Interviews were probably what folks remember most about Threatening Society fanzine. We started out with mailing questions to bands in hopes they would send back responses (using the "soaped stamps" we included) -- evolving to recorded conversations, enabling us to "drill deeper" on specific areas. Some of the questions we posed are indeed cringe-worthy ("Are you straight edge?") but often the bands rolled with it and gave us poignant or hilarious responses.

Adrenalin OD (AOD)

[Originally published: Issue #1, circa 1987] [LOOKING BACK: Incredible band. If only for responding to these HORRIFIC questions. If there's a ...
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Agnostic Front

[Originally published: Issue #6, circa 1989] Article written by Scott Helig of Total Thrash fanzine With an undeniable New York ...
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All

[Originally published: Issue #7, circa 1989] [Photos courtesy of the immortal Ken Salerno] [LOOKING BACK: I remember the first time ...
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Anvil Bitch

[Originally published: Issue #2, circa 1987] [LOOKING BACK: Anvil Bitch was kinda of a big deal in the metal scene ...
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BGK

[Originally published: Issue #4, circa 1987] BGK is a hardcore band from Holland whose members have been involved in punk ...
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Bill Stevenson: article (All, Descendents)

BILL STEVENSON (ALL/DESCENDENTS) [The "Lost Issue" -- early 1990s. Never published] Traveling across the country, sardined in a dank, windowless ...
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Bill Stevenson: interview (All, Descendents)

BILL STEVENSON (DESCENDENTS, ALL) [The "Lost Issue" -- early 1990s. Never published] [LOOKING BACK: If Threatening Society had kept going, ...
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Bold

[Originally published: Issue #1, circa 1987] [LOOKING BACK: This has gotta be one of the first BOLD interviews ever. If I ...
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Born Without a Face

[Originally published: Issue #5, circa 1988] BORN WITHOUT A FACE are a strange hardcore outfit from Michigan. While such sources ...
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Casbah

[Originally published: Issue #3, circa 1987] CASBAH is a brilliant thrash/death metal band from Japan. They have released 2 demos ...
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Condemned Attitude

[Originally published: Issue #2, circa 1987] In the years preceding the final formation of CONDEMNED ATTITUDE, the five members of ...
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Corrosion of Conformity (COC)

[Originally published: Issue #1, circa 1987] LOOKING BACK: Talk about longevity. COC has been tearing it up for over 30 years ...
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Cro-Mags

[Originally published: Issue #3, circa 1987] The CRO-MAGS are a truly unique band, both for their superior talent and their ...
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Cryptic Slaughter

[Originally published: Issue #1, circa 1987] LOOKING BACK: We had a high school friend, Scott, who had his own fanzine called ...
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Dag Nasty

[Originally published: Issue #3, circa 1987] DAG NASTY's "Can I Say" has been a musical and emotional favorite of ours ...
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Dead Jacksons

[Originally published: Issue #6, circa 1989] What is your line-up? Tito Jackson (guitar, voice), Reggie Jackson (lead bass, lead vocals), ...
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Desecration

DESECRATION [Originally published: Issue #4, circa 1987] DESECRATION is a hardcore band from Arizona who have received a lot of ...
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Doggy Style

[Originally published: Issue #2, circa 1987] LOOKING BACK: One of my favorite bands in the 80s, there was some wackiness ...
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Doggy Style (redux)

[Originally published: Issue #7, circa 1989] [LOOKING BACK: I was SUCH a big fan of Doggy Style, as noted by ...
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Epileptic Albino Bullfrogs (EAB)

[Originally published: Issue #1, circa 1987] [LOOKING BACK: I auditioned for EAB once. They liked my performance, impressed by my ability to ...
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Flag of Democracy (FOD)

[Originally published: Issue #1, circa 1988]  [LOOKING BACK: FOD is STILL going strong. They've been playing at LEAST for 30 ...
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Gunslingers

[Originally published: Issue #3, circa 1987] [LOOKING BACK: If I remember correctly, Wade Walston was friends with Rib Finley of ...
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Hallow’s Eve

[Originally published: Issue #3, circa 1987] HALLOW'S EVE is a really good thrash band hailing from Georgia. The last time ...
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Homo Picnic

[Originally published: Issue #5, circa 1988] With the release of their album "Days of Grey" in July of 1987, HOMO ...
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Ian Mackaye (Fugazi / Minor Threat / Dischord Records)

[Originally published: Issue #6, circa 1989] [LOOKING BACK: Hands DOWN Ian MacKaye is one righteous dude. He picked me up ...
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Inner Strength

