The Occult Histories Of 10 Famous Musicians

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Happy National Occult Day everyone! Oh, you didn’t know it was National Occult Day today? Well it is, so now is the time to celebrate if you’re a Wiccan, a Kabbalahist, or just your garden variety Satanist. No one is really sure how the holiday came to be, which only makes sense since the term “occult” means “knowledge of the hidden,” however, some of the greatest musicians in history have flirted with spiritual pursuits beyond the regular mainstream religions we all know and love.

Ever since bluesman Robert Johnson supposedly sold his soul to Lucifer down at the crossroads, through the golden age of heavy metal, rumors have persisted that some musicians have flirted with the dark arts and hidden messages in their music or album covers. These days though, it’s entirely OK if you practice magic in your free time or worship the pagan gods of ancient religions, or Hell, even worship Satan if that floats your boat. Check out 10 famous musicians who have real or rumored connections to the occult on this most occult of all days excepting Halloween….and Walpurgis. What’s Walpurgis you ask? Read on and find out.

Self-avowed follower of the Church Of Satan, and one of metal’s greatest vocalists, the legendary King Diamond talks about his unique relationship with his fans.