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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 Wednesday April 16, 2014

Tomorrow night, April 17th, come down to the BOWERY for a night...



Tomorrow night, April 17th, come down to the BOWERY for a night of dark passions and dark fashion! It’s the Spring Edition of the NIGHT Of 1,000 FEATHERS BALL on 217 Bowery St. at the R BAR! Featuring live bands, 3 DJ sets, fashion show, burlesque performances and the Satan-friendly NY Rock n Roll of DANSE dESADE and HAIL ACTION!

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Posted on Saturday April 12, 2014

WARLOCK DEICIDE ON SATANISM

Warlock Darren Deicide was interviewed by Sincere Kirabo for the blog OldPiano.org. Pithy points that will intrigue!

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Posted on Friday April 11, 2014

Magister Netherworld’s tarot reading celebrating Anton...



Magister Netherworld’s tarot reading celebrating Anton Szandor LaVey’s Birthday.

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Posted on Friday April 11, 2014

Happy Birthday Anton Szandor LaVey!

Today, on the anniversary of his birth, we fondly recall our visionary founder. He lived his life to the fullest and galvanized like-minded people around the world to proudly claim the title of Satanist. He lives on in our thoughts, inspiring us to find our own paths towards vital existence as we share our joys and triumphs with those whom we cherish.

Hail Anton Szandor LaVey!

Hail Satan!

—Magus Peter H. Gilmore

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Posted on Sunday April 06, 2014

The Collinsport Historical Society blog, with a focus on Dark...



The Collinsport Historical Society blog, with a focus on Dark Shadows in all of its incarnations, has again been nominated for a RONDO award. If you’ve been enjoying the fascinating and intelligently written reading material there as much we do, you might wish to lend them your support by voting for them.

The shortcut is this: Just send an e-mail to 
taraco@aol.com
Title it: “2014 Rondos”
Say: “I vote for the Collinsport Historical Society for best blog.”

Easier than releasing an undead ancestor chained in his casket!

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Posted on Sunday April 06, 2014

Buy: Underworld Amusements | Amazon | AmazonUKExplication,...



Buy: Underworld Amusements | Amazon | AmazonUK

Explication, rumination and fulmination from Portland author Trevor Blake. Sixteen selections range from a critique of Objectivism to the career of filmmaker Nabil Shaban (focusing on The Skin Horse, a documentary on the sex lives of cripples). In addition there is a history and usage of Multiple Names (popular from obscure art movements like Neoism to common folk mythologies), a biographical sketch of Baltimore native and mutant tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE, among other topics. Putting the “I” in “history”, the author touches on a cultural history of Egoism, a personal “trajectory”through Anarchism, and his personal shift on 9/11 are also detailed herein.

“Everything you know is wrong, but don’t worry: It’s just the punchline to the great epistemic joke. Blake’s book is a throwback to the days of H.L. Mencken mercilessly skewering sacred cows on the left and right. Blake’s book provides inspiration for thought. Bring it up at your next boring work party and scare your colleagues.”

- Nicholas Pell

Trevor Blake will be having a reading and signing at 
Mother Foucault’s in Portland, OR on May 1st at 5pm.

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Posted on Sunday April 06, 2014

I was recently privileged to be part of a series of interviews...



I was recently privileged to be part of a series of interviews called “Get to
Know the Voices of 9sense”.  ”Fun” perhaps is not an ample enough word to
describe this time with 9sense mastermind, Adam Campbell.  We discussed
musical influences and my paradigm shattering segment, “Agent Provocateur”.
"Get to Know the Voices of 9sense: Darren Deicide"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNui9jxmofA
And while you’re at it, here is the latest episode of “Agent Provocateur”
entitled “I Miss George Bush Jr.  Thanks a lot, Putin.”
16 March XLIX AS, 9sense
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWVXdsHQCwk
Also, you missed one hell of a show if you missed the ringing of Ragnarok at
Otto’s Shrunken Head.  Fear not though.  Sonzogni Photography was there that
night and captured my corpse paint.  Unfortunately only those who were there
will remember the blood-spitting.
Sonzogni Photography of “Darren Deicide Rings in Ragnarok”
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.626590497395833.1073741825.176217715766449&type=1
I am hanging my hat up for a little bit and taking a break from playing shows.
It’s time to work on recorded material.  I ‘ll be back in July.  I promise to
come back with a fury.
-Darren D
http://darrendeicide.com
http://facebook.com/darrendeicide
http://twitter.com/darrendeicide
http://9sensepodcast.com/agent-provocateur.php
http://facebook.com/agentprovocateuron9sense

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Posted on Sunday April 06, 2014

This April sees Infernal Ink Magazine entering into its third...



