Digitalis Purpurea (band)

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Digitalis Purpurea
Digitalis Purpurea live @ Wave Gotik Treffen 2013 (Germany).JPG
Background information
Origin Turin, Italy
Genres Industrial, Black Metal, Noise, Industrial Metal, Industrial Rock, Electro Industrial, Electronica
Occupation(s) Musician, Electronic Music Producer, songwriter, Sound Designer, DJ
Instruments Vocals, bass, guitar, computer, Sequencer, Synthesizer
Years active 2000–present
Labels Danse Macabre, Aural Music, Dreamcell11
Members Cristian Pi Greco

Digitalis Purpurea is the pseudonym of the electronic music producer Cristian Marovino.


DIGITALIS PURPUREA is a 'one-man project' created in 2003 by Cristian Marovino a.k.a. Pi_Greco.

Cristian Pi_Greco is an Electronic Music Producer of the international underground industrial music scene. Very industrious as songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, beatmaker, remixer and DJ.

Signed to the German label "Danse Macabre Records" DIGITALIS PURPUREA is a non-conform mixture of industrial music, electronica, black metal and desertic sound scapes.

DigiTech® Official Endorser and international representative artist of various DigiTech's gears such us the 'VX400 multi-effects processor'.[1]

Musically involved in notable productions and unconventional collaborations he worked with top-artists such as Ted Jensen, Danny Saber, Das Ich and Bruno Kramm and many others.

Digitalis Purpurea is the botanic name of the Purple Foxglove, a plant symbol of temptation, pleasant but at the same time destructive. Traditionally the foxglove was used as medical plant but had also an obscure use, an overdose in fact is lethal. That's why it was called "devil's finger". Particularly Pi Greco chose the name referring to a poem by Giovanni Pascoli "Digitale Purpurea".

He played in major international festivals and clubs such as the Wave-Gotik-Treffen[2] in 2013 and Slimelight UK in 2012.

DIGITALIS PURPUREA worldwide released three albums and two EPs entering the Top 10 of DAC – Deutsche Alternative Charts with the record "30-hole and Fred Perry".

"30-hole and Fred Perry" is the third chapter of the DIGITALIS PURPUREA's "mouth trilogy".

The two previous excerpts are the full-length albums "Aseptic White" and "Emotional Decompression Chamber", released by the indie label 'Aural Music'.[3]

Mainly inspired by B movie and extreme artforms they led Cristian Marovino to be a cult artist of the industrial music genre.

In 2014 is going to be released the 4th full-length studio album "Palindrome Shapes OF Mold" – A Giallo Thrilling Opera.

The same year DIGITALIS PURPUREA photo shoot titled “Planet of the Velvet Samurai” has been published in the key American fashion journal "Dark Beauty Magazine" (


Contributions and Remixes[edit]

  • 2005 – IBM (Italian Body Music) Vol.2[16]
  • 2007 – Gears of Industry (split cd)
  • 2010 – Fuck 'em All Vol.7
  • 2011 – The Bizarre Remixes (split cd w/No Forgiveness)
  • 2012 – Sonic Seducer _ Cold Hands Seduction Vol.130[17]
  • 2013 – Dunkle Frequenzen Vol.01[18]
  • 2013 – Die Antwoord vs Digitalis Purpurea _Dis Iz Why I'm Hot (BitBabol Mixxx)
  • 2013 – Helalyn Flowers _White Me in Black Me Out [REMIX / Alfa Matrix][19]
  • 2013 – TheDubSync P.O.T. feat Fabri Fibra [REMIX / Elastica Records]


  1. ^ Digitech VX400 Official Page – Endorser
  2. ^ Wave Gotik Treffen 19.05.2013 – Review
  3. ^ Aural Music Records – Official Website
  4. ^ Darkentries – Review
  5. ^ Metal Italia – Review
  6. ^ – Review
  7. ^ (Italian) Metallus – Review
  8. ^ Aristocrazia Webzine – Review
  9. ^ Gnuch, Kym. "Digitalis Purpurea: 30-Hole And Fred Perry". Sonic Seducer (in German). Archived from the original on December 25, 2013. 
  10. ^ Side-Line – Review
  11. ^ Danse Macabre Rec – Article
  12. ^ Sonic Seducer – Review
  13. ^ Gootti – Review
  14. ^ Intravenous Magazine – Review
  15. ^ Gothic World – Review
  16. ^ Italian Body Music – IBM – Compilations
  17. ^ Cold Hands Seduction Vol.130 – Sonic Seducer compilation
  18. ^ Dunkle Frequenzen Vol.01 – Gothic World compilation
  19. ^ White Me In Black Me Out – CD BOX – Alfa Matrix label store

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