Devil Doll is an Italian-Slovenian experimental rock band formed in March 1987 by Mr. Doctor. The band has gained a cult following, taking influences from gothic rock, classical and slavonic folk music, fronted by the sprechgesang of Mr. Doctor. The band was named in homage to the 1936 Tod Browning movie of the same name. Devil Doll albums were released in limited quantities on Hurdy Gurdy records, a label started by Devil Doll fans and based in Italy. Since 1996's album Dies Irae no new recordings have been released by Devil Doll. Mr. Doctor has stated he has lost his interest in composing and recording new music, so releases featuring new material seem highly unlikely. There are however several unreleased Devil Doll/Mr. Doctor albums in the archives. Of every Devil Doll album a subedition of ten copies was created featuring the album in a velvet box with hand made inserts. These subeditions were made exclusively available to band members.