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Theatre of Tragedy Biography


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Birth Place: Stavanger, Norway
Years Active: 1993–2010
Genres: Death, Doom, Gothic Metal Industrial Rock, Electropop Gothic Metal


Theatre of Tragedy are a Norwegian band from Stavanger, originally assembled in 1993 and best known for their earlier albums, which provided a great deal of influence to the gothic metal genre. The band made use of contrasting vocals - male bass vocals (making some use of death grunts) and female soprano singing (commonly referred to as "Beauty and the Beast" vocals) - and on their first three albums, presented lyrics written predominantly in Early Modern English. Starting from the album ''Musique'', however, Theatre of Tragedy made drastic changes to its style, which became significantly inspired by the industrial rock genre, abandoning Early Modern English writing and death grunts in the process.