How Can Music Be Demonically Inspired?

By David J. Stewart

Rock music is demonic!In today's apostate society, many people scoff at the idea that Rock music is Satanic or demonically inspired. I can say assuredly, Rock 'N' Roll is "the Devil's music."

Music is a spiritual medium through which philosophies, emotions and agendas are conveyed. A clear example of this are the Gospel hymns of the Christian faith. The following words are quoted from the precious hymn, Amazing Grace...

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

Amen! The message is clear, proclaiming the wondrous mercy of God's forgiveness towards us undeserving sinners. 

Now in sharp contrast, here's the words to Britney Spears heathen song, Soda Pop...

A wicked time to the end, oh yeah, so . . .
So turn the tables baby, let's go over the top
Girls we need him like we've never before (before, before, before)
And lovin it till we drop (we drop, ah, we drop yeah)
We'll flex tonight until they break down the door. . .
I bet you we can pop like we've never popped it before
Why we keep comin back for more and more for sure
It's cool Britney when we get down on the floor yeah
And we go on and on until the break of dawn

Only a blinded fool would deny the demonic sexually immoral influence of Britney Spear's music. Much of today's music glorifies sinful living—sexual immorality, rebellion against parents, murder, suicide, homosexuality, booze, lust, selfishness, self-glorification, worldly pride, et cetera.
 

Fans Speak-in-Tongues, Go Naked, At "Grateful Dead" Concerts

One of the most infamous bands of all-time were THE GRATEFUL DEAD, whose founder and heart of the band, Jerry Garcia, died of heart-failure in 1995 while in drug rehab for heroine addiction. The band began in the 1960's with the name THE WARLOCKS (male witches), but later for obvious reasons changed the name to THE GRATEFUL DEAD.

The band was known for passing out pounds of marijuana at concerts and the fans getting high during concert. Riots often broke out and a Pandora's box was opened. That's why the band remained popular for as long as they did. Some people boast of having gone to hundreds of Grateful Dead concerts over the decades.

Such die-hard fans are known as “DEAD HEADS” for their loyalty over the years. Fans were known to speak-in-tongues, rip their clothes off and even claim to have experienced alien encounters while under the influence of psychedelic drugs...

Rebecca: You facilitate the potential for an experience. People have full-on religious experiences at your shows; they pass-out, speak in tongues and are even picked up by flying saucers. Are you aware of the impact you have on people's minds?

Jerry: Not like that. I've made an effort to not be aware of it because it's perilously close to fascism. If I started to think about controlling that power or somehow trying to fiddle around with it then it would become fascism.

Rebecca: Have you ever been tempted to dabble in the power?

Jerry: Oh yeah. For the first eighteen years or so, I had a lot of doubts about the Grateful Dead. I thought that maybe this is a bad thing to be doing, because I was aware of the power. So I did a lot of things to sabotage it, I thought fuck this! I won't be a part of this. I dragged my feet as much as possible but it still kept happening! So, in that way I was able to filter myself out of it and think well, it's not me. Phew! What a relief!

Rebecca: When you said before that you weren't responsible, you were saying it in a very modest way - I'm not responsible for the wonderful experiences people are having - but at the same time you're also shedding responsibility for the negative experiences.

Jerry: Absolutely. It's a cop-out. I don't want to be responsible. But this is also something I learned from my psychedelic experiences, you don't want to be the king, you don't want to be the president because then you're responsible for everybody!

SOURCE: Read Entire Interview with Jerry Garcia

Jerry Garcia was a big teddy bear kind of guy, loved by everyone. He had long shaggy hair, beard and was pleasantly overweight, so most people could relate to him. I always loved his pedal steel guitar performance on TEACH YOUR CHILDREN when he performed with the band Crosby, Stills and Nash way back. That was Jerry Garcia on the pedal steel guitar. He wasn't known as an accomplished steel guitarist, but he made steel guitar history with that song. It is a classic musically speaking as a musician myself and pedal steel guitarist.

Unfortunately Jerry Garcia was pulling on the same rope as the Devil his entire music career, glorifying wickedness through his life and music. Jerry Garcia didn't believe in a supernatural being, which means he wasn't saved and went to Hell in His sins without Jesus Christ.

