Monday, August 1, 2016
interview: The Sentinel metal music zine (Seattle)
The Sentinel is a paper-only metal music zine from the state of Washington, U.S. Thanks to H.S. from The Sentinel for answering these questions! Greetings from Metal Bulletin! Thanks for sending in copies of The Sentinel. When did you start your zine and what type(s) of metal do you cover? In your opinion, what is the metal music that is appropriate for your zine and why? Hail, Metal Bulletin! Glad you enjoyed the copies and thanks for your interest and support of The Sentinel. The zine began in the summer of 2014 I believe, at the time I was just getting into music journalism and the metal scene in Seattle, and wanted to create a printed form of promotion for underground bands in the area. We formed with the intention of focusing only on Seattle bands, but in time that focus changed to the entire Cascadian region. Not only is this area rife with talent, but the natural landscape possesses a certain particular energy that manifests itself within the music produced here. I was actually inspired by another fantastic local zine, the SEATTLE PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE (check it out if you have not!), and wanted to create my own version that focused on darker and more extreme music.