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Metal / Chips & Beer The Magazine #3
« on: May 20, 2012, 12:53:27 PM »

Chips & Beer The Magazine #3. 120 pages.

Interviews w/:


MASSIVE feature on NEW YORK CITY STREET METAL, interviews with:

JOE LEONARD (FRIGID BICH) - First interview in an American zine since 1986!
MIKE SCHUTZMAN (former owner of Slipped Disc Records in LINY)

Article/tribute to

C&B Patron Saint, JOE SPINELL and his masterwork, MANIAC

Thirsty & Miserable (with Blaash from WHERESMYSKIN zine)


and lotsa terrible reviews of terrible records

“Scenesters and hipsters will hate this magazine, which is another great reason why you should buy it.” - Metal-Rules.com

New York Metal Primer

Villains "Taxi Driver" illustration by Beaver / Slipped Disc Records Interview

Chris Black Interview

Cauldron Black Ram Interview. Illustration by Putrid.

At this time the new issue is only available direct from 20 Buck Spin. By next week they should be at various US distros (NWN! The Ajna Offensive, Hell's Headbangers) and within a few weeks in the EU (High Roller being the primary place over there). Profound Lore usually gets some for the Canadians. Also various book stores and record shops around North America.

Here is a bunch of info about the new issue, sample pics, etc:

The mag also has its own website now and eventually will have most of the reviews of prior issues and other stuff:

Any 20 Buck Spin order of $25 or more will get one free for a limited time.

Interzone / Re: You are not your brain?
« on: April 23, 2009, 08:53:36 PM »
There is, in fact, no more an individual than there is a world soul. What we call out ‘consciousness’ is nothing but a process; its content changes from day to day and is just as much causally determined as is the content of the body. Our personality is constantly being destroyed and renewed; there is neither self not anything of the nature of the self in the world; and all this applies to all beings, or rather becomings, whether of men or Gods, now and hereafter...The chariot, with all its appurtenances, corresponds to what we call our self; there was no chariot before its parts were put together, and will be none when they fall to pieces; there is no ‘chariot’ apart from its parts; ‘chariot’ is nothing but a name, given for convenience to a certain percept, but must not be taken to be an entity; and in the same way with ourselves who are, just like the chariot, confections.

...It is improper to ask ‘Whose consciousness is this?; we should ask only ‘How did this consciousness arise.’ The old answer is given, ‘The body is not mine, but an effect of past works.’ There is no ‘essence’ that passes over from one habitation to another; as one flame is lit from another, so life is transmitted, but not a life, not ‘my’ life. Beings the heirs of acts; but it cannot be said exactly that ‘I’ now reap the rewards of what ‘I’ did in a former habitation. There is causal continuity, but no one consciousness, no essence that now experiences the fruits of good and evil actions, and that also recurs and reincarnates without otherness, to experience in the future the consequences of what is now taking place. Conciousness, indeed is never the same from one day to another. How, then, could ‘it’ survive and pass over from one life to another.


Metal / Re: HIPSTER METAL a blight on reality
« on: October 24, 2008, 12:53:26 AM »

Metal / Re: AVERSE SEFIRA video interview about church burning
« on: July 25, 2008, 09:25:11 PM »
One thing that bothered me is that for all their talk about ascending beyond the flesh they expressed their view of the world and its constituents from a purely human perspective: mountains, people, trees, the wind. Those are things that have no meaning outside our human space and frame of reference on planet Earth

But they would have meaning to the audience they're addressing, which is why you find them talking in layman's terms on camera and on record, something rather different. It's an interview, stupid.

The blown-up Deicide photo on the wall is great.

Interzone / Re: Thrash versus Thrash Metal
« on: June 05, 2008, 06:33:18 AM »

Yeah, 'cause it came from the skateboarders

No shit, Sherlock. I never once denied any of this. But you only prove my point about how the term came into play, considering your top tier of “thrash” has fuckall to do with other bands understood as being “thrash” in 1982. How bands like Slayer & Metallica (who tagged themselves as POWER METAL) began to be associated with "thrash metal" had to do not just with speed but punk "etiquette." Namely, slam-dancing & stage diving, which was widely referred to as "thrashing" at the time – social conduct which was then carried over to metal shows as the two audiences began to mix.

Later on, idiot magazines tried to make it mean speed metal, which was always the term the europress used until they got ahold of marketing terms.

Was it just “idiot” magazines or "Glossy" mags out to sell more records then? And how long is “later on”?

Here’s a clip from 1984 of Metallica being referred to as “Thrash Metal.”


Above you have Thrashers ex-music editor talking about either "thrash," thrash metal and Speedcore in the context of bands like Slayer from 1985.

Here’s a clip of Tom Araya talking about RiB being the ultimate “thrash metal” record (circa SoH)


The term gets used because it makes sense, a condensed phrasing of “thrash / metal” that developed out of the crossover period and all your petty arguing without a shred of evidence or examples to back up your point makes this even more ridiculous than the campaign to write out Venom as a hugely influential band.

