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MELISSA VANFLEET

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LATEST NEWS 

REVIEW: 'ODE TO THE DARK'

September 18, 2019

"Sadness leaks from every edge and imperfection, bringing the listener in and making damn sure they stay where they are until the message is taken in. In our interview with Miss VanFleet, she speaks about music being a safe place from depression and mental illness. I give it a full five stars." –– JadeEthereal Metal

THE AQUARIAN: MANHATTAN BEAT

August 14, 2019

"Towards the end of the performance, the band left Scabbia on stage, a crew brought an electric piano, and Scabbia introduced Pennsylvania-based singer/songwriter Melissa VanFleet. With Scabbia on vocals and VanFleet on electric piano, the duo reinterpreted Lacuna Coil songs." –– Everynight Charley Crespo, The Aquarian

HARDDRIVE RADIO INTERVIEW WITH LACUNA COIL

July 26, 2019

Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil talks about meeting, rehearsing and performing with Melissa VanFleet during an interview with hardDrive Radio.

LACUNA COIL'S 'THE 119 SHOW' LANDS IN NYC

July 23, 2019

"The extensive set featured songs from Lacuna Coil‘s comprehensive discography with huge hits like 'Heaven’s a Lie' off Comalies, 'Closer' off Karmacode, 'The House of Shame' off Delirium, 'My Wings' off In a Reverie, 'One Cold Day' off Broken Crown Halo and many more big songs resonating through NYC. The evening also featured an acoustic rendition of 'Falling' (Lacuna Coil EP) and 'Wide Awake' (Shallow Life) with Cristina Scabbia on vocals and PA singer-songwriter Melissa VanFleet on piano." –– Johnny Perilla, Next Mosh

THE POWER OF STORYTELLING WITH MELISSA VANFLEET

July 19, 2019

"In the sixth episode of Metal Maven Podcast, I’m joined by singer and songwriter Melissa VanFleet and we discuss her latest EP Ode To The Dark and dive deep into her artistic process to reveal how music has helped her cope with OCD and anxiety." –– Rebecca Brayman, Metal Maven Podcast

MELISSA VANFLEET ON STAGE IN NEW YORK CITY WITH LACUNA COIL

June 24, 2019

"Two sold out shows for Lacuna Coil in New York City. After the London triumph of last year, on the 22nd and 23rd of July 2019, the Gramercy Theatre will be tinged tricolor to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Italian band. For the acoustic interlude, which sees Cristina Scabbia as the undisputed protagonist of the stage for two acoustic songs, Melissa VanFleet, great artist and long-time friend with the band, has been called to play the piano with her." –– Down The Front Media

GENUS ORDINIS DEI 'NEMESIS' MUSIC VIDEO OUT NOW

May 28, 2019

Italian symphonic death metal quartet Genus Ordinis Dei have debuted the music video for their new single 'Nemesis' featuring Melissa VanFleet as guest vocalist. The video, released via Eclipse Records, was directed by Steve Saints.

VANFLEET FEATURED ON GENUS ORDINIS DEI NEW SINGLE 'NEMESIS'

May 24, 2019

On May 24, 2019, Italian symphonic death metal quartet Genus Ordinis Dei released their new single 'Nemesis' via Eclipse Records featuring Melissa VanFleet as guest vocalist. Produced by Tommaso Monticelli at Sonitus Studios, 'Nemesis' is available now at all major digital retailers and can be heard on the Spotify curated New Metal Tracks editorial playlist.

MARIONETTE BUNDLE AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER

March 08, 2019

Pre-order 'Marionetteon cassette as part of a limited edition bundle! Included as well is a signed and hand numbered lithograph poster and Ode To The Dark pinback button. Limited to 400. Pre-order ends April 28, 2019.

