Aurelio Voltaire | Raised By Bats

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Raised By Bats

by Aurelio Voltaire

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!
Genre: Rock: Goth
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1. Raised By Bats
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2. Oh My Goth!
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3. The Night (1988 Deathrock Version)
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4. The Masquerade
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5. The Devil and Mr. Jones
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6. Sacrifice
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7. The Conqueror Worm
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8. Wake Up (From This Horrible Dream)
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9. Never
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10. Captains All
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Album Notes
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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Tina Pop

Oh My Goth is right!
Have been looking forward to this album so much and it has not disappointed. It's gothier and rockier than what we are used to from Voltaire but it still has the same honesty and humour. And if you've not looked at the musical heritage of the artists playing with Voltaire on this album you will be blown away. The fact that so many amazing goth rockers have lined up to play on this album is a testiment to Voltaire's regard in goth rock circles. And the results are amazing. Bloody brilliant & so much fun!