CADAVERIA was formed in 2001 by Cadaveria herself (vocals), one of the first women to hit the metal scene in the early Nineties, and Marçelo Santos – aka Flegias – (drums), with the intent to create a virtual space where to freely express themselves as musicians and extreme artists.

Immediately Killer Bob (bass), Frank Booth (guitar) and Baron Harkonnen (keyboards) join the combo and on March the 3rd 2002 the band release its debut album “The Shadows’ Madame” on Scarlet Records. CADAVERIA style, labelled horror metal by fans and critics, can be well identified with a personal mix of black, death and gothic metal. The lyrics, scheming, hermetic and introspective, mirror the dark soul and the vexed personality of the singer Cadaveria.

In late 2002 the band release a Home Video, featuring the music videos for the songs “Spell” and “Circle of Eternal Becoming”, a making of and some unpublished backstage acts. Fully self imagined, made, produced and distributed, this video testifies the creativity of the band and its love for the visual dimension.

After the departure of Baron Harkonnen, CADAVERIA continue its musical walk building more melodic guitar riffs, but still preserving the original aggressiveness. The vocals become more variegated, flamboyant and fanciful.

FarAwayFromConformityWith the second album “Far Away From Conformity” (January 12th 2004, Scarlet Records) CADAVERIA reach an autonomous complex style, well away from the stereotypes and trends of any pre-existing genres. This album collects good reviews from international magazines and is supported by many live dates. Among them we must remember that show at the historical Marquee in London. In the same year the debut album “The Shadows’ Madame” is reprinted by Salvation/Triple Silence in a special edition (featuring two music videos) dedicated to the UK market.

In 2007 the band join Season of Mist and release its third full length “In Your Blood” on May 21, 2007: twelve brand new songs that mark another step ahead in the band artistic career. The album is announced by the music video for the song “The Dream”, immediately followed by the psycho-splattering “Anagram” video.

The band spend the following years in promoting the album and playing live shows in Italy, France, Mexico, Spain and Romania. In the meanwhile a second guitarist, Dick Laurent, joins the combo.

The quintet complete the songwriting and the recording of eleven dramatic new tracks, that flood into CADAVERIA’s fourth album, entitled “Horror Metal”, released on January 31st 2012 on Bakerteam Records.

Horror Metal

Cadaveria20142012 and 2013 see CADAVERIA playing live relentlessly from Europe to South America, promoting “Horror Metal”. The album is a success and is reprinted in the “Undead Edition” (May 7th, 2013) with two bonus tracks. Two music videos are released for the songs “Flowers in Fire” and “Death Vision”.

karma_coverOn October 22nd 2013 CADAVERIA release “Karma”, a retrospective double DVD, featuring the band history through many live gigs images, music videos and lots of making of and behind the scenes material, that reveal the true soul of CADAVERIA: a creative band that works at 360 degrees, caring of its art from A to Z, producing by itself music, graphics and music videos.

On November 18th 2014 “Silence”, CADAVERIA fifth studio album, comes out on Scarlet Records. This is how Cadaveria herself commented: <<”Silence” is an immense and supreme ‘sound-folly’ that celebrates the capriciousness of destiny, the fugacity of life and the eternal presence of darkness in light. An instinctive impetus made of pure emotions, calibrated by awareness and experience. This album represents our maturity as musicians and the highest and most sincere expression of myself as an artist and as a woman. SilenceThese new compositions are extremely gloomy and sinister, but they give off an explosion of power, intense energies and deep sensations. “Silence” will guide you into a carnival of imagination and reality, where doom and free will are playing their last chess game. I’m sure it will leave many people speechless…>>. Two video are released for the songs “Strangled Idols” and “Carnival of Doom”.

In March 2015 the Silence Tour starts and CADAVERIA storm the stages of Russia, Italy and Mexico. In May Killer Bob is replaced by new bassist Peter Dayton. The band continue its live activity playing in Germany, Switzerland and France and supporting Cradle of Filth in the Italian segment of their Inquisitional Torture Tour.
In April 2016 guitarist Frank Booth leaves the band and CADAVERIA return to be a quartet as it was till 2009.

CADAVERIA-2016Meanwhile, to celebrate its 15 years of activity, CADAVERIA enter recording studios to give life to “Mondoscuro” EP, a special project built with legendary thrashers Necrodeath. The EP contains six tracks: two brand new and co-written songs, two covers (of The Beatles and of Type O Negative) and two unusual “exchange of roles”, that see CADAVERIA reinterpreting a classic by Necrodeath and Necrodeath performing a CADAVERIA hit. “Mondoscuro” CD is released on September the 2nd, 2016 via Black Tears. A Mondoscuro one-night-only special show is played in September 10, 2016 at Metalitalia Festival in Milan (Italy) in front of over one thousand headbangers. On February 20, 2017 “Mondoscuro” comes out in vinyl edition (limited to 500 copies) via Sleaszy Rider Records and the single “Christian Woman” is released on iTunes.

A new era of darkness has begun!

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