This looks to be a companion piece to a compilation LP/CD. Half of the zine is in Swedish, and if you flip it over, the other half is in English. I appreciated that immensely, seeing how I cannot read Swedish. All of the bands appear to be from the city of Östersund, a relatively smallish city (twenty-fourth largest in Sweden) of 60,000 people or so. This fact is what I find so amazing. Here is a group of bands, many of whom share members, who have their shit together enough to record and put out a compilation LP. Sometimes I think we take it for granted how difficult of a task that can be. Nevertheless, a cool zine with some rockin’ bands like Grundskolan, Brotskod 11, Heroinmissbruk, and Thrashers.
–Steve Hart ([email protected])