U.S. Rocker, September 1997

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U.S. Rocker was Northeast Ohio’s largest circulation, hard-rock and underground music monthly, with 10,000 copies distributed every month during the 1990s.

Cover artist

Derek Hess


Freddie Mercury’s birthday, Legs McNeil, Gillian McCain, Derek Hess, Skin Graft Records, The Peechees, Dead Boys’ Jimmy Zero, Sugarhill Gang

Album reviews

Iced Earth, Alastis, Apples In Stereo, American Analog Set, Amorphis, Ashtrayhead, Benestrophe, Better Off Airport, Bevis Frond, Bop Dead, Broadcast, Brandtson, Burzum, By The Grace Of God, Chisel, Crack-Up, The Criminals, Deceased, The Delta 72, Dimmu Borgir, Dissolve, Divine Regale, Eight Frozen Modules, Windsor For The Derby, Drain, Furry Things, Electric Company, Eleven Eleven, Emperor, Extreme Noise Terror, Fates Warning, Final Exit, Geezer, Hammerfall, Hi-Standard, Jack Drag, Kittens, Lecture On Nothing, Mainliner, Meat Beat Manifesto, Mojo Nixon, The Mommyheads, Moviola, mu-ZIQ, Napalm Death, The Neckbones, New Wet Kojak, No Knife, Oxbow, Plexi, Pressurehed, Darren Price, Primus, Radiohead, Reservoir, Signal 30, Six Feet Under, Slo Burn, Solarus, Spectrum, Spiritualized, Storm And Stress, Strife, Subzero, Tartaros, Terminal Sect, Theater Of Tragedy, Tiamat, Toenut, Trance Groove, Valentine Six, Varnaline, Vegas Beat, Wide Gauge, You Fantastic!, XTC, more

Singles reviews

Hangnail, Gag Reflex, Slak, Judgement, Apartment 213, Benumb

Demo reviews

Richard Lane, Michael Ellis, Billy’s Problem, Full Blown Kirk, Gallow’s Eve, Generic You

Zine reviews

Chunklet, Lumpen, Yakuza

Live reviews

Fishbone, Snot, Nashville Pussy, P.W. Long’s Reelfoot, Duvalby Bros., Simoom, June Of 44, Shiner, The Sorts, Panasonic, Magnet F, Smiert Spionom, The World Series Of Metal, Fates Warning, Arena, R.A.M.M., Exodus, Ground Zero, Studbulls Disco Biscuit, Testament, Stuck Mojo, Strapping Young Lad, Legendary Pink Dots, Silverman, Circus Dub Apocalypse, more


Tony Erba, Anastasia Pantsios, Steve Wainstead, Martin F. Lance

Contributing writers

Craig Bobby, Mason Boor, Sean Carnage, Patrick Coleff, Herb Daly, Gene Dixon, Tony Erba, Neal Filsinger, Eden Gauteron, David Genzen, Darren Irwin, David Jesitus, Mike Kole, Casey Kulas, Martin F. Lance, Miles Later, Dave McClelland, Jack Medley, Brenda Mullen, Sasha I. Nyktos, Peanuts, William Dempsey Powell, Cliff Rembrandt, Ryan Rollins, Mike Stutz, Andrew Somlyo, Michael Stutz, Roger Thornhill

Contributing artists

Mr. Squirrel Murphy, Sean Carnage, Melissa Sullivan


Anastasia Pantsios, Rob Banks, Casey Kulas, Karen Novak, Steve Wainstead

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