Wednesday, June 25, 2008

List of Christian Zines and Magazines

From a tract: Sanctuary Hollywood. Sundays at 1:15 pm

List of Christian Zines and Magazines
Most of the zines and magazines are from the late 1970s to the mid 90s, with some earlier ones in the very late 1960’s. People move, stop writing, etc. Most of these rags have been long gone; only a few have continued into the 2000s. HM is still going strong, but CCM will have its last paper issue in April, 2008. I am trying to list these zines because I wish to get more information from those who edited, wrote, supplied poetry, etc. I would like to get copies of issues that I do not have. If any one has any information, please email at

Now to the list

Abba News
Oklahoma City, OK
Abba News.
December 1997, Vol. 1 No. 9. 8 pages. Special Edition (Part I).
Steven Van Cauwenbergh: manager. Andrea Adair: office control. Eric Robertson: in cool band. Leann Adair: proofreader. Dustin Turner: the man. Eva Hamlin: sweet writer. Preston Vertress Smith: mastering machine. Nikki Williams: the voice. Tara Griffin: staff with skills. Jeremy Bradford: staff. Kyle Sheline: young staff. Jesus Christ: the reasoning behind it all. Holli Rebecca Hill (band). Crosseyed (band): Jerry Bergin, Jason Fowler, Casey Gerber and Dave Ham. Fosters Thinking (band): Andy Anders, Jason Smith, Todd Large and Brian Meiler. Electric Mayhem (band): interview. Switchfoot, All Star United, Third Day: review. Review of Fine China's "No One Knows." Lockdown (band): band began in August of 1996. Uncle J and the Hioy Freejoles (band): began formed in October 1996 as a ska band. Poem: The Return.
January 1998 Vol. 2 No. 1. 8 pages. Special Edition (Part II).
The Shrubs (band). Shade of the Son (band, one page). Stauros (band): 1/4 page. Show review: Starflyer 59. Sappo, Fine China. Poems. Eternal Decision (band): began 1989,officially in 1992. Blindise: Swedish hard-core. Roadside Monument / Frodus. Thee Spivies. Cloud2Ground.
February 1998 Vol. 2 No. 2. 8 pages.
Cover: Joy Electric: Ronnie Marin and Jeff Cloud. Straight - Edge (1 page). Reviews: Johnny Respect (Blue Collar Moxy), Crashdog (Outer Crust), the Isrealites (Washaway), Pony Express (The Eastwood Dive). Warlord (self-titlrd EP), The Cootess (Let's Play House, Traning for Utopia (Plastic Soul Impalement), Outer Circle (self-titled). Concert: Audio Adrenaline, Supertones and Jennifer Knapp reviewed by Jeremy Bradford. Homophobia Is Stupid by Seth.

Above All Else Fanzine. Covine, CA.

