October 1st, 2005

Throne

The Devil's Diary VIII

The Devil's Diary VIII

The deadline has been met - thank you to all who contributed. Issue 8 is COMPLETE.

We are now accepting submissions for Issue 9: Essays, fiction, interviews, adventures, art, photography, poetry, multimedia reviews, Lesser and Greater Magical experiments are now being accepted. Please send submissions and orders to the Editor-In-Chief.

* Deadline for Issue 9 is April 11 XLI.


An extensive review from Zoth-Ommog:

"...I have just finished reading my copy of The Devil's Diary, and I was very impressed by the scholarly content of issue VIII. I'd like to share my thoughts about The Devil's Diary with the group, for those of you who haven't yet purchased a copy and are wondering what lurks within this empowering edition.

First off, the issue begins with Warlock Draconis Blackthorne's Autumn Equinox XL, a poetic tribute to the changing of the seasons. Draconis' skillful use of the english language never ceases to amaze me and his talents truely shine in this opening composition. Warlock Balckthorne is truely a wordsmith and an inspiration to us all in The OBD.  Hail Draconis ! ! !

Second is Jan Welke's Monetary Mechanisms. This is a very well written essay providing advice on attaining Financial Affluence, the 6th point of The Infernal Alignment. Jan presents a useful 3 step outline for working success rituals, and Warlock Blackthorne reminds us of the Satan-Mammon sigil, which directly correlates with Jan's Monetary Mechanisms essay.

Third up to bat is Behemoth's Lace & Whiskey (A Homage to Distilled Entities), an analysis of alcoholic beverages and those who consume them. I found Behemoth's approach to this sociological study both blunt and humorous. A must read for those of us who enjoy distilled spirits.

Now we come to Kyle Whittaker and his essay entitled The Church of Satan and What It Means To Me. This is  an admirable affirmation by a card carrying member of The Church of Satan. His declaration of devotion echoed many of my own sentiments regarding Anton LaVey and Satanism.

Next up is Daemonic Magic by Paul Hill. An interresting outline for envisioning a demon servant whose purpose is to serve you. A creative tool to work black magic and to create your own demonology.

Now we come to Warlock Blackthorne's Satanic Devotional. This is a formal ritual with incantations  that summon The Four Crown Princes of Hell, and a Daemon named Szandor. There is also a blasphemous version of Our Father, and a requisition for the 6 points of Infernal Alignment. A complete formula for daily devotion useful to all Draconian Satanists.

Draconis leads us next into The Black Earth where he reviews several interresting events He has attended. The Black Earth is followed by Noctuarium, Draconis' Multimedia reviews of satanic publications, music, and movies. Next is Draconis' Black Heart Poetry, a collection of dark verses by the master wordsmith himself. Here we can sample four compositions which invoke infernal imagery and diabolic delights.

Next up is Keith Shillingberg's A Dark Flame In Time. A excellent short story depicting an encounter with Satan, sex orgies, and cannibalism. I won't give too much more away with my review, but I will say the twist ending kept me smiling even after I was done reading Keith's story.  Good job, Bro!

And last, but certainly not least, we have The Devil Believes In Me by Michael DeLuca, Jr.  An interresting observation on the naivety of christians and the humor of their ignorance. Michael makes excellent points on how he deals with the old "Do you believe in Satan" question, and opens the doors to new ways of manipulating christian ignorance to benefit ones ego.

So there you have it my Infernal Brethren. A brief outline of the Halloween XL issue of The Devil's Diary. In my opinion, worth every dollar, and a must read for all members of The Order of The Black Dragon."
Knight

Necrocomicon

The Black Earth



Necrocomicon
{Ist October, XL; Northridge, CA}

Had a Hell of a time at Necrocomicon this evening. Necrocomicon is a horror convention showcasing the genre's latest releases, some timeless favorites, and all manner of merchandise connected with them, inclusive of cast and crew presence. I accompanied some acquaintances who happen to be die-hard horror fantoms:

Of particular interest, I met with Lisa Loring, the adorable little Wednesday Addams from the original Addams Family series, and she was quite amicable, despite My Baphomet and leather trench - she signed My newly acquired DVD set. I would have liked to have told her that it was a pleasure to meet the actress which portrayed infernal progeny so wonderfully, but so as to not put her off, I shook her hand and told her it was a pleasure to meet her in person, and that I have had quite a collection of the original series on tape, and what a relief it finally is that the series is now on DVD. A priceless treasure forever cherished.

