The Shadows’ Madame was recorded and mixed at Capitan Woofer Studio, Italy, between September and November 2001. Produced by CADAVERIA. Engineered by John DNA. Mastered by Alberto Cutolo at Massive Arts Studios, Italy. Music & lyrics by CADAVERIA (© Raffaella Rivarolo) Spell Intro: Giuseppe Verdi, La Traviata, (Act II, scene XV). Original cover artwork by Robert Gregory Griffeth. Concept by Cadaveria herself.
CADAVERIA is the creative alter-ego of Italian-based metal singer Raffaella Rivarolo, better known by her stage name Cadaveria, one of the first women to hit the extreme metal scene in the early Nineties.
CADAVERIA band was founded in 2001 by Cadaveria herself and drummer Marçelo Santos, to freely express themselves as musicians and extreme artists. Since CADAVERIA’s debut album The Shadows’ Madame (2002) the band’s style is labeled Horror Metal. Their personal sound is imbued with gloomy and sinister atmospheres and it mixes Black Metal with classical Heavy Metal, Death Metal and Gothic influences. The lyrics, scheming, hermetic and introspective, mirror the dark soul and the vexed personality of the singer Cadaveria.
2. Declaration of Spiritual Independence
3. In Memory of Shadows’ Madame
4. Circle of Eternal Becoming
5. Spell (Live Rehearsal Version – 2001)
6. The Magic Rebirth
9. VELO (The Other Side of Hate)
GENRE: Horror Metal