Diamanda Galás

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Diamanda Galás (born August 29, 1955) is an American avant-garde soprano, composer, pianist, organist, performance artist, and painter.

Galás has been described as "capable of the most unnerving vocal terror". Her works largely concentrate on the topics of AIDS, mental illness, despair, injustice, condemnation, and loss of dignity. She has worked with many avant-garde composers, including Iannis Xenakis, Vinko Globokar and John Zorn, and also collaborated with jazz musician Bobby Bradford, and John Paul Jones, former bassist of Led Zeppelin.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1982 The Litanies of Satan Diamanda Galás 5
1984 Diamanda Galás Diamanda Galás 1
1986 The Divine Punishment Diamanda Galás 2
1986 Saint of the Pit Diamanda Galás 2
1988 You Must Be Certain of the Devil Diamanda Galás 1
1993 Vena Cava Diamanda Galás 2
1994 The Sporting Life Diamanda Galás with John Paul Jones 3
2003 Defixiones, Will and Testament Diamanda Galás 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 The Divine Punishment & Saint of the Pit Diamanda Galás 2
1993 Masque of the Red Death Diamanda Galás 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Plague Mass Diamanda Galás 3
1992 The Singer Diamanda Galás 2
1996 Schrei X Diamanda Galás 1
1998 Malediction and Prayer Diamanda Galás 1
2003 La Serpenta canta Diamanda Galás 2
2008 Guilty Guilty Guilty Diamanda Galás 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Do You Take This Man? Diamanda Galás with John Paul Jones 1
2015 Supra Summus Caffeine Mit Cocaine feat. Diamanda Galás 1

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