80s HardcoreCvltureFeaturedHistoryMusic

Today I came across this 1985 article from the L.A. Times I wanted to share with you. The feature is about FFF (which started out as whack 80’s hardcore band), a pretty much all-white punk gang from the valley. It’s an interesting read about something I lived through as a

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BizarreCvltureFeaturedHistory

Anointed and purified, she laid on her back at the center of a flattened plateau between four columns waiting for the night’s first devotee. He arrived just as the moonlight touched the heart of the altar, prepared to unite with a goddess. Her mask on, she invoked Her and they

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In 1998, Geraldo Rivera decided he was going to capitalize on the paranoid fears of Satanism, much like he is doing now by capitalizing on right-wing fuckery. He produced and directed a documentary called “Devil Worship: Exposing Satan’s Underground,” an awesomely ridiculous and sensationalized look at Satanism. According to Geraldo,

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BizarreCvltureFeaturedLiterature

Discordianism and chaos magic are often confused. This is fitting, considering confusion is the stock and trade of both to some extent. Discordianism involves ritual, but is more of a religion of mirth; rather than chaos magic, which we will talk about more, hmmm… maybe next week. Discordianism involves the worship

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Black MetalBlackened CrustCrustDoomFeaturedMusicPsychReviewsSludge

Santa Cruz’s FOLIVORE have been a fixture in Northern California’s extreme underground for the last five years at least. The band has been a focal point of Santa Cruz’s local metal scene, and the band has wreaked havoc all over the North West, having hit the road with the likes of

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This morning I was reading io9’s article outlining the “Satanic Panic” of the 1980s – basically, a time when allegations of sexual and murderous Satanic cult rituals went through the roof. For a while there, “the Satanic Cult did it” was more plausible than the Butler.

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