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Magus Anton Szandor LaVey with snake in front of book shelves.

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, below. We are displaying them here for your ease of reviewing the most updated news from the Church of Satan hierarchy and members worldwide, without leaving the website.

Posted on Saturday September 20, 2014


We are in the final week for pre-ordering the bloody 12” vinyl for Spawn of the Psycho. Copies are moving fast, grab it now as the distributor took a lot of them off our hands and supplies are shrinking.

Even if you don’t own a turntable, you’ll want this platter o’ power for the artwork alone! Follow the links to view this controversial cover image. BONUS: Free digital download included! Get yours today: 

SPAWN comes in at 11 tracks, with a guest appearance by The High Priest of the Church of Satan, Magus Peter H. Gilmore, who provides a powerful reading of the poem “Boldly Stand” by Ragnar Redbeard (from the book “Might is Right”) on the opening track. Also making an appearance on SPAWN is the return of original bass player, Mr. Chris Piranha, on the track “Sanguinary”. In addition, Courtney Cruz (founder of L.A.’s ‘Naughtiest and Nerdiest’ Burlesque Troupe The Devil’s Playground), not only appears on the album artwork, but provides vocals on the song “Death Star Baby”, a song inspired by her “Sexy Stormtrooper” burlesque routine.

And also of note is that the iTunes pre-sale for Spawn of the Psycho has also begun…

Pre-order Spawn of the Psycho on iTunes, and get an instant download of the brand-new Psycho Charger song “Go Die!!!”. The rest of the album will automatically download to your computer/device on the official release date of Oct 7th. iTunes purchase link is:

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Posted on Wednesday September 17, 2014

The Glamor of Grammar

When Magus LaVey said, “Satanism demands study—NOT worship,” he defined the Satanic standard that Magus Gilmore has termed “the Magic of Mastery.”

The very idea of study has long been so closely associated with witchcraft that the witchy word “glamour” is derived from the same word as “grammar.” The Latin term “grammatica,” meaning learning or scholarship, often had occult implications during the Middle Ages. The same word also gives us “grimoire,” weaving a web that supports the principle of eclectic studies as the foundation of all magic.

So whatever your speciality (to channel Minnie Castevet), remember the magic that dwells within your unique mastery and application of your most passionate studies.

—Warlock M. Mandrake


Image — William Mortensen: Preparation for the Sabbath

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Posted on Wednesday September 17, 2014

Now available: Mortensen's THE COMMAND TO LOOK

The Command to Look was one of photographer William Mortensen’s most influential and sought-after books, and has been out of print for fifty years. Battered copies have been purchased by collectors for hundreds of dollars. Now reproduced here in full, this affordable volume includes an essential and deeply insightful essay by Michael Moynihan on how its aesthetic principles influenced the philosophy and magical thinking of the Church of Satan’s founder, Anton Szandor LaVey.

Fifty-five images of Mortensen’s best work are reproduced along with text by this wittiest and most biting writer on photography of his time. You will want this in your collection. Click on the image above to order the paperback or Kindle editions.

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Posted on Friday September 12, 2014

The Arab World's Version of the Ice Bucket Challenge: Burning ISIS Flags

This is a “challenge” I can get behind.

—Priestess Kim Rice

As deserving as this symbolic blasphemy may be, I question the ultimate agenda of some of these activists and the feasibility of their goals. If you taunt marauding jihadists, you may have to consider being prepared to match violence with violence. Ultimately, who picks up the bill?

Reverend Raul Antony


 find it heartening that some in the Arab world are using mockery to deal with the rabid dogs of the Islamic State. If only a musician from that region would retool Spike Jones’ “Der Führer’s Face to suit the situation.

—Magus Peter H. Gilmore

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Posted on Friday September 12, 2014

The Stockholm H.P. Lovecraft Festival IV October 2 – 5

—Presented by Warlock Anders Lundgren


The time has once again come for us to gather in the Swedish capital and celebrate the life and works of the gentleman from Providence. I’m very proud of what we have lined up for you and the guests that are gracing the festival with their presence.

More info below, on Facebook and our website:

Please note:

This is our preliminary schedule and some things may be subject to change. Check back for updates!

OCTOBER 2nd, 6:30 pm, Klarabiografen, Kulturhuset 2nd floor, Sergels torg
Movie night:

The Best of Portland H.P. Lovecraft Festival. Short subjects hand picked by festival director Brian Callahan who also provides us with a filmed introduction.

The Narrative of Victor Karloch. Kevin McTurk’s puppet film from 2010 plus the trailer for his upcoming project The Mill At Calder’s End.

