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Deadtime Stories

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Belgium’s very own female-fronted goth metal pop act LOVELORN DOLLS took a 5-year break, during which Kristell transformed into the photographer/visual artist Kristell In Wonderland, exhibiting across Europe. An experience that inspired the explosive comeback of LOVELORN DOLLS.

Back with their 4th album, “Deadtime Stories”, LOVELORN DOLLS embrace
Belgium’s very own female-fronted goth metal pop act LOVELORN DOLLS took a 5-year break, during which Kristell transformed into the photographer/visual artist Kristell In Wonderland, exhibiting across Europe. An experience that inspired the explosive comeback of LOVELORN DOLLS.

Back with their 4th album, “Deadtime Stories”, LOVELORN DOLLS embrace a stronger identity – creepy cute ambiance, eerie Tim Burton-esque scenes, guitar-driven sounds, catchy dark melodies, childlike synths, industrial tones, and Kristell's distinctive voice, all boldly and fully embraced.

The title "Deadtime Stories" is a cynical play on words, referencing children's rhymes with a dark twist. Each song delves into themes of death, endings, suicide, broken dreams, loss, and the perilous allure of fame. The artwork cover perfectly encapsulates this, depicting a lonely girl reading in a cemetery fog.

Produced by Maxx Maryan (HELALYN FLOWERS, IMJUDAS), the band also surprises with guest appearances, including DERO GOI, ex-singer of OOMPH!, in the duet "Dancing at Your Funeral," co-produced and co-written by Goi. The other guest is VVITCHBOY, an American Gothic rapper, featured on the energetic and enchanting track "Death & Glory".

LOVELORN DOLLS invite you to a captivating and powerful musical journey with “Deadtime Stories” that should please all fans of THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE, JACK OFF JILL or yet THEATRE OF TRAGEDY.
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Japanese Robot Invasion (Deluxe Edition)

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Since the release of their highly acclaimed debut album "House Of Wonders", Brussels based act LOVELORN DOLLS have teased our hungry ears with the catchy pop rock single "The Thrill" and its electronic dynamics and trashy guitars both perfectly carrying the female singer's highly expressive and characteristic voice. Today the Belgian band strikes
Since the release of their highly acclaimed debut album "House Of Wonders", Brussels based act LOVELORN DOLLS have teased our hungry ears with the catchy pop rock single "The Thrill" and its electronic dynamics and trashy guitars both perfectly carrying the female singer's highly expressive and characteristic voice. Today the Belgian band strikes back with their new album which was mixed and produced in Roma - Italy by maXX from the infamous cult band HELALYN FLOWERS! With "Japanese Robot Invasion", LOVELORN DOLLS reveal a much more focused type sound and mature song-writing approach.

The overall force and dynamic of the new songs perfectly reinforce the contrasts between their so characteristic haunting dark atmospheres, the catchiness of their straight electro rock melodies and carrying choruses you sing along to in no time. Just like on "House Of Wonders", Ladyhell's spelling binding voice rapidly hypnotizes you and plunges you into the magic and fantasy world of the LOVELORN DOLLS where we move from one sombre frightening place to another room full of light and hope, never knowing what comes next. She helps us to explore people's dark sides from various perspectives: from addiction to violence on their new radio hit "Happy Valentine" to the vampire seduction of goth rock song "Long Awaited Kiss", from the technology dominated spectre of the fast-paced futuristic cut "Japanese Robot Invasion" to the more serious and depressive theme of the cancer disease of the very touching and moody "Curse Of The Crab", from the ecstatic and revolting call to party on the hi-energy pop-rock hit "The Thrill," to the almost cliché vampire goth rock of "Blood Moon".

A very diverse album full of creatures and catchy tunes with an electro rock edge, which rolls in the ears like a beautiful collection of noir short stories... A second full length album soars to top with the splendid opening song "Happy Valentine", the unavoidable previous single "The Thrill", but also on an energetic electro pop cover of THE CURE's unique classic "Just Like Heaven", the moody dark wave "Miss Friday Night" or yet the very sentimental trip-hop ballad "Jasmina". A magnificent album that will confirm the band's fast ascension on the electro rock scene and that comes highly recommended to the fans of GARBAGE, LACUNA COIL, THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE, EVANESCENCE, WITHIN TEMPTATION and other female fronted electro goth metal bands...

This bonus tracks version features some 10 additional remixes of album songs by bands like JUNKSISTA, EVESTUS, CONSUMER JUNK, COSMIC ARMCHAIR, ZEITGEIST ZERO,HELL:SECTOR, etc.
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Darker Ages (Deluxe Edition)

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“Darker Ages”, LOVELORN DOLLS’ 3rd album is above all a true catharsis for the band members. A purgation of the darkest emotions and tormented moments they went through the last months, daring expressing them through the sombre events of our everyday life (the rise of religious extremism, terror attacks, the ageing society, wars, betrayals, etc.)
“Darker Ages”, LOVELORN DOLLS’ 3rd album is above all a true catharsis for the band members. A purgation of the darkest emotions and tormented moments they went through the last months, daring expressing them through the sombre events of our everyday life (the rise of religious extremism, terror attacks, the ageing society, wars, betrayals, etc.) in a courageous struggle and continuous quest for a spiritual renewal… And it’s not every band who goes this far to even thank their antidepressants in the album credits!

