Welcome to the MUSIC ROOM! Here you will find all of Voltaire's albums along with track lists and handy links to where you can buy them on-line and you can listen to the whole albums right here! Just scroll down to find each CD.

(This page is still under construction. In time, this page will contain every song Voltaire has ever recorded. In the meantime, please enjoy all of Voltaire's full length studio CDs!)

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RAISED BY BATS

Self released on Mars Needs Music on February, 22nd, 2014

 

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Track List:

1. Raised by Bats
 
2. Oh My Goth!
 
3. The Night (1988 Deathrock Version)

 
4. Masquerade
 
5. The Devil and Mr. Jones
 
6. Sacrifice
 
7. The Conqueror Worm
 
8. Wake Up (From This Horrible Dream)
 
9. Never
 
10. Captains All
 

Description:  

A star-studded Gothrock album featuring members of My Chemical Romance, The Mission UK, The Birthday Massacre, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Rasputina, Peter Murphy's band, The Cruxshadows, Bella Morte, Ego Likeness and many more!

After 10 full-length studio albums and two decades of being called a "Gothic" musician, Aurelio Voltaire (formerly just "Voltaire") finally makes a Gothic album! 
"In truth, it's a tour of all of the kinds of music I loved growing up. There are songs on this album that are Gothrock, Deathrock, New Wave, New Romantic, Darkwave and Dark folk. It's the album I've always wanted to make. Some of the songs were written as far back as 1984 when I was 17 years-old!" says, Aurelio Voltaire.
Voltaire is not alone on this epic journey. He is joined by some incredible talent on Raised by Bats including:
 
Brian Viglione on Drums 
      from The Dresden Dolls/The Violent Femmes
Ray Toro on Guitars 
      from My Chemical Romance
Knox Chandler on Guitars  
      from Siouxsie and the Banshees/Depeche Mode
Craig Adams on Bass
      from The Mission UK/Sisters of Mercy/The Alarm/The Cult
Melora Creager on Cello 
      from Rasputina
Frank Morin on Guitars 
      from World Inferno Friendship Society
Emilio Zef China on Bass and violin
      from Peter Murphy's band,
I, Synthesist on synthesizers and
Armen Ra on theremin.

With guest vocals by:
Julia Marcell
Chibi of the Birthday Massacre
Rogue of The Cruxshadows
Andy Deane of Bella Morte
Donna Lynch and Steven Archer of Ego Likeness
Zombina and the Skeletones, 
Miss Ballistic and Zoog Von Rock of Angelspit!


 

 

 

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BITREKTUAL

Self released on Mars Needs Music on September 2nd, 2012

 

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Track List:

1. Bitrektual (feat. Jason Charles Miller)
 
2. The Trouble (feat. Tribbles)
 
3. Screw the Ocampa (Bitrektual Version)
 
4. The Sexy Data Tango (Bitrektual Version)
 
5. The U.S.S. Make Shit Up (Bitrektual Version)
 
6. Poopin' On the Enterprise (a Monologue)
 
7. Worf's Revenge (Bitrektual Version)
 
8. Yoda (a Monologue)
 
9. Cantina (Bitrektual Version)
 
10. Damn You, George Lucas (A Monologue)
 
11. Docking Bay 94
 
12. It's Bigger On the Inside
 
13. Expendable
 
14. Bitrektual (feat. Robert Picardo)

Description:  

The sexual virtues of Data are sung, Tribbles are deflowered, Worf reveals what other parts of his body are ridged and Luke is horribly violated by every monster in the Cantina in this unbridled, X-rated romp through the Star Trek and Star Wars universes. Prepare to laugh uncontrollably as your childhood is blasted like Alderan into a million pieces!

Years ago while at DragonCon in Atlanta, Georgia, Aurelio Voltaire (formerly "Voltaire") entered the "Filk" room and came out transformed! His love for Star Trek and bawdy, drinking songs collided and the result was a 4-song EP called "Banned on Vulcan" that included the now classic "Sexy Data Tango", "The USS Make Sh*t Up", "Worf's Revenge" and "Screw the Ocampa". That CD has been out of print for some time now and Voltaire decided it was time to do something about it. However, rather than just rerelease it, he's rerecorded those four songs with a full band and written a bunch more Star Trek, Star Wars and even a Doctor Who song to add to the mix. The outcome is an absolutely hilarious collection of bawdy parody songs definitely not for kids, clergy or Cardassians!

