Black Magdalene is an organic darkwave ensemble, whose soundscape of haunting middle eastern tones and rhythms luxuriously navigate between dark, atmospheric percussion and beautifully intricate instrumentation.
Based in Eugene Oregon, the group was formed Beltane 2011 by Star Wrey of Splendor & the Resistance and Victor St. Petersburg of Defeating the Purpose.
Joining the group for live performances are veteran dancers; Lindy Comrada and Regina Anne. These enchanting ladies weave an ethereal tribal fusion dance spectacle of original choreography inspired by interpretations of the music accompanied by Christopher Pfeffer of Ala Nar on Arabic darbuka.
“… the exotic sounds of Black Magdalene, winding through a songbook of dark intrigue and slinky beckoning. (Their version of The Rolling Stones’ “Paint It, Black” adeptly fulfills the original’s Middle Eastern yearnings.)” – Cory Frye, The Entertainer, Corvallis Gazette-Times (Mar 01, 2012)