Metal History Through Fanzines

Vincent Locke

SOD – Sounds of Death (Missouri, USA) #3, Summer 1993

SOD – Sounds of Death (Missouri, USA) #3, Summer 1993. Editor: “David Horn”

Like the issue #2 which I posted up a while back (see archives to the right), this is again sort of ‘in between’ a zine and magazine. David Horn’s eventually long-running Sounds Of Death still remained ambitious, and this time around it is packed with original art contributions from Cannibal Corpse cover artist Vincent Locke. Featuring pro-print, color cover, while keeping the underground feel, this issue also has an interview with Locke, along with Brujeria, Dismember, Cancer (nice tour story from their US tour with Deicide and Demolition Hammer), Venom (with trash talk on good old Raven), Kataklysm, Morbid Angel, and Vader. Lastly, TONS of cool record label ads.

 


SOD – Sounds of Death (Missouri, USA) #2 Winter 1993

SOD – Sounds of Death (Missouri, USA) #2 Winter 1993. Editor: “David Horn”

Sort of in between a zine and magazine, David Horn’s eventually long-running Sounds Of Death started off ambitious right away. Featuring pro-print, color cover, and a nice design from Dan Zimmer, it had an underground feel, without the mainstream nonsense that often polluted bigger magazines at the time. This issue is no exception. First off, there is original art on the cover, in haunting full-color from the legendary Dan Seagrave, coupled with an extensive interview inside…also I did not know he sold a portfolio (see ad below) that would be excellent to see today…anyone have it?

Also, we have a “time capsule” interview with James and Lars from Metallica, before “Kill em All” was released, from their 1983 tour. They state that they were 19 years old….wow. The city was New York, and they were opening for Venom. They get into the split with Mustaine extensively, their influences, Armored Saint, and touring, among other things.

Lastly, there is reprint of the press release for Deicide concerning the bomb that went off at their gig in Stockholm in 1992. Also, on that note, in the lengthy Cannibal Corpse interview with Chris Barnes, he discusses his adventures with Benton tagging along while he harasses Christians at a mall in Wisconsin. Speaking of God, there is an interview with Living Sacrifice, tons of cool ads, and Demolition Hammer.