Metal / Metal Conference In Austria
« on: June 05, 2008, 02:00:22 AM »
It is about time, that with a growing critical interest in the music and culture of heavy metal, a conference be held to explore, critique and bang heads on what this long standing movement is about, where it is going and what it has to offer, politically socially and philosophically...

Submissions are welcome on any of the following themes: Heavy metal and:

- Origins, Definition and History
- Genres and classification. Classical music/Opera
- Culture - Subculture - Underground - Popular Culture - Fans
- Religion - anti religion - Evil - Satanism
- Politics - Nationalism - the apolitical - Fascism
- Imagery - Iconography - Aesthetics
- Art - Design - Fashion - Performance - Theatre - Sleeve Art
- Gender Issues - Misogyny - Homo sociality - Masculinities - Deviant Sexualities
- Monsters - Madness
- Philosophical themes: Existentialism - Nihilism - Hedonism - Ethics
- Literature - Cinema - Documentaries - Soundtracks - Horror - Gothic - Anime - Cartoons
- Fashion

Papers will be considered on any related theme. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 13th June 2008. If your paper is accepted for presentation at the conference, an 8 page draft paper should be submitted by Friday 10th October 2008.


Interzone / Re: Thrash versus Thrash Metal
« on: June 04, 2008, 05:23:04 PM »

Not a credible source, then...

You would harp on that (obviously, before you even read the article). I was being facetious.

Interzone / Re: Thrash versus Thrash Metal
« on: June 04, 2008, 05:17:27 PM »
D.R.I. and Corrosion of Conformity were both well established by 1983/84, when 'thrash' (speed) metal took off, so I'm not exactly sure what point you're trying to raise here.

In addition to some of heavier bands like C.o.C  there were releases like the New York Thrash compilation in 1982 with Bad Brains and the Beastie Boys. And the “Thrash Bash” show in 1983, attended by Die Kreuzen. Again, the term was used a little more indiscriminately at the time and originally referred to music appropriate for the increasing violence and slam-dancing at punk shows .

Interzone / Re: Thrash versus Thrash Metal
« on: June 04, 2008, 05:11:51 PM »
Brian "Pushead" Schroeder, former music editor for THRASHER mag:


Uses "Speedcore" and "thrash metal" interchangeably. Notice that he also refers to Metallica as "black metal," when they were actually "power metal"  ;)

Interzone / Re: Thrash versus Thrash Metal
« on: June 04, 2008, 05:47:04 AM »
1. There's more evidence that "thrash metal" was employed in reference to the style of punk-influenced metal bands (like some of those mentioned above) and the demographic and behavioral shift occurring at shows in the mid-to-late Eighties (and reasonably so…"thrash" being a common slang term for slam-dancing as well as drumming style) then there is that it was cooked up by magazines for commercial purposes. (Where did the term "speed metal” originate, exactly?)

2.  As a description of a particular scene or style of music, “thrash” was still barely defined by mid-Eighties (and predates Anus favorites like C.O.C and D.R.I.), which is probably why even a traceable, press-created term like “crossover” became roundly accepted at the time.

Interzone / Re: Keep your mouth shut
« on: March 06, 2008, 01:51:03 AM »
Scratching the surface of his life, a very familiar, flat sort of American Hell, makes his need for medications a bit more understandable, as is the case for the millions of Americans like him who take psychiatric medication. Indeed, someone who wouldn't turn to antidepressants if condemned to this kind of life would seem, in my opinion, to be rather dull and insensitive, or downright sick.

If we bracket Kazmierczak's massacre as the work of an evil lunatic on drugs, we'll miss yet another opportunity to genuinely examine what life is like for most Americans today, who live in that vast, terrifying chasm between the official propaganda about a nation of happy fun-loving Number Ones, and the reality of mediocrity, petty malice, and a flat physical setting that reflects the malice and mediocrity and miserliness of its town elders.




Metal / Re: Averse Sefira News
« on: December 31, 2007, 12:07:16 AM »

Interzone / Re: slam death
« on: October 12, 2007, 04:14:53 AM »
Kontinual is correct. I'd add that aAs far as precursors, Dehumanized's Prophecies Foretold album (reviewed somewhere on ANUS) and Embrionic Death's Regurgitate The Dead demo (1992) might still be of some interest.

Metal / Re: More fuel for the Venom argument
« on: September 11, 2007, 12:37:29 PM »
I've lost track of the many directions this conversation has gone, but I'm going through some junk at the moment and thought this might be worth sharing :P

From Leather N' Spikes #8 2003 (?)

Metal / Re: Immolation
« on: July 28, 2007, 11:06:18 AM »
Labeling the album as response to the Bush administration is way off the mark, and probably completely incorrect, although I do recall one song from the Hope and Horror disc that reads like some kind of rebuke against "the" war and foreign policy in general. It's not literal and or "political" per se (and nothing probably 90% of this board would disagree with) but it's also not so thinly veiled and easy to read between the lines. Given their reaction after 911 (remember when the old Immolationdirect.com site had the flash intro reading "With us or with the terrorists"?) I'd say they seem to be thinking more critically these days.

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