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Church of Satan News Feed

Important announcements and links concerning the Church of Satan and its membership worldwide. You will find the 20 most recent posts from our official news feed, found at news.churchofsatan.com, below. We are displaying them here for your ease of reviewing the most updated news from the Church of Satan hierarchy and members worldide, without leaving the churchofsatan.com website.

Posted on Friday August 01, 2014

Citizen Robert J. Leuthold’s appearance on The Asylum...



Citizen Robert J. Leuthold’s appearance on The Asylum Radio Show. For adults only.

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Posted on Friday August 01, 2014

GOTHAM GRINDHOUSE: CARNIVAL MACABRE

It’s the second installment of New York City’s hot new Rock music saloon/”schlock” movie venue:
GOTHAM GRINDHOUSE
August 5th at Tammany Hall (located at 152 Orchard St. NYC)
ADMISSION: $8.00 / +21

It’s a “Carnival Macabre” with razor-eating, sword-swallowing sideshow attractions the great Vaudeville Magician CARDONE and the enchanting MARLENA DEE! Live Rock n’ Roll paeans to Satan and the carnal life via the music of HAIL ACTION! also featuring live bands SAMANTHA and The DRUNKEN SENTIMENTAL, more raucous music spun by DJ MICK ROYALE.

Special Grindhouse drink recipes by the COCKTAIL VULTURES!

With carnival décor and B-movie trailers galore…it’s GOTHAM GRINDHOUSE: CARNIVAL MACABRE!

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Posted on Friday August 01, 2014

DARREN DEICIDE AT MOJO 13

Sunday, August 3rd
Mojo 13 presents:
Darren Deicide
Little War Twins (on tour!)
Tropical Nasty
Sparda DeLeon
Doors 8:30pm
$5
Ages 21 and over
Mojo 13
1706 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE
Follow the event on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/742613165805842
For more information or directions,
contact Mojo 13 at (302) 798-5798

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Posted on Friday August 01, 2014

MAKEUP MAESTRO DICK SMITH PASSES

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Dick Smith’s body of work is certainly sorcery of the highest level. From subtle character enhancement of an actor to full-blown fantastic grotesquerie, his creations haunt the cinema and have inspired those in the art who follow him to their own superb creations. 

Smith’s brilliance was revealed to me as a child through featured articles in FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND and later CINEFANTASTIQUE so that I knew any film graced by his talents would present something magical. His wizardry at aging people is stunning, from such extremes as Dustin Hoffman in LITTLE BIG MAN and Jonathan Frid in HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS to the more subtle efforts on Marlon Brando as THE GODFATHER and Max Von Sydow’s Father Merrin in THE EXORCIST. His penchant for the surreal was well served in GHOST STORY (pictured above) and THE SENTINEL, two potently creepy supernatural tales.

An excellent career recap can be found on AIN’T IT COOL NEWS by Quint

Hail to thee, Dick Smith, a true magus of makeup!

—Magus Peter H. Gilmore

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Posted on Wednesday July 30, 2014

HORNS (2013)

Satanists already know the true nature of Man; his deep, dark secrets are actually worn on his sleeve. A Satanist’s horns, on the other hand, are well-hidden.

—Magistra Peggy Nadramia

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Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

I AM HERESY: interview with Nathan Gray



Fire Alive interviews our own Nathan Gray, frontman of I AM HERESY, about his Satanic philosophy as well as his music’s use of apocalyptic scenarios to challenge theism.

Click the image below to watch their video for “March Of Black Earth”

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Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

V HOLECEK INTERVIEW

Our own V Holecek has been interviewed by The Palette Pages where you may peruse a number of his fine surrealist images while learning a bit about the man behind them.

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Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

COMICS RICH VOS & BONNIE MCFARLANE IN PENTHOUSE FORUM


Our own Heather Height interviews fellow comedians Rich Vos and Bonnie McFarlane on “What’s So Funny About Marriage?” for PENTHOUSE FORUM

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Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

NO WHINNERS RADIO: THE ASYLUM

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This Saturday, at 10 pm est, Citizen Robert Leuthold be speaking about Satanism on No Whinners radio for the one hour of their show,  “The Asylum”.  The listening link is http://nowhinners2.caster.fm and the call in number is 813-642-7922 for any questions or comments.

Note: time of interview and length of segment updated.