ACM Journal
Alternative Christian Music Journal
Sumner, WA
Issue 1, 8 pages. Cover: Drawn by Kathy and David Hastings and taken from Jeff Johnson's compact disc, 'Fallen Splendor.' Used by permission.
Editor: Tom D. Stephenson. Associate editor: Ann Stephenson. Regional editors: Cjarles Gates, Chris Rumbaugh, Lionel Vargas. Distribution: Tacoma / Seattle: Ann Stephenson. Vancouver, B. C.: Greg Otterholt. Washington D.C.: Erik Jones. Philadelphia: Jeff Butz. Chicago: Jamie Lee Rake. New York City: Sal Baldino. Orange County: Chris Rumbaugh. Los Angeles: Mike Futch. Houston / Dallas: Lionel Vargas. San Antonio: Shepherd Shop.
Most of the other pages are a discography of various types of Christian music: Adult Progressive: Justo Almario, Dieter Falk, Jeff Johnson, Geoff Mann / Marc Catley and more. College Progressive: Adam Again, Cafe Noire, No Laughing, the Swoon and more. Alternative: Altar Boys, Blackhouse, Nobody Special, Torn Flesh and more. Top 40 / Dance: After the Fire, Kim Boyce, Jon Gigson, Andy Pratt and more. Yet to Classify: Cloud of Witnesses, Face of Five, Man & Hammer, 35 Little Ducks in a Basket and more.
Issue 2, 12 pages. Cover: Renee Garcia: interview (page 8). Most of the other pages are a discography of various types of Christian music: Progressive: Bill Baumgart, Sandy Simpson, Kirk Whalum, Tom Howard and more. College: Absence of Ceramics, the Claim, Dancing Crows, Christian Image, Elim Hall and more. Alternative: Beauty for Ashes, Empty Tomb, God Sent Humans, the Revolutionary and more. Top 40 / Dance: Arcade, Deacon Blue, the Lifters, Glen Allen Green and more. 1Inch Dance: Steve Arrington, Philip Bailey, Peter Case, Al Green. Yet to Classiry: Arbitrage, Common Factor, Dress for Success, Filament.
Also: Video listings, alterative radio stations, periodicals (ACM, the Burning Bush, Contacts, Crossbeat, Cutting Edge, Different Drummer, Harvest Rock Syndicate, Heaven's Metal, Livewire, Notebored, the Obligator, the Rain, Rag Time, Review, Rizzen Roxx, Real Alternative Press, Spamm, Strait, Who Can BNe Against, White Noise, White Throne).
Issue 3, 16 pages. Cover: Charlie Peacock (pages 8 - 9). More of the discography. Page 10: CD or Not CD. Marketing Tips. Interview with Glenn Kaiser.
Issues 4, 16 pages. More of the discography. Scaterd - Few (page 5). Not Your Average Christmas Play: Pacific Theatre's "Remnant." (page 8). The interview with the Innocence Mission (page 8 -9). Also: Royalty and Records: the Life of Count de Moni. Notes on Video. Issachar: a Strategic Missions Service.
Issue 5, 12 pages. Cover: New Zealand's the Clear: an Interview with Dave White (Pages 6 - 7). More of the discography (the discog IS very good within the dates for this or this zine; the type set of the discography is now smaller ). Other sections: A Letter from the Eritor... Why Toss the Two - sided Coin?... Real Music for a Real World... An Interview with Steve Scott (pages 10 - 11).
Issue 6, 4 pages.Cover: Ashley Cleveland: an interview (pages 1, 3). Article on Jeff Johnson, written by Gord Wilson. KOKF Alternative CHR Radio: article interview (to be continued in no. 7). Where Angels Fear to Tread: a Brief Promer of Licensing, Publishing, & other High Explosives written by Daniel Koenig, a musician, audio engineer, and independent producer.
Issue 7, 16 pages. Cover: Dig Hay Zoose interview (8 - 9). Misc. Notes: So, you are in a band by Bill Power. Video Kills by Kevin Allison. Music News Update: by John Thompson (Chicago: True News), Wim Boluyt (Holland: Pure Rock Report), Tom Stephenson (Seattle: ACM Journal). Sincerely Paul interview (pages 4 - 5). KOKF interview with Greg Griffin). Bit more of the discography. Interview with Code of Ethics.
Issue 8, 12 pages. Cover: Simple Truth with Tim McLaughlin. Review by Jennifer Morison: Angels Fall - Taproot Theatre. Music News Update: some zines that you may have overlooked - Couter Culture, 4u Thoughts, Piggle Tassle, Something for Nothing, Thieves and Prostotutes, Virtual Reality. Indept't Artists: the Big Picture (pages 4 -5, 9 - 12).
Issue 9, 12 pages. Cover: Over the Rhine (interview pages 1, 6-7). The Censorship Lie by Bill Power. Music News Update. Fred: Portrait of an Artist. Five more pages of the discography
Issue 10 8 pages. The last issues of ACM Journal. Cover: Sorrow of Seven (pages 1, 4 -5 ). From the Editor - Good Bye. Article: The Death of the Christian Industry - a Lesson in Economics. Music News Update. Photospective by Mark Ellner: To give us a view of the Cornerstone festival as a photographer. Article: Where Can Our Sheep Mentality Lead? Page 8 gives many places for publications - try to find those old paper zines from the 89 and into the 90's.

ACME. Indiana. All issues #2 - #10. See ACME below.

Activist / Manna Underground Press
Chris Yambar: publishing editor.
Manna Underground Press
No. 1. The Superman Syndrome Comic Book Cult (part 1). Talents (Gifts, Wilderness and Usage). A Man Can Enter Heaven Without. The Keaggy View. Randy Stonhill (Between the Glory and the Flame). Resurrection (Mommy Don't Love Daddy Anymore). Omega Rider (Earth Sonship).
No. 2. Abyss of Tears (story). J. R. R Tolkien by Terry McCabe. Galactic David: a Silent Epic by Chris Yambar (comic). Ministry Potlifgt. Talk Back III. Terry Taylor of Daniel Amos.Reviews: Sheila Walsh (Future Eyes). Rick Cua (Kooh - Ah). Daniel Amos (Alarma). Comic Decoded.. Comic Book Cult (part 2). Silent Killer.
No. 3. Manna # 3 What Is It? There 's a Killer on the Loose: (Suicide) by Terry McCabe. But God... You Promised! by Maureen Yambar. Straight up Terry McCabe. Review: Lyrix (Songs from the Earth). Alien Convention by Chris - Dust 1982 (comic). Jerusalem: Interview with Ulf Christianson. Knight Stalker{ An Honest Look at Masturbation by C. Yambar "Doody" the Frog & "Ditto' Komix.
No. Vol 2, No. 4. 16 pages. Cover: Rape, Revolution, Inner Ring, Mr. Body, Alternative Radio. The Mr. Body Story..... by C Yambar. "Manna Press - What Is It?" The vision was to create a newspaper for people addicted to the Rolling Stones and the Clash. It was to be a newspaper designed to get the attention of people involved in campus education and the atrs. It was to be a paper to reach the hurting and lost. It was to have a prpgressive look. It was to deliver a vital message. News from Terry McCabe, the slead singer of contemporary rock 'Sweet Fire' Article: Beware! The Inner Ring by Terry Wolf. Letters. Revolution - 7 by Terry McCabe. Interview: The Alternative Radio Show with Jeff Dunn. A True Story -Rape by Anonymous.
No. 17 Summer 1986 (Activist). Cover: Undercover.
No. 21, 40 big pages. 1988. Cover: Amy Grant. Editorial: the End Is Here! Letter Dept. (pages 3 - 4). The Mail Odor Biz: an article about the Number One Son, a Christian company selling LPs and CDs. (not a very good place to send your money). Side Lines: about this and that. Condoms on TV by C. Yambar. Messiah Jackson?! by C. Yambar. Understanding the Controversy: The following letter was written to us by Tracy Villapando from the now-defunct newsletter 'Radicals for Christ.' Recently, there has been a 'holy war' os sorts between Radicals and the heavy metal band Bride. (for more see back issues of The Cutting Edge).
More to come!

