Category Archives: French zines

Öpstand (Cheval de Troie #1)

Somewhere halfway the 90s I got to know Gérôme Desmaison (guitarist of ‘Alcatraz’ and ‘Peu-Être’, later vocalist of ‘Amanda Woodward’ & ‘Kiss The Bottle’ – with Christophe Mora), from Niort (later Poitiers). He did this zine Cheval De Troie (Trojan … Continue reading

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DS4A (Auf Zu #1)

Armel Presselin & Stéphane Lempereur, 2 HC-punx from Angers (France) did this zine. I only got to see one issue; although a second one was announced: perhaps there was only this one? #1 had also interviews with ‘Freak Show’ (band … Continue reading

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Spermbirds (Scène Plongeon #2)

Scène Plongeon – if one translates the name of this zine literally, it means ‘stagediving’ but it can also refer to ‘an immersion in the scene’ – was the publication my correspondent and mate Joel Person (from Saint-Herblain, near Nantes … Continue reading

Posted in 1987, French zines | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Doom (Carry On Screaming #4)

No need to introduce ‘Doom’, I’m sure. This interview (with ‘Stick’) was done somewhere in 1996, between the release of their Monarchy Zoo 7” and the recording of the Rush Hour Of The Gods LP. They did a tour through … Continue reading

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Dir Yassin (Tranzophobia #8)

3 years after their split-zine with Accords Et A Cris, the Tranzophobia crew (Saint-Etienne, France) compiled a whole bunch of old and new interviews into a great-looking publication – under the guidance of Fabrice Drevet (drummer of ‘Vomit For Breakfast’, … Continue reading

Posted in 2001, French zines | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Ananda (Twist & Shout #1)

‘Ananda’ came from Parisian suburbia. The early line-up (at the time of their first demo) was Chrystèle Grall & Jean-Yves André (vocals), Thomas Guillanton (guitar; ex ‘Fingerprint’) & Sylvain Klein (guitar), Jérome ‘Mizou’ Bessout (drums; ex ‘Fingerprint’) and Jérome ‘Gunthar’ … Continue reading

Posted in 1999, French zines | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Swing Kids (Straight Outta DK #7)

John Brady (bass), Justin Pearson (vocals), José Palafox (drums) and Eric Allen (guitar) were the ‘Swing Kids’ (named after resisting youngsters in Nazi Germany). They were from San Diego and played emotional HC. The latter 3 had been in ‘Struggle’. … Continue reading

Posted in 1997, French zines | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

S.N.F.U. (M-Extäz #9)

M-Extäz was a zine from Paris (Neuilly-Plaisance) done by Jean(not) Chaperon, the drummer of ‘Razzle Dazzle’ and ‘M.S.T.’. We corresponded and exhanged zines, and in February ’89 I set up a tour for his band (‘M.S.T.’, together with fellow-parisians ‘Smegmatics’). … Continue reading

Posted in 1989, French zines | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Feed Your Head (Uprising Decay #3)

In Sep/Oct 1990 ‘Feed Your Head’ (Manchester) did a tour (mainly France) which was organised by Arnaud Huftier. Our Smurfpunx collective set up a show for them in Aalst (90-10-06). I’d already seen them perform the year before too (Diksmuide … Continue reading

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Abolition (Ras l’Bol #2)

‘Abolition’ (at the very beginning named ‘Violent Arrest’) played power-trash. They were from Ludwigshafen: Bernd Bohrmann (vocals), Corey Von Villiez (bass), Jens Wagner (guitar) and Andreas ‘Huy’ Huyhammer (drums). During their existence they also had several second guitarists… I corresponded … Continue reading

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