Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Satanic Mass

This is probably the greatest party record of all time, provided that your party includes a nude woman altar and chalices brimming with LSD-tainted blood. Church of Satan founder and spokesfiend, Anton LaVey had you in mind in 1968 when he committed this most unholy of Satanic Masses to tape. Any would-be occultist with a turntable and a few candles could be as counterculture and wicked as the most elite, self-absorbed Satanarchists in San Francisco. Some forty years later, the Church of Satan is but a hollow ram's skull of it's former self, but that doesn't mean that the steely knives of time and infighting have killed the beast. Satan is within us all and just waiting for you to download this album to give him his proper due. Say it after me, "Hail Satan!"

16 comments:

Cigouave said...

Satanists are pretty silly, but I'm downloading this anyway, because, really, how can one not? I'm sure it's a thing of wonder, and it'll fun to play it for guests on Christmas Eve. Thanks!

Ian Zamboni said...

haha awesome, always wanted to hear this

Bastard said...

Yes, this is funny. A while back we used samples from this exquisite album to make a track (which is quite electronic, but has a metal spirit) - you can check it out here:

http://soundcloud.com/das-punkt/lavey

Bastiaan.

sephim said...

I think the album is worth it just for LaVey's reading of the Satanic Bible put to carnival tunes and that one Wagner piece.

Paul Von Aphid said...

cool stuff!

2bastian - cool track too!! where i can get some of your releases (besides soundcloud??).

ido said...

I think LaVey was a doink and his philosophy tepid. But I can't say no to a recorded satanic mass. Hail Satan, Twist and Shout!!!!!

Roger Camden said...

Satan is neat

thanks

ZoSo))) said...

nice post, thanks

eric j said...

I typed up a couple of drafts about why I respect the hell out of LaVey, but they all ended up too long-winded. But look at the man's life, not the book of plagiarisms he published, and its pretty easy to see what he was all about and how successful he was at it. He created magic in the truest sense and when he died, the spell was broken and the CoS turned into a pumpkin.

Sadly, a bunch of corrupt files in this one for me.

Tanners666 said...

Well there's the entertainment for Christmas afternoon with the parents sorted - thanks!

ido said...

@eric j: My opinions on LaVey are heavily based on "The Satanic Bible," which I personally found uninspiring and unintersting. Unfortunately, I know very little of his life beyond "Satanic Bible" and the photos that he took with Jayne Mansfield (which are awesome by the way.) Would be interested in any resources on his life you would recommend.

By the way, here is LaVey's album: http://nitegaunt.blogspot.com/2008/03/anton-lavey-strange-music-ep.html. It's odd.

night of the satanic flatulence said...

Fun satanic albums up there with Satan's Almighty Penis, and Satanic Butt Slayer.

Anthony said...

Maskes a great Black X-Mass gift... 0.o

Voluspa9 said...

ido, check out the book "Secret Life of a Satanist" LaVey's authorized biography written by his last wife Blanche Barton. If everything is to be believed in it, he led a highly interesting life prior to his annunciation as head priest of the CoS. However, some of the details are debated: like whether he really had a fling with Marilyn Monroe when she was a nobody, and whether he was forensic photographer for the SFPD. He was a carny,so it needs to be considered that he did much that took into acount the bigger "show" of things.

the others said...

hucksters are fuckin' neat.

vaudeviewgalor raandisisraisins said...

Karla has some of his cop photo stuff. he definitely hung out with the more fukt up older sfpds.