This April sees Infernal Ink Magazine entering into its third year of publication. To celebrate they brought back and old friend, fiction contributor to their first issue, and Satanist Tibbie X for an interview. Tibbie talks about her time spent living and playing in New York City as well as the recent tour she did with the band Reagan Youth.
Also featured in this issue, they bring to the reader the sort of dark adult fiction, poetry, and art that warrant a repeating of the disclaimer that this magazine is for adults only.
Print: http://www.lulu.com/shop/hydra-m-star/infernal-ink-magazine-vol-3-issue-2-for-april-2014/paperback/product-21557151.html

PDF: http://www.lulu.com/shop/hydra-m-star/infernal-ink-magazine-vol-3-issue-2-for-april-2014/ebook/product-21550438.html

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JC6KP0I

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Posted on Sunday April 06, 2014

3 for 2 T-Shirts at ASP Apparel!3 for 2 on all T-Shirts...



3 for 2 T-Shirts at ASP Apparel!

3 for 2 on all T-Shirts at ASP Apparel!

Receive a free t-shirt in your choice of size, design and colour with every set of two t-shirts ordered. To qualify, simply add any two or more t-shirts to the cart, type details of the free t-shirt required in the notes section during checkout and we’ll add this to your order.

This special offer ends after Walpurgisnacht (end of April), purchase yours today!

Hail Satan!

Rev. Ashley S. Palmer

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Posted on Sunday April 06, 2014

Exclusive New ASP Apparel Items on EtsyWhilst work continues on...



Exclusive New ASP Apparel Items on Etsy

Whilst work continues on the new ASP Apparel site, we have recently populated our official Etsy shop with a small selection of new items! These are custom-made to order by Rev. Ashley S. Palmer and currently exclusive to Etsy, so please follow us there to see what’s in store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ASPapparel

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Posted on Sunday April 06, 2014

Now available in iTunes Podcasts and...



Now available in iTunes Podcasts and on www.satanicstorytime.com
The 9th episode is “Graveyard Mansion” Act 2 from Witch’s Tale. Picking-up where Graveyard Mansion Act 1 leaves off, we find the two brothers, Kurt and Allen, chasing after the woman in the graveyard during the Witching Hour. Is she an apparition or a woman? What will become of Kurt and Allen and “The Old Blanchett House”? Listen as the story of “The House of the Living Dead” unfolds before your ears! If Kurt and Allen are in danger, will they make it out of the Graveyard Mansion alive? Stay tuned and hear what happens to them in the bayous of southern Louisiana. Also, listen in and hear my conclusion of this story!

 

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Posted on Tuesday March 25, 2014

From Magistra Blanche Barton: Step right up, folks! Yes, you!...



From Magistra Blanche Barton:

Step right up, folks! Yes, you! Come over here, closer to the platform. I wouldn’t want you to miss anything. Inside are treasures beyond your wildest dreams from the mystic Orient, or deepest mysteries from perfumed Araby…wonders better imagined than described.

There have been only two “recruitment” posters authorized by the Church of Satan through the years. One was released in 1967. The second one, this startling bally poster, was done by the fiendish artist, Coop, in 1996. Dr. LaVey was delighted with Coop’s style and garish presentation. These sold quickly and are fairly hard to find now. I’ve seen them listed on EBay for $750 and up.

I’ve unearthed six from storage—three with gold printing and three with silver—and want to pass them on to those who will cherish and appreciate them. Imagine the looks of delight and surprise on the faces of friends and family members when they step into your den or rumpus room to find this large poster gracing your wall. They will no doubt shriek with enthusiasm!

