A quator revolving mostly around the eccentric looks of Sean Cronin (lead vocalist) and Baz Downes (bass) who wrote most of the music and lyrics. They released four LPs and a fistfull of 7",12"and EP's until 1998.
The first two albums, "Ave Dementia" (1990) and "The Book of Shadows"(1992) were an example of absolutely awesome gothic rock full of guitars, dark vocals and passion styled with a pinch of punk. Excellent goth-n-roll really worth listening to if you haven't yet!
Like several other similar acts after enjoying some success in the gothic club realm, they moved towards a more metal sound with their last two LP's "Rise" (1995) and "Carousel"(1998).
Baz Downes passed a few years ago and Sean Cronin is out there somewhere... lost in the drift...
Check their discography on: http://www.discogs.com/artist/Marionettes%2C+The