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Almost A Dirty Dozen with TWIN TEMPLE – February 2024

| 19 February 2024 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Everyone’s favorite Satanic doo-wop group Twin Temple is back with a brand new record God Is Dead due out Friday, October 13. In the meantime, Twin Temple is now streaming their single “Burn Your Bible” for all your evil-related needs. With a Satanic philosophy that prizes individualism, respect, equality and defiance, Twin Temple are intuitively in tune with rock’n’roll’s integral outcast culture, even if the fiendishly seditious sound of Alexandra singing enticingly about Sex Magick may make more than few music critics and unsuspecting punters spit their coffee across the room. Ultimately, this transgressive act of musical mischief is as subversive as it gets in this age of societal division, insidious ignorance and empty hostility.” We get the duo to discuss new music, influences, and more.

1. Tell us a little about your latest release.  What might a fan or listener not grab the first or second time they listen through?  Are there any hidden nuggets you put in the material or that only diehard fans might find?

GOD IS DEAD is our most blasphemous, romantic, period correct album to date. We hope it takes you along our love story through burning churches, Jayne Mansfield’s pink palace, and into Gold Star Studios circa the summer of 1962. There are many hidden messages back masked into the album that will most likely cause you to sell your soul to Satan, but perhaps the most important messages are: God is Dead, Be a Slut, Do what you Want.

2. Your blend of Satanic ideology and Doo-Wop is a cool twist never heard before (that I am aware of).  When it comes to the music and the live show, is either an extension of the other or does it all need to come together to complete the sound and vision of Twin Temple?

Twin Temple is our magical Childe; its really just a vehicle to do and share all the things we happen to love; beehives, pink rhinestones, rock ’n’ roll, Satanic ritual, girl groups, witchcraft… we love the pageantry of theater and heavy metal, and we are always aiming to up the ante on our stage show.

3. What got you into music, and can you tell us about the moment you realized you wanted to be a musician?

We both came to music in slightly different ways, but I think for both of us when we discovered the danger, rebellion and feeling of rock ’n’ roll it unlocked many pleasurable feelings deep within us and we knew that it was our 93/True Will to pursue this wild path.

4. Building on that, is there a specific song, album, performer, or live show that guided your musical taste?

There are too many to name; we couldn’t name a specific moment or song…

5. If you could call in any one collaborator to do a song with, who would it be, and why?

Phil Spector.

6. What is your favorite activity when out of the studio and/or not on tour?  What do you like to do to unwind?

Grave digging of course.

7. What is the one comparison a reviewer or fan has made that made you cringe or you disagreed with?

We were once accused of not sacrificing real babies. Cringe.

8. When was the last time you were starstruck and who was it?

Getting to know Glenn Danzig was such a highlight. He’s a legend and to be able to go on tour with him and now call him a friend was incredibly surreal.

9. What is the best part of being a musician? If you could no longer be a musician for whatever reason, what would be your dream job?

Mortician.

10. Looking back over your career, is there a single moment or situation you feel was a misstep or you would like to have a “do over,” even if it didn’t change your current situation?

No…

11. If you could magically go back in time and be a part of the recording sessions for any one record in history, which would you choose – and what does that record mean to you?

The Ronettes “Be My Baby” session. It’s the corner stone of early 60’s rock and roll in Los Angeles.

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ToddStar - that's me... just a rocking accountant who had dreams of being a rock star. I get to do the next best thing to rocking the globe - I get to take pictures of the lucky ones that do. I love to shoot all genres of music and different types of performers. If it is related to music, I love to photograph it. I get to shoot and hang with not only some of my friends and idols, but some of the coolest people around today.

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