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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 worldwide, without leaving the churchofsatan.com website.

Posted on Thursday March 05, 2015

Darren Deicide announces the “Blues Ain’t Dead Tour”In...



Darren Deicide announces the “Blues Ain’t Dead Tour”

In celebration of the release of “Back from the Dead: The Harsimus Sessions”, Darren Deicide announces the “Blues Ain’t Dead Tour”, a short stint of live shows culminating with a Friday the 13th show at The Haunt in St. Louis. The tour schedule is as follows:



3/11 – Red Line Tap, Chicago, IL
3/12 – Cheers Pub, South Bend, IN
3/13 – The Haunt, St. Louis, MO
3/14 – Mesker Park Shelter 15, Evansville, IN
3/15 – Bokeh Lounge, Evansville, IN
3/16 – Be Here Now, Muncie, IN

Details for shows can be found at Darren Deicide’s official homepage. 

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Posted on Tuesday March 03, 2015

Presenting a bizarre black comedy about power trips, insanity,...



Presenting a bizarre black comedy about power trips, insanity, and the dark side of sex addiction. 

Brian Whitney – a dissolute, dead broke, alcoholic writer in Portland, Maine – is hired to ghostwrite the memoirs of Dylan, a deranged, fantastically wealthy sex addict, who lives in Samoa with his two female sex slaves. Dylan’s had a profound spiritual awakening during a vision quest he went on with a local tribe. He thinks he met God. Actually, he thinks he met God and had sex with Him. Raped Him, in fact.

Whitney must travel to Samoa, to hear Dylan’s stories, to live as Dylan does, drunk and high for days on end, with his own personal sex slave, so he can understand the world how Dylan sees it.

“Brian Whitney’s first novel is weird, surreal, and at times so laugh-out-loud funny that you will cough up your breakfast. Imagine if Hunter Thompson and William S. Burroughs went upriver in a Navy patrol boat to visit Colonel Kurtz from Apocalypse Now. The result would be a lot like Raping the Gods.”

—Patrick Quinlan, bestselling author of Sexbot, Smoked, and All Those Moments

About the Author:

Brian Whitney has been called “America’s favorite sex addict.” He writes mostly about sex addiction, from the perspective of someone who has been very, very addicted to sex. His writing has appeared in the Huffington Post, Business Insider, Substance.com, TheFix.com, and many other places.

In addition to Raping the Gods, he is the author of 37 Stories About 37 Women and Am I Pleasing You? He is also the co-author of memoirs with legendary porn stars Porsche Lynn and Rebecca Lord.

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Posted on Monday March 02, 2015

NOW AVAILABLE FOR LISTENING AND DOWNLOAD ON BANDCAMP!The...



NOW AVAILABLE FOR LISTENING AND DOWNLOAD ON BANDCAMP!

The eponymous debut release of

FAR TRILOQUIST

—an album’s worth of David E. Williams’ secret collaborations with horifficist renaissance man Jon F. Allen.

Sexy synth und Sprechstimme to accompany any psychological emergency! Medical ones too. Expect some Liebestod und Lustmord. But mostly Lustmord.  Plus a cover of “The Seinfeld Theme” that focuses on a very special episode.

NSFW

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Posted on Monday March 02, 2015

Sterling Silver Sigil of Baphomet Rings!!!Only at...



Sterling Silver Sigil of Baphomet Rings!!!

Only at www.isatanist.com - The Highest Embodiment of Satanic Products!

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Posted on Monday March 02, 2015

Today, Electric Hell is unleashed upon the world - a Devilish...



Today, Electric Hell is unleashed upon the world - a Devilish display of drum & bass. This track is an experimentation in sound design, featuring resampled Reese basses and granular synthesis. This track was a blast to make, and I hope it’s as exciting to listen to as it was to produce.

From the Mangled camp, welcome to the Sinister Underground.

The song can be heard via Soundcloud and Bandcamp.

Consider following Mangled Marionettes on Facebook and Twitter.

