Hastur Rising is a Seattle rock band associated with Black Tape #3 and the Unsound. Alex Reagan describes them (possibly jokingly) as "infamous".

Members Edit

Jeff Wendt: lead singer

Keith Dabic: guitarist and lyricist

Mike: drummer

Rory: bassist


  • usage of Satanist imagery in album materials
  • The band may or may not have murdered a cat in a "Satanic ritual" live onstage


"If you're from Seattle, you've heard of them. If you're not, you may have heard of the lead singer's violent suicide a couple of weeks ago." – Alex Reagan[1]

"People see what they want to see. We're just trying to put on a show. It's entertainment, for f***'s sake." – Jeff Wendt[1]

"So, the black magic was a way to... brand yourselves?" / "We do look good in black." – Alex Reagan & Keith Dabic[1]

"This is what passes for music now?" – Dr. Richard Strand[1]

Trivia Edit

  • Hastur, also called "The Unspeakable One", is an entity of the Cthulhu mythos created by H.P. Lovecraft.
  • The band has a song called "Moonrider," authored by Keith. A conspiracy-minded fan connected the lyrics to the lunar calendar, although Keith claims this is not the intended interpretation.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The Black Tapes Podcast, Episode 103