Metal History Through Fanzines

Agony Column (US)

Gray Matter #2 (TX, USA) August 1987

Gray Matter #2 (TX, USA) August 1987. Editor: “Chris Orloski”

Out of Texas, packed with reviews (especially demo reviews), a long interview with Gene Hoglan from Dark Angel and Jason Newsted after he joined Metallica, news, a feature on Ron Jarzombek, a Watchtower/Agony Column live review, interviews w/ Lethal Aggression, Hades, Liege Lord, Drifter, Devastation, Baron Steele, and more.


Thrash Metal (US) November, 1990

Thrash Metal  (US) November, 1990, Editor: “Steve Peters”

Here is another ‘non-zine’ rag I found in my collection and, while obviously a national magazine, it nevertheless had some valuable and interesting content, ads, interviews, and features (much like previous additions such as Metal Forces), so I thought it would be cool to add to the archive. While there is attention to the heavy hitters of Exodus, Anthrax, and Testament, there is also a cool LA scene report, Annihilator, Agony Column, Faith No More, Defiance, and some cool ads. For some reason I could not find an issue number and,  I think it had a very limited run, being printed only when the thrash scene was at its high point. Either way…