I’m offering these six posters at $500 each, plus $20 postage ($40 overseas). I will ship your art in a heavy cardboard tube, with a tracking number for security. Let me know whether you want silver or gold, and also whether you want extra insurance (I believe it automatically comes with $200 worth). These will go quickly so send your order soon to:  Blanche Barton, Post Office Box 210666, Chula Vista, CA, 91921.

Contact me at 
BBartonCoSbook@yahoo.com.

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Posted on Thursday March 20, 2014

Fred Phelps: One Bigot Passes

Phelps was known for the “God Hates Fags” slogan often deployed in various obnoxious intrusions into the lives of others who had no interest in his opinions nor those of his supporters. Within the media coverage of his crass shenanigans, I find it interesting to note that his church is called “extremist” for such behavior when in fact its adherents were taking actual passages from Christian scriptures and applying them quite literally.

While many Christian churches have toned-down the bloodthirsty behavior since their medieval heydays, we secularists should not forget that the advocacy of bigotry, intolerance and murder are part of the texts that Christians supposedly support. Contemporary Christians tend to pick and choose what they embrace or reject from their “holy writ,” but I do not think they should be given a pass for a book which endorses killing all those who don’t believe in Christ (Luke 19:27 NAB, 2 Chronicles 15:12-13 NAB), murdering brothers, friends, and neighbors (Exodus 32:26-29 NLT) as well as adulterers (Leviticus 20:10 NLT) and male homosexuals (Leviticus 20:13 NAB).

There has been a recent spate of articles describing criminals claiming that Satanism was their excuse for thrill-killing human and non-human animals, yet our foundational book, The Satanic Bible by Anton Sandor LaVey, does not justify those appalling acts. If these criminals sought a religion to use as a sanction for murder, the Judeo-Christian scriptures would well-serve their purpose and that approach might even be considered more sensational than simply using the trite “Devil made me do it” approach. They could then join the ranks of those who bomb abortion clinics, murder supposedly possessed children to “save their souls” as well as those who have in the past mass-murdered anyone annoying them with heresy being used as vindication.

We should bear in mind that, while one vocal Christian literalist has died, there are many still living who share Phelps’ application of Christianity and surely there will be another to follow in his obtrusive path as their spokesperson. Satanists—and perceptive others who have rejected faith—are not blind to the ways of our species and we know that it is still an uphill battle for reason to be made the standard for determining civilized behavior. Phelps served as an example for what rational people abhor, and proof that theism is not worthy of use for creating ethical codes for a society that is intended to be just towards all of its citizenry. The long, hard journey towards equity continues.

—Magus Peter H. Gilmore

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Posted on Thursday March 20, 2014

Exquisite Equinox!

The seasonal pivot point occurs today. Most Satanists mark that change since we feel at one with the Earth and its cycles. In the Northern Hemisphere, Spring will burst forth, overcoming the Winter’s desolation as renewed life surges in triumphant burgeoning. In the Southern Hemisphere, the glory of Autumn shall soon cast its soothing spell after the fiery blasts of Summer, presaging the coming harvest with all of its fertile abundance.

We celebrate Nature as we are part of its boundless mysteries.

Hail Satan!

Magus Peter H. Gilmore

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Posted on Saturday March 15, 2014

Slaughterhouse Records sampler out now, eighteen artists in...



Slaughterhouse Records sampler out now, eighteen artists in the genre of extreme metal, ambient and industrial music.

Sampler for $5, or free with any order online.
http://www.slaughterhouse.bigcartel.com/product/slaughterhouse-records-compilation-sampler

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Posted on Saturday March 15, 2014

Leather-clad, whiskey-swiggin’ Satanic Rock N Roll...



Leather-clad, whiskey-swiggin’ Satanic Rock N Roll heathens: DANSE dESADE will be making their NYC debut on Tuesday, March 18th at The Delancey (located at 168 Delancey Street NY NY 10002). Come see the hometown boys and gals of the DANSE perform their distinct brand of rock revival and B-movie heresy. Come for another night of booze, boobs and. . . Baphomet!

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Posted on Saturday March 15, 2014

DAVID E. WILLIAMS: FILM MUSIC 1995-2005 From the release of his...



