“Some songs demand sacrifice,” Rob Errera writes of the title song in his novel ‘Hangman’s Jam,” a story that chronicles the rise of the band Allen Vent and The Strange Creations and the mysterious song that haunts and beguiles them. If you like your rock novels to come with a hearty dose of groupies, drug overdoses, sex tapes, and a side of murder, betrayal, and some freaky other-worldly creatures, you’re in the right place.

Speaking of mysterious and powerful songs, Zeena Schreck joins me in the last segment of the podcast to talk about the power certain songs have in spiritual and magical practices. Zeena is an artist, musician, Tibetan Buddhist yogini, as well as former High Priestess of the Church of Satan (founded by her late father Anton LaVey). Between 1988-1993, she was composer, vocalist, musician, and graphic designer for the sonic magical musical project Radio Werewolf.

Zeena was also a guest in Episode 6 of Rock is Lit, which you can listen to here.



  • Royalty Free Music, “Decay” by Kevin MacLeod
  • “Nude” by Radiohead
  • “Polonium” by The Cruel Earth
  • “Welcome to My Nightmare” by Alice Cooper
  • “Pledging My Love” by Johnny Ace
  • “Monkey on Your Back” by Aldo Nova
  • “The Thing That Should Not Be” by Metallica
  • “The Old Gods Return” by Blue Oyster Cult
  • “Titanium Night Terrors” by The Cruel Earth
  • “Luchorpan” from ‘Love Conquers All’ by Radio Werewolf
  • “Against Time” from ‘The Lightning and the Sun’ by Radio Werewolf
  • “Sleepwalker” from ‘The Lightning and the Sun’ by Radio Werewolf


*All music by Radio Werewolf courtesy of Zeena Schreck and cannot be used without her permission. For more information on Zeena’s music, see https://www.zeenaschreck.com/sound-art.html.



Rob Errera’s blog: https://roberrera.wordpress.com/

Rob Errera on Twitter: @haikubob 


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