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Emilie Autumn (born

September 22, 1979 in Malibu, California) is a singer and violinist, currently living in Chicago. She is known for her theatrical performance style.

Early life At 15, Autumn enrolled at the prestigious Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana but left after two years, when a scandal occurred because Autumn had taken a liking to wearing combat boots and corsets, which the staff of the school did not agree with, so Autumn left.

Returning home to Los Angeles, Autumn's interests spread to early music (period performance of Baroque and Renaissance) as well as rock, industrial, metal, and gothic music. She was signed to a label during this time, but left due to issues pertaining to artistic control. She independently released a classical album.

Autumn went on to develop her vocal skills and relocated to Chicago to establish her own label called (Traitor Records), releasing a classical violin recording, On a Day..., as well as Enchant (2003), which showcased her unique brand of gothic-alternative music.

Rise to fame (2003��"2005)

Though an active performer and recording artist with a cult following of her own, Autumn first gained widespread notoriety in 2003 when she was discovered by former Hole frontwoman Courtney Love, who brought Autumn to France to work with on her debut solo album, America's Sweetheart. Autumn then toured with Courtney as part of the all-female band The Chelsea, making appearances on The Tonight Show and the Late Show with David Letterman. Through Courtney, Autumn became acquainted with Billy Corgan. When The Chelsea's tour was halted due to Love's multiple legal issues, Autumn returned to Chicago and began working with Corgan. "DIA," a song from his solo album TheFutureEmbrace, features her violin and backing vocals. On December 23, 2004, Autumn performed with Corgan and Dennis DeYoung on the WGN Morning Show in Chicago. She continued to work with him until the spring of 2005. As a part of her "punktorian" fashion label WillowTech House, she designed costumes for his "Walking Shade" video in March 2005. They severed ties soon after that.[citation needed]

Later solo career (2005��"present)

Autumn was finally able to return to working on her own album in September 2005. She began the full-time recording of Opheliac at Mad Villain Studios in Chicago. Her new work is in a darker and more aggressive vein than her previous work, incorporating the industrial genre, growling vocals, and her trademark violin into a new genre she calls "victoriandustrial". In late 2005 she added a backup band to her lineup, consisting of cellist Lady Joo Hee as well as another vocalist, Mistress Tristan, and she refers to both of them as "The Bloody Crumpets". On August 18, 2006, Autumn announced that she was releasing a double-disc deluxe edition of her Opheliac album, with additional liner notes and CD-ROM extras including photos, makeup application tips, and poetry.

Autumn and the Bloody Crumpets performed the new material on the WGN Morning Show on January 12, 2006, followed by a sold-out performance at The Double Door on the 13th. A special fans-only EP was released in spring 2006 under her own label. Autumn has just recorded a new two-disc album called Laced/Unlaced. "Laced", (the first disc) is an entirely classical collection, led by baroque violin. "Unlaced" (Disc 2) is her trademark 'violindustrial' style, and she plays an electric violin, which she calls her 'shreddolin'. It was available for pre-order and was shipped on March 30, 2007.

During June, July, and August of 2007, Autumn will be on tour in Europe to promote her album Opheliac. She will be playing in Germany, Austria, England, and Holland. During her acts, she will be accompanied by her new Bloody Crumpets: Lady Vecona, Little Lucina, and Lady Aprella.

Television appearances

Autumn was featured in an episode of HGTV's That's Clever (then Crafters Coast To Coast), creating a pair of "Floral Tea Party Fairy Wings" and sushi soap available from her fashion/lifestyle label, WillowTech House.

Autumn has been a guest artist on the Adult Swim cartoon Metalocalypse, in which she performed all violins as the London Philharmonic Orchestra in the episode "Fatkid at the Detharmonic".

Discography

Albums and EPs

  • On A Day... - (1997)
  • Enchant - (2003)
  • Opheliac EP - (2006)
  • Opheliac - (2006)

Singles

  • Chambermaid EP - (2002)
  • By The Sword - (2003)
  • Liar/Dead Is The New Alive EP - (2007)

Special Editions

  • Opheliac (Digipak double disc edition)
  • Laced/Unlaced (Hardcover book edition)

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