Other recognizable "celebrities" included the underrated Eileen Dietz of Exorcist fame, who played many of the more memorable demonic faces therein - she was also promoting her appearance at a local spook house in Woodland Hills; Priscilla Barnes - yes, THAT Priscilla Barnes from Three's Company, who now has been included in The Devil's Rejects; Courtney Gaines from Children of The Corn {"Malachai"; who was also pushing his CD, playing from out of a couple of small speakers, which was quite a fright - acoustic renditions / "The Wave" type of music}; among several others who were vaguely familiar. I saw the "mystery guest" O.J. Simpson signing autographs and figurines of himself, and was not about to purchase one of those. There were actually 'protestors' outside with some signs, some of which read "Never forgive, never forget", and the simple "murderer" held forth.

There were actually a few people at Necrocomicon with pentagrams, either printed on shirts or dangling from necklaces, who looked over at Me curiously. Many others were dressed as their favorite characters, from the ubiquitous Jason Voorhees, Michael Meyers, Freddy Krueger, to more elaborate getups like various Vampire renditions, ghouls, zombies, a couple of devils, a headless guy, and My favorite... voluptuous vixens in scantily-clad attire here and there - "Vampirella" was quite remarkable. I was surprised Elvira was not present, but a Morticia look-a-like was definitely there.

In the main showroom, vendors lined the walls with so many intriguing items from Horror cinema, from dolls to costumes, masks, books, films, jewelry. The booth that particularly caught My eye was the Dark Delicacies display, whose shoppe I have frequented on a couple of occasions, offering up mostly horror fiction and true-crime books. If you are not familiar with this establishment, and are in the LA area, do visit this artfully-embalmed total environment. Friendly and informative.

Next on the roster was a screening of "Death By Engagement", an amateurish film about a seemingly cursed wedding ring sought after by a charming groom, whose wearer perishes one after the other, as it eludes him at every turn through a series of unfortunate synchronicities. His obsession to possess the heirloom leads to murder and deception. A "B-Movie" presentation, but somewhat amusing nonetheless. Afterwards, the actors were available for questions, although truthfully, I was not too interested.

In an auditorium-like room, I had the pleasure of seeing The Order of The Fly perform, who are like The Misfits' demonic musical child, and a lot of fun to watch, clad in Halloweenish attire, they played amidst swirling fog and undulating lights, with high energy in graveyard stomping frenzy. The Lovely "Abby Normal" resembles a Gothic Sally with stitch scars about her flesh, and Ralphie Repulsive really does an exceptional job with his ghoulish skull makeup {not to mention he blows fire!}, "J-Synthetic" resembles a cybernetic goth doll, and "Alfonzo DeLos Muertos" performs as a monstrous skull creature, reminiscent of Gwar, and the drummer donned "Corpse paint" similar to Death Metal musicians.

The Kissfits were certainly an evocation, bringing to mind images of these legendary rock figures, which were actually My first introduction to the world of Hard Rock / Heavy Metal, and I do appreciate a good show - The Kissfits are, as the name suggests, a cross between The Misfits and KISS, playing some familiar KISS and Misfits tunes, as well as a couple of originals in the same vain. I especially enjoyed their rendition of "Halloween". There was another fire-breathing spectacle, as well as plenty of blood-dripping gore by "Gene Manashevitz".

The best in this musical repertoire was unfortunately not saved for last, as "Sloppy Seconds" came on, whose shtick I suppose are as drunken slobs somewhat reminding Me of The Mentors, though nowhere near as amusing or imaginative, so I opted to take My leave.

Overall, saw a film, bought a DVD set with autograph, and enjoyed watching two entertaining bands perform - a fun night out. ∞