Metal History Through Fanzines

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Army of Darkness #1 (Poland) 1993

Army of Darkness #1 (USA) 1993. Ed. ” Sikora Sławek” (Polish)

This is a pretty obscure relic from the early 90s Polish underground and its packed with pretty much (only) Polish bands–and its written in Polish. However, it does reflect how vibrant the scene was there at the time, and how much there is to dig up and explore if one has the inclination to do so. Interviews, features, adverts and reviews with Armagedon, Ghost, Azazel, Cenotaph, Carnage Records, Convent, Christ Agony, Cryptic Tales, Dark Opera, Abathor, Industry, Gothic, Neolithic, Graveland, Hypnosis, Parracide, Leviathan, Pagan Records, Magnus, Mordor, Mussorgski, Pascal, Prosecutor, Pestilent Angel, Xantotol, Mastomah, Sparagmos, Vader, Violent Dirge and more.

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The Oath #2 (IRE) 1994

The Oath #2 (IRE) 1994. Editor: “Alan Averill”

Issue #2 of this classic zine from Primordial vocalist Alan (aka A.A. Nemtheanga). Features and interviews with Decoryah, Fleurety, a German Scene report, an essay on Glen Benton, Monumentum, Graveland, Mordor, Illska, No Fashion Records, Mayhem, Balder, Cruachan, Gorgoroth, Mortuary Drape, Moonspell, Sigh, Varathron, and more. (Thanks to original scanner and host darklegions for sharing)

 


Ichor #2 (Finland) 1997

Ichor #2 (Finland) 1997. Editors: “Juha” and “Striga”

late 1990s (primarily) black metal zine from Finland, with interviews and features w/ Abigor, Agathodaimon, Arthame, Cradle of Filth, Faerghail, Gates of Ishtar, Graveland, Evemaster, Horna, Kyprian’s Circle, Malign, Mundanus Imperium, Warloghe and more. (Thanks to the mighty Asmodian Coven for putting this one up online…)


Petrified #3 (USA – Florida) 1994

Petrified #3 (USA – Florida) 1994. Editor: “Thorns (Sentis)”

Full Moon Productions’ zine extension, and quite a timely one this is. Black metal to the core with many informative and insightful interviews, including Algaion, Ancient, Burzum, Behemoth, Bard Faust (Emperor), Gehenna, Graveland, Hades (NOR), In the Woods, Katatonia, Primordial, Throne of Ahaz, Vlad Tepes, Varathron, Morningstar, and TONS of reviews. THANKS to Asmodian Coven (via) passetiermes (via) NWN! cheers.

 

 

 


Key of Alocer #2 (New Zealand) 1993

Key of Alocer #2 (New Zealand) 1993. Editor: “Abaaner Incendium”

Early/mid 90’s New Zealand zine that focused on black/pagan themes, releasing 4 issues in total. Features semi-historical articles/essays on occult/pagan/satanic issues, with scene reports (nice one from Poland) and interviews with Anubi, Daemonium, Graveland, Hordes, In the Woods, Martyrium, North, Pagan Rites, Bestial Summoning (via Unsane), Twilight, Warhammer zine and more…Thanks for the original scanner for the contribution; this is also up at deathmetal.org.

 


Pagan Kalewala #1 (Finland) 1994

Pagan Kalewala #1 (Finland) 1994. Editor: “Ari Honkonen “

Finnish zine from the Morningstar dude, nice layout, heavy focus on the early/mid 90s Finnish scene with Decoryah, Impaled Nazarene, Lavra, Necrobiosis, Graveland, Archgoat, Disgrace, Rippikoulu, Unholy, zine and reviews etc. [Thanks to S.L.]

 


Tales of the Macabre #1 (Germany) 1993

Tales of the Macabre #1  (Germany) 1993. Editor: “Costa Stoios

This zine of Germany featured many prominent ‘early’ black metal contributions and is heavy on the dark/atmospheric genres of the early 90’s overall. The editor (Stoios) apparently also ran/runs Iron Pegasus records. Features and interviews include Beherit, Barathrum, Ancient Rites, Behemoth, Emperor, Immortal, Burzum, Osmose Productions, Gorgoroth, In the Woods, Mortuary Drape, Rotting Christ, Sigh, Nocturnal Rites, and more.