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Luzifers Leinwand by Nikolas Schreck Now Available

LUZIFERS LEINWAND: Frisch gedruckt und jetzt im Handel erhältlich. ”Im Verlag F. Sammler nach drei langen Jahren der Arbeit nun endlich erschienen: In “Luzifers Leinwand” erforscht der kontroverse amerikanische Musiker, Autor und Filmemacher Nikolas Schreck (Official) die vielfältigen Darstellungen des Teufels im Medium Film auf ihre jeweiligen politischen, gesellschaftlichen und philosophischen Bedeutungen hin.

Ein umfassendes und schön gestaltetes Nachschlagewerk nicht nur für Cineasten, sondern für alle künstlerisch, politisch und auch spirituell Interessierten! Hier erhältlich: https://www.stocker-verlag.com/buecher/vfsammler/vf-sammler-detail/article/luzifers-leinwand/

After three long years of work, It’s finally appeared: In ”Luzifers Leinwand” the controversial American musician, author and filmmaker Nikolas Schreck explores the diverse depictions of the devil in the film medium in all of their political, social and philosophical meanings.

A comprehensive and beautifully designed digest not only for cineastes but for all artistically, politically and also spiritually interested!”
– von dem Verlag/From the publisher

New Nikolas Schreck Book Luzifers Leinwand

As Mick Jagger said at Altamont after playing ‘Sympathy for the Devil’, ”Something very funny happens when we start that number.” So it has been with my forthcoming book LUZIFERS LEINWAND: DER TEUFEL IN DER FILMGESCHICHTE, the fully updated and revised German edition of my earlier tome THE SATANIC SCREEN. After many of the odd obstacles messing around with Mephistopheles always seems to conjure up, my publisher informs me that the book is finally going to press and will be available to you by July. Covering the full range of Satanic cinema and its interaction with the 20th century occult revival, it differs from the first edition in providing a definitive analysis of who the Devil actually is from a spiritual and theological perspective. My summation may surprise both Satanists and Christians who revere or despise the Devil for all of the wrong reasons. Stay tuned for special book launch events planned throughout the German speaking lands to be announced here. My gratitude to Werner Gut who shepherded the Good Book into being, and Saint Peter Hiess, who translated my scriptures brilliantly. – NS 28/05/18

 

Schrecktober Report Photo Gallery: New Vinyl Release, Public Teaching, Film Screening, Radio Show…

October became Schrecktober when Nikolas:

  • Celebrated the release of his new limited edition vinyl EP The Futura Model on The Epicurean record label. You can order it here: https://epicureanescapism.bandcamp.com/album/the-futura-model
  • Delivered a rare public teaching on sonic magic
  • Screened his 1989 film Charles Manson Superstar with Q&A.
  • Prepared for the imminent release of his long awaited updated final edition of his book The Manson File: Myth and Reality of an Outlaw Shaman by granting a comprehensive interview to S.T. Patrick of the Midnight Writer News Show. Listen here: http://midnightwriternews.com/mwn-episode-026-charles-manson-and-the-myth-of-helter-skelter/
  • Concluded the month’s activities with the premiere of his monthly radio show on Radio On.
  • Below is a photo gallery documenting the past month’s events.

Behind the Scenes at THE NIKOLAS SCHRECK SHOW Halloween Scare-a-Thon 

If you were too busy trick or treating to listen to the live broadcast you can now listen for eternity at Nikolas’s new Soundcloud account here: https://soundcloud.com/user-687235752/the-nikolas-schreck-show-halloween-scare-a-thon-2017-broadcast-by-radio-on-berlin

Nikolas and friend broadcasting sounds from the Great Beyond on The Nikolas Schreck Show’s Halloween Scare-a-thon Premiere. Photo: Adrian Shephard
The Nikolas Schreck Show’s resident Happy Medium Tokay (multidisciplinary artist Ania PsH) after successfully conjuring Nikolas from the netherworld. Photo: Adrian Shephard
Nikolas and resident Happy Medium Tokay (multidisciplinary artist Ania PsH) commune with their spirit guide before broadcasting from the other world.

 

Nikolas on the air during broadcast bringing a smile to a lucky in-studio listener.
Nikolas, Tokay (multidisciplinary artist Ania PsH) and Radio On’s Adrian Shephard unmask after the grueling sonic seance.

A HAPPENING AT THE HOLE  14 October 2017, Berlin 

For those who could not attend Nikolas’s teaching that night, you can hear it on The Nikolas Schreck Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-B0sZI92mM

The words of Buddha Shakyamuni illuminate the Kreuzberg night from The Hole’s window display on 14 October 2017.

