Speed Demon

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Speed Demon is a zine published in Italy by Flavio and the Speed Demon crew.

Thirteen issues of this queer zine have been released in the 2000's. The content is wide ranging, usually focused around bands, art, and queer happenings and activism in Italy and elsewhere. Interviews with bands such as Xiu Xiu, Kids Like Us, King Cobra, Best Revenge, The Plath, USAsexual, Harum Scarum, and The Little Deaths are featured. So are the people behind labels like Agitprop! Records and Spitshine Records, and distros such as Kweer Corps. The films Rise Above: A Tribe 8 Documentary and Malaqueerche have been spotlighted, as have artists Tommy Kovac and Pierre Beaudoin. Articles on topics like 'Gelding', 'Pleasure', and 'Queer Pakistan' have also been included in this almost 100 page zine. Although the zine is in Italian, photographs and graphics are a prominent feature and new issues generally come with an English translation for readers outside of Italy.

Speed Demon also released a compilation CD in protest of the G8 summit meeting in Genoa in 2001. Bands on the CD included Best Revenge, Ego Kid, Lords of Lightspeed, which features zinester Joshua Plague on vocals, Mariae Nascenti, which features zinester Ango Visone, Mirah, The Plath, Running Ragged, and She Devils, among others.

Speed Demon is still being published.

In 2007, Issue 14 appeared, featuring interviews with the bands Ex-Boyfriends, Black Fag, Everything Is Fine, Triple Creme, Traeh, Salvimex, with filmmaker Lisa Ganser and singers Kendall, and Nicky Click, zine editor Richard Rebellion of Fanorama, musician Jos Houtveen, drawings by G.B. Jones, plus an article on the L.A. underground scene.



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