Horror Metal - Italy

Cadaveria Band

CADAVERIA were formed in 2001, when female singer Cadaveria and drummer Flegias (aka Marcelo Santos), leaving OPERA IX, decided to give life to a new autonomous project, with the intent to create a virtual space where to freely express themselves as musicians and extreme artists.

After a few months, having recruited some of the best musicians of the Italian metal scene (John – aka Killer Bob – from NECRODEATH, Frank Booth and Baron Harkonnen), the band recorded the debut album “The Shadows’ Madame” (Scarlet Records), which received good consents worldwide. From that time their private virtual space became a collective metal universe.

CADAVERIA’s style was immediately labelled as Horror Metal, a definition that means all and nothing and that therefore gave the band the chance to play from the classical heavy metal to the new progressive tendencies. The texts, scheming, hermetic and introspective, mirrored the dark and opposite soul of singer Cadaveria, talking about existence, memory, energies, intellect and death.

Once finished the live support activity of the first album, CADAVERIA released a home video, including the video clip of the cult song “Spell”, the live clip of “Circle of eternal Becoming”, the making of the videos and some unpublished backstage images. The video was fully self imagined, self made, self produced and self distributed. Its professional result was a testimony of the band’s creativity and love for the visual dimension.

In 2003 the band began the composition of the second album, while Baron Harkonnen left the band to devote himself to his electro-metal project DyNAbyte. CADAVERIA continued its musical walk planning songs having their originality in the variety of the voice and building more melodic guitar riffs, but still preserving the original aggressiveness.

While a license agreement of “The Shadows’ Madame” was positively concluded in UK (Salvation/Triple Silence), sophomore album “Far Away From Conformity” was released in 2004 (Scarlet Records). The reactions of the audience were very hot and sometimes conflicting: CADAVERIA had reached an appropriate autonomous complex style that, as the title of the album said, was well away from the stereotypes of death/black metal and from any trends of pre-existing genres. The album artwork, as always manufactured with photographic works by contemporary artists, showed also a renewed band look, hard but detailed, absolutely out of time. With “Far Away From Conformity”, CADAVERIA were definitely hated or loved!

The album, licensed also in Russia and South America, collected good reviews from magazines and webzines all over the world. The album promotion continued until summer 2005, ending with a great live show at the legendary Marquee club in central London.

On this wave CADAVERIA is now ready to introduce you to its last work, entitled “In Your Blood”. Twelve brand new songs, composed and recorded during 2006, that sign another step ahead in the band’s artistic career. Can we still define their sound as Progressive Death Metal? The question remains open and the answer is up to the listener. What is sure is that Cadaveria’s vocal performance is at its top. “In Your Blood” will contaminate you brain… and your veins!


  • Cadaveria : vocals
  • Frank Booth : guitars
  • Killer Bob : bass
  • Marçelo Santos : drums

This band is no longer active on Season of Mist.