Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Deadbanger #2 (2009)




Deadbanger #2 (2009)
48 pg, A5, pro-print, English

Interview
Agony Bag, Ancient Darkness Productions, Demona, Battery, Speedwolf, BlackOath, Gravsorg, Altar of Oblivion, Pugnacity, Deus Otiosus, Vault, Cerekloth, Undergang, Artillery

When I asked them for issue #1 (after receiving paper flyer), they informed me it’s already sold-out. Not so lucky on the debut issue but I managed to get a copy of issue #2 from some distro. This issue was made in 300 copies but already sold-out now. So what will you miss? The layout of the zine is very neat and simple using 2 columns per page, complete with page number and table of content. Good content especially the one with Artillery (very long answer by all band members). There are also some gig reviews, which is quite detailed review of the band performed. Interviewing the label about the band being featured here is new to me. For example, just after interview with BlackOath ended, it continues with Horror Records interview about BlackOath. Another new thing for me is looking at the very little amount reviews (the debut issue was even lesser, as said in the editorial) which consist of 2 page demo, 2 page zine and half page for album, accompany with the front cover artwork.

Deadbanger is also a label.

Contact
c/o O.Frostholm Foget
Karsestien 1, 1.th
2770 Kastrup
DENMARK

E-mail
mail @ deadbangers . com

Web
http://www.deadbangers.com

Asylum Industries Music #2 (2006)



Asylum Industries Music #2 (2006)

Interview
Everlasting Tales, Astray

This is the second issue. Not sure how many issues available. Layout wise and the content are still the same. The editor is also an artist and has various projects. Latest one I know is he released tapes under the name APOCALYPSE VENOMOUS RECORDS. Go check that out.

Web
http://apocalypsevenomousrecords.blogspot.com/

Asylum Industries Music #1 (2005)

Asylum Industries Music #1 (Oct. 2005)
16 pg, xerox, A5, English

Interview
Amethyst, Langsuyr, Suicidal

When I traded some stuff with the editor, he was kind enough to give me some copies of this now-defunct newsletter. The layout is terrific, very creative and looks professional. The xerox quality is excellent. Laser! I only wish the arrangement can be made better because it look a bit 'chaotic'. Example; you read Suicidal, Langsuyr, back to Suicidal, Amethyst, some band bio and back to Langsuyr and Amethyst. They have a table of content but page are not numbered, which is forgivable for small publication like. Only a small problem when you are asked "continue to page.." but there are no page number. And also putting some intro before the interview will be nice too. Beside interview they also have section called "Promoboard" (info on new bands and bio): Nefarious Azarak, Suicidal, Sicksociety, Netherealm, Neferty, Everlasting Tales, Carnivora, A Good Day For Killing, Astray, Angma. Good newsletter project really. Sad, it is not alive now.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Goatcult Perversion #1 (2008)




Goatcult Perversion #1 (2008)
52 page, A4, pro-print, English

Interview
Almighty Emperor, Archaic Argot, Ars Macabra, Benatnash, Bestial Atrocity, Blood Division, Camos, Decayed, Denouncement Pyre, Evilwar, Goatpenis, Impetigo, Impetus Malignum, Infernal, Megaera, Morbosidad, Necroholocaust, Necrosexual Rites, Pagan Rites, Profanatica, Sadomator, Satanic Rites, Sodomizer, Teratism, The True Endless, Tenebrion, Vultur

A pro-printed zine from Germany and my copy is hand-numbered 270/500. Marco (editor) is assisted with some contributors such as Manuel (Sadogoat Perversion Zine) and Martin Lazarte (Explosion Cerebral Zine) for the interviews and Melanie Wenserowski for the artwork. He used frame artwork, layout using 2 columns per page but some are 3 columns which is quite chaotic for me reading them. Interviews are short and the questions are the 'easy' type except for Martin where on some interviews the questions are a bit more interesting. I already read Sadogoat Perversion Zine. The interview featured here can also be found in Manuel's own zine. I think not many people have the chance like I did (having both Goatcult Perversion #1 and Sadogoat Perversion #1). So I dont think it’s a problem having same interview in different zines. This issue is dedicated to I.Niger (ex-Murder Rape) which committed suicide by shooting his head. Issue 2 already out (which I have bought) and the 3rd and final issue might be out now.