Noir and poignant at first encounter, this new album is indeed haunted by malevolent ghosts and is by far the darkest work of the band ever, sounding a bit like a revolted THE GATHERING having a jamming session with THE CURE in their most depressive “Pornography” period… The tone is sombre, the guitar strings are sinister, the synths are lamenting and the beats are slow and heavy. And although we immediately recognize their typical “LOVELORN” type of sound made of heavy guitar riffs, loud catchy melodies, up-paced synth sequences and Ladyhell’s characteristic chameleon female vocals, the overall atmosphere is dense almost claustrophobic with the highly expressive female voice adding a dramatic touch to it by mixing depressive screams, spoken words and catchy but also oppressive choruses.

Fans of classic gothic rock will undoubtedly adore this album which is definitely revisiting the band’s deepest artistic melancholic wave rock roots, while industrial metal lovers will also find their way through the harder and more upbeat songs like the previous single “Lament”, the engaged “Psalms” or yet the dark pearl “Love Missile”.

Engineered once again by Maxx of HELALYN FLOWERS fame, “Darker Ages” is maybe not LOVELORN DOLLS’ most accessible release to date, but it’s by far the most mature and introspective creative effort to date from this Belgian duo. And the last 2 songs of the album intelligently bring us on more positive vibes full of hopes and strength through a radical come-back to nature, opening us the doors to a new world full of innocence and purity nicely characterized by the beautiful contribution of a multi-cultural children choir offering the perfect ending to this chef d’oeuvre.

LOVELORN DOLLS is dark and so we are…

The album also comes out as a limited edition with a 12-track bonus disc starting with a very personal cover of NINE INCH NAILS‘ “Hurt” plus various remixes of album songs giving them a more open and overall electronic twist, now more club-oriented, then more 80’s synth-pop tainted, sometimes a bit more modern experimental trip-pop-ish. This includes great collaborations with HELALYN FLOWERS, SIN.SIN, RESTRICTION 9, Kai Otte (MARI CHROME) and many more…
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The House Of Wonders (Deluxe Edition)

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Welcome to the "House Of Wonders"! LOVELORN DOLLS' debut album carries you to the fairyland of an intriguing dark manor whose fantastic sonic ambiance and brilliantly transposed visually by the talent of graphic designer Gogo Melone who adds a magic dimension to the release. Room after room, song after song, Brussels-based band LOVELORN DOLLS
Welcome to the "House Of Wonders"! LOVELORN DOLLS' debut album carries you to the fairyland of an intriguing dark manor whose fantastic sonic ambiance and brilliantly transposed visually by the talent of graphic designer Gogo Melone who adds a magic dimension to the release. Room after room, song after song, Brussels-based band LOVELORN DOLLS attract you into their unique fantasy world full of warm purple light haunted by hate feelings and love emotions, by lurking witchy cats and crawling sweet white rabbits...

An extraordinary, dark but romantic universe where Tim Burton's visuals collide against the glam touch of THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE or yet the extravaganza of a MARILYN MANSON. An exciting musical landscape mixing alternative, electro and rock and bringing allusions to acts like LACUNA COIL, EVANESCENCE or yet GARBAGE.

The Belgian duo LadyHell (lyrics, vocals, arrangements) and Corpus Christi (music, programming, guitars, production) worked on this album together with renown producer Victor Love (DOPE STARS INC., OMEGA LITHIUM, etc.) who underlined the catchiness of their haunting dark melodies. A full length album rich in somber colored atmospheres, infectious beautiful melodies, carrying charming female vocals, incisive guitars and percussive drum patterns.

Armed with strong anthemic songs like "After Dark", "'No-Life", "Purple" or yet "Save me from Myself", Female-fronted act LOVELORN DOLLS are ready to conquer the goth metal / electro rock scene. The band also recored their version of the DEPECHE MODE track “In your room” to make even metal fans become electro-rock lovers!The album is also available in a deluxe carton box edition holding an bonus disc with 11 exclusive remixes by bands like Helalyn Flowers, Junksista, Essence Of Mind, Diffuzion, Psy'aviah, Acylum, Implant, Diskonnekted, Mari Chrome, etc.
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• Dark Heather is 65% polyester, 35% cotton
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• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
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LOVELORN DOLLS is a Belgian band in the Gothic / Synth Rock genre. Fans describe it as a mix of Theatre of Tragedy, Lacuna Coil and The Birthday Massacre, released on the label ALFA MATRIX. 

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