Nicolas Schreck's Biography (Books)
Nikolas Schreck is an American singer, musician, author, film-maker and religious teacher.
Since 2012, Schreck has been lead singer of the musical duo Kingdom of Heaven, whose first album XXIII was released in April 2015. Schreck was the founder, frontman, and sole constant member of the magical musical collective Radio Werewolf from 1984-1993, whose recordings include The Fiery Summons (1989), The Lightning and the Sun (1989), Bring Me the Head of Geraldo Rivera! A Benediction in Four Movements (1990), Songs for the End of the World (1991), Witchcraft/Boots: A Tribute to the Sinatras (1991), Love Conquers All (1992) and 2012's compilation The Vinyl Solution.
Schreck is the author of The Manson File: Myth and Reality of an Outlaw Shaman (2011) Demons of the Flesh: The Complete Guide to Left Hand Path Sex Magic, (2002) co-authored with Zeena, Flowers from Hell:
- A Satanic Reader (2001), The Satanic Screen: An Illustrated Guide to the Devil in Cinema, (2001) and the first edition of The Manson File (1988).
In 1997, Schreck produced the first full-length album by British actor Christopher Lee Christopher Lee Sings Devils, Rogues & Other Villains which was released on Schreck's Wolfslair label.
Schreck's forthcoming series of novels The Dallas Book of the Dead was previewed in a reading broadcast on NPR's Berlin Stories in July, 2013. He directed the documentary Charles Manson Superstar and has appeared in several other documentaries and films. He is married to Zeena Schreck (formerly Zeena LaVey).
Before his 2003 conversion to Tantric Buddhism, and his earlier renunciation of Satanism, Schreck was a prominent black magician who co-led the magical school The Werewolf Order with Zeena from 1988-1999. He worked closely in the late 1980s with Church of Satan founder Anton Lavey, although he was not a member of the Church. Schreck was a Master of the Temple of Set before resigning with several others in 2002 due to religious and administrative differences. In 2002, Schreck was one of the founding members of the Sethian Liberation Movement (formerly the Storm) which is currently located in Berlin.
According to his Facebook page, Nikolas Schreck's band Kingdom of Heaven will perform a concert at the Wave-Gotik-Treffen music festival in Leipzig, Germany on May 22, 2015. Kingdom of Heaven's first album XXIII was released on iTunes and Amazon on 10 April 2015.
Nikolas Schreck performed live in Germany for the first time since 1992 in a sonic ritual concert entitled In Her Thrall: Evokation des Ewig-Weibichen at Tower Transmissions Music Festival IV in Dresden on 27 September 2014, collaborating with noted percussionist John Murphy. A documentary concert film of the concert, also entitled In Her Thrall was photographed by Boa Thor and released via Schreck's World Operations.
On December 7 and 8 of 2014, Schreck is scheduled to teach a public class "Sonic Magic in Theory and Praxis: A Two-Day Workshop for Magicians and Musicians" at the NK Projekt in Berlin, Germany, which is described by the NK Projekt as "a rare two-day course in the magical art of applying ritual magic, consciousness alteration and spiritual initiation to music".
Kingdom of Heaven
In 2012, Nikolas Schreck (vocalist/lyricist) and James Collord (bassist/multi-instrumentalist) founded their musical collaboration Kingdom of Heaven (KOH) whose songs In Dreamland and Midnight in Cairo were premiered on a Nightwatch Radio interview in November 2013.
Kingdom of Heaven's first single The Ballad of Lurleen Tyler was made available via iTunes in December 2013, followed in March 2014 by a video for the song on the Kingdom of Heaven YouTube channel.
In May 2014, Nikolas Schreck was interviewed on the Green Tea Berlin radio program broadcast by Alex Radio and 88.4 Berlin which featured the European radio premiere of Kingdom of Heaven's song Enemy on Both Sides, which Schreck introduced as the theme to a non-existent James Bond movie
In March 2015, Schreck's Facebook page announced that Kingdom of Heaven will perform a concert at the Wave-Gotik-Treffen music festival in Leipzig Germany on May 22, 2015.
