Anton LaVey Biography
(Author, Musician and the Founder of the Church of Satan and the Religion of Satanism)
Birthday: April 11, 1930 (Aries)
Born In: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Anton LaVey was an American occultist who established the Church of Satan at his 'Black House' in San Francisco, California, in 1966. He also wrote 'The Satanic Bible', the central religious text of his newly founded religion of LaVeyan Satanism. Other books that he authored include 'The Satanic Rituals', 'The Satanic Witch', 'The Devil's Notebook', and 'Satan Speaks!' A musician at heart, he released the albums 'The Satanic Mass', 'Satan Takes a Holiday', and 'Strange Music'. He did minor roles in the short-film 'Invocation of My Demon Brother' and the feature-film 'The Devil's Rain', served as technical advisor for the latter, and narrated the mondo film 'Death Scenes'. He has also appeared on talk shows like 'The Joe Pyne Show', 'The Phil Donahue Show' and 'The Tonight Show', and has been featured on magazines such as 'Look', 'McCall's', 'Newsweek', and 'Time'. His life has been chronicled via documentaries like 'Satanis' and 'Speak of the Devil: The Canon of Anton LaVey', as well as biographical books like 'The Devil's Avenger' and 'The Secret Life of a Satanist'.