HEAVY METAL EXPOSED - SATAN IN POPULAR ENTERTAINMENT PART 1
The Devil's Connection To Heavy Metal Exposed.
WARNING: THIS HUB CONTAINS SOME EXPLICIT CONTENT AND MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 YEARS.
Led Zeppelin Double Deal; God or the Devil.
The Zepp's Darkside
Led Zeppelin have a legacy of blues influenced work. Traditionally the new songs were built on old songs. Tracks like Anne Brendon's "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You", Jake Holmes "Dazed And Confused", Albert King's "The Hunter" (How Many More Times), Jeff Beck's "Bolero" (Led Zepp' guitarist Jimmmy Page actually contributed to it then incorporated it into; How Many More Times), and to a lesser extent the traditional Bert Jensch's "Blackwaterslide" (Black Mountain Side), and Howlin' Wolf's "How Many More Years" were originally used without credit to their origins. The 1970 composition "Stairway To Heaven" owes much in the introductory phase to "Spirit" (1968) by Taurus who were a headline act to the Zepp' during an American tour.
According to some interview, Robert Plant was briefly possessed by what must have been a powerful demon, for a brief space of time, writing the first couple of lines of the lyrics then jumping out of his seat. Jimmy Page certainly dabbled in the occult. The band used mystical symbolism and Page studied Aliester Crowley's teachings. Jimmy Page is associated with the Lucifer Rising project. The '4' album's inner cover displayed a tarot card [character]; The Hermit.
Stairway To Heaven
Led Zeppelin were the first heavy metal band to make a real success in this genre of music. Their fourth album produced a song called Stairway To Heaven that breached all conventions of popular music. It was over 8 minutes long in original form, used unfashionable recorders in its opening section and concludes by launching into a stinging guitar solo. It consistently rates in the Top 100 song lists. It features the versatile voice of singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page sets technical standards that other famous Heavy Metal bands-to-be will aspire to.
The lyrical content of this song deserves serious consideration. It has some quaint aspects like the frequent, obvious, Tolkien inspired elements, "rings of smoke through the trees". The central composition theme relates to a female enosh. She appears to be stuck in the material existence that appears irresistible to the eye; "there's a lady who's sure, all that glitters is gold", just as the sacred fruit of Eden (Gen. 3:6). In sharp contrast to Jacob, the progenitor of Israel, she is paving her personal road to Hell. Jacob had a dream, a stairway touching the ground and reaching all the way to Heaven (Gen. 28:12-13) with angels travelling both ways and YHWH-God standing above it.
Stairway To Heaven's Introduction Was Borrowed.
Zepp' Backmasking Controversy
Backmasking is a phenomenon or deliberate act of using words backwards so when a recording is played normally there is an undecipherable message or a totally different one rendered to the listener. Some bands, most famously The Beatles, admit using this technique on odd occasions, simply as experimentation. The technique was noted by Thomas Edison himself. Aleister Crowley actually advocated playing records in reverse as mind training in the pursuit of magic endeavours. Naturally there was much speculation in 1981 when a Christian DJ started promoting his message of Satanic backmasking in Stairway To Heaven. When played backwards phrases like "'Cos I live with Satan...the lord turned me off...there's no escaping it...here's to my sweet Satan...the one whose little path will make me sad, whose power is Satan?...he will give you 666..." become coherent. So, playing one of the most creative, popular, Heavy Metal/pop-crossover records gives two different messages, "...there are two paths you can go by..." (official lyrics), one of spiritual awareness and warning, the other a surrender to all-pervading evil.
Christian Reformed Musician Plays Led Zepp' Backwards.
Judas Priest - "Metal gods" & Good vs Evil Themes.
