Gothic Music List

last update: 11/27/93

The opinion of Corey W Nelson:

I haven't had time to finish editing, but i'm posting it anyway, next version
will be properly up to date.

     NOTE: Again thanx to all who have contributed and send in those
     corrections and new info particularly country of origin. But please no
     e-mail just to say 'hey, but these people aren't Goth and never have 
     Accept that other people inevitably have widely differing opinions as
     what is and isn't Goth. This is just a list for people who enjoy
     Gothic music and would like to know the names of some other bands to
     check out. It hardly claims to be definitive or even necessarily
     accurate because I have to rely on contributions from numerous other
     people and can't possibly investigate all of these bands myself. The basic
     assumption around here is that any band on the list should be fair game
     for discussion. And no mail to say 'but 'X' belongs on the first list, not
     the second. Bottom line is I do this for _me_ and bands go where i feel
     they should go.

    Here's version 25 of the Gothic Music list.

    As always, corrections and additions,comments, etc are
    gratefully accepted. Corey recommends the "Gothic Rock Black Book" and
    "Gothic Rock" by Mick Mercer. It's mostly typical Brit 'journalism' but has
    good history sections and features on the Cult, All About Eve,Fields of
    the Nephilim,the Sisters of Mercy and the Mission. Many of the defunct UK 
    bands only recorded one single so good luck. Only bands that have actually 
    had a piece of music released by a real record company will be listed, no
    bands with only demo tapes. Corey also recommends anything being put
    out by Cleopatra records.
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    Actifed defunct UK
    Adams Family active UK
    Add It Up ? ?
    Alien Sex Fiend active UK  
    All About Eve active UK 
    Altered States defunct UK
    the Ancestry defunct UK
    the Ancients active US
    And Also the Trees Active UK
    Anorexic Dread defunct UK
    Attrition active UK
    Ausgang defunct UK
    Batfish Boys defunct UK  Simon D ex-March Violets, onto Batfish and
                then D-Rock
    Bauhaus defunct UK see Peter Murphy,Love & Rockets,Tones on Tail
    B.C. ? UK
    Beetleguese ? ?
    Bel Canto active Norway
    Belfagore defunct UK
    Benediction ? ?
    Bentmen active US
    Bible for Dogs defunct UK
    the Birthday Party defunct Australia 
    Black Tape for a Blue Girl active US
    Blood & Roses defunct UK
    Bomb Party active UK
    Bone Orchard defunct UK
    Breathless active UK singer featured on This Mortal Coil's albums,
                        Filigree & Shadow and Blood
    Brigandage defunct UK
    Cadaver Finesse defunct UK
    Camp Sophisto defunct France
    Carcrash International active UK  Sex Gang splinter
    Cassandra Complex active UK new lp (sex&death) soon
    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds active Australia  see Birthday Party
    Chameleons defunct UK ex-members in the Reegs,the Sun & the Moon and
    the Children defunct UK   Sex Gang offshoot
    Children on Stun active UK
    Christ '99 ? ?
    Christian Death active US
    Chrome defunct US
    Clair Obscure defunct France
    Cold Dance defunct UK
    the Cravats defunct UK
    Crown of Thorns defunct UK
    Classix Nouveaux defunct UK new romantic goths, no really :-)
    Colour Me Psycho ? Canada
    Common Language active US
    Creaming Jesus active UK 
    Crime and the City Solution active Australia  3/5 ex Birthday Party
    the Cult(pre-Electric) active UK
    the Cure active UK (Faith,17 Seconds,Pornography,Disintegration, all
                good tho.
    Current '93 active UK
    Dali's Car defunct UK one-off by Peter Murphy & Mick Karn
    Danielle Dax active UK mostly the Pop-Eyes album
    the Damned active again UK (Phantasmagoria mostly)
    Danse Society defunct UK
    Dawn After Dark defunct UK
    Dead Can Dance active UK 
    Death Cult defunct UK became simply the Cult
    Death in June active UK
    Deathride 69 defunct US
    Deathwish ? ?
    December Flowers ? ?
    Dispossessed defunct ?
    Doomed Youth defunct UK
    Dormannu defunct UK
    Drama Asylum active UK		
    Dream Disciples active UK
    Dreamgrinder active UK  mostly the Deeps and Shallows ep
    Damon Edge active US leader of Chrome
    Eden active AUS
    the Elements defunct UK pre-Anne Marie Skeletal Family
    Elephant Talk defunct UK
    Every New Dead Ghost active UK
    Exit Stance defunct UK
    Faith & Disease active US  
    Falling Man defunct US
    Family ? UK
    Fields of the Nephilim active UK recently broke up. Carl continuing as
               Fields of the Nefilim, the rest as Rubicon
    the Fifteenth defunct UK
    Flesh for Lulu active UK early stuff only
    the Flowers of Sacrifice active UK
    Four Came Home active UK
    Four Way Cross defunct US
    Frazier Chorus Active UK
    Freviz ? ?
    Diamanda Galas active US new lp out soon , and TOUR!!!!
    the Garden  ? ?
