Thursday, April 30, 2009


First the end of METAL MANIACS now the end of UNRESTRAINED. It is with a heavy heart that Canadian extreme metal zine "UNRESTRAINED" have announced the illustrious metal zines very last issue. The primary reason for "UNRESTRAINED" closing camp was the death of it's chief editor and founder Adrian Bromley whom passed away to pneumonia in December of 2008. In this, the 21st century, everyone is upgrading from print media to internet as that transition is also to blame for UNRESTRAINED Magazines demise. I'm really pissed, I'm going to miss Adrian and all at UNRESTRAINED, all the best to them, hails, metal horns \m/, UNRESTRAINED was awesome, and I still have some copies. Download the final issue (in PDF format) of UNRESTRAINED here as it is dedicated to Adrian Bromley:
FROM UNRESTRAINED: It is with great sadness that I announce that Unrestrained! magazine has come to an end.

Debtors and Creditors

As Unrestrained! magazine is solely owned by Adrian Bromley, outstanding debts and credits will be addressed as part of the settlement of Adrian’s estate.

Winston Bromley is now the acting on behalf of the family executor of the Estate and will take all legitimate inquiries at with the Subject: ESTATE. Please include all contact information including phone, email, name and the nature of the debt, as well all details of owed payments along with ALL paperwork that states it was owed to you. As with any estate, the funds will be pro-rated on a even share basis of debt owed from the funds that are in the Estate. Once the payments are made and Estate has been liquidated, no more payments will be issued, so please submit your details in the next 2 weeks from now (April 12, 2009). We will close out the estate on May 1, 2009 and make the pro-rated payments at this time. Thank you


As most of you know, Adrian Bromley passed away on December 7. Adrian was the publisher, coordinator, and co-editor of the magazine. The magazine was intertwined with Adrian to such an extent that it could not continue without his presence at the helm. It was agreed by Adrian’s friends and family that bringing the magazine to a close would be the most appropriate course of action. This is a view that I share.

Along with countless expressions of sympathy, I have received inquiries about the future of the magazine. We have made every effort to wrap up the magazine in a way that would honour Adrian’s life and vision. Here is what will happen:

Adrian passed away with the thirty-ninth issue about a week-and-a-half away from completion. Myself, along with copy editor Rob Hughes and layout artist Rex Zachary, decided to put the finishing touches on the issue so that the option would be on the table for this issue to be released. I would like to thank them for their hard work during this most difficult time. Outside of a different editorial (now a eulogy for Adrian, written by myself) and a few typographical corrections and layout tweaks, the issue is largely as Adrian last saw it. Adrian was very excited by this issue. His excitement is fully justified; it is a terrific issue and a suitable finale to a spectacular run.

Unrestrained! #39 will be released by Adrian’s friends and family as a tribute to him in PDF format

Below is information for the following: public relations agents, debtors and creditors.

Public Relations Agents

Please remove Adrian Bromley’s address from your mailing lists. However, note that many of our writers contribute ink to other publications, so contact them to determine their current activities before you remove their respective addresses.

I would like to thank all those who supported Unrestrained! magazine, especially our readers and staff, for their support over the years. It was a great run.


Tate Bengtson


Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-RIP Adrian Bromely- \m/ -l-