The fanzine f666 Number 3 Spring 2012 is photo filth in the best sense of the word. All of the flicks are shot by one of our favorite photographers, Suren Karapetyan. What makes this fanzine so awesome is that when you look at the photos, they actually make you feel like you are inside of them. You know for a fact that f666 Number 3 was created by someone who is a part of the scene, not an outsider looking in. This epic zine is on sale HERE now…plus read what Suren has to say about what inspired this issue below and peep some flicks of f666 Number 3 after the jump!
So what do we have here…an unreal photo essay of INQUISITION & CASTEVET by Suren Karapetyan, a CVLT Nation Seven Stories Alumni and curator of F666 Zine. Also, we have some beyond gnarly video footage of of both bands’ most recent Brooklyn conquest, captured by (((unartig))). What we are going to do is allow the flicks and the video to transport your black souls to St. Vitus to see how rad the event was. So after the jump, ride these bloody riffs to the underworld and peep the video and flicks!
Falling Down Zine out of France has been puts out killer content and compilations, and they have just released their latest compilation set, Falling Down IIV. Falling Down IIV features unreleased tracks from bands like Julie Christmas, but also Mouth of the Architect, OCOAI, Rorcal, Black Sun, Terra Tenebrosa (with members of Breach!), The Winchester Club, or Year of No Light/Mars Red Sky (Special collaboration), Aidan Baker (of Nadja), Dyskinesia, Monarch, The Flying Eyes and Syndrome [with special collaboration with CHVE (Amenra) & Josh Graham (A Storm of Light, Neurosis)]. If you pre-order Falling Down IIV, you will also get an extra CD featuring Pelican, Zatokrev, Across Tundras and Crooked man. The 2xCD digipack is now available for pre-order HERE, and the special edition collector metal boxset, which includes the digipak of 2CDs + Endless bonus CD + Endless DVD (with Julie Christmas, Amenra, Jucifer, Year of No Light, etc.) + visuals, sold out in 4 days, so the pre-order isn’t going to last long. Check out the trailer below, and more images of the project after the jump.
From afar, John Jansen is a person I have respect for, especially his outlook on the arts, be it music or litature. He runs an extraordinary publishing house called Zeitgeists Publishing from the Netherlands. John has a keen eye for detail, and it’s never about quanity with him, it’s always about the highest degree of quality. Zeitgeists Publishing has released out of this world cassettes by Sutekh Hexen and Ruin Lust, where the packaging is just as important as the music itself. Zeitgeists Publishing has just released a new zine of poems by Tom Ogden, entitled Wet Fingers for the Flame, plus a new cassette, Untitled-Untitled-C20, both of which are presented with an austere touch of magic. From my point of view, John Jansen is punk as fuck, because he doesn’t talk about being DIY, everything he creates is a personification of those 3 letters. To purchase any of these cassettes and the zine, just go HERE. After the jump, take a closer look at some of Zeitgeists Publishing objects d’art.
My favorite issues of Juxtapoz have always been the ones that feature dark, weird and disturbing artwork – but there are always a lot of pages I skip through to get to my favorite parts. It turns out, someone has created my perfect magazine, and it’s called Fire Mass. Fire Mass is dedicated to the dark arts and folklores, and features many of the artists we’ve covered on CVLT Nation and many, many more that I have to cover. The issues are in glorious full color, all except the Shadowplay issue, which is in equally glorious black and white, and they are serious eye candy for the appreciator of twisted imagery. They also feature stories, poems, interviews and all kinds of magickal things that you want in your world just to make it a little bit creepier. The next issue of Fire Mass will be released very soon, and for now you can go to their store HERE and purchase hard copies, and you can also get free digital downloads of all their issues, which I am subsisting on right now until I can get the hard copies. The zines are 8.5″ x 11″ and anywhere from 64 to 80 pages, and from the pictures they look like they are beautiful to hold. Check out a few preview pages after the jump, and this is a call for support for Fire Mass – these are the kind of publications that we need to keep around!
