Black Widow: "Come to the Sabbath" (satan's there!)

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Who dares to help me raise the one whose very name near STILLS MY HEARRRRRRRRRRRRRT?

ASTAROTH!

bad-boy cartographer (Abbott), Thursday, 23 July 2009 18:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

Second best song about the EVIL LORDB ever! The flutes! The strings! The guy's relatively stoic singing! Join him in his search for power, people.

bad-boy cartographer (Abbott), Thursday, 23 July 2009 18:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

According to the book Life Forces, Astaroth takes the human form of a "bandit chief," so, uh, watch out.

bad-boy cartographer (Abbott), Thursday, 23 July 2009 18:53 (4 years ago) Permalink

IIRC Black Widow's fourth album (which is rly not worth hearing) has a Christmas song on it.

bad-boy cartographer (Abbott), Thursday, 23 July 2009 18:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

Ha, I've only just seen this thread - I am obsessed with this track. In fact, I made my all-girl seasonal covers band cover it last Christmas.

emil.y, Thursday, 23 July 2009 23:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

some of these dudes were later in AGONY BAG, who were a pretty cool, weird combination of tryin' to be punk and progginess.

BONE ALL (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 24 July 2009 00:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

omg emil.y can I hear this??????????????????

bad-boy cartographer (Abbott), Friday, 24 July 2009 02:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

Dammit, I was sure that there was some shaky video footage of it around, but I cannot find it anywhere. There is a pic, though: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2366/2115270375_cf08bbe8c5.jpg. I am the one at the back, rocking the proper upside-down crucifix - we did a good vs evil set, segueing from one verse of 'Jesus Christ' by Big Star into 'Come to the Sabbath', then ending with 'Like a Prayer', hence the others wearing non-Satanic crucifixes.

Anyway, I really do love this song. Have always heard that it's not really worth seeking out the rest of their stuff, though - is this true? Bearing in mind I really like it for its Comus-esque rollicking and frolicking, and have heard that they were actually meant to be a metal band...

(Also, they're from LEICESTER of all places.)

emil.y, Friday, 24 July 2009 11:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

I don't have any of their LPs but the song 'Sacrifice' by them is also a jam (also not metal)

the original hypnagogic pop blogging crew (DJ Mencap), Friday, 24 July 2009 12:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

I always kinda preferred this Kiwi version.

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CosMc (Raw Patrick), Friday, 24 July 2009 12:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

I always kinda preferred this Kiwi version.

CosMc (Raw Patrick), Friday, 24 July 2009 12:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

Have always heard that it's not really worth seeking out the rest of their stuff, though - is this true? Bearing in mind I really like it for its Comus-esque rollicking and frolicking, and have heard that they were actually meant to be a metal band...

First album Sacrifice sounds more like Uriah Heep or Deep Purple on the whole, pretty stodgy spooky early 70s rock. I love it! Especially the song "Way To Power". After that they got progressively more boring for about 3 albums then they gave up, although the drummer went on to join Showaddywaddy.

Matt #2, Friday, 24 July 2009 12:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

Hi this is clive jones from Black Widow i wrote "Come to the sabbat" there is quite a bit of footage of black Widow on u tube and my other band Agony Bag

there will be a new Black Widow album out this year please contact me for details

the song has been covered about 15 times as i know 2

the Timberjack version was a top 10 hit in new zealand

clive smackmanagem✧✧✧@a✧✧.c✧✧

drpesky, Friday, 31 July 2009 20:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

Hey anyone who might be interested:

I have a VERY nice shape copy of the Earmark 180 gram copy of "Sacrifice" the first Black Widow album....I would like to get $20 it...which is pretty reasonable price judging by online prices.

Obv. Earmark does great vinyl, saw orig presses for $200...

anyway if anyone is interested it is one of the records i was gonna ebay.

tulsa anti-juggalo league (M@tt He1ges0n), Friday, 31 July 2009 20:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

(btw nothing wrong with it at all, just not my thang, but it is fucking bonkers 70s rock beyond belief. "come to the sabbat" is indicative of the album)

tulsa anti-juggalo league (M@tt He1ges0n), Friday, 31 July 2009 20:51 (4 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

The guy who wrote this song webmailed me. Crazy!

existential eggs (Abbott), Friday, 9 October 2009 20:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

Oh looks like he posted here, too.

existential eggs (Abbott), Friday, 9 October 2009 20:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

Their first album kind of reminds me of Spirit's first four.

existential eggs (Abbott), Friday, 9 October 2009 20:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

"When My Mind Was Young" is a very sweet little song, in spite of itself.

existential eggs (Abbott), Friday, 9 October 2009 20:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

10 months pass...

I met someone with a dog named Astaroth and I had to hold back so hard on not just derailing the conversation into a talk about "Come to the Sabbath," a song this demonic dog owner has probably never even heard.

spanikopitcon (Abbott), Monday, 9 August 2010 21:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

ASTAROTH!

Marilyn Hagerty: the terroir of tiny town (Abbbottt), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

JOIN M E IN
MY QUEST FOR KNOWLEDGE

Marilyn Hagerty: the terroir of tiny town (Abbbottt), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

as heard on Radio 1's Danny Baker show circa 1995:

http://www.internettreehouse.co.uk/audio/satan.mp3

piscesx, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

I just watched the episode of BORIS KARLOFF'S THRILLER entitled 'Dark Legacy' on netflix streaming. Coincidentally, it's chock full of Astaroth.

Axolotl with an Atlatl (Jon Lewis), Thursday, 22 March 2012 01:00 (2 years ago) Permalink


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