Zero Tolerance (magazine)

Zero Tolerance
Categories Music
Frequency Bimonthly
Publisher Lisa Macey
First issue August/September 2004
Company Warners Group Publications
Country United Kingdom
Based in United Kingdom
Language English

Zero Tolerance Magazine is an extreme music magazine published by Obdurate Ltd. in the United Kingdom. Published bi-monthly, it can be found on newsstands in the UK, Europe and North America - and is available (with some delay) on newsstands in Australia and specialist retailers in New Zealand and Taiwan. The magazine features a covermount CD.

It was launched in 2004 by Lisa Macey (formerly publisher of Terrorizer Magazine) and Leon Macey (of experimental UK extreme metal band Mithras). The magazine is edited by Nathan T.Birk. Previous editors are Calum Harvie and Lee du-Caine.

Zero Tolerance Magazine gives coverage to both established extreme music artists and underground artists without the balance of coverage tipping in favour of the most obvious artists. ZT is especially notable for seeking out obscure artists in experimental noise music and power electronics - a 4-page section entitled Power Lines is curated by the magazine's resident noise "expert" Scott McKeating and features every issue. With Nathan T. Birk curating the Underground Black Metal (UGBM) section and the recent introduction of the Cormac O'Síocháin curated Anger Burning section - dedicated to crust, d-beat, rawpunk, hardcore-punk and dis-core - the magazine covers metal as well as similar genres.

Industry features with visual artists, directors, music producers and the like have been regular in Zero Tolerance Magazine since its launch in 2004 and the magazine has been home to interviews with the likes of HR Giger, Dan Seagrave, John Carpenter and Andy Sneap.

Contributors, referred to as "The Panel", hail from the UK, North America, continental Europe, and Australia. Notable regular contributors include Chris Kee, Alan Averill aka Nemtheanga of Primordial, Cormac O'Síocháin, Scott McKeating, John Norby, Liz Ciavarella, Callum Brownson-Smith and MetalGeorge.[1][2] [3]


  1. Zero Tolerance Magazine, print-based magazine
  2. Brown, Mark. The Guardian Newspaper, 2006
  3. Various contributors. Zero Tolerance Magazine, 2004-2011

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