 

Nikolas Schreck’s new vinyl EP The Futura Model by candlelight inside the depths of The Hole.
Nikolas gives a rare public teaching on sonic magic and the cosmic sound at The Hole on 14 October 2017.

Watching Charles Manson Superstar with Nikolas in attendance at The Hole.

Nikolas and The Hole’s gracious hostess, artist Elena Schmerberg post-Happening standing before art created by The Epicurean label’s Stefan Hanser.

 

 

 

NIKOLAS LIVE RADIO INTERVIEW THURSDAY 5 OCT ON RADIO ON

 All citizens worldwide are ordered to tune into a live broadcast interview with Nikolas Schreck transmitted by Radio On’s Brave Ear program this upcoming Thursday 5 October at 21:00 hours Berlin time. Host Jason Honea will interview Nikolas about a wide spectrum of topics, including his upcoming October 14 Happening at The Hole in Berlin where he will give a talk on his practice of musical magic during his career, screen his 1989 documentary film Charles Manson Superstar, and celebrate the release of his new collector’s item vinyl EP The Futura Model, on The Epicurean label. Nikolas will premiere his new song on the show. Listen here on Thursday at 9: http://www.radio-on-berlin.com/?p=7340

Celebrate International Womens Day with Nikolas Schreck Concert Against Misogyny

Celebrate International Women’s Day with the official film of NIKOLAS SCHRECK’s 2014 sonic magic concert “In Her Thrall: Evokation des Ewig-Weiblichen” paying tribute to some of his most inspirational female singers, including NICO, MARLENE DIETRICH, DEBBIE HARRY, ZEENA, GRACE SLICK, DANIELLE DAX, AC MARIAS, etc. while casting an eternal musical spell against misogyny. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHKft53rJzI

Pictured above, Nikolas performing “In Her Thrall: Evokation des Ewig-Weiblichen” in Dresden. Photo by Andreas Kah.

Mementos of Christopher Lee (1922-2015) From the Nikolas Schreck Archives

Christopher Lee and Nikolas Schreck during the recording of their album Christopher Lee Sings Devils, Rogues and Other Villains, 1996. (Nikolas Schreck Archives)

Nikolas Schreck conceived of and produced Sir Christopher Lee’s first musical album Christopher Lee Sings Devils, Rogues and Other Villains.  Lee narrated the audio tour for Nikolas and Zeena Schreck’s Hellhouse of Hollywood wax museum and also accepted the role of Sir Henry Irving in a proposed film about the life of Bram Stoker which Nikolas intended to direct from his own screenplay for the 100th anniversary of the novel Dracula in 1998.  Below, in honor of Sir Christopher’s passing, are some mementos of Sir Christopher’s collaboration and friendship with Nikolas from our archive.

Christopher Lee and Nikolas Schreck during the recording of their album Christopher Lee Sings Devils, Rogues and Other Villains
Letter to Nikolas Schreck from Christopher Lee, sent after the recording of their album in July 1996.
Christopher Lee’s formal letter of intent to Nikolas Schreck accepting the role of Sir Henry Irving in a proposed film about the life of Bram Stoker planned for the 100th anniversary of Stoker’s novel Dracula.
Christopher Lee’s 1995 notes for the album Christopher Lee Sings Devils. Rogues and Other Villains. (Nikolas Schreck Archives)

From Paris in the Sinister Sixties to Hollywood’s Magic Castle: How the Cult Horror Actor Ferdy Mayne Provided the Last Nail in the Coffin for THE MANSON FILE

By Nikolas Schreck

Ferdinand Mayne as Count von Krolock with Sharon Tate in Roman Polanksi's Dance of the Vampires
Ferdinand Mayne as Count von Krolock with Sharon Tate in Roman Polanski’s Dance of the Vampires

 Life’s twists and turns, you may have noticed, have a way of coming full circle in the most unexpected ways. When exploring that unfathomable black hole in the spacetime continuum we know as the Tate-LaBianca case, I’ve seen this pattern of synchronicities and eternal returns border on the mind-boggling.

Consider if you will, as Rod Serling might have put it when introducing an episode of The Twilight Zone, how my interactions with the on-screen reel life and the off-screen real life of the late great actor Ferdy Mayne led to a decisive turning point in my understanding of the Tate-LaBianca murders. In honor of the karmic debt I owe to Herr Mayne for his groundbreaking assistance in my research, this, what would’ve been his 99th birthday, makes a fitting occasion to offer a few observations on the oddity of it all.

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