Adonai Metal Rock. France. Daniel Baillod.
No. 2, January 1989. 48 pages in French. Some articles: Charizma, Eternal Ryte, Martyr, Paradox, White Underground - 15 demos: Apostle (Hymns 1988), Paradox (Ruler 1987), Arsenal (demo 1987), Believer (The Return 1987), Second Chance (Blazing Wasteland 1988), Taker (demo 1987), Seraiah (Soldier of Jehovah 1988), Xalt (Dark War 1988), Lightforce (Battlezone 1987), The Warning (A Virgin in the Midst of Whores 1987), Watchmen (Fear No Evil 1987), First Strike (Crank It Up 1987), Mediator (Papillon 1988), Crucible (Snatched from the Fire 1987), Sldier (Louder Than Hell 1987), Soldier / H.E.R.O., Blairing Out, Leviticus, Oz Fox, Revelation / Messiah Prophet/ Emerard / Stryper, Dual Edge, Flames of Fire on Stage: Saint, White news, Top 40 bands. Reviews: Tempest (A Coming Storm), Bjorn Stigsson (Together with Friends), California Metal (compilation), Bloodgood (Detonation), White Cross (White Cross), Trytan (Celestial), Barren Cross (Atomic Arena), Saint (Too Late for Living), Shout (It Won't Be Long), Neon Cross (Neon Cross), Idle Cure (Tough Love), Stryper (In God We Trust), Heavy Righteous (compilation), Bride (Live to Die), East Coast Metal (compilation). Seraiah, Tempest.

Afflicted (formally called Countersingn). Two pages, no number etc. Steve Christner, Charlotte, FL. From the first page: "I was coming home from a hard day at work and was thinking, my job is a good example of this dreaded Me generation. I'm not talking about little things like always wanting a bigger piece of pie so to speak, but verbaly cutting your 'friends' down just to get a promotion or look better in front of your boss. All of this goes back to the sinful nature and wanting more, more, we should put others first and serve. The Bible blatenly speaks against this in Philippians 2 vs 3. "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves." Easy enough right? Humility is such a big part of Christianity. Again we see in Luke 14 vs. 7 Jesus advised people not to rush for the best seats at the feast. This is what I'm trying to get at. How can we humble ourselves? Some people try to give the apperance of humility in order to manipulate others. Truly humble people compare themselves only with Christ, rwalize their own sinfulness and know their limits. humility is not self-degradation, it is a relationship with Christ. I think the people at work are going to have a hard time in the judgement seat. Pray for humility. Steve.

