Category Archives: Literature

Pentagram – A Story By Patricio Jara (2014)

Author:Patricio Jara
Publisher:Libros del Pez Espiral

Here is another great book and this time dedicated to the mighty Pentagram.

This covers everything that band went through from the beginning to the break up and how they got back together and what led to the recording of their full length The Malefice, It’s interesting as the author gets a full detail from all the members and others that were part of the band in its quest to get the band rolling.

As everybody knows Anton Reisenegger is the mastermind behind the band and here he tells a lot of things I never read before and the book is really one of those once you start you don’t want to put it down, the part of what happened that made the band break up is kinda fucked up as the band got tired of being spit on by the fans at their early gigs that just got to them and other shit that came along in that time, the band had great potential as their demos were huge in the underground tape trading scene from back then so they had a cult following but they never got that big break they needed, as other bands in S.America had, they could of been as huge as Sepultura or even bigger if they got that break but unfortunately it never happened.

One thing that was funny is he mentions that TV appearance on “Sabado Gigante” that Necrosis did was offered to them first but they turned it down and gave it to them because they had a feeling something might happen and if you seen it you know what I mean but they did some other show later that they ended getting the same kind of treatment but no footage of that has ever been seen.

So in closing,this book when I first seen it online I just had to get a copy as I’m a big fan of the band and by the thickness in the pictures it looked like a long read but it’s not as it is written in English/Spanish and that’s what makes it look big and it could of had more info in it as well like their discography and had more rare photos as the ones used on here have been seen before on other publications but it was worth it to me as it has some good stories inside it.

If you want to purchase you can get it from the publishers official website here.

Massacre – 30 años de Thrash Metal (2016)

Author:Maximiliano Sánchez
Publisher:Ajiaco Ediciones

Massacre needs no introduction as they are the first Thrash Metal band from Chile and also the first band to use this name and this book is basically their biography and I wanted to know the roots of the scene and here you get everything as it takes you on a long interesting trip.This is written in spanish unfortunately for you foreign readers.

Yanko Tolic is the mastermind behind the band and here you get quotes from him and other members of the band and people that had something to do with the band at some point in time which made this a good read, lots of photos that go along with the story.

I’ll share a few parts like in the beginning as the country was still under Pinochet, it was very hard getting the movement going and they played anywhere where someone would have them and as they were the only thrash band around that meant being put on gigs with bands that played just rock and their shows were never finished with something going wrong, with the crowds going crazy that their set would be cut by the venue and many other reasons you’ll read in here.

The part where they get into the occult is very interesting on the effects it had on the band good and bad, but this takes you along with the band on their trips to Brazil,Uruguay and Argentina to do shows and covers basically all their recordings and what went on while making them and other strange stories are in here like the time Yanko was beaten by the police for no reason and lucked out when one of them was a rocker and let him go before any worse happened to him.

But it’s such a good read showing how all the hell they went through, then finally making a scene in Chile and making shows totally metal in that time as other bands started popping up all over and it also covers the insight on the members they had to go through in all the years as Yanko and Eduardo “Lalo” Vidal were the main base throughout the whole thing, and even the part when Lalo was let go is in here and the reason but all is good now as he is in the band again.

I’m glad I picked this up while in Chile this taught me on how the scene I was never a part of grew as I’m old enough to have been there but wasn’t, I highly recommend this as it’s well written the author really put his heart and soul into this and the final product is perfect. Never say die! is all I can say about Massacre this left me with pure respect for them. Cheers!

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Chilean Fanzines From The 80’s – 90’s


Estos son algunos de los fanzines de los gloriosos años pasados, simplemente haga clic en la portada del zine para descargar, si alguno de los enlaces está inactivo, hágamelo saber y si alguien tiene algo que agregar a esta lista, simplemente envíe un mensaje. Saludos!

Blowing Thrash #1 (1985)

Blowing Thrash #2 (1986)

Blowing Thrash #3 (1986)

Fatal Prediction #1 (1989)

Impulso Repulsivo # 1 (1989)

Insanity Zine #1 (1987)

Insanity Zine #2 (1987)

Insanity Zine #3 (1988)

Blasphemer #4 (1990)

Blasphemer #3 (1989)

Dysneylandya #1 (1989)

Bestial Conspiracy #2 (1990)

Rattlehead #3 (1986)

Brutal Time #4 (1990)

Brutality #1 (1992)

Anarcheology #3 (1989)