Gothtober 2017 – 16th of October / No More – Suicide Commando

Let’s do the time-warp again…! Yeah. Man, that’s an old song. And not one that would have been grouped under the (back then not even established) Goth umbrella. But it didn’t just inspire a few mad Belgians’ band name, with its international success it paved the way for Darkwave to evolve. While it itself was … Continue reading

Gothtober 2017 – 15th of October / Apoptygma Berzerk – Until The End Of The World

Goths do many things. Goth is not just music, Goth is also fashion and lifestyle and literature and visual art and worldview and style. Sometimes it’s subdued, other times it’s transgressive. Sometimes it’s macabre, other times it’s romantic. Sometimes it’s angry, other times it’s gentle. But almost always, it combines more than one thing into … Continue reading

Gothtober 2017 – 14th of October / The Sisters of Mercy – Temple of Love (Extended 1992 Version)

I almost couldn’t decide upon which song to use today. So I went for another “Must Have”, iconic, goth song. (Also, for another remix/alternate version, because when I latch on to a theme, I tend to keep chewing on it. ;) ) So. Andrew Eldritch. Goth icon. Magnificent bastard. Utter asshole. Here we have a … Continue reading

Gothtober 2017 – 13th of October / Type 0 Negative – Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare-All)

October the 13th. Friday the 13th. Goth-Fucking-Tober deluxe, baby. And as you can hear, I did not got wih Bela Lugosi’s Dead. I could have. I really wanted to. But it would have been too easy. Too on the nose. (Also, it’s not a “birth of goth” playlist, so I have /some/ leeway in choosing … Continue reading

Gothtober 2017 – 11th of October / Das Ich – Destillat (VNV Nation Remix)

Remixes! Versions! Goths! Count the number of Temple of Love versions. Count the remixes of Beloved. Go talk to your favourite DJ and ask them for their favourite remix track/club version/dance cut. This stuff is like fucking Pok√©mon for Goths! (And electroheads and a few other genre-nerds as well, I’m pretty damn sure.) There’s a … Continue reading

Gothtober 2017 – 10th of October / In Strict Confidence – Industrial Love (VNV Nation Remix)

After Wolfsheim and Deine Lakaien, why not continue the electronic slop I’ve found myself on? Yes. Yes I think I’ll do just that. It’s weird how the whole of Goth musical sub-culture has become such a wide umbrella for all those disperate styles. Goth Rock and Post-Punk and EBM and Industrial and Goth Metal and … Continue reading