Origin: Gothenburg, Sweden  
Genres: Gothic Metal, Black Metal
DISBANDED
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Last update/review: May 6, 2017

Notre Dame

Bands founded/led by drummers are not very common in the music business, much less a horror metal outfit led by a drummer, but that's precisely what Notre Dame is. Snowy Shaw already had an impressive resumé to his credit, having drummed for both King Diamond and Mercyful Fate, as well as Memento Mori and the Illwill project, but he was itching to do his own thing, and thus Notre Dame was born, recruiting a female vocalist (according to the bio, an old girlfriend!) as well as a pair of French brothers reputedly descended from Marquis De Sade himself. The slightly over-the-top imagery aside, the music here simply smokes, a vicious blend of prime Mercyful Fate riffing, the theatrics of King Diamond, and a slight black metal influence due largely to Shaw's vocals. Frankly, Le Theatre Du Vampire is an outstanding release, perhaps better than one might initially expect, certainly a highly recommended album.

Shaw recently announced that an early November show would be their last, as the band is breaking up. Shaw will no doubt keep busy with other bands/projects in the future.

Last Lineup

Snowy Shaw (Tommy Helgesson)

vocals (Denner/Shermann, guest for Dimmu Borgir, ex-Dream Evil, ex-Illwill, ex-King Diamond, ex-Mercyful Fate, ex-Memento Mori)

Vampirella (Emma Hellstrom)

vocals

Jean Pierre De Sade

guitars/bass

Mannequin De Sade

drums



Discography


Coming Soon To A Theatre Near You!  EP
1998 Head Not Found
  1. The Bells Of Notre Dame
  2. Vlad The Impaler
  3. A Misconception Of The French Kiss
  4. Daughter Of Darkness
  5. Sisterhood
  • Snowy Shaw
  • Vampirella
  • Jean Pierre De Sade
  • Mannequin De Sade



Le Theatre Du Vampire  
1999 Osmose
  1. Le Théâtre Du Vampire
  2. Bouffoon Bloody Bouffoon
  3. Vlad The Impaler
  4. I Bring Nosferatu You
  5. A Sleigh Ride Through Transylvanian Winterland
  6. Dusk
  7. Sabbat
  8. Faust - The Ghostwriter
  9. Black Birthday (Hip Hip Hooray)
  10. Sisterhood
  11. Spiderella's XXX
  12. Shock Opera (hidden bonus track)
  • Snowy Shaw
  • Vampirella
  • Jean Pierre De Sade
  • Mannequin De Sade




Nightmare Before Christmas  EP
1999 Osmose
  1. When You Wish Upon A Star
  2. X - Masquerade
  3. Summing Up Our Prophet's Bookshelves Of Predictions In One Word: Doom
  4. Black Birthday (Hip Hip Hooray)
  5. Frost
  6. A Scrooge Tale
  7. Le Nostradamus De Notre Epogué
  8. 1999
  • Snowy Shaw
  • Vampirella
  • Jean Pierre De Sade
  • Mannequin De Sade



Demi Mondo Bizarros  
2004 Osmose
  1. Munsters!
  2. The Ride
  3. The Stripper
  4. My Ride Into Afterlife
  5. Bon Voyage Mutherfucker
  6. Hitmusic For Hitmen
  7. Verbal Diarrhoea
  8. Beyond The Threshold Of Pain
  9. S/S Hellride
  • Snowy Shaw
  • Vampirella
  • Jean Pierre De Sade
  • Mannequin De Sade



Creepshow Freakshow Peepshow  
2005 White Trash
  1. The Bells Of Notre Dame
  2. Vlad The Impaler
  3. Faust/Sabbat
  4. A Misconception Of The French Kiss
  5. Bouffoon Bloody Bouffoon
  6. Son Of A Bitch
  7. Black Birthday (Hip Hip Hooray)
  8. Le Nostradamus De Notre Epoque/Dusk
  9. Shock Opera
  10. Ebony
  11. Le Theatre Du Vampire
  12. Daughters Of Darkness
  • Snowy Shaw
  • Vampirella
  • Jean Pierre De Sade
  • Mannequin De Sade




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