Metal History Through Fanzines

Vio-lence (US)

Thrash Metal (US) November, 1990

Thrash Metal  (US) November, 1990, Editor: “Steve Peters”

Here is another ‘non-zine’ rag I found in my collection and, while obviously a national magazine, it nevertheless had some valuable and interesting content, ads, interviews, and features (much like previous additions such as Metal Forces), so I thought it would be cool to add to the archive. While there is attention to the heavy hitters of Exodus, Anthrax, and Testament, there is also a cool LA scene report, Annihilator, Agony Column, Faith No More, Defiance, and some cool ads. For some reason I could not find an issue number and,  I think it had a very limited run, being printed only when the thrash scene was at its high point. Either way…

 


Screams From the Gutter #27 (NJ, USA) Feb/Mar 1991

Screams From the Gutter #27 (NJ, USA) Feb/Mar 1991, Editor: “Evil Dave”

This zine consisted primarily of album reviews, although this issue does have an interview with Prime Evil. Either way, fun stuff, and a good look into what was on the record-store shelves in early 1991.

 


Out of the Underground #1 (NJ, USA) 1989

Out of the Underground #1 (NJ, USA) 1989, Editors: “Anne Hernandez” and “Debbie Sellnow”

This is the first issue from New Jersey’s OOTU. Notable for not one, but two female editors, they put together this cool photocopied and stapled zine (I think) when they were still in high school, and it features interviews with Voivod, Henry Rollins, Dark Angel, Vio-lence, Blood feast, and Hades, along with a handful of reviews.