Judas Priest developed a distinctive sound in Heavy Metal music and combined it with original lyrics that drew on familiar themes. They are generally rated highly in the Heavy Metal genre not just due to their popularity but also their influence in the late 1970s. Unusually this long-lived band do not really use obscene language in their songs or shows and interviews, as is of course, also true for Led Zeppelin and many other old-school groups. In terms of band conduct and image today there is nothing truly notable about the Judas Priest. Their vocalist, Rob Halford, came out of the closet late in his career, possibly as a publicity stunt for his own new band Two. Yet there were some subtle hints, in Judas Priest's definitive era, about this matter in "Call For The Priest/Raw Deal" and the better known "Hell Bent For Leather". There is no known legacy of Satanism or anything of that nature. Yet Judas Priest were notorious for a little while in 1990 following an American combined suicide and attempted suicide in late 1985. There was a lawsuit against them based on alleged subliminal messages in a song "Better Than You, Better By Me". Listening to Judas Priest songs backwards reveals no clear backmasking, perhaps the occasional stand-alone word, if that. Curiously the music often sounds almost as good played backwards. The lawsuit failed. The fact of the matter is the song was not even an original, but a cover of a track by Spooky Tooth from their Spooky Two album. There is no obvious statement invoking suicide but can be read as a veiled threat of such within the scope of the song's narrative.
Some christians maintain that Judas Priest have a Satanic agenda. Their album covers carry all the typical Messianic Deceiver artwork that inevitably adorns most successful recordings. No band can easily avoid that sort of thing though, if they want to make money. The innovative Nostradamus album itself almost crosses the line to the lowest level, that is to say, inadvertent Satanism. Lyrically the Nostradamus character in the album receives revelation but it is clearly not coming through God. God receives no credit for Nostradamus' visions. Nostradamus gives no acknowledgement to God despite all he sees and there is an element of polytheism making an appearance. Their 1977 Sin After Sin album with its powerful song "Sinner" was likewise on the borderline.
Claims Of A Satanic Heavy Metal Agenda & The Judas Priest Trial.
Source Of Controversy For Judas Priest - "Better By You, Better Than Me" Played Backwards
Manic Marilyn Manson Madness
Is Marilyn Manson Satanic?
Is Brian Hugh Warner, aka Marilyn Manson, covertly and knowingly promoting the agenda of Satanists?
Marilyn Manson Mystery.
"Marilyn Monroe wasn't even her real name, Charles Manson isn't his real name, and now, I'm taking that to be my real name. But what's real, you can't find the truth, you just pick the lie you like the best." - Brian Warner. So the other key band members follow with new names that blend stardom with psycho-killers of the worst kind. The group known as Marilyn Manson have cultivated a notoriety over many years for a lifestyle of illicit sex, drugs and rebellion. Standard music business "rock'n'roll" behaviour really. What is different with this group is how they adopted the legacy of pioneer groups like Alice Cooper and took their "shock-rock" to dizzying heights. Surely the changes in society over decades of popular entertainment culture meant that the time was ripe for a niche market that was not being catered for to be served a rich cake. Marilyn Manson used some Ziggy Stardust style antics to promote alternative sexuality on stage. In the formative year of 1992 a May flyer designed by Warner for Marilyn Manson & The Spooky Kids shows them gathered before a massive, pornographic Baphomet.
There must be a message in this Manson quote, "Music is the strongest form of magic." Some time around 1994, Marilyn Manson personally met Anton Szandor LaVey and was given the title Reverend, in the Church Of Satan. This is not the same as being a minister, but there was clearly some ongoing interaction between these two entities. Marilyn Manson has been quoted, "No matter what time the doctor (LaVey) called for me, or summoned me to, I planned to be there. I admired him and respected him. We had a lot of things in common. In short we both had dedicated the better part of our lives to toppling Christianity." By this time their first album had been released, Portrait Of An American Family. There is a song titled "My Monkey" based on Charles Manson's "Mechanical Man" on this album. Marilyn Manson added the following verses:
"...We are our own wicked gods, With little G's and big dicks, Sadistic and constantly inflicting a slow demise..." - "My Monkey" by Marilyn Manson & The Spooky Kids.
