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NOTE: Although my personal author copies are sold out, this title is still available, both from the publisher HEADPRESS & various online stockists.

NOTE: Special Hard-Cover version available ONLY via the publisher HEADPRESS at: www.headpress.com/product/spectrum-compendium/

NOTE: Soft-Cover available from the publisher & online stockists (including Amazon).


Archival documentation of the post-industrial underground Spectrum Magazine Archive 1998-2002

BOOK - 394 pages




Spectrum: Ambient/ Industrial/ Experimental Music Culture Magazine was one of the most well respected underground zines dealing with post-industrial music in the late 1990s to early 2000s, with a particular focus on the dark ambient, death industrial, heavy electronics, power electronics, neo-classical, martial industrial and neo-folk genres.

This book reproduces all five issues of the rare, out-of-print Spectrum magazine, plus the unpublished issue No 6. It also includes much new material that puts the music scene and its culture into perspective.

Featured interviews: Bad Sector / Black Lung / Brighter Death Now / Caul / Cold Spring / Crowd Control Activities / C17H19No3 / Death In June / Der Blutharsch / Desiderii Marginis / Deutsch Nepal / Dream Into Dust / Endvra / Folkstorm / Genocide Organ / Gruntsplatter / Hazard / House Of Low Culture / I-Burn / Ildfrost / Imminent Starvation / Inade / IRM / Iron Halo Device / Isomer / John Murphy / Kerovnian / Knifeladder / LAW / Malignant Records / Megaptera / Middle Pillar / Militia / MZ.412 / Navicon Torture Technologies / Nový Svĕt / Ordo Equilibrio / The Protagonist / Raison D’être / Sanctum / Schloss Tegal / Shining Vril / Shinjuku Thief / Skincage / Slaughter Productions / Spectre / StateArt / Stone Glass Steel / Stratvm Terror / Terra Sancta / Tertium Non Data / Toroidh / Tribe Of Circle / Warren Mead / Vox Barbara / Yen Pox


-: foreword commentary by: Klaus Hilger/ Tesco Organisation, Justin Mitchell/ Cold Spring Records, Mikko Aspa/ Freak Animal Records, Henrik ‘Nordvargr’ Bjorkk/ MZ.412, Jason Mantis/ Malignant Records, Rene Lehmann / Loki Foundation. Stephen Petrus/ Murderous Vision/ Live Bait Recording Foundation, David Tonkin/ Isomer.

-: detailed introduction covering the backstory of Spectrum Magazine.
600+ detailed reviews of dark ambient / industrial / experimental / heavy electronics / neo-folk / power electronics releases.

-: 2001 archival interview with Spectrum Magazine’s creator Richard Stevenson.
live performance photo archive, covering 40 artists at eleven underground industrial shows in Melbourne, London, Switzerland & Sweden between 2000-2002.
personal correspondence archive, including selected letters, flyers and postcards.

-: a bonus* five track digital compilation of archival tracks (incl. Toroidh, Navicon Torture Technologies, Militia, Isomer and Chaos As Shelter), originally intended for released on CD as part of the abandoned Issue no.6 (* - only available with the Hard-Back version from the publisher HEADPRESS).


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