||A perennial presence on the UK Goth scene
since their foundation in 1982, the Fiends invite you to a dark circus
where the clowns have taken over and someone's put something nasty
in your soda. Goth simply wouldn't be the same without their groovy
||Respected English electronic project whose
evocative classical flourishes have endeared them to the Goth crowd.
Esoteric and intriguing, Attrition are capable of conjuring driving
dance as well as ambient and electronic moods.
||AOD really are a hybrid, manipulating loops and grooves
from Industrial, Trance, drum'n'bass and adding Acid or Rebirth bass
lines, classical instruments, ethnic sounds, the list is endless!
||Whether they like it or not, these arthouse
rockers became the godfathers of Goth courtesy of THAT hypnotic Bela
Lugosi dirge and frontman Pete Murphy's striking cheekbones. Monoliths
in the history of modern Goth.
tape for a blue girl
||A trip into the vulnerable inner self courtesy
of keyboard maestro Sam Rosenthal's touchingly personal compositions.
Dreamy, ambient electronica rather than industrial angst.
||Distinctive multi-coloured stalwarts of
the UK indie scene, some of whose darker moments have endeared them
to the Goth crowd, but were too fey and fickle to ever please the
purists. A psychedelic curate's egg.
||What Siouxsie did next... Alongside tribal
percussionist Budgie, while the divine Ms Sioux may be more alternative
than Goth these days (maybe she always was) her band continues to
delight more broadminded denizens of the dark.
||A pop band as far as many purists are concerned,
be that as it may Robert Smith's crew have introduced a welcome, and
often claustrophobically introspective dose of style and thought into
the music charts, taking many black-clad creatures of the night along
for the ride.
||In there at the start, both of the punk
and Goth scenes, and worthy of your respect for that alone, though
always rather too brash to be Goth and too classy to be punk. Dave
Vanian personified the male proto-Goth almost as much as Siouxsie
Sioux set the template for the Goth babe. And they're still going
||This site is arguably the definitive Dead
Can Dance resource just as Dead Can Dance were arguably the definitive
ambient act. The sumptuous sounds of this duo somehow feel more authentic
than the real medieval, arabic and folk influences they draw upon.
||Hard, hard-hitting industrial music,
with strictly German lyrics adding to the harsh, foreign atmosphere. Official site.
||Avant-garde instrumentalists from Germany
whose marriage of Darkwave and Techno is just perfect for the dingy
dancefloors of Europe's alternative scene.
||Einstürzende Neubauten have long made a career
of taking a wrecking ball to the staid towers of musical convention.
Their seminal industrial excess having become a musical institution
in Germany. Official site.
||A hellish carnival of psychedelic Satanism,
where electronic and industrial elements are whipped into shape by
exuberant rock guitars. Not only does the Devil have all the best
tunes, but he obviously has the most fun playing them!
||If occultism is your bag, then musical
mystics Garden of Delight should intrigue you, having blurred the
barriers between recording, performance and magical ritual. They concentrate
on the darker end of the spectrum, exploring the work of 'Great Beast'
Aleister Crowley and evoking the malign gods created by horror author
H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos.
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