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Satan’s Sweet Slavery

interview with Zine Editrix SynnLeaha Satana
by Lucifera

1. Tell us a little about Satan's Sweet Slavery. When did you start creating this zine?

SSS IS MY CREATIVE OUTLET. IT BEGAN 5 YEARS AGO WHEN I WAS BEGINNING TO GET INVOLVED WITH FRIEND'S AND THEIR ZINE PROJECTS. ONE INSTANCE I CAN RECALL WOULD BE A ZINE CALLED NOCTURNAL REVELATIONS IF MEMORY SERVES, THAT WAS HEADED BY A GIRL IN ANOTHER PART OF OHIO. I WAS DEEP INTO HELPING HER AND THEN ONE DAY SHE STOPPED WRITING AND NO PRODUCT WAS EVER PRODUCED FROM MY HARD WORK. I THOUGHT TO MYSELF, "WELL, FUCK THIS! I'LL DO MY OWN!" AND SSS WAS BORN OUT OF MY OWN SICK MIND AND INTERESTS.

2. How does it feel to have a website for Satan's Sweet Slavery as well? What is the fun part about creating Satan's Sweet Slavery?

I AM QUITE PLEASED WITH THE WEBSITE. I DESIGNED IT MYSELF AND AS A FIRST-TIME WEB DESIGNER, I DON'T THINK I DID TOO BAD. IT HAS GOTTEN OVER 1,000 HITS AND HAS ONLY BEEN UP FOR A FEW MONTHS. I HAVE BEGUN TO DESIGN OTHER'S WEBSITES AS WELL AS A RESULT OF MY NEW-FOUND INTEREST. THE SITE IS NOT AN ON-LINE ZINE, MERELY INFO ABOUT THE PRINT VERSION OF MY PUBLICATION. ORDERING INFO, A SMALL BIO, ISSUE UPDATES AND MORE. EVERYTHING THAT I PUT INTO SSS CAN BE CONSIDERED FUN. I PRINT IT MYSELF, SO THERE AR NO LIMITS TO CONTENT. WHY PAY HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS TO GO THRU A PRINTER WHO WILL CENSOR ME? I HAVE YET TO FIND ONE WHO CAN HANDLE SSS. I PUSH THE LIMITS WITH THE CONTENTS AND REFUSE TO BE LIMITED IN WHAT I CAN PRINT, THAT IS WHAT MAKES SSS...WELL, SSS!! I DO THE LAYOUT FOR THE WHOLE ZINE, PRINT IT AND MAIL IT ALL BY MY LONESOME AND I CAN TELL YOU, I WOULDN'T'T HAVE IT ANY OTHER WAY.

3. Of all the people you interviewed, which one was your favorite and why? And which interview did you hate? Which issue was your favorite?

I HAVEN'T REALLY INTERVIEWED TOO MANY PEOPLE SO FAR, I KINDA KEPT AWAY FROM THAT IN THE BEGINNING. I HAVE ALWAYS SUPPORTED BANDS AND ZINES, BUT DIDN'T WANT SSS TO BE CONSIDERED JUST ANOTHER "METAL ZINE." RECENTLY SOME OF MY FAVORITE INTIES HAVE BEEN WITH KING DIAMOND, RICHARD RAMIREZ, VINCENT CROWLEY OF COURSE AND DIABOLOS FUCK, BECAUSE HE IS SUCH A CRAZY MOTHERFUCKER. THERE HASN'T BEEN ONE INTERVIEW THAT I HAVE HATED. I INTERVIEW CLOSE FRIENDS OF MINE AND ENJOY EVERY MINUTE OF THEM! THIS NEXT ISSUE INCLUDES AN INTERVIEW WITH CHRISTIAN TELEVANGELIST, BOB LARSON!! NOW THAT IS SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO!!

4. Many people disagree with your tongue in cheek approach. Why do you feel these people are uncomfortable with your writing? And what is your response to this reaction?

FIRST OFF, I THINK THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE GET THE WRONG IDEA. SOME PEOPLE DO NOT REALIZE THAT SSS IS FUN, A JOKE...SURE THERE ARE SOME SERIOUS ARTICLES, BUT EVERY HUMAN SHOULD KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FANTASY AND REALITY. I CAN'T SIT NEXT TO EVERY ONE OF MY READERS AND EXPLAIN TO THEM WHAT IS FOR FUN AND WHAT ISN'T, SO I HAVE TO ASSUME MY READERS HAVE BRAINS. THE PEOPLE WHO TAKE SHOTS AT SSS AND I CAN KISS MY ASS. I HAVE NO TOLERANCE FOR PC ASSHOLES WHO THINK THEY ARE BETTER THAN ME. THERE IS A LOT OF SHIT TALK ABOUT ME FLOATING AROUND OUT THERE...HOW I AM "FAKE" AND THIS AND THAT. THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO DON'T AND CANNOT UNDERSTAND ME OR MY THINKING AND ARE MUCH BETTER OFF QUOTING THE SATANIC BIBLE AND DRINKING MARTINI'S. THEY CAN LIVE THEIR MUNDANE BY-THE-BOOK SATANIC LIVES AND REMAIN HAPPY FOR ALL I CARE. I AM LIVING LIFE TO THE FULLEST AND LOVING EVERY SECOND OF IT!!