No Turning Back. Music video from the album Dreams in the Witch House: A Lovecraftian Rock Opera. Sean Branney from HPLHS in attendance for questions after the screening.

OCTOBER 3rd, All Day, Everywhere

The International Read Lovecraft in Public Day. The idea is as straightforward as it sounds: bring your favourite Lovecraft story with you as you go about your daily business.

5 – 6 pm, Serieteket/Bibliotek Film & musik, Kulturhuset 2nd floor, Sergels torg

The Artwork of Darrell Tutchton. Opening of the exhibition with Darrell in attendance. The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society’s own in-house artist (Dark Adventure covers, Ogham Waite album and many props and HPLHS products). Q & A session and signing.

7 – 9 pm (approximately), Bar Brooklyn, Hornstulls strand 4

- The Stockholm H.P. Lovecraft Film Quiz (Presented in collaboration with Stockholm Film Quiz)! Amazing prizes from HPLHS.

OCTOBER 4th, 11 am – 5 pm, Serieteket/Bibliotek Film & Musik, Kulturhuset 2nd floor, Sergels torg

11 am: Doors open

Bazaar of the Bizarre. Our market shock full of Lovecraftian goodies returns.

1000 Eyes Lovecraft. Stockholm release party with writers/artists Jonas Andersson and Daniel Thollin in attendance.

12 pm:

Roundtable about adapting and translating Lovecraft. Swedish Lovecraft scholar Martin Andersson, Jonas Andersson and Daniel Thollin in conversation with Anders Lundgren.

1 pm:

Comics in concert. Live drawing to music with the tag team Andersson/Thollin.

2:30 pm

Lovecraftian handicrafts with Linda Gustafsson.

3 pm

Interview. Anders Fager tells us about his projects relating to Lovecraft and other weird fiction.

3:30 pm

Imprisoned With The Pharaos. World Premiere of the latest play from Dark Adventure Radio Theatre with Sean Branney in attendance to do a post-play Q&A.

7 pm – 01 am:

- PubCrawling Chaos. Taking us from Kulturhuset to St Eriksplan. First stop is Monk’s American Bar, Sveavägen 39. Second stop Queen’s Head, Drottninggatan 108. Third and final stop is Tiki Room, Birkagatan 10, where exotic libations and our djs Doc Peter and X-Ray Man await for a night of cosmic drinking.

OCTOBER 5th, 12 – 5 pm, Science Fiction Bokhandeln, Västerlånggatan 48

12 noon:

The Art of Dreams in the Witch House: A Lovecraftian Rock Opera. Opening of the exhibitionby Mohloco featuring pictures of Alaine Kashian as The Witch, Chris Laney as Brown Jenkin, Douglas Blair Lucek and Bruce Kulick as mutant guitarists.

1 pm:

- The Rats in the Walls. Live reading by Sean Branney (HPLHS).

2 pm:

Lovecraftian gaming. Try Arkham Horror, Mansions of Madness and more.

3 pm:

Signing of art prints and recordsWith Douglas Blair Lucek (W.A.S.P., DITWH), Sean Branney (HPLHS, DITWH) and Chris Laney (Shotgun, DITWH).

Thank you: Bar Brooklyn, The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival & Cthulhu Con, The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society, Rodrigo Obon, Science Fiction Bokhandeln, Stockholm Film Quiz, Thank You Satan and Tiki Room.

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Posted on Thursday September 11, 2014

9/11 Thoughts, 2014 C.E.

On this anniversary of the terrorist attacks that killed many who were simply going about the business of enjoying their lives, it is apt to recall the danger that extremist religions pose to those who are not their adherents. In the past year we have seen journalists beheaded, individuals executed for practicing “sorcery,” children captured for sexual slavery, and people of all ages and genders slaughtered for believing otherwise than their captors.

Yet even those who would not be deemed “religious extremists” still follow the age-old practice of intolerance towards non-believers and others who do not share their particular scripture-based views. Here in the U.S. we’ve witnessed Christians seeking to legally discriminate against LGBT individuals by asking President Obama to be allowed not to employ them and Christian owners of businesses wishing to limit contraception options for their employees based on their sect’s take on their sacred writings. The first failed but the latter succeeded. This is a battle of secularism vs. theocracy, and it is being fought around the globe.

Sadly, most people share the misconception expressed by President Obama in his speech yesterday regarding how he intends to address the issue of the aggressively murderous Islamic State: “No religion condones the killing of innocents…” The history of the past as well as the news feeds of today demonstrate the untruth of that idea.

Many religions have taken it as a God-mandated prerogative to exterminate any who are named as apostates and heretics. Christianity and Islam have committed particularly bloody offenses over the past two thousand years in search of world dominion and the priests of those religions have blessed soldiers, weaponry and torture devices meant to mutilate or murder the people they sought to conquer. And so it still goes today.

