IMHOTEP MAGAZINE "issue 8, "Inferno""

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IMHOTEP MAGAZINE "issue 8, "Inferno""

(72 A4 pages, English, professionally printed, partially coloured)
He, he, Roy...! You were about to let your magazine freezing! Right after an optimistic message specifying to be printed more often, Roy probably was close to enter a mood pretty familiar and similar for actual underground publications, which is shutting down all activities. Luckily, the crew became larger and since, for the time being, there are seven persons in the editorial stuff plus another three special guests having some interviews. Well, it is important to have in mind the positive side and to enjoy it is not dead! You probably read in the editorial...this was the raw smell of printed pages that determined and helped me to actually take the decision (only five minutes extent) of releasing another "Kogaionon" issue. Well, I guess I have to thank Roy for such and sincerely I am grateful for this. This issue preserves a design more carefully achieved than the former one and the entire artistic impression seems to be slightly over "Invitation". There is nothing new to have featured long interviews but I find a little "forced" (and in lack of fair play next to the readers) to have enclosed parts of previous materials (see IMMORTAL) or other magazines' reproductions (MANOWAR) plus some short questions with Ronnie James Dio. As for the rest... you can find other pleasant discussions even if not as charismatic as they used to be with BEHEMOTH (the only one Roy actually made), CHARON, BAL-SAGOTH, CREST OF DARKNESS, ZYKLON, FUNERIS NOCTURUM, DIABOLICAL MASQUERADE, and IMPALED NAZARENE plus a super-interview with OPETH (conceived by Mikko, Quadrivium magazine)-rather better narrated than the one I made and included in last issue (made with a different member not the leader-Mike). As far as reviews are regarded...well, you have now 400 to fill your time with! This issue goes as well with Xerox annexe featuring more other reviews; it probably followed as a natural thing in the time between processing and actually releasing the magazine on the market. Could it be a swan's song this very issue? Let's hope not! For me, this very issue has certain significance and I am completely satisfied of its quality although there are some things to be commented on such basis. If you desire for the magazine not to die, buy it! This is exactly Roy's message inside the editorial. It costs you 7 $, tax included, and I assure you one full night is not enough for reading it! As for the re-readings..., well, this is up to you.