 Star Trek Actors Join Voltaire to Boldly Go Where No One Has Dared To Go Before!

Joining Aurelio Voltaire on this hysterical away mission are Garrett Wang, Tim Russ and Robert Picardo (Ensign Kim, Tuvok and the holographic doctor from Voyager respectively). Garrett Wang and Tim Russ sing back-up with hilarious results on the Voyager campfire song "Screw The Ocampa". Robert Picardo lends his talents to the bonus title track "BiTrektual" as well as plays Biggs Darklighter from the Star Wars saga on the wonderfully showtuny "Expendable", an epic battle between a Star Trek redshirt and Star Wars stormtrooper. Also on that track playing a Star Fleet officer are Tim Russ and Godhead lead singer, Jason Charles Miller as a stormtrooper. Jason Charles Miller also kicks off the album on the title track, "BiTrektual".

It's the most out-of-this-world, pervy fun you'll have outside of a wormhole!

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RIDING A BLACK UNICORN DOWN THE SIDE OF AN ERUPTING VOLCANO WHILE DRINKING FROM A CHALICE FILLED WITH THE LAUGHTER OF SMALL CHILDREN

Self released on Mars Needs Music on September 2nd, 2011

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Track List:

1) Riding a Black Unicorn...

2) Innocent

3) The Mechanical Girl

4) The Straight Razor Cabaret

5) Don't Go by The River

6) Cathouse Tragedy

7) The Dirtiest Song that Ain't

8) Oh Lord (Wake the Dead)

9) When the Circus Came to Town

Description: Voltaire's 9th full length studio album and the first released under the name "Aurelio Voltaire". Features Brian Viglione of the Dresden Dolls on drums, Melora Creager of Rasputina on cello and David J. of Bauhaus on bass.

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HATE LIVES IN A SMALL TOWN

Self released on Mars Needs Music on September 3rd, 2010

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1) Hate Lives in a Small Town

2) All Women Are Crazy

3) Stubborn as a Mule

4) You Married a Fool

5) When You're Dead

6) The Churchyard

7) Fear and Anguish

8) Normal for a Man

9) On the Road

Description: Voltaire, known for his tongue-in-cheek Gothic folk music, had spent his adult life saying he disliked Country music. That is, until one day when in a karaoke bar he was reacquainted with a Johnny Cash song called Folsom Prison Blues. "I LOVE that song," exclaimed Voltaire. It was followed by a Hank Williams song, a Merle Haggard song, songs by Kenny Rogers, Willie Neslon, Buck Owens and more. "It was then," says Voltaire, "that I realized that I didn't hate Country music after all. I hated what it had become. In my somewhat drunken state, I thought, wouldn't it be interesting to make a record of old-school country music, the kind of record that could have been released 40 years ago?" The next day, when the rum wore off, he still thought it was a good idea and he got to work. The result is a collection of original Country songs by Voltaire that pay tribute to the the original spirit of country. Humorous, occasionally dark and always truthful, these songs hail back to a time when country was about storytelling and getting to the truth of things. In that light, Voltaire fans will realize that this CD isn't such a departure for him after all

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SPOOKY SONGS FOR CREEPY KIDS

 

Digital release: 2010/ Mars Needs Music

Retail release: 2010/ Projekt Records

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Track List:

1. Land of the Dead (from The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy)

2. Brains! (From The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy)

3. Vampire Club (Twilight version)

4. Cannibal Buffet (Kid’s version)

5. Day of the Dead (AdventureQuest Worlds version)

6. Tempest (AdventureQuest Worlds version)

7. This Ship’s Going Down (AdventureQuest Worlds version)

8. To the Bottom of the Sea (AdventureQuest Worlds version)

9. The Beast of Pirate’s Bay (AdventureQuest Worlds version)

10. Crusade (Kid’s version)

11. Goodnight Demonslayer (Original version)

12. When You’re Evil (from the Deady mini-game by Artix Ent.)

13. The Beast of Pirate’s Bay (Original version)

14. Day of the Dead (Kid’s version)

Description: With his devilish goatee, turn of the century garb and rakish looks, one might assume Voltaire sings murder ballads on the Bowery - and to a fair degree you would be right. However, those people who don't wear black on a daily basis know Voltaire as the Evil Meteor creature on Cartoon Network's "The Grim Adventures of Billy And Mandy." If you've ever seen the episode where this tentacled, extraterrestrial rock tries to convince Billy to bring him the townsfolk so he can eat their "BRAINS!" then you've already heard one of Voltaire's songs. Voltaire also sings "Land of the Dead," the title track of the Billy and Mandy one-hour film, "Big Boogie Adventure."