INTERVISTA: METAL MAXIMUM RADIO

February 24, 2019

"Questa settimana Mike ha ospitato, in diretta, l'artista americana di Philadelphia Melissa VanFleet, per parlare del nuovo EP Ode To The Dark prodotto da Marco Coti-Zelati, fondatore, bassista, compositore e produttore dei Lacuna Coil." –– Metal Maximum Radio

MELISSA VANFLEET: WE PEEK INTO HER DARK WORLD

February 06, 2019

"When I was writing the songs on Ode To The Dark I initially thought they were from a biographical standpoint but recently as I was coming out of a dark mental place I realised they were inspired by my own encounters with anxiety and OCD." –– ROX Magazine

31 BEST ALBUMS OF 2018

January 01, 2019

"VanFleet has steadily been building a fanbase with her dark, brooding piano interpretations of classics from such legends as W.A.S.P. and Black Sabbath. This new EP really has us excited about the future of this incredibly talented young lady." ––  I'm Music Magazine

REVIEWS DO MÊS: 'ODE TO THE DARK'

January 01, 2019

"Impressionante começo de carreira. Melissa VanFleet não só é uma música talentosa, como tem uma voz asombrosa e tudo isso fica bem explícito neste seu EP, um trabalho que podemos dizer que se insere na vertente rock/metal gótico mas também com muitos pontos em comum com a cena mais alternativa." –– Fernando Ferreira, World of Metal Magazine

MUZAK INTERVIEW: MELISSA VANFLEET

December 27, 2018

"Having recently brought out a new album, entitled Ode To The Dark, which was produced by the team behind Lacuna Coil's sublime 2016 offering, Delirium, and [. . .] has so far garnered much critical acclaim, Melissa chatted to me, frankly and in-depth, about that, her journey up to now, as well as a little of what she has planned for the forthcoming year." –– Zak Sloman, Muzak

10" VINYL AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER

December 04, 2018

Pre-order Ode To The Dark on vinyl exclusively in the online store! Signed and hand numbered, this 10" pressing is limited to 100 copies. Pre-order ends January 23, 2019.

ALBUM REVIEW: 'ODE TO THE DARK'

November 21, 2018

"Produced by Lacuna Coil bassist Marco 'Maki' Coti-Zelati, Ode To The Dark is an impressive collection of exquisitely written songs. From the opening track 'Raven,' Melissa's vocal intensity draws you in like an enchantress and leaves you spellbound." –– Jason "Supes" Mesa, I'm Music Magazine

'RAVEN' FEATURED IN SPOTIFY EDITORIAL PLAYLISTS

October 16, 2018

The curation team at Spotify has chosen to include 'Raven,' the lead single from Ode To The Dark, in their Heavy Queens and New Blood editorial playlists.

IL NUOVO EP 'ODE TO THE DARK' PRODOTTO DA MARCO COTI-ZELATI DEI LACUNA COIL

October 16, 2018

"L’artista alternative metal Melissa VanFleet che ha pubblicato il 13 ottobre il suo nuovo EP, Ode To The Dark, da oggi disponibile su tutti i principali digital stores. L’EP è stato prodotto dal bassista dei Lacuna Coil, Marco Coti-Zelati; inoltre è possibile vedere l’official trailers." –– Federica Cafagna, Metal Hammer Italia

'ODE TO THE DARK' OUT NOW

October 13, 2018

On October 13, 2018, Melissa VanFleet released her hauntingly spellbinding new project Ode To The Dark, available now at all major digital retailers. Recorded at BRX Studio in Milan with the team behind Lacuna Coil's 2016 album Delirium, Ode To The Dark opens with 'Raven,' released last year as a single to underground critical acclaim, and features Douglas Blair (W.A.S.P.) on lead guitar,

'ODE TO THE DARK' TRAILERS RELEASED

October 06, 2018

The remaining promotional teaser trailers for the forthcoming project Ode To The Dark, out next week, have been released. 'Ode To The Dark Part I: RAVEN' was published last October preceding the single's debut. The trailers were directed and scored by GHOSTWOOD.

VANFLEET ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF NEW PROJECT

September 13, 2018

Following the release of her single 'Raven' last fall, Melissa VanFleet has announced details of her forthcoming project. Recorded in Milan with producer Marco Coti-Zelati of Lacuna CoilOde To The Dark is slated to come out on October 13, 2018.

INTERVISTE: MELISSA VANFLEET, LA CANTAUTRICE AMERICANA

March 22, 2018

"During this interview [available in English and Italian] Melissa gives us a special live piano performance of the single 'Raven' that you can see and hear in the video made exclusively for Rock Rebel Magazine." –– Angel Devil Rock, Rock Rebel Magazine

ENTREVISTA: MELISSA VANFLEET

March 05, 2018

Melissa VanFleet talks about her influences, songwriting and 'Raven' in an interview with Elegia e Canto of Brazil. (Also available in Portuguese.)

