Peter H. Gilmore was born in Paterson, NJ and spent his childhood exploring the natural environment of the Hudson Valley. He cared for innumerable animals while helping in his father’s pet shop and was a voracious reader, a talented painter and an aficionado of late-night horror movies. An outstanding academic career lead to the study of film and music; he holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music composition from NYU. In 1989 he founded The Black Flame, the world’s first newsstand magazine by and for Satanists, and in 2001 was appointed the Church of Satan’s High Priest. For two decades he has represented Satanism on international television, radio, and in newspapers, magazines and Internet publications. He resides with his wife, High Priestess Peggy Nadramia, in New York City.