Theatres des Vampires - Figlio Della Luna (Mecano - Hijo de la Luna)
Theatres des Vampires is an Italian gothic metal band with strong symphonic black metal influences, mostly noted for the predominant theme of vampirism within their lyrics.
In 1994, Alexander Nunziati and Robert Cufaro form Theatres des Vampires
The band's members expressed a fascination with vampires and anything connected to them, earning themselves and their music the title "vampiric metal" from their contemporaries. The band created an image of vampirism in their stage performance and within the lyrical themes and atmospheres of their music, which contributed heavily to the gaining of their fanbase.
The band has produced ten albums in ten years with the English label Plastic Head, and has gained more recognition within the metal scene in Europe, South America and Russia, partially because of the band's participation in various festivals around the world. These include Vampyria III in London in 1999, Gods of Metal in Italy in 2000, Wave-Gotik-Treffen in Leipzig in 2003 and in 2006, Gotham in London in 2004, and Female Voices Festival in Wieze, Belgium in 2006.
In 2003 the band toured with Christian Death throughout Europe, and recorded an album with Valor of Christian Death and Gian Pyres of Cradle of Filth as special guests.
Since 2004 Sonya Scarlet has remained the solo vocalist and front of the band, replacing her previous role as backing vocals.
Scarlet sometimes cuts herself with razors at performances, freely letting fans drink her blood, promising them the gift of immortality. In 2005 several English clubs forbade her performing the display of bloodletting, because it violates English laws against the incitement to commit suicide.
On 28 November 2005 Aural Music released the album Pleasure and Pain. Distributors throughout Europe bought the album and it was published with permission in Europe, South America, the USA, Russia, and Japan.
On 19 March 2007 they released Desire of Damnation. It is a double CD, with live songs from The Addiction Tour 2006 and some new studio songs and remixes.
Guitarist Robert Cufaro "Morgoth" left the band in 2006 and was replaced by Stephan Benfante.
On May 2008 Aural Music released the album Anima Noir.
On 14 January 2011 Aural Music released the album Moonlight Waltz.
Moonlight Waltz is the ninth studio album studio album. A music video for the song "Carmilla" was filmed on August 28th and 29th, directed by David Bracci, who worked on most of Dario Argento's films in the past decade, and has also directed the "Lilith Mater Inferorum" music video.
For the brand new release of Theatres des Vampires.
In this album we have so much metal than the previous album: "Anima Noir (2008)"
"Moonlight Waltz" will see and hear the night of January 14th (2011)
"Moonlight Waltz" track listing:
01. Keeper of Secrets
03. Moonlight Waltz
04. Fly Away
06. Figlio della Luna (MECANO cover)
07. An Illusion
08. Black Madonna
09. Le Théatre du Grand Guignol
11. The Secret Gates of Hades