Monday, October 18, 2010
Metalwarpage #5 (2009)
Metalwarpage #5 (2009)
106 pg, A4, xerox, English
Nefarious Azarak, Asian Black Metal Syndicate, Bazzah, Braindead, Au Revoir, Black Abyss, Barbalans, Antacid, Everlasting Tales, Modar
My first issue of Metalwarpage. I once contacted the editor, Seth, after I got the flyers for issue #4 but it's already sold out. This time, through some local metalhead I manage to get a copy of this. With colored covers it looks professional from the outside. I wish the content can be made better, I mean the printing and xerox quality. However the layout is good, pages are numbered and with table of content included. Nicely done on the layout except for the 4 columns per page which I think the font used there is too big for that type of columns.
One thing that I salute the editor is they managed to get great selection of Malaysian bands. I'm surprised they willing to be interviewed for a local English-written underground publication like this (I thought they only entertain major mag sold at the bookstore). Some of the band already exist since the 90's which mean they are old, busy men (with jobs and family). Some good chat there.
Another aspect of the zine that I like since I dont see this in other zine is "What the Fuck", which is the section where they put the questions they sent to bands and they didnt reply. So we have in this issue Rebellion, Rakus, Imperial, and Negation and these are presented just like a normal interview page, minus the answer of the interview ofcourse.
If you think the interviews are long and in-depth, you are wrong. Articles are plenty, "Satan's Origin", "Concept Of God", "The Truth About Belial", "Satan As Lucifer", "Christ in Islam", "Life After Death", "Spirituality, Mythology and Philosophy", "The True Religion", "Church of Satan", "Pagan Sun Worship and Catholicism" (too many pages for this one, including pictures), "The Truth Blasphemy Screwed", "Who Is Satan", "Greek Antichrist", "The Fact About Metalwarpage Squad", "Fact About Belial", "Definition of Religion", "History of Religion" and "Belial In The Form Of Our Life". Now you know what consumed the 100+ pages.
Some reviews of audio stuff also available, called "Metal Madness" with front cover included in most reviews but this reviews are everywhere in the zine.
Only one problem which for me, its just my personal problem, is reading about religion preaching (Islam) in this zine. At least Seth being honest! And you can always tear the editorial page if you dont like after reading it.
Seth also run a label/distro. You might need to ask that when contacting him.
seth_metalwarpage @ yahoo.com