Snakepit Archives Vol. 1
+ JAG PANZER "Battle zones/The crucifix" CRYSTAL C
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Snakepit Archives Vol. 1 (Issues 1-5) book plus JAG PANZER "Battle Zones / The Crucifix" crystal clear 7"EP (from the legendary demo tape 1982!)
Without doubt, SNAKEPIT and his editor Laurent Ramadier have established through the years a brand name that is indicative of quality reading. SNAKEPIT since its inception in the late 90s is widely regarded as one of the greatest heavy metal publications of all time with a special attention to 70's and mainly 80's bands that shaped the history of our music, as well as coverage of the young guns who really deserve it. SNAKEPIT originally started by Frank Stover who was the driving force behind the first four issues before handing the torch to Laurent Ramadier, Matt Coe and Heinz Konzett. Eventually Laurent kept the flame alive by continuing the publication up to this day on his own. The first 5 issues have been long out of print and really hard to find nowadays so it was about time for them to be available again. Some attempts were made in the past for issues 1 and 2 to be reissued but the result was quite poor, so we took the hard road and decided to almost reconstruct all low quality parts of the original magazines including advertisements etc, so what you're getting here is super top quality provided by a demanding scanning and restoration process that took us 3 months to complete. Going though the 412 pages of the book is like making a time travel back to the mid to late 90s. Owning this book is like owning a piece of history as you get all the pieces of the heavy metal music puzzle that was started getting compiled in the 90s, a really important period for the continuation of the true metal music. To celebrate this huge edition, Mark Briody of the mighty JAG PANZER (which are featured four times in the first five issues) in collaboration with Laurent Ramadier, gave us his permission to include as an extra, a 7'' single that will make every die hard US metal fan and collector go nuts: JAG PANZER "Battle Zones / The Crucifix" 7" featuring two breathtaking compositions by one of the pioneers of US metal from their '82 demo. A fantastic way to accompany your reading of more than two hundred interviews in a massive 412 pages book, which weighs close to two kilos! Nothing more and nothing less but pure heavy metal mania the old school way.