The Greek fanzine “The Thing” was based in Athens and was published by Dimitris Katsoulakos.
It began as a more garage-punk friendly and soon started dealing with even “harder” music genres.
The first issues were published sometime in the early 90’s and continued till the late 90’s.
In the begining it was in a medium size and ended up as a big sized fanzine with less pages but always in a multicolored cover.
82 black and white pages about the English, American and some Greek underground music scene.
The “Thing” released a 7″ split single in 1992 with the bands Midnight Men and The Illusion Fades, from Belgium and Greece respectively, sharing the two side of the record.
Actualy that was the first vinyl release of the band the Illusion Fades.
This fanzine also released the CD compilation “The Thing from Another World” in 1995 featuring 18 Greek groups.
Ofcourse the 7″ single as well as the CD compilation were coming as a bonus with the fanzine.
I am not sure but the circulation of this fanzine was close to about 2-3000 copies, maybe a bit more.
One question that popped up my mind right now, what would happen if all the Greek fanzines would join forces to work together ?
I am sure this would never happen but it is simply romantic even as a thought…