No stranger to animation, Voltaire is also a recurring character in the popular on-line game, AdventureQuest Worlds. Every Friday the 13th, Voltaire leads players (a server-crashing average of 35,000 at a time) on a live adventure in which he sings his songs with lyrics changed to match the monster-infested battles in the game.

Voltaire says, "I have fans who now have kids and they tell me that their kids love my songs, but they have to skip over the ones that are not appropriate for the wee ones. Also, through my work with Cartoon Network and AdventureQuest I have a growing horde of 12 year-old fans, so I really felt it was time to make a record that was right for them."

Finally, all of Voltaire's age-appropriate songs are on one CD. On this disc Voltaire compiles his songs from Cartoon Network as well as five of his songs from the AdventureQuest game.

Sure to please fans and non-fans of Twilight alike is a never-before-heard version of his popular song, "The Vampire Club," where Voltaire simultaneously embraces and skewers Twilight in a way only he can! Also included on this disc is a spooky lullaby Voltaire wrote for his son, "Goodnight Demonslayer," which brings to mind British bandleader Henry Hall's "Here Comes the Boogie Man" (made popular again by the video game BioShock2). "The Beast of Pirate's Bay" is a song Voltaire wrote to perform at his son's school Halloween fair. Rounding out the track listing is "Crusade," a bit of fatherly advice where knights and dragons serve as a metaphor for the acceptance of diversity and other ideologies.

At the title states, this is not just a collection of songs for kids, it's a CD for "creepy kids." It is recommended for tweens/ages 12 and up. It contains fantasy violence, many references to monsters and liberal use of the word "hell."

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TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA

Self released on Mars Needs Music in 2008

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Track List:

1. The Industrial Revolution (And How It Ruined My Life)

2. Robber Baron

3. Stakes and Torches

4. Happy Birthday (My Olde Friend)

5. Coin Operated Goi

6. Accordion Player

7. This Sea

8. The Beast of Pirate's Bay

9. Tempest

10. This Ship's Going Down

11. To the Bottom of the Sea

12. Death Death (Devil, Devil, Evil, Evil Song)

Description: Gypsy punk, dark cabaret, sea shanties and Steampunk collide on the new CD by the original Gothic renaissance man and his skeletal orchestra of gypsy pirates.

After 10 years of releasing CDs through Projekt Records, Voltaire embarks on his first self-released studio album. And what a journey it is! Somewhere between concept record and full-blown musical, To The Bottom of the Sea tells the tale of a gypsy tinker and his tumultuous journey from his homeland in the mountains of Vorutania, to a watery grave at the ocean depths.

Back are Voltaire's signature gypsy violins and celtic rhythms (provided by long-time mates Kitzis, Goeke and Sorino). But new to the line-up is an accordion player, Franz Nicolay (World Inferno Friendship Society, The Hold Steady, Guignol) that catapults each track clean into the realm of gypsy punk (and piratey sea shanties on the second half of the disc). Also guesting on this CD is a cadre of all-stars from the gypsy punk scene including Johnny Kalsi (Firewater, The Dhol Foundation) on percussion, Ruet Regev (Firewater) on trombone, and Luminescent Orchestrii string players Sarah Alden and Rima Fand. The result is a turn-of-the-century romp sure to delight pirates, Steampunks and gypsies.

