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.

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.

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.

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.

Rob ‘Wacko’ Hunter of Raven, from the back cover of All For One, Megaforce Records, 1983.

Rob ‘Wacko’ Hunter of Raven, from the back cover of All For One, Megaforce Records, 1983.

Artwork by Steve Joule from the inner sleeves of the Ozzy Osbourne double live album Speak of the Devil, CBS, 1982.

Artwork by Steve Joule from the inner sleeves of the Ozzy Osbourne double live album Speak of the Devil, CBS, 1982.

R.I.P. Jeff Hanneman. Scanned from a Slayer feature in the April 1987 issue of Metal Mania magazine. More Slayer on Public Collectors here.

R.I.P. Jeff Hanneman. Scanned from a Slayer feature in the April 1987 issue of Metal Mania magazine. More Slayer on Public Collectors 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.

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.

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.

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.

Mask metal! A promo photo of the band Crimson Glory. More promo photos from the late 1980s and early 1990s here.

Mask metal! A promo photo of the band Crimson Glory. More promo photos from the late 1980s and early 1990s here.

A promo photo for the metal band Rage, all of whom are really into their sunglasses. More promo photos from the late 1980s and early 1990s here.

A promo photo for the metal band Rage, all of whom are really into their sunglasses. More promo photos from the late 1980s and early 1990s here.

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A photo of the New York metal band Sanctus. More promo photos from the late 1980s and early 1990s here.

A photo of the New York metal band Sanctus. More promo photos from the late 1980s and early 1990s here.

An early promo photo for the thrash metal band Pestilence from the Netherlands. More promo photos from the late 1980s and early 1990s here.

An early promo photo for the thrash metal band Pestilence from the Netherlands. More promo photos from the late 1980s and early 1990s here.

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A promo photo of King Diamond posing with the most evil prop in the office - a telephone. More promo photos from the late 1980s and early 1990s here.

A promo photo of King Diamond posing with the most evil prop in the office - a telephone. More promo photos from the late 1980s and early 1990s here.

A promo photo for the band Evil Dead, just in time for the remake of the film Evil Dead. More promo photos from the late 1980s and early 1990s here.

A promo photo for the band Evil Dead, just in time for the remake of the film Evil Dead. More promo photos from the late 1980s and early 1990s here.

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A promo photo from the Montreal thrash metal band DBC (Dead Brain Cells). More promo photos from the late 1980s and early 1990s here.

A promo photo from the Montreal thrash metal band DBC (Dead Brain Cells). More promo photos from the late 1980s and early 1990s here.