Bridge Nine and xXx Fanzine Team Up For Special Release

  • Dustin Blumhagen posted
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xXx - Bridge NineBoston’s xXx Fanzine chronicled the rise and rebirth of hardcore music in America from 1983-1987. The magazine enthusiastically covered the various subcultures within the scene, from straight edge to thrash crossover. 

Bridge Nine Records will be releasing xXx Fanzine 1983-1987 in late 2014.The special release will compile over 60 interviews done in parking lots and backstages at Boston area venues.

The 180 page zine compiles original material from the scene and supplements it with modern quotes from the legends who were there, from Ian MacKaye to Keith Morris to Roger Miret. It covers a wide variety of bands from the era, from The Misfits to Motorhead to Descendents and Dag Nasty, complete with photos, reviews, flyers and advertisements. 

Dave Smalley (Down By Law, ALL, Dag Nasty, DYS) had this to say about the publication:

Without fanzines, the story of American Hardcore would have been very different. All of us contributed in different ways. Fanzines like xXx were crucial to not merely communication between scenes but also strengthening our inner resolve as we read about and were inspired by the scene that was happening all around us.

More information about the collaboration between Bridge Nine and xXx Fanzine will come as it gets closer to the release date.