Chips & Beer Fanzine 2012

Who would’ve thought that folks would start printing Metal fanzines again in the digital age? Here it is 2012 and I have in my hands Issue #2 from a ‘zine called Chips and Beer.

Chips & Beer is a new metal mag meant to give coverage to real metal that isn’t being covered in-depth elsewhere. According to the folks responsible for this: “It revolves around what makes our lives tolerable, Metal, Horror, Chips, Beer, Comics and Metal (old, new, no bullshit, no pose; but mostly, Metal).”

This second issue rips it up with features on KING DIAMOND, DECEASED, MIDNIGHT, THRONES, MORBUS CHRON, OBSEQUIAE, TWISTED TOWER DIRE, OLA LARSSON, and MENTORS.

I especially liked the in-depth KIND DIAMOND feature, and it was good to see the MENTORS are actually still alive (well, most of them). The graphics and illustrations are top-notch and pretty funny. The writing has its own smart-ass [in a good way] slant and reeks of stale CHIPS and [lots of] cheap BEER perhaps.

Get your issue now for $7; that’s only one less six-pack of cheap beer and a bag of chips!

Chips and Beer is printed on newsprint with glossy full-color covers by a couple of pasty white dudes.

Published by the creators, writers and designers/illustrators of TheLeftHandPath in association with 20 Buck Spin.

 

Chips & Beer The Magazine #2 has finally surfaced from the creeps and assholes responsible for the legendary first issue. Now with 30% more length and girth. Weighing in at 120 vain, erudite and not too stupid pages, issue #2 is a cream pie of delights that includes the following bands, artists, independent publishers, features and more:

Morbus Chron
Halsey “Halseycaust” Swain
Mentors
Deceased
Midnight
Ian Christe of Bazillion Points Books
King Diamond (nearly 30 pages of interview, primer, timeline, illustrations)
Obsequiae
Ola Larsson (Disma cover artist)
Thrones
Twisted Tower Dire
Thirsty & Miserable with Amebix
One From The Grave: Mob Rules
Vargina Comic
50+ relevant album reviews

*You gotta’ love a ‘zine that uses the same tagline as our site!

Buy or die.

One thought on “Chips & Beer Fanzine 2012

  1. Very cool. 50+ album reviews too! Whoa! I feel like a Metal champion if I launch 2 or 3 album reviews in one week! LOL! I’ll have to hunt this ‘zine down. :)

    Metal Forever Kinger! \m/\m/

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