Bella Immortelle

Gothic Songstress & Alternative Model

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I WILL GET THERE!

Posted by [email protected] on March 13, 2014 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Dear Fiends

 

I am really pleased with what I have achieved so far this week using my new computer and my organizational skills despite being rather mentally exhausted I have been working on my 6 string guitar playing and my 12 string solo set as well as doing a photo shoot, YouTube "Welcome to my channel" video and recorded videos of Anubis, Blood Red Ritual and my cover of Broken all using the Dell computer camera and editing in Microsoft Movie Maker! They are not brilliantly professional or anything just more of a video diary to track my progress after a long break from real dedication or passion for making music and I fully intend to make some more videos of a professional standard to upload onto a new YouTube Channel and possibly design a new website keeping the old channel and site for anything and everything as more of a personal channel and website as they already pretty much are to be honest!

 

I'm not going to be doing anymore alternative modelling as my heart was never really in it and I am now putting 100% into my music goals and objectives having returned to studying vocals with Singorama.com and guitar with Tom Hess Music Corporation ... I've also come up with an album concept and so far 9 working titles/ideas for the tracks which will be unlike anything I've written before as all the lyrics for these tracks will be based on my personal experiences... It's my intention to work with other musicians on this as it will be a symphonic metal album with the band project Realm of Immortelle. Obviously this is a long term goal and my main priority is getting my current tunes recorded to a professional standard when I feel my vocals and guitar playing are up to it...

 

And, in the meantime I'm going to being working very hard on some challenging vocal tracks from Tarja Turunen, Amy Lee and Sharon den Adel, plus very demanding neo classical guitar pieces including Flight of the Bumblebee which I am currently relearning... I will get there!

 

Dark Blessings

Bella

 

~X

New blog/journal

Posted by [email protected] on March 8, 2014 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

My dearest fiends...

 

Usually I begin writing a new journal at new years, however this time in my life feels like a new beginning now I have this smart new Dell touch screen computer with Windows 8 which I am absolutely loving and enjoying learning how to use... I have invested in this new computer for work reasons following some research on using computers with Digital Audio Workstations and the necessary specifications required to run the software... Thankfully Sony AcidPro, KitCore, Novation have all installed and seem to be running successfully...

 

I am highly motivated to get back on track with my music goals despite the both the financial and health problems I had last year... I began a YouTube video blog today which although probably not of much interest to anyone else I feel it is going to help me stay on track especially whenever I encounter problems of any kind as I had some real issues in 2013 and no one to help me resolve them... So I felt completely alone as I often do and not being one to seek counselling I feel that the way forward for me is talking to the camera... I spent a lot of time binge drinking and posting absolute nonsensical shite on FaceBook last year... This has been an on going habit of mine and although some friends find it amusing I am fully aware that this ridiculous behaviour is not going to win me any fans in the long term and is actually quite tragic and anxiety provoking for me... I've stopped my recent drinking binge that began when I got back from seeing Cradle of Filth at the London Forum on February 10th... The journey back was horrendous and I was a nervous wreck not being sure as to whether or not I would get home or not that night... Both that and then my boyfriend being icy towards me for no apparent reason with my added lack of caring about myself was what lead to February being total drunken shite on the whole!

 

However, I am feeling better now... It doesn't matter what happens with the boyfriend as long as I have my music to concentrate on all is good in my World... So, it's back to the recording of a 5 tune EP that I was bleating on about last year... I will not give up it's a simple goal as I have the songs already... Work needs to be done on a couple of arrangements and I need to improve both my vocals and guitar playing due to lack of practice... I have a producer in mind whom I would like to work with on this project and have the vision that it will be quite commercial as intend to use 12 string guitar, clean vocals and very little in the way of sound effects or loops... Possibly just adding strings and percussion... Either way I don't intend it to be very much different from how I will perform my solo 12 string guitar set live... The EP will almost certainly be all originals unless anyone suggests otherwise!

 

The EP will be available for digital download or actual CD with artwork and my intended release date is Beltane (May 1st) 2014.

 

 

My live set this year will include covers as follows:

 

Broken by Seether

Going Under by Evanescence

Pretty Like Drugs by Queen Adreena

Fine Again by Seether

Heaven's A Lie by Lacuna Coil

Ice Queen by Within Temptation

Call Me When You're Sober by Evanescence

Oh England My Lionheart by Kate Bush

 

Of course as always I am open to suggestions? (really I am!)

 

Dark Blessings

 

Bella

~X~

 

BAND PROJECT - Realm of Immortelle

Posted by [email protected] on March 17, 2013 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

I've been working on getting a Gothic Metal band together for some time, just trying to find musicians that are talented & dedicated is hard enough but there seems to be a distinct lack of them locally for both me & drummer Aleks to work with ... so after discussing it, we have decided to go London based & already have a potential guitarist having done so!

Having drunk a bottle of Isla Negra Merlot over Friday & Saturday night & not particularly enjoying it after my two week detox... I feel dehydrated & keep coughing (no good for vocalists!) so have decided back to the detox & no alcohol for at least another two weeks as I have vocals to record & my voice needs to be in much better shape than it was on my previous recordings... So my next objective is to get some decent demo tracks (Guitar, Vocals & Click Track) of the following original songs for Aleks & Alex to work with!

