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------------------------------- ELECTRONIC DEICIDE - issue one ------------------------------- Hey freaks, looks like this is finally off the ground. You're staring at ELECTRONIC DEICIDE, an electronic fanzine dedicated to Death metal, thrash, and the support of the underground movement in the states and beyond. This 'zine is going to be emailed periodically as news comes to me; i cant set a definite time schedule until I know for sure how this first one flies. I'd like to thank everyone from the alt.r-n-r.metal wars who took time out of their intense poser-faggot-bashing schedules to drop a line. I'd especially like to thank Suaron for all of his incredible work...a lot of people think he's an asshole, but if I was Satan, I'd give him higher Demon powers on the spot! I'd also like to thank all of coworkers at Metal Curse magazine, esp. Ray Miller, for helping me get going and keeping the news flowing. I'd also like to give a big thanks to Bill Johnson and all of the Death DJ's at WQAX in Bloomington, esp for Underground Brutality....6 hours of underground death is way cool! I'd like to thank all the people in the pit when I went to see Prong last night. I know Prong isn't death, but I met a lot of death-heads in the pit, and it was the most unique pit I've ever been in. I'm hoping we get more shows besides fucking poser cover bands soon! A thanks to THomas Wolmer for some Sweedish death news too.. ELECTRONIC DEICIDE is currently run by me, Jon Konrath. You can reach me at: jkonrath@ucs.indiana.edu jkonrath@iubacs (bitnet) Jon Konrath 414 S. Mitchell Apt 13 Bloomington, IN 47401. USA I WILL review any demos and I'm a very militant demo collector! Send me demos or drop me a line about any releases, shows, bitches, albums, zines, whatever! Now for the news. Thanx to Ray for doing most of this shit.. ------------ DISMEMBER finally released their album in the united states. It's mega brutal and all the guitar leads (except one) were done by Nicke Andersson from ENTOMBED (oddly enough, Nicke is ENTOMBED's drummer). DEATH-jacker Chuck S. has decided that PESTILENCE & VIOGRESSION are too heavy for him and that DEATH cant handle the stress, so he kicked them off the European leg of the tour. What a pussy, loser, jackoff, whiner. ENTOMBED, CONFESSOR, CATHEDRAL, and CARCASS have all realesed their new albums recently. The brief report: CARCASS-different, not as blast, more traditional death metal. CONFESSSOR-doomy death metal, but with my sister on vocals. CATHEDRAL-Lee Dorian's new band, but way slower than you might expect, doomy heavy slower death with raw vox. EMNTOMBED-"I thought I gave my life, but back I was only given pain." Truely a classic. Poland's VADER has been signed to Earache. It's bout motherfuckin time! MASSACRE will soon release a four song EP, that will contain the CD bouns track >from the european version of _from beyond_, a live version of "Corpsegrinder", a new song, and a cover of VENOM's "Warhead" with Cronos on guest vocals. ASPHYX has plans to release an EP called _The Krusher_. It will have two demo songs and a new one, called "the Krusher". all the members of METALLICA died in a horrible bus crash. It was reported that the song "Anasthesia (pulling teeth)" could be heard just before the accident. Rumor has it BIOHAZARD somehow signed with Geffen....no details on that, but it sure as hell sounds freaky....equally deraged, I heard somehow SEPULTURA is ending up on Sony. I'm not sure if they have an album deal or if Sony somehow got legal rights to the band, but I heard it was part of some kind of package deal. EDGE OF SANITY's new album will be released in March. UNLEASHED's new album _Shadows In the Deep_ will probably be released by May. Tiamat is looking for a new bass player and will soon start recording their third album (J|rgen Thullberg left after they recorded _The Astral Sleep_) ROTTREVORE has a new 7" but I haven't got a copy yet.... CYNIC has released a new demo.. AFTER LIFE is currently recording their first new demo...I got a chance to listen to some of the guitar sessions, and leadman Chris Elliot was doing some serious work on this....its something to definitely check out when it rolls around... ------------ some demos worth checking out: HARMS WAY: this is fast, and heavy as hell. Very reminiscent of DARK ANGEL on _time does not heal_. Full color cover and band photo, about as professional as a demo gets. definitely check this out: HARMS WAY 1567 Crestland Ann Arbor, MI 48104 price unknown. try around $5 SHADES OF GREY _Under The Skeptic's Eye_ : Here's the new demo from the north Indiana thrash freaks. This is heavy heavy thrash, and is a good break from all the death thats out there. The songs are fast, heavy and palyed very well. There are 6 songs, 2 recorded live with a good underground feel. Its got a full color cover and the other 4 songs are professionally recorded. Well worth the money... SHADES OF GREY c/o Pete "the freak" Clemens 1239 Dogwood Drive Chesterton, IN 46304 price: $5 MASTICATOR : this demo is fucking brutal and heavy as hell. The production is adequate..the band is very raw. The music is like ASPHYX, but the vocals are much deeper...as deep as, if not worse than SUFFOCATION's vocalist. An excellent death band, very deserving of everyone's support MASTICATOR c/o Joris Chr. V.D. Aalaan 18 5062 EN Oisterwijk the NETHERLANDS price: unknown, try $5. ------------ Gotta do a few plugs here: First off, check out my 'zine, METAL CURSE. We're a fanzine dealing in Death and Thrash, mostly underground....usually featuring about 75 demo, album and 7" reviews and around a half dozen interviews. We're currently in issue #6, and it features interviews with S.I.K., Jesus Save, Asphyx, Contacion, Endombed, Misanthrope, Aftermath, Invocator and Haunted Garage. Also contests, news, commentary, great zine and merchandise ads and even humor. 32 pages centerbound, we're currently going for $2.00 US, $3.00 anywhere else. Drop us a line at: Metal Curse c/o Jon, satans evil twin post office box 302 Elkhart, IN 46515 a couple other zines I think are cool NO GLAM FAGS is located in LA to combat the ever rising glam movement. Issue 5 currently features Napalm Death, Athiest, Morgoth, Nocturnus, Gwar and more. Plus over 200 reviews of demos albums and shows. send $4 payable to Marco Barbieri to: 1626 N. Poinsettia pl #208 Los Angeles, CA 90046 THE ROC is dedicated to the fight against the PMRC and all who would censor any form of music. THE ROC calls for fans and bands to join forces and drive back those who are attacking our music. Published bimonthly, subscriptions are $10 a year, $13 outside the US. Rock Out Censorship (R.O.C.) c/o Woods, 320 South Cadiz Street Jewett, Ohio 43968 well, thats it for this time. keep in touch on the newsgroups and in email! attack with hate, Jon -- Jon Konrath, resident Deicide | jkonrath@ucs.indiana.edu

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