INNER STRENGTH [Originally published: Issue #4, circa 1987] [LOOKING BACK: Wanted a FALSE LIBERTY interview. Sent a request to the ...
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Justice League

[Originally published: Issue #4, circa 1987] [LOOKING BACK: One of my first 7" ever was an EP from JUSTICE LEAGUE, ...
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King Face

MARK: On guitar is Pat, age 26. Drums is Larry, age 24. Bass is Andy, age 20. And vocals is ...
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Lärm

[Originally published: Issue #2, circa 1987] [LOOKING BACK: Scott Helig from Total Thrash fanzine turned us onto LÄRM: "Here's another ...
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Last Option

[Originally published: Issue #4, circa 1987] LAST OPTION is an excellent hardcore band from Mesa, Arizona. They have released two ...
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Lawrence Livermore (Lookout Records, The Lookouts)

[The "Lost Issue" -- early 1990s. Never published] [LOOKING BACK: It's a crying shame what's happened to Lookout Records. Founded ...
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Legitimate Reason

[Originally published: Issue #1, circa 1987] LEGITIMATE REASON is a fairly new Philly band that have taken our scene by ...
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Lethal Aggression

[Originally published: Issue #2, circa 1987] LETHAL AGGRESSION is a ripping hardcore band from New Jersey. They have already done ...
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Life Sentence

[Originally published: Issue #3, circa 1987] [LOOKING BACK: parking lot interview after a killer set by this great band. Cornered ...
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Ludichrist

[Originally published: Issue #3, circa 1987] [LOOKING BACK: Though the band and their work didn't really endure the test of ...
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Pagan Babies

[Originally published: Issue #6, circa 1989] LOOKING BACK: Have no idea why this was a mail interview, considering that Pagan ...
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Peer Preshure

[Originally published: Issue #1, circa 1987] [LOOKING BACK: For our debut issue, we packed it full of our high school friends ...
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Powermad

[Originally published: Issue #1, circa 1987] Speed metal with a dash of hardcore - POWERMAD is coming at ya! What ...
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Prong

[Originally published: Issue #4, circa 1987] [LOOKING BACK: Listening to PRONG again, they don't have a sound that really stands ...
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Ruin

RUIN [Originally published: Issue #1, circa 1987] Interview with Glenn Wallis, rhythm guitarist, RUIN. What is the current lineup? Vosco - ...
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Side By Side

[Originally published: Issue #5, circa 1988] [LOOKING BACK: SIDE BY SIDE were great. A different sound from the various "youth ...
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Soulside

[The "Lost Issue" -- early 1990s. Never published] [LOOKING BACK: Wonderfully, the Soulside men took up their instruments and began ...
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The Corrupted Ones

THE CORRUPTED ONES is an incredible band from South Jersey. They've played several shows and parties in the area and ...
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The Dehumanizers

THE DEHUMANIZERS [Originally published: Issue #4, circa 1987] THE DEHUMANIZERS are a band that have endured numerous line-up changes and ...
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The Uprise

THE UPRISE [Originally published: Issue #5, circa 1988] THE UPRISE is a young band from suburban Philadelphia. They've released live ...
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Thunder’s Wrath

THUNDER'S WRATH [Originally published: Issue #1, circa 1987] THUNDER'S WRATH is an exciting young thrash band in the Philly scene ...
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Token Entry

TOKEN ENTRY [Originally published: Issue #5, circa 1988] TOKEN ENTRY is a fantastic young band from New York who have ...
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Underdog

[Originally published: Issue #7, circa 1989] [Top photo courtesy of the immortal Ken Salerno] [LOOKING BACK: Noted for Richie's memorable ...
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Uniform Choice

[Originally published: Issue #4, circa 1987] Although they only had one piece of vinyl released, UNIFORM CHOICE has become a ...
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Verbal Assault

[Originally published: Issue #3, circa 1987] [LOOKING BACK: Jesus H. Christmas, I loved this band. Imagine my thrill when an ...
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Wehrmacht

WEHRMACHT [Originally published: Issue #3, circa 1987] WEHRMACHT is a thrash band with talent and originality especially in the fact ...
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White Flag

WHITE FLAG [Originally published: Issue #5, circa 1989] [LOOKING BACK: The first real punk show I ever went to was ...
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Youth of Today

[Originally published: Issue #2, circa 1987] YOUTH OF TODAY is probably the biggest band in the new wave of straight-edge ...
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Youth Under Control

[Originally published: Issue #4, circa 1988] [LOOKING BACK: I was borderline smitten with straight edge/youth crew bands. Probably because these ...
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