At the time it was clear for me that Black metal means Satanism and there is no Black metal without the cult of Satan. I thought that all Black Metal bands are serious and going deeply into Satanic philosophy would be something normal and not unique. Around 1993 I realized that most Black Metal bands are just quasi Black metal and there is no real Satanic philosophy inside their music. I was disappointed. I remembered the words of Faustus Scorpius from Order of the Left Hand Path that Satanism isn’t inverse Christianity but I realized that only a few Black Metal musicians understood those words in a correct way. The rest just made music which sounds like Black Metal but wasn’t Black Metal. Most of them have a Black Metal star status now and this is very sad.
Interview excerpt from The Sinister Flame, Issue V: Aristocracy of Wolves (Summer 2016 e.v.)
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To the beautiful sound of cracking skulls, The Sinister Flame proudly presents its fifth issue, further exploring the abyss with ABIGOR, MARE, MORDOR, NASTROND, HIEROPHANT’S DESCENT, Temple of Them, XANTOTOL and Jarl Flagg Nidhogg of Darker Than Black. Aside from interviews, the issue also includes review sections and a special article by Northern Heritage that focuses on the connection of nature and Black Metal. DEAD REPTILE SHRINE, SATANIC WARMASTER, MUSTA KAPPELI, PHLEGEIN and VORDR all discuss the relevance of natural surrounding to themselves and their artistic work.