A celebration of secular life over divine right. On November 18, 1302, Pope Boniface VIII decreed through Unam Sanctam that he alone wielded divine power and therefore salvation required personal submission to him. It was also decreed that all temporal and secular authority comes second to the power of the church.
Nihil Sanctum, or Nothing Sacred, is a public rejection of this principle through a series of toasts. Join us for blasphemy, fire, and liberation.
“The struggle for justice is an ongoing and necessary pursuit that should prevail over laws and institutions”
All are welcome to attend the event. 18+ to party, 21+ to drink
New Performers Announced Each Week!
Satanica Batcakes (now Batcakes Couture) was her performer name, back when she was a ring girl and fire-eater, renowned for her work with performance groups Lucha VaVoom and the Girly Freakshow. "The first headpieces I made were giant feather fans and headdresses so that I could compete in the Miss Exotic World Pageant," she says. And if you've never seen someone doing the splits on shattered glass wearing a flaming menorah hat — well, you've never seen a Satanica show.
When the burlesque craze started to fade, she moved into fashion. Batcakes was Courtney Love's personal shopper for a while — "An armed guard would pick me up and we'd go shopping," she says. But hats had always inspired her, especially the ones she saw in old movies and on the heads of "black church ladies in Philly," where she lived as a child. Her friend, red-haired Hollywood glamour girl Lenora Claire, suggested she start an online Etsy store for her hats, "because the drag queens will love them." So, two and a half years ago, she launched Batcakes Couture, selling cocktail hats, fascinators and sculptural headpieces. All of them are "color-wheel perfect, and without visible glue drops anywhere," she says, thanks to her background in puppet making.
"I thought my audience was going to be goth girls and drag queens," says Batcakes, who likes to listen to gangster rap in her hat studio. "Then everyone started asking for them in white." Now, Batcakes Couture caters to rock & roll brides the world over. Which is ironic, since she doesn't believe in marriage.
Irish Creme, a Tucson native, has been performing Burlesque for 4 years and is known for her neo-burlesque acts such as 'Radioactive'. She finds her inspirations from multiple mediums but focuses on creating her acts from songs that she particularly enjoys. As a Council Member of TST AZ, she is known and loved by our Satanic community. We can't wait to show you what she has in store for you. She will be debuting a brand NEW act for this sinful event. Don't miss it!
Kitten Minx LaFemme is a California girl native yet delights basking in the Arizona sun, just like a cat. She’s been dancing throughout her life & expresses her very diverse artistic side in one form through the “art of burlesque”. She started burlesque in Arizona of April 2013, she has danced in Hollywood, with Romantasy Cabaret of Phoenix, competed in her very first festival within her first year of burlesque with the New Orleans Festival, Iowa, Hawaii & many other places around the US! Her dreams include sauntering all over the world including Rome & Paris. She’s a dreamer, a lover, a poet & has a deep love for animals. She’ll hit the stage with the moonlight right behind her… "the captivating Moon Goddess Kitten Minx LaFemme"...
Contessa Oblivian, is a scream queen from Toronto, Ontario and Burlesque dancer/alternative model for over a decade. Her trademark is her long black hair and exotic style in her acts. She is known for her whispy feather fans and her extreme, polar opposite acts of dark and sultry seductiveness. Contessa has been fortunate enough to have toured the US and exclusively featured in Tombstone, Arizona for 4 years. She has also had the lovely opportunity to tour in parts of the UK as well. Her main influences in her love of dancing are Tura Satana and Sally Rand. Contessa always strives to capture the audience with something unique and alluring with her obscure tastes in music and her love of fashioning her own costumes. Her belief is that the passion of the art be your first love, but the second is to BECOME the art that you wear as your second skin!
Magic Kenny Bang Bang
Magic Kenny Bang Bang has been performing comedy and magic for over 20 years. Whether you are looking for walk-around/strolling magic for a corporate event or dinner party, kids magic show, or stage show, Magic Kenny is your man.
“Easily one of the most unique and magnificent experiences of a man and his craft. I loved the intimate parlor atmosphere and how interactive and mind blowing the entire session was from start to finish. I would highly recommend this to anyone who ventures to Bisbee and can truly say that I left there happy, entertained, quizzical and baffled asking ‘Wait, did that just happen? How?’ Truly magical, top hats to Kenny!”
Chalice Blythe is a Satanist, activist, and current collaborator with The Satanic Temple. Chalice established a chapter of The Satanic Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2016 and has contributed and led several ongoing campaigns on both the local and national scale. She has also written and publicly performed several rituals over the years that have been adopted by various chapters of The Satanic Temple worldwide. She is currently the National Director for The Satanic Temple's After School Satan Club and continues to write new Satanic-inspired rituals as well as providing ritual services such as Unbaptisms.
