We would like to take a moment and offer up respectful condolences on the passing of Katherine Ludwig, a former editor and founder of the great “Metal Maniacs” magazine. Katherine left this plane early yesterday afternoon ending her battle with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and while we had never met in person, her work and zeal for Metal in this role was unparalleled for sure. Cancer really sucks.
Katherine started Metal Maniacs magazine back in 1989 with Mike Greenblatt and it focused on the more Extreme side of Metal than its counterpart Metal Edge. Ludwig was no longer involved in the magazine when it was purchased in 2007 and eventually ceased production in 2009. PiercingMetal.com was closing in on being four years old when this magazine went away but its earliest impacting difference upon the scene and the unrelenting efforts for the music that Katherine put out there will forever remain a part of Metal history. That is a great legacy.
On behalf of my PiercingMetal site I wish all of Katherine’s family, friends and business associates some strength at this very hard time. May she Rest In Peace.