Metal History Through Fanzines

Disembowelment (AUS)

Drowned Magazine #2 (Spain) 1991

Drowned Magazine #2 (Spain) 1991. Editor: “Dave Rotten”

From Drowned Productions‘ own Dave Rotten, this zine is an incredible survey of the underground from late 1990 into 1991, with a lot of original photos, some from Dave himself (apparently from a trip to Sweden that included meeting up with Dissection and others). Very informative with scene reports from Italy and Finland, well-written reviews and interviews and features on many demo-era classics such as Disgrace, Damnatory, Disharmonic Orchestra, Pandemonium, Demigod, Dissection, Infernal Death, Excidium, False Prophet, Sentenced, Human Waste, Impaled Nazarene, Convulse, Sinister, Necrophobic, My Dying Bride, Purtenance, Severence, Vader, Old Funeral, Phlegethon, Putrid Offal, Disembowelment, Malevolent Creation, Sigh, Vital Remains, Suffocation, Tormentor, Unleashed, Vacant Grave, Gorefest and many more…(courtesy of the scanning work from Tezcat from the NWN! board – many thanks/gracias).

 

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Pulverizer Zine #5 (Scotland/UK) May, 1993

Pulverizer Zine #5 (Scotland) May, 1993. Editor: “Bill”

(The intro here is cited/sourced as background info from the Dark Legions Archive hosted at deathmetal.org):  “Pulverizer zine was a killer mag from the early nineties, back when the death metal scene was giving us loads of cool bands. After Pulverizer #5, the editor Bill went on to release 3 issues of a zine called Anatomia which was nothing but old school death metal worship! He was also involved in a band called Goropsy which released a split tape on Necroharmonic Productions in 1996 with Japanese sickos Catasexual Urge Motivation. These zines go down in history for being among the best the UK  had to offer…Keep the Old School Flame Burning!!!” (scanned by) Tyrant (Thanks – SBMS) Features/Interviews w/Avulsed, Adramelech, Altar, Embalmer, Impetigo, Purulence, Therion, Suffer, Necropsy, and more…


Chainletter #12 (MD, USA) 1993

Chainletter #12 (MD, USA) 1993. Editor ” Mark Gonce”

This photocopied zine out of Baltimore was a reliable effort from editor Mark Gonce, also known for his band “Corpsegrinder” which was the original home of Cannibal Corpse/Monstrosity vocalist and Maryland native George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher. Features Leukemia, Sorrow, Invocator, Eternal Torment, Fear Factory, Disembowelment, Damonacy, and more…