Archive for the religion Category

The Bible is the number one source for brutal black metal lyrics

Posted in inspiration, religion on September 4, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Isaiah as imagined by Michaelangelo on ceiling of the Sistine Chapel (1509)

Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.
All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us?
Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee

-Isaiah 14: 9-11 (originally written around 740 BCE) (translated for the King James version, the blackest of metal editions)

Charley Patton "Jesus is a dying-bed maker"

Posted in inspiration, religion on July 31, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

the opening of the seals

Posted in religion on July 26, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

“And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.” (Revelations 6:1)

The Temptation of St. Anthony by Hieronymous Bosch (c. 1505)

Posted in how much art can you take?, religion on July 26, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Flemish religious nutcase/fucking genius Hieronymous Bosh depicts St. Anthony facing off with Old Scratch in the desert in Egypt. Lucifer’s torments of Tony took on the form of the a half-fish-half-gondola demon, tree-headed dudes mounted upon mouse demons, and a dude with a thistle for a head. Spear wielding skeletons astride flying fish, pig-faced rogues, and malicious Pekinese dogs look on mockingly as a demon queen torments the Egyptian monastic.
“The devil fought him there by afflicting him with boredom, laziness, and the phantoms of women. He overcame the devil’s snares by the power of the Lord Christ. After that, he went to one of the tombs, and he resided therein and closed the door on himself. Some of his friends used to bring him food. When the devil perceived his ascetic life and his intense worship, he was envious of him, and he beat him mercilessly, then left him unconscious. When his friends came to visit him and found him in this condition, they carried him to the church. After he somewhat recovered, he went back to the same place. The devil again resumed his war against St. Antonius, only this time the phantoms were in the form of wild beasts, wolves, lions, snakes and scorpions. They appeared as if they were about to attack him or cut him into pieces. But the saint would laugh at them scornfully and say, “If any of you have any authority over me, only one would have been sufficient to fight me.” At his saying this, they disappeared as though in smoke, for God gave him the victory over the devils. He was always singing this psalm, “Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered; let those also who hate Him flee before Him.” (Psalm 68:1)

Roky Erickson "The Creature with the Atom Brain" 1980

Posted in American music, lost souls, philosophy, playlist, religion, showmanship with tags , , , , on May 21, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Satan returns! (1973)

Posted in badassery, ephemera, religion on January 31, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Time cover: 06-19-1972 on The Occult Revival. Photo Credit: Jack and Betty Cheetham.

God is watching (1952)

Posted in crime don't pay, ephemera, religion on January 22, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

sign from barber shop, 1952