Thursday August 13th , 19:00 - 21:00

xero kline & coma is pleased to host the launch of Issue 5 of Buried Zine, a heavy metal fanzine like no other. Buried is more akin to a publication from William Morris’s Kelmscott Press, than the average xerox pamphlet, albeit one drenched in gore.

Each meticulously produced issue is hand bound and filled with original interviews, illustrations and commissions. The production values aim to be a fitting platform for the craft of the metal and commissions included within.

This Fifth volume surveys the best of the brutal and slamming death metal scene in South East Asia, a young and vibrant metal scene that is yet to receive much interest from metal’s traditional audiences in Europe and North America. Luminaries of the scene such as Down from the Wound, Digging Up, Splattered Orgasm and Total Rusak took the time to be interviewed for this edition.

Alongside underground metal bands, Buried also commissions artists to produce new works along morbid themes. After her ultra gory contribution to issue 4, Tai Shani returns with a new fiction work that has a musical accompaniment by Chloe Herington. Sculptor Tamsin Snow and Photographer Hal Sear have also produced new works for this issues, as have legendary metal illustrator Mark Riddik and comic book artist Stefan Sadler.

The launch event will also feature a new installation by Patrick Moran and Liam Wright Higgins. Buried will feature in the Artist Self Publishing fair at the ICA on the 12th of September and is also available via the Buried web store with related merchandise.

For more information visit http://buriedzine.bigcartel.com/

Illustration, Mark Riddick, www.riddickart.com