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Beasts of Satan
30-Year Sentence for Satanist Murders
Andrea Volpe, leader of the heavy metal rock band Beasts of Satan, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing the group’s singer and two other women in ritual murders. The killings engendered fear of “devil cults” in Italy and moved the Vatican to begin a course on Satanism and exorcism for Catholic priests. (Chiara Prazzoli, Tue, Internet, 2/22/05) [csr 4.2 2005]

Accused of Human Sacrifices
Four members of the northern Italian heavy metal band, Beasts of Satan, have been charged in Busto Arzizio with murdering two other band members in 1998 as part of a “drug-fueled” Satanic sacrifice. Former band member Andrea Volpe agreed to show authorities the location, near Milan, of their grave, hoping for leniency in another case brought against him earlier this year alleging that he shot his girlfriend and buried her alive. La Sapienza University sociology professor Maria Macioti has said that an increasing number of young people seem drawn to devil worship, and a magistrate has warned of the lure of antichrist cults. (Al Baker, New York Times, Internet, 6/20/04) [csr 3.3 2004]

Police are also investigating the recent deaths of two cemetery workers that may be related to the Beasts of Satan. One doused himself with gasoline at the cemetery porter’s lodge last December and set himself on fire. In May, his friend, a florist at the cemetery, hanged himself from a tree in his parents’ yard after telling relatives he was frightened. [csr 3.3 2004]

The mother of one of the 1998 victims said she told the police at the time about the Satanist group, but reports they told her: “Look, people are free to be Catholic, Buddhist, whatever they want. If you want to get into trouble, go ahead and accuse them . . .” (Peter Popham, New Zealand Herald, Internet, 6/24/04) [csr 3.3 2004]

Accused of Human Sacrifices
Four members of the northern Italian heavy metal band, Beasts of Satan, have been charged in Busto Arzizio with murdering two other band members in 1998 as part of a “drug-fueled” Satanic sacrifice. Former band member Andrea Volpe agreed to show authorities the location, near Milan, of their grave, hoping for leniency in another case brought against him earlier this year alleging that he shot his girlfriend and buried her alive. La Sapienza University sociology professor Maria Macioti has said that an increasing number of young people seem drawn to devil worship, and a magistrate has warned of the lure of antichrist cults. (Al Baker, New York Times, Internet, 6/20/04)[csr 3.2 2004]

Police are also investigating the recent deaths of two cemetery workers that may be related to the Beasts of Satan. One doused himself with gasoline at the cemetery porter’s lodge last December and set himself on fire. In May, his friend, a florist at the cemetery, hanged himself from a tree in his parents’ yard after telling relatives he was frightened. [csr 3.2 2004]

The mother of one of the 1998 victims said she told the police at the time about the Satanist group, but reports they told her: “Look, people are free to be Catholic, Buddhist, whatever they want. If you want to get into trouble, go ahead and accuse them . . .” (Peter Popham, New Zealand Herald, Internet, 6/24/04) [csr 3.2 2004 2004]

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