Theatres Des Vampires


Theatres Des Vampires
Zimon "Blutsauger" Lijoi (Bass, Back Vocals [since 1997]), Stephan Benfante (Guitar [since 2006]), Sonya (aka Scarlet) (Vocals, Back Vocals [since 2001]), Gabriele "Blasfemator" Valerio (Drums, Back Vocals [since 1997]), Fabiano "Necros" Varesi (Back Vocals, Keyboard [since 1997]), Roberto "Morgoth" Cufaro (Guitar, Keyboard [1996] [2002-2006], Lord Vampyr, 3rd Room, ex-Sepolcrum, ex-VII Arcano), Mortifer (Guitar [2001]), Strigoi (Guitar [1999-2001]), Alessandro Nunziati (aka Lord Vampyr) (Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard [1995-2004], Lord Vampyr, Shadowsreign, Cain (ITA), ex-Sepolcrum, ex-VII Arcano), Enrico de Dominicis (aka Agaharet) (Drums [1996]), Alessandro "Incubus" Pallotta (Guitar [1999-2002]), Consuelo (aka Justine) (Back Vocals [1999-2002] [2008])

“...their music, represents a musical travelogue through a beautiful yet unspeakably grotesque realm of the imagination, that owes something to the cinematic vision of Gothic director par excellence Tim Burton.

Such diverse elements that owe something to the band's Latin blood - the stylish splatter of Italian horror, the symphonic excess of her opera, the blood-soaked allure of her long history - combine to make Theatres des Vampires one of the most elegantly dark, and eerily compelling metal bands the world has to offer...” Gavin Baddeley - Metal Hammer.

Theatres des Vampires is an Italian gothic metal band with strong symphonic orchestra influences, mostly noted for the predominant theme of vampirism within their lyrics. The name "Theatres des Vampires" was inspired by a fictional location created by Gothic fantasy writer Anne Rice of the same name. Rice's Theatres des Vampires is a Parisian theatre in which vampires pretend to be mortal actors, their performances consisting of the feeding on mortals disguised as part of a play and staged in front of human audiences. The location is mentioned in several of Rice's books, including Interview With the Vampire and The Vampire Lestat. Theatres des Vampires was formed in 1994 . The band's members expressed a fascination with vampires and anything connected to them, earning themselves and their music the title "vampiric metal" from their contemporaries. The band created a coherent image of vampirism intheir stage performance and within the lyrical themes and atmospheres of their music, which contributed heavily to the gaining of their fanbase. During their career, the band was first primarily influenced by symphonic black metal, but later tended to include differing influences, including: classical music, opera, darkwave, deathrock,gothic rock and several industrial subgenres. Throughout this stylistic deviation, a few characteristics of the band's music have remained consistent; melancholic atmospheres and lyrics, vocal stylings akin to gothic metal, and their vampiric image.

100% Vampires! Vampiric/gothic/metal from the underworld.. We are the soundtrack of your best nightmare...blood is life!


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