AQUELARRE

“Issue # 13”

100 pages

 

Ahh hell yeah, the new issue of Aquelarre fanzine is out and it is in English! I am excited about that. An interesting note for me too is one of the main guys that helps do this fanzine, which originates from Peru (!!), is a man named Paul Caravasi, who actually lives about an hours drive away from the Canadian Assault headquarters here in the States. I am so thrilled I can finally read this thing, rather than looking through it, seeing how awesome the layout and contents look and being jealous of those who were able to read it. This fanzine is totally old school, the way I love printed fanzines, it is photo-copied, cut ‘n paste style layout with cool sick and morbid page boarders (old page boarders rule the world!). I am telling you, you get a huge bang for your buck as well, this thing is thick as hell and weighs in at 100 pages of spiked fist to the head. The format is not the only thing that is old school, I think the editors / contributors tastes is for the old styles and spirit and I love that. You get plenty of music and fanzine reviews and those are well done. The interviews are excellent as well, though sometimes I wish they were a little longer / more in depth. But done this way you can fit a lot of them and some of the interviews in this issue are Entrapment, Adrenicide, Crucifier, Satanas, Execration, Morbid Slaughter etc… Despite the number of issues released I believe this fanzine has been around for over 15 years!! Support these guys. $8 US for those outside of Peru from their American offices. Write Paul Caravasi right away, he is a really dedicated and cool guy.  - Dale

http://aquelarrezine.blogspot.com/  aquelarrezine@hotmail.com  

 

 

BITE THE BULLET

“Issue # 1”

*40 pages* *A5 size* *Xeroxed* Folded*

 

 

Fucking great little half-sized ‘zine from Canada on it’s debut issue. The interviews are: Civil Carnage, Dichotic, Sheavy, Groinchurn, & Slap A Ham Recs./Spazz. Reviews include Album/demo/horror movies plus a tribute to the mighty Motorhead! You can buy this from me (well not any longer, this is an old review and my fanzine distro is long gone now) for the price above or the directly thru the editor  - Dale

 

 

BITE THE BULLET

“Issue # 2”

*80 pages* *Xeroxed (Half size)* *No binding/staples*

 

Another great issue and I totally dig this unique fanzine! The chats this time around are: Agathocles, Goatsnake, Pessimist, Obliteration, Richard R. Anasky (director/writer of horror/gore film “I Am Vengeance” (it will have a metal soundtrack). There are tons of reviews and most of them are vinyl so for vinyl freaks like myself this is a must have!  – Dale

P.O. Box 22148, 7071 Bayers Rd., Halifax, N.S., B3L-4T7, CANADA    

 

BRAINSCAB

“Issue # 1”

*26 pages* *Xeroxed* *Side stapled*

 

My metal brother Kevin has built a great foundation to build off of here. The layout style is simple but different than the usual which is good. Inties with: Rotting, Internal Bleeding, Dead Orchestra, Manilla Road, Ketamyne, and me (Canadian Assault!) and more. Lots of reviews and plenty of dedication make Brainscab a mag to look out for!  - Dale

c/o Kevin Hansen, Box 38, Chenney, KS. 67025, USA  Ulfang64@aol.com

 

 

BRUTALIZED

“Issue # 6”

*80 pages* *A4 size* *Newsprint (Glossy b&w cover)* *Center stapled*

 

Tits! I got a new issue of Brutalized to mentally headbang to!! This mag exudes metal and all of it’s glorious virtues. This issue has nearly doubled it’s normal page count, even more brutality and charismatic writing to go ‘round. Short but interesting chats include: Morta Skuld, Neuraxis, Pessimist(Good long chat, one of Phil’s best so far), Divination, Hammerfall, Iniquity, Lividity, Edenrot, Primal Fear, Dying Fetus, Midnight 666 Records, Jungle Rot, Disgorge, Deceased, Sabbatic Feast, Cannibal Corpse, Immolation. Also hundreds of solid CD/demo/7” reviews and a cool guest review of the Milwaukee Metalfest.  – Dale

Brutalized, c/o Phil Nauman, P.O. Box 886, Lebanon, PA. 17042, USA  

 

 

CORPSE GRISTLE

“Issue # 2”

*48 pages* *A4 size* *Pro-printed (Colour Glossy Cover)* *Center Stapled*

 

I totally dig this fanzines name. What you get are some fairly interesting chats with: Internal Bleeding, Suffocation, Deicide, Morbid Angel, Cryptopsy, Immortal Suffering, Prophecy, Viral Load, Crucifixion, Six Feet Under, Damnable, & gore artist Zig. If you like lots of cool gore art too this is the ‘zine for you. I see room for improvement and better use of space but besides that a solid fleshy ‘zine for all brutal death/gore metallers to sink their teeth into.  - Dale

Corpse Gristle, c/o Hound, 3521 Oak Lawn Ave., Suite 666, Dallas, TX. 75219, USA  hound@corpsegristle.com   

 

 

D.B.N.

