keskiviikko 18. syyskuuta 2013

Freezing Flames #3


Freezing Flames fanzine, issue 3 (July 1998)
Interviews:
Division 187
Nightsky Bequest
Siebenbürgen
Forsth
Acheron
Infernal Mäjesty
Castrum
Forgotten Silence
In The Nursery
Warhead Records
Benighted Leams
Fleurety
Enchanted
Burzum
A View Into The Abyss 'zine
Withering Surface
Canvasser
Emanzipation Productions
Terrae Sole Calentes
+ article: Baldr's Death, reviews, ads

Depositfiles

I thought this would be a good time to post another 'zine and looks like this is my first Hungarian item posted here. Freezing Flames was an underground fanzine which made at least four issues if I'm not mistaken and this third one I scanned is the only one I've seen so I obviously can't make much comparisons, can I? The oddly coloured cover and stuff under text look of the inside pages is initially a turn off but fortunately the 'zine is more interesting to read than the first look might indicate. Made by three people of which Zsolt Pfalzgráf seems to be the main editor while Emese Tátrai and Lázló Kaposvári come off more as contributors, even though the effort is spread almost evenly among them. Most of the bands featured were quite underground, the exceptions should be pretty easy to spot from the list. I'm not really fond of the various "other" interviews 'zines feature, from other editors to distributions to labels, well the last ones might be more interesting like the Warhead Records one here. Reviews feature the usual albums, demos and 'zines and an Emperor gig report written by István Vass of Nebron. The 'zine reviews section was helpful in reminding me of which ones I'd like to see so I guess I need to update the request section. Overall the reviews are not very critical but at least you usually get the idea of what sort of music the band plays, unlike say the notoriously bad reviews in SFP. All said, I seem to be left with a positive impression of the 'zine even though I definitely don't agree with the editor's idea that it'd be preferable for all 'zines to feature background images. Read for yourself and let me know if you have their other issues, would be interesting to see them too.

8 kommenttia:

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

Pretty interesting read, but what the hell at that Crawcell review.

Thanks for scanning/uploading this!

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@anon:

You're welcome and yeah, that's... different. Blut Aus Nord one too. I suppose things like that make a 'zine memorable, but if every review was like that it'd be horrible.

GzsvPfalz kirjoitti...

Ave! I've just stumbled into this great blog recently and to my shocking surprise i found my good old 'zine (R.I.P.) being scanned in its entirety here. Yeah, i was the editor-in-chief of Freezing Flames Fanzine and obviously it's flattering to see my work around after all those numerous years... My total support goes to what you're doing on this blog so keep up the Freezing Flames burning! Regards, Zsolt Pfalzgráf.

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@Zsolt:

Hails! Nice to read from you and good to see you approve of being featured with you past mischief. Time flies, does it not? How many more issues were released after this one, by the way?

GzsvPfalz kirjoitti...

Ave! For the record, there were 4 issues released in between 1996-1999. The 1st in April '96, the 2nd in July '97, the 3rd in July '98 and the last 4th one in July '99. The first one was actually photo-copied and then by the time when i was able to afford it, i went for pro-printed version instead. So the 2nd issue was already made in a local printing office but with plain black texts on white pages which made the look of the whole thing kinda dull and mediocre in my eyes so i just thought what the hell why should i not use the advanced possibilities of the printing office so that's when we started to use background images throughout the pages. I respect your opinion about my idea using them, but as people used to say, to each their own, haha! So back to your question, the last 4th issue came out in July '99 in the same pro-printed version with a bunch of great interviews. It featured Darth Maul on the cover which in one way or another did not really stand the test of time but to my excuse the movie wasn't even released (it came out 2 months later, actually) so back then i thought it might be a cool idea to represent this great sinister villain on the cover... :P

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@Zsolt:

Thanks for elaborating, both the back issues and the last one! I remember that there were two issues available, from wherever I ordered my copy and I was pretty much tossing coin which one I'd pick (yeah, I was a bit short on cash back then) and it was this one. Can't recall if the other one would've been the 4th issue or the 2nd. :/

Do you still have your own copies of the other issues? And as a follow up, might you have them in digital format? I'm always curious to see the whole backcatalogue when I've only one specimen at hand.

GzsvPfalz kirjoitti...

@Velkaarn

Yeah, i guess i still have my own copies of all the issues but not in digital (scanned) format. Since i moved to another country and rarely used to take a visit back home where i left all my old stuff, it will surely take time to collect these treasures from the basement and get them scanned for later use. Let's see what i can do but there's likely a chance it might take even several months to do this. I'm gonna inform you about the result when the time will come... Until then, take care!

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@Zsolt:

Alright, don't worry about that. Just a suggestion if you need something to do at your leisure, after visiting the old country! ;) Thanks for your time, take care as well!