A book about the death metal underground metal scene from 1990 to 1994 has been written by Danish scene veteran Michael Hvolgaard Andersen!

Please Return My Stamps takes you back to Naestved, Denmark in the early nineties and tape trading, starting up a radio show at the age of fifteen, a fanzine at sixteen, a record label at eighteen and the love of alcohol, extreme metal and almost getting arrested for the “please return my stamps” method and lots more.

The book, written in English, features twelve new chapters written in 2021 and 2022, original colour photos of Matti Karki of Dismember, Paul Masvidal of Cynic and Death and both Gregor and Nick from Paradise Lost taken at the time, and never seen before colour photos of Napalm Death, Nocturnus, Obituary, Confessor and other cool stuff from the early nineties, like rare flyers and photos, concert tickets, flyers and scans the four original issues of the cult fanzine Emanzipation ‘zine written in the period this book is all about. The scans are from the original pages and features cut out logos and photos originally placed on the pages with glue. Everything was hand-made back then, except for the text which was written on Amiga 500. The book has two hundred A4 pages in total with new front cover artwork created by Jimmy Nielsen (Last Mile Records).



About Michael Hvolgaard Andersen:

Vocalist, author and composer since 1990. Active in the underground metal scene since 1990. Vocalist in the following bands and solo artist MHA: Withering Surface (est. 1994) and Thorium (est.1997). Founder and manager of Target Group.

Please Return My Stamps releases on September 16th.