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Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

THE FENRIS WOLF, ISSUE No. 7

Edited by Carl Abrahamsson. Cover art by Fredrik Söderberg. This volume contains material on topics as diverse as Anton LaVey, Aleister Crowley, Rudolf Steiner, Sar Peladan, Fernand Khnopff, Marcel Duchamp, Robert Heinlein, William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Wilhelm Reich, Thelema, Satanism, Symbolism, psychoanalysis, Dada, apocalyptic witchcraft, psychedelic philosophy, visionary book covers, Cannabis, artificial human companions, sacred prostitution, German Expressionist cinema, slam poetry, independent universities, extraterrestrial influences, astrology, sexual magic, science fiction and more…

Contents

Carl Abrahamsson – Editor’s Introduction
Sara George & Carl Abrahamsson – Fernand Khnopff, Symbolist
Sasha Chaitow – Making the Invisible Visible
Vanessa Sinclair – Psychoanalysis and Dada
Kendell Geers – Tu Marcellus Eris
Stephen Sennitt – Fallen Worlds, Without Shadows
Antony Hequet – Slam Poetry: The Warrior Poet
Antony Hequet – Slam Poetry: The Rebel Poet
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge – Alien Lightning Meat Machine
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge – This Is A Nice Planet
Patrick Lundborg – Psychedelic Philosophy
Henrik Dahl – Visionary Design
Philip Farber – Higher Magick
Kendell Geers – Painting My Will
Carl Abrahamsson – The Imaginative Libido
Angela Edwards – The Sacred Whore
Vera Nikolich – The Women of the Aeon
Jason Louv – Wilhelm Reich
Kasper Opstrup – To Make It Happen
Peter Grey – A Manifesto of Apocalyptic Witchcraft
Timothy O’Neill – The Gospel of Cosmic Terror
Stephen Sennitt – Sentient Absence
Carl Abrahamsson – Anton LaVey, Magical Innovator
Alexander Nym – Magicians: Evolutionary Agents or Regressive Twats?
Antti P Balk – Thelema
Kjetil Fjell – The Vindication of Thelema
Derek Seagrief – Exploring Past Lives
Sandy Robertson – The Fictional Aleister Crowley
Adam Rostoker – Whence Came the Stranger?
Emory Cranston – A Preface to the Scented Garden
Manon Hedenborg-White – Erotic Submission to the Divine
Carl Abrahamsson – What Remains for the Future?
Frater Achad – Living In the Sunlight
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge – Magick Squares and Future Beats

Published 2014. 360 pages, 148 x 210 mm, softbound. Limited to 777 hand numbered copies. 

Available in the US and Canada through www.jdholmes.com

Available in Europe and the rest of the world through www.edda.se

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Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

DANSE dESADE AT BLACKTHORN 51

Sunday, July 27th – It’s another night of carnality and spectacle as Satanic rock n’ roll sleaze band DANSE dESADE perform in Queens with The Slut Junkies and Hail Action!

Live at Blackthorn 51 located 80-12, 51st Ave. Elmhurst NY. Experience the theatrical classic rock/punk/cabaret ensemble DANSE dESADE as they unveil their newest member… an unholy 7ft behemoth known simply as “The Monster”.

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Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

228 Productions presents “Night of the Leos” at the Historic Brinton Lodge

Douglassville, PA – On Saturday, July 26th, 228 Productions presents the special showcase, “Night of the Leos”, featuring Darren Deicide, The National Bird, Qwirk, Alright Junior, and Saint Sebastian at the Historic Brinton Lodge.

The Brinton Lodge is a nonprofit historic site bearing an unusual architecture and a legendary history.  Transformed from a 1700’s farmhouse to a Gilded Age mansion to an exclusive Jazz Age gentleman’s club, Brinton Lodge has been the subject of many haunting legends and ghost-sightings. Today this 300-year old mansion gives ghost hunting tours as well as hosting many different arts and entertainment events, including a yearly haunted house.  Admission for “Night of the Leos” in this unique environment will be $10, 21 years old and up, and BYOB. The Historic Brinton Lodge is found at 1808 Schuylkill Rd. in Douglassville, PA and more information can be found at brintonlodge.com.

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Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

CROSS MY HEART HOPE TO DIE: Vita E Morte

Opening Reception & First Public Performance By CMHHTD: Saturday, July 26 · 8-11 pm

Exhibition Dates: July 26 – August 23, 2014

SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS is pleased to present Vita E Morte, the first solo show of new work by multimedia art collective Cross My Heart Hope To Die(CMHHTD). The collective consists of Sean Bonner, Brevi, Andrew Kline (Strife), and DJ Muggs (Cypress Hill). The idea for forming CMHHTD was the result of casual discussions about the excitement that at one time came with discovering new music. The group consensus was this sense of excitement has been somewhat lost with the always on, always connected world we live in today.

