About TYS

Take Your Shot is a print & online fanzine that started as a "hardcore fanzine" but actually covers more metal than hardcore (at least in the last few years). The zine has been active since 2004 not only as a music zine, but also as a researcher of various interests into hardcore and metal-related subcultures. These range from tattoos and asethetics to veganism and straight edge, as well as spiritual and philosphical matters.

Over the years, the goal of TxYxS has remained to promote an attitude of dedication, commitment and integrity (towards the underground and beyond). Therefore, one could say that even though our musical scope undoubtedly leans towards the heavier/metal side, our approach is essentially still that of a hardcore fanzine.

All of the contributors in this zine (regarding both the online and hard copy versions) have been involved with undergrounf music for a certain amount of time. However, we are open to contributions by people who have different musical backgrounds and who don't necessarily have experience in writing for DIY publications. If you're interested to know more or contribute something, hit us up @ takexyouxshot [at] yahoo [dot] com.

A few words about TxYxS writers
  • Fotis TxYxS is into all kinds of hardcore (old school, straight edge/youth crew, mosh, NYHC), death & black metal, as well as traditional thrash and punk. He also plays in My Turn (fast hc/punk band), runs Night Owl X records and publishes some other even more obscure than this blogs, i.e. Vegan Straight Edge Athens (link) and The Retrothrasher (link).
  • Rigas is a guy who specializes in post-hardcore, fastcore & grind, as well as brutal death metal and electronics/avant garde/noise. He shares his time between Athens, Austria, Lebanon (among other places) and he is also runs a community called Freegan Kolektiva (link).
  • Nick Tolis has a long background in hardcore and metal. In TxYxS he specializes in bringing us post metal/hardcore, noisy post stuff, beatdown HC & deathcore etc. He sends us posts from his hometown of Preveza in Western Greece.
  • Sergios T is another TxYxS contributor from Athens, and he is our death/black/thrash commando. He has a vast knowledge on all things extreme and plays bass in various underground extreme metal music projects in Athens.
  • Markos aka The Underdog is our newest member and a guy who will review only clean-cut hardcore and more melodic hardcore/punk, even though his music  knowledge exceeds the aforementioned genres. He also drums for My Turn.

TxYxS graffiti by Jim Boohahart, http://boohahart.blogspot.com/