The issue of
September 2004 is a bit less rich this time content-wise, especially
concerning the alternative inties or articles besides the still elevated
amount of reviews (Cds, demos, dvds, movies, fanzines, webzines, newsletters,
books), remained massive thanks to the several contributors.
However, this rigorously b/w magazine keeps being a great read for several
years as Marcy and hubby Marwin (webmaster & co-editor) achieved
the 23rd release, once again free (postage included) to all those who
request the zine.
Here you will find interviews with underground acts such as Heavy Water
(ex-Nero Circus and Hellbastard), Brad Wilson, Kurnalcool (the Italian
answer to Tankard but closer to sounding like the NWOBHM), Canadian
street punk legends Knucklehead, Potential Victims, Sat 11, Urinal Puck
Ministries, Michele McKinney and The Conspiracy.
Besides the categorized above-mentioned reviews - each with the necessary
web contacts, you can also enjoy an historical flashback focusing on
the forefathers of Metal, that is to say Judas Priest and you can participate
the new column, 'My two cents', launched by Odd Marwin Nielsen regarding
current topics, of which the first is about the US forces committed
to several missions worldwide. Finally I appreciated the detailed enough
report named Classic picks about the behind-the-scene events which led
to the recording and the composing of Deep Purple's masterpiece "Machine
Even if I miss interesting witnesses like 'Escaping the Hammond House
of Horrors' appeared on the March issue and articles about Indigos,
I still must rise my thumb up for Rock Bottom zine.
MARKUS GANZHERRLICH - 12/10/04
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