“I don't believe in a supernatural being.”

SOURCE: Read Entire Interview with Jerry Garcia

Here's a more detailed answer from Jerry Garcia himself concerning his beliefs in a New Age type god...

David: What's your concept of God if you have one?

Jerry: I was raised a Catholic so it's very hard for me to get out of that way of thinking. Fundamentally I'm a Christian in that I believe that to love your enemy is a good idea somehow. Also, I feel that I'm enclosed within a Christian framework so huge that I don't believe it's possible to escape it, it's so much a part of the western point of view. So I admit it, and I also believe that real Christianity is okay. I just don't like the exclusivity clause.

But as far as God goes, I think that there is a higher order of intelligence something along the lines of whatever it is that makes the DNA work. Whatever it is that keeps our bodies functioning and our cells changing, the organizing principle - whatever it is that created all these wonderful life-forms that we're surrounded by in its incredible detail.

There's definitely a huge vast wisdom of some kind at work here. Whether it's personal - whether there's a point of view in there, or whether we're the point of view, I think is up for discussion. I don't believe in a supernatural being.

Rebecca: What about your personal experience of what you may have described as God?

Jerry: I've been spoken to by a higher order of intelligence - I thought it was God. It was a very personal God in that it had exactly the same sense of humor that I have (laughter). I interpret that as being the next level of consciousness, but maybe there's a hierarchical set of consciousnesses. My experience is that there is one smarter than me, that can talk to me, and there's also the biological one that I spoke about.

David: Do you feel that there's a divine plan at work in nature?

Jerry: I don't know about a plan. I don't know whether it cares to express itself that way or even if matters such as developmental constructs along time have any relevance to this particular God point of view. It may be a steady-state God that exists out beyond space-time beyond our experience, or around it, or contemporary with it, or it may function in the moment - I have no idea.

SOURCE: Read Entire Interview with Jerry Garcia

One of the primary means by which the Devil possesses people is through substance abuse, whether it be alcohol, drugs, et cetera. Alcoholics have been known to commit unspeakable acts of horror, only to awake the next day and not remember anything that happened. many drug users, as well as alcoholics, have testified to seeing demons and strange happenings that they cannot explain (but attest to the power of Satan).

It is a known fact that many Rock 'N' Roll singers and musicians take illegal drugs before their concerts to assist them in performing in concert. In many videos you can actually see that the singer or musician is high on something, and they are giving an awesome performance (in most cases). A little too much of whatever their taking and they'll end up like falling half dead on the platform (which has happened quite a few times in music history).

Demonic influence is popular in Hollywood as much as the music industry. Church Of Satan founder (1966) Anton LaVey (who wrote The Satanic Bible in 1969) stated...

“Keep yourself constantly... open to the demons who will whisper in your ear. An old meaning of demon used to be closer to muse-a guiding, inspirational spirit.”

SOURCE: Anton LaVey, CHURCH OF SATAN, Page 110.

In “DAIRY OF A MADMAN” (1981), Satanist OZZY OSBOURNE sings, “Rock 'N' Roll is my religion and my law, won't ever change” ... Did you get that? ... MY RELIGION AND MY LAW!!!
 

Demonic Spirits... The "Spirit of Rock 'N' Roll"

The Bible states in Ephesians 2:2... "Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience." Satan is a spirit. Demons are spirits. God is a Spirit (John 4:24). God created man in His threefold image of body, soul and spirit. Man is a spirit. As such, the human spirit is susceptible to spiritual influences by other sprits, whether they be good or evil. This is how Rock 'N' Roll can be demonically inspired and inspiring. It is a matter of spiritual influence.

In a 1991 unreleased project by Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys titled SWEET INSANITY, he wrote a song called, Spirit of Rock 'N' Roll with the lyrics...

