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A new thread topic. I have several clippings from years of Metal Edge magazines.

First up, ONYXX from Austin, Texas

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Good old "Metal Edge". Those were the days. 

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I was a big-time Circus Magazine collector back in the day (1983 - 1987).  I still have quite a few of them boxed-up at my place.  Most are missing the centerfolds and other layouts, however, as band photos always graced the covers of my PeeChees during my high school years.

I remember the racks at 7-Eleven and other local outlets stocked with the like of Circus, Creem, Hit Parader, Metal Edge, etc. during those years.  This was at a time when there was no other outlet for music news (save for MTV).  Those magazines were essential to me and my friends regarding new releases, tour dates, etc.  Many awesome hours spent buried in those magazines during my youth.

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This is another one of those "You had to be there moments."  Trying to explain just how important these rock magazines were to we teenagers at the time is next to impossible.  Circus was my rock n' roll "Google" back then.

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Used to have a newsagent near me that stocked both Metal Edge & Hit Parader,not every month but most,these where my eyes and ears for all these bands from the states that I hadn't yet heard,the hard part was then being able to get ahold of the cassette that I wanted...nigh on impossible from where I lived pre-internet until I found the mighty S.T Records in Dudley around 1985ish in an Ad from Kerrang(when it was a good mag) and the rest is history as they say...34 years later still listening to these same bands along with the newer stuff  :)

Think I still have some stuff somewhere magazine wise from the time that I can put a couple of clippings up  :)

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Next up..... THE POINT from North Carolina

 

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6 hours ago, gener8tr said:

This is another one of those "You had to be there moments."  Trying to explain just how important these rock magazines were to we teenagers at the time is next to impossible.  Circus was my rock n' roll "Google" back then.

Spot on. Metal Edge was definitely my 'Google". I used to love the full page CD store ads with band listings with descriptions. As mentioned though, they weren't easy to get a hold of down here. You could order them in if you wanted to, but they were expensive to import, it took weeks and of course you had to "blind purchase". The fact that we can now, at the press of a button, listen to any artist we hear about or see mentioned is still unbelievable to me.

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I always wonder, where Gerri the editor of Metal Edge is  doing now ?

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This is the Kelly Holland that went on to CRY OF LOVE.

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Next!

JADE LIES

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