Butterfly Temple is a pagan metal 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.