5. Tell us about your trials and errors with Satan's Sweet Slavery. What did you used to do with your zine that you may have decided wasn't worth you time?

EVERYTHING I PUT INTO THE PRODUCTION OF SSS HAS BEEN A LEARNING EXPERIENCE. I BEGAN WITH A SIMPLE CUT N PASTE METHOD, DOING MOST OF THE TYPING WITH MSWORD AND THE LAYOUT BY HAND ON THE FLOOR OF MY OFFICE. I LEARNED AS I WENT, AND NOW I HAVE PROGRESSED TO USING SOFTWARE DESIGNED FOR LAYOUT, I BOUGHT A POWERMAC G4 AND HAVE LOTS OF FUN THINGS INSTALLED AND GAVE SSS QUITE A FACE-LIFT. #11 WILL BE AMAZING. I HAVE WORKED QUITE HARD. NOTHING WITH SSS HASN'T BEEN WORTH MY TIME, PER SAY, JUST A LEARNING EXPERIENCE.

6. How would you define Satanism?

SATANISM TO ME IS A LOT LIKE HUMANISM. NO NEED FOR A "GOD" OR SUCH AN INVISIBLE CRUTCH. EMPHASIS ON THE SELF, SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST....DOG EAT DOG. COMPASSION WHEN NEEDED, SAME FOR CRUELTY. I AM A FAIR PERSON, I GIVE BACK WHAT I RECEIVE. I DO NOT WORSHIP LAVEY, I AM NOT STRICT IN TEACHINGS FROM BOOKS, I LEARN, AND EXPERIENCE THINGS. I COMBINE TO FORM MY SATANISM, MY WAY OF LIFE AND I FEEL SATANISM IS A VERY DIFFERENT THING TO EVERY ONE OF US. LIFE IS WHAT ONE MAKES OF IT....NOTHING MORE, NOTHING LESS. IT ANGERS PEOPLE, LIKE STRICT CHURCH OF SATAN MEMBERS AND SUCH, THAT I PUSH THE LIMITS WITH SSS. THEY THINK I AM GIVING SATANISM A BAD RAP BY ADVOCATING BABY KILLING AND CHURCH BURNING. THE THING THEY DO NOT REALIZE IS SATANISM HAD A BAD NAME WAY BEFORE I CAME ALONG AND I DID NOTHING TO FURTHER THE NOTION. THEY ALREADY THINK WE DO SUCH THINGS, SO WHAT IS THE HARM IN POKING FUN AT THEIR IDIOCIES? NOTHING.

7. Are there other occult subjects that you find alluring? Which ones and Why?

I AM INVOLVED IN VAMPIRISM, I ALSO HAVE A PAST IN S&M AND B&D....CALL THEM WHAT YOU WANT, OCCULT SUBJECTS OR OTHERWISE...IT REALLY ALL DEPENDS ON THE SITUATION.

8. Have you ever had any trouble with Xtains who come across Satan's Sweet Slavery? How did you handle the situation?

NO, NOT REALLY. SURE, I HAVE GOTTEN THE OCCASIONAL MAILING FROM ONE TELLING ME HOW WRETCHED I AM. I LAUGH, PRINT THEIR LETTER AND MOVE ON. WEIRD HOW NO ONE HAS REALLY GIVEN ME MUCH OF A PROBLEM. SEEMS I HAVE MORE TROUBLE WITH FELLOW SATANISTS THAN ANYONE ELSE!

9. What kind of music do you enjoy? What are your favorite bands?

I AM A VARIETY GIRL, I LOVE ALL MUSIC. MY MAIN ADORATION LIES WITH GOTH, INDUSTRIAL, PUNK AND TECHNO. I ALSO LIKE SOME METAL AND WHATEVER ELSE I MAY BE IN THE MOOD FOR ONE DAY. I CAN'T SAY I HAVE A FAVORITE BAND, I LISTEN TO VARIOUS MUSIC ON VARIOUS DAYS.

10. There are many Satanic publications and websites out there, besides your publication, which ones would you recommend?

WELL, YOURS OF COURSE, I LOVE THE EMPHASIS ON WOMEN AND ALSO SATANISM- WONDERFUL COMBINATION!! I HAVE YET TO FIND A SATANIC PRINT PUBLICATION THAT KEEPS MY ATTENTION. THE BLACK FLAME HAS GONE TO SHIT (AND NEVER WAS PARTICULARLY GOOD UNLESS YOU LIKED THAT PC SATANISM CRAP) AND BACK AND EVERYTHING ELSE OUT THERE IS "METAL METAL METAL"..... THE LUCIFERAN LIGHT GROUP'S MAG CALLED "ONSLAUGHT" IS GOOD... I DON'T SURF THE WEB ENOUGH TO GIVE YOU ANY GOOD SITES THERE.