The Story:
The CD opens up with a Billy Bragg-styled anthem in which our narrator explains how the Industrial Revolution is responsible for the homogenization of our culture. This kicks off a flash back to a turn-of-the-century, Eastern block country called Vorutania where our gypsy tinker and his mates revolt against the evil Robber Baron who tyrannically lords over them. Hints and nods to Gogol Bordello are evident as the peasants rise up and later celebrate drunkenly through the next few tracks of unbridled debauchery. In a mid-CD highlight, Voltaire winks at his colleagues The Dresden Dolls with a hilarious parody of "Coin Operated Boy" titled "Coin Operated Goi" (sung in a Yiddish accent, no less!) But alas, like in any good debauched anarchy, the power void leads to the inevitable war. This ushers in a coupling of somber tracks where Voltaire's voice, in a more intimate setting, takes on a low, smoky growl reminiscent of Leonard Cohen or Nick Cave. Our protagonist tells his wife (sung by Polish chanteuse, Julia Marcell) that he must seek his fortune at sea. This lush and lyrical duet gives way to the second half of the CD in which our anti-hero sets out to sea and bring us all along for the voyage. Along the way are sea shanties, a rousing belly-dancing track and some Tom Waits-inspired dirges and romps. The closing track is a classic Voltaire skewering of society in which our narrator, back in the present day, explains why all of his tales must end so morbidly.

Voltaire's myspace page has long described himself as a "Renaissance man with Gypsy pirate band". That characterization has never been as true as it is on To The Bottom of the Sea. His 6th release really delivers the goods.

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OOKY SPOOKY

Released by Projekt in 2007

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Track list:

1) Land of the Dead

2) Zombie Prostitute

3) Cannibal Buffet

4) Day of the Dead

5) Blue-eyed Matador

6) Bomb New Jersey

7) Cantina

8) Stuck With You

9) Dead

10) Reggae Mortis

11) Hell in a Handbasket

 Description"It's a Halloween party in a jewel-box," Voltaire comments about Ooky Spooky, his most hilariously irreverent CD to date. Years in the making, Voltaire's 5th album contains a duet with The Dresden Dolls' Amanda Palmer, a track from a Cartoon Network movie plus his crowd-pleasing songs about zombies, devils and dancing skeletons. In fact necrophilia, cannibalism, prostitution, buggery, blasphemy, sacrilege, going to hell, bombing New Jersey and anal rape with a lightsaber are just a few of the charming topics covered on Ooky Spooky.

 Back are the violins and cellos but new to the Voltaire sound is a horn section that brings to mind images of a mariachi skeleton band. But there is no doom and gloom here, mind you. The album bounces along with a mixture of klezmer, swing and ska that brings to mind such spooky-fun classics as Oingo Boingo's "Dead Man's Party" or "Hell" by the Squirrel Nut Zippers. Voltaire's love for Cab Calloway is evident in the song "Cannibal Buffet" (which seems straight from a Betty Boop cartoon) and more so in "Land of the Dead" which Voltaire wrote for the opening credit sequence of the Cartoon Network movie "Billy and Mandy's Big Boogie Adventure."

 As serious as it gets on Ooky Spooky is "Stuck With You," a duet with The Dresden Dolls' Amanda Palmer. It's about a bickering married couple, but even on this one kittens are drowned, Korean bayonets are employed and skeletons sing to each other from side-by-side coffins. "I got all of the serious songs out of the way on Then And Again," comments Voltaire, "specifically so that Ooky Spooky could be a non-stop party of fun songs about the undead and hell and devils and skeletons and all of the other fun stuff that's so close to my heart."

