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.
Fairy Talesis definitely a concept album: a trip throughout the
Dantean Hell, tormented by passion, anguish and insanity, where the
character of Virgil is surprisingly replaced by an unusual
bewitching vampire fairy.
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
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
METAL HAMMER April 2003: "A charming vampire concept story,
composed by Spanish writer Julio Angel Olivares Merino represents
the basis for the extraordinary 'A Whisper of Dew',
second album by Mandragora Scream, one of the most appealing gothic
bands who grew up in our peninsula…"
METAL SHOCK March 2003: "Fortified by the success of their debut
album 'Fairy Tales From Hell's Caves', both in terms of critics and
audience, Mandragora Scream are finally back after two years of
silence with their new 'A Whisper of Dew'…..".
ROCK SOUND March 2003 : "Plunged deeply in their vampire world
since 'Fairy Tales Form Hell's Caves', Mandragora Scream are back
on the scene to have themselves newly acclaimed. Their latest
'Whisper of Dew' is proposing different shades and