Hard Metal (magazine)

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Hard Metal
Cover of the first issue, featuring Blackie Lawless
Editor-in-Chiefs Konstantin Polzović
Categories Music magazine
Frequency Bimonthly
Publisher Dnevnik
Year founded 1991
First issue May 1991
Final issue May 1992
Country Yugoslavia
Language Serbian

Hard Metal was a Yugoslav music magazine, notable as the first magazine in the country dedicated entirely to heavy metal music.


Hard Metal was published by Novi Sad publishing company Dnevnik.[1] The Editor-in-Chiefs was Konstantin Polzović.[1] The first issue of Hard Metal was released in May 1991, and the last, sixth issue was released in May 1992.[1]

In 1992, Hard Metal joined with another music magazine published by Dnevnik, Bum.[2] The new magazine was entitled Rock Starz, and only three issues were published, after which, due to hyperinflation in Yugoslavia, the magazine ceased to exist.[2]


The magazine featured reviews of new hard rock and heavy metal releases, interviews and concert reviews, covering international, as well as Yugoslav heavy metal scene. Hard Metal published exclusive interviews with the members of W.A.S.P., Megadeth, Metallica, Guns N' Roses, Bon Jovi, Skid Row, and others.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Janjatović, Petar (2007). EX YU ROCK enciklopedija 1960-2006. Belgrade: self-released. p. 303. 
  2. ^ a b Janjatović, Petar (2007). EX YU ROCK enciklopedija 1960-2006. Belgrade: self-released. p. 304. 
  3. ^ "Intervju: Jadranka Janković – ‘Ne dozvolite nikom da ruši vaše snove’ (II dio)", RiRock.com