Legendary punk rock magazine Subnormal returns online
Subnormal Magazine returns online at www.SubnormalMagazine.com
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA, May 20, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — About subnormal magazine
Created in the early 90s by human rights activist, artist and poet Zadge and filmmaker and writer Bruce Edwin, subnormal began as a cut-and-paste punk rock fanzine with poetry and music, and as a courageous and provocative voice for human rights. Contributing writers and poets included a host of underground stars and luminaries, including Lydia Lunch, Clint Catalyst, Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedy’s), Ana and Dave Christy, Drezden, Barabbas and many more.
Growing in readership, size, staff, and distribution with each issue, the subnormal magazine quickly evolved to work with most major record labels before the first wave of consolidations, as well as many independents, and eventually became became a glossy color cover, an offset printed magazine. , distributed worldwide by Tower Records and Virgin among others, in addition to the distribution arm of its own sub-normal production. Subnormal then added a movies section, promoting a new movie at the time called “Pulp Fiction”, among other things, which led him to work not only in the music industry in Hollywood, but also in the film industry.
Subnormal first featured exclusive interviews with many of the world’s top bands and talents including; The Adicts, Alien Sex Fiend, Bad Religion, Bauhaus, The Cranberries, Concrete Blonde, Corpus Delicti, Disturbed, Duncan Sheik, Danielle Brisebois, The Damned, DRI, Dweezil Zappa, Deftones, Death In June, Dave Roberts, The Dead Kennedys, The Eisenhowers, Eleventh Dream Day, Eve’s Plum, Fugazi, Frosted, Front Line Assembly, Front 242, The Genitorturers, The Go Go’s, Holly McNarland, Ivy, Jewel, Jawbox, Klute, Killing Joke, Lydia Lunch, Love and Rockets, Leatherstrip , Live Skull, Madeleine Peyroux, Marion, Ma vie avec le Thrill Kill Kult, Marilyn Manson, Minor Threat, Martin Atkins (Nine Inch Nails, Public Image Limited), Mephisto Walz, NY Loose, Nashville Pussy, Ophelia Rising, Orb, Orbital , Paul Morrissey, Plaid Cattle, Pop Will Eat Itself, Prophetess, Peter Murphy, Poe, The Red Aunts, Robyn Hitchcock, Rozz Williams, Sarah McLachlan, Swervedriver, Swans, Sonic Youth, Sleep Chamber, Social Distortion, The Shroud, The Smashing Pumpkins, Tones on Tail, Three Witches, Les Barbitchue ttes, TSOL, Violent Femmes, Veruca Salt, Women of Sodom, Treponem Pal, Wayne/Jayne County and the Electric Chairs, and many more.
Hanging out with everyone from The Flaming Lips and Tiny Tim to Timothy Leary, and shaking hands with Julian Lennon to Janes Addiction and Johnny Rotten, the subnormal magazine was often said to say, “We know it’s a legendary party and a great evening when subnormal is here. Subnormal magazine reached readers around the world before the Internet, with its DIY (do it yourself) self-publishing and massive street-team efforts established in many countries, as a brave and challenging voice for freedom and human rights. He was banned from many prisons for claiming he would “start a riot!”
Subnormal also created and self-published many other spin-off zines and flyers that fans collected around the world. It also established a distribution division for rare music, magazines, concert/band material, and collections of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. The magazines own ‘subnormal productions’ booked its infamous showcase night which featured the bands Usherhouse, and an early version of kill hannah (in a jar in the UK) among others, which saw some of the magazine’s fans cross the country for the subnormal showcase event which also attracted rare and independent magazines and music from around the world.
Subnormal Productions took the magazine on the road twice around the country, touring with punk rock legend Dave Vanian of The Damned with his band Phantom Chords, playing legendary New York club The Limelight among many other dates. Subnormal Productions has also booked and toured with members of underground legends Christian Death and Shadow Project, among others. The magazine then revisited NYC, finding greater support with clubs including legendary punk rock club CBGB, among others. Its final print release debuted at a private party in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1999, and later in San Francisco, where it was a big hit on the old-school Haight/Ashbury scene.
Subnormal returned to online publication, later in the 2000s www.HollywoodSentinel.com, featuring exclusive interviews with Noam Chomsky, Christian Death with Valor, A Fine Frenzy and Nervo, among others. Subnormal returns to the world once again now in 2022, ready to shock the masses and fight once again to call for a speedy end to all tyranny. It will then feature exclusive interviews in June with punk legend Bloody Mess discussing his new radio show and fascinating story with New York underground No Wave filmmaker Nick Zedd, as well as an exclusive interview with the music icon. Andy Warhol Factory, Viva Superstar, among others. Subnormal will also be re-releasing all of its back issues online in the future, including audio interviews with many rock legends, for subscribers only. The online number is now currently free.
To visit: www.subnormalmagazine.com