Thursday, November 5, 2009

Anton LaVey - The Satanic Mass

Today is Halloween or the holiday to celebrate Satan according to some people so I am bringing The Satanic Mass. It is not often that we hear from the other side. I found this somewhere in the deep abyss of the world wide web. As the cover says, The Satanic Mass was recorded live at the Church of Satan. Anton LaVey founded the Church of Satan on April 30, 1966 (which is the same day as Walpurgisnacht). He presides over the proceedings on this record. He is obviously the real deal unlike someone I know. This originally came out on LP then was reissued on CD in the mid 1990s with a bonus track ("Hymn of the Satanic Empire/Battle Hymn of the Apocalypse"). (Note: the bonus track has a silent gap between the 5:45 and 9:18 mark.) I do not know if what I found was a rip from an LP copy and the bonus track added or if the reissue was itself recorded from a vinyl copy, but the tracks except the last are ripped from vinyl. The first track "The Satanic Mass" is a recording of a Satanic ritual. Tracks 2 thru 7 are recordings of LaVey reading excerpts from his book The Satanic Bible accompanied by pieces of classical music. Enjoy and Happy Halloween!
1. The Satanic Mass {19:48}
2. Prologue {2:43}
3. Book of Satan Verse I {2:43}
4. Book of Satan Verse II {3:26}
5. Book of Satan Verse III {2:56}
6. Book of Satan Verse IV {1:47}
7. Book of Satan Verse V {2:53}
8. Hymn of the Satanic Empire/Battle Hymn of the Apocalypse {13:20}

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