Today, here in the U.S., is the secular holiday called “Thanksgiving” which originated as a harvest festival amongst the Christian pilgrims who came to the “New World,” perhaps at times including some indigenous pagans in the proceedings. As such, it was a celebration of the hard work done towards preparing for survival of the frigid Winter months to come, demonstrating the wisdom of harmony with the cycling of Nature. Similar holidays existed in pre-Christian societies and always were meant as opportunities for earned excess.
In practice, it has evolved over time into an occasion for gathering with family and friends and overeating at a feast. Being Satanists, we naturally support participation in a sumptuous banquet, guided by our principle of “indulgence, not compulsion.”
This is a day we might spend with those whom we do not often encounter in person during the course of a year, hence we may also enjoy the opportunity to deal out our own form of justice, gently tweaking those who irk us while warmly embracing the ones who add richness to our lives.
May those of you who choose to celebrate enjoy a truly indulgent “Gluttony Day”!
Magus Peter H. Gilmore
Doctor Punk is a hard-edged hooligan tribute to Doctor Who. It is by DMG (the exciting new spin-off group from the legendary Gonads) and radical New York electro-Oi band Maninblack. Released to mark fifty years of the much-loved British TV sci-fi series, the split single features ‘Doctor Who Theme (50th Anniversary Mix’) by DMG and Maninblack’s ‘No Sleep Till Skaro.’ It will be released in November 2013 to coincide with the TV show’s fiftieth anniversary celebrations.
DMG will launch officially in 2014. The band is described as a “harder, nastier, more punk rock” version of the Gonads with different personnel. Full details will be announced in January.
MANINBLACK is the brainchild of André Schlesinger, formerly of the seminal US Oi! band The Press. Maninblack mix Oi with synthesisers and samples. Singer André Schlesinger explains: “We’ve taken 1977 UK Punk and Oi! influences and hit them with a Dalek’s plunger.
The Doctor Who theme is one of the most iconic TV signature tunes in history. It was written by Ron Grainger in 1963.
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Avid about vinyl collectibles? How about the Satanic Mass LP, the original 1968 pressing on Murgenstrumm Records, still factory sealed? Magistra Blanche Barton has uncovered 25 of these rare artifacts from the Church of Satan’s past and she is offering them now for the last time. Recorded in the ritual chamber of Magus Anton Szandor LaVey’s infamous 6114 California Street Victorian on Friday the 13th of September in the Year Three, Anno Satanas, this was the first recording in history of an authentic Satanic ceremony, celebrated by our High Priest and founder. The flip side has The Doktor dramatically intoning words over evocative classical music that previewed what was then his unreleased The Satanic Bible. Yes, the digitized CD of the legendary Satanic Mass album is readily available for purchase to us, but this LP with its unique cover notes—offering the hiss and pop of actual vinyl—can only be experienced with these original pressings which were kept in that very ritual chamber. We stopped selling these in the late 1980’s when Dr. LaVey realized we only had one box left, so none have been available—until now. It’s time for these last 25 albums to be distributed to those who can appreciate and gain inspiration from them.
To receive your own album of the Satanic Mass—complete with a signed certificate of authenticity on original Murgenstrumm Records stationery—please send $200 U.S. cash, check or money order to:
Post Office Box 210666
Chula Vista, CA, 91921, USA
Shipping: $6.00 in the U.S., $13 for addresses outside the U.S.
Questions: email BBartonCoSbook@yahoo.com.
Own a piece of Church of Satan history. This would make an ideal Winter Solstice gift for your favorite Satanist—like yourself!
In support of the upcoming Midwinter Winter Night of Eastcoast Folk festival this latest episode of Chaos Sedated features an uninterrupted set of Apocalyptic Folk and Martial music, including the artists set to perform at the event.
Chaos Sedated is a weekly mix of Dark Ambient, Industrial, and Apocalyptic Folk music; only on Radio Free Satan.
Submission deadline is Friday, December 13, with an extended deadline of Thursday, March 20. Accepted films will be eligible for Jury Awards, including the coveted Palm D’Ruid.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Showcasing the wildest films from around the world since 2006, The Druid Underground Film Festival is the only non-regional underground film festival in North America. From all-night gallery screenings in LA to the bravest art house theaters of Manhattan, DUFF continues to blow audiences minds from coast to coast!
•We host half a dozen parties, screenings and receptions throughout the year including the main competition. Each event provides opportunities for filmmakers to meet other filmmakers as well as representatives of other festivals and media outlets.
•Filmmaker Reception: With screening tickets, party invitations and gifts, DUFF strives to make a winning filmmaker’s screening experience both fun and productive.
•Film Forum: Winning filmmakers can access the Druid Underground Film Forum program, a collaboration and talent recruitment symposium.
•DUFF has received media coverage from outlets such as LA Weekly, Flavorpill, The Guardian, VICE, Ron Garmon, Citybeat, The Church of Satan, Aint It Cool News, Campus Circle, LA I Am Yours, Sean Carnage, Radio Free Silverlake, Times Standard, LA Record, Inside Film Magazine, Film News and Views, The Village Voice, LAist and many others.
After a night of bizarre films and free raffle prizes, find out why Flavorpill says DUFF doesn’t so much “defy convention as mow it down, douse it in kerosene, and flick a Zippo at it”
"Pierce the curtain of reality into a world of the bizarre and the macabre: a midnight realm of the creaking footsteps on the stairs, of the pale visage in the dark, and of the tingling shivers down your spine."
Right Behind You is an anthology of 9 spooky stories from G.R. Wilson.
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