Gloves of Metal #1 (US) Spring 1994. Editors: “Stevo St. Vitus” and “Warren Slocum”
(Thanks to S.L. once more) Zine from Stevo (Impetigo) with a nice essay feature from him on the rise of black metal, Wild Rags records, underground “rip-offs,” and the rise of fascism in then ‘new’ East Europe. Plus a nice Candlemass pic, Zappa and Oliva RIP’s, features and interviews with Angelkill, Sindrome, Lobotomy, Manowar, Pavor, Grief, Murder Basket, Avatar (IL), a history of Mercyful Fate, demo reviews, the 100 greatest LPS of 1984, and much more. (PDF up in downloads section).
June 23, 2014 | Categories: Angelkill (US), Candlemass (SWE), Gloves of Metal (US), Grief (US), Impetigo (US), Lobotomy (SWE), Manowar (US), Mercyful Fate (DK), News, Reviews, Sindrome (US), The Wild Rag! (USA) | Leave a comment
Sinistrari Zine #1 (USA), 1993. Editor: ZAID
I picked this zine up somewhere around 1992/93, and it quickly became a favorite. Well written, in multiple languages (in some interviews), with well thought-out questions revealing an international vibe that reflected the multi-national unity of the nascent death/black underground. First issue, top notch-not sure if he put any more out. It’s from my home town area of Washington DC, although I can not remember how I got it. There was no editorial, but after some research, it seems it was published by Gelal of the band GRAND BELIAL’s KEY. Anyways, great interviews from a crucial period when there actually was a real ‘scene.’
April 27, 2011 | Categories: Anatomy (AUS), Bands, Barathrum (FIN), Belial (FIN), Blood Duster (AUS), Cabal (SWE), Cartilage (FIN), Convulse (FIN), Cryptic Tales (POL), Death Metal Zine Poland (interview), Deceased (US), Demigod (FIN), Desultory (SWE), Disaffected (POR), Emperor (NOR), Godforsaken (FIN), Human Remains (US), Hypocrite (SWE), Impaled Nazarene (FIN), Lobotomy (SWE), Lubricant (FIN), Morbius (US), Mordicus (FIN), My Dying Bride (UK), Necrophobic (SWE), Nocturnal Rites (SWE), Pan-Thy-Monium (SWE), Phantasm (US), Polish Scene Report, Samael (SWTZ), Sarcoma (US), Sentenced (FIN), Sigh (JPN), Sinistrari Magazine (US), Transgressor (JP), Unholy (FIN), Virginia Scene Report, Vital Remains (US) | Leave a comment