Arcane Archivist Zine Issues 1-3

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Einherjum Zine (Nor) Issue One

Here is a full scan of Einherjum Zine number 1 from 1995. Featuring bands such as Satyricon, Isvind, Perished, In the Woods..., Dies Irae, Fenriz from Darkthrone, Zephyrous (Gre), The Helheim Society, Obtained Enslavement, Mortiis and more. Simple & clean layout, but packed full of great content.


Windir Archival Photos

Today I had the chance to post some very rare Windir photos on the Arcane Archivist Instagram account. I said there that I would post the uncropped versions of those photos here. Rest In Power Valfar!

Arcane Archivist Update - 04/15/2021


This is Shiiver from Arcane Archivist zine. I have decided to periodically update this site with some information pertinent to the zine. Recently, we drove 6 hours down to Los Angeles, CA to sell at Born For Burning metal market. It was a great experience, although I am not a fan of cities or sunshine, we still managed to sell some zines/merch and most importantly, put some faces to names I had conversed with online. Since then, I took a short break from posting online, as the release of the zine had drove me into somewhat of a personal spiral. Thankfully I have found my bearings again and I am already working on issue 3. Though I cant yet say who will be featured in the upcoming issue, I will say that its bound to be the best issue yet... even featuring one of my all time favorite bands. All distro copies of the zine have arrived too, from that I have heard. In the future I do not know if I will be able to do international distrobution like I have in the past, as I lost a ton of money on international shipping with every wholesale order. In the future there may be a A.A. Zine European web shop and the rest of the world can buy direct. Time will tell. 

Here are some of the albums I have been listening too lately:

Darkthrone - Transylvanian Hunger

Bathory - Under the Sign of the Black Mark

Kvist - For Kunsten Maa vi evig Vike

Mortiis - Era 1 albums

Emperor - Wrath of the Tyrant

Also, a new project I have begun recently is archiving early black metal music videos (1990 -1999). For better or worse, music videos have their place in the history of black metal. Even though some are horribly produced and generally hard to watch all these years later, I am determined to make the Arcane Archivist Zine YouTube page the definitive archive. I have about 30 ready to post and they will be rolling out weekly. Here are some that I have posted so far:

Hail to all patrons of A.A. zine...


Lord Kaos Interview (1996)

Interview from the Australian zine Nefandus (#2), circa 1996. Lord Kaos featured Astennu of Dimmu Borgir, Carpe Tenebrum and Covenant, before he moved to Norway. Check out their amazing demo and album ASAP.

Anatomia Zine #1 (UK)

Here is a full scan of Anatomia zine #1 (late 1993) from Scotland, UK. This zine covers just as much death metal as it does black metal, but thats just the era. The Norwegian scene report section is very interesting, including the hilarious line "Hellhammer believes that Swedish or Finnish satanists may have killed Euronymous". Some great coverage of early U.K. black metal as well.  More zine scans to come soon. 

Best Regards,