Fresh from a series of sold-out events in Los Angeles and New York, this live performance and multimedia presentation simulates a “Sabbath Assembly ritual” as conducted in the psychedelic ’60s by one of the most notorious occult groups of the era, the Process Church of the Final Judgment.
The Process Church was an intensely creative, apocalyptic shadow side to the flower-powered ’60s and New Age ’70s. The influential group opened Chapters in London, Europe and across the United States. Dressing in black cloaks, they created their own heavily-designed magazines and promoted a controversial, quasi-Gnostic theology that reconciled Christ and Satan through awareness and love.
Tonight, to celebrate the recent release of LOVE SEX FEAR DEATH, Feral House, Process Media, and Sound@One present a simulation of an actual Process Church “Sabbath Assembly” ritual. The Sabbath Assembly band, comprised of Kyle Forrester (Crystal Stilts), Jex Thoth (I Hate Records), Sophie Gonthier (Anything Maria), Anders Nilsson, and David Christian (of No-Neck Blues Band), will perform Process hymns and songs throughout the ritual.
Unfortunately, I’ll be missing a few things, like the amazing show at the Rendezvous featuring Kawabata Makoto with members of Kinski, Thrones, Amber Asylum, ?alos, and Sugar Skulls. More info about that one here. I’m also very sad to have to miss Degenerate Art Ensemble’s Sonic Tales at the Moore Theatre. Hey DAE: will you please consider more performances in the future? Two is simply not enough!