The Italian Issue, this latest issue of Chips & Beer following their tragic accident is C&B’s longest issue yet at a whopping 138 pages (front and back covers included). So that means it’s a little heavier weight wise (it’s what happens when you eat a lot of pasta and bread). This time around you get Dark Quarterer, Mortuary Drape, Bulldozer, Death SS, Moss, Bitch, Bone Sickness, Borrowed Time, Morbus Chron, Tony Tears, Inisians, Lester Maddox, Longmont Potion Castle, a primer on Tinto Brass films, Italian Sword & Sorcery films, comics, reviews and a lot more mania.
Chips & Beer Magazine #4 clocks in at 128 Pages. This is the Satanic Panic special featuring Sinister Sinema and OST special section, and interviews and pieces on Bob Daisley (guy responsible for writing most of the music and lyrics on all the Ozzy album up until “No More Tears”), Teitanblood, Degial, Paolo Girardi, Rev. Kriss Hades, Jay Chattaway, William Lustig, tons of comics, reviews and other shit. The best underground mag in existence today.
“Another 120 pages of mayhem featuring the New Yawk Metal Special with Twisted Sister, Ross The Boss, Frigid Bich, Dan Lilker, Slipped Disc Records and write ups on Kiss, Cro Mags, Riot, B.O.C. and many others. Also featured are Ares Kingdom, Cauldron Black Ram, Krypts, Swallowed, Weapon, Chris Black from High Spirits, Dawnbringer, Pharaoh and others. And all the usual columns, illustration madness, reviews, shit talkin’, mud slingin’, hatin’ for no good god reason that you need in your miserable excuse for a life.”
“Chips & Beer is a new metal mag meant to give coverage to real metal that isn’t being covered in depth elsewhere. It revolves around what makes their lives tolerable, Metal, Horror, Chips, Beer, Comics and Metal (old, new, no bullshit, no pose). But mostly, Metal. The mag contains interviews, reviews, special features, comics and lots of exclusive illustrations. It is printed on newsprint and is black and white throughout the interior pages. The covers are full color and glossy. Approximately 100 pages. Published by the creators, writers and designers/illustrators of TheLeftHandPath.com in association with 20 Buck Spin. Interviews: Negative Plane, Christian Mistress, Eerie Von, Pentagram, Glorious Times Book Editors (Alan and Brian), Benjamin Vierling (cover artist for Weapon and others), Matt ‘Putrid’ Carr (underground death metal artist), Manilla Road, Vanhelgd. Features: Primer on Manilla Road, One From The Grave (AC/DC Let There Be Rock tribute), Thirsty & Miserable (Alcoholic conjurations from Cauchemar). Comic: 4 page comic with appearances by Ghost & King Diamond by R. Storey & M. Moseley”