DAVID E. WILLIAMS: FILM MUSIC 1995-2005
From the release of his debut EP PSEUDO EROTICA in 1988, David E. Williams was often lauded for the “cinematic quality” of his music.  Armed with his electronic keyboard machines, he would set off on his Quixotic journeys for orchestral grandeur.  With mixed results.
His first excursion into pure soundtrack composition was a minimal organ cue for BEN FRANKLIN(S), a clever/ surreal quasi-documentary (directed by Keith Fulton and Lou Pepe) in which Ben Franklin is hypnotized by Franz Mesmer and meets the actual Ben Franklin imitators of contemporary Philadelphia, who are interviewed on camera (one of them demonstrates a Pizza recipe).
Williams was next contacted by director Dean Galanis, who used the song “Vaginal Interior Decorator” as the closing theme for SEMICOLON, a film about some guy who is instructed by a tumor in his colon to murder beef industry executives.  Ultimately, David recorded two new pieces for the movie as well, including the tone poem, “Beaten to Death with His Own Severed Arm.”
But it wasn’t until David met producer/director/writer/actor Norman Macera that he got the chance to score an entire film, THE STRIKE ZONE, a horror/comedy curiously rife with baseball references in its depiction of a murderous transvestite.  Taking their direction from the script itself, the character motifs in THE STRIKE ZONE are often slowed down and “drearified” versions of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” “Caspar, The Friendly Ghost” and a certain song by Whitney Houston.  
In 2005, Williams began composing music for Macera’s film MURDER BELOW THE LINE.  He finished about half the job, until work was interrupted by the tragic illness of a loved one.   When Williams began recording again, it was back to song and dance.  As of early 2014, he had never composed for film again.
DOWNLOAD THIS ALBUM AND OTHER RELEASES HERE!

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Posted on Friday March 07, 2014

GILMORE ON GODZILLA

Magus Gilmore has launched a personal Tumblr blog where he intends to discuss things he enjoys. He has begun with three posts about Godzilla which should be read from the bottom up. Here’s to fun!

http://hpoelzig.tumblr.com

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Posted on Monday March 03, 2014

Now available in iTunes Podcasts and...





Now available in iTunes Podcasts and on www.satanicstorytime.com

The 8th episode is “Graveyard Mansion” Act 1 from Witch’s Tale. The story of “Graveyard Mansion” involves two brothers who happen to inherit a purportedly haunted mansion in the bayous of southern Louisiana. Kurt and Allen courageously venture to Louisiana to inhabit their newfound estate but keep hearing from the locals that it is called “Graveyard Mansion” because it is the “House of the Living Dead”.

Upon arrival at the mansion, they are confronted by tombstones in the front yard and an eerie, white haze in the distance. They venture into the mansion only to be allured by a beautiful but ghastly woman and her sinister laughter. We soon find Kurt and Allen on the trail of the beautiful woman and searching for details surrounding her odd appearances just after midnight.

Tune in to see what happens to our investigators and to hear my summary of “Graveyard Mansion” Act 1!

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Posted on Monday March 03, 2014

Underworld Amusements announces the release of two new...



Underworld Amusements announces the release of two new titles.

The Philosophical Writings of Edgar Saltus, 366 pages, $18.95 
The King In Yellow by Robert W. Chambers, 209 pages, $12.95

In The Philosophical Writings of Egar Saltus we have collected two books into one with a new foreword by Chip Smith (Nine-Banded Books/The Hoover Hog). After Chip’s introductory remarks, we delve into a history of Philosophical Pessimism, from the Greeks to Schopenhaur in a work titled “The Philosophy of Disenchantment”. This is followed by The Anatomy of Negation, another histrical overview, this time of godlessness prior to the Soviet co-option and transformation into state religion, and well before the feel-good thought police of many of today’s atheist movements. It is available from Amazon.com and direct from Underworld Amusements.

“I wrote The Philosophy of Disenchantment, which is, I think, the gloomiest and worst book ever published. Out of sheer laziness, I then produced a history of atheism, The Anatomy of Negation, which has been honored by international dislike.” -Edgar Saltus

At the same time we have released a new edition of Robert W. Chambers The King In Yellow. In 2011 we announced a very limited release of the book with artwork by G. Edwin Taylor. Due to recent customer demand relating to the books central role in the new series True Detective, we have produced this unlimited edition. Featuring a new cover design and available exclusively from Underworld Amusements.

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