A funny thing happened in 2013. Both of us -- two curmudgeonly writers who between us have lived in Arizona way closer to 100 years than either would like to admit -- came to a shared conclusion. We like Phoenix. That's funny because for years we've loved to hate this place -- even as we wrote doz ... More >>
"I think there's a big misconception of EyeHateGod," says Jimmy Bower. "People see the name, think, maybe these guys are Satanists, maybe they're just stupid." I first heard EyeHateGod back in 1992 when In the Name of Suffering came out. Admittedly, I was as enthused by their name as much as theirâ ... More >>
Few things pique my interest more than authentic, hardcore Satanic metal musicians. But at the same time, there's a part of me that is convinced that most satanic metallers are a bunch of prima donnas. I do know that it's important to tread lightly when discussing the terms atheistic Satanism and t ... More >>
The adventure flick pretends it's not an M. Night Shyamalan film
For as long as metal has been around, people have associated the sound with "The Devil" and "Satanism." Locally, it's slim pickins' finding an actual Satanic metal band to chat with. I'm not talking "dressed in black" here; I'm talking blood-guzzling, church-burning, javelina-murdering dudes donning ... More >>
If there's one month that you can count on to be on metal's side, it's October. We're allowed to adorn our residences with skulls, fake blood, and motion-sensor demons without being judged. Hell, we are also allowed to indulge in an array of freaky, horrific activities, orchestrated by record compan ... More >>
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See also: ///She/// on DJing at Sadisco, Picking Out Tracks, and Nearly Getting Shot By the Cops See also: Tommy "LSDJ" Suftko on the Relevance of Industrial Music, Spinning at Sanctum, and How Terry Gilliam Flicks Have Helped His Mixes Mark Peskin is a veteran DJ who's performed at many an industr ... More >>
The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants. So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories f ... More >>
See also: Scientology Opens Phoenix Ideal Org; Mayor Greg Stanton Touts City's Status as Alien-Based Religion's "Birthplace" Scientology just has a way of making headlines, doesn't it? The religion is a constant reference when discussing Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' divorce, and prompted fascinati ... More >>
Scientology formally opened its new Phoenix Ideal Org facility on Saturday with a celebration attended by hundreds of the religion's followers. The grand opening near the former home of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard follows a bitter eviction process for the former tenants of the building compl ... More >>
www.roflrazzi.comâ€‹On the same day our cover story about the Church of Scientology's new Phoenix "Ideal Org" hit newsstands, our sister paper in New York, the Village Voice, reports that the Church is now probing our parent company, Village Voice Media.See our cover story on what Scientology ... More >>
youtubeOur trusty Scientology tour guide Didiâ€‹The Arizona Church of Scientology is hard up for cash and is begging for contributions in one of the most frightening Youtube videos we've ever seen.In short: These people are bat-shit crazy excited. Armed with sunflower earrings and a crazed Joke ... More >>
Celebrate the harvest, pagan-style
Creepy reading will make you forget all the Halloween politics
from Lawless' site BorderGuardians.org Laine Lawless: Can't keep a bad Wiccan down... Mexican flag-burnin' nativist Laine Lawless may have some 'splainin' to do. According to a report in the Everett, Washington Daily Herald, the newspaper that's been the most dogged in follwing their hometown ... More >>
Shawna Forde gets a little help from her pal, nativist Wiccan Laine Lawlessâ€‹Just when you think the nativists have sunk to a new low, they limbo right down into the gutter a little lower. In this case, it's our old pal, Wiccan wackjob Laine Lawless (real name, Roberta Dill), known for her love of ... More >>
Portugal. The Man create another vivid landscape of indie rock, folk and even blues on their latest album The Satanic SatanistPortland -- by way of Alaska -- indie rockers/genre-mashers Portugal. The Man release their fury of an album The Satanic Satanist today, and the effort is one of polish ... More >>
The kiddy stars are brightly shining in L. Ron Hubbard farce
Its like a religious experience. Seriously.
On the trail of a bizarre hospital crime, New Times finds a cryogenically frozen head, a witch hunt for a wiccan and a stumped detective. And still nobody knows . . .
The Church of Scientology has a reputation for ruthlessly going after its enemies. Robert Cipriano claims Scientologists rewarded him for helping them do just that. Now he's turned on them.