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Sär is a writer and music enthusiast born and raised in the Portland, OR area. They have been an avid listener of goth, postpunk and deathrock since 2003 and their ultimate goal is to introduce as many people to as many of these amazing bands as possible.

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Light of the Morning Star are a black metal/goth rock hybrid with an occult theme from London. This is the work of a mysterious being known only as O-A. They first came on the scene with their 3-track EP from Iron Bonehead Productions known as Cemetery Glow (check out this

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The Secret Light are one of Portland’s hidden gems among the slew of endless goth bands it consistently breeds. Featuring members of The Xploding Boys, they have an experienced electronic sound to them. I recently had the privilege of experiencing them live at Dave Cantrell’s Songs From Under the Floorboard Showcase

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If Finnish deathrock band Masquerade isn’t already on your radar, don’t worry! There’s still time! You might recall their Blood Is The New Black EP from 2014, or perhaps Suzi and Jacques’ other band Virgin In Veil. Their first LP, Ritual, is my newest obsession. The LP was originally released on

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L.A. post-punk band The Wraith, which consists of ex-members of Blink 182, Lost Tribe (RVA) and Cinema Strange (LA), have released their debut EP entitled Shadow Flag. The Wraith’s sound is drawn from elements of 80’s UK post punk and LA deathrock. Comparisons have been made to Killing Joke, TSOL and

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Within the vast world of D.I.Y. film exists Dark Prism, a surreal horror-satire created by the multi-talented director and artist Dylan Greenberg in 2015, when she was only 18 years old. With Lloyd Kaufman as her mentor and part of the cast, it definitely has that Troma edge to it. Horror fans

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Drab Majesty, for those who aren’t aware, is an ethereal, intergalactic postpunk band created by gender neutral human Deb Demure of L.A. They’ve come a long way since releasing an initial four-track cassette in 2012, most notably with the release of their first LP Careless in 2015 and their collaboration

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