Brain Damage #1 (USA – CA) 1984. Editors: Vadim Rubin” and “Ron Nieto”
Out of Long Beach, CA with help from Gene Hoglan (Dark Angel) and others, this zine features some rare photos, insights and playlists from the very pivotal year of 1984. Interesting also Slayer is called “black metal”- just shows you how interchangeable all the terms were at the time (before certain sub-genres separated themselves)…check out the reviews as well for Mantas’ demo, among others…[Thanks to the original scanner, this was forwarded to me by a supporter of the archive]. Features and interviews with Hirax, Destruction, Dark Angel, Death Angel, Celtic Frost, Jag Panzer, Mercyful Fate, Omen, Overkill, Possessed and Voivod.
April 5, 2015 | Categories: Brain Damage Zine (US), Celtic Frost (SWZ), Dark Angel (US), Death Angel (US), Destruction (GER), Hirax (US), Jag Panzer (US), Mercyful Fate (DK), Metal Blade Records (US), Omen (US), Overkill (US), Possessed (US), Reviews, Slayer (US), Uncategorized, Voivod (CAN) | 1 Comment
Blackthorn #2 (Denmark) Aug-Sept 1985. Editors: “Henk Leviathan” and “Esben Slot Sørensen”
Second issue of this cult Danish fanzine. Highlights include King Diamond interview discussing his departure from Mercyful Fate and a brief Carnivore chat with the whole band, plus interviews and/or features with Bathory, Voivod, Slayer, Sodom, At War, Monolith, Bulldozer, Kim Sixx, Onslaught (UK and US), Mayhem (GER), Poison (GER), Siren, Sons of Satan, Overkill (GER), Ghostrider, Blacktask, Vicious Barreka, and more….[Thanks to Tawfik from Zombi Danz for the contribution]
November 22, 2014 | Categories: Artillery (DEN), At War (US), Bathory (SWE), Bulldozer (IT), Carnivore (US), Danish Scene Report, King Diamond (DEN), Mercyful Fate (DK), News, Onslaught (UK), Playlists, Poison (GER), Reviews, Siren (US), Slayer (US), Sodom (GER), Uncategorized, Voivod (CAN) | 3 Comments
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
Tales of the Macabre #5 (Germany) 1998. Editor: “Costa Stoios”
Featuring drummer Atomic Steif, Bulldozer, Damnation Records, Desaster, Impiety, Mercyful Fate, Metalucifer, Asgard, Mortuary Drape, Necrophobic, Sabbat (JPN), Secrets of the Moon, Soulburn, Stargazer, Vader, Vulpecula, Obscurity, Wizard, and many reviews…
April 2, 2014 | Categories: 7 inch Reviews, Atomic Steif, Bulldozer (IT), Demo Reviews, Desaster (GER), Impiety (SING), Mercyful Fate (DK), Metalucifer (JPN), Mortuary Drape (IT), Necrophobic (SWE), News, Playlists, Readers Poll, Reviews, Sabbat (JPN), Soulburn (NL), StarGazer (AUS), Tales of the Macabre (GER), Uncategorized, Vader (POL), Vinyl / Picture Discs Discussion, Vulpecula (US), Zine Reviews | 2 Comments
Metal K.O. Vol 1, #4 (Quebec, Canada) 1984. Editor: “Johnny Hart” (en Français)
Very EARLY zine with mostly features/write-ups on Accept, Acid, Europe, Helstar, Great White, Hell’s Dagger, Trouble, Killer, Hades, Trance, Icon, Ratt, Mercyful Fate, Pantera, Overdrive, Zoetrope, and Van Halen (live review), plus news, playlist and a bit more…
February 11, 2014 | Categories: Accept (GER), Acid (GER), Hades (US), Helstar (US), Killer (BEL), Mercyful Fate (DK), Metal K.O. (CAN/Francais), Overdrive (SWE), Pantera (US), Trance (GER), Zoetrope (US) | Leave a comment
Speed Attack #2 (Germany) 1985. (auf Deutsch) Editors: “Michael Trengert and Peter Zohren”
Second issue of this German zine featured last month, released in the year of 1985. Again, one of the editors was Michael Trengert, who went on to be one of the Summer Breeze Festival (GER) organizers and also a former European manager of Metal Blade Records, and recently passed away. Just a great layout, very readable (if you can read German) and featuring both underground German favorites as well as future stars, including Metallica, Megadeth, Exodus, Slayer, Destruction, Zoetrope, Enforcer, Hallows Eve, Iron Angel, Mercyful Fate, Monolith (Italy), Avenger, Omen, Possessed, Sacred Rite, Steel Vengeance, Tankard, Overkill, Voivod, and more…
November 11, 2013 | Categories: Avenger (GER), Destruction (GER), Exodus (US), Hallows Eve (US), Iron Angel (GER), Megadeth (US), Mercyful Fate (DK), Metallica (US), Monolith (IT), Omen (US), Overkill (US), Poison (GER), Possessed (US), Reviews, Sacred Rite (US), Slayer (US), Speed Attack (GER) auf Deutsch, Steel Vengeance (US), Tankard (GER), Voivod (CAN), Zoetrope (US) | 1 Comment
Speed Attack #1 (Germany) 1984. (auf Deutsch) Editors: “Michael Trengert, Peter Zohren and Tomo Dolevic”
Early German zine released in the year of 1984. One of the editors was notably Michael Trengert, who went on to be one of the Summer Breeze Festival (GER) organizers and also a former European manager of Metal Blade Records. He recently died after a long battle with illness, so this goes out to him, in the metal afterlife. Features Hellhammer (in transition to Celtic Frost), Destruction, Battleaxe, Mania, pics of Mercyful Fate and Metallica, a Loudness live review, Overdose (GER), Running Wild, Vortex (NETH), Martyr (NETH), Stormwitch, Warlock, Venom, Grave Digger, Acid, and more.
October 16, 2013 | Categories: Acid (GER), Battleaxe (UK), Celtic Frost (SWZ), Destruction (GER), Grave Digger (GER), Hellhammer (SWZ), Iron Maiden (UK), Live Reviews, Loudness (JPN), Mania (GER), Martyr (NETH), Mercyful Fate (DK), Metallica (US), News, Reviews, Running Wild (GER), Speed Attack (GER) auf Deutsch, Stormwitch (GER), Uncategorized, Venom (UK), Vortex (NETH), Warlock (GER) | 1 Comment