I suggest that my own piece dealing with the danger offered by those who believe in deities, The Murderous Madness of Theism, may be worth another read today as it addresses this anniversary and the subject at hand—the faithful gleefully slay innocents for in their God-ridden minds they’ve judged that dissent merits death.

—Magus Peter H. Gilmore

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Posted on Monday September 08, 2014

Essential aesthetic viewing: William Mortensen: American...

Essential aesthetic viewing: William Mortensen: American Grotesque and The Command To Look.

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Posted on Monday September 08, 2014


Our own Witch Marilyn Mansfield and her demonic creations are featured on the MSN UK page as well as the Staten Island Live site.

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Posted on Sunday September 07, 2014

Official Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet coin with the...

Official Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet coin with the alchemical symbol for brimstone on the flip side. Click here to learn more.

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Posted on Saturday September 06, 2014



The Secret Life Of a Satanist

The Authorized Biography of Anton Szandor LaVey

By Blanche Barton

An insider’s view of the iconoclastic man who founded the Church of Satan and wrote The Satanic Bible.

After the original publication of this biography in 1990, Anton LaVey and Blanche Barton fought through the “Satanic Panic” together, guiding the Church for another seven years. In this revised, expanded edition, Barton takes you inside the walls of the fabled Black House to candidly share her experience of LaVey’s struggles and triumphs during his final years. This new volume provides additional rare images, offering insights into the unusual life of this provocative pioneer of individualism.

Now available:



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Posted on Friday September 05, 2014

Who Gets to March?

Just when the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade lifts its ban on openly gay participants, Louisiana is upholding its ban on same-sex marriage. Louisiana, abetted by Judge Martin L. C. Feldman of Federal District Court, has interrupted the steady progress toward justice in marriage laws across the United States, enforcing theocracy in the name of “democracy.” A Catholic tradition is loosening is restrictions while Louisiana allows bigots to infringe upon the rights of others. For now, same-sex couples in Louisiana won’t be marching down the aisle. But, as a straight New Yorker with roots in Nawlins, I’ll raise a glass of Guinness to a more inclusive march down Fifth Avenue.

—Warlock M. Mandrake

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Posted on Friday September 05, 2014

BOYSETSFIRE: 20th Anniversary "After The Eulogy" East Coast Shows

Dear friends in the US:

We know its been a long time coming but we have not forgotten you!

We are really happy to announce five shows on the East Coast where we will play our “After The Eulogy” album front-to-back plus many other songs.

It’s an honor for us to celebrate our 20th birthday with you in Amityville, Asbury Park, Allston, Philly and Brooklyn.

Pre-Sale Tickets will be available on Friday, September 5th. We will announce support bands soon.

You can find all infos here:

Thank you for your patience!

Yours truly,

Oct 22 Amityville, NY / Amityville Music Hall
Oct 23 Asbury Park, NJ / Asbury Lanes
Oct 24 Allston, MA / Great Scott
Oct 25 Philly, PA / First Unitarian Church
Oct 26 Brooklyn, NY / St. Vitus

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Posted on Thursday September 04, 2014




BeelZebuB, Dark Ambient Projekt made in Europe von Valentin Schwarz.
CD EERIE / limitiert auf 666 Stk. Preis inklusive Versand Europa / USA 25 SFr.


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Posted on Wednesday September 03, 2014


Tickets on sale now for The Members (reunited and on tour from the UK), Darren Deicide, The Say So’s, and Swanky Tiger at Webster Hall

New York City, NY – On Saturday, September 13th, Excess DB presents The Members, reunited and on tour from the UK, along with Darren Deicide, The Say So’s, and Swanky Tiger at Webster Hall in New York City.

The Members officially reunited with the 2009 release of the single “International Financial Crisis” after their break up in 1983.  In 2012 they released “InGrrLand”, their first studio album since “Uprhythm, Downbeat” in 1982. The Members are best known for their Virgin Records hit “The Sound of the Suburbs”. Tickets are now available for the show through TicketMaster ( and TicketWeb (

The doors open at 7pm and the show will begin by 8pm.

Webster Hall is located at 125 E. 11th St. in Manhattan.