Lana del Rabies
Lana Del Rabies is a solo rhythmic dark electronic music project. Lana's music references genres like noise, pop, industrial, witch house, darkwave and shoegaze, without outright adhering to any single musical movement. Her first release In The End I Am A Beast was released by Los Angeles based label Deathbomb Arc in 2016.
Description of LDR by Deathbomb Arc:
"Producer and vocalist Lana Del Rabies combines beats, noise, synths and a passion for horror soundtracks into a futuristic brand of goth that still loves the technologically curious days of early death rock ala Tones On Tail and Cranes. Addressing the ever growing PTSD of American society, LDR is a dreamlike voice, at once conquering while still lost in the haze."
Lana Del Rabies performs live regularly. She has performed with Clipping., Negativland, Ascetic House acts, AJJ, JPEGMAFIA, Tropic of Cancer, Lower Tar, Sidewalks & Skeletons, Not Breathing, Technophobia, Terminal 11, and more.
She is based in Phoenix, AZ.
OBEDIENT: Headlining the Event
OBEDIENT consists of members from I Am Drugs & Alter Der Ruine and Assemblage 23. Their music style would be described as cinematic noise / ritualistic dance music. With over a 15+ years of experience in the industry, the members of OBEDIENT have traveled the world and shared the stage with almost every major Industrial or goth artist out there; acts such as VNV Nation, Covenant, Velvet Acid Christ, Ludovico Technique and many more. OBEDIENT will be making their debut appearance at Nihil Sanctum and performing an exclusive set for the audience.
Honored Guests will include members from around the country!
Co-founded by Davidas and Sebastian Simpson in 2016, The Satanic Temple of West Florida performed a Satanic invocation at a meeting of the Pensacola City Council. Following the lead of TST-San Jose, TST-WF has also hosted a Socks for Satan campaign which yielded over 500 pairs of socks for area homeless persons. Sebastian Simpson is the Chapter Head for TST-WF. His initial exposure to Satanism was the Satanic Panic of the 80's and 90's. His formal introduction to Satanism was through the works of Anton LaVey. It was upon hearing of the Baphomet monument campaign that Simpson joined TST. He loves French fries (to eat) and animals (to pet). For more information about TST-WF, visit their Facebook page.
The Satanic Temple - Dallas was founded in 2016 and is actively engaged in community education, ritual, and activism. Members of the Dallas chapter focus their collection drive efforts on local women's shelters and animal welfare organizations. They fundraise for and work closely with the Protect Children Project. They are perhaps best known for a springtime ritual entitled "The Babylonian Lottery" in which participants played out a game of fate that culminated in a "human sacrifice" to Ishtar. Don't worry, no people or bunnies were harmed! Rose Vespira, one of the Dallas Chapter Heads, will be performing in a mysterious and rather unholy ritual at Nihil Sanctum. Her introduction to the left-hand path as a young teen came from the ridiculous origin of Neopets(!!) and a very-secretly-read Satanic Bible. When not doing TST stuff she enjoys baking, obsessing over Lord of the Rings, and trying to cajole her many cats into silly outfits. For more information about the Dallas chapter, please visit their website
- Media Liason Ada King from The Satanic Temple - Colorado Chapter
The Satanic Temple Colorado was first formed in June 2016 with official chapterhood established in July 2017. Colorado chapter members focus on environmental stewardship, art events and homeless advocacy. Ada King will be performing in the ritual at Nihil Sanctum. She has spent the last decade curating, editing, directing and winning grants for various art-based community building initiatives. When away from TST, she finds herself in the studio, transforming bibles into aesthetic fine art objects with gold leaf and fire. For more information about TST CO, please visit their Facebook page.
- The Hostest with the Mostest (Owner of The Quarry): Dana House
Dana moved to Bisbee, Arizona in 2012 from San Diego, and opened The Quarry Bisbee in August of 2014. She have always been a participant in alternative lifestyles and thought processes, so the LHP was a natural choice for her from the time she was a young child. Owning her own business, not tolerating the patriarchy, being a single mother who is now engaged to a woman, and working very closely with addicts and society's downtrodden has reinforced her connection to the LHP and TST of Arizona. She believes that is very important to remain politically and socially responsible as an advocate for those that cannot in this country, and TST allows her to channel this passion. She participated in last's years ritual and this year she will be returning to perform once again! We are positive she is going to "nail it"!