“Sometimes, I really think I brought something back with me from the other side.”
The King is back…literally. Some would say “back from the dead,” as his majesty King Diamond amazingly recovered from triple-bypass heart surgery, but the man’s made of sterner stuff. In his first full-length interview since that operation, King Diamond recounts his epic battle with death – which, in fact, left him very literally dead for a few hours – in our exclusive cover story for issue 050 of Zero Tolerance. This massive, 10-page exclusive also regales the rise of true HEAVY METAL once again, charting both King Diamond’s return as well as the return of cult NWOBHM legends Satan and the unshakable institution of Manilla Road. All exclusive, all epic!
Issue 050 of Zero Tolerance also marks a momentous event: we’re halfway to 100! And, this issue, ZT continues to climb the mountain of madness with the likes of Incantation, God Seed, Weapon, Ruins, Nidingr, Saturnus, and Destruction’s indestructible Schmier among many others. Of especial note are two features with two three-letter legends: the always beguiling NON and the mysterious cult of VON! We also pack this issue to the brim with our regular (and popular) sections specifically focusing on underground black metal, power electronics/noise, and crust/hardcore punk, and of course our ‘Rapid Fire’ section, where you get to read about tomorrow’s heaviest hitters today. And wait until you see who won our coveted ‘Release of the Issue’ honours…read on at your own peril.
To celebrate this milestone issue, we’ve decided to go full tilt and offer not one but two covermount CDs! That’s 34 songs that add up to a whole lotta extreme music goodness. Here’s to 50 more issues!
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