“Issue # 11”

*40 pages* *Newsprint* *Center stapled*

 

Amazing veteran mag. Editor Tim is a good writer and is a bit of a sarcastic comedic genius in my opinion. He comes up with some real gut busting stuff! The font is nice and small so at 40 pages your getting 70 pages worth of material at other mags font size. Inties: Requiem, The Forgotten, Somnus, Scepter, Majesty, Endless and a bunch more. All the cartoon clippings and stuff are really good and sets the mood. Get this immediately!!  - Dale

P.O. Box 3547, Lantana, FL. 33465 – 3547, USA

 

 

DEATH-CORE

“Issue # 2”

*32 pages* *A4 size* *Newsprint* *Center Glued*

 

This is pretty good, I don’t think I could have come up with something this good at age 15 like editor Alex did. Obviously from the title this is a hardcore/death metal ‘zine. So far each issue has had a “Who sucks more?” section and this time it is between Powerman 5000 and Sevendust. Inties are: Mehuggah, Alterkation, Candiria, Regurgitation, Red Sky, Lividity, Fury Of 5, Deaden, Skinless, Devourment, God Forbid, and Spinecast. Great start and it will only get better.  - Dale

Death-core, c/o Alex Queller, 11 Colts Brook Road, Marlboro, NJ. 07746, USA  deathcore6@aol.com  

 

 

DESTROYING ANGELS

“Issue # 1”

*34 pages* *A4 size* *Xeroxed* *Center Stapled*

 

This is a different but good ‘zine here. It mainly prints any cool articles, news clippings ect. that the editor comes across. Also, an interview Joe Coleman & anarchist collage artist Freddie Baer and fantastic artwork done by editor Dennis Dread and others, nice change of pace. This could be a fanzine to keep an eye going forward.  - Dale

Destroying Angels, c/o Dennis Dread, Box 40667, Portland, OR. 97240-0667, USA  http://www.dennisdread.com/destroying-angels.html   

 

 

DISCORDIA

“Issue # 1”

*34 pages* *A4 size* *Xeroxed* *Side Stapled*

 

Subtitled on the cover “Music’s supposed to soothe the savage beast...not create one”. Hmm Great new ‘zine on the scene that I cannot help but recommend very higly! Inties include: Fear Factory, Exhumed, Cryptopsy, Blood Duster, Grift, and Dahmer. You also get a German h.c. scene report, listing of cool websites, and a article on whether death metal could ever go mainstream. Excellent start and foundation.  - Dale

Discordia, c/o Peter Richards, 16894 St. Andrews Rd., Caledon East, Ontario, L0N 1E0, CANADA  discordia_zine@hotmail.com  

 

  

 

DON’T BURN THE WITCH

“Issue # 1”

*32 pages* *A4 size* *Pro Printed (Glossy pages)* *Center Stapled*

 

Here is this ‘zines debut attack, it receives my respect straight off. Due to it’s moniker like mine is named after something Venom (my fave band of all time) related. Nice strong start. Besides a German scene report and an article on the Occultist Stanislas de Guatia, in addition to over 30 descriptive demo/CD/live reviews. Inties are: Anubi, Melechesh, Desaster, Zephyrous, Song D’ Enfer, Eosteric. 2nd issue is out by now I think!?  - Dale

Don’t Burn The Witch, c/o Flagellu, P.O. Box 647, Criciuma, SC. 88801970, BRAZIL  

 

 

EARSPLIT

“Issue # 24 (Summer/Fall ’98)"

*80 pages* *A4 size* *Newsprint* *Center Stapled*

 

Thanx to Liz (who was the publicist at Earache at the time of this ‘zines creation, but now does publicist duties for Nuclear Blast America) for sending this in for review. The layout is good and easy on the eyes and Liz is an excellent writer. But I have to be honest I only got into maybe 50% of this ‘zine as the rest of it is decidedly mainstream hardrock and metal that gets more than enough exposure in Metal Edge ect. Interviews and articles include: Disarray, Stuck Mojo (ugh), Godflesh, Sebastian Bach, Megadeth, V.O.D., Genitorturers, The Crystal Method, Napalm Death, Insane Clown Posse, Soulfly, Life Of Agony, Deftones + more. I must say even at a heavy 80 pages it is fucking packed!  - Dale

Earsplit, c/o Liz, P.O. Box 142, Congers, New York 10920-0142, USA  

 

 

 

EXTREME METAL MAG

“Issue 2” Winter 2014

*52 Pages* *Pro Printed*

 

The cover as you see above looks great, it is presented in thick cardboard glossy paper, with some interesting artwork on the inside and on the back covers. Also, yes in case you were wondering, that sweet logo on the front cover is courtesy of the immortal UG artist Christophe Szpajdel. You get some well written knowledgeable articles, a bunch of in-depth reviews (music and fanzine ones) and some cool lengthy interviews. Some of the bands interviewed are Terdor, Killgasm, Festerguts, Cursed Scrolls, Nordafrost, Gokbori, Sacramentum and the almighty legends Autopsy (who partially inspired the name of the record label I co-ran for years)!! Some articles, I really enjoyed, were ones on the bands Thergothon, Moonblood (great job!) and the recently passed away Rick Ireland (used metal record store owner in Texas that also managed some metal bands over the years). The layout of the this fanzine is old school, just the way I like it, and just the way I did it, when Canadian Assault was a print zine. That is cut ‘n paste layout goodness, creepy page borders galore, UG flyers and you can just feel and smell the blood ‘n sweat put into every page as Troy did the layout. You need to get this if you still support print fanzines and you fucking should! Hails to Extreme Metal Mag!  - Dale

Extreme Metal Magazine, 1140 Richie Ave., Lima, OH. 45805, USA  

 

  

 

FREEZING FLAMES

“Issue # 3 (July ’98)”

*52 pages* *A3 size* *Pro-printed (Glossy)* *Center Stapled*

 

Damn, now this is a fine piece of work! It is all very pro layout, clear photos and unlike ‘zines like SOD, Sloth ect. the contents equal the fine aesthetics. Inties have interesting questions and flow and include: Division 187, Nighsky Bequest, Seinburgen, Forsth, Acheron, Infernal Majesty, Castrum, Forgotten Silence (great epic one here!), ITN, Warhead Records, Benighted Leams, Fluerety, Enchanted, Burzum, Abyss Productions, Withering Surface, Canvasser, EUZ Prod., & Terrae Sole Calentes. Reviews are long and descriptive and cover demo/CD/ live alongside the most exhaustive ‘zine review section I have ever seen! True U.G. supporters! One of the more superior fanzines in the scene today.  - Dale