    Gargoyle Sox ? ?
    Geko active US
    Gene Loves Jezebel active UK early stuff only
    Getting the Fear ex SDC members
    Ghost Dance defunct UK former Sister of Mercy Gary Marx & former
               Skeletal Family singer Ann Marie
    the God Machine active UK
    Groovy Chainsaws active UK features Yaxi, ex-Alien Sex Fiend
    the Gun Club active UK
    Halo active US
    Handful of Snowdrops  active CAN
    His Name is Alive active UK
    Hook 'n Pull Gang defunct  UK
    Human Drama active US
    Hysteria defunct UK
    Infectio active FIN
    Ignore the Machine ? ?
    Inca Babies defunct UK
    In Excelsis defunct UK ex Ritual & UK Decay members
    Infamous Menagerie defunct US
    In Slaughter Natives active SWE
    In the Nursery UK active
    Into a Circle ? UK  Barry from the Southern Death Cult
    Into Paradise active UK
    Ipso Facto defunct UK
    Jad Wio ? France
    Japan defunct again UK
    Jesu ? ?
    Jesus Manson ? ?
    the Jesus&Mary Chain active UK(mostly Darklands lp)
    Joan of Arc ? UK
    Johanna's House of Glamour active US
    Josi Without Colours  active UK
    Joy Division defunct UK  3/4 onto New Order
    Kabuki defunct UK
    Kas Product defunct UK
    Killing Joke defunct again UK
    Kommunity FK defunct US  Patrick went onto Between the Eyes
    the Last Cry active UK
    Lavolta Lakota defunct UK
    Leitmotiv defunct UK
    Les Provisoires defunct France
    London After Midnight active US
    Look Back in Anger defunct UK Jim onto the Fifteenth
    Loose active UK features Martin ex-Skeletals and Batfish Boys Drummer
    Love is Colder Than Death active GER
    Love Like Blood active GER
    Lycia active US
    Lords of the New Church defunct UK
    March Violets defunct UK
    Mark of Kane ? ?
    the Marionettes active UK
    Ministry active USA mostly 'with sympathy' parts of Twitch
    the Mission active UK (mostly first three lps)
    MOEV active Canada
    Momento Mori active UK  some members in Sins of the Flesh
    Peter Murphy active UK  ex BAUHAUS singer
    Musta Paraati defunct FIN
    My Bloody Valentine active UK
    My Dad is Dead Active US
    Mynox Layh active ?
    National Velvet active Canada
    the Neon Judgement active Belgium
    New Model Army active UK
    Nightmares in Wax defunct UK Peter Burns of Dead or Alive
    1919 defunct UK
    Nosferatu active UK
    Of a Mesh defunct US
    Panic Button defunct UK changed name to sex gang children
    Parade Ground active BEL
    Party Day defunct UK
    Paradise Lost active UK
    Passion Fodder ? ?
    Play Dead defunct UK
    Playground defunct UK
    Poesie Noire active ?
    the Possessed defunct UK
    Prayers for the Raven defunct US
    Preachers of Twilight ? ?
    the Prophetess active US
    the Prunes active UK    Virgin Prunes offshoot
    Red Lorry Yellow Lorry active UK
    Release the Bats defunct UK
    Restoration active UK
    Ritual defunct UK bassist and drummer joined Death Cult
    the Rose of Avalanche active UK
    Rossetta Stone active UK
    Russian Love active FIN
    Salvation active UK first single produced by Andrew Eldritch
    a Scanner Darkly defunct US
    Screaming Dead defunct UK
    Second Coming defunct UK
    Seventh Seance defunct UK
    Sex Gang Children  active(again) UK
    Andi Sex Gang active UK
    Shadow Project active US  features Rozz, ex-Christian Death
    the Shroud active US
    Siglo XX active BEL   very Neph/Joy Division-ish
    Siii defunct UK
    Silent Invasion active GER
    Silent Scream defunct UK formerly Creatures of Habit
    Sins of the Flesh active UK early stuff only
    the Sisterhood defunct UK a Sisters of Mercy side project
    the Sisters of Mercy active UK 
    Skeletal Family defunct UK
    Skin inactive US Michael Gira and Jarboe of the Swans now calling
           themselves the World of Skin
    Slavedrive defunct UK ex-UK Decay members
    Sleep Chamber active US
    Society defunct UK
    the Southern Death Cult defunct UK
    Specimen defunct UK guitarist is now in the Banshees
    Splashpool defunct UK
    Splintered active UK
    Strafe Fur Rebellion defunct GER
    Strange Boutique  active US 
    Swans active USA  
    the Suicidal Flowers active UK
    Super Heroines defunct US
    Sunglasses After Dark defunct UK
    Terminal Power Company active UK
    Theatre of Sheep defunct US
    Theatre of Hate defunct UK
    This Mortal Coil defunct UK
    3-D Scream  defunct UK
    Tones on Tail defunct UK  Daniel Ash&Kevin Haskins
    the Tors of Dartmoor active GER
    Tragic Venus defunct UK
    Twisted Nerve defunct UK
    Two Witches active FIN
    UK Decay defunct UK
    the Veil defunct UK
    Vendemmian active UK two ex-Restoration members
    the Vengeful Widows active UK
    Victims of the Pestilence active UK
    Virgin Prunes defunct UK
    Voodoo Church ? US
    the Wake active US
    Whiskey and the Devil defunct UK
    Will active US
    the Witching Hour active UK
    the Wolfgang Press active UK
    Xmal Deutschland defunct  Germany
    Xymox(aka Clan of Xymox) active Holland  4AD stuff mostly
    Zero le Creche defunct UK

