Metal magazines - PLEASE ANSWER!!!!

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Which magazine(s) do you read?

METAL HAMMER
249
33%
TERRORIZER
275
37%
KERRANG!
28
4%
CLASSIC ROCK
73
10%
POWERPLAY
36
5%
ZERO TOLERANCE
91
12%
 
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Re: Metal magazines - PLEASE ANSWER!!!!

Postby Matty_the_Emo_Slayer » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:46 pm

one rode to asa bay wrote:
Matty_the_Emo_Slayer wrote:Any fanzine readers on here might be interested in this. Print edition coming in February hopefully.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/195786588/WAR-ON-ALL-FRONTS-A-D-2013-fanzine-e-zine-edition


Any update on this?



https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/174970819/pre-order-war-on-all-fronts-fanzine-ad?ref=af_shop_order

Should be getting from the printers by the end of the week!
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Re: Metal magazines - PLEASE ANSWER!!!!

Postby Bearstock » Fri May 16, 2014 10:16 pm

Haha apparently Kerrang have a poster of a boy band currently supporting One Direction in their latest issue :lol:
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Postby Blake_Porter » Wed May 28, 2014 10:55 am

My respect for Metal Hammer was already plummeting at unbelievable speeds but having just seen that their cover is dubbing Avenged Sevenfold as "Kings of Metal" and they have a fucking feature on Linkin Park.... I have literally no respect for it whatsoever anymore
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Postby Bearstock » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:47 am

When this arrived through my door I knew it was time to cancel the subscription:

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Just woeful :o
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Postby AnnihiSlateR » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:53 am

Christ on a bike. I know it was going down hill when I stopped getting it (probably around 08 I reckon), but that is something else.
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Postby bloodfiend » Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:48 am

I do find Terrorizer useful most of the time, I just go into WH Smiths when it comes out, leaf through it and note which albums to download on my phone and put it back on the shelf. Would never actually buy it because they articles are so dull and samey and it's ridiculously overpriced, handy for info though.

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Postby AnnihiSlateR » Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:29 pm

I've not really found much magazine wise lately that interests me. I've even given up on Iron Fist now.
I did get a(n over priced) special on The Cure (I think it's Uncut magazine) the other week, and I'm loving it. Literally read every page so far. It's like a journalistic biography, with interviews from the time, and retrospective album reviews, all going chronologically. I think I'm up to 1995 at the moment. But it is a one off, which for 90% of bands probably wouldn't be commercially viable.

I used to love magazines, but I am wondering of late if they've outstayed their relevance. Certainly when news and interviews seem commonplace on-line. Sure they can sometimes be good for interviews, but then it's usually a 3 page spread in a magazine of 100 or so pages. I've bought mags before to read about one band, and it's ended up being a half page column feature. Which when you pay roughly £4 or there abouts, really doesn't seem worth it.
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Postby Bearstock » Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:30 pm

Anything that might be of interest I tend to find I come across online anyway.
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Postby Green Man 2 » Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:08 pm

Bearstock wrote:Anything that might be of interest I tend to find I come across online anyway.


I still like the physical version. Here's how I use Terrorizer.


First it comes to my door. Excitement!

Then I plug my head phones into my laptop and open up youtube.

As I read each article I listen to the band's music, or sometimes specifically the new album they're talking about.

When I get to the Selected and Dissected (album reviews) section, I play this game:

I choose one album from each page (based on album cover and review) that I would like if I could get one free from each of these pages. Then I find the album or a music video and listen to what I just imagined myself getting.
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Postby Mocata » Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:39 pm

Iron Fist is the only magazine I consistently bother with any more.

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Postby Metalchemyst » Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:09 pm

Does anyone still get Powerplay?
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Postby Blake_Porter » Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:29 am

They had Kerrang Radio on at work last Friday. Coldplay were on it.....
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Postby Fwonky1 » Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:15 pm

Got a year subscription to Metal Hammer through the Sonisphere deal, this months issue was decent (the first half of the cd was great, rest was shite) but I'm definitely looking forward to future issues

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Re: Metal magazines - PLEASE ANSWER!!!!

Postby CrashedTractor » Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:48 pm

ZT all the way :yes:

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Re: Metal magazines - PLEASE ANSWER!!!!

Postby jwh20 » Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:40 pm

Metal Hammer is total garbage, you can tell just how much they're paid to promote/write about certain artists all the time.

Terrorizer is kinda flawed, but it's a good read.

Zero tolerance is probably the best.

Thing with magazines though is, I went to have a look at terrorizer yesterday. They still had november ones. So all the gig and album reviews were from September and October. Three month old news and views - with ZT being every two months its probably even older. Just going online you can find it all out easier these days. Only get them for journeys.