1.    Anubis
2.    Blood Red Ritual
3.    Shadow Realm
4.    Crystalline Flower
5.    Dark Star
6.    Liquid Princess
7.    St Lucia
8.    Lithium Blade
9.    Sweet Temperance
10.    Cursed From A Kiss
11.    Blood Lust
12.    Dancing With Vampires
13.    Ruby Star (Lyrics Written by myself & Black Angel October 2004)

Yes! I do have my work cut out for me don’t I?  Hopefully my other PC which has a few recordings on can be repaired  (I will find out on Tuesday) This one has various recordings of my heavier tunes “Liquid Princess” & “St Lucia” but knowing me I’ll probably start again from scratch (I’m a hopeless perfectionist & probably won’t care much for my old recordings... I never do as can always spot what can & should be improved on),,,

Right! I’ve no time for this when I could be drinking Earl Grey tea & practicing scales!

Dark blessings

Bella xxx




New Year

Posted by [email protected] on January 11, 2013 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)
Dear fello fiends!

I hope you've all managed to survive Christmas & New Year relatively unscathed? 
Thankfully I did (just about!)...Well it's already January 11th & time to resume normal activities, whatever that is!  
Well for me it's getting back to music recording & rehearsing & hopefully fitting in some open mic nights too...
Currently I'm working on a solo set using my 12 string Daisy Rock guitar, still alternative gothic rock but a little toned down...
I will still be working with other musicians to prepare for live shows this year but have yet to decide on the final line up & 
still not found a keyboard player...
temporary delays I hope!

Happy New Year to everyone wishing you all a creative & productive one.... & dark blessings...


Bella x

My Video Diary is here!

Posted by [email protected] on September 13, 2012 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

I've finally got around to recording a diary entry despite it feeling a bit silly and un-natural I've made a short clip of my attempts at a vocal exercise as much as anything else to track my progress since being unwell with persistant trachietis this year ...

I aim to get my full Mezza Soprano vocal range back over the next few months whilst also rehearsing with session musicans in preparation for live shows commencing in 2013... desperately looking forward to playing live again but over the worse of my illness now and highly motivated to get cracking on with the music...

Dark blessings

Bella x


Session Musicians for 2013 live shows

Posted by [email protected] on September 13, 2012 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

I'm still looking for session players for 2013 live shows, anyone interested please email me or leave a comment as the more potential players I have in my contacts the more opportunites for gigs/festivals/radio etc...  All session musicians will be paid 50% of my fee of which will be shared between them equally....

And, WHERE ARE ALL YOU KEYBOARD/PIANISTS' ???

Dark blessings...

Bella xxx

Dark Pursuits!

Posted by [email protected] on August 15, 2012 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Despite being stupidly unwell I did make it to Bloodstock after all ... lots of promo flyers were distributed to the lovely festival crowd.

 

Completely unable to record any vocals as a result of my poor health, I have been busy with other dark pursuits!  Mostly, working on updating my "youtube" channel "ImmortelleTV" which has suffered greatly from neglection & therefore not linked to here as yet... in due course it will be so expect some doom & gloom via my channel...  I have plenty of ideas for shows & short films so watch this space...

 

Dark Blessings

 

Bella x

Current Projects

Posted by [email protected] on August 9, 2012 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Due to illness unfortunately I am unable to go to Bloodstock... WOE!

Therefore in order to avoid the misery of being stuck in at home I am keeping myself busy with my current recording project... a 3-5 track EP I am working on bass & keyboard tracks for Anubis, Crystalline Flower & Dark Star...

I hope to be doing vocals again as soon as possible but continuing trouble with "Tracheitis"  ...  (A windpipe inflamation for those that don't know!) I'm unable to record any new vocal tracks at present...

I have begun work on the CD artwork but due to the unpredictability of my vocal chords I have no clue as to when the EP will be completed...However it will be available as a digital download as well as an actual really real CD!!!

Other design work I'm indulging in is an "Artist" logo... this may take some time to complete as working on my own font which is not easy!

Signed & personalized photos will be ready to go in my "Candy Shop" very soon, I just need to re-size some images and check the print quality...

Dark Blessings

Bella xxx

Promotional Flyers on order!!!

Posted by [email protected] on July 21, 2012 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Greetings fello fiends,

I have just completed my promotional flyer design images and hope to receive 1000 flyers very soon so I can unleash some more doom and gloom to the World... which I will mostly be doing at Bloodstock Festival ...

Dark blessings to all ...

Bella xxx




Welcome to my alternative world of gothic music & imagery...

Posted by [email protected] on January 1, 2012 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

In a moment of desperation & dispair on the very eve of the apocalyptic year 2012 I made it my goal to have a alternative, gothic, burlesque website... blending haunting lyrics & music with gothic glamour as well as edgy alternative photo sets... despite the impending doom that is 2012 plus being in it's very early stages of development...unto the wicked worldwide web...


Bellaimmortelle.com spews forth...


Dark Blessings
Bella

~X~



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