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
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:
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!
Learn more about the album at: http://www.voltaire.net/raised_by_bats_cd/