How Slayer Is Celebrating The National Day Of Slayer.
Tuesday June 06th 2006, 12:23 pm
Filed under: music,photoshop fun,satanism

As you may be aware, today is 6/06/06, known to some as the National Day of Slayer, and better known to many, many more people than that as A Day of Really Nice Early-June Weather.

Some people are a little nervous about 6/06/06. Who wouldn’t be? To the uninformed, Slayer can be a little threatening. With song titles like “Altar of Sacrifice” and “Mandatory Suicide” it’s easy to be a little put off, but trust me: once you get past the Wall of Blood and Auschwitz references, the Slayer boys are nice as pie. Forget what you thought you knew about the kings of thrash and take a look at how they’re spending the most unholy of days.

6/06/06, 7:30 a.m.

cuz even Slayer has to mail packages

The boys got an early start on their special day at their local UPS store, participating in an ancient ritual: mailing care packages to their college-bound children. Devil’s food cake, anyone?

6/06/06, 11:15 a.m.

all hail the great pfizer

Does Walgreens sell blood? Sorry, guys! They might be S.O.L on that front, but luckily for Tom Araya, they DO fill Lipitor prescriptions. With a metal lifestyle like his, that cholesterol isn’t gonna regulate itself! Speaking of which, anybody getting hungry?

6/06/06, 12:30 p.m.

i'll have a number 4 with extra BLOOOOD

Forget “South of Heaven” – these guys are going South of the Border!!! Yum!

6/06/06, 2:15 p.m.

who could sacrifice something this cute?

I don’t really know what to say about this. It’s their day, alright? They can do whatever they want.

6/06/06, 4:30 p.m.


After an action-packed day, everyone deserves a little R&R. That means it’s time to kick back in Jeff Hanneman‘s basement home theater and watch the band’s favorite movie. Let’s give ’em a little privacy, shall we? As pioneers of thrash and all-around nice guys, I’d say they’ve earned it. Wouldn’t you?

Oh – and this happened too.

slayer loves unicorns.  duh.

Hail Satan
Wednesday February 08th 2006, 9:51 am
Filed under: letters,satanism

I decided a week or two ago that I really wanted to interview a Satanist. I’m not talking about a teenager who hates his parents either, or one of the members of Slipknot. No. I’m talking real, bonafide Satanism. Like, an actual member of the Church of Satan. I’m curious about how many real, actual Satanists there are in Chicago and what they’re up to. Plus, well, Satanism is just kind of funny. Do they feel persecuted? Do they feel the world is more or less evil as a whole than it was twenty years ago? There’s only one way to find out. I sent off an email to High Priestess Magistra Peggy Nadramia asking if there was anyone in my area who could possibly give an interview. I got this reply this morning:


We do not have any members who serve as spokespersons in Chicago at present. Our members there and nearby are rather private and thus underground regarding their affiliation.

Generally speaking, since our church isn’t about doing “organized” things, we don’t comment on the “state” of our church in any particular area, as that state is defined by the productivity and creativity of our members, and is only public if they choose to make their efforts and affiliation known.

So, because of the focus of your piece, there isn’t much we can do for you. Our News page and the archives of News pages for the last several years demonstrate what our members are doing, and we think that is a healthy barometer for our organization’s public face. Of course our members in politics and other fields remain resolutely “in the closet,” as such is required for their success in today’s climate.

Best wishes!

Magistra Peggy Nadramia
High Priestess