Bella Morte is a gothic band that was formed in 1996 in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. They incorporate elements of metal, darkwave, deathrock, alternative and synthpop. The band's name means "beautiful death" in Italian. According to Andy Deane, the name was chosen to "suggest that beauty can be found in tragedy", which is a theme occurring in every Bella Morte album.
As of 2015, they are signed to Metropolis Records. Bella Morte previously released albums through their own label, Some Wear Leather, and through Cleopatra Records. In early fall 2006, Metropolis Records announced that Bella Morte had reached number one on the company's pre-order sales list with their new album, Bleed the Grey Sky Black, which was released on October 10, 2006.
The bass guitarist and co-founder Gopal Metro decided to leave the band, playing his last show on March 10, 2007, in Charlottesville. At the same show, the vocalist Andy Deane announced that Tony Pugh would replace Metro. At the beginning of summer 2008 it was announced that Jordan Marchini would not be touring with the band any longer. He returned in 2011.
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".