Against the Grain Sydney, Australia. Started in June 1988. About us: Mark Wilesmith has worked for the commercial radio station 2GB as well as community radio. He is a long-time closet crusader for alternative Christian music, and admits to "dancing around the lounge room to Bob Dylan's 'Saved.'" Suzanne Johnson is learning to juggle her uni course, radio and writing for 'Shout' magazine, a Christian youth magazine. She can be identified as the one wearing black, paisley, and a cross...
Issues: 1-3, 6 - 24.
Issue 1: June 1988.
Page 2: Concerts - Whitecross, Rosanna's Raiders, In the Silence, Lightbearer, Surprise, Priority Paid, Warrior, Steve Camp. Page 3: A page for Priority Paid: John Burns: lead vocals. Owen Craig: bass, vocals. Peter Downey: guitar, vocals. Iain McDonald: guitar. Rik Petereit: drums, vocals. Page 5 was for Steve Taylor.
Issue 2: August 1988.
Page 2: A.T.G's aim is to present God through music by Christian artists that tends to heavy or alternative, because we believe that people should be able to listen to music in a form that they enjoy, but that still glorifies God. Not all Christians like David Meece and Amy Grant. Some like their music slow, some like it fast. We like it loud. Page 2 - 3: Some concerts August to September : Lighbeare, In the Silence, Red Rain, Heirforce, Larry Norman, Tony Williams, Daryl [?] Mansfield, Surprise, Steven Curtis Chapman, David Meece and Shiela Walsh.
Page 3: News - Bloodgood's new album 'Rock in a Hard Place' is due out round September, but it's bad news for the metalheads. They've followed Stryper's lead and gone wimp (ah, that's what they mean by a 'new approach to production will bring a more commercial sound to the band'...)
Page 4: NEWS.. In the Silence launch their first vinyl release entitled 'Things to Come' on August 20. After their stint at BlackStump ITS will be crossing the Tasman with Rosanna's Raiders and the Newsboys to play at NZ's 'Mainstage' festival. / This issue's 'Dropkick of the Month' award goes to the witch hunters who, having caused the postponement of the Steve Taylor tour, have laid into - of all people - sweet Amy Grant. It seems the title of her new album, 'Lead Me On,' is (gasp!) suggestive. Never mind thinking for a second what it could possibly mean in a Christian context, Amy has 'lost the anointing' ... seems more likely that some people have lost their marbles .... Really!
Page 5: Rage of the Road - Saturday July 9th 2NBC launched the secord 'Rage of the Age' concert with Priority Paid and Three Storey Men at Narwee Boys' High. It was great to see ragers from all areas of Sydney having a great time and supporting 2NBC as well. / Shout magazine... you've heard about it (because we write for it) but what is it, you ask. Well, it's a Christian youth magazine with the latest news and articles on bands, interviews, record reviews, plus a Christian perspective on a social issue or two.
Issue 3: October 1988.
Page 2 - 3. Rage - Concerts. Events are correct at time of printing but subject to change or cancellation. Any changes of alterations will be broadcast in our weekly gig guide.
October: Kim Hill (Fri. 8th). Priority Paid (Fri. 14). Measure the Waters / In the Silence / Priority Paid and Confidante / Deborah with Smooth As (all on Sat. 15; different venues). Steve Taylor / Confidante / Priority Paid / Out of Perspective (all on Sat. 22, different venues). Deborah (Wed. 26). Surprise / One Way (all on Fri. 26, different venues). Searcher / Confidante / Surprise / Deborah (Sat. 29, different venues).
November: Steve Henderson (Sat. 5). Deborah with Smooth As (Sun. 6). Deborah (Tues. 15. Youth Alive Sat. 19). In the Silence (Sat. 260.
Advance notice... Phil Keaggy and Randy Stonehill are due to paly in Sydney on Sat. Dec. 3... RUMORS... Amy Grant for the end of the year, Stryper or maybe Barren Cross or Bloodgood for '89. Not to mention the the 'artists to availability' for JAM 89 in January; at last count this includes Rick Cua, DeGarmo and Key, Leviticus and last years' quest winners In the Silence.
Page 4. Surprise's limited edition live cassette is quickly selling out. Recorded at Castle Hill and Narwee Boys' high schools, you can get it from PO Box 670, Lane Cove if you send... / A compilation of East Coast Metal has finally arrived in Australia, featuring Believer, Trytan, the Lead... check out Unlimited Discs at Beverly Hills. / Blackstump attracted about 5000 people over the long weekwnd. If you thought more have gone, JPUSA's Cornerstone only got 8000. Now, if you could see Amy, Charlie Peacock, Rez, Kim Hill, Da (to name but a few) where would you be???? / According to NZ/s Spamm magazine, the controversy over Steve Taylor's 'I Blew up the Clinic..' has prompted the Aust. record company to 'remove the offending