Shameless self-plug time?
*Thanks to all the following peeps for giving their genuine compliments and (non-solicited) praise, in such a friendly, yet professional Metal Manner! Please support their site(s) & show some link-love.
Horns Up to everyone!
“I finally got a chance to check out your site. There’s some very cool content that I enjoyed.
…worth digging into!”
(Heavy Metal Editor, About.com)
“I have added your feed to our tracker. It looks like you did a good job with keeping the present
tense for the Demolish site. Really enjoyed the content.”
(Revolver Mag. Online Blips)
“Cool bog Curt - Man, I love what you are doing!”
“Sounds like your blog is doing great!
I just posted one of the photos you sent. Thanks again…”
(Test Your Metal Blog, Decibel Magazine, Revolver Magazine)
Test Your Metal Blog
“I dig your project. Good luck with the mag, and keep up the good work! Best”
(Invisible Oranges Blog)
“I saw your blog when Cosmo Lee featured it on Invisible Oranges.
(The Inevitable Nose Metal Blog)
“This is cool!! I like the layout of the page, too!!
I have subscribed.
Whoa this is great…”
(ex-Shock Power Fanzine -1st German Metal Zine)
*ended up turning into Rock Hard Mag.
“I really like your zine!
It’s not often you find people who have bridged the indie print zine world and the new online world.
It really provides a unique perspective combined with a whole lot of credibility!”
(Banger Films – Canada)
“Very cool concept for a blog. Best of luck to you.
(Cerebral Metalhead, Decibel Magazine, Metal Sucks)
“Unreal is this Heavy Metal history… you just cannot
beat the 1980′s for it & you are the 80′s Heavy Metal
authority at DEMOLISH!!! Very, very, well done! Metal kudos on Demolish!”
“Very cool. I’m totally into what you are doing with your Demolish site! Keep it up Curt.”
(Powerline A.D. Blog)
That Wrathchild America article in Demolish is awesome!!!
Shannon Larkin is a huge influence on my drumming and he’s a super cool guy!!!
Thank you and take care Curt!”
(Charred Walls of the Damned)
“I am a big fan of the concept of your blog. As someone who
wasn’t even alive back then, it makes it seem a lot more real than the
average Metal blog. Keep it Metal!”
Renrats’ Metal Bazaar
“Hey Curt, I love your site!
Good luck, and keep up the awesome work – I think your site is going to blow up”
(Sunyata – Mindful of Metal Blog)
“These photos of OVERKILL are awesome!
Thanks again for these…”
(Metal Publicity | E1 Music)
“I see a lot of bands that you have on your site I photographed (for METAL FORCES) back in the Day!”
(Rock Eyez Webzine)
“Demolish is way cool Curt! I wanted to say thanks again and share our Amazon ranking with you
because we’re pretty sure your article on the Japanese site is the cause for the jump in sales!”
“I have checked the web site and I think you are doing a great job! Some of the old music is still the best!
Thanks for everything Curt-You Rock!”
(Former AMULET frontman/singer)
“Good idea for a blog man! Good luck with everything.”
(All Metal Resource)
“Demolish is very cool Curt, very cool! Cheers.”
(Mass Movement Magazine – UK)
“I’ve read your site, it’s great! I’ve put it in my daily trip around the Metal world…”
(Heavy Metal Addiction Blog)
Heavy Metal Addiction
Hard Rock and Heavy Metal discussion (& reviews)
“You were in the scene when i was just a little kid
and you partied with some of my idols!”
(Evil Pony – Croatia)
“The Demolish site looks very cool!
I try to keep up on current bands but my heart still lies with 80′s Metal in all its glory. Cheers.”
“I’ve checked out your blog/mag. Great read with lots of info’s.
I like the interviews! Nice to know that the spirit of ’80s metal is still alive!
It’ll definitely be a place I visit when I want to know more on a specific band.”
“Nice job on the blog site you have!! Looks good!”
“Really like what you are doing with Demolish – very cool. I have always been a Metalhead at heart, so I can really appreciate what you have to say. It takes me back to the good ole days and I can appreciate the time it had to take to write it. Great stuff.”
(Dr. Music Chicago)
“Hey dude- cool blog!
I’m not really into “dinosaur metal” (ha ha)
…but I know lots of our readers are and will be stoked!”
(Metal Inquisition Blog)
“Your site is great!”
Tokyo Five Blog
“I see you have such valuable content beyond the usual blog entries (interviews, material from 80′s etc.)
The “old school” hand-drawn logo is a part of the Demolish charm. We’re subscribing to your mag.”
