Baphomet Zine Compilations (1987-1995) #1 and #2 (Italy) (eds: Enrico, Sarmax, Paulo and Claudio) Italiano (early) & English (later).
Long-running Italian zine brought together over 2 digital volumes. Includes a WIDE variety of metal, extreme metal + punk and hardcore and other genres (as their tastes varied and expanded over the years) + plus some film and author write ups, essays, reviews and more. This original and sincere presentation is a great pleasure to read, both volumes are available here (vol 1) and here (vol 2).
Issue 1: [Italian] Anthrax/Testament Live review, Creepin Death, Jag Panzer, Anthrax, Def Leppard, Metallica, Voivod, Celtic Frost, Dio/Black Sabbath live review. Taurus, The Accused, Mayhem-Deathcrush, Reviews, demo reviews, and essay on ‘posers’, Zephir, playlists and more.
Issue 2: [Italian] Candlemass, Post Mortem, Flotsam and Jetsam, Arpia, Scream, Vendetta, Darkness, Mayhem (w/ Euronymous), Trojan, A.C.T.H., Extrema, Bloody Anger, Peggio Amico, Mania, Sodom/Whiplash live review, Ice Age, Xandril, video, demo and album reviews, playlists and more.
Issue 3: [Italian] S.N.F.U., NOFX, Raw, Helstar, Bandana, Massacre (Chile), The Accused, Madhouse, OKA, Jesus Went to Jerusalem, Demo reviews, Silverwing, Crash Box, Afflict, 7 Seconds and more.
Issue 4: [Italian] Saint Vitus, Haunting Souls, DOA, Conquest, Pentagram, Gas, Son, NOT, Bloodstar, Astaroth (CA), Domine, Die Kreuzen, Ice Age, Anacrusis, The Missing Links, Monumentum, Outrage, Drowning Roses, demo reviews and more.
Issue 5: [Italian] Internal Void, Revelation, Arpia, Traumatic Voyage, Obliveon, No Rules, Dorso, Caos, Growing Concern, Infezione, Fire Party, Domine, Articoli Su, Deceased, Nuclear Death, Massacre (Chile), Epitafio, Domine, Misguided, Altri, Hexx, Ulcera, playlist, posers, demo reviews and more.
Issue 6: [Italian] New Model Army, Lemonheads, Elektra Drive, Spermbirds, Soul Reaction, No Remorse, Opera IX, Solitude Aeturnus, Caras de Hambre, Maelstrom, Latin Posse, Warrior Soul, Post Mortem, DOA, Rock Progressive Italiano, demo reviews, playlists and more.
Issue 6/7: [English] Nuclear Death, Cathedral, Soul Reaction, Post Mortem, Protected Illusion, Dogma, Maelstrom, Murnau, Caras, De Hambre, Spermbirds, Brain Damage, Headcrasher, Sentenced, Order From Chaos, Wild Rags, Axemaster, Slint, Humanicide, reviews, Dracma records and more..
Issue 8: [English] Confessor, Nosferatu, Decay, Sentenced, Noise Culture, Psycopath, Affirmative Action, Political Asylum, Prestige, Bedlam, Church of Violence, horror cinema, Wild Rags, reviews, vampires more…
Issue 9: [English] The Obsessed, Paradise Lost, Extrema, Necrosanct, Gutted Pulp, Dovercourt, Sadist, Apatridi, Brokenglazz, Nuclear Blast, Rosicrucian, snuff/mondo movies +more
Issue 10: [English] Type O Negative, Inverted, Non-Fiction, Industrial music feature, demo reviews, news, Beyond Reason, Anathema, Mortified, Brain Police, Fanzine reviews, New Model Army, Glacial Fear, Nervewomb, Psychosis, Paul Chain/DeathSS, Christopher Lee, Zombie movies, The Mentors..
