The Devil: an undying force of malevolence who desperately wants you to trick-or-treat and jack off, or a marketing ploy created to fill donation baskets and promote New Jersey’s only real sports team? For ages, Satan has been the driving force behind both rad music and cultural upheaval, going so as to start his on Instagram account on which he can drunk on his step-brother Christ. But what do Satanism and witchcraft mean for a modern-day practitioner, and should your casual user be afraid of summoning the father of all lies?
The Devil gets his due on this week’s episode of our heavy metal talk show Last Words, with hosts Katy Irizarry (Season Of Mist), Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves/Ex Man Podcast), and Zeena Koda (Everything’s Political Podcast) talking inspiration and spiritual practice with Lilith Bathory, vocalist for LA-based industrial metallers Luna 13. A self-described with and mother of demons, Lilith presents a pretty unapologetically heretical figure, which leads Doc to ask: “Does the Devil exist, and should I be looking out for her, or him, or demons, or undead ghoul pieces — who do I need to be worried about?”
“Well, really the way we see demons is, they’re a natural part of nature, just like animals,” says Lilith. “You know, they’ll keep track of your karma…I worry about my cat more than anything.”
“That’s true!” adds Katy. “Sometimes I really am like, I don’t know — is my cat playing, or actually trying to murder me? Where are we at today?”
Bathe in the supernatural might of Doc’s Hellraiser shirt in the video below:
And if this hasn’t got you crawling across the ceiling and puking pea soup into your favorite pair of Doc Martens, listen to the full, uncensored version of this week’s episode, which if you play it backwards will summon Jordan back to the show:
Words by Chris Krovatin