Bella Morte

Based out of Charlottesville, Virginia, Bella Morte was formed in 1996 by Andy Deane and Gopal Metro. That same year the duo churned out a cassette only EP titled Remorse, which quickly went out of print.

In 1997 the young band went on to win the Virginia Battle of the Bands and used the proceeds to record their first full-length album, Remains. The debut was recorded at the Sound of Music in Richmond, Virginia, and included re-recorded versions of five tracks off of their 1996 release.

Two years followed and Bella Morte released their second album, Where Shadows Lie, in 1999. The album featured two tracks with Ben Whitlow on guitar. Originally released on their independent label, the record was picked up in 2000 by Cleopatra Records.

2001 was another big year for the up and coming act. Howitzer Records released Bella Morte's Death Rock EP on vinyl, which featured four previously unreleased tracks, and was limited to 300 copies. The EP quickly went out of print. Bella Morte also hit the road during that year with the Cruxshadows for a staggering 53 date US tour. Shortly afterwards and just in time for Halloween 2002, Bella Morte re-released their first two albums and their first EP on their own independent record label.

The band gained the attention of Metropolis Records, who released their album, The Quiet, in November of 2002. Produced by Kevin McNoldy at Crystalphonic Studios in Charlottesville, Virginia, The Quiet features both Ben Whitlow and their then new guitarist, Tony Lechmanski, on guitar.

Their next creation, As the Reasons Die, blended heavy guitars and dark synth lines to create something entirely their own. Displaying over 49 minutes of the most energetic, daring music to hit record-store shelves in a long time, As the Reasons Die showed many different sides of Bella Morte's sound and moved seamlessly between genres from song to song without ever seeming in-cohesive. Four months after the release, Bella Morte created Songs for the Dead, an EP nostalgic of 80s punk and death rock. This guitar fueled EP features plenty of fist pounding chants and fast paced drum beats reminiscent of a sound that has been lost for nearly two decades and proves triumphant amidst the monotonous wasteland of present day pop punk.

Incorporating elements of punk, rock and dark electronics, Bella Morte returned in 2006 with Bleed The Grey Sky Black. The album was heavier than anything Bella Morte had released up until this point. Tracks like “Torn,” “The End Ahead,” and “As the Storm Unfolds” offered up high energy, while tracks like “On The Edge,” “Dust,” and “An Enemy Without” gave time to reflect.

For 2008, Bella Morte’s Beautiful Death exhibited how the band has truly come into their own. Featuring everything you’d expect from this exceptional band, Beautiful Death mixed dark driving rock anthems with electronic sequences to create a one of a kind listening experience.

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Playlist
trackalbumlisten
Before the FloodBefore The Flood
Undertow (Album Version)Undertow (digital only)
Find Forever GoneBeautiful Death
Black Seas CollideBeautiful Death
One Thousand DaysBeautiful Death
On The EdgeBleed The Grey Sky Black
All I HaveSongs For The Dead
Dead Will WalkSongs For The Dead
UndoneAs The Reasons Die
LogicThe Quiet

