Death Rock

Hand In Hand…
X-Mal DEUTSCHLAND
Huge Video Essay
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1984 was an awesome year; my mom had just kicked me out, so I moved from L.A to S.F and lived in peace punk bliss. During this time, I really started getting into positive punk & some of my favorite

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CVLT Nation Video Premiere:
WE ARE HEX “Tongues”

I’m under the spell of these ghouls from Indianapolis WE ARE HEX and it feels great! They are the bastard children of the The Birthday Party on meth, and I mean this in a good way. The have a new

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An interview with foundational deathrock band Kommunity FK
by Oliver Sheppard

Kommunity FK are one of the founding bands of what came to be known as deathrock – that particular admixture of gloomy/gothy punk rock and postpunk experimentation usually seen as a regional byproduct of the late 70s and early-to-mid-80s Southern

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An interview with postpunk band Guilty Strangers
by Oliver Sheppard

Often compared to “Queen of Siam” or “13.13”-era Lydia Lunch, San Antonio, Texas’s Guilty Strangers appeared on CVLTNation’s “Deathrock 2013 Mixtape, Part 2″ earlier this year. Their 2012 “Oracle” LP evinced a mix of no-wave, deathrock, and postpunk along the

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CVLT Nation’s Top 6
(and more) Deathrock releases of 2013

by Oliver Sheppard It was a hard field to narrow down to only 6, but here’s my take on the Top 6 deathrock/goth-punk/etc releases for 2013. At the end of the list are further releases that could have easily rounded

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Siglo XXI… BELGRADO
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Written by Dave Garcia The diy punk movement has produced many great offerings in music, but none quite so memorable as Barcelona post-punkers Belgrado. Their sophomore offering Siglo XXI is the equivalent of the aftermath of an improvised explosive devise.

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Release The Bats!
80’s Goth Photos
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry //
March Violets Footage
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All Photos from Now This Is Gothic Under the grey skies of San Francisco in 1984, I watched as peace punk took on a Gothic vibe. During this era, we all loved what was happening in our own city, plus

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Dreadlords:
Born Into The Arms Live Video

Photo via Impose Magazine We recently reviewed Dreadlords‘ awesome demo tape, and if you haven’t checked it out yet, definitely go do so. It’s a stunning collection of apocalyptic delta blues infused with the menace and spirit of black metal,

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Haunted Horses: Watcher
Review + Stream

Haunted Horses are a trio from Seattle, Washington who play impossibly eerie, dark post-punk. Watcher is abrasive, dissonant and unsettling; full of rumbling tribal drumming underneath ominous synth drones and piercing, trebly guitar picking. Where many death rock and post-punk

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An interview with Chicago/NYC deathrock band Cemetery
by Oliver Sheppard

Cemetery‘s cassette demo in 2011 was a welcome and gloomy surprise from Chicago that I first wrote about for CVLT Nation in March, 2012. Although the band have produced at least an LP’s worth of material – and are planning

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