Friday, March 18, 2016


Cadaveria is a melodic extreme metal band from Italy that formed in 2001. They have five albums in total, including the most recent one titled “Silence.” Below you will find the official information about the band, and at the Facebook page you hear the music and watch some videos, too. The band calls its music "horror metal."
This is Metal Bulletin's review of "Silence":
Cadaveria (Italy): Silence (Scarlet Records)
Cadaveria the band started in 2001, after Cadaveria the vocalist and Flegias the drummer departed the gothic/melodic black metal band Opera IX (Flegias is also since 1998 the vocalist for veteran thrashers Necrodeath). “Silence” is Cadaveria’s fifth album, and this 2014 album follows 2012’s “Horror Metal,” which is also the self-assigned term that Cadaveria uses to describe its music. As to this album, the band has taken a major step towards a sound that seems more identifiable as its own. Part groove metal, part uptempo gothic metal, and part melodic metal, “Silence” coherently holds together a bit of variety of songs. The band shows a sensitivity to writing memorable songs, and a song like “Carnival of Doom” is a probably a song that this band could close concerts with. I would think that this track would be a favorite amongst followers of the band, given the catchy nature of the tune. However, it’s not just one song that is that way; the complete album flows well and it looks like the band has found its way towards establishing an atmosphere for the album and for the band’s own sound of groove-focused “horror metal.” Cadaveria the vocalist has become very capable, going from dark metal screaming snarls to melancholic/melodic gothic metal vocals, which takes the band’s sounds into various areas rather smoothly, not to mention that the musicianship itself transitions easily from one segment to the next. Overall, “Silence” is one savvy album that seems primed for success in the European market for modern, catchy “extreme metal” from Dimmu Borgir to Arch Enemy to gothic metal.
CADAVERIA was formed in 2001 by Cadaveria (vocals) 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 in 2002 the band release its debut album "The Shadows' Madame". CADAVERIA style, labelled Horror Metal by 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 2003 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.
With the second album "Far Away From Conformity" (2004) 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 legendary Marquee in London. In 2007 the band join Season of Mist and release its third full length "In Your Blood": 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. 2012 and 2013 see CADAVERIA playing live relentlessly from Europe to South America, promoting "Horror Metal". The album is a success and it is soon reprinted in the "Undead Edition" with two bonus tracks. Two music videos are released for the songs “Flowers in Fire” and “Death Vision”.
In October 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 product from A to Z and producing by itself music, graphic art and music videos.
November 18th 2014 is the day: "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. These 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. Silence! Expect... the best!
In March 2015 the Silence Tour starts and CADAVERIA storm the stages of Russia, Italy and Mexico. In May bassist Killer Bob, after fourteen years of activity, leaves the band and CADAVERIA welcomes new bass player Peter Dayton.
A new era of darkness has begun!

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