Discography
THE BEST OF BELLA MORTE (1996 - 2012) · MET 847D· buy Digital
1. Fall No More 2. Find Forever Gone 3. The Rain Within Her Hands 4. Here With Me 5. Another Way 6. Logic 7. The Quiet 8. One Winter's Night 9. On The Edge 10. Many Miles 11. Black Seas Collide 12. The Coffin Don't Want Me And She Don't Either 13. Winter 14. Untitled 15. Flatlined 16. Evensong (2012)
THE BEST OF BELLA MORTE 1996-2012 · MET 847· buy CD
1. Fall No More 2. Find Forever Gone 3. The Rain Within Her Hands 4. Here With Me 5. Another Way 6. Logic 7. The Quiet 8. One Winter's Night 9. On The Edge 10. Many Miles 11. Black Seas Collide 12. The Coffin Don't Want Me And She Don't Either 13. Winter 14. Untitled 15. Flatlined 16. Evensong (2012)
UNDERTOW (DIGITAL ONLY) · MET 730D· buy Digital
1. Undertow (Album Version) 2. My Heart Will Go On
BEFORE THE FLOOD · MET 726D· buy Digital
1. Skin 2. Falling Star 3. Lights in the Sky 4. Here With Me 5. Before the Flood 6. The Morning Sun 7. Line of Sight 8. The Road 9. Bones Below 10. Undertow 11. Oceans Wide
BEFORE THE FLOOD · MET 726· buy CD
1. Skin 2. Falling Star 3. Lights in the Sky 4. Here With Me 5. Before the Flood 6. The Morning Sun 7. Line of Sight 8. The Road 9. Bones Below 10. Undertow 11. The Oceans Wide
EXORCISMS [LIMITED EDITION WHITE VINYL] · MET 959V· COMING OCT 28 · buy Vinyl
1. [A] Exorcisms 2. [A] Never Let Me Down 3. [A] As Fire 4. [A] Watching The Sky 5. [A] Water Through Sand 6. [B] Reflections 7. [B] The Dark 8. [B] Tired 9. [B] A Quiet Place To Die 10. [B] Entwined
EXORCISMS · MET 959D· COMING OCT 28 · buy Digital
1. Exorcisms 2. Never Let Me Down Again 3. As Fire 4. Watching The Sky 5. Water Through Sand 6. Reflections 7. The Dark 8. Tired 9. A Quiet Place To Die 10. Entwined
EXORCISMS · MET 959· COMING OCT 28 · buy CD
1. Exorcisms 2. Never Let Me Down 3. As Fire 4. Watching The Sky 5. Water Through Sand 6. Reflections 7. The Dark 8. Tired 9. A Quiet Place To Die 10. Entwined
BEAUTIFUL DEATH · MET 563D· buy Digital
1. Find Forever Gone 2. Can't Let This Die 3. Black Seas Collide 4. Buried Within 5. The End Of The End 6. Fades Like A Song 7. In The Dirt 8. One Thousand Days 9. Burn The Sky 10. Eternal 11. Nine Hours
BEAUTIFUL DEATH · MET 563· buy CD
1. Find Forever Gone 2. Can't Let This Die 3. Black Seas Collide 4. buried Within 5. The End of the End 6. Fades Like A Song 7. In The Dirt 8. One Thousand Days 9. Burn The Sky 10. Eternal 11. Nine Hours 12. + Find Forever Gone Video
BLEED THE GREY SKY BLACK · MET 452D· buy Digital
1. On The Edge 2. Torn 3. The End Ahead 4. The Alone 5. Ghost Land 6. Dust 7. As The Storm Unfolds 8. An Enemy Without 9. Bleed Again 10. Earth Angel 11. Grey Skies Black 12. Haunted
BLEED THE GREY SKY BLACK · MET 452· buy CD
1. On The Edge 2. Torn 3. The End Ahead 4. The Alone 5. Ghost Land 6. Dust 7. As The Storm Unfolds 8. An Enemy Without 9. Bleed Again 10. Earth Angel 11. Grey Skies Black 12. Haunted
SONGS FOR THE DEAD · MET 350D· buy Digital
1. All I Have 2. The Forgotten 3. Legend 4. The Devil's Eyes 5. Dead Will Walk 6. The Stranger 7. Final Words 8. Untitled
SONGS FOR THE DEAD · MET 350· buy CD
1. All I Have 2. The Forgotten 3. Legend 4. The Devil's Eyes 5. Dead Will Walk 6. The Stranger 7. Final Words 8. Untitled
AS THE REASONS DIE · MET 326D· buy Digital
1. Beneath 2. Undone 3. I For An I 4. Many Miles 5. Still 6. Forever Grey 7. If Tonight 8. Another Way 9. Last Days 10. A Time Before 11. Awake 12. A Dying World
AS THE REASONS DIE · MET 326· buy CD
1. Beneath 2. Undone 3. I For An I 4. Many Miles 5. Still 6. Forever Grey 7. If Tonight 8. Another Way 9. Last Days 10. A Time Before 11. Awake 12. A Dying World
THE QUIET · MET 266D· buy Digital
1. Regret 2. Logic 3. Whispers 4. First Light 5. The Quiet 6. Living Dead 7. Echoes 8. Hope Again 9. I Follow 10. Always 11. Christina 12. Ember 13. Wires
THE QUIET · MET 266· buy CD
1. Regret 2. Logic 3. Whispers 4. First Light 5. The Quiet 6. Living Dead 7. Echoes 8. Hope Again 9. I Follow 10. Always 11. Christina 12. Ember 13. Wires

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