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Terrorizer magazine

Terrorizer magazine
September 15, 2006, 01:21:16 AM
After not buying this for a couple of years, I just picked up the latest issue while in town. Overall. I think the mag is a shadow of what it was 10 years ago but there is a VERY GOOD 20 page DEATH METAL SPECIAL including a brief history as well as features on Florida, Stockholm and progressive DM. Albums of the month are Deicide and Mastodon and there are interviews with Deicide, Grave, Terrorizer and Tom Araya as well as a free cd. Does anyone else still buy this mag? Do they even sell it beyond this country (England)?

TC

Re: Terrorizer magazine
September 15, 2006, 04:26:01 AM
if they didn't mention Eulogy, it's all LIES!!!  LIES I TELLS YA, LIES!!!!  lol.

i'd like to see it.  scan it in.  ;)

Re: Terrorizer magazine
September 15, 2006, 11:32:05 AM
I've bought a few copies of it here (USA) in the past. Sometimes they have good articles. Most of the time, however, it ends up pandering to the most marketable band$, which suck.

It also boasts a "rolling stone" style layout. How cosmopolitan. :D

Re: Terrorizer magazine
September 15, 2006, 09:42:31 PM
Honestly: I know Terrorizer from the net. It is not my favorite. Anyway, the DM special sounds interessant.  :D

Re: Terrorizer magazine
September 15, 2006, 11:56:46 PM
If I had access to a scanner at the moment I`d happily scan it in (the DM special), but I don`t so I can`t.. For all it`s flaws Terrorizer is the first metal publication I ever laid my hands on so I will always have a soft spot for it. I remember vowing that I would never give it the time of day again when I saw RADIOHEAD in the albums of the year list,and forgave it until I saw THERAPY a couple of years later. It`s definitely hit or miss, but when the competition on the shelf is Metal Edge, Metal Hammer etc. it`s not a tough decision to make (serves me right for not looking beyond WHSmith, I know).  I think they had a sister publication called Zero Tolerance magazine which I bought one copy of and never saw again. This was better as it consisted entirely of the extreme stuff but probably died off as (I imagine) it`s appeal was limited and not as many people bought it.


Nile577

Re: Terrorizer magazine
September 16, 2006, 02:03:32 AM
KID A is excellent and easily better than nearly anything in post-2000 Metal.

I like Terrorizer for the mostly non-moronic reviews (influenced, I feel, by Anus.com) and the considered opinion of writers like Paul Schwarz and Harry Hinchcliffe (both also notable for prominent and respectable work done online).

I look forward to reading the Death Metal special. The recent Doom Metal feature was infinitely superior to anything you will see in American Metal magazines, touching on the ideological and artistic implications of the music in quite some depth.

If the magazine has a downside it is its obligation to interview mainstream artists in order to sell copies.

Re: Terrorizer magazine
September 16, 2006, 05:27:59 AM
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KID A is excellent and easily better than nearly anything in post-2000 Metal.  

Maybe, but if I wanted to give Radiohead, Nick Cave and Depeche Mode a chance (all featured through the years) I`d read NME (another magazine that shares the same name as a metal band, lol). No, Terrorizer doesnt claim EXCLUSIVELY to be a metal magazine, and I havent heard KID A, so I`m in no position to comment on how worthy it is, but the mag does give the distinct impression of catering for extreme tastes and I can`t help feeling that some of the bands featured have been out of place (cue a discussion about what belongs in an extreme music magazine).
I actually thought the best writer Terrorizer had (the ex editor and one of the best journalists in all of metal) was Nick Terry, who has since moved on to Decibels (I assume it`s the same Nick Terry) and I THINK spent some time at Metal Homo (Hammer).
As well as the quality of the writing and the decent review section (still one of the few review sources I can trust, depending on the writer) the magazine still deserves a lot of credit for turning me onto releases by Neurosis, Emperor, Acrimony, Winter, Ripping Corpse, Mortuary Drape, Varathron, Carnage etc, all of which remain some of my favourites.

Re: Terrorizer magazine
September 16, 2006, 02:34:49 PM
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KID A is excellent and easily better than nearly anything in post-2000 Metal.


I like the idea of Radiohead, but don't like the music. After a day of classical it's lifeless.

Then again, I don't like post-2000 metal either, with so few exceptions they've become refrains of mine. Make that post-1996 metal with five or six exceptions.



