Have to say, I'm pretty surprised to see this pricing decision elicit so much drama here. I'm speaking only of the initial responses. Perhaps I'm wrong, but I just assumed this was an artist not as well known for darker ambient music having a little fun with some of the more cliched tropes of the genre. Even if I did have reason to suspect the price reflected a sincere religious conviction, the label "Satanist" is pretty damned uninformative. A self-identified Satanist is at least as likely to be a nature-loving peacenik or a theatrically inclined but otherwise harmless atheist as the depraved caricature the term traditionally connotes.
It's a fine album, btw.
Yeah, a lot of Satanists are like that. They basically view Satan as a part of nature but in the background. The self is more emphasized than Satan.
That being said, I don't blame people for being uncomfortable with Satanism and the occult in general.