Metal History Through Fanzines

Mercyful Fate (DK)

Tales of the Macabre #5 (Germany) 1998

Tales of the Macabre #5  (Germany) 1998. Editor: “Costa Stoios

Featuring drummer Atomic Steif, Bulldozer, Damnation Records, Desaster, Impiety, Mercyful Fate, Metalucifer, Asgard, Mortuary Drape, Necrophobic, Sabbat (JPN), Secrets of the Moon, Soulburn, Stargazer, Vader, Vulpecula, Obscurity, Wizard, and many reviews…

 


Metal K.O. Vol 1, #4 (Quebec, Canada) 1984

Metal K.O. Vol 1, #4 (Quebec, Canada) 1984. Editor: “Johnny Hart” (en Français)

Very EARLY zine with mostly features/write-ups on Accept, Acid, Europe, Helstar, Great White, Hell’s Dagger, Trouble, Killer, Hades, Trance, Icon, Ratt, Mercyful Fate, Pantera, Overdrive, Zoetrope, and Van Halen (live review), plus news, playlist and a bit more…

 

 


Speed Attack #2 (Germany) 1985 (auf Deutsch)

Speed Attack #2 (Germany) 1985. (auf Deutsch) Editors: “Michael Trengert and Peter Zohren”

Second issue of this German zine featured last month, released in the year of 1985. Again, one of the editors was Michael Trengert, who went on to be one of the Summer Breeze Festival (GER) organizers and also a former European manager of Metal Blade Records, and recently passed away. Just a great layout, very readable (if you can read German) and featuring both underground German favorites as well as future stars, including Metallica, Megadeth, Exodus, Slayer, Destruction, Zoetrope, Enforcer, Hallows Eve, Iron Angel, Mercyful Fate, Monolith (Italy), Avenger, Omen, Possessed, Sacred Rite, Steel Vengeance, Tankard, Overkill, Voivod, and more…

 

 


Speed Attack #1 (Germany) 1984 (auf Deutsch)

Speed Attack #1 (Germany) 1984. (auf Deutsch) Editors: “Michael Trengert, Peter Zohren and Tomo Dolevic”

Early German zine released in the year of 1984. One of the editors was notably Michael Trengert, who went on to be one of the Summer Breeze Festival (GER) organizers and also a former European manager of Metal Blade Records. He recently died after a long battle with illness, so this goes out to him, in the metal afterlife. Features Hellhammer (in transition to Celtic Frost), Destruction, Battleaxe, Mania, pics of Mercyful Fate and Metallica, a Loudness live review, Overdose (GER), Running Wild, Vortex (NETH), Martyr (NETH), Stormwitch, Warlock, Venom, Grave Digger, Acid, and more.


Eruptions From Below #5 (Toronto, Canada) 1993

Eruptions From Below  #5  (Toronto, Canada) 1993. Editor: “Laurie Fortune

Copied and stapled zine out of Ontario (formerly out of Buffalo). Solid and packed with ads, representing the ’93 death metal underground quite well. Features numerous reviews, and (brief) interviews with Cannibal Corpse, Lucifers Hammer, Deteriorate, Angelkill, Exterminance, and more, with the highlights being the killer live reviews of the classic Suffocation, Obituary, and Deicide tours from that year.


Rockcor (Russia) #9, 1995 (in Russian)

Rockcor (Russia) #9, 1995. Editor: ?

This is one of the few older Russian publications I have, so if you can not read it, enjoy the pics. I also checked and it seems this is being published again in some newer, modern form. Either way, interviews and features with Pantera, Darkthrone, Dismember, Deadworld, Dying Fetus, Rage, Mercyful Fate, Necropsychosis, Leukemia, and more.

CLICK PERMALINK TO VIEW PAGES INDIVIDUALLY!


Brain Damage Zine #1 (California, USA) 1984

Brain Damage Zine #1 (California, USA) 1984. Editors: “Vadim Rubin and Ron Nieto”

Here is classic from Long Beach – straight from the dawn of the underground. Thanks to Adrian at Pest Webzine for sending these scans over and helping me get a post up despite me being away from home for another 10 days. This issue has write-ups on Slayer, Mercyful Fate, Overkill, Omen, Destruction, Hirax (interview), Death Angel, Celtic Frost, etc.

As always, click PERMALINK to view pages closer!


Clandestine Zine (Santiago, Chile) #1 July 1994 (Español)

Clandestine Zine (Santiago, Chile) #1 July 1994. Editor: “Robert P. Zarathustra”

Here at SBMS, a noticeable lack of zines from the non-English speaking world compelled me to start digging up the zines I have in other languages, so here is a first from Chile (in Spanish). The main feature of this issue is a lengthy interview with Uruguay’s Inner Sanctum, notable as a project involving Anton Reisenegger (of Chile’s Pentagram, and currently in Lock Up). Other cool contributions (for those who can read it) include interviews with Gorefest, the highly underrated Texans Imprecation, Macabre, and others. (Note: A few interviews in this zine were unreadable due to printing errors, so they were not included). Lastly, I have numerous other zines in German, Finnish, and more that will go up periodically to diversify the site in coming months…

Also, Clandestine was resurrected in 2010. They published their second issue in
2011 and will press a third issue in December 2012. They are online here:
http://www.clandestinemetalzine.cl (please visit with Google Chrome or Firefox)


Mercyful Fate/Motorhead/Exciter interviews from 1984

Here is a brief update, as I am heading out of town for 2 weeks, over to Europe for the Tuska Festival in Finland, and then some other stops. The following are interviews with Hank Sherman and Timi Grabber from Mercyful Fate, from the Ontario theater show in Washington DC on their tour with Exciter and Motorhead in late 1984. Also is a show review from the Baltimore gig the following night, and an interview with Wurzel from Motorhead (who died last week), and John Ricci from Exciter. They are from the Grinder Zine #4….cheers.


Enigmatic Delusions #4 (NY, USA) 1993

Enigmatic Delusions #4 (NY, USA) 1993: Editor “Fawn”

Stapled on Xerox copies. Featuring Enemy Soil, Internal Bleeding, Sigh, Astaroth (notable for VERY early Tony Laureno), Impetigo, Acheron, Sigh…


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