CoS Witch Zaftig has agreed to join us for the upcoming October/ Samhain episode. Topics of discussion will be the origin of All Hallows Eve and Greater Magic. If you have specific questions regarding these topics, post them here. Questions will be read and answered during the episode.
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Now available for Android, Google Play, iTunes Podcasts, Stitcher, www.satanicstorytime.com, and www.radiofreesatan.com: Satanic Story Time presents episode 40 – "Black Widow" with special guest: the arachnid expert – Bill Butler.
The Devil’s Tuning Fork: For this installment of The Devil’s Tuning Fork, we have the following tracks for your listening pleasure: “Lullaby” from The Cure’s album: Disintegration, “Spider Dance” from the Undertale Soundtrack, “The Spider’s Lullabye” and “Room 17” from King Diamond’s album: The Spider’s Lullabye, “Welcome to My Nightmare” / “The Black Widow” from Alice Cooper’s album, Welcome to My Nightmare with Vincent Price starring as “The Curator”.
The Devil’s Workshop: Our featured story is brought to you from E.G. Marshall and the CBS Radio Mystery Theater. It serves as CBS Radio Mystery Theater’s 265th episode and is entitled, “Black Widow”. The widow of a union worker enlists the help of a witch to get rid of the man who murdered her husband. The witch deploys poisonous black widow spiders to achieve her end. Jason Beck, Robert Dryden, Hetty Galen, Evie Juster, Dan Ocko, and Bob Juhren starred in this unmissable episode.
The Devil is in the Details: I recently sat down with arachnid expert, Bill Butler. During the course of our conversation we talked about his life accomplishments, occupations, hobbies, Satanism, wacky times, motorcycles, memorable moments, pets (especially spiders), Halloween, and aesthetics. Join me as I speak with a friend to spiders, Bill Butler. Bill's artwork and downloads from the COS website can be found here.
- Citizen Aaron Mantle
The Devil’s Tuning Fork: For this installment of The Devil’s Tuning Fork, we have the following tracks for your listening pleasure: “White Heat, Red Hot” from Judas Priest’s Stained Class album, “Advent” from Opeth’s second studio album, Morningrise, “Fire” from The Crazy World of Arthur Brown’s self-titled album, and “Hot Rockin” from Judas Priest’s eighth album, Point of Entry.
The Devil’s Workshop: “August Heat” was written by W.F. Harvey and published by J.M. Dent in 1910. It originally appeared in Midnight House and Other Tales. It’s about two men, unknown to each other, whose glimpses of the other’s possible future suggest that one of them will be murdered and the other will be the murderer. It is often referred to as a ghost story (it appears in The Folio Society’s Book of Ghost Stories, for example, and in Edward Gorey’s ghost story collection The Haunted Looking Glass) even though no ghosts feature.
The Devil is in the Details: I recently sat down with Christopher D. Little and had the opportunity to interview him on such topics as Satanism, hobbies, profession, favorite foods, pets, favorite places to visit, and the featured story, “August Heat”.
- Citizen Aaron Mantle
Now available for Android, Google Play, iTunes Podcasts, Stitcher, www.satanicstorytime.com, and www.radiofreesatan.com: Satanic Story Time presents episode 38 – "The Book of Ixin", written by Citizen Horror and performed by The Satanic Players Society.
The Devil’s Tuning Fork: “The Book of Ixin” was written by Citizen Horror in 2015. Citizen Horror was gracious enough to lend us his story for the diabolical purposes of Satanic Story Time’s 38th episode. I’m joined by the nefarious Vulture, Gyps Fulvus! Gyps Fulvus’ latest solo album is entitled The Lich. The Lich is a continuous, concept album and was produced on April 30th 2016, on Walpurgisnacht, and the Church of Satan’s 50th anniversary. From his 2015 album, Reflections, Revelations, and Roads Less Taken, disk 2, In Tenebris Lumen, Gyps has agreed to share with us one of the tracks with your host on vocals, entitled, “Dawn of a New Day”, quite befitting for Independence Day. Also included in this episode’s edition of The Devil’s Tuning Fork are the following tracks: King Diamond’s “The 7th Day of July 1777” from his second album, Abigail, which was released on February 24th 1987 through Roadrunner. Gazing up at us through their crystal ball, we have Iron Maiden’s “The Clairvoyant” from their seventh album, Seventh Son of a Seventh Son which was released on April 11th 1988 through EMI.
The Devil’s Workshop: As promised earlier, I am pleased to present to you a fantastic story of demonic possession. Its title is “The Book of Ixin” and was written by Citizen Horror in 2015. The Satanic Players Society deliver his story in sinister style with all the bells and whistles. The Satanic Players Society unleash a full arsenal of soundscapes and sound effects that serve to articulate his story in a way that truly embellishes Citizen Horror’s ominous tone of horror. For more episodes from The Satanic Players Society, please visit their official webpage at: http://www.satanicplayerssociety.com/episodes.html.
