Latest Collaborative Releases, 2022-2023
Belle Morte is embarking on a journey to bring music from around the world to your ears. With our ongoing series of international collaborations, we are exploring the vast and diverse landscapes of different cultures through music. From the grassy steppes of Mongolia to the snow-covered lands of Finland, we are using traditional instruments to create a unique sound that transcends borders. Each song is a celebration of the beauty and richness of different musical traditions, blended with our signature symphonic metal sound. The journey has only just begun and many more exciting tracks are yet to come, so be sure to keep an ear out for Belle Morte’s global musical adventures!
Tero Kalliomäki, jouhikko (bowed lyre)
Maulana Malik Ibrahim, sulin & gamelan
Yaroslav Dzhus, bandura
Rúben Monteiro, saz & oud
Ulziisaikhan Khoroldamba, morin khuur
Lernik Khachatrian, duduk
Crime of Passion, 2021
Our first full-length conceptual album. ‘Crime of Passion’ is inspired by John Fowles’s novel ‘The Collector’. It tells a coherent story which started as an unhealthy obsession and stalking and resulted in murder, both from the side of the murderer and his victim.
Compared to our first EP ‘Game on’, ‘Crime of Passion’ has a way darker sound and vibes. The story we tell here doesn’t have a happy ending, so you are witnessing how the situation unfolds, getting more and more intense and having a tragic finale.
Game on EP, 2018
Dive into our debut EP, a symphony of melancholy and melodic intricacy. Discover the very beginning of Belle Morte, where sombre cello and violin interlaced with powerful guitars and drums. From the powerful mid-tempo progressions of ‘Child of Night’ to the twisted waltz of ‘Devilish Deal,’ each track is a unique journey. Step into our world and experience the orchestral allure of ‘Game On.'”
The only issue I have with this EP is that it is too short. ‘Game On’ offers four tracks of beautifully arranged and skillfully executed Gothic/symphonic metal.Iza Raittila, Valkyrian music