Stis Skies Tou B23

16 Jan

scan0019Some of the compilations that we posted in the past were released by the Greek fanzine “Stis skies tou B23”.
We also mentioned the importance of the Greek underground press during the late 80’s/early 90’s and how they
effected the sellings of the Greek mainstream music press.
So, it is time to post something for no other but the fanzine we mentioned above: “Stis skies tou B23”.

scan0020The two publishers were Yiannis Kolovos and Dimitris Argyropoulos, two young passionate music lovers.
Kolovos was also the drummer of the Greek hardcore band “Koinonika Apovlita”.
They started publishing the fanzine during 1990 using a typewritter to fill up 80 pages with music news,
interviews, reviews etc.

b23By their second issue they released a 7″ compilation EP.
It was titled Fragmenta I and was featuring the bands: Panx Romana, Anti, Viridian Green
and R.R. Hearse.
For sure it was interesting to know that the “Stis skies tou B23” which will reach a number of 2000 copies by
every new issue, would offer to the Greek audience music for free every now and then.

A new issue was coming out every 3 months and there were more and more news about the Greek rock bands.

fragmenta II

fragmenta II

Fragmenta II was released again duriing 1990 but it was coming in a Gatefold cardboard sleeve.
This 7″ EP was covering a range of Alternative Rock, New Wave, Lo-Fi and Punk featuring the bands:  Sarka, Petunia Pig, Erevos, Lost Bodies.

Fragmenta III came out with the 5th issue of the fanzine on November 1991 but this time it wasn’t a compilation.
It was a 7″ black single of the Greek band En Plo and today is considered to be a collector’s item.

scan0021Fragmenta IV was released in 1992. It was an LP with 11 tracks from 11 Greek bands from Alternative Rock to Grindcore and Electro.

By the same year, Fragmenta V was released too.
It was a vinyl LP compilation again and would be the last release of the fanzine.

During the years of its existance, “Stis Skies Tou B23” changed shape, it grew
bigger and became one of the most important publications of the Greek underground scene.

Soon after the last compilation, the publication was put on hold and other fanzines took its place.

scan0022What is left from this fanzine, is the wonderful collection of its publishers’ releases helping all these bands
to remain in light and never to fall into oblivion.

1 Comment

Posted by on January 16, 2009 in Publications



One response to “Stis Skies Tou B23

  1. camilo

    January 18, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Thanks for visit mi blog,

    this site is cool 😀

    Greetings From Bogota – Colombia


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: