PARANOIZE #45, $2, 5½” x 8½”, copied, 18 pgs.

Paranoize has covered the New Orleans metal, punk, and hardcore scene for twenty-five years. On one hand that’s pretty awesome, but on another hand, I would figure that after that long the zine would look a bit better than an awkwardly stapled production with formulaic questions for bands. There are interviews in this issue with Dead Centered, Dark Star Coven, Woorms, and Sounding. I did learn some stuff about each band, but it’s hard to get in-depth from a two-page interview in a half-size zine. Also included are a ton of music and zine reviews as well as a list of bands, venues, and record stores in New Orleans. I suppose if you’re interested in this scene, it’d be cool, but otherwise I’m not sure why you’d want to check this out. –Kurt Morris (Paranoize, PO Box 2334, Marrero, LA 70073)