These verses may be interpreted as Iblees' promise to Eve (and Adam) that she would gain from the forbidden tree a higher existence as an angel or some other greater immortality. For our mortal life is about gaining the knowledge of good and evil (Gen.3:5, Surah 7:20). The issue becomes how to act on this knowledge. As Marilyn Manson designates [himself] in The Golden Age Of Grotesque album "the better of two evils". Next comes a covert reference to Masonic symbolism with the G between the compass and square, followed by the phallic Washington Monument or other obelisks. The latter verse could be a reference to the work of the New World Order resulting in the chronic decay of humanity. There are more bizarre lyrics on the thirteenth song on this album, originally titled The Manson Family Album, "Misery Machine". This is Manson's version of the Mystery Mobile (Scooby Doo) careering down Highway 666 on the road to the abbey of Thelema. Thelema is not being used here in the same context as the Septuagint or some neutral literature. Here is a quote from the current National Grand Master General of the U.S. Ordo Templi Orientis "...Our Thelema is that of The Book of the Law and the writings of Aleister Crowley..." The law of Thelema states, Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. Love is the law, love under will.
The Pinnacle Of Success - Enter The Matrix
The Original Anti-Christ Superstar.
"The word 'Antichrist', to me, is the collective disbelief in God." - Marilyn Manson. Technically the album Antichrist Superstar was Marilyn Manson's second full-length studio album. Marilyn Manson claims it was inspired by supernatural forces. People outside of the United States heard a song on the radio called "The Beautiful People" and recognised it as a modern Heavy Metal classic from an unknown band with a crazy name. It seemed to be taking a potshot at the absurd, generic, christian religion. The album title, at the very least, was inspired as a challenge to the musical "Jesus Christ Superstar". Marilyn Manson cites other much heavier influences, "I knew I wanted to be like Nietzsche or Aleister Crowley, men who have in their own way drawn people closer to the apocalypse." A peculiar aspect to this album is its cyclical distorted introduction which features again as the outro'; "When you are suffering, know that I have betrayed you.". Some interpret this matter as a reference to "Inauguration Of The Pleasure Dome" and "Lucifer Rising", The video for "Antichrist Superstar" was held back by Interscope Records. Apparently it featured Manson tearing a bible apart and flinging it at an audience. By 2010 the video was leaked onto Youtube.
"If 'Antichrist Superstar' was sort of my comparative fall from grace, Lucifer being kicked from heaven, this record is about what happens on Earth now..." -Marilyn Manson teaser on MTV News with discussion on the hitherto nameless album. The very album that took them to the next level and paved the way for female 21st century megastars like Time Magazine cover-girl Lady Gaga whose 2013 "G.U.Y" video production feeds off precisely the same theme. The album came to be named Mechanical Animals, an obvious play on Charles Manson's "Mechanical Man". In terms of content it is notable how there is a division between the two halves of the album. There is an obvious David Bowie influence in the visual aspect and esoteric album conceptual themes. The standout track was "Rock Is Dead". It featured on the soundtrack for the original, The Matrix movie and was placed just after the ending as the credits rolled. The song was another unique effort and succeeded in stunning the listener into reacting with "What the Hell is that music?" even if they'd heard other Marilyn Manson songs. The Matrix is the ultimate NWO masterpiece of Satanic worship and black magic. Any involvement whatsoever is surely the highlight of Marilyn Manson's book of life entry. What followed was truly tragic and the blame game misguided, seeking to align the cause of the Columbine High School Massacre with modern cultural elements. Heavy Metal became a scapegoat with Marilyn Manson running first place.
"The media has unfairly scapegoated the music industry and so-called Goth kids and has speculated, with no basis in truth, that artists like myself are in some way to blame. This tragedy was a product of ignorance, hatred and an access to guns. I hope the media's irresponsible finger-pointing doesn't create more discrimination against kids who look different." - Marilyn Manson.
Marilyn Manson Paved The Way For The Alarming Illuminati Sirens.
Following the Columbine hysteria Marilyn Manson dropped out of the spotlight for a time, cancelling their Beautiful Monsters Tour (note the similarity to Lady Gaga's fanbase description; "Little Monsters") on April 28, 1999. The first event most fans became aware the band was still functioning was the 28th Annual American Music Awards performance of the brand new Holy Wood (In The Valley Of The Shadow Of Death) album's "Disposable Teens" towards the end of 2000. The album also featured a song, "The Nobodies", incorporating lyrics that were a clear commentary on the Columbine massacre.
"...Some children died the other day, we fed machines and then we prayed, puked up and down in morbid faith, you should have seen the ratings that day..." Marilyn Manson - "The Nobodies".