song from the re-released 'I Predict 1990.' What? Since when ? And would Steve Taylor ever let it happen?? / Darrell Mansfield visited Sydney in September for a lowkey schools and unis tour that mixed an uncompromising message with barroom R&B and squealing harmonica. Playing bass was a Kendall Waller (remember Avion?). What's wrong with showing the devil getting stomped on? I don't know either, but Christian record stores in Sweden have boycotted Jerusalem's new album gor portraying it. If Satan can't get stomped on, how does Romans 16:20 fit? The Warning's new tape Cut the Crap is under way. Meanwhile you can hear their previous efforts on ATG - request it! REZ have formed their own record label, "Grrr," and are currently recording a new album called "Silence Screams."
Dropkick of the Month - This issue goes to the slammers at Surprise's Blackstump gig. Slamdancing is fine, as is headbanging, paisley dancing or what ever you happen to be into, but when the dancing gets too rough and peop;e nearby are getting hurt, there's something wrong. Dance however you like - but have respect for others, and consider this: would Jesus have hurt people dancing in his name?
Issue 6: May '89.
Four pages
Front page: picture of the band Lightforce. The Mouse Raps..."If you get a Christian metalhead into a discussion about what he waers, the response will usucally be that 1) he likes wearing the style; and 2) it allows them to witness to non-Christian metalheads. But what biblical basis can they give? (If you want a copy, go to the blog and I will send you to you). NEWS: David Zaffiro is putting out a solo album... called "Diversity." Shout album, "In Your Face." If you tgought it was bad enough trying to stay upright down the front at Stryper, or got moshed at the Mragastore, spare a thought for Melbourne's metalheads. The Stryper in-store at Metal for Melbourne was canceled after 2000 tirned up. Things got out of hand when a plate glass window broke and teo people got carted off to hospital. Bet Smallbone's relieved that his next chafge is Amy... First the good news: a new Christian thrash band calling themselves Redemptor are preparing to hit the Sydney pub scene. Bad news is that the lead screamer has to move to Qld, so if you think you can snarl with the best of them, and know the real master of the matel, ring Peter... Lightbearer are back, at least temporarily. They'll be palying a few gigs round town... From South Australia, P.E.W.K. have changed their name to Tranquility Smash... and Ookookachoo are headed for Synney (on crumbs, now I've got to ;earn to pronouce it)... From Perth: The Rockin' Rabbis have signed a distribution deal with Alpha and Omega for their 'Noisy Little Sunbeams' cassette, which they claim is a mix of metal, punk, thrash and blues... New bands in Perth: Reverend's Revenge, the Quick and the Dead, and It. White Metal Scribe is a Christian heavy metal newsletter coming out monthly; The Son is a magazie aimed to teach and encourage Christians (both in Austrlia). Rage: Concerts: Surprise. Heirforce. Priority. Bogmonsters. Still Thinking. Rosanna's Raiders. Lightforce. Steve Grace. In the Silence. Records Review: Do I Stand Alone by Mike Stand.
Issue No. 7 July - August '89.
Six pages.
Cover: Light Force, metal; and two pictures (2 pages). News: Bloodgood; David Zaffiro; Darrell Mansfield on Bon Jovi's latest album; the Choir with the Cowboy Junkies and Joy Division; One Bad Pig; Vengeance; Rick Cua; Kim Boyce; Bryan Duncan. Disciple are preparing to record a new album "Only a Prayer Away" at Melbourne's Timbertop studios. New album for Rosanna's Raiders called "Clothed in Fire". Newsboys are now touring the USA. Shoit sold 41,000 copies of the latest "In Your Face." Tall Stories have secured a 2 album recording deal with CBS. Look out for new Sydney band Guns of Fire, formed from various Sydney pub and Christian bands including Lightbearer, O1'55, and Frontline. Another new metal band on the scene is a young band called Sword. Record Reviews: Mystical by Lightforce (Jay Mindeman from the Cutting Edge); Let's Spin by the Swirling Eddies (Suzanne J.); Long Way from Paradise by Allies (Colin from 'Down the Line); Noisy Little Sunbeams by Rockin' Rabbis (Suzanne J.). Rage - Concerts: Holy Rite, Guns of Fire, In the Silence, Still Thinging, Measure the Waters, Warrior, Allan Webb Quartet, Heirforce, the Soul Shakers, Rosanna's Raiders, Aliens in Exile, Point Blank, Confidante, Priority Paid, the Weekenders. Update: In the Silence. Blackstump: Friday 29th September till Monday 2nd October the Cataract Scout Part at Appin; bands are Priority Paid, In the Silence, Lightforce, the Surprise and Steve Grace plus a couple of Kiwi ring-ins.
Issue No. 8 August - September '89
Six pages
