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Moscow, Russian Federation (1995 – present)

Butterfly Temple is a band from Moscow, Russia formed in 1995. They are signed under Metalism Records. Their lyrics are influenced by fantasy, paganism and legends. So far, Butterfly Temple released seven albums.

Butterfly Temple was formed by Sergey ‘Aven’ Avanesov (keyboards), Mikhail Shmatko (rhythm guitar) and now former screamer Alexey ‘Lesyar’ Agafonov in Moscow, Russia back in 1995. All three were friends even since elementary school.

In 1993 they formed kind of amateur band finding out if they could play something more or less harmonious together. In May of the year 1995 ‘of our Ford’ (if Aldous Huxley’s chronology can be trusted) this unbeatable triumvirate accompanied by Sergey Tambiev aka Dobriy (which is ‘a Goodman’ in Russian and, by George, Goodman he is) who played drums and Andrey Nagaytsev on the bass recorded the first 7-tracks demo entitled The Great Pentacle Of Solomon. (No one knew what it is meant, but the word ‘pentacle’ sounded mysteriously, and indeed it was spotted by Lesyar in one of those penny dreadfuls that provide you an insight into mysterious realm of inner sanctum and astral geography for a few earthly shekels.)
The recording took place at Aven’s cottage house some 50kms west of Moscow and the less is spoken of the equipment used (that had survived Battle of Britain) the better. That was the ‘official’ beginning of Butterfly Temple.


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    Одна из лучших русских групп, с самым разным звучанием и самыми разными темами, от сатанизма, до грустных дум-баллад, тут частая смена участников парадоксально идёт только на пользу. Очень, очень хорошо.

    3 Jun 4:44pm Reply
  • MoDesT-

    Откуда я знаю эту группу? Такое ощущение, что я их с рождения знаю. Ни одной песни не слушал, да и жанр не мой вообще. Думал попсу играют.

    24 May 5:15pm Reply
  • Dominus_Abaddon

    Песня "Смерть" у них одно из самых лучших..

    18 Jan 3:05pm Reply
  • dark_wisdom

    "Lyrics for Abscent are just a little rewritten poem called "Land of Faeries" by E. A. Poe." Nice! Thank you very much.

    21 Jul 2014 Reply
  • sententia78

    Друзья, коллеги заходите на оценку

    21 Apr 2014 Reply
  • blubelek

    Время мары! <3

    24 Mar 2014 Reply
  • diegoalive

    Wow good music...

    29 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Nightfalldeath

    Lyrics for Abscent are just a little rewritten poem called "Land of Faeries" by E. A. Poe.

    17 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Fox14

    <<does anyone here has the lyrics for Abscent? Nope, never found it on the Web. Neither the CD boocklet contains it.

    5 Oct 2013 Reply
  • dark_wisdom

    I like all of their albums but Тропою крови по воле Рода! is their best album, an absolute masterpiece. Also, does anyone here has the lyrics for Abscent?

    30 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Sandronic

    Про суд за коловрат. Новые подробности -

    20 Jun 2013 Reply
  • hailmarduk666

    Just downloaded the discography :D I haven't listened to them in so long after my hard drive got wiped. 120 songs of awesome! I can't fucking wait!!!

    18 May 2013 Reply
  • line72

    It looks like their newest album will finally be released in the US on May 12th!

    2 May 2013 Reply
  • lera_beast

    По морю - просто восхитительна. аж дух захватывает от вокала

    11 Jan 2013 Reply
  • viking64-88

    Promonex, +1

    7 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Promonex

    Some genius thought it would be funny to redirect all plays for Последнее дыхание to 02 - Последнее дыхание. Could you guys please help? Click on the first link, click on "suggest a correction" and state "Butterfly Temple - Последнее дыхание is correct." Then go to the second link, click on "suggest a correction" and enter: "Butterfly Temple - 02 - Последнее дыхание should be corrected to... Butterfly Temple - Последнее дыхание". Thanks!

    14 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Eddie_imp

    музыка ништяк

    30 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Astaroth0880

    line72 I sure, that this album won't be released in US, so better download it from torrent and dont worry ;)

    10 Nov 2012 Reply
  • line72

    Does anyone know when their new album "ДЫХАНИЕ" comes out in the U.S.?

    7 Nov 2012 Reply
  • StachelR

    Альбом понравился, не ожидал.

    29 Oct 2012 Reply
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