This page is dedicated to bringing attention to and shining a light on the underground.Although we do tend to focus on newer bands and artist I would like to take a moment to introduce you to some artists of the past that may have escaped your radar.
The goth scene seems to be a little stuck, just repeating the same old Sisters Of Mercy records and this has been touched upon in a previous Editorial article so I won
t get too deep into that in particular.I often spend several hours just hunting the interwebs for specifically 80s bands that didn`t get the same exposure as others or maybe didnt stick around long enough for that to even be a possbility. In my musical hunts I have stumbled upon some lost treasures and that is what I want to present here now.
Where informaton is available I will attempt to provide what I can as far as period of activity, discography and line-up.
These will be presented in no particular order although I will say my personal favourites include CORTEX and ROSEGARDEN FUNERAL : )
Remain In Silence
Seven Rooms (1985)Monuments (1985)
This Is The Place Where Resistance Got Lost (1987)
The Comfort Of Strangers (2001)
Lonesome Hours – The Seven Rooms & Monuments Recordings (2013)
And The Soul Goes On (2016)
Active:1983 – ??
Lineup: Buchwald (Guitars) Gimpel (Vocals)
Genre: Post Punk/Goth Rock/Darkwave
Spinal Injuries (1983)
Live At Urania (1984)
Cortex/Mystikens Vacuum (1984)
You Can`t Kill The Boogeyman (1986)
Active: Early 80s – ??
Members (First album line-up) :
Freddie Wadling (Vocals, Keys/Synth)
Uno Wall (Drums)
Gerth Svensson (Guitar/Strings)
Conny Jörneryd (Percussion)
Michael Örthendahl (Synthesizer/Strings)
Origin: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Genre: Gothic Rock/Post Punk
Early Demos (1986)
These Haunted Hours (1988)
Origin: Barnsley, United Kingdom
Genre: Post Punk
Dean Peckett (vocals, bass)
Brian Bettney (Guitar)
Dean Ormston (Drums)
The Return E.P. (1985)
Bites & Stabs (1985)
Torn In Two (1986)
The Preachers Of Twilight
Lineup: 1988-1990 (????)
Garance Daniel (Vocals/Keyboards)
Astilly Laurent (Bass/Guitar)
On The Razors Edge (1988)
Spiral Jetty was pretty awesome back in the day.
Here is their reunion gig from a few years back.