Founded in 1999, Vampire Freaks began as just another BBS site on the internet. It offered a few industrial music reviews, a bulletin board, and some pictures of a goth kid named Jet and his friends. It was Jetís personal homepage and focused on his love of music. Through the eight year span between then and now, Vampire Freaks has grown into something more, as has our scene. Weíve become an alternative to clubs as a place to see and be seen, a place where people can order clothing that matches tastes that many communities donít embrace, an avenue for bands to get music out to the fans that love it the most, and a vein over a million people can band together at, and drink deeply from. Vampire Freaks provides access to a lifestyle that many people outside of the glow and hum of a major city wouldnít be able to taste. In that spirit, itís only logical to bring that passion for music to you in another way; VF Magazine, a gorgeous full-color, 64-page vision of what being a Rivet Head or Metal Head really means, from the perspective of the artists that make this scene pulse and throb. This isnít our side line; we do this with the same ferocity and passion that has guided us all along, and share that with you, the reader, in every monthly issue.
Interviews with Voltaire, Sam Rosenthal, Combichrist, and Frontline Assembly.
Features in each issue:
* Ask Andy, an advice column featuring Combichrist's Andy LaPlegua that's guaranteed to answer the burning question, 'What The Fcuk Is Wrong With You People'?
* Detox, an insidious inside look at the brilliance and blunders of making it in the music industry, written by someone well versed in both: CrunchPod Record's Caustic.
* From A Dork Corner, the ultimate guide for all things great and geeky written by Cesium137 front man, Isaac Glendening. If it's entertaining, edifying, or irritating, odds are it's coming From A Dork Corner.
* The Dark Arts, a column featuring monthly interviews and scorching pictorials with the boldest artists and most beautiful models in our scene, conducted and handpicked by world famous fetish model, Kellie LaPlegua. The Dark Arts will offer a scintillating photo spread and centerfold that shows the world that we don't have to look the same to be breathtakingly beautiful.
* Worst Buy, the review from hell from our beloved editor in chief, and boss (from Hell), Mr. Benny Hell. Worst Buy is the place to go for what NOT to buy this month, eviscerated for your viewing pleasure in brutal detail.
* Dynamic and intimate interviews with our scenes biggest bands, rising stars, and living legends that aren't your run of the mill page fillers on equipment, touring nightmares, and pretentious song backgrounds made up on the spot. We dig for the reasons behind everything an artist does to help you better understand and love the people that make our scene vibrant.
* The most extensive and elite reviews of any magazine in the industry. While others may review dozens of albums a month, we sift through those dozens and illuminate only the most sterling releases in the lot. The bottom line? More honest reviews for you and less filler to sort through when trying to pick something cool to listen to. Good luck finding that in other music magazines.