The Devil is in the Details: Gyps and I talked about his new segment on Satanic Story Time, The Midnight Hour. His debut episode is entitled “The Initiation”. “The Initiation” is a short, urban, horror story. We also discussed his most recent album, The Lich, and finally, the significance of “the midnight hour” in regard to Satanic magic.
- Citizen Aaron Mantle
Now available for Android, Google Play, iTunes Podcasts, Stitcher, www.satanicstorytime.com, and www.radiofreesatan.com: Satanic Story Time presents episode 37 – "Marionettes, Inc.", from Dimension X.
The Devil’s Tuning Fork: A series of events has led me to the coincidental choosing of these particular tracks. I have selected “Symphony of Destruction” from Megadeth’s fifth album, Countdown to Extinction, which was released on July 6, 1992 through Capitol Records. Also on the track listing for this episode is AC/DC’s “TNT” from their second album, TNT, with the late Bon Scott which was released only in Australia on December 1, 1975. Last but not least on the lineup for “The Devil’s Tuning Fork” for episode 37 is King Diamond’s “The Puppet Master” from his 11th solo album, The Puppet Master, which was released on October 21, 2003.
The Devil’s Workshop: Keeping with the theme of this episode, I have selected an old time horror radio show for you entitled, “Marionettes, Inc."
The radio adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s “Marionettes, Inc.” was originally presented by Dimension X. Dimension X was an NBC radio program broadcast on an unsponsored, sustaining basis from April 8, 1950, to September 29, 1951. The first 13 episodes were broadcast live, and the remainder were pre-recorded. Fred Wiehe and Edward King were the directors. Norman Rose was heard as both announcer and narrator. “Marionettes, Inc.” was first heard on Dimension X and NBC radio on August 30, 1951 and was adapted for radio by George Lefferts. It served as Dimension X’ 46th episode.
The story itself was written by Ray Bradbury and first appeared in Startling Stories in March of 1949. It was later published in a collection of his short stories, The Illustrated Man. The story presents a conflict between man and machine and depicts human dependence on technology. Smith and Braling, both men of middle age, find themselves trapped in their marriages. Braling (whose wife is nervous and authoritarian) and Smith (whose wife is too dependent and constantly demands his presence and affection) both long for personal freedom. However, both characters fear the uncertainty of change and the possible consequences of their selfish desires, and thus endure their situation.
Smith learns about "marionettes", exact robotic duplicates produced by Marionettes, Inc. The manufacturer, whose motto is "No Strings Attached", markets the marionettes as temporary replacements for the customer. Braling reveals to Smith that he has been using a marionette to fulfill his obligations as a husband while he pursues his personal interests. His wife is completely unaware of the duplication, and he plans to visit Rio de Janeiro while his marionette is replacing him at home. Braling shows off his marionette to Smith. Smith, fascinated by this solution, decides to buy his own marionette to escape his domestic prison.
The story ends in the bedroom with Braling kissing Mrs. Braling, but Bradbury skillfully uses pronouns to make it unclear whether Braling is really Braling or his marionette duplicate. The reader's interpretation could indicate either that the duplicate has disposed of his former master, or that Braling has won out and subsequently found new appreciation for his wife.
- Citizen Aaron Mantle
Now available for Android, Google Play, iTunes Podcasts, Stitcher, www.satanicstorytime.com, and www.radiofreesatan.com: Satanic Story Time Episode 36 – "The Body Snatchers", from Nightfall, with special guest, Aden Ardennes, contributor to Sex, Song, Sinema, & Satanism w/ David Harris, author of his book, Militant Eroticism, and brainchild of his forthcoming skin mag, Horns Magazine.
The Devil’s Tuning Fork: Aden Ardennes has selected some music for this episode of Satanic Story Time, “The Body Snatchers”. He has picked out the following tracks for our listening enjoyment: “Snatching the Dead” from Jeremiah Crow’s 2014 album, Dark Appalachian Gospel, “Long Hauls and Close Calls” from Hank Williams III’s 2008 album, Damn Right, Rebel Proud, and “Lazarus” from David Bowie’s 2016 album, Blackstar.
The Devil’s Workshop: For this installment of The Devil’s Workshop and with the cooperation of Jeremiah Crow, I am pleased to bring you “The Body Snatchers”. “The Body Snatcher" is a short story by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894). It was first published in the Pall Mall Christmas "Extra" in December 1884; its characters were based on criminals in the employ of real-life surgeon Robert Knox (1791–1862) around the time of the notorious Burke and Hare murders (1828). The story was re-written for Nightfall’s old time horror radio by Frank W. McEnaney. It was first aired by CBC radio for Nightfall’s old time horror radio on Aug. 29, 1980.
The Devil is in the Details: I recently sat down with Aden Ardennes and had the unique opportunity to talk with him on some taboo topics such as his sexually charged book release, Militant Eroticism. We also stoked the fires of his recently conceived homoerotic magazine, entitled Horns Magazine.
- Citizen Aaron Mantle
Satan is often viewed as the adversary in many of the stories typically presented throughout literature’s rich history. However, the stories presented in this podcast show many authors’ unique perspectives of the infamous figure of Satan in more than just the stereotypical light. Get more information available at satanicstorytime.com.