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#50332 - 03/02/11 01:37 PM Re: Don Mathews - Modern Satanism? [Re: Tesseract]
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It's funny, right now I am wearing my Dead Kennedys "Nazi Punks Fuck Off" shirt and my jacket has a baphomet lapel pin. One would have a hard time trying to equate National Socialism and Satanism when looking at me. And that's without mentioning that one is a political ideology and the other isn't.

Correlating the two is just a way to make the "bad guys" look even badder, no matter which the direction the correlation goes: Satanist = Nazi / Nazi = Satanist.
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#50333 - 03/02/11 02:14 PM Re: Don Mathews - Modern Satanism? [Re: 6Satan6Archist6]
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Brings to mind this mishmash of ideologies, musical genres, and aesthetics -- Satanic skinhead industrial/metal:

http://www.satanichatefulwarskin.com/

What’s an outside observer to make of all that???

Perhaps one of the best known acts associated with this sub-sub-sub genre is Deathkey. As Diavolo put it, the fringe of the fringe. Although, while it seems to have been some time since Deathkey had an official website, from what I remember of it, the content there was so over the top and goofy, yet much of the artwork so skillfully executed, it seemed as if Deathkey had to be some kind of parody or inside joke.

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#50335 - 03/02/11 02:28 PM Re: Don Mathews - Modern Satanism? [Re: Tesseract]
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What’s an outside observer to make of all that???


It looks like it would sound like shit.

Something like that would only appeal to, and would probably only be ever known by, a select group of individuals that would seek it out.

It is possible that someone would randomly come across it but even then I think they would view it as it was meant to be viewed: offensive, "negative and "evil". The groups involved are taking two of the most hated and feared things in the world and combining them to make something that is sure to piss off most everyone who comes across it as well as draw in impressionable people with a lot of built-up anger that needs to be directed at something.

So basically, it is a sales gimmick. Not one tailored to a mass audience but a sales gimmick none-the-less.
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#50339 - 03/02/11 03:26 PM Re: Don Mathews - Modern Satanism? [Re: 6Satan6Archist6]
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Actually, “Deathkey” has become something of a minor internet meme in the past few years -- a meme received with both sincere interest & support, and with mockery & derision. It’s become slightly more possible in this time that a casual web surfer would encounter references to Deathkey outside the “extreme” black metal ghettos (heh) and noise-music subcultures. But still, those are relatively microscopic subcultures, to be sure.

While I initially, and to some extent still now, view Deathkey and its ilk as parodies and marketing gimmicks, some of these acts and audio labels have been staying in character for so many years now the majority of them might actually be painfully sincere about the whole thing, and not just built upon cynical sales ambitions. It reminds me to some extent of the Temple of the Black Light. As has been discussed in the past here at 600C, apparently TotBL, along with things like Satanic Skinhead Propaganda are cobbled together, often naively or ignorantly, from a raft of “cool, evil, extreme, kvlt” components that bear little or no resemblance to each other individually. The results seem to inevitably end in unintentional self-parody.

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