Hastur Rising is a Seattle rock band associated with Black Tape #3 and the Unsound. Alex Reagan describes them (possibly jokingly) as "infamous".
Jeff Wendt: lead singer
Keith Dabic: guitarist and lyricist
- 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
"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
"So, the black magic was a way to... brand yourselves?" / "We do look good in black." – Alex Reagan & Keith Dabic
"This is what passes for music now?" – Dr. Richard Strand
- 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.