Cover: Derek Lind and the Velvettes (Kiwis) for Black Stump. The Velvettes: Thud, Vinny, Zoot and the Kid. They hail from Christchurch, South Island, and stared their illustrious carrer playing Elvis and Beatles covers. In the News: Rap act P.I.D. (reachers in Disguise). Vengeance's new album "Warfare." Lightforce are a thrash in the Melbourne pub metal scene. Jacob's Trouble (not metal!). Ever hear of a heavy-ish band called Flock 14? Well, the guys obviously have more diverse tastes in music, because they've formed an alter-ego called World Theatre to release a more alternative album. Who says there's no decent Aussie Christian music around? To help you get acquainted with some local stuff, DTS has taken $2 off all the Aussie albums it distributes, including Avion, Red Rain, Surprise and Alien in Exile. Also: Mike Warnke; Cliff Richard; Darrell Mansfield; Confidante from touring Brisbane in early September. News from Adelaide: the Juggernauts and Soldiers of the Cross; Surprise have a new album, 'Fish,' to be released by Refuge records. The Mouse Raps: Indiana Jones' Lost Crusade. Record: Forever Mercy by Altar Boys by Dave Lee; Hot Metal Summer 2: Sex, Drugs and Rock n' Roo (Frontline) (Suzanne Johnson); The Past Behind by the Lead (Suzanne Johnson). Rage: Concerts: Surprise; In the Silence and The Weekenders; Still Thinking; Confidande; Priority Paid; Surprise plus Point; Measure the Waters; Guns of Fire; Allen Webb Jazz Quartet; Petra plus Surprise; Shattered Image; Smash Repair; Priority Paid plus Southern Cross.
Issue No. 9 October - November '89.
10 pages
Cover: U2. Love Rescue Me (2 pages and 2 pictures): interview with Bono, Larry, and Edge. News: Might be a band to look out for... The Cry won the New Music (ie. non-metal) category of the Cornerstone music fest. Dan Kennedy of the Cutting Edge describes their music as 'solid pop rock' with some influence from the harmonica of Bob Dylan and the overall sound of the 60's and early 70's. You heard it here first... Also: Guardian; Veil of Ashes; Charlie Peacock; Martyr's new demo should hit Australia soon, look out for 'Imminent Warfare'; Petra; Deniece Williams; Whiteheart; Margaret Becker; Still Thinking have found a new bass player but are still searching for a lead singer; the Choir; Operation Showcase Take 2 will be held at TC's (2 Clyde St Silverwater) on October 21. Featuring more bands you probably haven't heard of yet (but will soon), the day will finish with a set from Guns of Fire. Measure the Waters, a Sydney band with a unique style of blended rhythms and pietic music, have released a demo tape. The Son is a free Christian magazine produced by a number of people up Castle Hill way. Red Rain have gone a period of reformation and are concentrating on playing the Sydney pub scene. Lust Control have a new demo out for those of you who endured their previous "condom nation" (say it quickly); guaranteed to produce more controversy, it's titled "Dance Naked". Disciple were featured in Hot Metal magazine's rundown of the Adelaide metal scene. Their demo album 'Sacred Knights now generally available and their new album "Only a Prayer Away" should be on its way soon. Jeff Crabtree has teamed up with Jackie Jensen to form the band Big Business; they debuted at a Youth Festival at Campsie a few weeks back. The "Band Night in the Bunker: in Adelaide in September featured a new band that ought to be great, assuming their music is a good as their name. And Then There Three is a 3 piece band (funny that) playing a blend of jazz, rhythm and blues and rock. Whitecross Competition. It's God's World: Care for It!: article about Greenhouse Effect and Ozone holes (2 pages). Rage: Concerts: Holy Rite. Toerags. Armagedded. Surprise. Priority. Trish Watts and Dennis Clare. St. Luke's Bush Band. Weekenders. Southern Cross. Steve Grace and Bryan Duncan. Naked Flame. In the Silence. Gordon Barr and Band. Guns of Fire. Light Force. Whitecross. Record Reviews: Wide Eyed Wonder by the Choir (Suzanne Johnson); Pain by Veil of Ashes (Dan Kennedy if the Cutting Edge (US); Adventures in the Land of Big Beats and Happy Feets by Various Myrrh Artists (Jamie Lee Rake: the Cutting Edge).
Issue 10 Dec '89 - Jan. '90.
12 pages
Camels and Needles: Surfie's Rap. REZ: Innocent Blood (2 pages). Thrash Pig: a cartoon (cover page and page 4). Vengeance: Roger Martinez Raps to A.T.G. (1 page, i photo). News: Rosanna Palmer from Raiders has released an independant cassette of 'Rock Praise', a number of original praise choruses from tge Church of the Rock, where Rosanna and husband Dave Palmer (als0 in Raiders) are pastores in Melbourne's St. Kilda. On the demo scene... those rockers from Castle Hill, the Bogmonsters, have released a demo of mainly 50's 60's covers entitled 'Back from the Swamp'.

