Aurelio Voltaire

Musicwerks Seattle & El Corazon Present:

Aurelio Voltaire

Bella Morte, LEGION WITHIN, Intisaar

Sun Aug 20 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

El Corazon

$15.00 - $20.00

This event is all ages

Aurelio Voltaire
Aurelio Voltaire
Voltaire is often described as a modern day renaissance man. He is a singer/ performer, creator of comic books, animation and toys. As a musician, he is a songwriter whose music can best be described as a collection of murder ballads, tongue-in-cheek exercises in the macabre, with just enough bawdy songs about Star Trek and Star Wars to keep a Con audience rolling in the aisles. Many know him for his song "Brains!" from the Cartoon Network show "The Grim Adventures of Billy And Mandy". Voltaire's live shows, whether solo or with his skeletal orchestra, are highly theatrical-full of stories and games.
Bella Morte
Bella Morte
Gothic Rock band based in Charlottesville, Virginia: Andy Deane, Tony Lechmanski, Marshall Camden, Gopal Metro, Jordan Marchini, Branden Shores, Scotty Derrico.

Bella Morte sings songs of love and loss, hope and despair. Combining driving electronics, graveyard ballads, emotive storytelling, and powerful guitar riffs, Bella Morte have developed a distinctive style embraced by legions of fans around the world.

In 2013 Bella Morte released “The Best Of Bella Morte (1996-2012)” celebrating the first 17 years of their dark, diverse catalogue of sounds. This collection features highlights from the band’s 7 albums and 2 EPs.

On October 28th the band will release their most powerful, mature album to date. 'Exorcisms' finds Bella Morte at their best, blending the driving, emotional style of their recent albums with the haunting synths and desolate landscapes found in their early work. The video for the title track stars Kim and Misty Ormiston, who will appear in "American Horror Story" this year. They will also appear in the 2015 film "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2."

As the band continues to tour and write new material, they remain eternally thankful to be doing what they love: singing songs about the dead and winning the hearts of the living along the way.
"[Eight] years and three albums into their career, Legion Within are a steadily rising force in the arena of modern music, complete with the KMFDM seal of approval."
~ ReGen Magazine.

Founded in 2000 by songwriter and vocalist William Wilson, Legion Within has weathered a few band-member changes. The line-up for Mouth of Madness, Wilson (vocals, guitar), Shannon Cole (guitars), Erica Butler-Branch (bass), Aaron Nicholes (percussion) and Jasyn Byrum (synth), is their strongest yet.

Wilson's romantic tenor vocals have been compared to David Bowie and Peter Murphy, while his minimalist and ebo-laden guitar style has drawn more consistent comparisons to Daniel Ash. Cole has been with Legion Within from its inception. His echoing "whale sounds" guitar style is evidence of his Pink Floyd and King Crimson influences. Long-time member Butler-Branch has been writing with Wilson for seven years. She's been performing music since five years old, is a multi-instrumentalist (including clarinet and drums) and has played bass in punk, goth and prog bands. Recent additions Nicholes and Byrum create a hard-hitting, electronic and industrial base on which to build. Their modern foundation supports the darkwave soundscapes that Wilson, Cole and Butler construct.

Legion Within have shared the stage with many great artists including KMFDM, Nitzer Ebb, Peter Murphy, Voltaire, and Collide.

Mouth of Madness:
Their first formal release thru KMFDM Records, Mouth of Madness displays Legion Within as a mature band who have blended darkwave and industrial into their own distinctive genre of dark rock.

Crafting Mouth of Madness over two years was an arduous process. Written throughout a time when band member's lives were rife with personal tragedy and upheaval, disquiet lays heavy within the music. The songs range from romance, escapism, and tragedy to tongue-in-cheek dark humor and flights of sadistic fancy.

Bouncing back from the industrial political-angst of 07's the empty men, Mouth of Madness embraces the current political and emotional climate with a firm hand. William Wilson calls it, "Courageous Nihilism. From day one we are all doomed. But that's just the way it is, we deal with it."
Venue Information:
El Corazon
109 Eastlake Ave East
Seattle, WA, 98109