torstai 25. huhtikuuta 2013

Isengrim #1


Isengrim Magazine, issue 1 (spring 1997)
Interviews:
Wallachia
Crimson Midwinter
Dødheimsgard
Oðinn (the zine editor)
Sigh
Faerghail
Teemu Kautonen (aka Hexenmeister, ex-DMB, Wizzard, Furthest Shore, Nattvindens Gråt)
Solistitium Records
Gravferd
Helheim
Utgard
Necromorbus
Fleurety
Stille Volk
Funeral Mist
Articles:
Bleed Me Tears
Muspellsheim
Irish Metal Scene Report
"CD vs. Vinyl"
Heresies radio show (the logo reads "Heresy")
"Finland At War - Chapter 1: The Eastern Threat"
Crystalline Creations distro
"Long Live the Peasants and Their King of Night and Death"
+reviews

Depositfiles

Here is the second result of the pact I and comrade Kurgan made, the first issue of the Finnish black metal-related 'zine Isengrim. Very much a product of its time and in many ways again, like I've mentioned on some other 'zine posts of the time, reminds me how things started to turn all wrong. The interview roster is more interesting than the average 'zines as he doesn't feature that many bands who were all over the place. Unfortunately several of them are just not at all interesting or have much to say. The quasi-black metalness that had started to pervade the scene is all over these pages too, from the "blackish" (author's term) bands featured to the pretty annoying reviews. It seems like the editor has to include "unoriginal" in at least 3 out of 4 reviews and "boring" in a 2/3 ratio. Despite my irritation I have to admit he makes some quite good interview questions, especially for a debut issue but don't expect in-depth, spiritual talks or whatever. And don't let yourself be fooled to think it's a black metal fanzine, it's not. I'm sure most of you will anyways enjoy going through these pages so I suppose I recommend you to download it now.

10 kommenttia:

Kurgan kirjoitti...

I wanted to read this blurb for years - thank you very much Velkaarn!

You do not happen to have the second issue of this zine by any chance, do you? Or anyone else reading this blog may be?

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@Kurgan:

You're welcome! Well, I almost expect Grev to have it but let's wait for him to confirm himself. ;)

Kurgan kirjoitti...

Mr. Grev - if you do happen to possess issue #2 of ISENGRIM, we hereby kindly request to assist our community and provide us with a scan. We will build churches to honour your name!

GREV kirjoitti...

Thanks for scans... I'm not sure? I might have 2nd issue, but I'm not 100% sure...

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@Grev:

No sweat, I just thought you might have picked that up. I didn't buy that many 'zines anymore at late 90's myself.

GREV kirjoitti...

Well... I must check it out, but it takes some time, because I need to work out our warehouse (Which is really big)

What comes zines. I'll continue supporting UG-zines nowadays. So, I must complete my zine list to you asap.

Kurgan. Well, own church (of Satan ofcourse) sounds very interesting ;)

Kurgan kirjoitti...

Ufff - last night was vodka and Isengrim zine and BEATRIK and KOLDBRANN and more vodka and NEGATIVE PLANE and vodka again until four in the morning. Magical night...

Mr. Grev - if you do happen to unearth Isengrim #2, our humble prayers will propel you straight into Godhood. I am ready to give one of the kidneys of my sister for Isengrim #2 and her vagina for other obscure zines.

Zines above All. Zinestry Uber Alles!

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@Kurgan:

Funny that you mention it, I have a 'zine scanned and another, which sure is obscure, I mean to scan soon. ;)

Kurgan kirjoitti...

Bliss to descend upon thee Mr. Velkaarn! Consider the juicy vagina of that little slut Yours.

GREV kirjoitti...

Kurgan: I'll keep on searching :)