Aliens in a Hostile World!
James Rubino. Comics.
No. 2: I Am That I Am!
No. 3: Followers of the All! 12 pages.
No. 6: Is society warped... Or am I???

Alternity. Winipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

American Gospel.
A glossy mag that was a part of CCM'sDr. Vernard Johnson: Gift of the Gospel Sax (3 pages)l empire. Vice president / general manager: William C. Gorden. Editorial director: Hilary Clay Hicks. Issues:
Vol. 1, No. 3. September / October 1991. 40 pages.
Cover: Shirley Caesar. O'Landda Draper and the Associates: Above & Beyond: Gospel Choir Records "Wipe a Tear" Anthem of Brotherhood Featuring Contemporary Christian Singer Russ Taff (2 pages). Black Businessman Develops Christian Video Games. The Power of the Pulpit: In a Struggle That Pits Clergy Against Corporations, Will Black Consumers Be Winners or Losers? Part 1 (2 pages). Take It to the MAX: Southern California's KMAX-FM a National Trend-Setter (2 pages). Dr. Vernard Johnson: Gift of the Gospel Sax (3 pages). The 7th Annual Chicage Gospel Festival (2 pages).Fred Hammond Goes Solo: But He's Still Commissioned (2 pages). Jerry Peters: Now You Know His Name; Producer, arranger, composer, songwriter and musician (2 pages). Inez Andrews: Gospel Diva Sings to Raise Up a Nation (2 pages). Darryl Strawberry: Spiritual Home Run by Randy Rocker (2 pages). Rapper Mike-E: Wants the Church 2-No: G-Rap Is 4 Good (2 pages). Fixit in the Name of Jesus: the Raina Bundy Story (2 pages). Was This the Last UNAC?: Workshop Ministry (2 pages). Ben Chavis, Jr.: From Political Prisoner to Activist by S. David Thomas (2 pages).
Vol. 1, No. 4. November / December 1991. 48 pages.
Cover: Phil and Brenda Nicholas. Virginia's Governor Douglas Wilder: the Next President of the United States? by David Thomas (1 pages). Nicholas: a New Album... (2 pages). The Georgia Mass Choir: Down Home Trendsetters by Linda Bell ( 1 page). Opera Stars Sing Spirituals: Jessye Norman and Kathleen Battle (1 page). The Marilyn McCoo You Should Know: a Pop Star Committed to the Gospel (2 pages). Sounds of Blackness: Is It Gospel, or What? by David Thomas / Spotlight on Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (of Sounds of Blackness) (2 pages). The Gospel Summit at the 25th Annual: Montreux Jazz Festival (2 pages). Highlights of the GMWA Convention '91 in Salt Lake City (2 pages). Reggie White: Interview with "The Minister of Defense." by Randy Rocker (2 pages). Christian Rap Is Here to Stay by David Thomas (Freedom of Soul, Stephen Wiley, E.T.W., D.O.C. M.C. GeGee, Dynamic Twins, Washington, Transformation, M.C.R.G. Idol King, Michael Peace, P.I.D., S.F.C.(2 pages). New Feature: the Gospel Bookshelf (2 pages). The Gospel Gourmet: Patti, Dionne, Gladys and Rance Suggest Palate-Tempting Dishes for the Holidays of Any Time (2 pages). New Feature: Gospel Gifts, Products & Merchandise (2 pages. November / December 1991 Charts: Top Albums of 25 albums; Radio Airplay of 25 albums.
Vol. 2, No. 1, January / February 1992. 40 pages.
Cover: The Wilmington - Chester Mass Choir. Gospel Artists Reflect on Gospel Music's Historical Impact ( 2 pages). "Look a Little Closer: at Helen Baylor (1 page). An Historical View of the Church, Gospel Music and Civil Rights by Dr. Joseph E. Lowery. (1 page); Dr. Lowery is President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Civil Rights organization founded by Dr. Martin Luter King. Steve Wiley: the Father of Gospel Rap by David Thomas Pages 14, 36). Fred Mendelsohn: a Major Contributor to Gospel Music History ( 2 pages). An Up-Close Look at the Wilmington - Chester Mass Choir by Denise Dunn Mayo (2 pages). The Gospel Bookshelf. Shiba Freeman: Gospel Executive on the Go (1 page). Bishop Richard Allen (1760 - 1831: Founder of Mother Bethel A.M.E. (2 pages). Kevin Johnson of the Phoenix Suns: )n Faith, Prayer and Magic Johnson (2 pages). Today's Black Sacred Music by Wyatt Tee Walker (1 page). Releases: Serious by Kingdom; Back to Basics by Nicholas; Adoration-N-Prayze; Look a Little Closer by Helen Baylor; the Word Is by Freedom; Back on Track by the DeBarge Family; Together by the Kurt Carr Singers; Over and Over by Margaret Bell. The Gospel Gourmet: Rev. Jesse Jackson; Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks; Dr. Joseph E. Lowery; and Albertina Walker. New Artists: New Faith by Ana Gascon. America Gospel : Jan / Feb 1992 Charts.
Vol. 2, No. 2, March / April 1992. 40 pages
Cover: Daryl Coley. What Resurrection Day Means to Me: Mom Winans; John P. Kee. Kinnection; Babbie Mason; David Hernandez of Nu Vision; Dr. Bobby Jones; Surrender. Dr. Leonard Scott's Power Source (1 page). American Gospel Arts Day, June 19th, 1992 (1 page). Suddenly, It's Daryl (Coley) (2 pages). Margaret Bell & Keith Byars: the Gospel Music and Muscle Couple (14-15, 31 pages). D.O.C.: No Compromise! (1 page). Meet the Bell Sisters (pages 17, 27). Traditional: Shirley Caesar: the Queen of Gospel (pages 18, 26-27). The Gospel Bookshelf. Interracial Gospel Groups: Rainbow of Love by Linda Bell: The CVC Youth Choir; DC Talk; True Soldiers; Keith Dobbins and the Resurrection Mass Choir (2 pages). Gospel Warrior: Mary Johnson Davis (1899-1982 (pages 22,31). Billy & Sarah Gaines: Doing R&B Gospel God's Way. The Gospel Gourmet. The Seventh Annual Stellar Awards. Releases: Through the Storm by Yolanda Adams; Nobody Loves Me like You by Billy and Sarah Gaines; The Lany by Vivkie Winans; I'll Tell the World by Myrna Summers; Surrender by Surrender; Brand New Gospel Format by Bernard Wright; Best Fof Last by Bishop Norman L. Wagner and the Mount Calvary Concert Choir. American Gospel March / April Charts 1992.
Vol. 2, No. 3, May / June 1992. 40 pages.
Cover: Al Green. The Evangelistic Gospel Soul of Al Green (pages 10, 21). 15-Year-Old Gosper Singer Talks About Her 'New Direction: DeLeon. Dancing with Spirit Wings by Bil Carpenter (Sandy Mitchell, leader of the Spirit Wings Dance company). Shun Pace Rhodes: 'How It Happened.' (2 pages). Michael Peace: the Street Is His Beat (16, 21). Smash Touring Gospel Musical: God Is Trying to Tell You Something (2 pages). Living Heritage: An American Gospel Arts Day Special: The CBS Trumpeteers, Then and Now. News: five pages. Gospel Gourmet (2 pages). Bookshelf. Gospel Industry: Taking Gospel Into All the World: American Gospel at MIDEM '92. Releases: The Vision by Pattie Howard; Never Shall Forgot by VIP Music & Arts Seminar Mass Choir; New Faith by New Faith; Family & Friends Choir III by Ron Winans; Number 7 by Commissioned; Hope for the World by Donnie Harper and New Jersey Mass; Refreshingly by Denice Tichenor. American Gospel May / June Charts 1992.

Anumeralist. Norristown, PA.

Anything But Milquetoast. "A Neat-O Zine for Neat-O People." Credits: coordinator: Abraham B. Normal. Typists: Lady Jen Squash, Abe Norman, Mr. X, Irby. Writers: Captain Caucasian, Abe Norman, Mark Jaquette, Irby (J.E.B.), Somme, Mr. X, Lucie. Artists: Mark Jaquette, Mr. X, Lucie, Ladu Jen Squash, Jody Soloman.
Issue 3, 16 pages. Poetry, commetary, etc. The Pursuit of Don Quixotie by Captain Caucasian hanging out in a groovy bar. Poetry by M.J, Somme, Irby, Mister X. "I'm really sick of all these guddy fools screaming 'peace' and 'no war.' Now don't get me wrong...' Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen. Article on sexuality by Irby. More poPoetry by M.J., Lucie, Irby, Somme, Abe.

Arena. Tampa, FL. Josh McDonald: editor (I think). Issue #3, 11/18/94. March 1995 - ?. Possible last issue. Poetry, letters, some music.