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THEN AND AGAIN

Released by Projekt in 2004

Track list:
1) Crusade
2) Lovesong
3) The Happy Song
4) Wall of Pride
5) Welcome To The World
6) Believe
7) Hallo Elskan Min
8) Born Bad
9) Goodnight Demonslayer
THE DEVIL TAKES A HOLIDAY 
Known for his dark humor, Voltaire temporarily hangs up his horns on Then And Again, nine gorgeous songs of love lost where no one gets beheaded! This is the album that turns your parents into Voltaire fans! Serious, heartfelt and mature, Voltaire shows his versatility as an artist.
Years before Voltaire cemented himself as a master of cynicism and dark humor with his debut CD, The Devil’s Bris ("When You’re Evil,""Ex Lover’s Lover," etc), his material was of a decidedly more serious nature. In the early nineties, Voltaire wrote songs of lost love ("The Happy Song," "Believe," and "Wall Of Pride"). However, he hadn’t yet discovered the joys of writing vengeful murder ballads. Ditties about seeking revenge on those who had hurt him by chopping them to bits wouldn’t happen until just before his debut release in 1998. Upon the release of Bris, he found an audience for his special brand of dark sarcasm and thus found it easy to focus on writing material of that nature. He says, “I am by nature a sarcastic bastard, so naturally that’s going to come across in my songs." And thus Voltaire came to be known as the spooky guy who wrote dark yet humorous songs of betrayal and revenge.
“But nobody is one-dimensional,” says Voltaire. “ we are all multi faceted beings so of course I’m going to write material that reflects other mindsets and moods.” His albums have always reflected that by having a balance of the humorous, the poignant, as well as the heartfelt. But by his third release (Boo Hoo) he had come full circle. “I was writing more and more serious material and I felt Boo Hoo was in danger of becoming off balanced. It was then that I decided that my next two Cds would be divided into the serious and the humorous, the comedic and the tragic.”
While his next LP, Ookie Spookie was marked to be “an over-the-top exercise in dark humor," Then And Again is just the opposite. This is the seldom seen serious side of Voltaire, a collection of nine songs that span more than a decade. “Life is cyclical,” says Voltaire, “so I guess it’s no surprise that I have returned to some of the same themes I was writing about ten years ago”. Then And Again contains songs from as far back as 1990 and is complimented by new songs in a similar theme and style. The timeless quality of Voltaire’s music is highlighted, as the earliest songs on the album are as fresh and relevant today as they would have been ten years ago.
Moreover, fatherhood has given Voltaire a greater breadth of subject matter as is seen on the more recent tracks ("Crusade"- a poignant anti-war message from a father to his son, "Goodnight Demonslayer" - a spooky lullaby that warns a child about humanity and "Born Bad"- a death-row inmate’s pleas to see his mother again.)
Now and again Voltaire writes songs that don’t involve beheadings, necrophilia or seeking revenge on ex-lovers. Though best known for his dark humor, Voltaire temporarily hangs up his horns on Then And Again and demonstrates his versatility and tremendous staying power as an artist with a collection of songs that is serious, heartfelt and mature,
Fill the tub, light some candles, sit back and enjoy.

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Track list:

 

1) Crusade

2) Lovesong

3) The Happy Song

4) Wall of Pride

5) Welcome To The World

6) Believe

7) Hallo Elskan Min

8) Born Bad

9) Goodnight Demonslayer

Description: THE DEVIL TAKES A HOLIDAY ...

Known for his dark humor, Voltaire temporarily hangs up his horns on Then And Again, nine gorgeous songs of love lost where no one gets beheaded! This is the album that turns your parents into Voltaire fans! Serious, heartfelt and mature, Voltaire shows his versatility as an artist.

Years before Voltaire cemented himself as a master of cynicism and dark humor with his debut CD, The Devil’s Bris ("When You’re Evil,""Ex Lover’s Lover," etc), his material was of a decidedly more serious nature. In the early nineties, Voltaire wrote songs of lost love ("The Happy Song," "Believe," and "Wall Of Pride"). However, he hadn’t yet discovered the joys of writing vengeful murder ballads. Ditties about seeking revenge on those who had hurt him by chopping them to bits wouldn’t happen until just before his debut release in 1998. Upon the release of Bris, he found an audience for his special brand of dark sarcasm and thus found it easy to focus on writing material of that nature. He says, “I am by nature a sarcastic bastard, so naturally that’s going to come across in my songs." And thus Voltaire came to be known as the spooky guy who wrote dark yet humorous songs of betrayal and revenge.

“But nobody is one-dimensional,” says Voltaire. “ we are all multi faceted beings so of course I’m going to write material that reflects other mindsets and moods.” His albums have always reflected that by having a balance of the humorous, the poignant, as well as the heartfelt. But by his third release (Boo Hoo) he had come full circle. “I was writing more and more serious material and I felt Boo Hoo was in danger of becoming off balanced. It was then that I decided that my next two Cds would be divided into the serious and the humorous, the comedic and the tragic.”

While his next LP, Ookie Spookie was marked to be “an over-the-top exercise in dark humor," Then And Again is just the opposite. This is the seldom seen serious side of Voltaire, a collection of nine songs that span more than a decade. “Life is cyclical,” says Voltaire, “so I guess it’s no surprise that I have returned to some of the same themes I was writing about ten years ago”. Then And Again contains songs from as far back as 1990 and is complimented by new songs in a similar theme and style. The timeless quality of Voltaire’s music is highlighted, as the earliest songs on the album are as fresh and relevant today as they would have been ten years ago.

