Metal Maniacs

Metal Maniacs was a monthly heavy metal magazine that was published in the United States from 1989 to 2009. It was founded by Walter O'Brien and Kathiryn Petersen, and was considered one of the most influential metal magazines of its time.Image:metal-maniacs-sample-cover

During its 20-year run, Metal Maniacs covered all sub-genres of metal music including death, black, thrash, power, and progressive metal. The magazine was known for its focus on underground and independent bands, as well as for featuring in-depth interviews with influential musicians, including Slayer, Metallica, Sepultura, and Iron Maiden.

Metal Maniacs also included features such as concert reviews, CD reviews, and columnists who shared their insights and opinions on the scene. The magazine was also known for its annual "Readers' Poll Awards," which allowed readers to vote for their favorite bands and albums.

In addition to its print publication, Metal Maniacs had a strong online presence, with its website featuring exclusive content and interviews. The magazine also produced several compilation CDs, each featuring songs by independent and underground bands within the metal genre.

Despite its popularity, Metal Maniacs faced financial difficulties in the late 2000s and ceased publication in 2009. The magazine left behind a legacy as a respected voice within the metal community and played a significant role in shaping the landscape of metal music journalism.{{Categories}}

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