I feel like Mortiis looks after this damn deadline. Firstly big thanks for being patient – unfortunately, some age-old curse raised its ugly head and I had a massive multiple hard disk disaster just after issue 093 went to press, and it has taken me a while to recover from it. Lessons learned – back-ups now take place almost daily so that next time my computer decides to effectively fall on its sword, at least I’ll not be trailing quite so close behind. This did knock on, putting me well behind schedule from the off. Then, to make matters worse, a certain office muppet – yeah, that’s me alright – thought it would be a really splendid idea to set Christmas as the perfect time to send an issue off to press… My water was free of LSD when I set the schedule, so for this, I really do only have myself to blame for the absolute chaos that has ensued getting this issue together. Oh, and I almost forgot that there was also the small matter of putting the 2019 Polls together at the eleventh hour; the overwhelming response from you lot (yes, this is a very good thing, I’m not complaining – thank you!) added another layer to the issue that I hadn’t properly factored in when I was away off on some other planet doing the schedules. So there you have it – I hold my hands up, and I apologise from the bottom of my heart for the wait – I will make every effort to clean my act up on deadlines.
And so, here’s our first issue of the new decade, and it’s one I think we’re all pretty pleased with and one in which we’ve gathered a fine bunch of reprobates from extreme music’s murky kingdom… There’s a lot to get stuck into, and I’m still rushing to get the fruits of everyone’s labour off to the printers so I’ll leave you to it.
The next issue – #095 – is out in mid-March, and it really will be – on pain of death. Until then, don’t forget to check in to our website if you’re wondering when issues are out as all dates – and any amendments / hideously embarrassing grovelling apologies – are available for all to see there: ztmag.com/about/distro-stockists
Lisa Macey editor
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