Witches, black magic and the Devil are often viewed as symbols of Halloween. The occult, however, is just a regular part of life for some. Whether it's practicing witchcraft, voodoo or other satanic rituals, occult elements are prevalent in the rock and metal community.

The Devil tends to be associated with metal, especially dating back to the early years of bands such as Black Sabbath, who frequently made references to Satan. This didn't necessarily mean these artists worshipped Satan, though.

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.

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