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Posted on Monday March 02, 2015

TERMINUS a new dark ambient album from Valentin Schwarz.Limited...



TERMINUS a new dark ambient album from Valentin Schwarz.

Limited to 100 pieces. Price 25 € incl. Shipping. Available at valentin.schwarz@gmx.ch

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Posted on Friday February 27, 2015

In remembrance of Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015)Here was a man who...



In remembrance of Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015)

Here was a man who lived life to the fullest—actor, director, poet, photographer, author, and teacher. He actively explored his talents and made our lives richer through his creativity. Uniquely, playing the role of Mr. Spock and breathing life into the fascinatingly logical character devised by Gene Roddenberry, Nimoy brought forth a new and resonant archetype that remained a focal point of the television series and films comprising STAR TREK, boldly moving beyond that fictional universe into our culture.

His Vulcan-Human hybrid being was meant to have a devilish mien—the original plan even had red skin to accompany the pointed ears and eyebrows that was swapped for a touch of green when camera tests were not successful. This role embodied an intriguing paradox, offering a personage of alien ancestry from an advanced culture whose savagery and self-destructiveness was only tamed via the discipline of logic and restriction of emotion. From Spock’s mother came the challenge of untrammeled human emotions that at times were shown to surge forth in defiance of his rational strictures, often in ways that proved even to him that perhaps a better balance needed to be sought. It was his ongoing journey, an inner odyssey towards self-mastery that went in tandem with the Enterprise’s trek to where no one had gone before. 

With consummate skill, wisdom and humor, Nimoy portrayed the lone partial alien as First Officer of the ship’s crew, a poised outsider who, through observation of his comrades, thus offered fresh perspective on what it meant to be human—the aspect of his self that needed to be acknowledged and integrated. His brash but equally brilliant commander, Captain James T. Kirk, and the ever irascible curmudgeon, ship’s surgeon Dr. Leonard McCoy, proved delightful foils which throughout the series brought insight into the bonds of friendship that shall remain deeply touching to any who take the voyage with them into the final frontier.

The New York Times has a detailed obituary enumerating Nimoy’s many varied achievements, and a more personal response may be found here on The Collinsport Historical Society blog by Patrick McCray.

While Nimoy at times in his long career resisted his identification with Spock, he came to embrace that destined melding and felt that supporting the fundamental Vulcan philosophy of “Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations” was a worthy endeavor. And there can be no more Satanic a hailing of the fellow consciousnesses whom one respects than “Live long and prosper.” Leonard Nimoy certainly did that, and touched and inspired many of us in the course of his eventful journey. We are better beings for that.

—Magus Peter H. Gilmore

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Posted on Thursday February 26, 2015

Darren Deicide presents:Maninblack w/ friends of ours Nathan...



Darren Deicide presents:

Maninblack w/ friends of ours Nathan Gray (of Boysetsfire) and Darren Deicide at Otto’s Shrunken Head.

Friday, 2.27.15, 8 PM. Admission is free, strict 21+ w/ ID

Otto’s Shrunken Head
538 E 14th (btwn Ave A & B)
New York, NY 10009

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Posted on Saturday February 21, 2015

From outsider-artist Josie Gallows comes the debut collection of...



From outsider-artist Josie Gallows comes the debut collection of verse "A Greasy Wind." This is writing directly from the on-going post-apocalypse. Written with a tongue so burnt it’s made of charcoal.

Print copies are available for $15 + S&H. For a limited time customers through LULU can use the discount code GETIT15 for a small discount.

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Posted on Saturday February 21, 2015

The Final Video from Darren Deicide’s “Back from the Dead:...



The Final Video from Darren Deicide’s “Back from the Dead: The Harsimus Sessions” is out now!

“Hudson River Hangover” can be viewed on YouTube and is the final in a series of three live performances recorded at the Historical Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery. “Hudson River Hangover” is the B-side song to the “Bomb This Joint” 7-inch record. “Bomb This Joint” is available for $5 (shipping included) at Darren Deicide’s official homepage. February 21st also marks the last day to enter the 9sense “Back from the Dead: The Harsimus Sessions” contest. For details and instructions on how to enter, visit the 9sense contest page.

