sunnuntai 14. syyskuuta 2014
Orcustus - The Shadow of the Golden Fire magazine, issue 2 (early 1992)
Drowning in Solitude
+ reviews, short articles, Norwegian scene report, short stories etc...
I wanted to do a 'zine post this weekend, unfortunately it ended delayed but here we finally go, another Norwegian classic I borrowed from brother passetiermes (thank you!), this is the second issue of Orcustus 'zine done by Bård "Faust" Eithun, whom you might know from somewhere. And this was a real bitch to scan, thanks to the way it was put together and my unwillingness to maul a borrowed 'zine. The end result was not exactly great so I had to take the time to edit the scans to a little less crooked form and single pages. But enough of my whining, the bands interviewed are all (except Drowning in Solitude which I've never heard) interesting, the layout is neat, clear and old school, English good, time period fascinating and so on. Ok, some pages feel like filler and I could do without the Norwegian and English written short stories and poems/lyrics by Jørn H. Sværen (later known as an Ulver contributor) and Erik Martensen but they do add character to the 'zine. Other contributions include an article about torture by Oliver Bruss, short poem by Morbid aka Magus Wampyr Daoloth and an article by Alberto Jiménes V. (The Voice of the Dark). Some of the readers might notice that this was one of the 'zines leafed through in the documentary Det svarte alvor (1994). Absolutely essential, this is not only nostalgic but also informative, entertaining and a good example of what a proper 'zine looks like.