Freezing Flames, c/o Laszlo Kaposvari, Corvin u. 17. II/2, H-3530 Miskolc, HUNGRY  

 

  

 

GROWLING BRUTALITY

“Issue # 5”

*48 pages* *A4 size* *Xeroxed* *Side stapled*

 

Here’s a cool old veteran fanzine from one of my tape traders. The interviews are pretty good and of decent length. The interviews are with: Below, Paradigma, The Great Kat, Merlin, and Zaraza. Also featured is an article on classical composer Bedrich Smetana, as well as small articles on “Mysterious Places” which is a cool read. Over 100 well thought out, descriptive reviews (Including some of mine).  - Dale

G.B. ‘zine, c/o Steve Poupart, P.O. Box 62, Valleyfield, Quebec, J6S 4V5, CANADA  

 

 

HATESPAWN

“Issue # 5 (Christmas Past Vol. 2)”

*32 pages* *A4 size* *Xeroxed*  *Corner Stapled*

 

This is the only other metal ‘zine to my knowledge from my new home city of Philadelphia. It is far from metal only though, as it has various articles on Bigfoot, Corney Road/The Washington mystique (apparently Philly locals are afraid of this area - I’ll tell you I went there and checked it out and maybe I just don’t scare easy, but I don’t get it!?). Also news clippings on people who committed suicide or prostitute murders (something editor Scab is particularly fond of happening) plus more. This is all mixed with metal, racism and pornography, so a unique fanzine to say the least! Inties are: Festering Puke, Twisted Tower Dire, Subsanity, Religious Fucks.  - Dale

Hatespawn, c/o Scab, 3745 Pearson Ave., Philadelphia, PA. 19114, USA  

 

   

 

Hellpike # 12

*40 pages*

 

 

I had heard of Hellpike through some forwards from King Wolle of Desecration of Virgin zine and finally got in touch for a trade.  The ancient cut ‘n paste layout of course is excellent, creating just the right filthy and dark atmosphere. Though reading yet another revenge interview with 2 or 3 word answers is an exercise in frustration and come off as an embarrassment to the band.  Some of the great interviews on the other hand are lust, scepter, front beast and altar of perversion was killer. For me the reviews are of good length and there are just enough of them to keep things interesting and not over done by cramming in too many like Canadian Assault are often guilty of. Take a ride on the Hellpike no tokens needed you’ll pay in blood.  - Dale

c/o Hurricane, Grabenstr. 17, 56575 Weibenthurm, Germany  

 

 

HORMALA

“Issue # 3”

*56 pages* *Xeroxed* *Side Stapled*

 

This is a killer Malaysian zine that really puts it’s soul into the metal scene and in particular the Malay scene. The culture really comes thru the pages giving it a nice exotic feel. Inties: Mistik, Lux Occulta, Aura, Kibosh Sibyl Kismet, Callenish Circle, Beast Petrify, Sailendra, Muzik Box Prod., Tandus + more. Also you get live reviews, some scene reports and the usual demo/album reviews. You really should support this zine.  – Dale

Jalan Nakhoda 16, Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, Skudai 81300, Johor Bahru, WEST MALAYSIA 

 

 

I HATE YOU MOTHERFUCKER

“Issue # 4”

*28 pages* *A5 size* *Xeroxed* *Center Stapled*

 

 

Great zine name! Anyone who is easily offended, steer clear. Interviews include: Chupacabra, Babraham Stincolin & The Dirty Cocksuckers. As well as some articles, newspaper clippings & goofy artwork. It’s a tad brief but the price (which is the price thru me, not sure what the editor sells it for, I passed all of his flyers before doing this review-sorry) reflects that, interesting read. I made some great old school wrestling VHS trades with this duded - cool guy.  - Dale

I.H.Y.M.F. ‘zine, P.O. Box 104, Savoy, IL. 61874, USA  

 

 

 

I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE

“Issue # 1”

*48 pages* *Newsprint* *Center Stapled*

 

This is easily one of the best zines in North America and one hell of a debut!! The editors are Jill Girardi (Metal Mafia zine, ex-Mortal Coil zine) and Billy Nocera (ex-The Coven zine) and the two of course also comprise Razorback records. The zine is named after an old classick horror film. The layout is totally old horror film poster style – fucking great idea! Interesting inties include: Impetigo (thanx for this one especially Billy!), Dead Infection, Cryptopsy, Necrony, Blower, Flesh Feast, Engorged, Brutalized zine, Unhallowed, underground artist Brad Moore, Headfucker records and more death/grind insanity! Beyond great!  – Dale

c/o Billy Nocera, Box  321, Farmingville, NY. 11738, USA

 

 

INNER VOID (Hard Music Journal)

“Issue # 2”

*52 pages* *A4 size* *Newsprint (b/w Glossy Cover)* *Center Stapled*

 

I always hated that term ‘hard music’, it was (when it was first introduced) nothing but a term to sway metalheads away from real metal and towards alternative/ grunge shit. This is one killer mag though. The interviews are brief but interesting & include: Stuck Mojo(zzz…), One Life Crew, Fleshtized, Crush Efekt, Regurgitation, Broken Hope, In Flames, Compression, and Pissed Midgets. I thought it was cool chuck has a big listing of radio shows/stations who play metal to help bands wanting to get their name out. Also cannot forget mention the cover saying that says “$3 or $10 if you are a vegan fag!”  - Dale

Inner V.O.I.D., P.O. Box 975, Dickson, TN. 37055, USA  

 

 

 

INTELLEKTUAL SPEW

“Issue # 5”

*64 pages* *A4 size* *Newsprint* *Center Stapled*

 

