Holocaust #5 (Poland) 1991. Editor: “Tomasz Krajewski”
Classic zine from eventual Pagan Records (Poland) founder Tomasz Krajewski. Features an interesting editorial on the prevalence of trendy death metal people inhabiting the scene at the time, as well as an article on the occult called “The Voice of the Dark” by a fellow from Mexico named Alberto Vorkt Jimenez. The cover and back cover establish a brilliant, minimalistic touch, setting a great mood as you move through the text within. Has interviews and features with Afflicted, Possessed, Benediction, Imperator, Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse, Revenant, Samael, Sindrome, Unleashed, Thanatos, and many more.
May 31, 2012 | Categories: Afflicted (SWE), Amorphis (FIN), Anathema (UK), Atrocity (GER), Benediction (UK), Cannibal Corpse (US), Dark Tranquility (SWE), Demo Reviews, Desultory (SWE), Funeral Nation (US), Goreaphobia (US), Gorefest (NL), Holocaust (POL), Human Remains (US), Imperator (POL), Morbid Angel (US), My Dying Bride (UK), Napalm Death (UK), Necrotomy (AUS), Pan-Thy-Monium (SWE), Possessed (US), Purtenance (FIN), R.U. Dead? (GER), Revenant (US), Reviews, Sentenced (FIN), Sindrome (US), Thanatos (NL), Thergothon (FIN), Torchure (GER), Transgressor (JP), Unleashed (SWE) | 3 Comments
Sinistrari Zine #1 (USA), 1993. Editor: ZAID
I picked this zine up somewhere around 1992/93, and it quickly became a favorite. Well written, in multiple languages (in some interviews), with well thought-out questions revealing an international vibe that reflected the multi-national unity of the nascent death/black underground. First issue, top notch-not sure if he put any more out. It’s from my home town area of Washington DC, although I can not remember how I got it. There was no editorial, but after some research, it seems it was published by Gelal of the band GRAND BELIAL’s KEY. Anyways, great interviews from a crucial period when there actually was a real ‘scene.’
April 27, 2011 | Categories: Anatomy (AUS), Bands, Barathrum (FIN), Belial (FIN), Blood Duster (AUS), Cabal (SWE), Cartilage (FIN), Convulse (FIN), Cryptic Tales (POL), Death Metal Zine Poland (interview), Deceased (US), Demigod (FIN), Desultory (SWE), Disaffected (POR), Emperor (NOR), Godforsaken (FIN), Human Remains (US), Hypocrite (SWE), Impaled Nazarene (FIN), Lobotomy (SWE), Lubricant (FIN), Morbius (US), Mordicus (FIN), My Dying Bride (UK), Necrophobic (SWE), Nocturnal Rites (SWE), Pan-Thy-Monium (SWE), Phantasm (US), Polish Scene Report, Samael (SWTZ), Sarcoma (US), Sentenced (FIN), Sigh (JPN), Sinistrari Magazine (US), Transgressor (JP), Unholy (FIN), Virginia Scene Report, Vital Remains (US) | Leave a comment