» Out now! Issue #3 «

Besides tons of reviews, our third issue will also contain articles about Goddefied and Wombbath. But we have a lot of interviews as well:

You can download our third issue of our D.I.Y. fanzine with 1990s layout as PDF-file, right here. (Note: 148 MB, choose 'save to disk')

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» Also read: Issue #2 «

Besides tons of reviews, our second issue will also contain articles about At The Gates, Cancer, Fleshcrawl's "Descend into the Absurd" and Darkified. But we have a lot of interviews as well:

You can download our second issue of our D.I.Y. fanzine with 1990s layout as PDF-file, right here. (Note: 196 MB, choose 'save to disk')

Download Issue #2

» Also read: Issue #1 «

Besides the many reviews, our debut issue will also contain an article about the compilation releases of Evocation and Gorement. And ofcourse interviews... we have little chats with:

You can download our first issue of our D.I.Y. fanzine with 1990s layout as PDF-file, right here. (Note: 150 MB, choose 'save to disk')

Download Issue #1

The story behind VM-Underground...

It all started out of the blue in the summer of 1997. A couple of young guys with a huge passion for (extreme) metal started a fanzine... While discussing about bands we were going to interview, the Moonspell album "Wolfheart" was playing in the background. We all liked the song "Vampiria" alot because of the dark atmosphere of that track. Why not using the track title as moniker for our fanzine? And there you go... Vampire Magazine was born!

After two Xeroxed issues we, obviously, began writing articles for our third issue. But we got so many reviews and interviews that made us switch from a Xeroxed fanzine to a webzine. Many, many... many reviews, interviews and all kind of other articles later (like 15.000 to be more precise!), the chief-editor and founder of Vampire Magazine left and it all changed into Archaic Magazine in the summer of 2008. And 2011 was the year Archaic Magazine pulled the plug...

After years of silence, the former Vampire Magazine chief editor, contacted some former crewmembers to resurrect VM again, only with a DIY-attitude. After some discussions, a bunch of them started writing again at the end of 2012 and this time VM-Underground was born!

VM-Underground... Well, we have chosen to adopt the VM thing again, because many people are still positive about the work we did with Vampire Magazine in the past. And we have chosen "Underground" because we think many bands don't get the attention they deserve because of the many releases by many labels that are being send to zines with all kind of deadlines.

So you are expecting a new webzine? You're wrong. We are going old school... only with new technology.

Important notice: As said... you're dealing with a DIY-fanzine. Everything you will read is our humble opinion and we are the only one who decide which bands/albums are going to be featured on our pages. You like it? Great, we appreciate it and hopefully you keep on enjoying our articles. You hate it? Don't bother to venture your opinion towards us, as we don't care and don't have the spare time to care. There are so many other zines who will probably write something you do like or have the same opinion like you, spend your time with them.

VM-Underground
ricardo@vm-underground.com