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It's Halloween night and not a better way to spend it than with Twin Temple playing to a sold-out crowd at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles. According to the band's bio, "Devout Satanists and meticulous preservers of rock ’n’ roll’s ancient, timeless spirit", this black-clad and effortlessly stylish duo (Alexandra and Zachary James) have created a sound that blends their Satanic ideology with the irresistible sass and melody of classic ‘50s and ‘60s rock ‘n ’roll."  Tonight, would promise to be a Spooktacular event and Hunnypot was there to cover it!

The fans started lining up early for this one. As soon as we arrived, the line was already around the corner full of fans some of which were fully dressed in Halloween costume. Twin Temple has quite the following and this was evident by the early lines of fans as well as a huge line for their merch stand. Many of the dedicated fans had mentioned they were in the merch line for close to an hour as tonight the band had special posters, vinyl, t-shirts and more!

The night got started with Louisiana Purchase, who is well known as one of the best drag performers out there. She performed a 30 minute set to some of her favorite songs including songs from The Cramps and Screamin' Jay Hawkins. A great way to get crowd ready for Twin Temple.

It was finally time for the Twin Temple Sextravaganza to begin! The sold-out crowd had been waiting for this show for quite some time. They had announced this show to their coven members months ago so the dedicated fans were ready. This would be their first and only headlining show of the year. They recently played the Psycho Las Vegas fest as well as some West Coast dates with Volbeat, but tonight they were headlining their own show in Los Angeles.

Tonight, Alexandra and Zachary, the twins of evil known as Twin Temple,  along with their talented band of musicians took the stage at 9:30 and went right into "In Lyx," an instrumental piece that sounds like it came straight out of Beelzebub's den. From there Alexandra paused and read from her black book as she had everyone in the crowd hail to the guest of honor, Satan. She speaks of promoting free will and individualism while the flames of hell help burn down sexism, racism, and ignorance. With this the band gave the sign of the devil horns with their right hands raised. "Hail Satan" the crowd repeated 3 times after Alex then suddenly the band went right into "Sex Magick." The fans immediately went wild and began to move and sing along with Alex. The band had a spooky 50's rock 'n roll vibe to them which their fans just seem to adore.

The night continued with other fan favorites like "Let's Hang Together," "I Know How to Hex You," "Lucifer, My Love," and "Satan's a Woman." At one point Alex and Zach invited two of their special guests & ritual participants, (actor) David Destmalchian and (actress and writer) Evelyn Leigh, to the stage. As part of the ritual, they were both sacrificed and marked on their foreheads with the blood of Satan. How unholy! The evening got even bloodier during the last song "In Nox" when Alex drank blood from a chalice and exchanged her blood-soaked lips with Zach. What a match made in hell.

The evening came to an end with the band doing two encores, "The Devil (Didn't Make Me Do It)" and "Femme Fatale." What a way to end Halloween night. Be sure to catch Twin Temple when they tour with Ghost in January 2022.

See full set-list and photos below.

In Lvx
Sex Magick
Let's Hang Together
I Know How to Hex You
Lucifer, My Love
Santa Muerte
I Am a Witch
Satan's a Woman
I'm Wicked
In Nox


The Devil (Didn't Make Me Do It)
Femme Fatale


Maurice Nunez

Photojournalist - Los Angeles

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