satanic mass

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Limited Edition Murgenstrumm Records 1968 “Satanic Mass” T-shirt Pre-order

1968 saw the release of the historic album Satanic Mass, conducted by Anton Szandor LaVey. “Recorded LIVE at the Church of Satan” the Baphomet emblazoned red cover read in one lower corner, and in the other an Egyptian-style logo for “Murgenstrumm”. Pre-order from Underworld Amusements, Ends March 16th   We have created this novelty shirt as a way to pay homage to this quirky, moody and fascinating album that is, in its original pressing, a highly sought-after collectible. Instead of a baphomet-laden design emulating the record cover, we took a more subtle approach of a shirt for the record label created […]

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

The Satanic Mass — A Shot Heard Round the World High Priestess Peggy Nadramia details the history behind the recording of the Satanic Mass, the circumstances around the cancelled live performance at The Black House, and its many re-releases. While the liner notes on later versions cite the influence this album had on heavy metal bands, their imagery and lyrics, there is no rock music here. It’s old-timey music, classical music, carnival music. It’s LaVey’s music, and it’s there to support and enhance the ritual texts. The original pressing admonishes the listener to darken the room, burn black candles, envision […]

Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet

In Memoriam Reverend André Peter Schlesinger(1962-2016)  The quintessential curmudgeon, the ultra-meanie of alt.satanism, the force behind The Press and MANINBLACK, Reverend André Peter Schlesinger of the Church of Satan was a man who lived life on his own terms, without compromise—ever. Peggy and I met him when he worked for Herman Slater at The Magical Childe, the occult shop in Manhattan’s Chelsea area that was ground zero for anyone interested in the outré. Dressed in his spiffy green horn-buttoned alpine jacket, the tattooed bloke with the full ginger sideburns and close-cropped hair blended herbs and carved candles for Herman’s many […]