Tales of the Macabre #1 (Germany) 1993

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Tales of the Macabre #1  (Germany) 1993. Editor: “Costa Stoios

This zine of Germany featured many prominent ‘early’ black metal contributions and is heavy on the dark/atmospheric genres of the early 90’s overall. The editor (Stoios) apparently also ran/runs Iron Pegasus records. Features and interviews include Beherit, Barathrum, Ancient Rites, Behemoth, Emperor, Immortal, Burzum, Osmose Productions, Gorgoroth, In the Woods, Mortuary Drape, Rotting Christ, Sigh, Nocturnal Rites, and more.

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The Oath #2 (IRE) 1994

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The Oath #2 (IRE) 1994. Editor: “Alan Averill”

Issue #2 of this classic zine from Primordial vocalist Alan (aka A.A. Nemtheanga). Features and interviews with Decoryah, Fleurety, a German Scene report, an essay on Glen Benton, Monumentum, Graveland, Mordor, Illska, No Fashion Records, Mayhem, Balder, Cruachan, Gorgoroth, Mortuary Drape, Moonspell, Sigh, Varathron, and more. (Thanks to original scanner and host darklegions for sharing)

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In Black Metal: Beherit, Demoncy, and Profanatica

Old Disgruntled Bastard

Beherit, Demoncy, and Profanatica have released some of the best black metal of the last ten years. Beherit‘s comeback Engram effortlessly slides back into a pre-full blown electronic frame of mind, doing an impressive balancing act between the band’s various incarnations leading into H418; not sounding dated in the least, nor giving consideration to various trends at large, Engram speaks the very syntax of black metal in terms of technique, attitude, and emotion. Epic and confident in its own stoic way, it is the sound of solitude, foreboding and enticing by turn. On the other hand, Demoncy and especially Profanatica, have been relatively consistent over the years with their brand of remorseless black metal of the dungeons; distinctly American in their studied atonality, displaying a grittier, more insular approach to songwriting compared to the earthier, at times mystical, Engram, the triumvirate, nonetheless, reach a…

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H.P. Lovecraft Covers through the Years

H.P. Lovecraft Covers through the Years

Examining the Odd

I thought it would be fun to find H.P. Lovecraft book covers that span the decades and put them in order here. Enjoy the terror!

tumblr_mml0zoTM1T1qzr8nao1_1280Astounding Stories – At the Mountains of Madness, 1936

lovecraft001The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, Livros do Brasil, 1941 (I think this is my favourite!)

1016776_10200761647616254_1505186635_nWeird Tales (featuring The Shadow Over Innsmouth), 1942

0a90906564d180f50b4c3d7e86b14e2eThe Weird Shadow Over Innsmouth, Bart House, 1944

024085Best Supernatural Stories, The World Publishing Company, 1946

5121827014_b772963496_bThe Survivor and Others, 1957

LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01Dreams and Fancies, Arkham House, 1962

14880271284The Colour Out of Space – and Others, Lancer Books, 1964

17701364986The Colour Out of Space and Others, Lancer Books 1969

lurking_panther_70The Lurking Fear and Other Stories, 1970

RO30116222Dans L’abime du Temps, 1973 (or maybe this is my favourite…)

51qWD-StfqL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Watchers Out of Time and Others, Arkham House, 1974

9998423363The Colour Out of Space

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12 Lovecraft comics and graphic novels

Lovecraft comics and graphic novels

TENTACLII :: H.P. Lovecraft blog

1. The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath and Other Stories. Complete and faithful adaptations by Jason B. Thompson.

2. Necronauts. “In 1926, while practising a new trick, Houdini has a near-death experience, awakening the mysterious Sleepers. Meanwhile, Lovecraft is visited by a talking raven, and a seance that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is attending is attacked by a strange force that possesses the medium.”

3. The Starry Wisdom. Has John Couthart’s comic book adaptation of The Call of Cthulhu. Also in his Haunter of the Dark and Other Grotesque Visions.

4. Skull Comics

5. At the Mountains of Madness. Ian Culbard’s adaptation of the famous novelette.

6. Heavy Metal Lovecraft special issue. Sept 1978 in France as Metal Hurlant magazine, and October 1979 in the USA version of the magazine.

7. Alan Moore’s Yuggoth Cultures and other Growths

8. Alan Moore’s The Courtyard.

9. Alan…

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