The MANDRAGORA SCREAM project - dark-gothic-rock band - takes shape in 1997 from an idea of the band’s lead singer MORGAN LACROIX. In 1999 Morgan cuts a demo CD with four tracks, titled "PromoTrack99" at the NEW SIN studios in Italy.
In 2000, Morgan is introduced to singer, guitarist and composer Terry Horn. The result of this magical artistic union is the debut album "FAIRY TALES FROM HELL‘S CAVES", Published in 2001 by German independent label NUCLEAR BLAST/CAPIRANHA RECORDS.
In 2002 MANDRAGORA SCREAM release their second album "A Whisper of Dew", by NUCLEAR BLAST. Once again a concept album, centred on the enthralling vampire story purposely written for the band by Julio Angel Olivares Merino, horror-gothic literature writer and " English Philosophy ” Teacher at the Spanish "UNIVERSIDAD DE JAEN”. Drawing inspiration from this tale, Morgan has composed the entire album lyrics.
The two projects end up selling over 24.000 records on the whole and are received with stunning appraisal words from the critics, winning the consent of the greatest rock magazines worldwide.
Mandragora Screma are also featured on various international compilations like Beauty in the Darkness Vol. 5 (2001), Mystic Art (2001), Nuclear Blast Vol. 6 (2001), Off Road Tracks Vol. 45 (Hammer 2003) or Beautiful Voices (Nuclear Blast). In May 2003 MANDRAGORA SCREAM are on the road touring with MORTIIS on the SMELL OF RAIN EUROPE TOUR 2003 in PRAGUE(CZ) , BUDAPEST(HU) , ZAGABRIA(CR), NOVA GORICA(SL), MILAN(IT), WINTERTHUR(CH), FRANKFURT(DE), LILLE(FR), GENT(BE), UTRECHT(NL). In 2005 Mandragora Scream Release the Album "Madhouse” for Lunatic Asylum Records in Europe In the end of 2008, 2 new members are on Mandragora Scream Line Up, Furyo on Drums and Max River on Bass.
In 2009 the band sign a New Deal with new World Management Gatti Promotion Heavy Division, the new management is based in Italy, in November 2009 Mandragora Scream Release the new Album "Volturna” a great explosion Industrial/Gothic Album.
In January 2010 the band will be on tour for 30 Dates with Christian Death and The 69 Eyes.The New Album "VOLTURNA”
Volturna is the natural evolution of the sound by the well know italian band Mandragora Scream. This evolution started after the very first releases and reached the top of songwriting, at least up top now, with "Madhouse". This fact is confirmed by the performance of the sales and moreover by the appreciation shown by critics and public, which brought the single "Dark Lantern" to be one of the most clicked songs in the web.
With "Volturna", Mandragora Scream once more show a different aspect as a very strong industrial component accompanies the new melodies created by Terry Horn, without loosing the basic characteristic of the band that is to say the vampire//gothic influence, thanks to some classical inserts played by unusual instruments as harpsichord and to the superb vocal performance by Morgan Lacroix who strongly marks as usual the Mandragora Scream style.
The album is made by 16 songs, 13 new releases, 2 covers and one intro. The two covers are "Bang bang" written by Sonny Bono for his wife Cher and " Fade to Grey", a real masterpiece from the 80s by Visage.
"Heartbound Eve" sees the cooperation of the Spanish maestro Julio Alves Olivares Merino.
The firstt single from "Volturna" is "Breaking Down" which is also accompained by a videoclip which will be released at the same time of the album on the web and on the European Rock Tvs.
The European tour together with Christian Death and 69 Eyes will give the possibility to listen to "Volturna" live in about 30 dates.
"Volturna" is an album in which great melodies and fantastic lyrics are present. This will certainly be a basic album in the global Gothic Metal scene, a small jem ready to explode in your stereos or, as Morgan Lacroix would probably say, ready to explode in your nightmares..
2. I’m Goin’ Alone
3. The Circus
9. A Chance from Him
10. The Revenant’s Eternal Love
11. The Calling from Isaiah
12. Bang Bang
13. The Seagul’s Creed
14. Fade To Grey
16. Heartbound Eve
2001 Fairy Tales From Hell’s Caves CD
2002 A Whisper Of Dew CD
2005 Madhouse CD
2009 Volturna CD
Morgan Lacroix: Vocals
Terry Horn: Guitars, Keys, Programming
Max River: Bass