    The second list is of bands that have material that could be
    called Goth, but not any album or work in particular, or bands
    that should interest fans of Gothic Music.

    Abecendarians defunct US
    Area  active US
    Arms of Someone New  ? US
    the Church  active AUS. esp. Persia e.p.
    Cocteau Twins active UK
    the Creatures hiatus UK Siouxsie & Budgie of the Banshees
    Cindytalk active UK
    ClockDVA active  UK mostly "advantage"
    Coil active UK mosty the ambient works
    Concrete Blonde active US  mostly Bloodletting
    the Cranes active US
    Curve active UK
    Dancing Did defunct UK
    the Drowning Pool active US now called Mumbles
    the Dream Academy  active UK
    Echo & the Bunnymen active UK
    Gentle Ihor's Devotion active UK
    Godflesh active UK
    Gothic Hut ? USA
    the Glove defunct UK one-off by Steve Severin of the Banshees and
        Robert Smith of the Cure.
    Icehouse active AUS  first album only
    Junior Manson Slags defunct UK
    Kastrierte Philosophen active GER recent single remixed by Andrew
    Legendary Pink Dots active UK
    Love and Rockets active UK the rest of Bauhaus David J & Daniel Ash
                have solo albums out
    Modern English active again UK mostly Mesh & Lace, which is out on CD soon
    Mumbles active US formerly the Drowning Pool
    Naked Raygun active US
    Nice Strong Arm active US
    Pieter Noonten/Michael Brook defunct UK/BEL Pieter is ex-Xymox, one-off
    the Pixies defunct US
    Public Image Limited active UK
    James Ray & the Performance defunct UK on Merciful Release
    James Rays Gangwar  active UK new lp out
    Savage Republic defunct US
    Sunshot active UK
    Siouxsie & the Banshees active  UK see Creatures & the Glove
    Sleeping Dogs Wake active UK
    Systems Collapse ? ?
    the Tear Garden active CAN/BEL  Kevin from Skinny Puppy with
        Edward Ka-Spel from LPD 
    Jimi Tenor and His Shamans active Finland
    Toyah active UK  also part of Sunday All Over the World
    Ultravox defunct UK      pre midge ure