If you read my 2nd issue than you know I love this ‘zine! This time around even more mental thrashing is induced and that is saying something. If memory serves this time there are more pics, which is cool. Like the last one inties range from short to long but always interesting. This time they include: …And Oceans, Arch Enemy, Assuck, Avulsed, Boobie Hatch, Brutalized ‘zine, Damaged, Deaden, Incantation, Martyr (this Canadian band never bothered to answer my letter!?), Mental Home, Morticite, Odes Of Ecstasy, Pessimist, Rotten Sound, Scepter, Sculptured & The End Records. This is in the mandatory category. I heard this might be the last issue I hope not!  - Dale

Spew, c/o Bart, P.O. Box 785, Cookeville, TN. 38503, USA  bart@tnaccess.com  

 

 

LAST JUDGMENT

“Newsletter # 6”

*16 pages* *A4 size* *Newsprint* Center Glued*

 

Nice solid publication Shane has put together and the maturity of being on his 6th issue shows. I may not always agree with his reviews but they are descriptive and his writing style is good. The interviews he chose this time were all with bands of great interest to me: Gorguts, Skitzo, and Cannibal Corpse.  - Dale

Last Judgment, P.O. Box 692, Arkansas, KS. 67005, USA  

 

  

 

LEATHER ‘N SPIKES

“Issue # 2”

*32 pages* *A4 size* *Xeroxed* *Center Stapled*

 

Cool cover art, by editor Catherine (she is selling her artwork too, write her for prices). Especially considering her age (15) this is well done. Other than some space waste - no complaints. I guess I better mention that there is a 60/40 English/French language split in the writing. Interviews are: Bethlehem, Impaled Nazerene, Brutal Truth, Martyr, Moonlyght, Iconoclasm, Heic Noenum Pax. Only a handful of demo/album/ live reviews but there is also a Sodom discography and a cool metal crossword. Good foundation to build from.  - Dale

L. ‘N Spikes, c/o Catherine, 35 Brousseau, Loretteville, Quebec, G2A 2R2, CANADA  clac@quebectel.com  

 

 

LITTLE BOUNCING BUNNIES

“Issue # 1”

*24 pages* *A5 size* *Xeroxed* *Center stapled*

 

 

This is a cool, fucked up little ‘zine. A bit retarded and chaotic but I dig that. Interviews with Pernicious fanzine, Pissed Midgets, Poets Of The Plague. Along side some interesting articles (MTV , Nazism, ect.) and general ranting plus a few reviews & cartoons. Not a ton to read but good and the price is right.  - Dale

L.B.B. ‘zine, c/o Fluffy G., P.O. Box 7892, Atlantic City, NJ. 08203, USA  

 

 

METAL-CORE

“Issue # 25”

*44 pages* *A4 size* *Newsprint* *Center Glued*

 

Chris is back, I am happy and proud to say with a batch of new, always in-depth and interesting interviews (he is pretty much my fave interviewer in the scene): The Chasm, Agent Steel, Bloodfeast, Metal Nightmare ‘zine, & Grimoire Of Exalted Deeds ‘zine. There are a bunch of reviews but all are short, but as Chris told me “I can’t do long reviews as it isn’t really in me, it wouldn’t be honest writing”, when he was hanging out at my place in Philly. I can respect that, I also greatly respect him for having the longest running ‘zine in North America (since 1986 bitch!!). A true metal warrior. You need this and it is free just send postage.  - Dale

Metal-Core, c/o Chris Forbes, 13 Carriage Ln., Marlton, NJ. 08053-1109, USA  metalCzine@aol.com  

 

 

 

METAL CURSE

“Issue # 11”

*42 pages* *A4 size* *Pro-Printed (White stock)* *Center Stapled*

 

Another fine issue from one of the longest ongoing ‘zines out there. M.C. believe as I do small font = more material for the reader and that is cool. The inties are handled w/ great poise and class and include: Mercyful Fate, King Diamond, The Great Kat, Jello Biafra (worth the price alone!), Unleashed, Skepticism, Sigh, Hellwitch, & Hemdale. Over 750 fucking reviews!! Which is a crazy amount for one issue but I guess when you take a year or more between prints things tend to pile up. I can understand and sympathize with that fact. This comes with a free comp CD and Ray Miller, deserves your support he is one dedicated motherfucker.  - Dale

Metal Curse, P.O. Box 302, Elkhart, IN. 46515-0302, USA  http://www.metalcurse.com/   

 

   

 

METAL MAFIA

“Issue # 5”

*60 pages* *A4 size* *Photo-copied* *Side Stapled*

 

Here is a cool ‘zine, ran by two (now three) dedicated metalhead chicks. I enjoyed reading this bad ass mag, the reviews are good and include live reviews (Milwaukee Metalfest, Cleveland World Series Of Metal ect.) alongside the demo/CD reviews. Inties are: Insatanity, Gothic, Somnus, Nile, Internal Bleeding, Avernus, artist P.J. Skoggins, Disfigured, and Sacrilege Newsletter. I believe Dea may be sold out but I have a couple copies on my distro list.  - Dale

Metal Mafia, c/o Dea Evenbeck, Box 5101, Fostoria, OH. 44830-5101, USA 

 

 

METAL MAFIA

“Issue # 6”

*32 pages* *A4 size* *Newsprint* *Center Glued*

 

Great ‘zine! Jill Girardi of Razorback Records has come on board and well I guess I don’t need to tell you, read the epic interview with all 3 editors of Metal Mafia in this issue. Some really fun interviews in this issue, featured bands (all of them American) include: The New Breed, Lividity, Garden Of Shadows, The Reefer Hut, Adnauseum, D.A.G., Skinned, Intellektual Spew ‘zine. Reviews are pretty brief but they get the point across nicely and even include a review of the Ohio Deathfest, alongside a couple comical cartoons. The font could have been a bit smaller but that is nit-picking.  - Dale

 

 

 

METAL RULES!

