Sounds and Shadows Darkscene Chart

Recently on the Sounds and Shadows group we had a discussion about the place of “Charts” like the DAC in the modern scene. A way to keep your finger on the pulse and help DJs see what tracks are trending by people in the know. I took a poll of our group of Dj’s, Musicians, Labels, PR companies, and superfans to pick their hottest releases in Sept-Oct of the modern Darkscene. We had a ton of stellar releases that were discussed but I have taken the top 10 chosen. I plan to do this once a month.

  1. Moris BlakCandyman
  2. The Joy ThievesNemesis – Armalyte Industries
  3. StoneburnerApex Predator – COP International
  4. ActorsLove You More – Artoffact Records
  5. WingtipsRun For Shelter – Artoffact Records
  6. BootblacksThin Skies (Twin Tribes Remix) – Artoffact Records
  7. Curse MackeyLacerations – Negative Gain
  8. Angelspit – Don’t Know Zero – BLACKPILLREDPILL
  9. Gasoline InvertebrateScarlet Slip feat Chris Connelly (iVardensphere Remix) – Tigersquawk Records
  10. Dread RisksTrauma Ties – Re:Mission Entertainment

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Gasoline Invertebrate – Scarlet Slip feat Chris Connelly (iVardensphere Remix)

Keep growing the scene, keep supporting great music. If you want to vote in next months S & S Darkscene chart join up on facebook and submit your song.

Sounds and Shadows Podcast

Our podcasts have been really improving. Having interviews that are a real conversation with some of the artists I love and give all their fans a feeling of knowing them on a personal level. I wanted to compile them all in one place that give you the opportunity to find and enjoy them.

2/25/21 Grabyourface – Talented French artists Marie Dragontown on Negative Gain. Talking about their breakthrough album Sea, France, and their favorite pizza.

2/19/21 Tear Down The Wall discussion with Russ Robinson (Infectious Groves Podcast) and Dan Milligan (The Joy Thieves). Here we discuss the charity compilation of Industrial artists put out by Riveting Records in Colorado that has a cover version of every song on Pink Floyd‘s iconic album “The Wall

2/5/21 Programable Animal – Here we talk with Dropsea of the Chicago based industrial band. We talk about their vision and experience creating One Step to Hell on Negative Gain.

1/29/21 The Blue Hour – Video Premier of their song “Cold Bare” Also how they met and found love in the most amazing meet cute story of Sounds and Shadows history.

1/27/21 Matt Fanale of Caustic/ Klack – Talking about his projects, history, and balancing home life, Industrial Gossip, and rock stardom.

12/22/2020 Rodney Orpheus from The Cassandra Complex – Amazing interview with one of the godfathers of goth. Telling stories of meeting Andrew Eldrich, their new album, predicting the attack on our Capital, and the past and present of Goth.

12/14/20 Interview with Der Prosector – Talking about punk rock, Armilyte Records, British Premier League, and the power of curry.

12/7/20 Reaction to “Love U More” video by Actors

12/2/20 Reaction Video to My Chemical Romance – We tried catching up on the emo classic and give thoughts as elder goths hearing MCR for the first time.

11/18/20 Raymond Watts <PIG> – Talks about his newest album Pain is God, his history, addition, and production techniques.

10/17/20 Interview with Vazum – Talk about the Detroit scene, their Halloween album, influences, and collecting dead things.

9/28/20 Interview with Caroline Blind of Sunshine Blind – Amazing interview discussing goth history, family, her new album, and breaking ground in the goth scene.

8/14/20 Interview with Bootblacks – Talking about their new album, where Panthers name came from, touring, and working with Jason Corbet.

7/23/20 Interview with Crying Vessel – Talk about the new album, video production, horror movies, and working with Dean Garcia of Curve.

6/25/20 Interview with Dogtablet Martin King (Test Dept) and Jared Louche (Chemlab) – Where they discuss history on the road, their song writing, snowball fights with Trent Reznor, Jared’s Shoes, and rescuing dogs.

5/25/20 Interview with Empathy Test feat. Isaac Howlett, Chrisy Lopez, and Oliver Marson – We discuss films, their groundbreaking album Monsters, futbal, how Ollie is a stalker and potential murderer.

