Judas Kiss - Issue #9 - 70 & 40 pages - 2003

Is it really necessary to present Judas Kiss, one of the best magazines in circulation dedicated to the post-industrial scene? This serious and well-written publication focuses mainly on the various musical sub-genres such as darkfolk, macho-martial noise, power electronics, dark ambient and other strange and weird sounds/music but it also runs features on the other cultural aspects that form the backdrop of the scene.

Although the latest issue of this English publication has already been out for a while now, it has taken me all this time to read through its rich and varied content. This issue is filled to the brim with in depth interviews of Dies Natalis, Stimulus, While Angels Watch, Ultra United, Spiritual Front, Inade, Tobias Wimbauer on Ernst Jünger, Immanence Records and Leviathan/Monkeyhouse Records together with an article on the musical side of Freya Aswynn (part #1), a history of Industrial Records and a fetish photo special by Housk Randall. In fact, this issue is so packed full with content that the bulk of musical reviews had to be presented separately in a forty-page supplement.

Both magazines come in a clear stickered polythene bag and are limited to 500 hand numbered copies. At the time I write this review, the latest issue has already sold out but a second un-numbered edition should soon be available.

Highly recommended.

Ian C.
Winter 2004

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