ve considered that before.

          • You should probably stop. It can’t be good for your mental health. Like a conservative seeing a black man and a white woman holding hands.

          • KJU SkráðuVergaskip Egyo í Ras

            Or a black guy and a white guy holding hands.

          • KJM

            I used to think that shit was funny during the 90s. The Bush/Cheney regime took care of that right fucking quick.

          • What specifically? I was young and blissfully ignorant for most of that.

          • KJM

            I used to get really fucking high with friends and watch O’Reilly or Limbaugh during the 90s and laugh my ass off. “Surely no one takes these loons seriously” I thought…

          • KJU SkráðuVergaskip Egyo í Ras

            I always wondered why O’Reilly hasn’t ever invited Maddox on the show after tearing him one. As if he needs the promotion, he already gets several times the viewership of O’Reilly.

            http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=bill_oreilly

          • KJM

            Have you ever seen O’Reilly’s appearances on Letterman? Dave rips into him mercilessly and Bill just plays it off with little to no serious rebuttal. You take him out of his little Fox fortress and he turns into a coward.

          • KJU SkráðuVergaskip Egyo í Ras

            Yep. And now he’s having a Brian Williams moment with people pretty much tearing his war/riot coverage in Argentina to shreds.

          • KJM

            Finally these people are experiencing actual consequences for lying on national TV and calling it journalism. It has taken far too long.

          • KJU SkráðuVergaskip Egyo í Ras
          • KJM

            Good for him. Fuck the Daily Fail right in their faceholes.

          • KJU SkráðuVergaskip Egyo í Ras

            Aaaaaaaaagh, that mag/site has become little more than a shrine to Kim Fartassian and her mutant kin. I swear, they report on ANY detail about her.

          • KJM

            I get all my news on my Twitter feed and a couple emails in the morning. Just news, no bullshit.

          • KJU SkráðuVergaskip Egyo í Ras

            I only trust Fark.com (which I’ve been on for 13 years now) and The Onion!

          • KJU SkráðuVergaskip Egyo í Ras

            I vaguely remember that one from Fark.com (where I get most of my news. That and The Onion). I think they stopped even accepting articles from The Daily Caller.

          • KJM

            I just can’t do it anymore, man. I’m getting old and I take 2 different BP scripts.

          • Rho Stone

            Meet the conservative wikipedia http://www.conservapedia.com/Main_Page

          • JWG

            I encountered that once. It’s kind of a standout in the muck pool of conservative alternatives to Wikipedia, even when you factor in the few explicitly Neo-Nazi run ones.

          • KJU SkráðuVergaskip Egyo í Ras

            This has GOT to be a joke. If not, neo-cons are even dumber than I ever though possible.

        • Simon “Djentcrusher” Phoenix

          Wow. Even that Haiti website didn’t outright make my Galaxy S5 crash, but this one did. I don’t even think the article loaded before it happened either.

          Stupid right-wingers.

        • KJU SkráðuVergaskip Egyo í Ras

          Almost as bad as Infowars.com. Daily Mail was racist as hell for quite a while, but they seem to have at least hidden that side of them, and stuck to what they’re good at: completely dubious journalism with horrid grammar. George Clooney actually busted them not long ago, and the results were hilarious.

        • KJM

          Now there’s a site that hasn’t changed at all since the late 90s(not that I go there at all).

        • Rho Stone

          beautiful

    • That Haiti website is making my eyes bleed. That has to be intentionally bad.

    • IronLawnmower

      in fairness I think only 5 people in the whole country have internet access and one of them is the president.

    • Is the Haiti website issue a 1st or 3rd world problem?

      • BOOM! My mind can’t endure that paradox! o_o) I don’t know, bro!

      • BOOM! My mind can’t endure that paradox! o_o) I don’t know, bro!

    • Jesus…the Haitie website is horrific. They haven’t even made it scale-able so it ends up looking like this:

      • Jajajajaja, you need an extra screen for that horrendous website 😛

  • I’ll bet all these web pages are an absolute cluster fuck on a mobile device.

  • Maik Beninton

    I’ve never heard of Tommy Wiseau and I’ve never seen such horrible acting.

    • YourLogicIsFlushed

      Oh you’re in for a treat. Find the movie “The Room” and watch asap.

      • Maik Beninton

        From what I see on that video looks like a cringefest with a guy who can’t put out emotions in front of a camera.

        • YourLogicIsFlushed

          It’s total madness. Possibly the worst movie ever, but fun to watch and make fun of.

        • CyberneticOrganism

          It is one of the best worst films in existence. Pure comedy gold.

      • KJU SkráðuVergaskip Egyo í Ras

        What has that poor man ever done to you to make him have to suffer through that?!?! I wouldn’t wish The Room on my worst enemy.

  • Mother Shabubu III

    Vaguely knowing the humor of the members of Tool, I think that website was intentionally made to look like that. Maybe even with the purpose of it appearing like some of those loony Coast To Coast AM guests’ conspiracy websites.

    • YourLogicIsFlushed

      I would agree, but that type of design was fairly prevalent at the time the site was made, and just hasn’t changed with the times.

      • Mother Shabubu III

        Maybe it will change when their new album is done. So never…

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Using “humor” and “Tool” in the same sentence is a stretch. A huge one. Light-years long.