“Issue # 2”

*42 pages* *A4 size* *Xeroxed* *Center Stapled*

 

Jeff is a super cool guy and I was happy to trade ‘zines with him. There are a couple fun special sections like scene reports, many photos of Jeff himself and many with tv/movie stars, Email Wars, & a story about getting drunk and meeting Stuttering John. I was also initially going to compliment Jeff on his nice clean layout, except he doesn’t do the layout! Two of his friends do the layout (they are also listed as editors, I hope only copy editing as otherwise it would pretty lame). Jeff’s reviews are the ‘zines strong point as they are extremely funny and entertaining! Interviews are: Steve Vai (Too bad I’m not a fan as this interview is epic lengthen and you know how I love that!!), Wizard, Poets Of Plague, Amon Amarth, Erytrosy. Oh yeah, I have to say the font is too large, it is a waste of content. Metal Rules!  - Dale

c/o Jeff Rappaport, 2116 Sandra Road, Voorhees, NJ. 08043, USA  

 

 

MIDWEST METAL

“Issue # 19”

*48 pages* *A4 size* *Newsprint* *Center Stapled*

 

Not sure but if memory serves but I think this zine actually started out as a newsletter originally. Don’t quote me on that though. The layout is nicely done and easy to read, the reviews are descriptive and I like the writer’s styles. There is an article here by the editor Tom eloquently entitled “Fuck” and it is his rant about everything that pisses him off in the scene (I had actually thought of doing an similar article in my last issue but ran out of space). Inties are good but too short for me personally as they struggle to fill up a page (but some people like it that way I guess): Vader, Benumb, Madball, Crowbar, Fury Of 5, Cradle Of Filth, and Necropolis Records.  - Dale

Midwest Metal, 120 Broadview Vill. Sq., Suite 406, Broadview, IL. 60153, USA  Tvader666@aol.com  

 

 

 

PERNICIOUS

“Oct.-Dec. 1998 Issue”

*60 pages* *A4 size* *Xeroxed* *Side Stapled*

 

This is the double length anniversary edition of this newsletter/’zine. What a read it is! Not many reviews but all are pretty much demos and all interviews are w/ demo bands. Offbeat and cool inties w/: Awful, Enmortem, Cerebral Turbulency, Limits Of Nestient, Biolich, Imperial Doom, Entorturement, Pandemia, Mortaja, Needful Things, Ironia, Impacto Fecal, Amorbital, Psychopathia, Martyrium Christ, Dethroned, Cenotaph(Turk), Morgue, Brutal Dissection, Turning Black, T.O.O.H., Peversist. All, brutal death/grind to the max. Don’t be cheap and send a buck for postage even if it is free!  - Dale

Pernicious, c/o Eamon, 1101 Midland St., Uniondale, NY. 11553, USA  

 

 

SATAN’S CANDY BASKET (Treats From The Underground)

“Issue # 3”

*52 pages* *Newsprint (b&w Glossy Cover)* *Center Stapled*

 

Burt is back with another killer issue. It was nice to see Burt turn his focus back this issue to underground acts and away from the mainstream who do not need the support, in my opinion. Inties are: Cannibal Corpse, Cardiovascular-Sub Hypothermia, Fear Factory, Fleshtized, Fury Of 5, Genitorturers, actor Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead’s 1 & 2 ect.), Immolation, Inhumate, Insatanity, Jungle Rot, Lividity, Pulkas and Severance. I get a ton of flack for my small font, well a great deal of this issue has me beat!  - Dale

S.C.B. ‘zine, c/o Burt Wolf, 644 E High Street, Apt. 2B, Pottstown, PA. 19464, USA  BeowolfCo@aol.com 

 

  

SILENT EMPIRE

“Issue # 1”

*143 pages!* *Xeroxed* *Side stapled*

 

A totally dedicated and huge debut attacking fanzine! Quality interviews with Twisted Tower Dire, Hormala zine. Eternal Throne, Azarial, Kremation, Beast Petrify, Small Budget Productions, and there is tons more. This mini-novel is packed with nice stuff and a tonnage of underground flyers reprinted.  - Dale

c/o Emperor Nizam, BLK 214, Marsiling Lane, #02-800, SINGAPORE 730214

 

 

SOCIOPATHIC DESPAIR

“Issue # 2 (June ’98)"

*48 pages* *A4 size* *Newsprint* *Center Stapled*

 

This great young ‘zine covers all extremes but divides most of it’s time between hardcore and death metal. Inties include: One Life Crew, Cold As Life, Denied, Inhuman, which are all in-depth just like I like ‘em! You also get a ton of long, descriptive reviews alongside a portion of the Unabomber Manifesto was re-printed. Great cartoons of South Park & a blaspheming Sesame Street one adorn the inside covers. Support editor Mike Rogers he is one dedicated and all around cool motherfucker. Expect more focus on death metal next issue. - Dale

Sociopathic Despair, P.O. Box 10025, Bowling Green, KY. 42102-4825, USA  SocioD@hotmail.com  

 

 

 

SOULGRINDER

“Issue # 1"

*66 pages* *Pro-printed* *Center Stapled*

 