Contact
c/o Marco Roch,
Heuberg 31,
91567 Herrieden,
Bavaria, Germany

Web
www.myspace.com/goatcultperversion

Shrunken & Mummified #9 (2007)




Shrunken and Mummified #9 (2007)
40 page, A4, pro-print, English

Interview
Eternal Bleeding, Elerion Miroku, Underdark, Ravendark's Monarchal Canticle, Moonfog, Murk Exorbitance, Deathvokation, Obscene Gesture, Marblebog, Diskord, Stygian Shadows, Kill Your Faith, Frostmoon Eclipse, Iron Batasuna

Scene Report
Lebanon, France

This is my first ever Hungarian zine and a good one too. No space is being waste. Small fonts and neatly arranged layout. I like this kind of computer layout because its looks simple but nice. No TOC but the page are numbered. Lots of reviews and it includes the front art as well arrange in alphabetical order and rated. Again, another 'interview' with Christian Felipe from Peru, the biggest rip off. I read this self-answered interview somewhere before. About the review section, they named the section for CD and fanzine review but the title art was too "abstract" for me to figure what they say except for demo section which is called "Demolisher" and vinyl (Inches to Inches, Blast to Blast). There is one long review in Hungarian fortunately on the "last breath reviews", there's the English version (much longer after translation). Mine is hand-numbered #208. Years have passed; probably a new issue(s) may be released after 2007.

Contact
c/o Erik Zordi,
Rakoczi ut 118. 1/1,
3900 Szerencs,
Hungary
korpsefire@gmail.com

Forgotten Chapel #7




Forgotten Chapel #7
44 page, A4, xerox, English

Interview
Thy Funeral, Incest, Unburied, Moder, The Thorn, Legion of Death Records, Necrocultus, Gallileous, Beherit, Narjahanam, Inquested, Dark Vision, Winter, Death Invoker, Versano

My first issue of Forgotten Chapel. This a good example of English-written zine from Poland (if the editor is still living there). I dont quite understand "very (old) Forgotten Chapel Zine,..". Seems like a 'compilation' of his works contributed to other zine. Some interviews are very old and some probably 'cut' directly from the original zine where it was first featured. Some interviews are from old Polish zine translated to English. The way the editor said in the editorial, I assumed the previous issue is not done in cut n paste style? Curious to see the previous issue as this issue is quite good on the layout department. If the intention to make an 'old' zine, they have succeeded. It can be better if they choose the right font type. Addition to the cut n paste style are old flyer from late 80's (for youngster like me, its good to look back on those primitive design). Xerox quality are excellent. My copy are hand-numbered #153.

Contact
Mateusz Wieteska,
Ceglowska 27/2,
01809 Warszawa,
Poland

Putrefactive Effect #2 (2006)




Putrefactive Effect #2 (2006)
52 pg, A4, xerox, English/French

Interview
Nerlich, Hellspirit, Disgust, Valuatir, Necrodeath, Harkonin/Eulogy, Suffering Silence, Underneath, Withdrawn, No Hand Path, Necrotick Flesh, Mortal Decay, Flesh, Abantesma, Hysteria

Excellent xerox quality on thick paper. Pages are numbered ('Putrid 1, Putrid 2' and so on) but no TOC. No waste of space because flyers is used to fill them up and they are nicely arranged. Layout-wise, some cut n paste style but mostly done using computer with some pages used background image. On 1 interview with black text on dark background (is that Diego Maradona?) that is a bit hard to read but good thing is it is in a language I don’t understand. For some reason, Mortal Decay interview are numbered, start with 20 and ends with 1. I thought it was a typo error at first. Most of the content are in English but gig report are in French. Reviews only cover audio stuff and not rated but got detail on year, number of tracks, length and label. Quite an effort there! I bought this zine from some distro. Unfortunately no contact address written in the zine.

Ground Voice #2 (2008)




Ground Voice #2 (2008)
16 pg, A5, pro-printed, Indonesian

Interview
Suck Our Veins, Santet, Tenggorokan, Godzilla

Bio
Jerangkonk, Junkie Sleep, Sexual Sickness, Putrefaction, Bedah Otak, Pernicious, Strong Enough, Qishash, Sekarat, NT, Amatory, Alas Purwo

'Cilacap Deadly Zine' is what I have now, Issue #2 November-December 2008, courtesy of Kayangan Distro. Maybe this is a bimonthly newsletter. Quite surprise this is made in pro-print (and it was sealed in plastic wrap!) although the layout is very simple. The interviews is not really a normal interviews. Bands are asked about 'support local band' and their view on this topic. In the editorial, the editor wrote lengthily about fight against "penguasa yang merosakkan negeri kita dan pengkhianat yang merosakkan scene". A bit political there. There are some articles, some flyers and advertisement. What I found interesting is there is an advertisement from a cigarette company. I wonder whether they are sponsoring this project.

