The story of Equinoxe
Equinoxe is mainly active
in the legal part of the scene, releasing one of the most successful
disk magazines (Shout!), some tools and sometimes even some small demos.
The group was founded in October 1993 by wARp
(at that time called Mr Warp) and Traitor. It was a merge of the
dying rests of the groups Viper and Fantasia.
Later on we released some small tools, and then finally, the first issue
of our magazine Ingenious Brain (which got later replaced by Shout!), as
well as our first megademo called Fuel.
We gained more members and respect in the scene, and then in September 1994
we released the second issue of Ingenious Brain, which shot up into the
charts immediately. We kept on releasing tools, small demos, and of course
our magazine. Then, after we released issue 5
of Ingenious Brain, wARp got the offer to join
Fairlight and produce Reformation with them. He refused and Fairlight went
into magazine co-operation with Equinoxe to produce Shout!. The release
of the first issue of Shout! got delayed and delayed, and a lot of
rumours about this magazine got spread in the scene. It was hyped into
heaven by almost everybody, and when Shout!#1 finally was released in
March 1995, a lot of people where disappointed at first. Anyway... Shout!#1
had a REALLY high quality, some people consider it as the best single issue
of a magazine ever released, and that had effects on the charts.
Meanwhile, wARp went totally inactive, he was sick of the scene, sick of
swapping, sick of the disorganisation in Fairlight and in Equinoxe. While
he practically outside the scene, Equinoxe went down from day to day.
A lot of rumours got spread of them, some incompetent people even announced
the death of Equinoxe and Shout!. wARp still got sometimes news from
the scene, but was too lazy to re-enter. He was busy with coding a local
MUD called Darkside and also busy with real life. That changed radically in
After a long time he finally visited the channel #c-64 on IRC again.
And he met some people who still remembered him and knew Shout!.
He also met MACX, a Swedish scener who should soon become an organizer
of Equinoxe. And he decided to reenter. Some days later wARp announced
on IRC that he reentered the scene and will release Shout! again.
He then called up Intruder/Avantgarde, an old friend, and sent him a
public note about Shout! to spread.
Now we're back in the present. Equinoxe is currently busy with working
on Shout!#2, and we still search new members (mainly painters, composers
and coders, but also good swappers). We also need support for Shout!:
New editors, new logos and exclusive musics. Contact wARp or MACX for
Story written by: wARp of Equinoxe on the 27th of Jan 1996
Source: Equinoxe's homepage