tiistai 3. kesäkuuta 2014

Near Dark #3


Near Dark 'zine, issue 3 (1995/96)
Interviews:
Disorge
Eternal Oath
Melek Taus
Poccolus
Chained And Desperate
Profanatum
Vomitory
Dissolved
Erug
The Marble Icon
Ophthalamia
Einherjer
Blackshine
Buried Beneath
Damnation
Lacrimosa
Beseech
+ NZ scene report, reviews, bizarre page

Reuploaded


Here's another contribution, I've allowed these to pile up a little too much so I better get off my ass and post more. A 'zine for change,  scanned and sent by Pawel, thank you and it's the third issue of the Swedish Near Dark which you might recall from this split issue with Goetia here. Pdf-format, 40 pages and this time I was left with a more favourable impression. Overall it's similar to the split-issue that follows but somehow the things that irked me there don't annoy me here. Perhaps it is because they stand alone instead of back-to-back with another 'zine that has strong nostalgic value to me?

Whatever the case, this is more of a extreme metal 'zine than a black metal one, the editors allow themselves to have fun with the interviewees, many of which they seem quite familiar with and the reviews are decent too. Both editors giving their own rating is a nice touch. The interviews are the backbone of almost any 'zine and here they vary a lot in length and quality. I must say I appreciate how they have picked mostly underground bands instead of the stable household names featured on every 'zine and Nyt-liite. I don't think I noticed it printed anywhere but it would seem like the three really short ones (Poccolus, C&D, Profanatum) were contributed by someone else? Other notable ones are the extremely poor interview with Ophthalamia (seems like Emil "Night/Jons lillebror" Nödtveidt would've been one of the worst interviewees in the 90's - research based on 2 interviews, mind you), amusing one with Damnation's Björn and very long one with Mikael & Buried Beneath. Enough from me, read the 'zine instead.

7 kommenttia:

Kurgan kirjoitti...

aaaaarrrrrggggghhhhh - never stop the madness!!!!!

zargonath kirjoitti...

Do you know http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/December%27s_Fire/22111
I could provide you the demos if you want

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@Kurgan:

You hadn't seen this one before, I take it?

@zargonath:

Yes, I know December's Fire and love the demos, the album wasn't as good. I'd like to check out your version of the second demo as the rip I have of that has some imperfections.

zargonath kirjoitti...

https://www.mediafire.com/?95cw9xl6brw5sda
Try it! Probably it's the same version around the web.

Regarding the demos/album I totally agree with you.

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@zargonath:

Thanks, it appears to be the same version as it has the minor imperfections on the first song and has same bitrate. I would like to find an original copy of this and maybe rip it. Great stuff even with the little flaws of the rip.

Kurgan kirjoitti...

@Velkaarn:

you are correct - never stumbled upon this one. curious read indeed with a somewhat peculiar sense of humour. decent stuff all in all.

i hope there is some news in the pipeline regarding the utmost northern front - you know, norwegian and timeless...

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@Kurgan:

I'm expecting a delivery, if not today then on monday. Including your request.