sunnuntai 18. joulukuuta 2016

Daemonium Aeturnus #...4? ...6?


Daemonium Aeturnus 'zine, probably issue 4 (1993) - could be even issue 6
Interviews:
Lullaby
Necromantia
Berserk
Thou Art Lord
In the Woods...
Beherit
Necromass
Absurd
Algol
Gorgoroth
(The) Ancients Rebirth
Dark Heresy
Lacerated Gods
Morningstar
Mütiilation
Anubi
Mock
Satanskin
Key of Alocer 'zine
Deinonychus
Demoncy
Two Witches
Inquisitor
Goatwinter
Xaztur
Sylvester's Death (Death SS)
Brotherhood of Balder
The Luciferian Light Group
Temple of the Vampire
Articles:
Asmodeus by Abaaner/KoA
Lilith Abaaner again
"Barbarian tale" by Absurd
Aleister Crowley
Loosening the Soul more Abaaner
Smell of Magick pretty sure Abaaner
De Bokkerijders by Gunther Theys
Eliphas Levi I can't believe it's not Abaaner
+reviews, special on Balder including the interview, another (Inside the Brotherhood of Balder) by Eric Fletcher, Sports Magick - an introduction, Runic Body Work, Coxland Press catalogue, Man-hunt - a training exercise on our expediton and Sleepwalkers Versus the Übermenchen (looong article)

Mediafire

It is time to post a 'zine again and this is another issue of the legendary Daemonium Aeturnus and as before, it's a (half-assed) scan I made of a xeroxed copy brother Kurgan sent me. Thanks for contributing as always! Unfortunately a grim spectre of uncertainity looms above us as we're not really sure which issue this is! The damned cover, originally red I presume, is almost completely illegible and master Unsane didn't see fit to mention such details inside. Well, the border made by Conscicide at least has year, which on the other hand is easy enough to deduce from the contents. I'm making a bold, educated guess and declare this as the 4th issue. It's much, much larger in content, slightly in staff (The Unsane is joined by Count Ildjarn/Gylvarheim which I presume different aliases of the same person and the rather special Rimmon the 4th Antichrist who is enthusiastic if nothing else) and obviously on page count compared to the second issue we earlier featured. Plenty of guest content too, as you may notice from the articles bit up there, many being courtesy of Abaaner Incendium of Key of Alocer fame. Another major clue was the mention of Demoncy having been featured before (Wicked interviewed by Rimmon) and that sure wasn't the 2nd issue so I'm assuming it was on the unseen third issue.

I tried red-ifying the cover but that didn't help at all.
There is a shitload of reading here, seventy pages and as U mentions on the editorial he had to reduce the size of printing on the interviews to cut the page count which means they're kind of hard on the eyes to squint through. This is where digital scans really come in handy, I'm not going to hunch over a text with a magnifying glass, no thank you! The reduced lettering is a bit messy but nothing you couldn't decipher with a little patience. Simple, gloriously lo-tech yet clear layout. I'm not going to write much longer about this, it's essential read but special mentions must go to having interesting, rather obscure and good interviews such as the Belgian Berserk as well as somewhat silly but equally clandestine and curious ones like Goatwinter who very eagerly agree with almost any topic dropped at them. Oh yeah, Rimmon's reviews are pretty atrocious ("This finish band is absolutely one of the better bands from Finland but there aren't many bands like this in Finland..." it's like he dictated whatever came to his mind to a robot) and his roughly 30 question interviews... well let's say that so many shots fired means some will hit the target. Unsane is more restrained, vastly better writer and notably calmer while the count is somewhere in the middle ground. But enough nagging, once again recommended and someone please verify if this actually is the fourth issue or not!

UPDATE: An anonymous commentor told me the 2nd Key of Alocer issue mentions an interview in the 6th (!) DA which would most likely be this then. Unless Abaaner featured in several issues which isn't totally improbable but seems less likely. Thanks for the clue, further confirmation would still be welcome!

5 kommenttia:

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

I am reading Key of Alocer 2 right now, which has an interview with the Unsane and in the introduction it is mentioned that a similar interview was also done for Daemonium Aeternus zine, issue 6 to be precise. Maybe it is this one? Just throwing this out there, maybe it helps.

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

Key of Alocer 2 has an interview with the Unsane, and there it is mentioned that the latter also conducted an interview with the former, for issue 6 to be precise. So I assume this is that particular issue they are talking about. Just throwing this out there, maybe t helps.

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@anon:

Thanks for that info, I knew they churned out quite a few issues of DA in a relatively short time (compared to many peers) so it is likely that our specimen might be actually already sixth strike.

Anonyymi kirjoitti...

Hello, do you have Dark Imperium #3? I would be interested in scans of that one.

Velkaarn kirjoitti...

@anon:

Sorry, don't have any Dark Imperium issues. I thought for a moment one issue was among the things posted on WmU back whenever but nope. Good luck with that!