Moreover, fatherhood has given Voltaire a greater breadth of subject matter as is seen on the more recent tracks ("Crusade"- a poignant anti-war message from a father to his son, "Goodnight Demonslayer" - a spooky lullaby that warns a child about humanity and "Born Bad"- a death-row inmate’s pleas to see his mother again.)

Now and again Voltaire writes songs that don’t involve beheadings, necrophilia or seeking revenge on ex-lovers. Though best known for his dark humor, Voltaire temporarily hangs up his horns on Then And Again and demonstrates his versatility and tremendous staying power as an artist with a collection of songs that is serious, heartfelt and mature,

Fill the tub, light some candles, sit back and enjoy.

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BOO HOO

Released by Projekt in 2002

 

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Track list:

1. Future Ex Girlfriend

2. I’m Sorry

3. #1 Fan

4. Where’s The Girl?

5. See You In Hell

6. Bachelor(ette) | Bjork cover

7. Hello Cruel World

8. Irresponsible

9. The Vampire Club

10. BRAINS!

11. Graveyard Picnic

12. ...About A Girl

13. Let It Go

14. Caught A Lite Sneeze | Tori Amos cover

Description: Known for his satirical dark humor, Voltaire gives love the finger on Boo Hoo: a break up record for lonely hearts with an ax to grind! This isn't a CD you share with the one you love. This is the CD you send to your ex! Voltaire's third CD explores the soulfulness of modern music, yet does it within his trademark old world, acoustic gypsy sound. After spending the better part of the last 12 years in a somewhat idyllic relationship, Voltaire suddenly found himself with a one way ticket to Heartbreak Hotel. This led to an album's worth of material spanning the gamut of emotions of love lost -- from bitterness, remorse, sorrow and anger to irreverence, defiance, acceptance and consolation; mixed - of course - with heavy doses of the satirical dark humor Voltaire has become notorious for.

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ALMOST HUMAN

Released by Projekt in 2000

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TRACK LIST:

1) Out of Reach

2) Dunce

3) Feathery Wings

4) Almost Human

5) God Thinks

6) Anastasia

7) Dead Girls

8) Underground

9) Ringo No Uta

10) The Headless Waltz

11) Alchemy Mondays

12) The Last Word

13) The Night

14) El Barquito De Nuez

DESCRIPTION: On his debut release, Voltaire satirized the concept of Evil and the many ways it manifests itself in the world. Now, two years later, Voltaire returns with a more lighthearted look at life from the perspective of God's angelic cast-off, Lucifer, driven by pride to attempt the first failed coup in history.

Singing in a deep, velvety croon with all the passion, sorrow and bitterness of a fallen angel, Voltaire has crafted an album full of haunting Old World melodies and memorable pop tunes that you won't be able to get out of your head without a guillotine. Always the devilish wordsmith, Voltaire's songs dance between the sardonic, the heartfelt and the absurd. Whether he is singing about a lost love or a public beheading, Voltaire effervesces in a playfully boisterous mix of wit and old-fashioned merriment.

Spontaneously full of mirth and dark humor, Almost Human blurs the gap between the 18th and 21st centuries. This is pop music for a parallel universe, where Morrissey is the Queen of England and electricity was never discovered. Cleverly combining classical instruments with present-day song structures, Voltaire's New Wave band from the Victorian Era cavort through a cabaret suitable for the most contemporary of dance floors.

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THE DEVIL'S BRIS

Released by Projekt in 1998

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Track List:

1) Ex Lover's Lover

2) Anniversary

3) Parade

4) The Man Upstairs

5) They Know Me

6) Oweee

7) Snakes

8) Ravens Land

9) The Chosen

10) All The Way Down

11) When You're Evil

12) Shalom

Description: Something wicked this way comes: Voltaire. Direct from the underground New York goth scene comes this strange brew of gypsy violins, driving rhythms, sardonic wit and turn-of-the-century mayhem. Combining beautiful old-world melodies with viciously sarcastic lyrics, The Devil's Bris is the Three Penny Opera of the twenty-first century. With Wagnerian bravado and Brechtian allure, Voltaire has crafted twelve songs of love, loss, revenge and dismemberment sure to bring a smile to even the darkest of souls.

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