THE FIFTH PATH: Issue 4, 5. Robert Ward.
THE FIFTH PATH: Issue 4, 5
THE FIFTH PATH: Issue 4, 5

THE FIFTH PATH: Issue 4, 5

Carmichael, California: 1992-93. Wraps. The Fifth Path was a self-produced zine out of Northern California only publishing five issues sporadically between 1991 and 1994, as the founder, Robert Ward, died in 2004. Michael Moynihan of Blood Axis and co-author of Lords of Chaos (1998) was a contributing writer to issue 3 and is credited as Associate Editor in issues 4 and 5. This was before Moynihan became notable for his contributions to documenting black metal history. This zine was one of the first US-based works to primarily cover the post-industrial genre that later came to be known as “neofolk” or commonly referred to as “apocalyptic folk.” The sound is ballad-esque, with a traditional military drum beat and acoustic guitar, often lamenting the Old World and philosophical idealism. The magazine covered artists such as Death In June, Sol Invictus, Current 93, and Coil, as well as iconoclasts such as Boyd Rice, Feral House‘s Adam Parfrey (publisher), and former Church of Satan high-priestess Zeena LaVey. Pretty controversial, as many of the topics skirt promoting “white pride heathenry”; however, the interviews and articles are well-researched and presented for a small dedicated readership. Extremely rare in print. Staple bound, printed on card stock and coated paper (8 1/2" x 11"), 71, 75 pp. Near fine condition. Please inquire for more information on our upcoming metal zines catalogue. Near fine. Item #70595

Price: $300.00

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