The memories still hold us together
No matter if we're young or old
As long as there's music we'll all live forever
In the spirit of rock and roll

Once it's in your blood
You won't be the same no more

Reaching every land
From L.A. to Tokyo
It's in the heart of every boy and girl
Everywhere all around the world

The spirit (the spirit) the spirit (the spirit)
The spirit of rock n roll
The spirit (the spirit) the spirit (the spirit)
The spirit of rock n roll

You know Chuck, Buddy, and Elvis paved the road
The roots are deep inside us
It's the rythm in our soul
Now it's the heart that's behind the beat
The only sound that is complete

The spirit (the spirit) the spirit (the spirit)
The spirit of rock n roll
The spirit (the spirit) the spirit (the spirit)
The spirit of rock n roll

Can you hear it
Rockin' to the beachy type the spirit
The spirit the spirit
It's in the heart of every boy and girl
Everywhere around the world

The spirit (the spirit) the spirit (the spirit)
The spirit of rock n roll
The spirit (the spirit) the spirit (the spirit)
The spirit of rock n roll

The spirit (the spirit) the spirit (the spirit)
The spirit of rock n roll
The spirit (the spirit) the spirit (the spirit)
The spirit of rock n roll

The spirit (the spirit) the spirit (the spirit)
The spirit of rock n roll
The spirit (the spirit) the spirit (the spirit)
The spirit of rock n roll

54 TIMES! Brian Wilson uses the word "spirit" in his song. Clearly, Rock music is all about influencing one's spirit. Carefully notice what Brian Wilson said in his song... Once it's in your blood, You won't be the same no more! Like a domesticated animal who's tasted blood for the first time, so is a youth who has tasted the blood of Rock 'N' Roll.

Legendary guitarist, Carlos Santana has publicly admitted having regular contact with a demon named "Metatron" since 1994. Stephen Davis in the Hammer of the Gods, details the occult inspiration of "Stairway to Heaven" by the Rock band, Led Zeppelin.

Led Zeppelin". . . Robert described the 'automatic' nature of the lyric: 'I was just sitting there with Pagey in front of a fire at Headley Grange. Pagey had written the chords and played them for me. I was holding a paper and pencil, and for some reason, I was in a very bad mood. Then all of a sudden my hand was writing out words. 'There's a lady who's sure, all that glitters is gold, and she's buying a stairway to heaven.' I just sat there and looked at the words and then I almost leaped out of my seat.'" (Stephen Davis, Hammer of the Gods, p. 164)

"He [Robert Plant] often remarked that he could feel his pen being pushed by some higher authority." (Stephen Davis, Hammer of the Gods, p. 262)

There is no doubt concerning the occult influence of Carlos Santana and Led Zeppelin. After the death of renowned Satanist, Aleister Crowley, Led Zeppelin's guitarist, Jimmy Page, bought Crowley's castle. The band praises Aleister Crowley in their music, as do The Beatles and others who love the Devil, and express it every time they flash the "Diablo" hand sign.
 

What Saith the Scripture?

So what's the problem? Why do so many people fail, or refuse, to see the inherent dangers of Rock music? We are taught in 1st Corinthians 2:14, "But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned." The Word of God teaches that the unsaved person refuses to listen to the Spirit of God. And even if they did, they wouldn't be able to understand because the things of God are spiritually discerned. It is a matter of spirit. One must first become a born-again believer, i.e., to have Jesus Christ born is us spiritually. Every true believer has God's Holy Spirit dwelling within their soul. This enables the believer to comprehend spiritual matters from God's perspective, i.e., from a Scriptural view.

The Beatles - Came to America promoting sexual immorality, Communism, false religion, rebellion and godlessness.You see, just as Carlos Santana has been in communication with his spiritual entity (demon) since 1994; so does each Christian believer receive communication from God through the written Word of God. Whereas God's Holy Spirit guides, teaches, and empowers the born-again Christian; the opposite is true concerning the unsaved, who are spiritually led by the Devil, "...according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience" (Ephesians 2:2). We are all influenced by either a spirit or THE SPIRIT (i.e., God's Holy Spirit). We are either led by Satan or by God.

So, anytime you find someone defending the Devil's music, you know they are carnally-minded and apart from God. Only a fool influenced by the Devil would defend Rock 'N' Roll. The "spirit of rock 'n" roll" is a demonic spirit of lust, sexually immorality, rebellion, false religion, feminism, broken homes, Communism, divorce, and every other form of wickedness imaginable.
 

