Number fourteen… Full of death and metal. Gladly the good people in New Era Productions and Tour De Garde took the heavy weight of printing, packing and marketing off my back, so I can just concentrate on what I love to do most. So read my descriptions of these bands in #14 and make an order. Or two.
Kaleidoscope #14. This means 20 A4 pages in a well-known rip-and-paste layout.
As said, this time I don’t take care of distributing, so individuals, distros and demons, feel free to harass these henchmen:
TOUR DE GARDE (that side of Atlantic)
NEW ERA PRODUCTIONS (this side of Atlantic)
Prices and contact:
NEW ERA: Five Euros / a piece including postages in Europe, six Euros / a piece including postages outside of Europe (Paypal: firstname.lastname@example.org)
TOUR DE GARDE: email@example.com
Trades are also negotiable.
And the bands…
Although death metal is getting just darker and more sinister nowadays, only few bands have dared to make the same thing with classic death/doom combo. Well, Anhedonist has enough courage and vision to do this, and they really know how to inject that certain blackness into their slow rumblings. Also their lyrics aren’t just stories about the tears of a melancholic vampire but symbolic and hopeless journeys into the mind of a lost man. Therefore I tried something else with this interview and made every question based on Anhedonist’s lyrics. Check out how it went.
Beyond… Aargh! More brutality, but this time it’s in the form of primitive death metal which doesn’t make any compromises. If you own this German band’s demo or 7”, you know what to expect, but if you haven’t ever heard about them, why not check the teaser song from their coming album? Here’s the link, then you can die.
A new album track (rough mix): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss95FdULOeU
Convent Guilt was a quick replacement for this issue and I’m glad I took this chance. No death metal but rocking and grooving heavy metal with an Australian feeling. Tears, sweat and blood (and beer too!), slow epic moments and totally brilliant guitar solo duels. You know you like it.
SUOMI KUOLEE – THE RISE OF FINNISH DEATH METAL
You must be blind and deaf if you haven’t noticed all these new and not so new Finnish death metal bands around the scene. We Finns aren’t just shy losers in the shadows of our brave and extrovert Swedish cousins anymore, but Finland can throw a legion of good death metal bands into the battle anytime. How the hell has this happened? Well, three bands – Corpsessed, Ghastly and Stench Of Decay – and a Dark Descent main man Matt give some ideas and explanations.
And then a real treat. Tribulation’s The Formulas of Death is maybe the best death metal album of 2013 so far, and I must say that this interview is one of the best ones I have made. Enough said.
More about this album: http://kaleidoscopemag.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/the-chosen-three-february-2013/
And then digging a few graves…
This was just an idea I haven’t thought, but now it’s visible and happening. Almost all the old issues of Kaleidoscope will be available again, in print. There are some small changes and refining present but otherwise they look as they were, with flaws and all. However, the size of the zine can be different than before, mostly A4 to A5 to save your money. Only issue #7 was left out of this because of its extraordinary layout.
Again, New Era Productions and Tour De Garde will handle orders and possible wholesales. Do what you have to do.
TOUR DE GARDE: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW ERA PRODUCTIONS: all five euros each including postages in Europe, or three issues for 12 euros. Six euros / a piece including postages outside of Europe.
Distros can contact for trades and wholesale prices. (Paypal: email@example.com)
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