para bellvm — XII (Collection 2008 — 2020)

Dear friends! Today, November 6 (midnight to midnight PDT), Bandcamp is once again giving up its share of revenue to help artists and labels affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. You can support us directly by purchasing any of our releases on BandCamp.
Thank you in advance!
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Here is a global collection of songs from the last 12 years. This is not "best of", but rather a kind of reinterpretation of Zeitgeist. The new compilation is a group portrait of the band that entered a new era for itself in 2008, along with the release of the album "Book of kings". However, "XII" is not a summing up, as the story goes on.

Dancing Ferret

Dead Can Dance @ The Kimmel Center, Philly 8/26

World music, percussion, synths and amazing vocals are just part of the transcendental experience that is a Dead Can Dance live concert. DCD is releasing Anastasis, their first new album in 16 years, this August. A world tour to support the album will follow, with only 12 US cities chosen to host concerts (the Philadelphia show is the closest to Pittsburgh).

On Sunday, August 26th, Dead Can Dance will perform live in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, PA. More information on the show can be found at

The first single from the new album is now streaming at the band's website,
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Resurrection 500 5


Full bar with cheap drinks

the ALTAR bar
1620 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh pa 15212

Bringing the most talented djs and unique performers to provide the
highest quality in music, visuals, friendly surroundings, and incontestable entertainment!

Burlesque by Macabre Noir
Macabre Noir is the embodiment of a true artistic soul as
she brings a deep dark elegance to the world of burlesque.
Dedicated to the art of burlesque, she is completely self-
taught and performs routines based in traditional
numbers but Macabre twists and turns them into a
deeper, darker, artistic expression.
This diminutive, Lovecraftian stunner entices audiences
into the furthermost recesses of the human libido
whether she is performing as a steam punk lady robot, a
post-surgery bandaged-wrapped zombie, or a possessed
nun that is seductive and shocking all at the same time.
She also performs a signature fan dance but allows
feathers to be pierced into the flesh of her shoulders
forming organic wing body extensions.
When not performing with the Bridge City Bombshells,
Macabre is a body modification sideshow performer as
well as a creator of neo-Victorian horror-inspired works of
odd art, jewelry and dolls for “Dr. Morose & Miss
Macabre's House of Oddities”.

Performances by the House of Deville
HOD is an alternative performance arts group and production company aimed at making the world see things from a different angle.

Fire frenzy by Zehn
It couldn't be a Resurrection without her, this Poi performer has baffled some of the longest running veterans with her techniques and has captivated the undivided attention of everyone in her audiences.

A Dj line-up reminiscent of the glorious CLUB NEMESIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dj Phoenixxx
Current/Past residencies:
Resurrection, Quorum Cincinnati, Ceremony, Industrial for the Soul, Club Nemesis

Dj Reich
Hanging Garden, Club Nemesis

Dj Eclipse
Empire, Club Nemesis

Dj Sik Shooter
Club Nemesis

Photos by:
MIA Photography


-JB Pin Pals

-Bones 2 Own

-Derelict Donnie

-Tarot Readings

-Maximus Leather Works
Dancing Ferret

Dracula's Ball 02/04/12 with THE DROWNING SEASON, CRYO-MANCER & ANNE RICE giveaways!

Free tickets to Dracula's Ball / Chance to meet Anne Rice!

We're very pleased to begin the new year by announcing two fantastic promotions for the February 4th Dracula's Ball that we think you will be very excited about.

The first is that we have a decent (but limited) supply of *free* tickets for the upcoming Dracula's Ball event. To get one, all you have to do is pre-order a copy of Anne Rice's new book, The Wolf Gift, from IsoTank. Your name will be placed on a special Wolf Gift VIP list, and you'll receive FREE admission to the Ball! Be sure to take advantage of this special offer while it lasts. When IsoTank runs out of books, they'll be out of free tickets. Here's the link to pre-order the book:

Feel free to pass that information on to other friends of your who are Anne Rice fans. It'll be the perfect chance for you to get them out to Dracula's Ball!

As if that wasn't wonderful enough, Anne and her publisher have graciously offered us five door prizes to give away in a special midnight drawing. Each of the five winners will receive a copy of The Wolf Gift, which Anne will autograph for them IN PERSON when she is in Philadelphia a few weeks later. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to win a chance to meet Anne Rice in person!

The next Dracula's Ball event takes place on Saturday, February 4th, 2012. Doors open at 9pm and our event ends at 2am. Tickets are $16 and are on sale now through Ticketmaster (online and in person), Digital Ferret (in person) and IsoTank (online, free shipping for 5 or more tickets). We'll keep our website and Facebook page updated with ticket information. Here's the link to order tickets from IsoTank:

When we met Anne Rice last month to discuss upcoming projects (and to thank her for sending us the wonderful dress we displayed at the last Dracula's Ball), she was very excited to tell us about her upcoming book, The Wolf Gift. A brand new venture into the realm of dark fiction, The Wolf Gift is a modern and passionate exploration of the world of werewolves.

Pre-order this book from IsoTank and receive a free ticket to the upcoming Dracula's Ball event in Philadelphia on February 4th, 2012. Your name will be on a special "Wolf Gift" VIP list at the venue and you'll receive FREE admission to the Ball!

At Dracula's Ball, there will be a drawing for door prizes at midnight. Five winners will receive a free copy of The Wolf Gift, which will be autographed to the winner by Anne Rice in person. The autograph will be signed in Philadelphia in mid-February.

***Artists Appearing at Dracula's Ball, February 4th, 2012***

As usual, we'll have 3 DJs spinning in 3 separate rooms, so you'll always be able to find a solid groove you can dance to. DJ Spider returns from North Carolina, DJ Miko LeStrange represents DC, and DJ Zircon comes from nearby New Jersey. Now let's meet our live bands:

CRYO-MANCER: Cryomancer is the product of the talents of frontman/guitarist Kryss Oroborus and bassist/vocalist Sparks. Completely restructured and relocated in 2009 the band has changed their sound drastically from electro to a unique hard edged, guitar driven industrial metal/coldwave style.
STAGE TIME - 10:35pm

THE DROWNING SEASON: Putting the rock back in goth-rock, this Baltimore band has been laying down sonic napalm on the dancefloor for nearly twelve years. Major influences include The Sisters of Mercy, The Mission (UK) and Fields of the Nephilim. This is their second appearance at Dracula's Ball.
STAGE TIME - 12:05am

This Ball takes place in our favorite location, Shampoo Nightclub, at 7th & Willow Streets in Philadelphia, PA (Mapquest and Google Maps info can be found on our website). As always, the Ball is open to all ages, but you must be 21+ with proper photo ID to drink. Shampoo has an on-site free parking lot but it fills up very quickly for the Ball. Check our map of available nearby parking on Facebook if you're arriving late. Personal photo cameras are welcome. Large professional camera rigs with unpleasant flash bulbs are not. Video cameras are not allowed.

This is our first Ball of 2012 and we're very excited to be offering you free tickets and personal autographs, courtesy of Anne Rice and her publisher. Join us on February 4th and you may win a chance to meet the Queen of Vampires herself!

Best wishes,

[Patrick] & Dracula's Ball Staff