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Belladonna’s legendary self-produced debut “Metaphysical Attraction” turns the band overnight into one of the most loved unsigned bands on MySpace, and bestows upon them the honor of 2 Grammy Awards 2008 ballot nominations.

Magazines like Rolling Stone and GQ hail them as the "next big thing”, and shows with Dita Von Teese at Erotica 07 in London, gigs with Scars On Broadway and Siouxsie & the Banshees, performances at the Dubai International Film Festival immediately follow.

Invited by alt-rock producer supreme Sylvia Massy (Tool, System of a Down) to record their sophomore album in her all-analog studio in California, Belladonna commit to tape the 11 songs of "The Noir Album". The record comes out in March 2009, entering the Italian iTunes chart and getting rave reviews all over the world. Belladonna premiere it live in the USA at L.A.'s Key Club and as official representatives of Italy at SXSW in March 2009.

Back in Italy, the band plays as Special Guests to Nine Inch Nails, The Mars Volta, Staind and Korn, and the first single off “The Noir Album” – “Till Death Do Us Part” – becomes Single Of The Week on Italy’s biggest rock radio, Virgin Radio.

In October they go back to L.A. for a showcase at the Fonda Theater, and then to the UK - where Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson championed the band by broadcasting “Till Death Do Us Part” on his BBC radio show - for a sold-out headline show at The Garage in London.

In 2010 Belladonna go on a European tour in March and on a UK tour in April and in July.

In December 2010 they release "Let There Be Light", a single written in collaboration with legendary English composer Michael Nyman and based on his soundtrack of the Oscar-winning movie “The Piano”. Nyman himself plays piano on the track.

In May 2011 Belladonna release their third album, recorded in November in L.A., with Grammy-nominated producer Alex Elena and of Metallica's "The Black Album" engineer Mike Tacci and titled "And There Was Light". The album enters the Italian iTunes Top 100 and garners ecstatic reviews from all over the world.

While the album hit the shops, Belladonna find themselves (alongside Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson) mentioned in Motley Crue's frontman Vince Neil's autobiography "Tattoos and Tequila" as one of the acts that have been influenced by Motley Crue.

Belladonna spend most of 2012 touring all over Europe and writing new songs and recording them for their fourth album "Shooting Dice With God", released in April 2013. Rolling Stone premieres the video of its first single "Karma Warrior" on its website. The band follows up the release with a European tour.

In June 2015 Belladonna release "Undress Your Soul", a song written with renowned Italian film composer Pasquale Catalano, based on his music of Italian cult TV series "Romanzo Criminale". The track's video is premiered on Italy's best-selling newspaper La Repubblica's website.

In July 2015 the Belladonna song "The God Below" is used in the "Fifty Shades Of Yellow" international TV spot of the USA animation movie "Minions". On the 23rd of October 2015 the TV Spot wins the Clio Key Art Award - the Oscar of movie advertising - for Best TV Spot of the Year.

The 23rd of March 2016 the band releases "The Orchestral Album", 10 songs from their catalogue completely re-arranged and recorded with a concert orchestra.

In 2017 Belladonna release "The Belladonna Soundscape Collection Vol.1", a movie-industry-only release of over 200 instrumental tracks all recorded using exclusively original elements from their albums. During the course of the same year tracks from this collection are used in the trailers of big-budget Hollywood movies such as "Split", "My Cousin Rachel" and Stephen King's "The Dark Tower". The band then in October 2017 is commissioned to write music for the trailer of the Marvel movie "Black Panther".


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