Issue 11: [English] Fanzine reviews, Soulgrind, Mortuary Drape, Novembers Doom, Slug & Lettuce zine, demo reviews, Sepolcrum, Monumentum, Eterne, Necromass, Beyond Dawn, Robert Bloch, Lucio Fulci, Mariano Baino, Shiver Records, video reviews + more
December 16, 2017 | Categories: 7 Seconds (US), Anacrusis (US), Anathema (UK), Anthrax (US), Axemaster (US), Baphomet (ITA), Black Sabbath (UK), Candlemass (SWE), Celtic Frost (SWZ), Christopher Lee, Confessor (US), D.O.A. (CAN), Death SS (IT), Decay (US), Deceased (US), Demo Reviews, Dio (US), Flotsam and Jetsam (US), Gutted Pulp (US), Helstar (US), Hexx (US), Horror Films, Humanicide (US), Internal Void (US), Inverted (SWE), Italian Scene Report, King Fowley, Live Reviews, Lucio Fulci, Mania (GER), Mass Psychosis (US), Massacre (CHI), Mayhem (NOR), Metallica (US), Mortuary Drape (IT), Necrosanct (UK), New Model Army (UK), News, Noverbers Doom (US), Nuclear Death (US), Obliveon (CAN), Opera IV (IT), Order From Chaos (US), Paradise Lost (UK), Pentagram (US), Playlists, Post Mortem (US), Prestige (FIN), Revelation (US), Reviews, Robert Bloch, Rosicrucian (SWE), Sadist (IT), Saint Vitus (US), Scream (US), Sentenced (FIN), Shiver Records, Slug & Lettuce, SNFU (CAN), Sodom (GER), Solitude Aeturnus (US), Soulgrind (FIN), The Accused (US), The Mentors (US), The Obsessed (US), The Wild Rag! (USA), Type O Negative (US), Uncategorized, Vendetta (GER), Warrior Soul (US), Whiplash (US), Zine Reviews | Leave a comment
Raise the Dead #1 (Germany) 1984. Editors: “Timo Weber” (auf Deutsch)
Lots of history packed in this one. Whether you can read German or not, it is still worth a gander for the original artwork from Away (Voivod) and the early Death feature…one of the earliest I have ever seen (on their first Death by Metal demo). Also interviews, info and/or features with Acid, Iron Angel, Overkill, Tankard, Celtic Frost, Destruction, Exciter, Hirax, Liege Lord, Sodom, Metallica, Motorhead, Nasty Savage, Artillery, Venom, Overdose, Mania, Vortex, Sons of Satan, Steel Assassin, Whiplash, Zoetrope, and more… [PDF up in DL section]
December 12, 2014 | Categories: Acid (GER), Celtic Frost (SWZ), Death (US), Destruction (GER), Exciter (CAN), Hirax (US), Iron Angel (GER), Leige Lord (US), Mania (GER), Metallica (US), Motorhead (UK), Nasty Savage (US), News, Overkill (US), Playlists, Raise the Dead (GER) (auf Deutsch), Reviews, Sodom (GER), Tankard (GER), Uncategorized, Venom (UK), Voivod (CAN), Vortex (NETH), Whiplash (US), Zoetrope (US) | Leave a comment
Metal Forces #21 (UK) 1986. Editor: “Bernard Doe”
[Once more, it’s a given that Metal Forces was certainly not a fanzine, yet it still deserves archival status. As previously stated, the importance of the magazine for the development of the global underground and all ’extreme’ genres can not be understated – they covered many notable bands before any other press did, and were a reliable go-to source for news in the pre-internet era.]
Here I have issue #21, all 47 pages- it’s a good mix of speed and thrash (heavily on the rise at the time), along with the token glam rock sprinkled throughout (posers!!!??)…I wonder why they even bothered with the glam rock then, because if you check out the “Readers Album Chart”- its all thrash and speed?! Lots of cool reviews though with the essential “Demolition” demo review section (Nuclear Death!), pen-pal and fanzine addresses etc. One thing I question however is the “78” review for Fates Warning’s Awaken the Guardian …come on!? And Zebra gets a 91? Anyways, reader mail, plus killer live reviews of Deathrow (plus intie), Overkill, Whiplash, Metallica, Voivod, Possessed and more, as well as features on Anthrax, English Dogs, Attacker, Crumbsuckers, Dark Angel, Helstar, Steeler, Voivod (again) etc.
July 27, 2013 | Categories: Adverts, Anthrax (US), Atomkraft (UK), Dark Angel (US), Deathrow (GER), Demo Reviews, Dream Records, English Dogs (UK), G.B.H. (UK), Helloween (GER), Live Reviews, Metal Forces (UK), Metallica (US), News, Noise Records (GER), Nuclear Death (US), Onslaught (UK), Overkill (US), Playlists, Possessed (US), Readers Poll, Reviews, The Crumbsuckers (US), UK Scene Report, Uncategorized, US Metal Records, Venom (UK), Voivod (CAN), Whiplash (US), Zine Reviews | Leave a comment
Blowing Thrash #2 (Chile) Marzo, 1986. Editor: “Anton Reisenegger” (Español)
Fantastic contribution from the vibrant Chilean metal scene during the 1980’s, put together by none other than Anton Reisenegger of Chile’s cult early death metal outfit Pentagram (and currently in Lock Up). Features Chilean national report, a lengthy Slayer segment and interviews and features on Exodus, Destructor (pic), Celtic Frost, Post Mortem, Cryptic Slaughter, Hallows Eve, Legacy (pre-Testament), Tyrant, Abattoir, Sacrelege, Whiplash, Slaughter, Necrophagia, Hades, Venom, and more.
August 19, 2012 | Categories: Abattoir (US), Belial (CH), Blowing Thrash (CH) (Español), Celtic Frost (SWZ), Chile Scene Report, Cryptic Slaughter (US), Desecration (US-CAL), Destructor (US), Exodus (US), Hades (US), Hallows Eve (US), Legacy (US), Live Reviews, Messiah (SWZ), Necrophagia (US), Pentagram (CH), Playlists, Post Mortem (US), Reviews, Sacrilege (US), Slayer (US), Testament (US), Tyrant (US-CAL), Venom (UK), Wargod (US), Whiplash (US) | Leave a comment