(Ideophony Labs – Barcelona)
“I really enjoyed the Demolish “blog zine” – the idea of finishing a
classic zine 20+ years after it was started is awesome.”
(The Corroseum Blog)
“It’s great that you got the stuff up on the web – there are a
lot of old and new-born fans out there, which is great!”
Janne Stark – Guitarist
(Overdrive – Sweden)
“Neato blog! I was at the Ozzy/Metallica show at Mesker where James broke his arm skateboarding and
the band had to cancel..”
(Noise Pollution Blog)
I added a link on our side menu (on every page of our network).
Jealous Haters Since 1998!
“Sh** dude…you’re the man!
That’s awesome that you’ve gathered all that stuff. I’m sure it wasn’t easy.
Thanks again…I appreciate it. Cool site.”
(ex-Mach/Chet & The Molesters/currently B.S.R.)
“Demolish conjures up the spirit of Metal in the 80′s!
I’ll be visiting your site often and seeing what you’re up to.”
“Metal” Mike Cervantes
“Thanks for posting the images!
Those Alice Cooper pics you took are REALLY good. Got some really nice close
(Alice Cooper Archive)
“Congratulations on your website. It is absolutely incredible.
I lived those years with great intensity (I’m Forty now) so Demolish has brought me good memories.”
(Metal 80 Blog – Spain)
“I loved the METALLICA post.
I briefly talked to Cliff in 84′ during the Aardschok day in Zwolle ( Netherlands)
while headliners Venom were doing their show!!! R.I.P. Cliff.”
-Nico Woben Photographer
“I’ve finally taken more time to explore your site, and I totally love what you’re doing.
The old interviews and stories are great. I loved the one about the Dave Mustaine interview!”
“Awesome Voivod pics! You should join Facebook and post them on their page.
Megadeth + Testament pics = bad ass.”
(The Metal Files Blog)
“Great job you’re doing so far, hope you keep up with it! Can’t get enough of
reading the blog…All the best.”
(Metal Page – Germany)
“Cool site dude… Always glad to see mags and ‘zines dedicated to the 80′s Metal way of life!”
(Vibrations of Doom online Magazine)
“Very cool site with tons of stuff (Toxik, Candlemass & Acid Reign), that brings back memories from my college days!
(The Sonic Abyss)
Those Testament pics you took are AWESOME!!!!!
Wow man, those are just killer shots.
Those pix rule!!”
(ex-Midwest Metal Mag. + None But My Own Blog)
*I want to take this time to thank all you for reading Demolish online and for making it such an overwhelming success in just 5 short months! We are working hard to continually make Demolish better and to strengthen its overall quality-level.
Stay tuned for a whole grab-bag of entertaining posts, more rare photos, tons of cool reviews and lots of special feature-length interviews (all derived from Issue #1 & 2 of Demolish Fanzine). There’s even been talks of resurrecting the zine’ in the near future (as DEMOLISH A.D.) into a current, legit online magazine! Rock On!
June 9, 2010 | Categories: Praise:Is A Powerful Motivator | Tags: 80's metal fanzine, Demolish Fanzine, Demolish Magazine, Demolish Praise, entertainment, Heavy Metal Magazine Plugs, Metal, Music, News, Quotes from Metal Industry Peers | 6 Comments »
So what was life-like trying to write Demolish Metal Fanzine before computers you say?
Well, the concerts and parties were cool, however there was a rather “boring” side to putting together an underground publication. Doing mundane tasks like typing letters, editing articles, transcribing interviews (from cassettes), making lists and everyday correspondence wasn’t bad if you had one of these relics:
Yes, folks -that’s a TYPEWRITER
This modern machine made it all possible but when you screwed up then it was white-out time! I am very grateful that my mom had one of these babies that I could use. Either way, it wasn’t fun not being able to “store” your work and or do any editing later. So as you can probably imagine I taught myself how to type really quickly. As a matter of fact, I taught myself basically by “hunting and pecking” around until I got a few combos that worked in my favor!
I am happy to report that I am still typing with those custom keystroke “combos” and skills I learned from 1988!
Hey I forgot, the typewriter has these cool little “font globes” that let you change the font:
So I thought I was “big-time” for the fact that I didn’t have to hand-write so many return letters and promo for DEMOLISH. I even had some custom-printed stationary and envelopes with our logo. Most of everything that I received was hand-written, which was a pain in the rear sometimes as you could not even read half of what these Heavy Metal Kiddos from all over the world wrote!
December 8, 2009 | Categories: Funny | Tags: 80's metal fanzine, Demolish Metal Fanzine, heavy metal fanzines, IBM typewriter, life before computers, life computers, Music, typing, typing metal fanzines | 2 Comments »