Rizz and Matt talk about VOWWS

Rizz and Matt talk about VOWWS

  This March the fairly enigmatic, yet increasingly popular Australian duo VOWWS, who currently reside in Los Angeles, released their second full-length album Under The World. Music critics have been trying to define the sound of VOWWS by comparing them with the possible music influences. However, one can’t describe their work so easily. It is generated from the combination of outside inputs and personalities of Matt and Rizz which make their work sound so genuine…

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Angelo Bergamini and Elena Alice Fossi talk about Kirlian Camera

Angelo Bergamini and Elena Alice Fossi talk about Kirlian Camera

  Kirlian Camera’s latest album Hologram Moon was released on 26 January on Dependent Records. We took the opportunity to ask the band a few questions regarding their past, present and future. Kirlian Camera is the band of the outstanding reputation and legacy; their music expression exceeds the interest of gothic music fans. However, most of their performances are visited by those of the “darker” sensibility and taste. 1. Ever since you started the project,…

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Mychael Ghost talks about Astari Nite

Mychael Ghost talks about Astari Nite

  Astari Nite are a rising band from Miami. Formed in 2008, their blend of new-wave and post-punk is inspired by iconic acts like The Cure, New Order, Depeche Mode, and Placebo. As a consequence, Astari Nite offer a timeless combination of thoughtful lyricism, stirring vocals, and 80’s instrumentalism. Victoria Fenbane caught up with lead vocalist Mychael Ghost, after Astari Nite had returned home from their debut UK tour with Das Ich. Mychael revealed the…

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She Past Away – interview

She Past Away – interview

  Although She Past Away come from Turkey, their dark-wave and post-punk sound resonates with the gothic audience all over the world. They already won our hearts with their first album Belirdi Gece, released in 2012. The band started playing more extensively in Europe and we soon had the opportunity to see them on stage. The second album Narin Yalnızlık was received with enthusiasm and the band continued putting out successful shows. In 2017 the…

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Jack Duckworth talks about Soft Riot

Jack Duckworth talks about Soft Riot

  Soft Riot is a solo project of the Canadian artist Jack Duckworth (JJD). However, Jack has been living in the UK for the past decade where he became a notable part of the synth music scene. His sound is rather distinguishable; it’s described as minimal synth art-punk disco by the artist. Although one can hear various musical influences in his work, Soft Riot’s artistic expression has its own distinctive signature. Jack is undoubtedly inspired…

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Sascha Konietzko gives us the latest on KMFDM

Sascha Konietzko gives us the latest on KMFDM

  KMFDM is undoubtedly one of the most prominent bands in the history of industrial music. The group is founded and lead by the German multi-instrumentalist and a diverse artist Sascha Konietzko. KMFDM have been active since the 80s, first as a performance art project. Sascha collaborated with other multimedia artists to create the unique performances. Their first album Opium (1984) was released in a limited run of cassettes and distributed through the Hamburg club…

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Richard Silverthorn of Mesh on “Gothic Meets Classic” and the “Live at Neues Gewandhaus Leipzig” album

Richard Silverthorn of Mesh on “Gothic Meets Classic” and the “Live at Neues Gewandhaus Leipzig” album

  Bristol’s best know synthpop act Mesh, have released a new album, and it’s quite different from previous releases. It features songs recorded at the 2015 Gothic Meets Classic event, where Mesh performed new arrangements of their songs by classical producer and pianist Conrad Oleak, with a 65 piece orchestra. Alongside the live recording are three additional reworked songs, which were recorded  in the studio with a smaller ensemble and piano. The album comes in a variety of physical media options for the dedicated…

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Tony Wakeford talks about Sol Invictus

Tony Wakeford talks about Sol Invictus

  On 11 April Sol Invictus played at The Underworld in London, where they were accompanied by Of the Wand & the Moon and King Dude. After the show, I asked Tony Wakeford, the driving force behind the band, to kindly answer a few questions for us. I have been following Sol Invictus since my early 20s and at that time I was completely unaware that Tony had in fact started his music career in…

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Infest Festival – interview

Infest Festival – interview

  Infest is an annual three-day music festival held at the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom. It was born in 1998 through the initiative of three students of the University of Bradford and the Students’ Union Entertainments manager. During the years, the festival changed its orientation from goth and darkwave style to electronic genres, such as synthpop, EBM, power noise, future pop, but it also kept its interest in the industrial music genre….

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Interview with Mortiis: All you ever wanted to know and then some more

Interview with Mortiis: All you ever wanted to know and then some more

  Since I first heard The Smell of Rain, shortly after which I saw Mortiis performing live, I have always been intrigued by his music and his image. I knew very little about him at that time, but what I discovered was even more intriguing. Mortiis came out of the black metal band, yet he sounded nothing like that. His first records were dark and ambiental, each consisting of two 20-30 minute long tracks. After…

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