ISSUE 76 | WINTER, 2016
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Editorial Message

It's very almost the end of the year as I write this, and I for one am kinda looking forward to bidding it a fondish - and sightly confused - farewell. If a well-known musician wasn't busy popping their clogs, all manner of, erm, unusual political 'situations' wove their way into our psyches, leading people who'd ordinarily get on OK to wish one another a sticky end if their opinions differed. For me, 2016 was a year where I realised (again) that for all its usefulness, social media really is a breeding ground for both narcissism and intolerance. Simple as it sounds, I think we'd all get on much better if we stepped out from behind our keyboards and into some of the country's all-too-often-too-empty venues to watch other humans perform some music. So, fellow extreme music lovers, I for one am going to make as big an effort (when I'm not farting around making a horrible mess of deadlines) to see as much live music as I possibly can in 2017 - and to keep on spreading the good word via these hallowed pages. Hopefully others will join me in this pact - hey folks, let's make music great again.... See what I did there?

Another reason I'm looking forward to saying goodbye to 2016 loops back to that dreaded word 'deadlines'. We've a new set of schedules in hand for 2017 - which will see us back to a tidy six issues a year, and I, for one, am relishing the idea of meeting every single DEADLINE (there, I said it loudly) to deliver you the best metal magazine on the planet - on time! (**I'll believe it when I see it! - M.D**)

Anyway, as always, we're playing host to some absolutely brilliant artists this issue - shift your eyes to the right people - and I'd like to take this opportunity to say a very big thank you for your readership throughout 2016 - long may it continue, so here's to the year ahead - there really is so much to look forward to! Oh, I meant to say that seasoned metal writer John Mincemoyer's joined the ZT ranks, and you should check out his - quite frankly - ace Cirith Ungol special feature on page 090... Lisa Macey editor

Lisa Macey, Editor
lisa@ztmag.com

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PROPAGANDA

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COVER FEATURE

Meshuggah

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Audio reviews including the ZT Soundcheck and Release Of The Issue Live reviews

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  • EXHUME TO CONSUME | Belial
  • SPECIAL FEATURE | Cirith Ungol six-page special
  • VIEW FROM THE BUNKER | Alan 'Nemtheanga' Averill's column
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