Trav's almost got it. It's actually a term found in the glossary of the novel Dune. It says something like four holy judges the fremen referred to as saints, or some shit. Our friend, Rick Rogers who drew the Illusions album cover, suggested it to us back in 1985 because he liked the sound of it and he said he could make it into a cool logo. So we chose it because we liked the sound of it and it made into a cool logo, couldn't really give a shit about the meaning. It's not supposed to have a meaning as we don't stand for anything, it's just a name used to identify us and our music. It doesn't have anything to do with sadist or the definition of sadism, and it's not evil in meaning either- which was a bonus...we didn't want to play that game.
"Who cares what psychiatrists write on walls?" - Jeffery Goines
"Today was a good day. A good day." - Helfdane the Fat
"We drank, we fought...we made our ancestors proud!" - Thor Odinson