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 KING 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 [LOL] 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:
Halsey “Halseycaust” Swain
Ian Christe of Bazillion Points Books
King Diamond (nearly 30 pages of interview, primer, timeline, illustrations)
Ola Larsson (Disma cover artist)
Twisted Tower Dire
Thirsty & Miserable with Amebix
One From The Grave: Mob Rules
50+ relevant album reviews
*You gotta’ love a ‘zine that uses the same tagline as our site!
Buy or die.