5/20/20 Interview with Suzy and Andy of Cold Transmission records – About building the label and being a family in the modern music scene.

5/17/20 Interview with Pedro Code of IAMTHESHADOW – Our first video interview to discuss Pitchblack, song writing, Love, passion, and life in Portugal.

Sounds and Shadows Podcast #8 Featuring Elz and The Cult

Sounds and Shadows podcast With Elz and The Cult.

Here we discuss the past and future of the Turkish underground scene, meeting heroes, German airport rescues, family, their new album and upcoming Cold Transmission tour, as well as play some great bands. You don’t want to miss this.

The Raws – Lovely Turkish Batcave Horror punk

ART DIKTATOR – Psyco disco: like ABBA but full of delicious pain

Etnik Sentetik – Hard, mean, fast, old-school industrial mixed with delicious 90’s dance sounds

Sounds and Shadows joins (The Belfry Network)

Since starting Sounds and Shadows, I have been re-immersing myself into the goth subculture, old and new. Part of that was listening to other podcasts on a variety of dark related topics: I’ve always felt if you want to be a better writer, you must read good writers. I have found the same logic holds true for making a podcast. Part of that research led me to “Cemetery Confessions” the #1 goth podcast in the world, so I was thrilled when they reached out and told me they had really enjoyed our podcast and would like us to be in their club of immense darkness. As I got to know some of the other podcasts in the group, I figured I should take some time to share them with you.

Cemetery Confessions: Daniel Ford has built an amazing following and earned the respect of artists, musicians, and fans the world over. He has widely varied guests from the scene. Discusses topics like “Gatekeeping” “The Evolution of Goth” “Native Goth” which are well thought out and researched. A wonderful blend of humorous and informative with lots of the best in new and old Goth. There is a good reason Cemetery Confession’s really sets the standard for this genre.

Rose Sinister Vampire Podcast

Rose Sinister: So a lot of goth culture tends to focus on the music or fashion. Yet literature has always been an important part of the scene and of building the aesthetic. This podcast focuses on vampires and macabre culture in books.

The Morbid Curiosity – This really cool podcast focuses on the history and stories of the dark and dangerous parts of the human mind. Great research and fascinating subjects.

Horror – This is a really cool discussion and review page for horror novels and movies. They also have some excellent musical interludes like Valentine Wolfe. Run by Emerian Rich from San Fran. She is passionate about the spook and really gets great discussion going.

Gothcast – Dr. Sanders runs this awesome goth podcast I had been listening to for a while. It has several pieces on goth music history, books, the scene, new music. They really do their homework. If you are finding goth and weren’t born in 1973 this is a great place to learn and speak like an old soul.

The Green Widow

Necromancy Radio – Australian podcast and blog by The Green Widow. Really cool discussion on the goth music scene. I also like all the goth AF jewelry she makes and sells on the site. She does fabulous interviews with bands that really give an in depth look. I want to hear her interview The Ghost of Bela Lugosi

 Marlena Midnite and Robyn Graves

Midnite Lounge – I really like the perspective of two younger goth voices. They talk about a lot of pop culture with darker themes. Lots of TV discussion, movies, and general spook.

I Confess – Dj Gomez from Cemetery Confessions Mark does some quick hits about a variety of topics in the goth culture. Interested and open minded takes. I like that a DJ you would expect to hear primarily on music from gives some opinion pieces.


Gothropology – Ok I loved this podcast. It was something that crossed over Rachel and my interest. Talking about history and culture. Goth parenting, social constructs, feminism and in general studying the true cultural aspects.

Mikhail Büer

The Dark Light – This is an awesome music show with some of the best in new and old dark music. In fact I really need to send them an Amaranth album. It opened with a goth cover of Backstreet Boys so obviously I am here for this. No discussion just music but great music.

Sounds and Shadows – Now we are here. I assume if you are reading this then you know us. However we do Reviews, Interviews, news, and podcasts of everything happening in the world of Goth/Industrial/Edm/Synthwave/Postpunk/Darkwave/Shoegaze and more.

The podcast scene is a new one for us and I am proud to be with such fine creatures of darkness and delight.