The most bizarre thing was the announcement that their latest effort was actually the prequel of trilogy concept albums starting from Antichrist Superstar. Their next album was their last true landmark item, containing a track that featured on the The Matrix sequel, The Matrix Reloaded, "This Is The New Shit". It was entitled The Golden Age Of Grotesque. From 2007-2012 the band recorded three new studio albums. Marilyn Manson, the singer, appeared as guest vocalist on Lady Gaga's 2009 "LoveGame" as a remix (from The Fame album) and Avril Lavigne's self titled 2013 album, performing "Bad Girl". The video and song, respectively, were deemed generally explicit and raunchy.
"Kill your god, kill your god; kill your TV!" Marilyn Manson - "Astonishing Panorama Of The Endtimes". Are Marilyn Manson preaching two different messages? Surely these are the words of a prophet.
Black Sabbath - Heavy Metal Pioneers - Rock'n'Roll Darkness
Black Sabbath - A History Of Controversy.
In the late 1960s members of the original group, Black Sabbath, came together in two different bands that eventually combined, despite old schoolyard hostilities between the singer and guitarist, to form the band Earth. In 1969 the name of their group became Black Sabbath, borrowing from the title of an Italian-French horror movie that was influential on moviemaker Quentin Tarantino. As was the case for Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix, their early music was an evolution of blues. What distinguished the early Black Sabbath was how they incorporated classical music into their compositions. The Zepp followed this method on their last proper studio album, In Through the Outdoor (1979) with "All Of My Love". Judas Priest blended a classical piece into their 1977 "Sinner". Ironically it was actually Jimi Hendrix who pioneered the amalgamation with the introduction to "Purple Haze". In a documentary interview, bassist 'Geezer' Butler discussed some peculiar events leading up to the creation of the song "Black Sabbath" that became the title of Black Sabbath's debut album. An unusual combination of three. Butler was at the time, in general agreement with matters guitarist Tony Iommi alluded to in a separate, later 2013 BBC interview, dabbling in spiritualism and magic. In Iommi's words "...we dabbled in it in the early days..." Butler stated that someone gave singer Ozzy Osborne a black magic book written in Latin. The book seemed to raise a feeling of spiritual unease in Butler and he placed it securely in a cupboard. Then at some point during the night he awoke and a dark, clearly demonic, entity was standing over the end of his bed. The form vanished even as he stared, aghast. His first inclination was to retrieve the magic book and dispose of it but the cupboard was bare! Butler reverted once more to Roman-Catholicism which is rich in pagan symbolism like the crucifix. A day or two later Butler was playing Gustav Holst's "Mars, The Bringer Of War" on his bass guitar with Iommi present. A prominent feature of this popular classical music is the tritone, the diminished fifth, the devil's interval. This is actually a well known but seldom recognised feature of musical culture/entertainment thanks to The Simpsons which uses the tritone in the initial segment of its opening theme. The next day the song Black Sabbath was being put together. The remainder of their first album followed in short order.
"I don't know if I'm a medium for some outside source. Whatever it is, frankly, I hope it is not what I think...Satan." Ozzy Osborne - Hit Parader, Feb. 1975 interview.
Drummer/percussionist Bill Ward described Black Sabbath as a phenomenon, particularly in regard to their first three albums. Butler talked of there being a "fifth member". Ward said it was difficult to describe but it was as though they assembled as musicians and the songs were already written for them.
The group went to chronic excess as regards women, alcohol and drugs. They would fight each other and their creativity degenerated often pulling in opposite directions as time progressed. Ozzy Osborne embarked on his own solo career in 1979. He attracted a lot of attention for his insane antics under the influence of alcohol. There was a minor controversy at some stage over a suicide case where the person was found to have been listening to a Black Sabbath album at the time. The main negative connotations of the band stem from their dark, broody music and themes of Satanic influence over a troubled world. In Iommi's 2013 BBC interview he firmly distanced the band from the record company decision to place an upside down cross on their debut album cover.
Black Sabbath's Origins & Possible Demonic Inspiration.
The Prime Black Sabbath Dio Era & Subsequent Lineups.
