Origin: Los Angeles, California
Genre: Deathrock, Punk rock
Years active: 1981-1988
Del Mar Richardson
Cathy Flanga (AKA: Cat Noel)
1981 – Hell Comes to Your House (compilation)
1982 – Cry For Help, Bemisbrain Records
1983 – Souls that Save
1993 – Love and Pain
1995 – Gothic Rock Volume 2: 80’s Into 90’s
2006 – Anthology
The Super Heroines was a deathrock trio formed in Los Angeles, California during the early 1980s. However, unlike other early deathrock bands such as Christian Death and 45 Grave, Super Heroines did not carry on a traditional Goth sound, instead a more punk style metal inspired by The Runaways.
Its original lineup featured Eva O (guitar and vocals), Sandra Ross (bass), and Del Mar Richardson (drums). Other members of the group have included bassist Jill Emery and drummers Steve Darrow and Cathy Flanga.
Both Jill Emery and Eva O went on to play with Rozz Williams (from fellow Deathrock band Christian Death) in his next band, Shadow Project, during the 1990s.
Eva O also played in Christian Death in the early 1980s and is currently the vocalist for Christian Death 1334, a touring and recording version of Christian Death with the members of the Only Theatre of Pain album.
Emery also played bass with the Alternative rock band Hole on their 1991 debut album “Pretty on the Inside”, as well as playing bass in Mazzy Star and Teardrain.
Darrow went on to play in Hollywood Rose, the pre-Guns N’ Roses band that featured Axl Rose and Izzy Stradlin.
Cathy Flanga disappeared from the LA music scene and re-appeared as Cat Noel at Vermont based radio station WEQX. She would later move to the Capital region of New York and become one half of the “Darwin and Cat” morning show on WZMR, the Edge, in New York. During her stint at The Edge, Noel appeared on ABC Television’s Wife Swap as a shock jock who traded lives with a woman who ran a pet crematorium. She returned to Southern California shortly before The Edge became a country station called “The Cat”. The Darwin and Cat Radio Show returned in January 2012 as an Internet-based show.