Satan and Music

Concerning Satan, the Scriptures WARN:

"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour" (1st Peter 5:8).

Also in John 10:10 Jesus warned...

"The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy..."

It’s no secret that Satan works relentlessly to deceive and destroy as many people as he can. But the question is, why would Satan use music? Consider the Biblical fact that Satan's position in Heaven, before his fall, involved music ...

"Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols [stringed instruments]: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee. How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! (Isaiah14:11-12).

Here is another passage which clearly refers to Lucifer the archangel, who became the serpent, Satan...

"Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire" (Ezekiel 28:13-16).

The preceding passages of Scripture clearly reveal to us some interesting facts about Satan:

  • Satan is a fallen angel (Isaiah 14:12, Ezekiel 28:14,16)
  • Satan clearly has natural musical abilities (Isaiah 14:11; Ezekiel 28:13)
  • Satan seeks to devour (to kill, steal and destroy) as many lives as he can (1st Peter 5:8, John 10:10).

Satan is a musical genius. Music is a natural ability of Satan. He’s a musical being and he has extensive experience having used it to worship God before his fall. It’s no wonder we find musician after musician influenced supernaturally when it comes to music. Our prayer is that people would realize the powerful influence Satan has over much of today’s music, as the scriptures above reveal.

The Beatles deceitfully came to America as decent looking young men, but then led a generation of America's youth to become hippies, drug addicts, rebels, sexual degenerates, and God-haters.

The love of money truly is the root of all evil. Hundreds-of-billions of dollars have been made by the Rock 'N' Roll industry, at the expense of America's moral backbone. Abortion never would have been legalized in the United States had it not been for the evil influences of Rock N' Roll. The god of Rock 'N' Roll is fornication. John Oates of Hall and Oates said... "Rock 'n' roll is 99% sex." He is correct, and the end result became millions of unwanted pregnancies. Rock 'N' Roll also fueled the Feminist Movement (rebellion) in America, which naturally led to millions of heathen women demanding abortions. This is the so-called "Love" which The Beatles brought to America through their vile music.
 

Music and Sexual Immorality

Sting, lead singer of the Rock band, The Police, sang the song, Spirits In The Material World. In the song he sings the words... "We are spirits in the material world." Clearly, as seen with Brian Wilson's lyrics, the Rock performers fully understand the spiritual nature of man and music. Music is a spiritual vehicle. When Ozzy Osbourne was asked his opinion concerning allegations by angry parents that his music induces suicide in teenagers, Ozzy replied, "My music doesn't make people crazy, it just provides a vehicle for crazy people to ride on." Ozzy admits that his music is for "crazy" people.

Ozzy is correct that music is a "vehicle" for people to ride on, which is why Brad Delp of Boston sang in the song titled, FEELIN SATISFIED...

"Take a chance on rock n roll
Ooo are you feelin satisfied
Come on let us give your mind a ride [emphasis added]

Let us give your mind a ride? Yes, that is exactly what Rock music does, whether it be a ride of fornication, a ride of drunkenness, a ride of dirty-mindedness, a ride of lesbianism, a ride of rebellion, or a ride of suicide. The Rock band, Foreigner, sang some of the most vile music ever recorded; including Dirty White Boy, Double Vision, Urgent, Feels Like The First Time, Hot-Blooded, et cetera. Most of Foreigner's music was saturated with sex, sex, sex and the world still cherishes Foreigner's immoral music.

Whereas the Bible condemns sexual immorality (sin); Rock music promotes it as acceptable and right. Consider these filthy words from Boston's song, Party...

I cant believe it when some people say [This is an attack on Biblical Christianity]
That its a sin that way we live
to die
[God said it; not "some people"]
You know, theres never been a more natural thing
[Brad Delp is clearly singing about sex here]
Yea theres a brand new story, but its the same old lie
[Is Mr. Delp calling God a liar?]

So come on
Get ready for the time of your life
[immoral sex]
cause Im gettin right in the groove
And if youve got somethin for me
[sex]
Ive got somethin for you
[sex]

Baby
Its a party and nobody cares
What were doin there
[having immoral sex at the party]
Baby, its a party as long as youre there
Its a party, party, party!

