Bella Morte is a gothic band that was formed in 1996 in Charlottesville, Virginia. They also incorporate elements of metal, punk, darkwave, death rock, industrial, and synthpop.  The name is Italian for "beautiful death."
Currently signed to Metropolis Records, they previously released albums through their own label, Some Wear Leather, and also through Cleopatra Records. In early Fall of 2006, Metropolis Records confirmed that Bella Morte had reached number one on the Metropolis Records Preorder sales list with their new album Bleed the Grey Sky Black, which was released on October 10th 2006.
Bassist and co-founder Gopal Metro decided to leave the band, playing his last show on March 10, 2007 in the band's hometown of Charlottesville. At the same show, vocalist Andy Deane announced that Tony Pugh would replace Gopal on bass. Gopal has since formed the band IDIL with former members of the Charlottesville band In Tenebris.
Bella Morte has gained a strong following in the underground music scene via word-of-mouth and their still-growing street team, lovingly called "The Fallen."