Nameless and faceless, The Voyager has come upon us with his dark ambient soundscape: Flames of Genesis. Chilling sounds and droning noises; seven soundtracks take the listener beyond that dark expanse we call “space” into the realm of Interstellar Transmigration Part I: A Bridge to Further Realms.
Hand of Fire was formed in 2010 by vocalist Jim Settle as just a project. After a variation of members the band finally started in 2015 consisting of Jim Settle (vocals), Tiago Souza (guitars), Tom Eaton (bass), and Bill Davies (drums). Their debut album, originally titled Let the Killings Begin, was set for release in December of 2016. After much delay and anticipation the album finally dropped with the new title Nuclear Sunrise.
The name Frozen Ocean brings with it many things. Some may say “atmospheric black metal,” while others say “dark ambient” or just simply “black metal.” In all honesty it depends on which release you’ve heard. Regardless, the name is well known in all of these genres, and now the mind behind this project, Vaarwel, is offering this compilation FREE to those who wish to discover more.
I am very particular when it comes to rap music, and this being only the second rap album that I’ve reviewed should speak volumes about how I feel about this artist and release. Beyond Redemption is Lex the Hex Master’s second LP, and after the success of Contact and his EPs many fans anticipated this album’s release. It finally dropped on Halloween!
Formed in 2016 and hailing from Athens, The Black Capes are a new Gothic rock group brought together by the frontman, Alex S Wamp (formerly of Potergeist). Their debut album, All These Monsters, delivers a dark form of rock that has many people in the Gothic community turning their heads.
Like Nosferatu from his coffin, horror punk rocker Argyle Goolsby (former Blitzkid frontman) has risen once more to give us Darken Your Doorstep, the long awaited album since the release of his compilation, Saturnalia of the Accursed.
English doom metal band My Silent Wake releases their second dark ambient/experimental album. Recorded and mixed in 2016 the album features over 30 individual instruments and various recordings of voices and noises. Two of the tracks are re-workings of previously unreleased MSW recordings.
Daren “Klank” Diolosa first hit the scene in 1995 with the release of Still Suffering. Starting as a one man band Klank later became a full band which adopted his name. Rise is the fifth studio album from the group and the newest material to come out since 2012.
Wait, what?! A horrorcore rap review on a Goth webzine? Yeah well, horrorcore rap has been one of my loves for almost twenty years, and I think it would be somewhat dishonest of me to not review at least one album, and what better album to review than Twiztid’s latest release: The Continuous Evilution of Life’s ?’s (pronounced “life’s question marks”), especially since I’ve met quite a few Goths who are fans of them. This is the duo’s eleventh studio album to date, and their second studio album since leaving Psychopathic Records and beginning their own label, Majik Ninja Entertainment.
Circle of Dust is an industrial rock project of Klayton’s, known widely for his work in Celldweller. Circle of Dust started in the early nineties and turned a lot of heads. He disbanded the project in 1998 and focused his attention on Celldweller. Now, almost twenty years later, Klayton resurrected Circle of Dust and Machines of Our Disgrace was born.
From their origin to the members, an air of mystery surrounds UK Goth rock band Guillotine Dream. According to their Facebook page, they’ve been around since 1987 but no previous releases can be found (Weird). It is also very unclear as to who they are, since the members wear costumes that cover their faces. All we really know is that the band consists of Arc (vocals and guitars), Lake (bass) and Mapk (drums), and they seem to have appeared out of nowhere with their new EP Lemuria set for release at the end of October.