  • HessianHunter

    Behold the glory of the official Space Jam website from 1995
    http://www2.warnerbros.com/spacejam/movie/jam.htm

    • VVayne Brady

      I’m so glad this thing is preserved.

    • Guacamole Jim

      STABBED

    • Maik Beninton

      I loved that film.

    • This is precious *-*)/

    • This is precious *-*)/

    • I opened the page and was instantly blinded.

    • KJU SkráðuVergaskip Egyo í Ras

      Oddly enough, that was pretty advanced for 1995. I didn’t even know the internet existed back then.

      • KJM

        I remember when I thought MS Net Meeting was the coolest thing ever.

        • KJU SkráðuVergaskip Egyo í Ras

          I remember when me and my best friend at the time used to pick up chicks on AOL, which was bustdown central way back when. Wasn’t long though before the AOL chatrooms simply became creepy as hell though (not for us, but in general).

          • KJM

            Heck, I used to troll people on Prodigy!

          • KJU SkráðuVergaskip Egyo í Ras

            The band?

          • KJM
          • KJU SkráðuVergaskip Egyo í Ras

            Oh. Never heard of it before.

          • KJM

            Web browsing and AOL made early service providers like Prodigy and Compuserve obsolete almost overnight.

  • JWG

    Midnattsol. http://www.midnattsol.com/

    Their current website has been devoid of activity since 2013 (though to be fair I can’t get a clear answer anywhere if they’re done, on hiatus, or just really busy with other projects). But it was bad even in 2013.

    From a technical standpoint, okay, it’s not completely amateurish web DEVELOPMENT (I particularly appreciate that their CSS are external files, not the in-line mess you see in some other sites). But it’s utterly dull web DESIGN.

    – The album-art-as-page-background thing just doesn’t ever work as well as artists seem to think it does
    – The ‘fancy’ drop-down links just look clumsy
    – The band picture seems superfluous and the semi-transparency of it comes off as trying to be too clever

    Plus the lady with her tits out is totally staring into my soul, and it burns.

  • Guacamole Jim

    I hope the Masterlord featured his own comment.

  • Guacamole Jim

    I hope the Masterlord featured his own comment.

  • Nortt’s is pretty bad but not on the level of some of these turds: http://www.nortt.dk/

  • KJU SkráðuVergaskip Egyo í Ras

    Haven’t seen many official band pages around nowadays outside of Angra’s page, but I’m old enough to remember those days when bands would actually use Angelfire for their sites. Angelfire, for those who don’t remember it, as I assume it’s probably not around anymore, essentially made Myspace look like LucasFilm technology. Lame as fuck 8 bit graphics ripped straight from a Commador 64, and effects that are straight out of my 6th grade typing classes.

    • Stanley

      Commodore 64 brings back memories. Do you remember this?

      • KJU SkráðuVergaskip Egyo í Ras

        Nope but I do remember Math Mansion, Pitfall, and A Boy And His Blob. Then I quickly got spoiled with an NES.

        • Stanley

          Attack of the Mutant Camels. Yes, that is a camel in the screen shot.

          • KJU SkráðuVergaskip Egyo í Ras

            Oh and I do remember that god awful ET videogame. ET scared the shit out of me as a kid, and I still hate him with every fiber of my icy, grim being. Nothing would make me happier than to do the Reservoir Dogs torture scene on ET!

          • Stanley

            How did that Abbath Cake picture get in my post? WTF!

          • Stanley

            I don’t know how to delete it so there it shall remain. It’s not your birthday is it?

          • KJU SkráðuVergaskip Egyo í Ras

            I was wondering the same thing! Definitely didn’t look like Commador graphics!

    • JWG

      I remember that. I had a GeoCities page instead. Two for a while even.

      If I had followed through with it for more than a few months one of the two would have done what Metal Archives has for metal, but for Canadian popular music (not strictly limited by genre) instead.

      …If it hadn’t made me dirt-poor from catering to too much of a niche anyway.

      • KJU SkráðuVergaskip Egyo í Ras

        When I was doing music management and promotions, I tried setting up an Angelfire page and scrapped it after about 30 minutes. I just used Soundclick for the band pages, which worked rather well after weeks of getting the word out about them.

      • pïgchop™

        Remember the glory days of angelfire? At one time it seemed like most people on the planet had an angelfire page.

        here is “the world’s worst web site”: http://www.angelfire.com/super/badwebs/

    • KJU SkráðuVergaskip Egyo í Ras

      Strange but great band.

      • They were supposed to release a final album, but . . . I’m just now starting to think I’m the only remaining butt of that joke.

  • Rho Stone

    This but with more jacket studs http://theoatmeal.com/comics/design_hell

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Exactly. Or they just call their nephew.

  • JWG

    Speaking of forgetting to update or redesign the page. The tour (dates) section suggests this hasn’t been updated since late 2011:

    http://www.mendozzaband.com/index_en.html

    Coincidentally, I was in attendance for the last gig listed.

  • Virgil the Ghost Poet

    Yeah that tool site sucks, and the thou site sucks which pisses me off because I will actually buy their stuff!

  • Chance Eubanks

    This is the worst of the worst, guys: http://www.bathory.nu/x1.htm

    Granted, Bathory is basically a dead band, but this page is still terrible.

  • pïgchop™

    I humbly offer the following for consideration as the world’s worst official band website:

    http://www.lazerandthebeams.com/

    it has been updated: http://www.thenewlazerandthebeams.com/

  • iheartcrack