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 been". 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.Send your comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Weaveworld 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 Eldritch 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