Bella Morte

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Bella Morte
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Founding member and singer Andy Deane of Bella Morte at Dragon Con in 2006
Background information
Origin Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Genres Gothic rock
Darkwave
Industrial
Deathrock
Years active 1996–present
Labels Metropolis
Members Andy Deane
Tony Lechmanski
Marshall Camden
Branden Shores

Bella Morte is a gothic band that was formed in 1996 in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. They incorporate elements of metal, darkwave, deathrock, alternative and synthpop.[1] The Band's name means "beautiful death" in Italian. According to Andy Deane, the name was chosen to "suggest that beauty can be found in tragedy", which is a theme occurring in every Bella Morte album.[2]

Currently[when?] signed to Metropolis Records,[3] Bella Morte previously released albums through their own label, Some Wear Leather,[1] and through Cleopatra Records. In early fall 2006, Metropolis Records announced that Bella Morte had reached number one on the company's pre-order sales list with their new album, Bleed the Grey Sky Black,[4] which was released on October 10, 2006.

The bass guitarist and co-founder Gopal Metro decided to leave the band, playing his last show on March 10, 2007, in Charlottesville. At the same show, the vocalist Andy Deane announced that Tony Pugh would replace Metro. At the beginning of summer 2008 it was announced that Jordan Marchini would not be touring with the band any longer. He returned in 2011.[5]

Bella Morte has gained a strong following in the underground music scene via word-of-mouth and their still-growing street team, lovingly called "The Fallen".

Current band members[edit]

  • Andy Deane - vocals
  • Tony Lechmanski - guitar
  • Branden Shores - drums
  • Marshall Camden - bass guitar

Former band members[edit]

  • Gopal Metro - bass guitar
  • Tony Pugh - bass guitar
  • Jordan Marchini - drums
  • New Jordan - stand in for Jordan Marchini
  • Scotty Derrico - drums
  • Clay Caricofe - drums
  • Chris "Frizzle" - guitars
  • Bn Whitlow - guitars
  • Micah Consylman - synthesizers (mainly the keytar during live performance)
  • James Warnock - synthesizers and lighting

Discography[edit]

Full releases[edit]

Side projects[edit]

Andy Deane released a solo album as "The Rain Within", a reference to the Bella Morte song "The Rain Within Her Hands", in 2010.

Compilations[edit]

  • The Pink and The Black (1998) (Delinquent Records) - "One Winter's Night"
  • The Unquiet Grave Vol 1 (1998) (Cleopatra Records) - "Funeral Night"
  • Music from the Succubus Club - Vampire: The Masquerade (2000) (Dancing Ferret Discs) - "Fall No More"
  • The Darkest Millennium (2000) (Cleopatra Records) - "The Rain Within Her Hands"
  • A Gothic-Industrial Tribute to Smashing Pumpkins (2001) (Cleopatra Records) - "Soma"

Music videos[edit]

  • "In The Dirt" directed by Lloyd Kaufman was filmed on February 20, 2010, at Con Nooga in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • "Find Forever Gone" directed by Eric Thomas Craven. Released on September 30, 2008
  • "On the Edge" directed by Eric Thomas Craven. Released on February 14, 2008
  • "Earth Angel" directed by Eric Thomas Craven. Released on February 14, 2007
  • "Another Way" directed by Wendy Shuey (2004)

Media appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wilson, MacKenzie. Biography for Bella Morte at AllMusic. Retrieved April 16, 2012.
  2. ^ Torstensson, Helena. "Bella Morte (Andy Deane) Interview". Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ Metropolis Records: Bella Morte
  4. ^ Metropolis Records
  5. ^ Bella Morte official website

External links[edit]