Re: Terrorizer magazine
September 17, 2006, 03:57:48 AM
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Do they even sell it beyond this country (England)?


Oh yeah I actually pick it up at the news-stand of a major book store chain here in the Pacific North-West!  

Terrorizer says right on the front that they are 'extreme music, no boundaries' so if they do a little of non-Metal music that is alright since they are not solely devoted to one genre (or sub-genre.)  That Doom Special a few months back was good, I haven't seen this Death Special issue yet (the last issue I got had Slayer on the Cover).

Pretty much the only music mags I get are Terrorizer and somthing called Metal Maniacs.  Both are pretty good IMO.  There really aren't that many places that sell alot of Heavy Metal CDs where I live and I am not into buying stuff off of Amazon (I should probably start doing it though!) so in many ways these two mags GREATLY help to keep me a little informed about what is out there in Heavy Metal.

Re: Terrorizer magazine
September 17, 2006, 08:16:26 AM
It appears my description of the above `latest issue` is already out of date - the newest October issue hit the shelves SEP 14th, the day after I bought September`s installment (at least over here).
In case there was any uncertainty as to which issue I was referring to, September`s issue had Glen Benton on the front and the latest (October) has Mastodon and a free DOUBLE cd.
The newest issue ALSO has a DM special just to add to the confusion (I don`t have this yet but it seems to be focusing more on Gothenberg and New York DM).

Vajra

Re: Terrorizer magazine
September 18, 2006, 01:22:45 AM
I used to buy this quite regularly two years ago, until the number of pages devoted to tasteless -core bands grew exponentially. I never thought their opinion on extreme Metal accounted for much, generally, but there were some good features and the sampler CDs were quite useful for gauging how knee-deep in shit the current state was.

I think they started reviewing computer games too. I hope they haven't continued this shit.

I've seen a new extreme Metal magazine on the stands called 'Zero Tolerance', but it looks much of the same. The title doesn't mean a lot since they tolerate most of the shit coming out these days like they're trying to sell it. Not recommended.

Definitely checking out this Death Metal special.

Vajra

Re: Terrorizer magazine
September 18, 2006, 01:25:17 AM
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I think they had a sister publication called Zero Tolerance magazine which I bought one copy of and never saw again. This was better as it consisted entirely of the extreme stuff but probably died off as (I imagine) it`s appeal was limited and not as many people bought it.



It's still selling.

Re: Terrorizer magazine
September 18, 2006, 02:03:28 AM
It was bad timing on my part to hype the first part of the death metal special the day after the new issue hit the shelves (doh!), I don`t have the October issue so I can`t say whether THAT DM special is as good as September`s.

I don`t know where you (Vajira) live but here (Wirral) Zero Tolerance was seen and bought once by me and never spotted again, again, it`s probably my own fault for not looking beyond Birkenhead WHSmith.

I regret not getting the Terrorizer issue with the Doom special when I had the chance, I wonder if it`s possible to buy old issues from their website?

The console reviews (thankfully absent last issue), reader`s top fives, double- sided posters and the `hard of hearing` section (where bands have to guess the band, song and album before passing opinions) are all irritating additions I feel have been influenced by the likes of Metal Hammer and make me think twice about shelling out 3.20, but the monthly guide/tribute to `classic` albums is a good idea (although I`d hardly call Symbolic by Death a classic, but that`s another debate).

Vajra

Re: Terrorizer magazine
September 18, 2006, 03:31:29 AM
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I don`t know where you (Vajira) live but here (Wirral) Zero Tolerance was seen and bought once by me and never spotted again


I've seen it in a WHSmiths as well as a number of newsagents here in London. I read it in the store; I'd never pay for it unless it was a pound because they used recycled paper or something. US magazine Metal Maniacs is/was like that, which I picked up once a couple of years ago. Decent interviews.  

Oh yeah...that was the real draw for me. I would look around for any Metal magazine with, first and foremost, interviews with good bands/artists like Bathory or Morbid Angel.

(Does ANUS still look around for veteran interviews for the DLA?)

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make me think twice about shelling out 3.20


Shit. It used to cost under 3.

Re: Terrorizer magazine
September 18, 2006, 05:56:39 AM
The only time I do remember Terrorizer not being sold, (at least here in the U.S.) was after 9/11. (Funny how the name of the magazine cost them). The place I used to look for it didn't have it for several months.

They had it back on the shelves once America forgot about it and went back to buying fast food and watching Oprah.