The Litanies of Satan

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The Litanies of Satan
Studio album by Diamanda Galás
Released 25 February 1982
Recorded September 1981
Genre Experimental
Length 29:51
Label Mute Records
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Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

The Litanies of Satan is the first album by avant-garde artist Diamanda Galás. It was released in 1982 on Mute Records.

Track listing[edit]

Side A:

  1. "The Litanies of Satan" – 17:48

Side B:

  1. "Wild Women with Steak-Knives (The Homicidal Love Song for Solo Scream)" – 12:04

In some issues, the vinyl sides are oppositely labeled. The CD reissue also presents the tracks in the incorrect order.

Album Notes[edit]

These liner notes appear in the original vinyl release of the album:

"The Litanies of Satan" (from the poem by Charles Baudelaire) devotes itself to the emeraldine perversity of the life struggle in Hell. for solo voice, tape, and electronics.

"Wild Women with Steak-Knives" (from the tragedy-grotesque by D. Galas – "Eyes Without Blood") is a cold examination of unrepentant monomania, the devoration instinct, for which the naive notion of filial mercy will only cock a vestigial grin, for solo scream.


  • Diamanda Galás – Vocals
  • Dave Hunt – Music Production; Sound Engineer for "The Litanies of Satan"
  • Dick O'Dell – Executive Producer
  • Richard Zvonar – Sound Engineer for "Wild Women with Steak-Knives"
  • Durane Rene Begault – Assistant Sound Engineer for "Wild Women with Steak-Knives"
  • Will Gullette – Cover Photo
  • Kent Strother – Environment
  • Martyn Lambert – Sleeve Layout


  1. ^ Olewnick, Brian. The Litanies of Satan at AllMusic. Retrieved September 17, 2011.