|Birth name||Raffaella Rivarolo|
31 May 1973 |
|Genres||Symphonic black metal, black-doom, gothic metal, industrial metal|
|Labels||Scarlet Records, Season of Mist, Bakerteam Records|
|Associated acts||Opera IX, Dynabyte, Theatres des Vampires, Necrodeath|
Cadaveria was born in Turin, Italy on 31 May 1973. She would join the symphonic black metal band Opera IX in 1992, of which she served as the vocalist and keyboard player until 2001, when she left the band alongside bandmate Alberto Gaggiotti (a.k.a. "Marcelo Santos"/"Flegias"), also a member of extreme metal act Necrodeath, to pursue a solo career.
Cadaveria's 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, she signed up with Season of Mist and released her third full-length album, In Your Blood. Her fourth 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, was on the works; it was released on 18 November 2014 through Scarlet Records. The album's first single, "Carnival of Doom", was released on 23 October 2014 via iTunes as a teaser.
- 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)