elcome to the strange, elegant empire of Opera Macabre
OPERA MACABRE represents a rare fusion of theatricality and emotional depth.

Drawing the audience into an extraordinary intimate world of opulently inscribed sonic visions, defined by stunning melodies and lyrical elegance. Driven by the emotive vocals of THE BARONESS, which resonate through BEN PATTISON'S dynamic soundscape. Joined on stage by consummate performers VICTORIA MARKS-RADANOV and JOSH ORTH, Opera Macabre invite you to into a dream dimension where the strange and unusual permit us to experience the ordinary world in an extraordinary way. Surreal Gothic Electro.

Based in Melbourne Australia, Opera Macabre represent the culmination of a dynamic twelve-year collaboration and in late 2003 released "Thorns" a diverse 14 track CD of new music. Working together as THE BARONESS AND LOVE LIES BLEEDING they have previously released two highly acclaimed albums "The Way of All Flesh" and "Dark Beauty" through Australian independent label Heartland Records and feature on numerous compilations.

Initially attaining cult-like status through their elaborate one-off projects and performances, they have been major players, and heavily involved in, many special events including the Dead of Night Gothic Balls and recently made a special appearance at Continuum 3 - Creatures Natural and Unnatural, where they performed to a fabulous audience that included special guests, authors Neil Gaiman and Richard Harland.

They have been interviewed and reviewed for publications and webzines including Fiend, Gothic Beauty, Mick Mercer, MKS, HQ, Beat Magazine, The Age, The Herald Sun and numerous radio stations, having featured in JJJ's Top Ten Gothic Songs.

They were consulted during production of Warner's QUEEN OF THE DAMNED as experts in dark underground culture; enthralling the 2,000 strong crowd as headline performers at the Night of The Damned Concert and in May of 2004 were featured guest artists at the COVENANT Melbourne performance.

Acknowledged by a dedicated underground following both local and global, making the club play lists and receiving praise from countries as diverse as France, Great Britain, The USA, Germany and Russia in their past incarnation as THE BARONESS AND LOVE LIES BLEEDING. They are now appearing on club and radio play-lists around the globe in the guise of OPERA MACABRE.

In October 2005 The Baroness will present a special solo performance on behalf of Opera Macabre at BLACK VEIL in Osaka, Japan. We look forward to our forthcoming shows and the opportunity to share our music both familiar and new.

OPERA MACABRE are audiovisual decadence.

Promoter, DJ and Clubs enquiries to: mailto:business@operamacabre