Hi, I’m Oliver, and I created this zine to document the Iowan punk and metal scenes. From bands that never got out of playing basement shows, to bands filling up venues, I want to document it all. The small bands, the big ones, and the middle-sized ones. The oddball goofy bands, the serious ones, and the angrily militant ones. Why? Because music is love, punk is love, and metal is love. It’s love for those weird, those who stand up and fight, and those who just don’t fit in. In my professional opinion, the love we call punk, metal, music, or whatever, should be documented, even in a state run by corn. With love to all those things and all bands trying to make it and all those who support those bands,

- Oliver