It’s here: REST IN PAIN ZINE #2 (Poland) offers 150 entirely handmate A4 sized pages of pure devotion and spirit including interviews with Profanity Angel, Mortis Dei, Aragon, Iron Hammer Zine, Rotten Age / Aries Vehemens, Conquest Icon, Dark Fury, Nazghor, Manzer, Freezing Blood, Kampf Records, a bulgarian scene report as well as small introductions to Apocalyptic Rites Zine, Burning Abyss Zine, Incarnated, Nekkrofukk, Vaginalluftwaffe Zine, Concatenation and Merciless Death plus various reviews.

All pages of Rest In Pain have been reworked using the original layouts to ensure the best possible quality! Individual copies are available for 8,50 Euro (postpaid) within Germany or 10,- Euro (postpaid, via airmail) worldwide. Write to: witchcraftmag @ gmx. de

Distributors needed, too! Get in touch!!





A friend of mine wants to part with his collection of early german Rock Hard and Metal Hammer PLUS his entire collection of Splatting Image issues and asked me if I could handle the whole lot (of course I can!). I checked every single copy myself and created a complete overview for you people including further descriptions, like overall condition or additional content (like posters, flexi discs etc.) and prices. You can download by using the following link:

Needless to say that early issues of magazines like Rock Hard are pretty hard to find these days, especially when they still include the original (and unused!) band posters or even flexi discs! This might be your ONLY CHANCE to get hold of well preserved early german Heavy Metal magazines from the 1980s!!!

Write to: witchcraftmag @ gmx. de

New distribution list 03-16 available!

Autumn season is here and it’s time to finally upload another update of my fanzine distribution list for you out there!

And again I managed to find a good bunch of new zines and books like “Black & White Volume 1” featuring terrific artwork from the hands of Mr. MÖRTUUS, the excellent and fully colored GRAFIKA OBSCURA and ICONOCLAST books featuring brilliant illustrations from Maurice de Jong and André Coelho, copies of the excellent ONLY DEATH IS REAL book, the brand new fifth issue of THE SINISTER FLAME, new old stock copies of SHRUNKEN & MUMMIFIED and more fresh issues of METAL HORDE, FATAL UNDERGROUND or SPALENA RAMENA, just to name a few…

Apart from that I stumbled upon second hand copies of zines such as HELLPIKE, TORNADO or IUT DE ASKEN and even two issues of STRATANAEL MEGASIN – which is pretty hard to find these days!

For those of you looking for some seriously good music: I’ve got excellent tapes of bands like ILLUM ADORA, RED HARVEST’s 20th anniversary rerelease of their stunning “Hybreed” album or SGT. ROCK (pre-Impetigo!!!) and managed to get a few copies of MORNINGSTAR’s excellent “Heretic Metal” album being released on vinyl for the first time! Not to mention all the other excellent vinyls, CDs and tapes you may want to check out too.

AND you should take a closer look at the newest Schattenmann publication entitled “Tough Riffs”, a promising new zine run by a talented young lad from France. Issue 2 features a wide range of interviews with bands like Master, Blood, Morta Skuld, Misery Index, Kraanium, Morgue, Dehuman and many more on fourty-eight fully colored A4 sized pages. Detailed pictures and description can be viewed by visiting my blog – as always! Individual copies are available for only 6,50 Euro in Germany or 8,- Euro worldwide including postage and handling. Distributors may get in touch too!!

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NEW: Tough Riffs Magazine #2

I used my little summer break to prepare some new projects for the autumn season. Let’s start off with the first one which came back from the printer only a few days ago: TOUGH RIFFS MAGAZINE from France presenting it’s second issue including numerous excellent interviews with bands like MASTER, BLOOD, MORTA SKULD, MISERY INDEX, PESTILENCE, KRAANIUM, NERVOUS IMPULSE, MORGUE, DEHUMAN and more on 48 A4 sized and colored pages including a nice coverdesign drawn by Mörtuus! Don’t miss this new, fine publication from France!! Single copies are available for 6,50 Euro in Germany or 8,00 Euro worldwide including postage and handling. Send your order to: witchcraftmag @ gmx. de

Distributors are more than welcome to help me and the editor of this fine little fanzine to spread the word! Get in touch!!!


  • Rest In Pain Zine #2 (Poland)
  • No God Rhetoric / Kandar Split 7″ EP


P.S.: Approved by Paul Speckmann (Master) and Jason Netherton (Misery Index)!

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Old “Witchcraft” issues from yesteryear!

Well, I noticed that some of you people keep asking me about old issues of “Witchcraft Magazine” and what they looked like. Apart from the fact that most of those issues are more than twenty years old and therefore long gone, I never really felt like making them available again because there’s just too much nonsense and unnecessary blahblah inside (at least from my point of view). On the other hand I was pretty young and… well… a bit foolish, or maybe overly enthusiastic?

On the other hand I made those scans some time ago just in case something would happen to the original paperwork and created PDF files because they are easy to handle and don’t consume that much space on my harddisk like the original scan files do.

To sum things up, I suppose it won’t hurt to upload those files and share them with you. Here are the first three issues of “Witchcraft” I made between 1992 and 1994. Made with cheesy english, sloppy writing, awkward opinions but LOTS of enthusiasm!

New distribution list 02-16 available!

And here we go again with the next massive update for 2016! I picked up lots of new zines for you like HEADSPLIT, GARM, BLACK BLOOD, SADISTIC SCREAMS, REALM OF SHADES, PSICOTERROR, THE CONVIVIAL HERMIT or CRYPTS OF ETERNITY as well as a few copies of the EXTREMITY RETAINED book by Jason Natherton or the latest releases of BLACK BLOOD PRESS from Portugal!

Apart from that I found plenty of dead stock from zines like HORRIBLE EYES, SOLEIL TRYSTE and FORGOTTEN PATH and managed to get my hands on quite a few second hand titles of zines like ISTEN, FUNERAL MAELSTROM OF HATE, OAKEN THRONE, SLAYER and lots more.

Last but not least you may want to take a closer look at the MUSIC stuff I found like the NME and SADISTIK EXEKUTION tapes from Headsplit Records, the new INFERNAL CURSE album, the limited 2016 LUEGER repress or the excellent metal pins made by Omnibvs Mors (Stargazer, Vassafor, Vatra I Sumpor etc. etc.).

Yours truly,

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New distribution list 01-16 available!

Finally managed to finish another distro list update! And this time it’s a MAJOR update including a hell lot of new titles like Metal Gods, Devilment, Eyestrain, Temple Of Adoration, Golgotha, Arise and lots more PLUS exciting stuff from Marhaug Forlag, a bunch of “Bestial Avenger” comics and several artzines. And let’s not forget the growing list of second hand stuff I picked up during the last three months!

Apart from that I received some new exciting vinyl stuff from bands like Eurynomos, Poison, Gribberiket, Dreadful Relic or Ripper – just to mention a few – AND a bunch of nice tape versions of Abhorer’s “Upheaval Of Blasphemy” and Sadistik Exekution’s “The Magus”.

And remember: I (still) buy fanzines! You got something for sale or trade? I might be the one who wants to have them all!!!

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