Origin: Biella, Italy
Genres: Black Metal
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Opera IX  


Formed in 1988, Opera IX became a standout in the Italian metal scene in the late nineties, their earlier albums such as Sacro Culto and The Black Opera featuring an impressive, haunting blend of black, doom, and goth metal. Vocalist Cadaveria was a find, able to transition from beautiful soprano to goth crooning to death growls and black rasps, often within the same song. Paired with an everpresent ethereal mood, Opera IX carved a niche as one of the more original bands on the scene. Unfortunately, differences arose between the two main forces in the band (Cadaveria and guitarist Ossian), prompting Cadaveria to leave the band, taking drummer Flegias with her. She later formed a band also called Cadaveria, while Ossian has kept Opera IX going with new membership, including a complete overhaul for 2015's Back To Sepulcro.

Current Members

M (Marco De Rosa)

vocals/guitars

Abigail Dianaria

vocals

Ossian D'Ambrosio

guitars

Vlad

other

Scurs

bass

Allesandro Muscio

keyboards

M:A Fog (Massimo Altomare)

drums (Dead To This World, Hate Profile)

Former Members/Guests

Cadaveria (Raffaella Rivarolo)

vocals (Cadaveria)

Madras

vocals

Lunaris

keyboards

Flegias (Marcelo Santos)

drums (Cadaveria, Necrodeath)

Taranis

drums (Source Of Tide)

Dalamar (Cimi Mezzano)

drums


Discography



The Call Of The Wood 
1995 Miscarriage
  1. Alone In The Dark
  2. Esteban's Promise
  3. The Call Of The Wood
  4. Al Azif
  5. Sepulcro
  • Cadaveria
  • Ossian D'Ambrosio
  • Vlad
  • Flegias




Sacro Culto 
1998 Shiver
  1. The Oak
  2. Fronds Of The Ancient Walnut
  3. The Naked And The Dance
  4. Cimmeries
  5. My Devotion
  6. Under The Sign Of The Red Dragon
  • Cadaveria
  • Ossian D'Ambrosio
  • Vlad
  • Lunaris
  • Flegias
1998 BNR Top Ten album




The Black Opera 
2000 Avantgarde
  1. Act I: The First Seal
  2. Act II: Beyond The Black Diamond Gate
  3. Act III: Carnal Delight In The Vortex Of Evil
  4. Act IV: Congressus Cum Daemone
  5. Act V: The Magic Temple
  6. Act VI: The Sixth Seal
  7. Bela Lugosi's Dead
  • Cadaveria
  • Ossian D'Ambrosio
  • Vlad
  • Lunaris
  • Flegias

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Maleventum 
2002 Avantgarde
  1. Maleventum
  2. Princess Of The Ancient
  3. UnearTed Arcana
  4. In The Dark I Found The Reflection Of The Hidden Mirrors
  5. Muscaria
  6. Forgotten Gods
  7. In The Raven's Eye
  • Madras
  • Ossian D'Ambrosio
  • Vlad
  • Lunaris
  • Taranis

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Anphisbena 
2004 Avantgarde
  1. Many Moons Ago
  2. The Serpent's Nemeton
  3. The Prophecy
  4. In Hoc Signo Sanguinis
  5. Immortal Chant
  6. Scell Lem Duib
  7. In The Sixth Tower
  8. Battle Cry
  9. Anphisbena
  10. One Rode To Asa Bay
  • M
  • Ossian D'Ambrosio
  • Vlad
  • Lunaris
  • Dalamar

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



The Early Chapters  COMPILATION
2007 Occultum
  1. Prelude
  2. Groglin Grange
  3. Gothik
  4. Cemeteria
  5. Invocation
  6. Rhymes about dying stones
  7. House of agony
  8. Last dawn
  9. Malum in sacrum
  10. Born in the Grave
  11. The Red Death

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Mythology - XX Years Of Witchcraft 
2007 Occultum




Strix Maladictae In Aeternum 
2012 Agonia
  1. Strix the Prologue (Intro)
  2. 1313 (Eradicate the False Idols)
  3. Dead Tree Ballad
  4. Vox in Rama (part 1)
  5. Vox in Rama (part 2)
  6. Mandragora
  7. Eyes in the Well
  8. Earth and Fire
  9. Ecate -The Ritual (intro)
  10. Ecate
  11. Nemus Tempora Maleficarum
  12. Historia Nocturna
  • M
  • Ossian D'Ambrosio
  • Vlad
  • Dalamar




Back To Sepulcro 
2015
  1. Sepulcro
  2. The Oak
  3. Act I, The First Seal
  4. Maleventum
  5. Consacration
  6. The Cross (Outro)
  • Abigail Dianaria
  • Ossian D'Ambrosio
  • Scurs
  • Allesandro Muscio
  • M:A Fog


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