Contact
JL. Thamrin No. 6 RT 03/1 Lomanis,
Cilacap 53221 JATENG,
Indonesia

E-mail
ground.voice @ yahoo . com
sadisticers @ yahoo . com

Arus Bawah #3




Arus Bawah #3
40 pg, A5, xerox, Indonesia

Interview
The Sinners, Rajam, Scream Of Agony, Rest In Peace, Sadie, Final Conflict, Mesmeric, Santet

I managed to get a copy of "The Lunatic Funzine" from a local distro, Kayangan Distro. This is 'underlicensed' copy that is this label were given the permission to copy and sell this here. And that is the lowest point for this issue that I got. All issues that I have before are in good printing quality. Again, the editors managed to combine humour into this serious music without looking stupid. Layout and everything are like other issues that I've read. All hailz to them! As usual there are lots of band bio so I have to skip writing them down. Too many! Flyers are used to fill-up space but they are neatly placed. I wonder whether they are still producing this zine. It is a waste if they stop.

Hells Headbangers #1 (2010)




Hells Headbangers #1 (2010)
80 pg, A4, pro-print, English

Interview
Sperm of Antichrist, Atomizer, Disfigured Dead, Perversor, Victimizer, Destrucktor, Deiphago, Shackles, Bestial Mockery, Hunters Moon

Those who are the 'customer' of Hells Headbangers Records (HHR) will know that this publication is released by this label and given free (if you ordered certain amount of $) or pay for the postage. Apart from the massive page number, 14 pages are (short) interviews. The rest are HHR's catalog. No review though. Professionally layout, not boring MS Word type but at the standard of professional mainstream mag. It’s still having some underground look to it especially when some good old style artwork is being used. I’m looking forward for the next issue. As they say, "When you need metal...go to hell!!!".

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sewer #3




Sewer #3
80 pg, A4, xerox, English

Interview
Infected Malignity, Agathocles, Dead Congregation, Grand Belial`s Key, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Solace of Requiem, Waco Jesus, Ophiolatry, Philosopher, Obscene Productions, Reinfection, Gorefest, Cannibal Corpse, Metal-Archives.com, Suffocation

"The Death Metal Zine from Hell-as" says the editor. I'm not sure the year of the release but the artwork written '07. Yes, Hellas is Greece!

Quite thick zine we have here but the thickness is due to the large font used. You can finish reading 80 pages zine in no time. No page number and no table of content and the layout is either 2 or 3 column per page.

Text font type will look better if it can differentiate between the questions & the answers. And about the questions, they are of the 'general and easy' type of questions and some questions are being repeated in some interviews. Some interviews are made by editor of Anubis Zine of Turkey and some other contributors but they all have the same interview style.

The xerox quality is OK. Some page use black background but the text is still readable. Some flyers are pasted here and there in the zine. Some are really old flyers which is great to look at (like flyer for Immolation demo #1, 1988).

About the reviews, they are not arrange alphabetically and not rated, and have all the contact details (mail, email and website). The reviews are separated to different format and creatively named; Embrace of Death (CD reviews), Bleed For The Devil (tape review), A Different Type of Mindfuck (Vinyl review) & Evil Spells (Zine). The reviews are more interesting to read and have better layout.

"I have been to Malaysia and in this country live together Muslim, Budhist, Christians all together in peace and it was really interesting for me..." by Obscene Productions that are the quote that can be used by Tourism Malaysia (the government agency promoting tourism). I would like to add a bit though, that was years ago. Strangely, we now have church and mosque being burnt by some close-minded asshole.

Contact
c/o Manos Michaelides Nick. Kazantzaki 37 Mykoniatika Agioi Anargyroi T.K. 13561 Athens HELLAS (Greece)

E-mail
manoscure @ yahoo . gr

Web
http://www.myspace.com/sewer_records