Terrorizer was the world’s leading extreme music publication from its launch in 1993 to its untimely demise in 2018. Ian Glasper was one of the few constants during the magazine’s twenty-five year reign of terror, and their main correspondent for punk, hardcore and thrash metal (not to mention the occasional death metal band and other surprises along the way), and here - for the very first time - he has collected every single interview of his that ever ran, and even a few that didn’t.
Alongside dozens of rarely seen photos from the relevant periods, and forewords from All Out War’s Mike Score and OG Terrorizer editor Nick Terry, ‘Terrorized: Volume One’ includes hundreds of old school interviews that appeared in the mag, including 100 Demons, 25 Ta Life, AFI, Agnostic Front, Amebix, Annihilator, Anthrax, Arkangel, Bad Religion, Born From Pain, Breakdown, Broken Bones, Cancer, Candlemass, Cannibal Corpse, Cause For Alarm, Chaos UK, Congress, Converge, Cro-Mags, Crowbar, The Damned, Danzig, Death Angel, Decapitated, Destruction, Discharge, Disfear, DOA, Down By Law, Dub War, earthtone9, Earth Crisis, Excel, Exodus, Extinction of Mankind, Extreme Noise Terror, Face Down, Freebase, The Fiend, Floodgate, Gama Bomb, Gorefest, The Great Deceiver, Grip Inc., Guttermouth, H2O, Hades, Hatebreed, The Haunted, Hirax, Hypocrisy, Icons of Filth, Ignite, Immolation, Integrity, and many, many more.
“Terrorizer was essential reading. I looked forward to thumbing through it to keep up with new releases, reading the reviews, and in order to follow some of my favourite bands. I really enjoyed the live reviews as it gave me the opportunity to vicariously attend these shows through the eyes of the reviewer. As a huge fan of all things heavy, Terrorizer was everything I was looking for in a magazine. It was glossy and slick, but covered all things ugly and dark. The magazine addressed the obvious bands of the time, but also took a much deeper dive into the obscure. Terrorizer was not afraid to give exposure to things that were happening underneath the surface; Ian, and the magazine as a whole, gave a platform to underground scenes that were being ignored by the more mainstream publications. Looking back now I realize the impact the vast diversity in the coverage had on opening metal fans’ eyes to more eclectic styles within the genre. Terrorizer gave upcoming underground acts the chance to appear in the same pages as the already established powerhouses. At the time, I don’t know if people consciously realized the type of impact this was having on heavy music, but in hindsight, this type of coverage was catching on and opening doors. All anyone needs to do is revisit those old issues from the ‘90s and they will see such a variety of bands appearing alongside one another. Bands who normally would not have been mentioned in the same breath were colliding and appearing side by side. This approach managed to keep things fresh and interesting” – Mike Score, All Out War.
“Ian was our hardcore and punk expert, the curator of the magazine’s ‘Hardcore Holocaust’ review column. He gave me a crash course in the full range of hardcore and punk styles, and scenes that were exploding at the time in the US and across Europe. Re-reading these interviews, in some cases 25 years later, I can’t help but be amazed at how fresh they feel today. Every feature wasn’t just turned in on time, it was written with palpable enthusiasm, encyclopaedic knowledge and sound judgement. You’ll find yourself not only reminded of some classic albums, but also introduced to some records that you might well have dismissed out of hand Back In The Day. Time will tell how we look back on the extreme music scenes of 1993 to 2018 in the future, and whether Ian will write more of his histories of these decades for different scenes and genres; for now, these two volumes chronicle and recall a remarkable time in hardcore, punk, metalcore and metal that should be long remembered” – Nick Terry, Terrorizer editor, ’96-2000.
“I’ll always have a soft spot for Terrorizer. I’m here to celebrate its legacy, and more specifically the bits I wrote, with these two volumes collecting every single interview I had published in the magazine, and even a few that didn’t make it to print. It opened so many doors for me and ultimately enabling me to fulfil a lifelong ambition to write books of my own. When I look back at all the bands I interviewed over those 280+ issues, it was quite a ride and one I hope you’ll enjoy revisiting as much as I did” – Ian Glasper, author, musician.
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SKU: ISBN 9781838356781
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