Did these celebrities sell their souls to the devil? As strange as it may sound, some people actually think so and feel these stars have performed demonic rituals.

Hollywood is rife with mystery and morbid intrigue, from conspiracies surrounding the so-called Illuminati and secret cabals, to the strange and sometimes frightening cults many stars were once (or still are) attached to.

One of the most pervasive and sensationalist conspiracies surrounding Hollywood is the notion that many celebrities secretly worship Satan and perform evil, demonic rituals to maintain their fame, fortune, beauty and influence.

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From pop superstars to rock legends and hip-hop icons, celebrities from all corners of the industry have been accused of sinister, satanic behavior — most notably with heavy metal musicians being targeted during the wave of Satanic Panic in the 1980s.

While many of these conspiracies and allegations are rooted in fear and and harmful stereotypes, it should be noted that Satanism is a very real religious and ideological belief system practiced by people around the world today.

The Satanic Temple and the Church of Satan are just two examples of modern Satanic organizations in practice today in the U.S.

Celebrities Accused of Satanic and Demonic Rituals

Some genuinely believe these music stars sold their souls to the devil in exchange for fame and fortune.

Gallery Credit: Erica Russell

15 Artists Associated With Witchcraft, Satanism + the Occult

Below is a gallery of 15 prominent artists in the rock and metal world who have been associated with witchcraft, Satanism and the occult in one form or another. Some may seem obvious and others may completely take you by surprise.

Gallery Credit: Lauryn Schaffner

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