I was very happy, to receive this debut issue of Souldgrinder, a new fanzine that comes from my own backyard here in Pennsylvania. The editor, Paul Caravasi, while this may be his first issue, he is no rookie in the ‘zine world. I got in touch with Paul, a few years back when he was writing for and distributing, Aquelarre fanzine from Peru. He has decided to branch out on his own, the result of which by my eye is simply fantastic. The layout is totally old school underground style, with sick classic page borders, that makes the old metal goat in me very satisfied while looking it over. Unlike my early issues all the photos, logos, adverts etc… look really good and are not dark. You get nearly everything that makes a solid UG fanzine like album, demo reviews, gig review, as well the pleasing for me horror movie reviews. Once again here, the layout of the review sections brings me back, to the best fanzines of the early to mid ‘90s. You also get a cool metal undead mini-comic book, right smack in the middle of this thing, featuring some cool morbid artwork. So you know, everything is delivered fine form, but what about some of the guts of this thing? Yes my fiends here it is the interview line up: Faith Or Fear, Explicit Hate, Betrayer F.T.M., Tyrants Reign, Phil Anselmo, Toxic Wine, Aftermath, Mercynary, Combat, Don Doty, Evil Army, Machinage, Rigor Mortis. I know the price is a touch steep, but I can assure you, you get plenty of quality within these 66 pages to back it up. Highly Recommended.  - Dale

Soulgrinder Zine #1 is available + free Pro Button pin. $11.00 (postage included in the US) * $14.00 (postage included overseas). Paypal: wratchild114@hotmail.com

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SOULGRINDER

“Issue # 2"

*96 pages* *Pro-printed*

 

The great Soulgrinder fanzine returns to the pages of Canadian Assault! It is a little harder to review from a PDF file and just not the same thing as holding it in your mitts. But I am assuming above, it is still fully pro printed and everything, like the first issue. Editor-in-Chief Paul continues the great old school tradition, of page border layouts with sick artwork, but with some slick computer style layout mixed in. The interviews are a plenty and include Artillery, Sinaya, Napalm Death, Madrost, Kraken, Corsair, Sunlord, Amon, Hardcore, Nocturnus, Necroriser, Autopsy, Shadow Host, Cancer, Cardiac Arrest, Attacker, Kobra And The Lotus, Suffocation, Whiplash, Zavotage, Obituary and more! Plus a cool metal comic, titled “The Vinyl Killer” and interesting nice article about the annual Maryland Deathfest & Brutality Metalfest. Plus of course lots of music reviews, horror movie reviews and a few fanzines reviews. Check out the youtube link below to see a visual of the innards of this thing and other information on it. This thing is packed at a thick 96 pages. Support Paul and get this killer fanzine, which is keeping the flames of the old metal ways burning!  - Dale

http://youtu.be/mrXZTYXu85c   https://www.facebook.com/soulgrinder.zine    

 

 

 

SOULGRINDER

“Issue # 3"

*100 pages* *Pro-printed*

 

The mighty Soulgrinder returns with another issue and each issue seems to be thicker than the last one. Their headquarters is based out of Pennsylvania, not terribly far from where I live, however myself and the editor Paul Caravasi have never crossed paths to my knowledge. I would say if I was still doing a print issue, it would like look very much like this one and well my print issues were pretty similar to this, I guess that is why I like it so much haha. Paul is totally old school and keep the old traditions alive, the look of the book is very underground with killer evil and gory page borders with lots of cool visuals to go with all the information on the scene within the texts. I also appreciate very much most of Paul’s interviews are quite indepth and there is thought put into them and not the same eight questions sent out to every band. Interviews this issue include: Cryptic Slaughter, Razorback Records, Nervosa, Sacrifice, Metal Crucifier, Frightmare, Deceased etc… Plus of course you get a boatload of album, demo, vinyl, fanzine and horror movie reviews. Soulgrinder is a must have fanzine, I very highly recommend this great fanzine, get it now!  - Dale

https://www.facebook.com/soulgrinder.zine    http://soulgrinderzine.blogspot.com/     

 

  

 

SPEAR

“Issue # 4”

*48 pages* *Newsprint* *Center Stapled*

 

I love this zine! The editor Kristie (who I met at the Milwaukee Metalfest – hails!) does a great job and is a talented writer. Interviews are: Dawnbringer, Usurper, Emperor, In Aeturnum, writer of “Lords Of Chaos” Micheal Moynihan. Also a story about a Spear writers trip to Norway and plenty of anti-christian blasphemy to go around.  - Dale

c/o Kristie Snyder, P.O. Box 691, Orange, VA. 22960, USA  spear666@yahoo.com   

 

 

STAY TRUE, STAY UGLY AND STAY UNDERGROUND

“Issue # 9”

*36 pages* *A4 size* *Xeroxed* *Corner Stapled*

 

I must say I greatly admire editor King’s (Deceased/October 31) love and drive for metal and the metal cause! Sometimes our opinions on bands greatly differ but for the most part we like to travel the same metallic pathways. I really enjoyed this issue as it’s main figurehead inties are: Saxon & Corpse Vomit, as well as a cool article called “Priest .VS. Maiden (Who’s the greatest?)” which is pretty self-explainatory. Tho’ how he can defend the last 2 Maiden albums is beyond me! The rest of the ‘zine is pure reviews which King makes very entertaining to read in his charismatic writing style. I know from hanging with King at the NJ Meltdown fest he is metal to the fucking core!!  - Dale

S.T.S.U.A.S.U. ‘zine, c/o King Fowley, 5953 N. 10th St., Arlington, VA. 22205, USA  

 

 

 

STEEL CONJURING

“Issue # 1 (Feb. ’98)"

*80 pages* *A3 size* *Pro-printed (b&w Glossy Cover)* *Center Stapled*

 

A great, great true power/heavy metal fanzine and especially amazing that this is the debut issue! Interviews include: Lordian Guard (ex-Warlord), Cauldron Born, Domine, Skylark, Brocas Helm, Vigilence, Refugium Pecatorum, OPM Records, Outcast, Dream Devoid, Guardian Angel, Brazen Faced, Marauder. Super nice clean and pro looking layout.  - Dale

