|Birth name||Raffaella Rivarolo|
|Born||May 31, 1973|
|Genres||Symphonic black metal
|Labels||Scarlet Records, Season of Mist, Bakerteam Records|
|Associated acts||Opera IX
Theatres des Vampires
Raffaella Rivarolo, better known by her stage name "Cadaveria" (born May 31, 1973), is an Italian musician, famous for being the former vocalist (and, initially, keyboardist as well) of the symphonic black metal band Opera IX.
Cadaveria was born in Turin, Italy on May 31, 1973. She would join the symphonic black metal band Opera IX in 1992, where she served as the vocalist and keyboardist until 2001, when she left the band alongside bandmate Alberto Gaggiotti (a.k.a. "Marcelo Santos"/"Flegias"), who is also a member of black metal band Necrodeath, to pursue a solo career.
Her debut album, The Shadows' Madame, came out in 2002, released through Scarlet Records. It would be followed by 2004's Far Away from Conformity, also released by Scarlet. In 2007, Cadaveria signed up with Season of Mist and released her third full-length album, In Your Blood. Her fourth and most recent album, Horror Metal, was announced in 2010 and released in 2012 through Bakerteam Records.
In 2011, Cadaveria provided additional vocals for Theatres des Vampires' song "Le Grand Guignol", off their album Moonlight Waltz. Marcelo Santos also worked with Theatres des Vampires in 2005, when he provided additional vocals for the track "Forever in Death", off their album Pleasure and Pain.
In 7 July 2014, Cadaveria announced that her fifth studio album, entitled Silence, is currently on the works, scheduled to be released on 18 November 2014 through Scarlet Records. The album's first single, "Carnival of Doom", was released on 23 October 2014 via iTunes.
- 1995: The Call of the Wood
- 1998: Sacro Culto
- 2000: The Black Opera: Symphoniæ Mysteriorum in Laudem Tenebrarum
- 2002: The Shadows' Madame
- 2004: Far Away from Conformity
- 2007: In Your Blood
- 2012: Horror Metal
- 2014: Silence
- 2004: Extreme Mental Piercing
- 2010: 2KX
- Killer BOB (Davide Queirolo) — bass (2001–present)
- Flegias/Marcelo Santos (Alberto Gaggiotti) — drums (2001–present)
- Frank Booth (Stefano Tappari) — guitars (2001–present)
- Dick Laurent (Cristian Scarponi) — guitars (2009–present)
- Baron Harkonnen (LJ Dusk) — keyboards (2001-2003)