Nocturne (band)

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Origin Dallas, Texas, United States
Genres Industrial rock,[1] industrial metal,[2] nu metal[3]
Years active 1995–Present
Labels Triple X Records
Invisible Records
Underground Inc.
Hollows Hill
Members Lacey Sculls
Chris Telkes
Rotny Ford
Past members Ivan McRoy
Ben Graves
Jason Epperley
Clay Fagan
David Gee
Benji Kauth

Nocturne was an industrial band formed in 1995 in Dallas, Texas. The band's core members were Lacey Sculls and Chris Telkes, and several touring musicians, usually Ben Graves of the Murderdolls and "Rotten" Rotny also guitar player of the industrial/metal band Psyclon Nine.

Band members[edit]

  • Lacey Sculls (Vocals, Songwriting)
  • Chris Telkes (Guitar, Programming, Songwriting, Production)
  • Rotny (Live Bass)


Nocturne's Studio Albums
Year Album Label Other notes
1999 Twilight Triple X Records/Hollows Hill Studio album (debut)
2001 Welcome To Paradise Triple X Records/Hollows Hill Studio album
2002 Paradise Wasted Invisible Records/Underground Inc. Re-release album
2003 Axis of Evil: Mixes of Mass Destruction Invisible Records/Underground Inc. Remix album
2005 Guide to Extinction Triple X Records Studio album


Nocturne was originally picked up by Triple X records and Hollows Hill. Twilight, Nocturnes debut CD was a blend of dark wave and industrial music and received mixed reviews. After its release, they toured with Ministry, Genitorturers, Christian Death, Godhead, Switchblade Symphony, Ohgr, and even Marilyn Manson.

Track listing

  1. Seeing Things
  2. Dead Sea
  3. Spookius Mortem
  4. A Happy Death
  5. Monarch
  6. Hallucination
  7. Pride Must Be Sacrficed [P.M.S.]
  8. Sub-Mission
  9. Underworld
  10. Shock
  11. Pyrrhic Victory
  12. Embrace
  13. Lament
  14. They Come
  15. Twilight's Madness

Welcome To Paradise[edit]

After heavy touring in support of Twilight, Nocturnes second album, "Welcome to Paradise" was released. The band received a nomination for "Best Industrial Band" in the Dallas Observer.

  • Track listing
  1. Happy
  2. My Bitch
  3. Head Trip
  4. Dissolute
  5. Vortex
  6. Waiting for Anything
  7. Sad
  8. It Burns
  9. Final Hour
  10. If I Could Leave, I Would
  11. Empty Inside
  12. Flirt (Part 1)
  13. Flirt (Part 2)

Paradise Wasted[edit]

In a breakaway move, Nocturne was signed onto Invisible Records/Underground Inc.. One year later, "Paradise Wasted" was released. This CD was one of two "filler CDs" to bridge the gap between "Welcome to Paradise" and "Guide to Extinction". Paradise Wasted was essentially Welcome To Paradise with a new cover, now remastered, with two new bonus songs added, "Whore", and "Digit."[4]

  • Track listing
  1. Happy
  2. My Bitch
  3. Whore
  4. Head Trip
  5. Dissolute
  6. Vortex
  7. Waiting for Anything
  8. Digit
  9. Sad
  10. It Burns
  11. Final Hour
  12. If I Could Leave, I Would
  13. Empty Inside
  14. Flirt (Part 1)
  15. Flirt (Part 2)

Axis of Evil: Mixes of Mass Destruction[edit]

After another year, Axis of Evil: Mixes of Mass Destruction was turned out in 2003, again, to pass the time for the band, working forward for its third album. Axis of Evil was more limited in its edition, now out of print. Axis was a remix album of Paradise Wasted. The entire CD consisted of only 13 songs, but included a grand total of five versions of "Whore" and two versions of "My Bitch."

  • Track listing
  1. Happy [Bile Meets the Inbred Brothers Free Hat Pull the Plug Mix]
  2. My Bitch [Joolz Mix]
  3. Whore [the Big Fat Whore on Dope Remix]
  4. Dissolute [Etulossid Murder]
  5. Happy [Mattress Factory Mix]
  6. Whore [Hate Dept Mix]
  7. Dissolution [Torrent Vaccine Mix]
  8. My Bitch [All Fours Mix]
  9. Happy [in the Flesh Mix]
  10. Whore [Whorrific Mix]
  11. Whore [ Remix]
  12. Whore [Whoreniest Show on Earth Remix]
  13. Waiting for Anything [Everything Now Mix]

Guide to Extinction[edit]

Guide to Extinction
Studio album by Nocturne (band)
Released April 15, 2005
Genre Industrial metal
Label Triple X Records
Producer Chris Telkes

For this album the band returned to their roots by signing back with Triple X Records. The CD was finally released in 2005, shortly after the break-up of the romantic relationship between Chris Telkes and Lacey Sculls. The album was considered Nocturne's best showcase, and features a variety of tracks that hint at their past sound. The band did a few months of touring, and afterward broke up.

  • Track listing
  1. Shallow
  2. I Lie
  3. Alibi
  4. Passion
  5. Walk Away
  6. Indulge
  7. Class War
  8. Nothing
  9. Dirty Sanchez
  10. No Way Out
  11. Dead Man
  12. Cocaine Sex
  13. They'll Never Find Your Body

Guest appearances[edit]

  • "Anthems of Rust and Decay:A Tribute to Marilyn Manson" (performing Get Your Gunn)
  • "Easy Listening..." (Lacey performing Closer To Heaven)
  • "Dim View of the Future (Chris Telkes performing Emily's Humming Mix)
  • "The Broken Machine: A Tribute to Nine Inch Nails" (performing Kinda, I Want To)
  • Lacey was a contestant on VH1's reality show Rock of Love with Bret Michaels from the 80's rock band Poison. Several of her housemates criticized her for her tactics in trying to win and nicknamed her "The Devil". On the Rock of Love Reunion Show, Nocturne performed "Shallow" from the album Guide to Extinction.


Nocturne's Live Tours
Year Title Headline act
2002 The Demon Machine Tour Bile
2003 The Puppet Master Tour King Diamond
2004 The Sexecution Tour Bozo Porno Circus
2005 (spring) The Free For All Tour Pigface
2005 (summer/fall) The Music For Freedom Tour Dope & Mushroomhead


  1. ^ Brinn, Jeff. "Nocturne: Guide To Extinction". Schwegweb. Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "NOCTURNE To Release New Album In April". Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles. 22 March 2005. Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Prato, Greg. "Nocturne – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 12 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Nocturne Discography". 

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