With Vita E Morte (which is Latin for life from death), CMHHTD is challenging ideas of what music and art, delivery and discovery, actually mean. By bouncing between the physical and the online, between wide release and hidden secrets, between artist and band, the group hopes to bring wonder back into art and music. The purpose of the project is to create a cross platform between the sonic experience and the visual experience. How one intercepts each medium (sonic versus visual) will impact their perception of the project as a whole.

The works that constitute the core visual component of the Vita E Morte are images of nature (or images of man’s representation of nature) that have been databent. Databending is a process where the context of the digital (visual) file is disregarded and it is instead analyzed as pure data. This data is then imported into an audio editor and the file is modified as if it was a song being edited. The file is then re-exported as raw data and an image editor is ‘tricked’ into opening it as if it was a photograph. The resulting glitches are representative of disjointed context and crossed boundaries, fueling the primary intention of the entire CMHHTD project, which is to challenge preconceived classifications of art versus music. According to CMHHTD, the final imagery provides a tangible way to explore this topic because they are essentially photos being treated like songs.

In addition to the photographs, the exhibition will feature plastic sculptures printed using a 3D printer that have then been hand painted, a multi sensory sound installation, and 10 gallery versions of the music boxes that CMHHTD have displayed in random locations across the city of Los Angeles. The sound installation will react according to the viewer’s location, playing different parts of each CMHHTD song from their new EP based on the proximity and placement of the individual in relation to the wall sensors. All aspects of Vita E Morte—from the opening night performance to the street installations to the artwork—highlight the interactivity of this body of work and the interconnectedness that extends between various members of the group, between CMHHTD and the public, between time and location, and between subject and object.

Follow this link to read the entire press release.

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Posted on Thursday July 24, 2014

Mask Slippage—Does Faith Entitle a Right to Discriminate?


The recent SCOTUS decision in support of the evangelical Christian owners of Hobby Lobby has prompted religious leaders to drop their pretense at being a force for general solace and succor, revealing their usually masked hostility towards any who do not agree with and practice their beliefs. On the surface, to some people the consequences seemed at first to be only a minor limiting factor, denying their female employees a few of what the business’s owners consider to be forms of “abortive contraception”—defined by their principles, not those of current law. Some argue that this corporation will support other forms of birth control and that it is a question as to whether everyone should have a “right” (governmentally fostered privilege) to have every option covered, but the ramifications go beyond the significant issue of women’s access to equal contraceptive options and should be examined.

Looking closer at this specific situation, note that these Christians’ objection is solely to certain female forms of birth control. Male contraception is not dealt with at all, so, despite their claiming to support a biblically-inspired view for their concerns regarding sexual activity as basis for this denial, “Onan’s sin” of seed-spilling—which could be applied to define forms of contraception that promote non-procreative ejaculation—seems not be a concern for these folks. Fundamentally, their bible is not keen on contraception of any sort, but they use it as authority to deny only a narrow range of techniques. And where their “Holy Scriptures” address other sexual issues we all should know these texts decree, among other barbaric practices, a diminished societal status for women and that adulterers and male homosexuals should be put to death. If “sincerely held” fundamentalist bible-based sexual attitudes become grounds for this and other corporations’ treatment of their employees, then where might this precedent lead? Hobby Lobby’s owners clearly have selected which biblical admonitions would be “painful” for them to ignore from a much wider range. The owners of other corporations might not be inclined to similarly restrict themselves.

One might ponder if a commission of biblical scholars needed be convened for this case to determine how sincere such a stance might be, whether “all or nothing” should be the bottom line for any claiming duty to scriptural admonitions as reason for exemption from federal laws meant to apply to everyone. Is it heresy for believers to pick and choose amongst their deity’s canonical dictates? We might have thus seen a reductio ad absurdum come into play considering some of the contents of these religious texts. Additionally, Hobby Lobby’s apparent investment in businesses that manufacture contraceptive materials that they now refuse to pay for where their female employees are concerned does point out that their commitment to religious doctrine can be overlooked when it is financially convenient, making their lawsuit an act of hypocritical posturing.