Arise. Wichita, KS.

Art Clipping. Athens, GA. Editor: Siggy. Staff: Jordan Glen Feibus, Josh Jackson, Tom Miles, Tim Porter, Siggy. The Art Clipping mag reviews Chrisian and secular music.
No. 1, June 1993 (40 pages). Cover: Vigilantes of Love: Killing Floor. Vigilantes of Love: Jugular. Bill Mallonee: In a Nutshell. Tom Waits: Bone Machine. T Bone Burnett: The Criminal Under My Hat. Peter Case: Six-Pack of Love. Seventy Sevens: Pray Naked. Laird Faulkner: same. The Random Ramblings of a Madman: Cut the Cake (John Heywood). Murray Attaway: In Thrall. Sting: Ten Summoner's Tales. Plague of Ethyls: same.Newsboys: Not Ashamed. Lyle Lovett: Joshua Judges Ruth. Cowboy Junkies: The Trinity Session. Soul Asylum:Grave Dancers Union.
No. 2, August 1993 (24 pages). Cover: Over the Rhine. No. 3, June 1994 (36 pages. Cover: Peter Case.
No. 3 never came out. From a letter from Tom Miles, Sept. 22, 1997). Also: The Art Club Catalog. Art is a bi-monthly publication for music collectors; debut was December 13, 1993.

Art House Newsletter. Fall . Winter 1994. Nashville, TN.

Asphalt Planet: Reform Revive Revolt. Oklahoma, OK. Chris Sharpe: publish / design. L. Sharpe: proofing / admin. Columnists: Steve M,. Julia Davis, Matt Ralph, Kevin Huizenga, Shawn Smith (no. 3).
No. 1, July 1998. 20 pages.
Columns: Saved By Love by Steve M.; Poem Girl: Julia Davis; Drive, Baby, Drive! by Chris Sharpe. Brother Danielson... "my dad baptized me in our kiddie pool. It was September, I think, and it was cold"; "We're talking about something much, much deeper. Danielson Famile is not Christian music." Jesse Hamm: Q and A: Jesse Hamm lives in Lodi, California where he makes cool comis books. Jesse doesn't waste your time with the typical comic book cliches of suprtheroes and stupid sci-fi. Instead, he takes you to incredible worlds that are the unique creation of his own brain. He is an excellent artist and he's not afraid to use his talents to hammer home spiritual truth. Above all, his comics are funny! Jesse is about to unlease an all-hew series of strips on an unsusspecting public. The new project is called Savage Daisies, and it will be available from Asphalt Planet this summer. Supermonster: by KH 98 (3 pages).
No. 2. . Columns: Beauty for Ashes: abortion; Cornerstone 98 by Matt Ralph; poem girl by Julia Davis; interview with Jeff Cloud of Velvet Blue Music; reviews of Aunt Bettys, Vigilantes of Love, Jetenderpaul; zines: Garlic Press, Catacomb, Unseen, Burnt Toast, Supermonster; film: Saving Private Ryan and The Mask of Zorro. Endpaper: Kevin Huizenga ia a student at Calvin College. He writes and draws Supermonster Comics and Stories.
No. 3, September 1998. Music, zines (Something for Nothing, Building Adam, Lousy! Magazine, Supermonster #7. Comics, columns, poem girl. Interview with underground poet, Steve Malakowsky. "Fingers" by Douglas Wilson. Reviews of: Vanilla; Mortification; Starflyer 59; Pep Squad; Audio X; the Corbans; and Knowdaverbs. Also: Fine China, Pony Express. Some zines: Building Adam (Toronto), Lously! Magazine (Ohio), Supermonster #7 (IN), and Somthing for Nothing # 40 (OH).

A.F.T.S. (Autographs for the Sick) from a lyric in a DA song.
Scott Russell
Wilmore, KY
No ? Right after Cornerstone '90. Sodom-in retrospect" reflection of a Christian College Graduate... Sin Disease Scaterd-few. Breakfast with Amy - Everything was beautiful. Painted Orange. Zines! Blackhouse. Dead Artist Syndrome. Life, Liberty & the pursuit of Selfishness rights, II. Two paper lppking back at Cornerstone '90.
Volume, Issue 3, Spring 1991. Sick War: Praise God for Peace When the Peace Brings Praise to God. Some poetry. The Top Ten of 1990: #1 Sticks and Stones by the 77's ties with scaterd few's Sin Disease. #2 The Crucified same. #3 Chosen by The Violet Burning. #4 The Secret of Time. #5 Nobody Special Call It Whatever You Want. Reviews of scaterd, 77s / Mike Roe, Adam Again (Homeboys), DAS (Prints of Darkness, Breakfast with Amy (Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt, Charlie Peacock (The Secret of Time), Mad at the World (Seasons of Love), Mark Heard (Dry Bones Dance), The Lead (Burn This Record), No Laughing Matter (Monster). Chagall Guevera. L.S.U. Dr. Edward Daniel Taylor's Miracle Telethon. Cafe Noir's album "When I Awaken," classified as hot by Chris Vicious. "Heartbreak Town: is a blazing hot album by Chris Vicious (band: The Stand). Ramald Domkus continues his talk with Chris Vicious (2 pages). Zines.