Schreck founded the band Radio Werewolf in 1984. His theatrical ritual performances as the group's lead singer, billed as Rallies of the Radio Werewolf Youth Party, provoked controversy, as did provocative appearances on several television programs. Tension over the contentious nature of the band's music led to the departure of co-founder Evil Wilhelm from Radio Werewolf shortly after their participation in the notorious 8-8-88 Rally in San Francisco. Although there was hostility during the breakup, the band members later reconciled. Schreck's 1989 LP The Fiery Summons was the first Radio Werewolf album, although the previous formation recorded a still unreleased album in 1987.
Key to the bands beliefs about themselves was the existence of what they termed the "dominant frequency" or "alpha frequency." Schreck explained the band by saying "Radio Werewolf is a sound, a vibration, a certain frequency from another world. I just transmitted it. The bodies and minds of all the people who tuned into that frequency were the mediums that broadcast came through on. I only get credit for "creating" it because I have a big mouth, I was in the front of the stage, and I was the one the media paid the most attention to."
Zeena Schreck served as Radio Werewolf co-director from 1988-1993, the group's most prolific period, which saw the release of their recordings Songs for the End of the World, The Lightning and the Sun, Bring Me the Head of Geraldo Rivera!, Witchcraft-Boots: A Tribute to the Sinatras and Love Conquers All.
In 2012, Radio Werewolf's The Vinyl Solution - Analog Artifacts, Ritual Instrumentals and Undercover Versions was released by World Operations. The compact disc, the first official Radio Werewolf release since 1992, compiles newly remastered re-releases of 12 ambient sonic magic tracks from Zeena and Nikolas Schreck's rare Radio Werewolf vinyl recordings between 1989-1992 as well as 2 bonus tracks never previously released to the public.
Schreck's 1989 documentary, Charles Manson Superstar, told the story of Charles Manson's life as well as interviewing him in San Quentin Prison. The documentary featured parts of an originally hour and a half long interview of Manson, as well as many photographs and video footage, of the Manson Family, Spahn Ranch, and other related topics. Also discussed were Manson's alleged ties to Nazi movements (which he denied) and to various Satanic movements. Other Video Werewolf releases include The Zurich Experiment, which documented Radio Werewolf's last public concert.
Nikolas Schreck is the author of The Manson File: Myth and Reality of an Outlaw Shaman (2011) Demons of the Flesh: The Complete Guide to Left Hand Path Sex Magic, (2002) co-authored with Zeena, Flowers from Hell: A Satanic Reader (2001), The Satanic Screen: An Illustrated Guide to the Devil in Cinema, (2001) and the first edition of The Manson File (1988).
Nikolas Schreck's initiatory application of the arts began in 1984 when he returned to the West from a life-changing spiritual pilgrimage in Egypt to found the shapeshifting musical ensemble Radio Werewolf.
His artistic and spiritual collaboration with his consort Zeena commenced in 1988, when she became Radio Werewolf's co-director.
Their ritual recordings The Fiery Summons, The Lightning an d the Sun, Songs for the End of the World, Bring Me the Head of Geraldo Rivera! A Benediction in Four Movements, Witchcraft/Boots: A Tribute to the Sinatras, and Love Conquers All. are experiments in sonic magic designed to alter human consciousness and trigger specific long-range changes in the material universe.
Until 1999, the Schrecks led the magical resistance movement, esoteric research network and radical ecology faction known outwardly as The Werewolf Order.
His documentary film Charles Manson Superstar (1989) features an extensive interview with Manson held in San Quentin Prison. Schreck's other screen appearances range from the sublime Usher (Curtis Harrington, 2002) to the ridiculous Mortuary Academy (Michael Schroder, 1988).
A Tantric Buddhist in the Karma Kagyu lineage, Nikolas Schreck is one of the clergy of the Sethian Liberation Movement, a Gnostic religious body and higher intelligence agency dedicated to the liberation of all sentient beings. Zeena has served as SLM's spiritual guide since its 2002 inception
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