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Posted on Thursday February 19, 2015

Old Nick’s  SPECIAL “50 Shades of Hades” BDSM Issue...



Old Nick’s  SPECIAL “50 Shades of Hades” BDSM Issue Now Available!

That’s right, just in time to warm the cockles of your diabolical hearts. Old Nick’s winter special features some of the hottest pictorials and most stimulating editorial we’ve ever published. Plenty of fetishy fun and devilishly indecent features to enjoy!

And to add to the array of outstanding entertainment is a not-to-be-missed special essay by Church of Satan Magus and High Priest Peter H. Gilmore!

Don’t miss this one! 

Visit MagCloud.com for the Collector’s print edition.

And for the uncensored XXX edition, please visit SkinMagz.com.

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Posted on Thursday February 19, 2015

Gyps Fulvus has released a brand new promotional music video for...



Gyps Fulvus has released a brand new promotional music video for “Voluntas Necandi”,   Set to a montage of peculiar, unsettling, and disturbing footage, Gyps’ first official music video is bound to tap into the corners of your psyche when you’re out of your comfort zone.

"Voluntas Necandi" is available on the new album Gyps Fulvus III: Reflections, Revelations, and Roads Less Taken
http://gypsfulvus.bandcamp.com

http://www.gypsfulvus.net

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Posted on Thursday February 19, 2015

Valentin Schwarz — new paintings.Visit his newly updated web...



Valentin Schwarz — new paintings.

Visit his newly updated web site for visual, musical and video art exploring dark realms of expression.

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Posted on Wednesday February 18, 2015

Otto’s Shrunken Head Presents “A Devilish Display”...



Otto’s Shrunken Head Presents “A Devilish Display” Showcase

New York City, NY – On Friday, February 27th, Otto’s Shrunken Head presents the special showcase, “A Devilish Display”, featuring Maninblack, Darren Deicide, and the live debut of Nathan Gray. This showcase will highlight these openly devilish musicians and their work.

 

Otto’s Shrunken Head is New York City’s own rock n’ roll Tiki bar that was voted one of the ten best Tiki bars in New York City by the Wall Street Journal and the best “Tiki dive” by the Gothamist. This showcase will feature the live solo performance debut of Nathan Gray, lead singer of acclaimed hardcore band Boysetsfire. This complimentary show will open its doors at 8pm and will go into the night with “Oscar’s Ultra Twist”, a “rockin’ and hoppin’” set of classic rock n’ roll tunes.

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Posted on Wednesday February 18, 2015

THE DEVIL IN MARDI GRAS

I do enjoy Mardi Gras. I love its history and aesthetics. I don’t participate much due to crowds, although I have enjoyed putting on a tux and going out on the town in the past. Mardi Gras is sort of like Halloween in that regular people get to experience a fleeting glimpse at life as Satanists. But Mardi Gras is a couple of weeks worth of sin, ritual and ceremony, where no indulgence is denied.

The tableau during a Mardi Gras Ball is in many ways a literal Satanic Ritual — the ones we’ve witnessed tend to have an acting “Priest” or “Priestess” complete with an “Altar” of some sort; there are deliberate steps and procedures taken, blessings (and curses) proclaimed, and so-forth. It’s elitist; not just anyone can participate. Symbolic gods or other figures may be employed. Amusingly most of the participants are Christians in some style or degree who have no idea what they’re “really” doing.

But of course, these revelers differ from Satanists greatly. Aside from their compulsory nature and irresponsible imbalance of such sins, the whole thing is really nothing more than a pathetic attempt to get all of their sinning out of their system before they feign sacrifice and “give up” those delightful things that brought them such pleasure. And for nothing more than the perceived glory of the hypocritical self-righteousness found during the season of Lent.

