Monday, May 21, 2018


Jump into a time machine and relive the late 2000s with the CB1 YEARS collection! This 272-page edition collects the first seven out-of-print issues, from Crucial Zine's initial run in Cambridge, circa 2008-2011, along with bonus and unreleased material.

The collection includes a ton of rants, reviews, articles on cool shit, guides to better yourself and interviews with (in order of appearance) Warzone (reprint), Audacity, X One Way X, Vodka Juniors, ICH, Sam Russo, Setback, Overload, Σκοτεινή Πλευρά, New Town Kings, Youth of Togay, The Tagnuts, The Terrors, Magrudergrind, The Afternoon Gentlemen, The Junk, Propagandhi and Mussels!

Get it directly from us for only 5 euros (plus postage), from our updated online store, yeah?

You can also get it from:

- Rhythm Records
- Uprising Hardcore Distro

Distros, shops etc, please get in touch if you would like to stock this.

Saturday, May 12, 2018


The "CB1 Years" collection has been sent to the printers and will be ready in time for the ATHENS ZINE FESTIVAL on the 19th of May. Come pick up a fresh copy and say hi!

Sunday, January 21, 2018



It’s been a while since the last proper update, so here’s the latest:

There are only a handful of hard copies from issue 8 and the Winter Holiday Special, so get in touch if you want either of them. There won’t get reprinted any time soon.

I have started working on issue 9 and (as always) I am seeking for collaborators. If you dig hardcore, have a sense of humor and are good at anything – from writing and drawing, to knitting and sciencing – give me a shout. I aim to have it ready in March, so expect mini updates along the way.

One *major* change will be that from now on, hard-copies of the zine will come with a price tag. Unfortunately, printing prices have changed a fair bit since the first issue dropped in 2008 and it is just too costly maintain these days as a one-man operation. I don't like the idea of begging for advertising from labels and distros (which aren't exactly raking it in in the first place) so I figured I'd bite the bullet and stick a modest price tag and see how it goes. Don’t worry though, I am not out to fund a drugs and prostitutes habit, it will be available more or less at cost (donations, as some very kind souls have already made, are always cool though). In any case, it will be about the cost of a beer at a DIY show and you will still be able to download and/or read it for free online though.

I have been a bit lazy with the CB1 collection, but it’s on its way. I’ve been resizing a bunch of stuff and have some shitty pixeling to consider, as well as remastering some of the bonus stuff. I’ll start shopping around for prices when I have a draft copy and get to y’all with some of the neat ideas I have.

PS: September this year marks the 10th anniversary of Crucial Zine, so I should probably arrange some big event or something. *Wink wink*.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017


150 copies in 3 colors
50 on red
50 on yellow
50 on green

Copies available at these fine stores in Athens:

- Rhythm Records
- Relax Comic Shop
- Solaris

Also available at these distros:
- Aaahh!!! Real Records
- Straight & Alert Distro
- Uprising Hardcore Distro

You may also read it online or get in touch if you want to mail order a copy.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017


All new issue, OUT NOW.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

THE CB1 YEARS / 2008-2011

Coming sooner rather than later.
Finally decided to reissue all seven issues that were written in the "CB1", with some bonus material and commentary, in one super sweet package. More details to come as soon I get my shit together and figure out the relevant costs.

Issue #8, which is the first one fully written in the "115" is well under way, expect it at some point this fall, just in time to kick those September blues. More frequent and up-to-date news are available on FB.

- B9K

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Hard copies of issue #7 are here!

130 hard copies have been printed of the waaaay overdue issue 7.
50 with a thick white cover.
50 with a thick yellow cover.
30 copies with an orange cover, mostly given out at the MDC show in Athens.

Grab a copy - for free - at these stores in Athens
- Rhythm Records
- Relax Comic Shop
- Solaris

and via mail through the following distros:
- Uprising Hardcore Distro (Greece)
- Aaahh!!! Real Records (UK)

Get in touch via TWATBOOK if you are interested, until I set up an online store or whatever.