11. Have you ever been angered by the Church of Satan or some of it's members? What happened? There was an issue of Satan's Sweet Slavery in which you were very angry about The COS.

I'LL KEEP IT SHORT, I REFUSE TO WASTE TOO MUCH OF MY TIME ON THE SUBJECT....BESIDES I COULD BE HERE ALL DAY!! IN SHORT I WAS A MEMBER, I HAD SOME MAJOR INTERNAL FRICTION AND I LEFT. THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT ALL IS, I WAS SICK AND TIRED OF THE CLOSE-MINDED POLITICS OF IT ALL. I DIDN'T FEEL I NEEDED TO BE A PART OF THE COS, LET ALONE AN ORG. THAT OOZED PREJUDICE AGAINST OTHER ASPIRING SATANISTS WHO DIDN'T BELIEVE EXACTLY WHAT THEY DID, AND BULLSHIT. SIMPLE BULLSHIT. THE TWERPS WHO THOUGHT THEY WERE RUNNING THINGS DIDN'T LIKE SSS AND WHAT I PRINTED, JUDGED ME ON SOME UN-PROVEN FACTS AND THE MAGAZINE ITSELF AND LABELED ME A "FIRST-PHASED SATANIST" AND VOWED TO CHECK UP ON ME ONCE I MATURED AND MAYBE, JUST MAYBE I WOULD AMOUNT TO SOMETHING ONCE I GREW UP. WELL, I AM GROWN AND I AM CERTAINLY ALL THE SATANIST THAT THEY ARE....THEY CAN SHOVE THEIR MARTINI GLASSES UP THEIR SATANIC ASSES AND CONTINUE TO WATCH THEIR FOUNDATIONS CRUMBLE AROUND THEM. I REFUSE TO BE TREATED IN SUCH A WAY THAT WAS SO UNCALLED FOR.

12. How is married life with one of the most infamous Satanists:) VincentCrowley? Is it difficult to get along, usually Satanists have strong egos, how do you compliment each other? How did you met?

FUNNY YOU SHOULD MENTION THAT....HE AND I NEVER GOT MARRIED...SOME ASSUMED SO, AND WE NEVER DENIED THE RUMORS...IN ALL REALITY WE HAVE SPIT RECENTLY. OUR EGOS ARE HUGE!! WE CONSTANTLY BUTTED HEADS, BUT IN THE END WE REMAIN FRIENDS AND GREAT CONFIDANTS. I MET HIM THRU THE MAIL, A FRIEND OF MINE TOLD ME ABOUT HIM AND ACHERON AS WELL AS TOLD HIM ABOUT SSS AND MYSELF. WHO KNOWS, WE'LL PROBABLY END UP BACK TOGETHER AGAIN *SHRUG* WE ARE DEFINITLY SOUL-MATES AND GREAT COMPANIONS.

13. Having George W. Bush as president, does it worry you that he is so deeply involved with fundamentalist Xtians?

I DO NOT PERSONALLY FOLLOW POLITICS AND DO NOT VOTE. I KNOW THAT SOME THINK WE SHOULD BE ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN THIS, BUT TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH, I HAVE TOO MUCH ON MY PLATE AT THIS TIME AND IN 4 YEARS WE'LL HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM ALL OVER AGAIN.

14. You did an issue dedicated to women of the underground scene. Do you feel women in music are finally getting noticed for their talent? Who are some of your favorites?

I LOVE WOMEN AND I LOVE MUSIC BY WOMEN, ALWAYS HAVE. I THINK IN THIS MALE DOMINATED SOCIETY WOMEN CAN GET LOST, BUT DAMN IT, WE ALWAYS FIGHT OUR WAY BACK TO THE TOP. I ADORE SO MANY FEMALE ARTISTS...FIONA APPLE, CRISIS, SWITCHBLADE SYMPHONY...I HAVE BEEN LISTENING TO A CD PROFITING FELINE LEUKEMIA, AS OF LATE, PUT OUT BY PROJEKT RECORDS THAT FEATURES MANY FEMALE VOCALISTS SUCH AS TARA VANFLOWER OF LYCIA, FAITH AND THE MUSE AND SHOTGUN WEDDING. THE CD IS TITLED "CAT SHAPED HOLE IN MY HEART" IF ANYONE WANTS TO CHECK IT OUT...I LOVE IT. YEAH, SO? EVERYTHING EVIL HAS TO HAVE A SOFT SIDE!!

15. Who do you consider the most extraordinary women in Satanism?

YOU! ME! EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US THAT HAS A VOICE AND TELLS THE WORLD WHAT WE THINK. GRAB EM BY THE BALLS LADIES AND SHOW EM WE RULE ALL! (LAUGH)

16. Any last words?

THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE INTERVIEW, I ENJOYED IT VERY MUCH. ANYONE INTERESTED IN CONTACTING ME CAN REACH ME AT: SSS PRODUCTIONS P.O.BOX 28914 COLUMBUS, OH 43228 OR SYNNSATANA@HOTMAIL.COM


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