Brooklyn-based photographer Carrie Whitney has an ambitious project in the works, and she needs our help! She is re-releasing her 97 compilation, All About Friends, with music from C.R., Coalesce, Botch, Threadbare, Indecision, Trial and more, as a double LP limited vinyl release of 1000 (333 on colored vinyl), featuring silkscreened, hand-made covers and a 12 page full color booklet. The booklet is a fanzine celebrating the friendship and creativity of the contributing bands and photographers, and features contributions from Bricks Avalon, Greg Bennick, Brian Cook, Justin Borucki, Rebecca Bolte, Tim Fears, Markus Shaffer, Dean Landry and many more. To get involved, visit her Kickstarter campaign, which ends on March 15th, 2012, and pledge $1 or more to support the release of this epic compilation. For a variety of pledges, you can get anything from digital downloads, to gorgeous vinyl, to tickets to the record release show at St. Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, to posters and t-shirts, to prints of some of Carrie Whitney’s live photography, to all of the above. It’s a win-win situation for everyone involved, but it means we have to get involved to make it happen. After the jump, check out all the details, photos and tracklistings, and make sure to check out the Kickstarter campaign for all the info and to see how you can support this project!
DEATH PSYCHEDELIA is the perfect name for one of the sickest fanzines I have ever seen. This zine was created by Ilkka Vekka and put out by Crucial Blast, and every time I look at it, I lose braincells in the best way possible. Something about this fanzine really inspires me to look deep into myself. Ilkka Vekka (from the psychedelic industrial noise/drone project Haare) has taken the collage medium to a whole other vortex, and every page induces some kind of hallucination. The first half of the book is in black and white, although you will feel like color is jumping out of the page into your eyeballs! DEATH PSYCHEDELIA’s color pages are straight eye drugs that will have you bugging out nonstop. What really impresses me about Ilkka Vekka’s technique is the way he creates loads of depth for your thoughts to fall into. Honestly, I feel pretty lucky to have this piece of art in my fanzine collection. Check out some of DEATH PSYCHEDELIA’s mind-warping pages after the jump!
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This tome of black metal. I think it deserves to be known. For those unfamiliar with the murky depths of the black metal underground, one comes upon certain prolific individuals and circles of information wherein a wellspring of black energy comes out from. Infamroth ov Throne of Katarsis is one of these individuals. He is also a prominent member of Myrkraverk, and operates a small label entitled Daudings Gjenklang. This is the zine crafted for the latter’s bands, as well as some other sinistral sects dispersed across Europe. Contained within the photocopied and handwritten pages are the black speech ov; Tomhet, Prest, Frostskogr, Hinsides, Vemod & Aetergap Prod. dispersed with grainy photographs that don’t resemble the bands in person at all. (a sign of quality), and a compilation of reviews ov Mare, Dodsengel, Cultes Des Ghoules, Prest, Vemod, Panphage and other initiates. This is completely done by him, and was a heavy inspiration for my own zine, Die Hard, in concept and aesthetics. If you are an avid reader, or lust for knowledge of these elusive acts, this would be worth your money, your time, and probably some other things. The essence of Daudings Skript is bare bones, the questions are straight forward and insightful, something lacking for zine quality. I have enclosed photos of some of the pages, if you can’t read them and are still inclined with interest, there is a reason, maybe this is for you.
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We received a killer package at CVLT Nation today from CHIPS & BEER magazine, with both of their issues inside. This print publication really fucking impresses me, especially the way that all of its articles are in-depth. Not only does CHIPS & BEER cover music, like their full history of Mercyful Fate, or the cool interview with one our favorite artists, Halseycaust. While reading this magazine, I had a flashback to how I felt when I would read the latest issue of Flipside in the early 80′s. The page layout is on point throughout, and these magazines are definitely collectors items. When you are reading CHIPS & BEER, it will not be hard to realize that you are reading a magazine that was created by people from within the community, for the community! I know for a fact once you buy your first issue, it won’t be enough for you, and you will be hooked for sure! In the meantime, check out this preview of CHIPS & BEER after the jump. All issues can be purchased HERE!
Die Hard Zine Issue 1 does not technically exist yet, but even in its ether form, it is one of the most thorough and fascinating looks into the music and members of the black metal community out there right now. Conceptualized and actualized by Braydon Lajeunesse, Herr Grimm, Die Hard Zine features in-depth interviews with bands like Portal, Otargos, Abomino Aetas, Svarttjern and so many more, including an interview with the infamous Metalographer. Lajeunesse shares his passion for black metal with many poignant reviews and a beautifully laid out zine, full of quality content that he has spent years compiling. So this post is to show you what you could get your hands on, when Lajeunesse connects with the right publisher. Any inquiries about publishing Die Hard should be directed HERE. Lajeunesse has included incentive for any would-be publishers – he has been corresponding with Angelfukk Witchhammer, one member of A.M.S.G. (Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam) from Calgary, who is currently in prison, and he wants to include Witchhammer’s description of his life in the hole in the first issue of Die Hard. Below, listen to the ambience of Die Hard with some of the featured bands in Issue 1, and check out some preview pages after the jump…