Metal History Through Fanzines

Pleurisy (NL)

Master of Brutality, #9 (Netherlands) 1998

Master of Brutality, #9 (Netherlands) 1998. Editor: “Ewald Provoost,” “Martin Dame” and “Theo Van Eekelen”

Ninth issue of this long-running Dutch fanzine, this time adding current Hail of Bullets (then Houwitser) bassist Theo. Features and interviews with Aurora Borealis, Besiege, Cenotaph (TKY), Cornucopia, Malignant Tumor, Sanatorium, Massground, Cryptopsy, the Czech and Slovak scenes, Depression, Mortem (PER), Murder Corporation, Pleurisy, Suppository, TONS of reviews that really illuminate the late 90s underground, ads and more…

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Witchcraft #2 (Germany) 1993

Witchcraft #2 (Germany) 1993. Editors: “Stefan Löns”

This is the second issue of this German zine (in English) that focused more on the black/doom scene (but not exclusively). Interesting and early interviews/features with Beherit, Belial, Phlegethon, Damnatory, Deathlike Silence Productions, Emperor, Fester, Greek Scene Report, Marduk, Mortuary drape, Occult, Order From Chaos, Sadist, Thergothon, New World Symphony Records, and more. (Thanks Stefan).

The cover of the zine is Emperor, live in Liverpool, UK (1993).