I Came From Darkness #4 (Finland) February 1996. Editor: “NorthWind”
Early zine from long-time Sinister Flame operator/writer NorthWind, whose keen insights into the darker arts interpret the transitional mid-90s period of black metal (and emerging affiliated/obscure sub-genres) with both disdain and anticipation. Well-written and idiosyncratic, a true gem of the era. Features interviews and/or review-features with Bethzaida, Azhubham Haani, Burzum, Hammer of Damnation zine, labels like Entropy Productions, Necromantic Gallery Productions, Malign, Setherial, Helheim, Necromantia, Mortiis, Septic Flesh, The 3rd and the Mortal, Solistitium records, Lowland records, Misanthropy records and more. Thanks very much to Matin V. for scanning, from the personal archives of sir Risto. PDF up in downloads.
Agony #1 (Poland) 1991. Editor: “Adam Rozciecha” (in Polish)
With interviews and features in the Polish: Sinister, Demigod, Thou Shalt Suffer, Mexican Scene Report, Dead Infection, Dark Tranquillity, Fleshcrawl, Exulceration, Mortuary Drape, Necrolatry, Superation, Freddie Kruger, Algo, Ancient Rites, Wild Rags, Morten, Hetsheads, Misanthrope, Exmortes, Anatomy, Amorphis, Pandemonium, Monstrosity, Thanatos, Astaroth and more…
Pure Fucking Hell #2 (FIN) 1994. Editor: “Pete Ilvespakka”
Zine from former Depravity (among other acts) bassist ‘Pete’ Ilvespakka, features a number of highly regarded early 90s underground icons, including No Fashion Records, Enslaved, Emperor, Varathron, Deranged, Merciless, Mortuary Drape, Occult, Order From Chaos, Pungent Stench, Tormentor (HUN), Beherit, Ancient Rites, and much more. Credit and thanks to deathmetal.org and original scanner/owner.
Thrash’em All #3 (Poland) 1988. Editor: “Mariusz Kmiołek” (in Polish)
Early issue of this pioneering Polish fanzine/magazine. In Polish, but even if you can’t read it, still a cool look into the dedicated, passionate world of the East Bloc underground in the 80’s…I am sure this was not easy to put together. Live reviews, features and interviews with The Great Kat, Running Wild, Holy Terror, Anthrax, Exumer, Satan, Minotaur, Wilczy/Wolf Spider, Merciless Death (POL) Kreon, Raxas, Haron, Metal Mind records, reviews and more…
Circle of the Impious Mortals #2 (Germany) 1992. Editor: “Nyarlathotep”
German zine that featured a variety of genres, mixed with Satanic imagery and themes (the editor even has an essay outlining the reasoning behind it). Also reviews of demos in a critical year for the underground, with features/interviews on Impaled Nazarene, Sepulchral (FR), Beherit, Golem, Ceremony, Extrema, Lethal Prayer, Witches, Mythic, Overlord, a Spanish scene report and more…(thanks S.L.)