Far more alarming than the support of the plaintiffs’ obviously inconsistent principles, the SCOTUS decision has opened the door for other religious groups with businesses beyond those related directly to their acts of worship to seek exemptions from supporting people whose lifestyles they condemn. For “people of faith” with government-contracted business an executive order signed by President George W. Bush in 2002 granted exemptions allowing for hiring discrimination essentially for their strictly religious undertakings, but that does not seem to satisfy them any longer. The July 1 letter to President Obama from a number of apparently Christian leaders requests a “faith-based” exemption from employing openly LGBT people. Therein, they call Obama on a past statement demonstrating that at one point be did not support same-sex marriage based on his own Christian faith. Those words are thrown in his teeth now that he has changed his mind and decided that he should not use his personal religious views to limit the rights of people who do not share them. 

As we faith-free folk know from history, many religious individuals are eager to influence others into accepting, or at the very least complying with, the dictates of their own superstition-generated principles so such a letter does not surprise us. I encourage you to read it to appreciate the elaborate guise used when putting forth this request to act in an exclusionary manner. It is quite a grotesque mummery that should be recognized for what it actually portends. Remember that in the past, Christian inquisitors used many elaborate Latin phrases to excuse their then legally-endorsed torture, murder and property theft inflicted on many who did not share their beliefs. The pain they administered was meant to forcibly convert the victims into submission to their faith. Never be fooled by these self-proclaimed “believers,” as their ultimate purpose is to promote themselves and their irrational, inhumane doctrines, though less physically invasive techniques are now in vogue. If they have money and thus the power to back up these efforts, their “faith-based” precepts can be imposed on others under the pretext of “religious freedom.” They mean their freedom to proselytize or otherwise enjoin others to conform to their beliefs. They are never content to be the only ones practicing their nonsensical ideologies.

Subsequently, President Obama has fortunately rejected the entreaties of that letter and signed an executive order that apparently bars discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity among federal contractors and also protects all federal employees from discrimination on the basis of gender identity. However, this new order does not abrogate the Bush executive order allowing religiously affiliated contractors preferential hiring practices of applicants who hold to their favored religion. Unsurprisingly, a Fox News piece claims that this order “endangers religious liberty” and confirms my above observations about folk who think that their values come not from reasonable consensus but from a mythical supernatural entity.

Since Christianity is the majority faith in the US there are many who tacitly agree with its principles and often seem to feel that non-Christians should just shut up and accept them. They patronizingly think that adopting Christian ideals would improve everyone’s lives whether individuals are adherents of Christianity or not. It strikes me that the justices who decided in favor of these Christian evangelicals may likely have this underlying attitude. I find it regrettable, if such was their motivation, that they did not set aside their prejudices towards favoring what may be their own religious beliefs when deciding on this case as their sworn duty is to promote equal treatment for all under their jurisdiction. The Founding Fathers made it clear that Christianity was not the basis for our nation and our government officials should be bound by that standard. 

If multi-billion dollar corporations owned by Muslims with a desire to implement Sharia law were the ones bringing suit before SCOTUS, one wonders what their conclusions and the supporting reasoning might have been? Certain humorists have posted pieces in the wake of this decision describing sacrifices towards Cthulhu worship as being newly sought corporate endeavors amongst other recourses to bizarre beliefs and how they might impact a workforce. These comical exaggerations emphasize that religious principles are not based on reason and could lead to absurd or deplorable results should they be used as grounds for corporate policy. The irrational is never susceptible to rational argument. If the precedent is made for legally implementing anti-LGBT, anti-female, or possibly anti-apostate exemptions (fantasize Fortune 500 companies run by those in agreement with Boko Haram), we secularist Americans will see severe erosion to the very wise concepts employed by the architects of our boldly experimental secular government.

Satanist owned and run corporations (yes, they exist and do not include Procter & Gamble) are not leaping to defend the SCOTUS decision in support of faith-based discrimination. We are atheists who embrace the idea that we willingly cooperate with our secular government in working towards equitable treatment of all subject citizens. Satanists understand that our society is not a free market and thus the government is deeply entangled in efforts to enhance social welfare through business regulation. Thus the consequences of this decision to allow special permission for businesses to discriminate excused by “religious freedom” need be examined with utmost care. This seems to be an effort to circumvent the separation of church and state which is fundamental to American society and was implemented to prevent any religion from forcing others into its precepts.

Rational people seeking to sustain an equitable environment for their fellows must continually be wary of this tendency of the religious towards attempting to influence people who do not embrace their faiths. Religious organizations may be free to be selective regarding employees in their own temples and churches, though what one believes about their mythologies may not be germane to performing tasks that have nothing to do with the dissemination of doctrines (cooking, cleaning and maintenance for example). But I and fellow secularists who support equal treatment under the law must question that the requirement of “like-faith” should be allowed to extend into businesses whose primary purpose is not religious indoctrination, regardless of the religious or philosophical beliefs of the owners of these corporations. Dealing with a pluralistic society is one of the costs of doing business, yet these supposedly spiritual people are trying to resist an egalitarianism that they often profess to uphold.

