Having read many 'extreme' magazines, it always brought a wry smile to my face when I see Phoenix Militia mentioned in such mythical and hushed tones... it is my belief that many of the people who mention the magazine are actually too young to have actually seen it, never mind had the opportunity to read i
This is issue number 8 - the final issue to be made by Bill and Pek (Pek was a local scene guru who organzied many a death metal/hardcore gig here in Liverpool). At the time of printing, Bill had joined Napalm Death as a stand-in guitarist until a permanent player could be found (Bill had his own band commitments with CARCASS at the time) and the amount of mail he was receiving week by week for both bands as well as P.M. was beyond intense by anyone's standards! Cover art drawn by Jeff Walker, Bill's counterpart in Carcass and who also drew the cover for ND's first lp 'Scum'
Being a friend of Bill's I am sure he wont mind me bringing his work to the net. This site is strictly non-profit (as are all of my sites) and is purely a mark of admiration for the man. Every person who makes it to this site should recognize the fact that death metal has had a very hard upbringing and it has come down to individuals like Bill to make the commitment needed to ensure that death metal was never just a passing fad in the history of music, but a living breathing entity that is still making waves today
Not all death metallers are completely stupid, but may I add just this one cautionary note: Writing to any of the bands addresses displayed within is both futile and a tad silly, so have some tact please and don't waste your own time. Lastly, if you feel the need to contact me you may do so: