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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, 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 Friday October 09, 2015

Magus Gilmore on TRUE MONSTERS.THE HISTORY CHANNEL is launching...

Magus Gilmore on TRUE MONSTERS.

THE HISTORY CHANNEL is launching a new series tonight for which Magus Gilmore was interviewed on topics from Satanism to mythology.

From their web site:

True Monsters sorts the fiction from the often-muddled facts about the most terrifying monsters, awe-inspiring myths, and timeless legends in history. From monstrous creatures to wrathful gods, this series tells the incredible stories that reveal the surprising truths.”

Tonight’s episode is Devils and Hell

“Real monsters are behind our greatest legends. The gates of Hell are unlocked to reveal the surprising truths and devilish secrets of Satan, demons, and other powerful rulers of the Underworld. In the 17th century, a beastly devil is born deep in the woods of New Jersey and is said to still wreak havoc in a place called the Pine Barrens. Plus, from evil Jinn, whose power a nuclear physicist tried to tap, to a Christmas devil that takes naughty kids to Hell, to a two-faced female demon named Hel who presided over the dead in the icy North, there’s a lot to learn about our devils and the history that inspired them.”

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Posted on Friday October 09, 2015

Third Side Threads is pleased to announce a new line of clothing...

Third Side Threads is pleased to announce a new line of clothing that features Maurice Bessy’s Baphomet symbol.

This influential symbol originally appeared on the cover of Bessy’s book, A Pictorial History of Magic and the Supernatural, and evolved into the official Sigil of Baphomet for the Church of Satan. For more information about the symbol’s origin and evolution, please visit this page.

Available on men’s and women’s t-shirts, long sleeve shirts and sweatshirts, in eight different colors. Prices start at $16.

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Posted on Friday October 09, 2015

Satanic t-shirts, hooded tops, headgear, jackets, work shirts...

Satanic t-shirts, hooded tops, headgear, jackets, work shirts and more!

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Posted on Friday October 09, 2015

Mangled Marionettes has released a new single: Electro...

Mangled Marionettes has released a new single: Electro Negativity. This is a first attempt at Hardstyle. Combining elements of both Gabber and Hardstyle kicks, Electro Negativity is a synthesis in the experimentation of harsh kick drum sound design.

You can listen to the track via Soundcloud.

Consider following Mangled Marionettes on Facebook.

And Twitter.

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Posted on Thursday October 08, 2015

The Black Flame Reignites!


For Year 50 Anno Satanas we have relaunched The Black Flame as part of the news feed. As you see in the link, The Black Flame is comprised of articles regarding the application of Satanism and its principles. Our members are encouraged to submit pieces that offer what they’ve learned in their pursuit of their myriad indulgences. Practical wisdom, words to the wise, recipes, things worth pursuing, places of interest and even tips on how to move the world according to one’s will. The Odditorium heading may include thoughtful reviews of music, literature, theatre, films and anything else that has brought pleasure. Within the articles of The Black Flame, Satanists will share what they’ve discovered in their ongoing journey of personal bliss.

We are proud to debut the relaunch of The Black Flame with an outstanding piece on armed self-defense for the Satanic witch by Magister Kevin I. Slaughter, titled Rock Beats Scissors, Revolver Beats Shithead.

To learn more about the original magazine, or to order past issues, visit The Black Flame magazine’s page here.

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Posted on Thursday October 08, 2015

Rock Beats Scissors, Revolver Beats Shithead


Rock Beats Scissors, Revolver Beats Shithead
A brief introduction to armed home defense for a Satanic Witch.

by Magister Kevin I. Slaughter

a feature for The Black Flame — October, L A.S. 

A dear friend recently moved into a new place that she felt is not as safe and secure as the one she’d left, there were far too many shitheads (street criminals) around to be comfortable. She asked me for a recommendation for a home defense gun. She doesn’t own a firearm and hasn’t shot guns in a while. She lives in a “freedom friendly” state, so there is no difference between buying a handgun or a long gun (shotgun or rifle). Various firearm restrictions in different states throw in all kinds of bureaucratic hoops to jump through and fees to pay and delays of days or weeks or months.

Dear _____,

I will bypass any serious discussion of the law and how it relates to shooting a shithead. I’ll leave it to you and google for now to find out if you have a “castle doctrine” or “stand your ground” law where you live. I’ll limit my guidance to just this: “make sure they’re inside the house.” The choice to own and use a firearm is a serious one, and you should follow the laws.

The “right gun” for any individual is subjective, because people are not equal, and the tasks they’re used for varies so greatly. That’s why when you walk into a gun store there are so many choices. Firearms are tools to be used for specific jobs, and just as you wouldn’t buy a pot metal screwdriver to build a house, you wouldn’t buy a jackhammer to repair a watch. Some tools are more versatile than others, but you buy the tool with consideration for the primary use.

For a woman looking to purchase something for home defense, who is unable to test fire and practice with a bunch of different guns to find “just the right one”, I offer two recommendations to narrow things down. There are many options that could be considered that are beyond the scope of this letter, but my intent here is to give you the simplest and most practical advice I can, since I’m unable to help you in person.

The first suggestion is a revolver in .357 magnum with a 3-6” barrel. It will allow you to practice with the less powerful .38 special shells to get used to it, but have the more powerful .357 ammo for home defense if you’re confident shooting it. Use hollow point bullets for home defense. Not only are they more effective, but it’s safer in that it’s designed to stop inside the shithead, rather than passing through into whatever or whomever is behind him. A .38 special only revolver tends to be less expensive, and still could be effective.

Most revolvers will be 5 or 6 shots, but there are 7 and even 8 shot revolvers as well. Most home defense shootings only involve 2-3 shots from the defender, but having more is good, because you might not be involved in the “most common type” of home invasion.

A new or used Smith & Wesson is a great choice. The Ruger GP100 is a solid revolver as well and older Colts are just fine. There are cheaper brands, but they should be avoided when buying your first and possibly only firearm. They won’t be as reliable, as a rule, and reliability is more important than most other decisions (like what color it is).

My second recommendation is a 20 gauge pump shotgun. Get a defensive specific gun in 18" or 20" barrel. The magazine tube should hold 6 to 8 rounds. 20ga has less recoil (or “kick”) than a 12ga but is still fine for shooting shitheads. Remington 870 20ga defense with a 7 round tube would be a solid, reliable and fairly inexpensive choice. Sporting and hunting shotguns generally have much longer barrels, and therefore not good for moving around inside.

Semi-auto pistols are fine if you’re comfortable with them and practice, as they can be more complex. With a revolver, if it’s loaded, all you do is pick it up, point it at the shithead and pull the trigger until he’s stopped moving, no longer a threat, or you’re out of rounds.

Stay away from off brands. A used Smith & Wesson revolver in decent shape is probably better/more reliable than many brand new guns. This is a tool you might have to use to save your life or the life of a loved one. I’ve bought cheap tools, they tend to break when I need them most, because that’s when I’m putting the most stress on them.

Gun stores will probably be willing to haggle, especially when you’ve got cash (the green stuff, not a debit card or a check), and especially with any smart gal (see: “The Satanic Witch”). As a bonus, good guns will hold value better than most other things. If you spend $500 on a used gun at a store you should be able to sell it later for $250-300 to a shop later, and maybe get $400-$500 (or more) person to person (check local laws on this).

One of the most common temptations for both men and women, when gun shopping for a woman, is to buy a “small” gun because it looks “cute” (“not as threatening”, etc.). Smaller guns are generally less controllable to shoot, and therefore people tend to be far less accurate with multiple shots. If you’re keeping it for home defense, as opposed to concealed carry, then get something comfortable to hold with a little weight. Physics tells us a heavier gun will “kick” less than a lighter gun shooting the same round, and longer barrel will be more accurate than a shorter barrel.

Also a very common idea is that the sound of pumping a shotgun should be sufficient to “scare intruders away”. I personally believe this is a bad idea because it lets shitheads know where you are, and possibly before you’re fully prepared to defend yourself. Getting shot is generally more effective motivation for shitheads to run away, if they’re still able to move.

Go out and practice at least occasionally. Paper targets aren’t the same as moving people, but it’s better than nothing at all.  For some perspective: most police will train two or three times a year. An FBI study showed criminals who were involved in violent assaults with Police trained about 23 times a year. About 40% had already been involved in at least one gunfight, and 25% had been involved in more than 5 gunfights.

A gun writer named Jeff Cooper came up with a simple list of four “rules” for safe firearm handling, and they should be memorized and never strayed from:
1. All guns are always loaded.

2. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.

3. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.

4. Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.

So many accidental deaths and injuries could be avoided if everyone practiced just the 1st rule constantly. Every time you pick up a gun, or someone else does, assume it is loaded until YOU have proven it to be safe.

And, finally, the advice I’ve told my wife, that I repeat at least once every other year:

If someone breaks into our house, try to secure yourself in a bedroom with a gun and a phone. Call 911 and give them the address and that there is an armed man in the house trying to attack you. If they’ve acknowledged, then put the phone down but don’t hang up. You now only need to be focused on your personal defense for the 5 to 30 or more minutes that it will take the police to arrive. Don’t seek out the shithead. Let them take whatever they want, but blow them the fuck away if they come at you. Aim for center mass, as close to the center between the neck and crotch. Once it is over you may be temporarily deafened, in shock, hurt or otherwise upset. Remember one phrase: “He was going to kill me.” There is nothing in the house as precious and irreplaceable as you.



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Posted on Thursday October 08, 2015

The Devil You Know Podcast hosted by Dorian Grey and John H...

The Devil You Know Podcast hosted by Dorian Grey and John H Shaw! First episode has been released!

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Posted on Wednesday October 07, 2015

Listening to Gilbert Gottfried: A Worthwhile Torture

Ever since the launch of Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast, I have been overwhelmed by a reluctant urge to spread the word. Perhaps unfortunately, I’ve decided that I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Gottfried is what some might call “stuck” in the past. In this case, that unfashionable attitude is a Satanic virtue. His guests are showbiz veterans who share his old-fashioned obsessions, often having played a part in that very history. Gottfried and his co-host also review films, a number of which happen to be on the Church of Satan’s recommended viewing list.

Combining irreverent humor with reverence for the comedy and horror that influenced him as a budding entertainer, Gottfried embodies what we call ECI: Emotional Crystallization Inertia. The “E” can also stand for “erotic,” but with a voice like Gilbert Gottfried’s, that goes without saying.

Gottfried has even appeared in a show ID bumper for The Devil’s Mischief, another excellent comedy podcast, produced by our own Magister Bill M. (I think he did this to clean up his sometimes controversial image.) His rants also influence my own work on Between the Horns, part of the 9sense podcast.

I’ve been binge-listening to this show lately. Even when I’m not familiar with the guest, it’s a laugh riot with plenty of insights for comedians and other creative… can I say souls? Anywho, turn down the volume and tune in to this podcast. It’s more than worth every ear-withering decibel.

—Warlock M. A. Mandrake

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Posted on Wednesday October 07, 2015

While on tour in Germany last month, Warlock Nathan Gray had the...

While on tour in Germany last month, Warlock Nathan Gray had the opportunity to perform for a live session video recording with the talented team at Off The Road Studios. The result is pure magic! Set for Ritual in a beautiful space, Gray stood at his pulpit and delivered the dark gospel via his fans’ most beloved hymn, “Wolves.” He is confident that his most diabolical fans will find great humor in the cheeky intro, delivered by a man of the cloth.

Visions Magazine hosted the video release on Monday, which German fans can view here.

Friends are invited to connect with Nathan Gray at the following links:
Twitter @ nathangraysongs
Instagram @ nathangraysongs

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Posted on Wednesday October 07, 2015

iSatanist is having a HUGE Overstock Clearance Sale! Take...

iSatanist is having a HUGE Overstock Clearance Sale! Take full
advantage of this sale of these overstocked and discontinued items while
you can! More will come, but they won’t last long!

Check and see if your size is available!

Act now while supplies last!

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Posted on Tuesday October 06, 2015

Now Available on and iTunes.04 October, L...

Now Available on and iTunes.

04 October, L A.S.
1. 9sense Letters - How could a smart woman not use the male majority to her advantage?
2. Something Different with Heather Height - Episode 15 - Unfinished Procrastinate
3. I Dream of Jessie - Episode 30 - Trick or Treat
4. Between the Horns - Episode 8 - The Devil In Vaudeville

Note: Be a part of 9sense history and share your Greater Magic Success for this Halloween special!

YouTube / Stitcher / iTunes / RSS Feed / Direct MP3 / Website

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Posted on Monday October 05, 2015

Call for Submissions:Radio Free Satan is now accepting musical...

Call for Submissions:

Radio Free Satan is now accepting musical contributions from Church of Satan members for an upcoming special Year 50 project.

Songs and music from ANY musical genre will be accepted for consideration. We are particularly interested in older studio, home, and live recordings from past decades 60’s, 70’s, 80’s…however, recordings from 1966-present are being accepted.

Only MP3 format will be accepted. All submissions will be screened.

NOTE: All music submitted must have at least ONE Church of Satan member involved as composer or performer. All memberships will be verified.

When submitting music, please include the following information:

1. Song Title
2. Recording Artist
3. Approximate Date of Recording
4. Church of Satan Member Names

Send all MP3s to:

Deadline for submissions is Dec. 31st, 2015.

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Posted on Sunday October 04, 2015

Satanic Story Time presents episode 29:“The Fall of the House of...

Satanic Story Time presents episode 29:
“The Fall of the House of Usher” from Escape. 

Now available for download via iTunes Podcasts, Stitcher,, and at

The Devil’s Tuning Fork: Abaddon Andy has a poem for us entitled, “House on Haunted Hill”. The Devil’s Workshop: I have an Escape episode for you entitled, “The Fall of the House of Usher”. The Devil Is In the Details: We dive headlong into the story, “The Fall of the House of Usher”, written by Edgar Allan Poe for Escape’s old time horror radio and comb over the peculiar details surrounding the story of “The Fall of the House of Usher”. Mail Bats: I read fan mail from four of our listeners and answer questions as they come in. We are also afforded the opportunity to hear the Top Seven Things that listeners of Satanic Story Time would like to find in a second-hand store, David Letterman style. I co-host this show with Andrew A. Graves. He writes poetry and endeavors to have a book of poetry published before the year is out. He paints too and has his paintings for sale.

—Citizen Aaron Mantle

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Posted on Thursday October 01, 2015

OPUS SATANI: DRACOMEROTH—3rd Edition now available. Added...

OPUS SATANI: DRACOMEROTH—3rd Edition now available. Added several rites, including Communion with The Hellements, Satantric Mass, Rite of Hallow’s Gate, several others; more sigilization and Magical gesticulations, oracular design inclusions, psychodramatic enhancements. Supplemented to 230 pages, increased size for facilitation in Magical Operations

Comprising several books in one tome, Dracomeroth is a veritable Satanic Grimoire serving as inspirational psychodramas for Self-Transformation, Empowerment, and Diabolical Evolution.

Forbidden Knowledge…

Encompassing the complimentary Carnal with the Magical, included herein are The Draconian Dictums, Sins, The Infernal Alignment, Keys to The Infernal Realm, The Rites of Omnipotence, Satanasutra, Vampiricon, Glossary of Spells, Visualizations, Philosophy, Legendry, & proven techniques of psychological manipulation.


A Workbook of Sorcery presented in a highly imaginative & stimulating style, this text is intended for those courageous enough to peer into the deepest darkness of their own psyches, the vast Abyss within, and exercise one’s own Magical potential to the furthest degree, in a continual process of actualization unto the incarnation of Satan Oneself. Cooperating with Shadow Forces nascent in Nature in a structured form to ascend the levels of Satanic Grace, advancing one’s absolute Godhood.

Walking In The Shadows…

The Daemon calls, The Black Flame burns fierce! Open the pages of the Opvs Satani, and open The Gates of Hell. So It Is Done.
Opvs Satani: Dracomeroth

DRACUMENTARY: The Blackthorne Chronicles
Diary of A Satanist. The Blackthorne Chronicles comprises Draconian Pentagonal Devilution.

2nd Edition now available: Added much material and several more photographs to 254 pages, including Hellementary, House of Whispering Eyes In The Valley of Shadows, Home of The Vikings, Devin Black Haunts, Evocative Revelations, and more.

Dracumentary: Daemonic Metamorphosis from Infernal Progeny, The Dracling through infernal realization, Satanic Panic, Hellementary, House of Whispering Eyes In The Valley of Shadows, Home of The Vikings, Devin Black Haunts, Evocative Revelations, The Loves of Lucifer, Lusts of Satan, & beyond.

The Black Book of Shadows: Experiences with Greater Magic, paranormal manifestations, diabolical rites, Curses, Lust Spells, Blessings from Hell.

The Black Earth: Adventures, excursions, discoveries, celebrations, recommendations, nefarious events. The darker side of existence. {Includes the 666 High Mass, Halloween/Walpurgisnacht observances, graveyards, occult travels}

Tales From The Shadow Side: Paranormal experiments & explorations into various urban legends & mysteries.

The Black Dragon Speaks!: Interviews with various publications, institutions, individuals, web sources, radio, & broadcasts.

With this plethora of nefarious relations, The Blackthorne Chronicles includes evocative poetry, & previously unpublished photographs. Advance through image to possess.

Dracumentary: The Blackthorne Chronicles

Additionally, The Communion With The Hellements and additional suggestions for for Seasonal celebrations and empowerment:

* Hellemental Communion.
* Hellemental Activities.
* Lycanthropic Seasonal Submersion.

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Posted on Thursday October 01, 2015

Citizen Josie Gallows has released her new website,...

Citizen Josie Gallows has released her new website, This is the primary online hub for all of her work. Within you can find news updates, visual arts, books, articles, and poetry from her collected works.

Celebrating the launch all softcover copies her debut publication A Greasy Wind will be for sale at 15% off for 48 hours only!

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Posted on Thursday October 01, 2015

Sayings of Ragnar RedbeardBilingual EditionThe bilingual edition...

Sayings of Ragnar Redbeard

Bilingual Edition

The bilingual edition (English / German) “Sayings of Ragnar Redbeard” has been released by EDITION ESOTERICK PUBLISHING, who already published a German edition of Redbeard’s infamous “Might is Right”. 

As he did before in “Might is Right”, Ragnar Redbeard addresses in his “Sayings” those aspects of society, which have controlled, lead and suppressed the people for ages: religion, politics and the monetary system. His statements, his criticism and his warnings are equally true today like they were in the end of the 19th century. The major monotheistic religions (either directly or indirectly through the media or science), their political agents and the masterminds of high finance still influence and control the fate of the people and the world.

Whoever has eyes to see…

Table of content can be found on the publisher’s website

The book can be purchased through,

for readers from Great Britain through,

and for readers from Germany and the rest of Europe through

 Edition Esoterick Publishing website / Facebook

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Posted on Thursday October 01, 2015

Infernal Ink Magazine, which is owned and published by Witch...

Infernal Ink Magazine, which is owned and published by Witch Hydra M. Star and Citizen Dave Lipscomb, is a quarterly magazine focused on publishing extremely dark and violent adult fiction and poetry. In addition to their fictional offerings, they offer non-fiction content in the form of articles, interviews, and art exploring a variety of topics in this same vein.

Print / Kindle / PDF

Items featuring the cover art from Infernal Ink Magazine can be purchased through Hydra and Dave’s CafePress shop.

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Posted on Wednesday September 30, 2015

Raising Hell Episode XI - Parenting From A Satanic Perspective...

Raising Hell Episode XI - Parenting From A Satanic Perspective

​"Raising Hell is a discussion and education oriented podcast which takes an honest approach to promoting the individualist nature that Satanists are born with, and emboldening our own youth to rise above herd-conformity through responsible parenting.“

Join Citizen Milton Cruver as he hosts the show every two weeks, and replaces the Devil you think you know, with the Devil you truly don’t!​

R.H. Ep XI - September 30th, 2015, Conjuring Coffee!

RAISING HELL - Not Like the Others and Give It To Me Straight

1.  Grownup Grotto - Overparenting In Schools
2.  Handbook for Hellions - Mislabeling Misbehavior
3.  Mama’s Media - Aesop’s Fables

Available on iTunes, Stitcher and Facebook!

Hail our Young Ones!

Hail Satan!

—Citizen Milton Cruver

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Posted on Tuesday September 29, 2015

Catch The Quintessentials on 10/3 at DOWNBEAT, in Honolulu!

Catch The Quintessentials on 10/3 at DOWNBEAT, in Honolulu!

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Posted on Tuesday September 29, 2015

After an incredibly successful and well-recieved album release...

After an incredibly successful and well-recieved album release this past Friday, Nathan Gray hits the road this week with his band BOYSETSFIRE, for another European tour. Friends in Germany, Austria, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands are encouraged to attend a show and say hello!

01.10. DE Hamburg, Docks - Tickets
02.10. NL Amsterdam, Melkweg - Tickets
03.10. UK London, Islington Academy - Tickets
04.10. BE Hasselt, Muziekdroom - Tickets
05.10. DE Muenster, Skaters Palace - Tickets
06.10. DE Wiesbaden, Schlachthof - Tickets
07.10. DE Nuernberg, Loewensaal - Tickets
08.10. CH Solothurn, Kofmehl - Tickets
09.10. AT Wien, Arena - Tickets
10.10. DE Lindau, Vaudeville - Tickets
11.10. DE Leipzig, Werk 2 - Tickets
12.10. DE Berlin, Huxley`s - Tickets

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