The Audience Is VAMPLIFIED: Crowning the 2019 Darkest Goth Girl [SPOTLIGHT/ANNOUNCEMENT]
Oct31

The Audience Is VAMPLIFIED: Crowning the 2019 Darkest Goth Girl [SPOTLIGHT/ANNOUNCEMENT]

The 2019 DarkestGoth Spokesmodel search has been one of the most robust in our history, as finalists were challenged not only to submit galleries, articles, and videos, but also to promote their work and show that they were community minded in the process.

At the end of the search, one contestant perpetually worked their butt off and pushed the envelope.  And even when confusion and miscommunication arose, they pushed through and corrected the issues as speedily as could’ve been expected!

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Exploring Underneath Skeletons: A Tour through Camp ScareFest 2016 [EVENT/VIDEO]
Apr04

Exploring Underneath Skeletons: A Tour through Camp ScareFest 2016 [EVENT/VIDEO]

Our DarkestGoth staff went through Camp ScareFest last year and focused more on the vendors and attendees rather than celebrities. We compiled our best footage into this little video here. See Calypso Clown, 13 Pagan Holiday 13, Rocky Doll and Kristiva Diva, Christine and Bill Gibson, Nic Brown and other attendees. Enjoy! And come see us this year!

Featuring music by First Jason, 13 Pagan Holiday 13 and Grave Robber

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The Death of Superman Book & DVD Set [GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW]
Sep28

The Death of Superman Book & DVD Set [GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW]

I first got into Superman when, as a child, I lived in a desert town with no TV and, once a month, we’d go to the largest city in our area to get provisions. There was a half-price comic book store and I would find ‘70’s and ‘80’s Bronze age books for 15 cents apiece, purchasing as many as I could to make the month until I got back bearable. DC comics always had a more powerful tone to me and I would try to buy comics that I could find in as sequential an order as possible. Superman books were some of the more intriguing (second only to Flash, in my mind) because he was so powerful, that the w

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Cremationem Jesus Lacrimam [ALBUM REVIEW]
May11

Cremationem Jesus Lacrimam [ALBUM REVIEW]

Forfeit Thee Untrue wield a sprawling arsenal of metallic weaponry with which to combat contemporary complacency, annihilating the false and fake in an effort to striving for the real in every aspect of life.

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Nyctophilian [ALBUM REVIEW]
Feb17

Nyctophilian [ALBUM REVIEW]

Formed in 2012, Then Comes Silence have returned and as suggested by the title of their newest outing, Darkness is again ever present. With Nyctophilian, the Swedish Stockholm quartet debarks from escalating gloomy evil and fear. Production is trimmed of any excess to produce a tight, distorted and crepuscularly devastated postcard of human misery.

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Damnatio Memoriae [ALBUM REVIEW]
Sep04

Damnatio Memoriae [ALBUM REVIEW]

Damnatio Memoriae marks the eighth release for British Gothic doom/death metal band, My Silent Wake. Headed by Ian Arkley (guitars, vocals, keys), the band welcomes new members Addam Westlake (bass) and Gareth Arlett (drums).

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Armada [BOOK REVIEW]
Jul14

Armada [BOOK REVIEW]

In the near future, Zack Lightman is a video game savant at one of the most popular games in the world: ARMADA. Armada allows people with souped up VR control rigs to control flying robots and attempt to fend off an alien invasion. In a case of pop culture déjà vu harkening back to The Last Starfighter and Ender’s Game, Lightman discovers that the game is a training simulator designed to find the best and the brightest pilots on the planet to defend the earth from a real alien invasion. However, after a hurried recruitment, Lightman discovers that deception lurks…

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Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! 3: The Seven Serpents [VIDEO GAME REVIEW]
Apr22

Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! 3: The Seven Serpents [VIDEO GAME REVIEW]

In concluding the last game, Kharé, Cityport of Traps, we unraveled a mystery involving mages and an invasion that permitted our adventurer to escape Kharé with our hide intact and made our way into the forbidding wastelands known as the Baklands. In this new chapter, we find ourselves in the Baklands blazing a trail for the metropolis of Mapang—home to the deadly keep where the Archmage who has taken the stolen crown has fled—only to discover that 7 deadly serpents are hunting us. These serpents are the treacherous servants of the Archmage and, those who don’t kill us, will rush back to…

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Wretched Thoughts: Digging Into Grave Robber [INTERVIEW]
Mar25

Wretched Thoughts: Digging Into Grave Robber [INTERVIEW]

Recently I was able to attend a performance by horror punk band, Grave Robber. Their songs have deep spiritual meanings embedded in imagery of horror, gore, shock value and other things you might find in a Romero flick. The lead singer and “shovel bearer” Wretched was nice enough to give me the pleasure of an interview.

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Morganville Vampires brought to YouTube: Geek & Sundry Attempts Impossible [VIDEO]
Jan14

Morganville Vampires brought to YouTube: Geek & Sundry Attempts Impossible [VIDEO]

If you’ve read Rachel Caine’s interesting and slow-burn developing series, The Morganville Vampires, you probably never thought it could be brought to anything other than network TV. However, Geek & Sundry, after launching other original shows like Spellslingers, TableTop, and the Guild, decided to help bring the kickstarted campaign for film to their YouTube channel through the mini-medium of web-length episodes.

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Gothic Invasion: UK’s ‘Terror and Wonder’ Opens [PRESS RELEASE/EVENT]
Nov12

Gothic Invasion: UK’s ‘Terror and Wonder’ Opens [PRESS RELEASE/EVENT]

Two hundred rare objects trace 250 years of the Gothic tradition, exploring our enduring fascination with the mysterious, the terrifying and the macabre! From Mary Shelley and Bram Stoker to Stanley Kubrick and Alexander McQueen, via posters, books, films – and even a vampire-slaying kit – experience the dark shadow the Gothic imagination has cast across film, art, music, fashion, architecture and our daily lives. Beginning with Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto, Gothic literature challenged the moral certainties of the 18th century. By exploring the dark romance of the medieval past…

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