As has become baldly evident, the true agenda of followers of these supposedly humanitarian faiths is to promote those who share their beliefs and punish any who do not accept them. They would prefer a return to that “old time religion” which united churches and states to force acceptance of their principles under the guise that obedience to their deity’s dictates is better for everyone whether they like it or not. Let this revealing behavior that has emerged since the SCOTUS decision be a clear warning to secular people that many religions are simply biding their time until the opportunities arise to recapture their dominance over those who are not of their ilk. We must hold true to maintaining that American secular societal landscape which prevents forced obeisance to any religion while promoting pratical liberty and justice for all.

—Magus Peter H. Gilmore

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Posted on Monday July 21, 2014

THE JIMMY PSYCHO EXPERIMENT: LUCHA PUNK ART GALLERY CIRCUS

The Jimmy Psycho Experiment is gonna be laying down the first-ever punk rock lounge music set in Los Angeles history!!!

July 26th at 7:00 pm

KGB Gallery, 1640 N. Spring St., LA, CA 90012

Thanks for the invite to come play, looking forward to meeting everyone!

Cheers!

www.jimmypsycho.com

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Posted on Sunday July 13, 2014

Our Warlock Lucien Stanton DeVille plays the role of...



Our Warlock Lucien Stanton DeVille plays the role of “Tyler” in THE CASK segment of TALES OF POE. The newly released trailer is embedded above. Visit the film’s Kickstarter page to support the drive for finishing funds. For news about the August 20th premiere at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood and related events, follow the schedule here.

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Posted on Friday July 11, 2014

Chaos Sedated #165 Now Available at Radio Free Satan



The latest episode of Rev. Antony’s Chaos Sedated podcast is also available at Radio Free Satan. Episode 165 features a mix of minimal electronics, ambient, apocalyptic folk and black noise including several Church of Satan musicians such as Black Goat Uprising, The Invisible War, Scapegoat, and MALFORM. Get more details and stream the episode at Radio Free Satan:

http://www.radiofreesatan.com/chaos-sedated-165/

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Posted on Friday July 11, 2014

Rev. Antony (ANARCH) Featured in Heathen Harvest Midsummer Compilation

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Church of Satan Reverend Raul Antony is proud to announce the latest track from his ANARCH project on the Heathen Harvest Midsummer Compilation. On “The Cathedral”, ANARCH maps out and questions the holy writ of our contemporary social/political landscape.

Stream the compilation directly at Heathen Harvest or download the full package:

http://heathenharvest.org/2014/06/17/heathen-harvest-midsummer-compilation-is-now-online/

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Posted on Friday July 11, 2014

The Satanic Rites of The Quintessentials

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The Quintessentials
have started a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to record their next full-length album! The album, tentatively titled "The Satanic Rites of The Quintessentials," is scheduled to be released on Walpurgisnacht of 2015 ce, and will feature 18 brand new tracks of Satanic Horror Punk. Each person who contributes $20 or more will receive their own copy of the CD when it is released, along with a limited edition 1” button (and maybe other goodies, while supplies last).

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1174991319/the-quintessentials-recording

http://www.thequintessentials.com

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Posted on Friday July 11, 2014

Otto's Shrunken Head Presents "A Night of Roots-Punk Ruckus"

New York City, NY – Otto’s Shrunken Head presents the special showcase, “A Night of Roots-Punk Ruckus”, hosted by Lady Zombie, featuring touring artist, Edgefield C. Johnston from St. Louis, the return of local blues-punk artist, Darren Deicide, as well as New York City-based artists The Sunnyside Social Club and Jay Swagger.

The show will take place Saturday, July 19th at New York City’s own Tiki bar and original music venue, Otto’s Shrunken Head. This showcase will highlight this eclectic genre that combines elements of Americana and traditional styles with contemporary punk sensibilities. This complimentary show will begin at 7pm and will go into the night when at 10pm it transitions into “Mambo Jambo” where resident DJ Ratta brings you a night dedicated to blues, R&B, mambo, cha cha, rock and roll, mento, ska, rocksteady, surf, exotica, boogaloo, doo wop, soul and more. 

Contact: http://darrendeicide.com

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