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Ave Satanas!

Twin Temple are a Satanic Doo Wop band hailing from the City of Angels.

Consisting of the high priests Alexandra and Zachary James, Twin Temple blends the old-school riffs and crooning vocals of mid-century pop with the occult, feminism, and a tongue planted firmly in the cheek.


  • Twin Temple Bring You Their Signature Sound.... Satanic Doo-Wop! (2019)
  • Twin Temple Presents a Collection of Live (And Undead) Recordings from Their Satanic Ritual Chamber... Stripped From the Crypt(2020)



  • Bilingual Bonus: The chorus of "Santa Muerte" contains the line "estoy orando por ti." In Spanish this means I'm praying for (instead of to) you.
  • Divine Date: "Lucifer, My Love" is a Silly Love Song about Lucifer.
  • Femme Fatale: "Femme Fatale" (an original song, not a Velvet Underground cover), naturellement, reflects on the nature of this trope and its demonisation of female sexuality.
  • Gratuitous French: The final line of "Femme Fatale":
    "Je suis la belle dame sans merci."
  • Gratuitous Spanish: Appropriately enough for a song about a Mexican folk saint, "Santa Muerte" is peppered with Spanish.
  • Hollywood Satanism: Averted. Where other bands may use Satanism as a gimmick, Twin Temple are genuine Satanists. Their music and religious practices reflect the ideals of Satanism: the transgression of social norms and the embrace of the individual.
  • Homage:
    • The drum intro of "Sex Magick" closely resembles "Be My Baby."
    • "Babalon" is an homage to "Barbara Ann", reconceptualised to be about the Whore of Babylon.
  • Hot as Hell: "Satan's a Woman".
  • Hot Witch: "Sex Magick", "I Know How to Hex You", "I'm Wicked" and "I Am a Witch" are all songs about being a sexually liberated witch.
  • Instrumentals: "In Lux" and "In Nox".
  • No Periods, Period: Averted. Many of their songs make reference to menstruation.
    • "I'm Wicked" opens with the line "I love bleeding/ under the full moon."
    • "I Am a Witch": "When I bleed/ I put it in your coffee."
    • "Satan's A Woman": "I make my own money/ I make my own blood/ and I always get both on the first of the month."
  • Ominous Latin Chanting: The chorus of "Ave Satanas!" in "Sex Magick", though the style is less Gregorian chant and more 50s' pop.
  • Satan Is Good
  • Sex Magic: "Sex Magick" mixes Intercourse with You with occult imagery.
  • Spoken Word in Music: The middle of "Lucifer, My Love" is delivered as love letter to Satan, in the style of
  • Unholy Matrimony: "Let's Hang Together" uses the trope name verbatim.