Steel Conjuring, c/o Manos Koufakis, Sokratus 37, 12462 Dasos Haidariou, Athens, GREECE  valliant@hellasnet.gr  

 

 

UNDERGROUND BRUTALITY

“Issue # 1 (June ’99)"

*36 pages* *A4 size* *Pro-Printed* *Side Stapled*

 

Smokin’ debut! Not a lot of rookie rust here. Interviews include: Acheron, Arrows Of Malice ‘zine, Centurian, Deaden, Maleficent, Misery, Nomad, Satan’s Candy Basket ‘zine, Sorrow Bequest, & Ton. Plus the usual demo/ CD/’zine & movie reviews. Lots of upside with Richard you can tell he is one hell of a dedicated individual! Order now!  - Dale

U.B. ‘zine, c/o Richard Sickgore, 8745 Grissom Rd., Suite 236, San Antonio, TX. 78251, USA  UBZINEGORE@aol.com  

 

 

UNRESTRAINED!

“Issue # 6”

*56 pages* *A4 size* *Pro Printed (Glossy b&w cover)*

 

Finally got a copy of this mag, tho’ I was surprised to see 80% of the writers also write for Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles (Glossy national Canadian metal magazine). Very nice and pro layout (but has some blank gaps which wastes space). The reviews include demo/CD/horror movies, and a Milwaukee Metalfest review and all are well done. Inties tend to cover more mainstream-ish metal and include: Death, Sepultura, Fear Factory, Bruce Dickinson, The Haunted, Iced Earth, Gehenna, Witchery, Benumb, Sentenced, V.O.D., Crowbar, Helloween, Primordial, Evergrey, Monster Voodoo Machine, Lesser Known, Nitemare, Dillinger Escape Plan, all are interesting but too brief for my tastes, personally.  – Dale

Unrestrained!, c/o Adam Wasylyk, 3150 Spring Creek Crescent, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 4S2, CANADA 

 

 

 

Other Killer Fanzines I Read During The Making Of Issue # 4:

ANTITHESIS – “Issue # 1” *40 pages* -  1317-A Tompkins Dr., Madison, WI. 53716, USA EMAIL = reddawn@inxpress.net

ARROWS OF MALICE – “Issue # 1”*16 pages* - c/o Julia Britton, P.O. Box 668, House Springs, MO. 63051, USA

BAST – “Issue # 8” *38 pages*$2 US/$3 World* - 358 Moscow St., San Francisco, CA. 94112, USA

BRUTALIZED – “Issue # 7” *52 pages*$3US/$5 World* - c/o Phil Nauman, P.O. Box 886, Lebanon, PA. 17042, USA WEB = http://members.xoom.com/brutalized

CERBERUS – “Issue # 5” *32 pages* - c/o Moisanen, Kauppurienk 5B 12, 90100 Oulu, FINLAND

DEATHCORE – “Issue # 3 & 4” *$1 US/$2 World* - c/o Alex Queller, 11 Coltsbrook Raod, Marlboro, MJ. 07746, USA EMAIL = deathcore@aol.com

DEATH BY METAL – “Issue # 5” *48 pages* - P.O. Box 1331, Plainview, TX. 79072, USA EMAIL = deathbymetalmag@hotmail.com

DESECRATION OF VIRGIN – “Issue # 3” *48 pages* - c/o King Wolle, Postfach 14 70, 56804 Cochem / Mosel, GERMANY

DEVIL’S TRIANGLE – “Issue # 4”*52 pages* - P.O. Box 870232, Morrow, GA.30287-0232, USA

DISCORDIA – “Issue # 2” *40 pages*$2 CAN/$3 US/$4 World* - c/o Peter Richards, 16894 St. Andrews Rd., Caledon East, Ontario, L0N-1E0, CANADA EMAIL = discordia_zine@hotmail.com

FLAK YOU NOT Newsletter (March-June)*Free* - c/o Ross A. Anthos, 6515 N. Oliphant, Chicago, IL. 60631, USA EMAIL = rossterone@hotmail.com

FORGOTTEN CHAPEL – “Issue # 2” *46 pages*  -  c/o Mateusz Wieteska, Ceglowska 27/2, 01-809 Warszawa, POLAND

HOMESICK ABORTION – “Issue # 1”*$1 US* - (NOT FOR THE EASILY OFFENDED!) c/o Homicidal Enterprises, PMB # 19, 7793 Burnet Road, Austin, TX. 78757, USA

LAMENTATION – “Issue # 10” *28 pages* - c/o Betchel, H-7187 Majos, V11.u.22., HUNGARY

LAST JUDGEMENT – “Issue # 7” *42 pages*$2 us* - P.O. Box 692, Arkansas City, KS. 67005, USA

MALFECIA – “Issue # 2”*64 pages*$6 US* - c/o Godwyn Micallef, Flat 8 Ent. C, Binja Hensri, Siggiewi, QRM 12, MALTA

METAL DEFIANCE – “Issue # 7” *48 pages* - c/o Belfegor, Iraklitou 94, T.K. 12243, Egaleo, GREECE

METAL –CORE – “Issue # 26 & 27” *$2US/$3 World per issue* - c/o Chris Forbes, P.O. Box 622, Marlton, NJ. 08053-1109, USA EMAIL = METALCZINE@AOL.COM

METAL DREAMS – “Issue # 3” *94 pages*$4 US/$5 World* - 2 J.R. Court, Cornwall, NY. 12518, USA EMAIL = MTLDREAMS@aol.com

METAL MAFIA – “Issue # 7” *48 pages*$3 US/ $5 World* - c/o Dea Evenbeck, P.O. Box 5101, Fostoria, OH. 44830-5101, USA EMAIL = metaldea@aol.com

