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what the fuck happened to metal mags

Discussion in 'Australia Metal Scene' started by alpha666, Apr 26, 2002.

  1. alpha666

    alpha666 Rev. J ROCK!

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    Australia used to have some cool metal mags that were avalable at news agents all over the place.
    zines like In Your Face and Rebel Razor. (i don't include hot metal or loudmouth because they wern't the best and they were very commercial)
    i did do some writing for In Your Face but all of a sudden it was gone and i couldn't get a hold of the people responcible for the zine. (there was some very crap editing involved in the zine too)
    but what happened??
    any one know???????
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  2. Goreripper

    Goreripper Metal as fuck

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    Dude -- Here's the story of both those magazines. I worked extensively on both of them.
    Rebel Razor was a subsidiary of Sydney street press mag On the Street. It had the same staff, etc. The original RR publisher got the sack and the mag derailed. A bunch of us there put out a couple more issues, but then all the staff went on strike and the whole company went under. No more mag.

    In Your Face was run by Warhead Records. They went belly-up at the end of 1999. Hence no more mag.

    Mail me!
     
  3. Winmar

    Winmar Pillock of society

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    The existence of the internet wouldn't exactly inspire too many people to make mags these days. Whereas in the past people would buy mags for news and shit, nowadays we can just jump on the net. I still need my posters though!
     
  4. Vim Fuego

    Vim Fuego I Am Deth! Fukk You!

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    I liked Hot Metal. It gave me my basic grounding in metal, along with Kerrang! and Metal Hammer. Then came Metal Maniacs, and there was no looking back. Loudmouth was utter shit, with the occasional good article.
     
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    Spiff I have the power

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    Kerrang! and Metal Hammer both apparently outsell NME in the UK now. Pity neither of them are metal mags anymore, otherwise it might be something to get excited about. :)
     
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    Hot Metal turned bad for the last two to three years of publication b4 that it was awesome mag to get.
    I also agree that the internet has a lot to do with the current trend.
    A mag to get however is one called Power Play(not the pc one) it comes with a free cd.If you go to the city often i have got QVB Newsagency to get a few copies in each month. I will post a message here when the next issue is there.
    This is all if you live here in Sydney.
     
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    I just saw that you live on The GOld Coast but I would gladely get it for you and send it up if your newsagency can't get it.If you go and ask them to get a mag in they generally can get it for you.
    We can wrk out something either you reimburse me or send me burnt cd's or videos in exchange.:D
     
  8. Vim Fuego

    Vim Fuego I Am Deth! Fukk You!

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    Kerrang outsells NME, yeah, by about 5000 copies a week. I've seen the figures.Kerrang sells around 75,000 copies, NME does 70,000 and Metal Hammer sells 40,000 a month. Terrorizer sold about 10,000 a month about 3 years ago. Dunno what it sells now. And I heard 15,000 metioned in connection with Metal Maniacs.
     
  9. Goreripper

    Goreripper Metal as fuck

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    My mag sells about 200 copies.
     
  10. alpha666

    alpha666 Rev. J ROCK!

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    metal hammer was good when Robyn Dorian was editor as was Hot metal when.... Robyn was editor after shee left hm it went to SHIT and likewise Metal Hammer....
     
  11. Lord Tim

    Lord Tim That guy from LORD

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    And would probably sell more if more people bought it! Little hint, everyone! ;)
     
  12. Goreripper

    Goreripper Metal as fuck

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    Yep, LT's right. Buy my fucking mag! You can get it at Red Eye! It's called LOUD! and it's got CHALICE on the fucking cover.

    And it's $2! That's cheaper than bus fare!
     
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    I used to love Hot Metal. I stopped buying it when they put the price up to $5 and bands like fucking Silverchair on the cover. It's just not metal!!!
     
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    Winmar!

    Because of your avatar I am now drooling all over my keyboard and shall be dreaming well tonight.;)
     
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    Lord Tim That guy from LORD

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    Rob does it again! *Rrrowrlll!* HAHAHAHA!
     
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    Sorry couldn't help myself I am a woman of impecable taste.;)
     
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    and you haven't been attracted to my avatar why????
     
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    That coif on top of your head just doesn't do it for me.Plus creatures that were once seen as icons of television that i actually saw as pathetic don't leave much in the way of wicked thoughts;) .
    A girls gotta do what she's gotta do!
     
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    Winmar Pillock of society

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    Hehehehehe I must say, my avatar is rather scrumptious. ;)
     
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    And the thoughts running through my head are even more scrumptious.;)
     

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