Metal History Through Fanzines

Mastic Scum (AUS)

Master of Brutality, #8 (Netherlands) 1997

Master of Brutality, #8 (Netherlands) 1997. Editor: “Ewald Provoost” and “Martin Dame”

Late 90’s Dutch zine with a very underground-heavy mix of 2nd generation death metal and grindcore, with interviews and features on Agathocles, Anasarca, Autumn Leaves, CSSO, Entrails Massacre, Fleshcrawl, Forgotten Silence, Last Days of Humanity, Mastic Scum, Nyctophobic, Parricide (POL), Sinister and Squash Bowels, among others.

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Putrid Dysentery Zine #1 (France) 1996

Putrid Dysentery Zine #1 (France) 1996, Editor: “Bruno Bascaud”

This zine focused heavily on the grind scene of the mid 90’s, and this issue features many of those second generation Carcass-inspired followers. The editor even lays out the zine with a cool ‘Carcass-ish’ style vibe with his ‘mondo-medicale’  titles for each section…. Featured bands include Malta’s Beheaded, Dead Infection, Haemorrhage early Exhumed and Hemdale, a VERY early Necrophagist, Entrails Massacre, Dawn, Dead, Avulsed, and much much more. Cool Scene Reports as well!