Zyklon-B - Blood must be shed (org malicious?) shirt

Wed, 18/10/2017 - 12:26

Original from Malicious Records, or maybe not? It's old for sure, ordered this new back in ´96 from a distro or label.

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Zyklon-B - Blood must be shed (org malicious?) shirt
Zyklon-B - Blood must be shed (org malicious?) shirt
Zyklon-B - Blood must be shed (org malicious?) shirt


Ravishing Grimness's picture


rm347's picture

no offense, but i have my doubts that this is an original from malicious as stated above.
most obvious: samoth's picture on yours is mirror-inverted.
plus on the original it appears as a grey square. (https://tshirtslayer.com/tshirt-or-longsleeve/zyklonb-tshirt)
in addition the cloth quality was remarkably thin back then and yours doesn't look that way.

your shirt seems old indeed and i myself have never seen this design in any mailorder besides malicious in all the years, but still...
i don't know whether it's a complete bootleg or a later (semi)official reprint.
nevertheless it's a very seldom shirt with a killer motive - congrats!

jarkkodzilla's picture

I'll take a picture of the tag (or what's left of it)

jarkkodzilla's picture

Hmm, I can't be sure. Ordered this myself in 96 and I recall that it was from Malicious, I got the Gorgoroth Antichrist shirt same time. I'm the first owner. I think it's unlikely to get bootleg right after the release? One possibility is that I ordered from some distro from europe but I really can't remember...

rm347's picture

there are three versions on TSS:
- https://tshirtslayer.com/tshirt-or-longsleeve/zyklonb-tshirt (to me most likely "the original")
- https://tshirtslayer.com/tshirt-or-longsleeve/zyklon-b-blood-must-be-she... (without frame)
- https://tshirtslayer.com/item/zyklonb-blood-must-be-shed-original-shirt (without frame and mirror-inverted)

i don't know for sure either but would consider it a rather strange thing if malicious had printed the exact same shirt using three slightly different designs.
and from what i can recall the few people i ever saw wearing that shirt back then, they all had the one with the square picture.

don't get me wrong, i finally found such a "maybe" myself some time ago and i'm happy to own one at all.
but with these invisible question marks behind it's still not the 100% satisfaction, if you know what i mean.

btw i really do wonder that none of the usual mexican or asian suspects came around with a cheap copy of this classic yet ... knock on wood! ^^

rm347's picture

let me add that if you ordered this shirt directly from the label back in the day then it's an original with no ifs, ands or buts. (your impressive collection of 90s bm-shirts speaks for itself.)

but damn i really would like to know how come there are these different versions on different fabriques from the same label ... and which of them was first, second and third run of course.


jarkkodzilla's picture


This is my friends shirt which was for certain bought when the record came out. Exactly the same as mine, but the front picture is reverse!
Interesting, seems they printed different versions.

I have take that mine is rare as the image is reversed ;)

rm347's picture

if we were stamp collectors for sure. ^^

thanks for the helpful additional information, mine has the same "savan" tag indeed.
nevertheless i still consider the thin one with the square print to be the best looking and probably very first version (and therefore won't rest til having found that as well).

jarkkodzilla's picture

Yeah, good luck for the hunt!

Lautir's picture

Great shirt!!!
I too have the one without the frame (SAVAN tag) and I got it directly from a friend in Norway in 96 who had some contact with the band. Not sure if that helps the conversation at all, but thought I'd mention it. :)
Perhaps the band or an affiliate of the band printed one of the versions?

jarkkodzilla's picture

Yeah, it sure is legit, it still is funny that there are two versions of the SAVAN tag, with the font image in both directions.
Thanks for your input!

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Lautir's picture

Here's mine, I just uploaded it. It's the one with Samoth showing his left side (facing right).


Although the shirt is in immaculate condition, I usually only wear it to shows (and usually not here in Europe ;) I did just noticed how low quality the pics are from my phone, oh well.

Additionally... the CD and the poster show Samoth facing right as well.


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