From the thick file of band promo photos from the late 1980s and early 1990s that I received when I did the ‘zine Primary Concern. Here’s The Fury, sent from the D & C Group. Many more promo photos here.
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Mars #4, from May, 1987. Published by Alec Dana / Hungry Moon Publications, from New York, New York. Many more cover scans of ‘zines from the 1980s and 90s here.
Slayer destroying a fake P.M.R.C. (Parents Music Resource Center) rock censorship manual on the cover of Rip magazine, June 1987. R.I.P. Jeff Hanneman. More Slayer on Public Collectors here.
Public Collectors will be Slayer focused today in memory of Jeff Hanneman. The number of times I’ve listened to Reign in Blood, since the month it came out, might be over a thousand. Here’s a photo by Ira Rossenson, scanned from the July 1988 issue of Power Metal. More Slayer on Public Collectors here.
A promo photo for the band Violent Playground. Is there anything more disappointing than finding a playground only to discover that it’s violent? Were these guys part of the problem or part of the solution? More promo photos from the late 1980s and early 1990s here.