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Posted on Wednesday September 03, 2014


The Gospel According to Malfew Seklew
With Additional Writings By and About Sirfessor Wilkesbarre.
Introduction by Trevor Blake 280 pages, $15.95

There is only one Malfew Seklew and Sirfessor Wilkesbarre is His Prophet. The polemical writings by and about Sirfessor Wilkesbarre, a Chicago radical, social aristocrat and egoist superman of the early 20th Century. Companion of Ragnar Redbeard, frequenter of the Dil Pickle Club, and a man too magnificent for one moniker, Fred Wilkes (1864 - 1930) traversed in his mind through socialism into a sardonic Nietzschean egoism as he made his way in the flesh from England to Chicago and New York. With an introduction by Trevor Blake, author of Confessions of a Failed Egoist, this volume gathers never before published biographical details of Wilkesbarre and his radical milieu. In addition, the editors have adduced over 250 footnotes and a number of strategically placed images.

As Seklew himself says: “Are you a Bromide or a Sulphide? A nonentity or a reality? Are you an unripe ego or an unfinished organism with underdone understanding and hard boiled beliefs, pingpong principles and petrified prejudices? Do you amble through the atmosphere with the courage of a carrot, the consciousness of a cabbage, the turpitude of a turnip, the pep of a prune, the punch of a parsnip and the psychology of a Sundowner in the swamps of Hobohemia, or do you dash through space with the courage of a Conqueror and the wisdom of a Will-to-Power Man? If not, massage your Mentoids, and be saved—from yourself at your worst.”

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Posted on Tuesday September 02, 2014


The Ochelli Effect is a journey of discovery, raising awareness to the true psycho-social realities that we as a population endure, sharply focused on the appalling truth of the alternative media and the enthralling lies of the main stream.

Challenging both, Chuck Ochelli (A.K.A. The Blind JFK Researcher on YouTube and elsewhere), presents an honest and unique prospective backed by decades of deep political, geo-social and cultural trends research.”

Magister Harris was interviewed on August 23rd.

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Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

Reverend Raul Antony talks to Sutekh Hexen's Kevin Gan Yuen


Heathen Harvest editor Raul Antony talks to Sutekh Hexen’s Kevin Gan Yuen about their recent West Coast tour, the Stella Natura festival, the convergence between extreme metal and noise, collaborations, DIY cassette tapes, ritual performances, and more.

Sutekh Hexen Official Website:

The Art of Kevin Gan Yuen


(‘Spectre VII- Endless Enmity’ Graphic by Stephen Wilson)

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Posted on Monday September 01, 2014


Providing New York’s lower east side with it’s monthly dose of grade A Rock and B-movie schlock, Gotham Grindhouse returns with its’ third installment: Pretty Punk-O-Rama! Starring the Satanic sleaze rock cabaret DANSE dESADE, the S&M punk of South Philadelphia’s GASH, the trashy New York glam of GLAMOUR GIRL and featuring the alternative burlesque of the GRUESOME TWOSOME, Grindhouse/B-movie trailers played throughout the event and a Gotham Grindhouse drink special provided by the COCKTAIL VULTURES!

Admission: only $8 dollars, 21+, doors open at 7pm, first band on at 8pm

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Posted on Monday September 01, 2014

MONSTER SERIAL: An introduction by Magus Peter H. Gilmore

From The Collinsport Historical Society site:

"Editor’s note: A few weeks ago, someone on asked me why I was encouraging people to follow the Church of Satan on Twitter. The short answer? Because they’ve been good to The Collinsport Historical Society. The Church of Satan has been willing to provide signal boosts to our various projects during the last year. It’s leader, Magus Peter H. Gilmore, provided some kinds words about our work for inclusion on the jacket of our first book, MONSTER SERIAL. If that wasn’t enough, he also wrote the introduction to the follow-up, BRIDE OF MONSTER SERIAL. Below is the full text of that introduction, titled “Aye Monster!" Gilmore is a classy guy and I’m grateful for his support."
Follow this link to read Magus Gilmore’s essay introducing BRIDE OF SERIAL MONSTER. And we suggest that you purchase both books as the movie reviews in them will entertain, delight and enlighten you with their passionate exploration of fright films.

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Posted on Monday September 01, 2014


Debuting this week on 9sense is the much anticipated new segment Unorthodoxy with Witch ZaftigUnorthodoxy with Witch Zaftig addresses listener questions to Witch Zaftig, a scholar of religion and CoS Witch. In this engaging first episode Witch Zaftig reveals a bit about herself and speaks to both Madame Guyon & Satanic Groups in History.
Listen now on, YouTube or subscribe via iTunes!

You can also follow the new Facebook page: Uorthodoxy with Witch Zaftig here:

This week’s 9sense episode show notes are as follows, Hail Satan!
31 August, XLIX A.S.
1. 9sense Letters - Ice Bucket good-guy badge
2. Unorthodoxy with Witch Zaftig - Episode 1 - Madame Guyon & Satanic Groups in History
3. Creature Feature - BoJack Horseman Review.

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