MISTBREED – “Issue # 1” *36 pages* - c/o Joseph Mercieca, Block B Flat 5, Sannat Road, Victoria Gozo, VCT 107, MALTA

NEPTUNE – “Issue # 4”*32 pages*$1 US*$2 World* - P.O. Box 770, Townsend, MA. 01469, USA

NIGHTWALK – “Issue # 2” *36 pages* - c/o Atilla Mate, H-4032 Debrecen, Tessedik S. 140, HUNGARY EMAIL = AMATE@tigris.klte.hu

NIHILISTIC HOLOCAUST – “Issue # 2” *28 pages*$2 US* - c/o Gabriel S. @ Nihilistic Holocaust Records   mailto: Gabsk@wanadoo.fr

OCEAN MORPHIQUE – “Issue # 3”*50 pages* - c/o Max Varnier, 161 Avenue Alsace Lorraine, 52100 Saint-Dizier, FRANCE

PAYO – “Issue # 7” *56 pages* (This is in the Czech language so I couldn’t obviously read it) c/o Pavel Merkl, Gagarinova 713-278 01, Kralupy nad Vltavou, CZECH REPUBLIC

PROSTATA – “Issue # 2” *32 pages*$5 World*P.O. Box 94, 7551 Hommelvik, NORWAY

QUIDDITY – “Issue # 4” *52 pages* - P.O. Box 6230, Too woomba West, Qld. 4350, AUSTRALIA

SATANS CANDY BASKET – “Issue # 4” *52 pages*$3 US/$4 CAN/$5 World* P.O. Box 1236, Pottstown, PA. 19464, USA EMAIL = BEOWOLFCO@aol.com

SHORT WAVE WARFARE – “Issue # 2” *64 pages* - 5433 Clayton Rd., Suite K-373, Clayton, CA. 94517, USA EMAIL = inthorns@aol.com

SINGING SWORDS – “Issue # 3” *84 pages* -  c/o Costas “The Tyrant”, D. Pouraimi Str. 25, 13671 Aharnes, Athens, GREECE

TALES OF THE MACABRE – “Issue # 5”*52 pages*$5 World* - c/o Costa Stoios, Brunnenstr. 6, 54538 Kinderbeuern Hetzhof, GERMANY

TOXIC FLYER – “Issue # 27” *48 pages* - (Punk & hardcore zine) c/o Billy Whitfield, P.O. Box 39158, Baltimore, MD. 21212, USA

THE BLASPHEMER – “Issue # 1”*64 pages* - P.O. Box 882, Blacksburg, VA. 24063-0882, USA

UNDERGROUND BRUTALITY – “Issue # 2” *42 pages*$3 US/$4 World* - c/o Richard Sickgore, P.O. Box 500122, San Antonio, TX. 78280, USA

UNHOLY TERROR – “Issue # 1” *44 pages* - c/o Hacker, Grosser Buechel 6, 53619 Rheinbreitbach, GERMANY WEB = http://home.t-online.de/home/unholyterror666

UNRESTRAINED! – “Issue # 7” *56 pages* - c/o Adam Wasylyk, 3150 Spring Creek Crescent, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N-4S2, CANADA  EMAIL = macabre@interlog.com

BATTLE HELM – “Issue # 3” *52 pages*$3 US/$4 World* - P.O. Box 175, Chaska, MN. 55318, USA

PROMETHEAN CRUSADE – “Issue # 3 & 4” *$2 USA/$2.50 CAN* - 119 King St., Pottstown, PA. 19464, USA

CHAOTIC CRITIQUES – “Issue # 11” *30 pages*$2 N. America/$3 World* - c/o Tate Bengtson, P.O. Box 426, Lumby, B.C., V0E-2G0, CANADA

HELLFROST – “Issue # 6” *90 pages* - 9933 W. Argonne Dr., Milwaukee, WI. 53222, WEB = www.hellfrost.com

GOREWORM – “Issue # 3” (Great and sick comic U/G comic book!) - ???

LEATHER ‘N SPIKES – Issue # 2” *40 pages* - c/o Cath, 35 Brosseau, Loretteville, Quebec, G2A-2R2, CANADA EMAIL = clac@quebectel.com

METAL RULES! – “Issue # 4 & 5” *46 pages*$4 US/$6 World* - c/o Jeff Rappaport, 2116 Sandra Road, Voorhees, NJ. 08043, USA  WEB = www.haddons.com/metalrules

JACKAL BLASTER – “Issue # 2 & 3” *34 pages*$2 US/$4 World* - c/o Jeramy Ponder, P.O. Box 128, St. Mary, MO. 63673-0128, USA  EMAIL = jackiep@brick.net

LAMENTATIONS OF A FLAME PRINCESS – “Issue # 2 & 3” *64 pages*$2 US/$3 World* - c/o Jim Raggi, 710 Peachtree St. # 418, Atlanta, GA. 30308, USA  EMAIL = jer@elavidge.com

THE BLACK – “Issue # 1” – c/o Christhians Marino, Gustavo Gallinal, 1993 CP 11800, Montevideo, URUGUAY

WORM GEAR – “Issue # 7 & 8” *$2 US/$4 World* - P.O. Box 426, Mayfield, MI. 49666, USA  WEB = www.crionicmind.org/wormgear

BERZERKER – “Issue # 9” *64 pages* - c/o Daniel Schler, P.O. Box 23455, Phoenix, AZ. 85063, USA

LA LETTRE DE SAPPHO – “Newsletter # 6” *8 pages*$1 US/1 IRC* - (WRITTEN IN FRENCH) 11, Rue du Quartier Neuf, 88230 Fraize, FRANCE