Gene Simmons: De Facto Satanist

Although not a card-carrying member of the Church of Satan, nor at any time an admitted Satanist, Mr. Simmons has exhibited enough qualities and conveyed them in enough interviews, video programs, and books (to name a few) that there is little argument against a de facto connection to our philosophy. It’s certainly no accident that he is quoted in Purging Talon’s second book (available here)! Even back in my teens in the ’80s, I knew all too well that Simmons’ personal philosophy gelled way too well with that of the world’s most feared religion. I did and still do have a profound admiration for the man, and the above posted video doesn’t detract me from that in the slightest. So, today and evermore, Diabologue would like to give a horned salute to the Demon himself. Hail Gene! (Given some language, the video might be NSFW.)


Matt G. Paradise is Executive Director of Purging Talon, a media company responsible for releasing groundbreaking and often imitated audio, video, print, and Web work since 1993, including the internationally respected Satanic magazine, Not Like Most. Paradise is also a Magister in the Church of Satan and, since the early-1990s, has also done media representative work for the CoS through all major media forms — network television, radio, print publications, and the Internet. He is the author of Bearing The Devil’s Mark, a collection of writings on Satanism; as well as editor of The Book of Satanic Quotations (First and Second Editions). He was also producer and co-host of Terror Transmission, a horror movie commentary podcast; and is currently the producer and host of three podcasts (The Accusation Party, Vintage Vinyl Vivisection and Strange Moments in Cultural History) on The Accusation Network.

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