After the departure of the profane singer Ozzy Osborne, an American of Italian descent,Ronnie James Dio became his replacement. Dio and Iommi immediately collaborated in a productive manner as songwriters. Lyrically the themes remained in the overall tradition of the early Sabbath style. They came up with their most acclaimed song since the Ozzy era, Heaven And Hell. Dio's commentary on the song concerning its composition was how the theme came from a song by The Easybeats who had toured with Dio's early band. The song suggests that every soul has heaven and hell within them and the choice to choose between these polar opposites. Dio worked with replacement drummer Vinnie Appice, Butler and Iommi for approximately two and a half years before there was a major split in 1982. They reformed briefly ten years later to record the Dehumanizer album. Dio is recognised as the person who popularised the sign of the horns. In the 21st century this sign has come to be adapted by many music fans, perhaps largely unaware of its NWO/Illuminati connotations. Dio claims the sign is an Italian tradition pertaining to the tradition of warding off evil. It is also an offensive gesture. As early as medieval times it was associated with Satan. Ironically Osborne used to give the peace/victory style of finger gesture to his fans and Butler is allegedly using the horn gesture in a 1971 photograph. So things are by no means certain in regard to this issue. What is certain is how Eminem has decided to use the horn symbolism as a promotional tool for his 2014 tours. Anton LaVey has indicated in interviews that the horn is a black magic tool.
Tony Iommi kept the Black Sabbath brand going largely on his own with a revolving lineup of musicians for over two decades. One unusual collaboration was with Ice-T and Ernie C on the Forbidden album. Ice-T had 'borrowed' heavily on the O.G. Original Gangster album's "Midnight" from Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin. Eventually there came a phase of "Reunion" tours/performances with Dio or Ozzy. Dio died from stomach cancer in 2010 but the horn gesture symbolism lives on his tomb's flanking urns and the hands of many music fans from all genres.
Black To Their Roots.
The Last Black Sabbath Album? - 13.
The core surviving members of Black Sabbath, Butler, Iommi and Osborne reunited in 2013 to tour and promote their latest album, 13. The album is a return to their early sound and style yet somehow it sounds fresh and timeless on many tracks. The only obvious source for controversy is the song "God Is Dead". On April 8, 1966, Time Magazine produced a cover feature entitled "Is God Dead?" a phrase derived from a favoured philosopher of Satanists, Friedrich Nietzsche. This created a highly controversial media episode. Osborne's inclinations to follow this path were thwarted by Butler and Iommi. The song concludes "...don't believe God is dead..."
The Lighter Side Of Heavy.
Brief Overview Of Music Theory & Concluding Opinions.
Historically the world had a different type of musical system to that known and popularised today. It is hard to imagine how things were so radically altered but the medieval Roman-Catholic church instituted a seventh note to a six note scale (http://miraclesandinspiration.com/solfeggiofrequencies.html). One hundred years ago the scale was significantly altered again. Looking into the mysteries of the early Second Age the world had one language (Gen. 11:1) but that became corrupted to divide humanity. We live with an atonal world of popular music far removed from the harmonious healing music such as King David's Temple liturgy and the early Roman-Catholic church once sang. Indeed the Roman-Catholic church began to persecute those who used what became known as the devil's interval. Phenomena such as "Stairway To Heaven" played backwards are difficult to explain. What is readily apparent is how Heavy Metal has been influenced at times by supernatural forces. These groups have experimented with music in a different way to their mainstream pop contemporaries. The results at times, have superior gnostic properties to other works and have consequently enjoyed mass underground popularity. They may also be dark and gloomy, even to the point of oppressive. They are not for the faint-hearted. Christian activists have denounced many groups as Satanic. This Hub has addressed only four of the most significant and controversial Heavy Metal groups. Other groups of note in regard to the themes of good versus evil are Metallica, Megadeth, Twisted Sister and Danzig. What these latter four groups have in common is their success when they popularised biblical themes. One could say that this is not a phenomenon, merely clever marketing. Nonetheless they came up with the songs, "Creeping Death", "Mechanix/The Four Horsemen", "Burn In Hell" and "Twist Of Cain" respectively. At this point in their careers they were experiencing creative highs and were entering the status of international recognition/commercial success.
Marilyn Manson is the true maverick of more popular metallers. His art, influence, activities and membership of a Satanic organisation brand him as something different.