2 fanzine(s) found featuring :



Blitzkrieg #1 (Germany 1983)

The Headbanger #5 (USA 1983)



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Other 'zine-related features:



An interview with Markus Nick, co-editor of the old German fanzine Dark Tales, performed by Leslie Dávid of the Hungarian Metal webzine Rattle I.N.C.



A long interview with Peter Markham, editor of the old Danish fanzine Metallic Beast, once again performed by Leslie Dávid.


The third part of our series of interviews with old fanzine editors c/o Leslie Dávid (Rattle I.N.C.) is with Scott Heller of the much kült Metal Madness fanzine.

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Don't miss out on LD's older fanzine-related interviews with William Hale (Metal Mania, Metal Rendezvous) and Bob Nalbandian (Headbanger), available at his blog.)


Text-in-image translation tools:



Just dying to read that interview/review/bit of trivia of band X, but the language of the zine is unfamiliar? Do not despair - there are a number of tools out there that can help! I haven't delved too deep into this tech yet, but one really simple and easy-to-use tool I've found is Yandex Translate. Just right-click and save the hi-res picture of the page you want to read, drag it into the center of the page, chose the from/to languages and then highligt the text for an instant translation, or click "Open in Yandex Translate (...usually resulting in the same garbled mess as you get from Google Translate, but it's better than nothing.)



Some recommended links to pages & blogs with similar content:




"For the preservation and dissemination of the world's fanzines, we intend to create a large virtual library dedicated to the subject" says the spanish subtitle, and as of the fall of 2019 they've pretty much grown into the largest blog out there dedicated to the preservation of fanzines. Includes material from from all over the world, from all sorts scenes and time periods, but with its main focus on Metal and South America. (English-by-google)




France Metal Museum's "Revues & Fanzines"-dept. is one of the largest Metal mag/fanzine-archives on the web - over 500 featured publications! Most of it written in french though, but how can you not be impressed by the massive work behind this section?




Amongst tons of writings on all things Death Metal and plenty things Heavy Metal in general, this very olde site hosts one of the largest fanzine resource on the net, the Underground Metal Zine Archive (UMZA) with over 300 publications featured. Just a simple text directory tree, but there's lots to read and not all featured zines are pure Death. Don't miss the Kerrang!-folder, featuring the 50 first issues from the years 1981-1983 - a fantastic discovery for NWOBHM-connoisseurs!




Subtitled "Metal History Through Fanzines" this blog has pretty much the same ambitions as this part of The Corroseum (and it's definitely been an inspiration) albeit a bit more focused on the NWODM scene. Killer work! For downloadable pdf's, click the Fanzine PDF Downloads in the upper right corner, otherwise you can scan the zines page by page after selecting them in the Select Cathegory-dropdown menu.




A quite incredible real-world fanzine resource! If you're ever passing through the French city of Poitiers, do swing by the Fanzinotheque, located in the local culture centre Confort Moderne. Even while all themes and styles are represented, their Metal-content is quite impressive, as the Metal-tag-search of their catalogue proves. And uoi, pdf downloads aplenty!



From the makers of Witchcraft Magazine comes this blog "..invoking the spirit of sinister paperwork" by way of zine distribution, trading and archiving. The Fanzine Downloads-dept. hosts dozens of pdf's including a handful of beautiful oldies!




Apart from hosting no less than 162 Danish Metal demos from the late 80's up until the 00's, all available for download, they also have an impressive collection of Danish fanzines available in pdf format.




A site that is what it's called and being really good at it at that - how rare! Check out the ZINES dept. for a small but hopefully growing section of Irish zine scans.




This site dedicates itself to the promotion and conservation of Greek fanzine culture of all sorts & scenes. After finding the "Metal"-tag you can browse info on tons of old & new Greek Metal zines (english-by-google), though unfortunately only a handful is available for download. Note that there are several Metal zines where the "Metal" tag is missing, so if you really want to dig in deep you'll need to look around some...




The sibling-blog to the Spanish general Metal-blog Metal80. Plenty of info on zines, mags & books related to Metal/Hard Rock.




"Extreme Chilean Metal" deals with all things ...yeah, you guessed it. In their "Literature"-dept. you'll find plenty of scans of olde Chilean zines.




"Zinoteka" is (was?) a Polish blog documenting the Polish Metal fanzine scene. Mostly Death/Black-oriented material and there's no full scans or downloads, but on the upside it's a quite extensive site and there's lots of info about the actual zines themselves as well as cover pictures.. (English-by-google)




That's "Trash" and not "Thrash", mind you... An interesting but sadly abandoned(?) blog about a little bit of everything oozing out of the underworlde, including a number of fanzine posts. Not all zines are scanned in their entirety though.

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...and finally the issue of ©opyrights:

It's often very difficult to track down the original editors and/or legal owners of these publications, but if YOU happen to be that person and don't want your work archived in this manner, just send me an e-mail with your concerns and all hi-res images will be removed.

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