...You know a man doesnt live on bread alone  [Brad Delp is clearly referring to Matthew 4:4, "Man shall not live by bread alone...]
Hes got to have some lovin each and every night
[immoral sex]
And a womans got to have it if the truth be known
[sex]
Lets get together honey, its alright
[immoral sex]

[emphasis added]

This is the prevalent attitude amongst Rockers, i.e., that immoral sex is natural and acceptable. But it's not in God's eyes... "Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge" (Hebrews 13:4). Sadly, Brad Delp commit suicide in 2007, using two barbeques to poison himself to death. Mr. Delp's last written words were... "I am a lonely soul." This is where the Highway To Hell leads. Bon Scott, lead singer of the Rock band, AC/DC, "drank himself to death" in 1980, just months after recoded the smash hit, Highway To Hell. Oh that men would fear the Lord.
 

The Evil's of Country Music

Lest it be overlooked, Country music is some of the most sexually immoral, vile and evil music ever recorded. Consider George Strait's perverted song, OVERNIGHT MALE...

Like a pony express in the wild, wild west
I'll ride hard all night long.
And I can saddle up fast, get you there first class
Long before the dawn.
You know your mail's gonna get to you
Come snow, rain, sleet or hail
'Cause I'm a top flight, hold-you-tight,
Get-you-there-by-daylight, do-you-right overnight male.

In another song titled, The Seashores Of Old Mexico, George Strait sings...

She spoke of Sonora and swore that she'd never return,
For her Mexican husband, she really had no great concern.
'Cause she loved the gringo, my red hair and lingo:
That's all I needed to know.

Yeah, I found what I needed on the seashores of old Mexico. [emphasis added]

Mr. Strait is promoting adultery, whether he wrote the song or not. The song is about a Mexican wife who abandons her Mexican husband to run off with a "gringo." If I were Mexican, I'd be very upset with Mr. Strait for singing this song. The song promotes a spirit of adultery, as is true of most Country music. It is wickedness.

There's not a more despicable show ever produced than HeeHaw, which frequently honored vile Playboy founder, Hugh Hefner. HeeHaw featured lewd, promiscuous, whorishly dressed women, dirty jokes, dirty-minded old men... and then to blaspheme God they'd sing a Gospel hymn at the end. Woe unto the cast and producers of HeeHaw.
 

Conclusion

Music is spiritual, i.e., it directly affects one's spirit and mood. Music has the ability to control our emotions—to make us cry, stomp our foot, make us angry, or cause us to dance to the rhythm.  Since Satan is a spirit, he is able to influence our spirit through the media of music. Singer, John Denver, stated: "Music is a greater influence over the souls of men than primitive Christianity." I'd say music is an extremely powerful influence.

It is common knowledge that the U.S. Military uses Heavy Metal music to motivate their troops to kill and to intimidate the enemy. During the American invasion of Panama in 1989, troops blasted AC/DC's "Highway to Hell" in order to drive Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega from the Vatican embassy where he had taken refuge (a tactic also used by the FBI at Waco).

"Bill Clinton and Janet Reno claim those 81 church members, including 19 children, burned down their own church and killed themselves, and good riddance. So they put few survivors on trial, and threw them in prison for 40 years. We're not supposed to remember that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms--talk about an unconstitutional agency--rather than arrest David Koresh on his regular morning jog, called in the TV stations for big publicity bonanza, and sent a swat team in black masks and black uniforms to break down his front door, guns blazing. They also sent in a helicopter gunship, to shoot at the roof of a church full of innocents. The Branch Davidians resisted, and after a heartless siege of almost two months, and after cutting off food, water, and electricity, and playing horrible rock and roll through huge speakers 24 hours a day."

SOURCE: Congressman Ron Paul speaks out.

Did you read that... "playing horrible rock and roll through huge speakers 24 hours a day."  What do you think this type of mind shattering music (noise) does to a teenager's mind? Argue as one may, there is incontrovertible evidence that Rock music is damaging to the human body—bodily, mentally and spiritually—especially to developing teenagers and young children. Rock music is saturated with Satan's spirit, and Country music isn't far behind.