ALT-METAL SINGER-SONGWRITER MELISSA VANFLEET: I TEND TO WRITE ABOUT TOPICS THAT SCARE ME

February 22, 2018

"Melodically, I prefer to write on piano as I find it more emotive, darker and more powerful for my style. The two instruments are interchangeable though, and I like having the guitar as an option for variety if I feel I need a change of pace." –– Guitar Girl Magazine

CRYPTIC ROCK INTERVIEW WITH MELISSA VANFLEET

February 21, 2018

"Melissa VanFleet is a fiercely independent metal vixen with the voice of a songbird. Hailing from the former steel town of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, VanFleet blends her eclectic influences – both musical and artistic – to create a sound that is a fine art lullaby formulated with the spark of the fiercest metalhead!" –– Jeannie Blue, Cryptic Rock

VANFLEET REVEALS PLANS OF FORTHCOMING EP ON EMPTYSPIRAL PODCAST

February 14, 2018

"This week we're joined by the amazingly talented Melissa VanFleet, whose recent single 'Raven' was produced by Lacuna Coil bassist Marco Coti-Zelati. In the interview we find out how Melissa became a singer-songwriter, her experience working with Marco, and she exclusively reveals what plans she has next!–– Matt Wrycraft, Emptyspiral

LACUNA COIL BASSIST MARCO COTI-ZELATI PRODUCES MELISSA VANFLEET DEBUT SINGLE

October 14, 2017

"Blending atmospherically dark orchestration with heavy, melodic guitars and Coti-Zelati's trademark bass tone, the soaring 'Raven' showcases VanFleet's emotionally intense signature vocal delivery and powerful songwriting ability, establishing her as an artist to watch." –– Bass Player Magazine

NEW SINGLE 'RAVEN' RELEASED

October 13, 2017

'RAVEN,' Melissa VanFleet's highly anticipated new single, is available now at all major digital retailers. The single was recorded at BRX Studio in Milan with the team behind Lacuna Coil's critically acclaimed album Delirium and features guest musician Douglas Blair (W.A.S.P.) on lead guitar.

VANFLEET SIGNS WITH ERNIE BALL

August 05, 2017

The world's leading guitar string and accessory manufacturer Ernie Ball has invited Melissa VanFleet into their elite roster of musicians.

VANFLEET FEATURED IN JH AUDIO ADVERTISEMENT

June 28, 2017

"With the JH13v2s, I hear specifics in my voice that were previously inaudible, resulting in a more consistent vocal performance." –– Melissa VanFleet for JH Audio

VANFLEET ENTERS STUDIO IN MILAN WITH MARCO COTI-ZELATI OF LACUNA COIL

February 13, 2017

Melissa VanFleet has entered BRX Studio in Milan to work on a project with Lacuna Coil bassist and producer Marco Coti-Zelati and mixing engineer Marco Barusso (Lacuna Coil, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Coldplay).

MEET MELISSA VANFLEET WHO PROGRESSED FROM MAKING METAL COVERS ON YOUTUBE TO WORKING WITH BIG NAMES

May 26, 2016

"Melissa VanFleet is a very talented independent artist who has become rather well known for breathing new life into classic heavy metal songs. UG recently caught up with Melissa to discuss her writing process as well as her current heavy metal collaboration with some legendary musicians." –– Justin Beckner, Ultimate Guitar

'METAL LULLABIES' RELEASED

August 19, 2015

Metal Lullabies, Melissa VanFleet's full-length collection of original songs and metal covers, is available now exclusively in the online store! If you purchase the album today or tomorrow, use the discount code 48HOURS for 20% off! Offer expires 8/20/15 at 11:59pm.

#1 OF 7 STELLAR ACTS AT MUSIKFEST'S MARTIN GUITAR LYRIKPLATZ

August 05, 2015

"She comes across as a classically trained musician and vocalist, but then you realize she's doing classic metal song covers! Rock on Melissa. Stylistically, I see a lot of another female rocker in her – Amy Lee of Evanescence." –– Nick Gorrie, ArtsQuest

VANFLEET FEATURED IN WACKEN FULL METAL CRUISE II VIDEO

April 27, 2015

"Harry Metal was there – of course – when the Full Metal Cruise II set sail for Barcelona, Ibiza and Palma de Mallorca in April 2015. Join him and meet the crusaders!" –– Wacken

VANFLEET DISPLAYS MUSICAL EXCELLENCE IN SPAIN