A vocalist and musician who crafts dark songs with haunting melodies and intense messages, Melissa VanFleet brings a true singer/songwriter element to alternative metal music. She has powerfully and effectively established her own unique sound by presenting her signature vocal prowess at the forefront while incorporating her classical and orchestral influences with heavy, melancholic undertones.
With the overwhelmingly positive response to her piano versions of metal classics and the subsequent successful release of her acoustic album Metal Lullabies, she has proven that she has only needed a piano and a microphone to captivate listeners. In April 2015, she enchanted audiences on her first European tour and performed on the Wacken Full Metal Cruise II.
In February 2017, she recorded at BRX Studio in Milan with the team behind Lacuna Coil's critically acclaimed 2016 album Delirium – producer/bassist Marco "Maki" Coti-Zelati with engineers Marco Barusso, Dario Valentini and Marco D'Agostino – and October 2018 saw the release of her highly anticipated project Ode To The Dark, featuring guest musician Douglas Blair (W.A.S.P.) on lead guitar.