If one of the following conditions is true, we will gladly help make your artist page more anonymous (remove real names, photos, birth date, etc.), but we will not delete it:
You live in a country where heavy metal is against the law and/or being linked to it can severely destroy your life (e.g. Iran, Saudi Arabia).
Your real name is unknown to the public, as you are a) credited with an alias on the album(s) you appear on, and b) your band(s)'s official website, Myspace, Facebook, etc. does not list your name or information.
You have a very uncommon name, and a Google search by an employer would find an automatic link to your band(s) and severely impact your career (though we would suggest you find another employer instead of such assholes...). This also only applies if #2 is true.
In other words, if the information is publically available, someone on this site will no doubt end up archiving it. "Publically available" includes (but is probably not limited to): album credits, official band sites/Myspace/Facebook pages, and interviews with the artist.
Here are a few cases that really happened, and how we dealt with it:
Various, unrelated musicians are credited on albums using an alias. Their respective bands's website lists the alias as well. Some acquaintances (on Facebook or in real life) of these musicians added their real names to the artist pages. Result: real names removed.
A musician asks us to remove his last name from the page. Unofficial websites list the full name, but his official Myspace only shows his first name. Result: last name removed.
A black metal musician from Iran contacted us because his photograph appeared on an artist page. Though it's unlikely to happen, he is still worried about real-life people (relatives, law enforcement, etc.) finding him on the site. Result: photograph removed.
A musician is credited on album #1 using an alias, and on album #2 using his full name. Interviews confirm this is the same person, who appears in several bands. He has been happily promoting all his bands for years. Recently having a change of heart, he lies and claims he is not in those other bands. He asks us to remove his real name entirely from the page and remove links to his previous bands. Result: real name stays for album #2 credits, no other change to the page..
A musician asked us to "remove her profile page" from the site. On her band's official site, her real name appears, along with a photograph and a short biography. Result: no change on the page.
A musician, listed as ex-member of a few death metal bands, asked us to remove his page entirely because he "no longer plays metal" and wants to distance himself from his past. He is well-documented as having been a member of those bands, including on the official site of one of those bands, where there is a detailed page listing everything from his full birth name to his hobbies and favourite drinks. Result: no change on the page.
Please note that we do this not to be assholes, but simply to make sure the database of band line-ups is as accurate and complete as possible. If your request is reasonable regarding a violation of privacy, we have, and will continue, to gladly cooperate, but attempts at whitewashing band history remind us of a certain someone... do you really want to be that guy?