Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Caducifer #2 (2010)

Caducifer #2 (2010)
56pg, A4, pro-printed, English

Imynvokad, Abyssian Desolation, Dreaming Void, Satanic Apostate, Necroparthenophagy, Teutoburg Forest, Panphage, Deus Ignotus, VI, Fides Inversa, Sanctus Nex, Inconcessus Lux Lucis, Ocultan

Caducifer is a black metal zine from Ukraine/Belarus. Looks like pro-printed or factory printed but it can be good laser printing. Whatever it is, the quality is excellent! Info from the website says this issue which called "The Second Ceremony" is printed in 200 copies (mine hand-numbered #75). The zine has a table of content and the pages are numbered (in Roman). The layout is made by Kronum Masochist (Lifeless Visions. Email address: kronum.masochist at gmail dot com). The layout is simple 1 column per page but it still looks good. Different font types are used to differentiate the questions & answers. They are not using the typical font type. The first letter of every page is 'drawn' and has some 'decoration' around it. This makes it looks like ancient manuscript. The border/frame artwork is only available at the bottom of the page where the page number is situated. The reviews are long and are rated in scale of 10 (10 the best/highest point) arranged in alphabetical order. I saw Neftaraka & Omen being reviewed. Some articles also available: "Zos Kia Cultus", "Alternative to Tolkien", & "Black Metal and Enochian Magick". Both the editor (Fulgurius) and the bands are heavily into occult. Most questions are around this topic. The article "Black Metal and Enochian Magick" discuss about bands using Enochian themes. In this issue I came across with 'Religious BM' which is the first time I heard such genre exist. I think I haven’t heard all of the bands in this issue too. Not having contact address of the bands being interviewed cause a bit of disappointment in me. I know you are going to say "check Metal Archives!". OK. I will, after this.


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