Alessandro Nunziati

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Alessandro Nunziati
Also known as Lord Vampyr, Lord Alexander
Born (1972-09-16) September 16, 1972 (age 41)
Origin Rome, Italy
Genres Symphonic black metal
Gothic metal
Extreme metal
Industrial metal
Death/doom
Thrash metal
Occupations Singer-songwriter, novelist
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1988–present
Labels Officina Rock, Zero Effect Records, Vampyria Records, Crushing Balls Records, Crank Music Group
Associated acts Theatres des Vampires
Cain
Lord Vampyr's Shadowsreign
VII Arcano
Nailed God
Malamorte
Website lordvampyr.net

Alessandro Nunziati, better known by his stage name "Lord Vampyr" (born September 16, 1972), is an Italian musician and writer, famous for being the former vocalist of the gothic metal band Theatres des Vampires, as well as one of its founding members.

Biography[edit]

Nunziati was born in Rome, Italy on September 16, 1972. As a teenager, he studied accounting and computer programming at the II° liceo artistico di Roma, and also graduated in Psychology at the Sapienza University of Rome. His first musical ventures were with the death/doom band Sepolcrum, formed in 1988 and of which he served as the vocalist. Sepolcrum released three demo tapes before changing its musical style to thrash metal and its name to VII Arcano in 1995. In 1994, after recording a last extended play with VII Arcano that would be released in the following year, Nunziati and Roberto Cufaro (a.k.a. "Count Morgoth") left the band to form Theatres des Vampires.

In 1995, Theatres des Vampires' first demo tape, Nosferatu, eine Simphonie des Gravens, was released, followed by 1996's Vampyrìsme, Nècrophilie, Nècrosadisme, Nècrophagie, the band's first studio album. It was also in 1995 when Nunziati adopted his stage name Lord Vampyr. Initially a black metal band, Theatres des Vampires' musical style would gradually shift to gothic metal as time went by. Nunziati would leave Theatres des Vampires in 2004.

Soon after, he started to perform solo as Lord Vampyr. His first solo album, De Vampyrica Philosophia, was released in 2005; its musical style was a symphonic black metal reminiscent of the early Theatres des Vampires material, albeit rawer. This musical direction would continue to his second album, Carpathian Tragedies, released in 2009. Beginning with his third album, 2010's Horror Masterpiece, Nunziati abandoned the symphonic black metal style of his two previous albums in order to shift to a more industrial-esque sonority. His most recent studio album, Gothika Vampyrika Heretika, was released in 2013. In 2005 Nunziati formed a side project named Lord Vampyr's Shadowsreign, that released only one studio album before disbanding in 2008, reuniting in 2009 and disbanding again in 2010.

Nunziati also serves as the vocalist and guitarist of the bands Nailed God,[1] Cain (under the pseudonym Lord Alexander) and Malamorte.[2]

In 2009, Nunziati published his first novel, the thriller Male innocente (Italian for "Innocent Evil"), through Gruppo Albatros il Filo Publishing.[3]

He announced in his official website in 2014 that he is currently working on a new studio album, tentatively titled Devotion.[4]

Discography[edit]

With VII Arcano[edit]

  • 1990: Anteroom of the Hell (demo tape — as Sepolcrum)
  • 1992: Flowers Upon the Grave (demo tape — as Sepolcrum)
  • 1994: Promo 1994 (demo tape — as Sepolcrum)
  • 1995: Gather My Blood Forever (EP)

With Theatres des Vampires[edit]

Solo[edit]

With Cain[edit]

With Lord Vampyr's Shadowsreign[edit]

With Nailed God[edit]

  • 2009: Glorification of the Unborn

Band members[edit]

Current members
  • Seth 666 (Andrea Taddei) — guitars (2008–present)
  • STN Zyklon (Michele Arnone) — guitars (2010–present)
  • Helvete (Ferenc Nádasdy) — keyboards (2013–present)
  • Aerioch (Andrea di Nino) — bass (2008–present)
  • Aeternus (Diego Tasciotti) — drums (2008–present)
Former members
  • Nighthorn (Silvano Leone) — bass (2005–2008)
  • Aeshla (Francesco Struglia) — drums (2005–2008)
  • Nepesh-Ra (Cristiano Trionfera) — guitars (2005–2008)
  • S.K. — guitars (2005–2008)
  • Alexiel — keyboards (2005–2008)
  • Count Morgoth (Roberto Cufaro) — keyboards (2005)
  • Endymion (Riccardo Studer) — keyboards (2008–2010)
  • Lady Eter — female backing vocals (2008–2010)
  • Prometherion (Fabio Palazzola) — guitars (2010–2011)
  • Lady Noir (Mariachiara Castaldi) — female backing vocals (2010–2011)

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