Rock Hard #8 (NY, USA) 1986. Editor: “Keith Miller”
Rock Hard (not the most original name through the years, by any means) was a US fanzine based out of upstate NY that covered mostly heavy metal, but you could see the heavier stuff creeping in by 85-86, and the extensive record reviews are cool to check out for a nice run-down of all the pivotal albums that were dropping at this time…a very transitional period indeed. Also interesting to see eventual Roadracer/Roadrunner A/R guy Monte Connor in his college radio days here, with the Baruch College playlist featured. Interviews and features with the likes of Wehrmacht, Executioner, Holy Moses, Queensryche, Fastway, Bitch, New Renaissance Records, Savage Death (pre-Nokturnel), Metal Blade Records, Savage Thrust, Siren, Burning Starr, Blacklace and more.
October 11, 2013 | Categories: Bitch (US), Blacklace (US), Burning Starr (US), Executioner (US), Holy Moses (GER), Metal Blade Records (US), New Renaissance Records (US), Nokturnel (US), Playlists, Queensryche (US), Reviews, Rock Hard Zine (US), Siren (US), Wehrmacht (US) | Leave a comment
Kick Ass #26 (NY, USA) July 1984. Editor: Bob Muldowney
Incredible piece of metal history here, right down to the Metallica Ad and a Witch Cross feature (who just had their album re-released on Hell’s Headbangers records I might add- get it, a forgotten classic). Features, Ads, live reviews and interviews with Anvil, Angel Witch, Battleaxe, Blacklace, Nasty Savage, Hades, Hirax, Manilla Road, Raven, Motorhead, Lee Aaron, Running Wild, Venom, Twisted Sister, Sodom, and more…
April 6, 2013 | Categories: Angel Witch (UK), Anvil (CAN), Battleaxe (UK), Blacklace (US), Hades (US), Hirax (US), Kick Ass (US), Live Reviews, Manilla Road (US), Metal Blade Records (US), Metallica (US), Motorhead (UK), Nasty Savage (US), News, Playlists, Raven (UK), Reviews, Running Wild (GER), Sodom (GER), Twisted Sister (US), Venom (UK), Witch Cross (DEN) | Leave a comment