Metal History Through Fanzines

Slaughter (CAN)

Battlefield #5 (GER) 1985 (auf Deutsch)

Battlefield #5 (GER) 1985. Editor: “Markus Zimmerman” (auf Deutsch)

Another mid-80s classic from D-land, with interviews, live reviews, and features on Agent Steel, Tankard, At War, Cryptic Slaughter, Death, Sons of Satan, Desaster Area, Exodus, Helloween, Destruction, Hallows Eve, Jag Panzer, Metallica, Hirax, Dark Angel, Kreator, Messiah, Samhain (GER), Possessed, Slaughter (CAN), Angel Dust, Savage Grace, Sodom, Slayer, Venom, Exodus, Atomkraft, Violent Force and more…thanks to Battlefild-Magazine.de. PDF up in DL section.

 


Message From the Gutter #1 (Germany) Oktober, 1987 (Auf Deutsch)

Message From the Gutter #1 (Germany) Oktober, 1987. Editors: “Markus Staiger” and “Martin Purr” (Auf Deutsch)

Message From the Gutter – the zine from Nuclear Blast Records’ head guy Markus Staiger from 1987 (along with Martin Purr of Cyclone Empire Records). This issue represented very much the punk/hardcore/grind roots of the label, features (for those who can read German) a very cool travel diary from July ’87 to NYC and elsewhere, also interviews with Attitude Adjustment, Cancerous Growth, Impulse Manslaughter, Extreme Noise Terror, Marginal Man, No Fraud, Septic Death, Slaughter, SOD – Sound of Disaster (SWE) , and more. *(Thanks to Bernd B. for the contribution!).


Brutal Torture Zine #1 (Ontario, CAN) 1986

Brutal Torture Zine #1 (Ontario, CAN) 1986. Editors: “Ray and Stam.”

Humorous zine out of Canada that focused on a mix of hardcore and death metal, as well as bands from the Ontario scene. Cool live shots, and early interviews (again, with a humor approach) with Possessed, Death, Slaughter, Sacrifice, Gang Green, Hirax, Exodus, and more.

 


Deathcore #2 (Ontario, CAN) 1986

Deathcore #2 (Ontario, CAN) 1986, Editor: “Glenn Salter”

This was more of a crossover and hardcore-centered zine out of Ontario in the mid-eighties, and the content and interviews are very light, humorous, and brief. Still, very early interviews with Voivod, Sacrifice, Slaughter, Cyptic Slaughter, Celtic Frost, and a four-line “interview” with Kreator. Plus,  a pre-Cynic write-up for Seaweed! Lastly a cool global crossover-report…among other things…Cult!