That’s OK. Let them have Fat Tuesday. Let them wallow in compulsory sin and then flounder in obligated guilt. And while they’re smearing dirt on their foreheads and hiding their sins on Ash Wednesday, Satanists will let the party roll on. Just as we do every day of the year.

My favorite tradition here in Mobile, Alabama (the birthplace of modern Mardi Gras) is commonly referred to as “Chasin’ the Devil Round the Stump.” This is a float that leads the last parade of the Mardi Gras season, depicting one figure dressed as a jester and the other a skeleton. Some say it represents Spring chasing Winter away; Happiness chasing Sadness; Comedy chasing Tragedy. The “good” figure chases and beats the “bad” figure with large bladders. The “stump” is a broken column, some say it represents life broken at its climax.

I see all this differently. I like to view the broken column as the broken aspirations of these finite revelers. I prefer to view the figures as Sin being chased by hypocritical sinners; those who chase the very thing that riddles them with guilt. That which they know perfectly well they’re not allowed to enjoy. And though they may enjoy the chase, and even get in a couple of good whacks with their bladders, Sin - The Devil - will always triumph. He’ll give them a nice kick in the pants. But for we guilt-free Satanists? Those of us who, to paraphrase Magus LaVey, are the best sinners on our blocks? “Laissez les bons temps rouler!”

—Reverend Byrd

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Posted on Wednesday February 18, 2015

El Gato Chimney “Rebirth” (2015)DISINFO INTERVIEWS...



El Gato Chimney “Rebirth” (2015)

DISINFO INTERVIEWS EL GATO CHIMNEY

Stephen Romano Gallery is proud to present DE RERUM NATURA, Italian artist EL GATO CHIMNEY‘s first one person exhibition in the United States.

"Italian artist El Gato Chimney’s paintings riff on occult motifs, juxtaposing magical and folkloric symbols with surreal elements. Populated by anthropomorphic animals, Chimney’s world is imbued with a sense of playfulness as he invites viewers to suspend disbelief and indulge their imaginations."

March 5th – April 30 2015 / opening reception March 5th 2015 6 – 9 pm

111 FRONT STREET, SUITE 208, BROOKLYN, NY 11201

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Posted on Wednesday February 18, 2015

Psycho Charger will be performing alongside other horror rock...



Psycho Charger will be performing alongside other horror rock greats as 45 Grave and Haunted Garage for the “Very Scaree Show” at Alex’s in Long Beach, CA on Feb 21st. Join us as we raise money and Cancer Awareness with an EPIC benefit show*.

Fans of HBO’s “True Blood” series will recognize Alex’s as the “Fangtasia” bar.  Band Merchandise will also be available along with treats and a raffle prize provided by Deathdolly 13…one of the vendors of all things spooky and unique!

Special Guest DJ’s Dave & Shane (Release The Bats)

Please come share a perfect night at Alex’s!

*Part of the nights’ proceeds will be donated to The Blood Bank at UCI Medical Center

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Posted on Tuesday February 17, 2015

iSatanist is proud to announce the arrival of the "Bessy"...



iSatanist is proud to announce the arrival of the "Bessy" version of the Sigil of Baphomet in Sterling Silver!  The original uneven lines and hand-drawn image was kept intact to preserve its original, rough-hewn rendition.

Only at iSatanist!

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Posted on Tuesday February 17, 2015

BBC - Podcasts and Downloads - The Infinite Monkey Cage

BBC - Podcasts and Downloads - The Infinite Monkey Cage: The Infinite Monkey Cage

In this entertaining episode of The Infinite Monkey Cage, a BBC science/comedy radio show, Professor Brian Cox and the panel separate quantum physics from the popular phenomenon of quantum pseudoscience peddled by religious gurus & spiritual occultists. 

Don’t be fooled by New Age mysticism masquerading as science, leave it to the moronic masses.

—Reverend Ashley S. Palmer

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Posted on Tuesday February 17, 2015

Is Social Media Ruining Comedy? - The New Yorker

Is Social Media Ruining Comedy? - The New Yorker:

—Magister David Harris

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