"Virgin Black" is an Australian band that combines gothic-doom, and symphonic metal influences for an emotional and dramatic sound.
After independently releasing their first two recordings, they signed to Massacre Records and The End Records to record their first two albums ''Sombre Romantic'' and ''Elegant and Dying'', which received critical acclaim and greatly expanded their international fanbase. Their travels include a 2004 Australian tour with Opeth, a tour of the USA West Coast, and the Wave Gotik Treffen in Germany. The band resides in Adelaide, Australia.
On March 10, 2006, The End Records announced in a press release that Virgin Black will be releasing three albums simultaneously in 2006. The trio of albums is collectively titled ''Requiem''. First, ''Requiem - pianissimo'' is a strictly classically-oriented album featuring instrumentation from the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, choral singing, and solo singers. Second, ''Requiem - mezzo forte'' will build on the styles Virgin Black used in their previous albums. Lastly, ''Requiem - fortissimo'' will also feature a classical influence; but it will primarily have a death/doom metal sound heavier than anythi...
|years active||1995 - present|
|music genre||Gothic metal#Gothic doom|
|current members|| Rowan London|