Isten Fanzine: Don’t Break The Ghost

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Isten Fanzine: Don’t Break The Ghost. The monumental anthology of this legendary heavy metal fanzine was too good to pass up.
The hardcover book is published at long last on December 12th, 2014.

It’s a definitive marker on a trail of heavy metal fanaticism that began 30 years ago in Tampere, Finland.

Says Isten creator, editor and publisher Mikko Mattila:
Isten has always been characterized by murkiness and a lingering quality. Indeed, it took us nearly five years to do this anthology. It truly is a treasure chest, a time machine and an open grave.”

Isten Fanzine: Don’t Break The Ghost

Written by Mattila, longtime Isten co-author Janne Sarna and American devotee Professor Black, Don’t Break the Ghost is an unreasonable beast. This mammoth of over 800 pages is an exhaustive compilation of things published (and unpublished) under the Isten banner from 1984 onwards. It’s also a story of mad devotion to heavy metal witchery and the lost alchemy of the fanzine: it’s all about the ritual, the sacrifice, the demons. This is a life’s work, presented with all of the evidence.
DEATHROW, CARCASS, GRAVE, SEPULTURA, AUTOPSY, DARKTHRONE, ENTOMBED, PARADISE LOST, THERION, ASPHYX, MAYHEM, SAMAEL, DARK TRANQUILLITY, IMPALED NAZARENE, MESHUGGAH, OPETH, ARCH ENEMY, MORBID ANGEL, WATAIN, PRIMORDIAL, Sólstafir and many more.

Hundreds upon hundreds of hard-hitting reviews and other critiques, a panorama of unique drawings and photographs and a tabletop game.

Isten Fanzine: Don’t Break The Ghost

Metal is heavy.
Summon your spirits.

Mad devotion lies at the heart of “Don’t Break the Ghost”. Founded in 1984, Isten Fanzine thrived on underground fanaticism and vigorous obsession. Isten didn’t only write about heavy metal, it became one with its slogans and maxims.

Are you morbid?
This means war.
To the death.

Metal is heavy.
Summon your spirits.

Recommended Book: Forbidden Magazine Omnibus

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Format

Hardcover

Pages

800