Metal History Through Fanzines

Master Of Brutality (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…


Master of Brutality, #8 (Netherlands) 1997

Master of Brutality, #8 (Netherlands) 1997. Editor: “Ewald Provoost” and “Martin Dame”

Late 90’s Dutch zine with a very underground-heavy mix of 2nd generation death metal and grindcore, with interviews and features on Agathocles, Anasarca, Autumn Leaves, CSSO, Entrails Massacre, Fleshcrawl, Forgotten Silence, Last Days of Humanity, Mastic Scum, Nyctophobic, Parricide (POL), Sinister and Squash Bowels, among others.