Russian Metal (Maga)Zines Guide


TITLE/COVER DESCRIPTION CONTACT ADDRESS
O.K. METAL HAMMER
Released in the late 1989. Wonderful printing quality. 32 pages. That was the very first attempt to make a Russian version of one of the famous foreign metal magazines. But the result was complete disaster 'cause the first issue featured such "metalheads" as MADONNA, SAMANTA FOX and DURAN DURAN... Nevertheless there were some metal-related articles and news. The best thing in that issue was the review of the Moscow Music Peace festival that took place in August 1989. It featured Gorky Park, Cinderella, Motley Crue, Bon Jovy, Ozzy Osbourne and Scorpions. Rumors said that the second issue was released too. But I've never seen it. I think it's the good end for the half pop pack of paper named after the world's great metal magazine. The former address is: "Molodaya Gvardiya", ul. Sushevskaya, 21, 101503, Moscow, Russia
ROCK CITY
This one is the very true all-kinds-of-metal magazine. Established in 1991. Really informative magazine officially published and distributed everywhere in Russia. It's still alive and is published monthly (at last). Big news section covering foreign and domestic Russian metal. Much album reviews, much interviews. But you should remember that it's the OFFICIAL magazine and it covers only officially known bands. So demo reviews and info on underground can be hardly found in that magazine. Rock City, P.box 27, 113093, Moscow, Russia
TRAHHH!!!
I loved this one more than ROCK CITY. But it died shortly after birth... It was also established in 1991 but there were only two issues out. The main idea of that magazine was much friendly than of ROCK CITY. It was easy-to-read and that was great. Recently I've heared that magazine is back (at least I saw the issue never seen before).
IRON MARCH
The SHITTIEST of the kind. This one was a newspaper established in the end of '80s by the so called Corporation Of Hard Rock. Few years later newspaper became zine and then - magazine. But the main thing is that almost 90% of the contents is TOTAL BULLSHIT.
Most of the articles describes "who, when and where was drunk how much he had vomited and how cool it all was".
Nowadays that "thing" is alive going out with a grind-core speed...
MORBID NOIZZ
The powerful one. It's the Russian version of the Poland magazine with the same name. Only one issue in Russian is out yet. It contains info on many foreign extreme bands like In The Woods, Lake Of Tears, Dissection etc. Also there are interviews with Russian bands: End Zone and Mental Home.

ZINES


TITLE/COVER DESCRIPTION CONTACT ADDRESS
BLACK SMITH Zine
ALIVE Zine

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