About Us

Rachel and Ken in Athens Greece

Sounds and Shadows is page dedicated to sharing the music and stories of all genres dark and intense. . A few years back I felt something stirring in the dark emotional music I loved. A move back into the forefront of Goth/Industrial/Post Punk/ColdWave/Darkwave/EDM ect. So many new bands were bursting on the scene it became difficult to find and appreciate everything I was hearing. Yet when I went in search of music review pages that too had changed. The world had become quick blurbs and online media posts. I got it in my head to start writing about everything I was hearing and what those beautiful sounds made me feel. I brought in other voices to expand the scope . I found I was not alone. People who had a hunger for reviews that went into more than a brief synopsis and took a deeper look at the vision we took away from these artists. Now we have a podcast that gives a voice for artists to share music that they love. As long as you keep reading and listening. We will keep searching for sounds that make us feel.

We are not journalists. We are musicians, fans, and just people passionate about sharing new music from all over the world. to Each album is listened to a minimum of 5 times. I don’t have time to do that for something I don’t love. That’s why you will not see reviews of bands we don’t like. We share what we love, we share what moves us, we are always searching for more. I hope you find something here that you love too.

Our Writers:

Ken Magerman – Lead singer of the band Amaranth. I was an English minor in college at Western Michigan University and can’t write for shit. Now I work for a bank and drink red wine and blather about bands I love to anyone who will listen. I’ve seen more bands in 42 years than any lucky human has a right to claim. Editor and reviewer of the page. Primary genres covered Goth, Industrial, Post Punk, Industrial, Cold Wave, Synthwave, Pop, Brit pop, Electronica, Post modern Christian Grindcore. TubPunk
Rachel Pool – Like, literally…The Worst™. College dropout. Language and history buff. Can drink you under the table. Don’t say ‘No’ if she asks if you’re hungry. Primary genres covered: New Wave, Shoegaze, Metal, World Beat, Coldwave, Riot Grrl.

Ivan Delint – Singer/guitar player for Warsaw Pact. Too handsome for his own good. Has a firmer grasp of guitar pedal culture than makes good sense. Primary Genres covered Post Punk, Avant Garde, New Wave, Glam, Electronica.

Collin Schipper – Wizard of all technical aspects and consultant on how the music reviewed is actually produced. He is also the bass player of Amaranth and my bestie 🙂 Primary Genres: Industrial, Goth, EDM, Metal, and Katy Perry

Katy Knal May – Singer/Songwriter for Katy Needs A Life. Dj and Vinyl aficionado. Glorious ball of searing light in human form. Primary Genres: Dream Pop, Shoegaze, Indie, Glam, Punk, Synthwave.

Adrian Kjosnes – Hailing from Bergen the dark specter of Carrion NO. He has a deep history and understanding of the noisier chaotic side of darkness. Specialties include: Aggrotech, Industrial, Noise Music, EDM.

Steven Archer – Is a renaissance artists of multiple mediums and genres. Visual Art, poetry, video, and music. His projects include Ego Likeness, Stoneburner, and several projects he contributes on. Specialties include Industrial, Electronic, Goth, Synthwave, and he invented Wolfcore.

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