Category: Goth/Industrial News


He’s Baaaack!

After another three-month hiatus to focus on Gothers.com Igor is back in command with his own blog site.

Apologies to those who have been waiting for the next installment of Igorian text. I haven’t been out much, but have been picking up a couple of CDs to review and a few other items. Then, of course, there are the more commercial items that help pay the bills! Stay tuned!

[Uber Goth-Industrial Live & DJ] Tokyo Dark Castle (TDC) is the main event for the Gothic underground in Tokyo. Populated by the best-dressed Goths from all walks of life TDC delivers some of the best live acts and DJs in the scene. This makes TDC a must on any Goth agenda.

TDC have announced part of the event schedule for 2009 and rather than do a single post each time the event is set to roll, all details will be held on this page.

Unless otherwise stated, TDC begins at 12 midnight Saturdays and goes through to the early morning (around 6 a.m.). Remember that as with all overnight events you need photo ID to enter. View full article »

Osaka’s main event will be making a one-night stop over on Sunday November 2nd (Monday’s a holiday) delivering DJ’s abound and a live performance of one of my favorite bands, BAAL! This Gothic festival of the night includes DJ Taiki, Non and Lucien from the Black Veil plus the live set from BAAL, Necro Girls and a CD shop booth. As the flyer says Osaka’s Absolute Gothic-Industrial-Electro-EBM Party. The event will take place in Marz Shinjuku from 23:30 Sunday evening. As this is an overnight event you must have a photo ID to enter.

Where: Marz Shinjuku
Address: Dai-Ichi Tokiwa Building B1F, 2-45-1 Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku, Tokyo :: 新宿区歌舞伎町2-45-1 第一トキワビルB1F
Tel: 03-3202-8298
Open: 23:30
Price: 2,500 yen adv. :: 3,000 @ door
Booking: mail@baaljapan.net


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Angelspit Blood Death Ivory

After several months offline, Igor is back to talk about new music he likes!

This album by Australian duo, Angelspit, kicks ass with extreme electro-clash and grinding glitch beats laced throughout. Cutting through the layered noise are the spoken-word vocals. The sound structure and vocals have a hint of Combi-Christ, but this band is definitely something unique and downright addictive.

The first track, “Grind,” unleashes heavily distorted beats with anthem-like vocals, which delivers an insidiously addictive sound. “Paint Hell Red” is a powerful track with a quirky electro-glitch beat. View full article »

Glimmer Void

Dead Scarlet Records has just released Glimmer Void’s debut 5-track album “Souls Parade” in digipack cd, limited edition.
Glimmer Void is a band from Athens, Greece, that combine ethereal female vocals with dark atmospheric melodies, influenced by the Gothic, neo-folk and neo-classical music scene.

Bio
Originally formed in Athens, in September 2004 by Stelios Mastrodiamadoglou (keyboards, guitar), Thalia Makri (vocals, lyrics) and George Kokkoras (drums, percussion), Glimmer Void started working on experimental ideas to create songs that combine ethereal female vocals with dark atmospheric melodies.

The band felt completed only after Vaggelis Babadelis (guitar) and Diana Rahmanina (cello) joined in
The process of recording began no sooner than the year 2006 and the result of it was the debut album “Souls Parade” consisting of 5 tracks.
“Souls Parade” is now out thanks to Dead Scarlet Records.

At the present time, there are two new members, George Skoufas, (male vocals and bass guitar) and Dimitris Zannis at the guitar, after Vaggelis left the band.

Glimmer Void is now giving live concerts to the Greek audience and continues writing new songs for their next album.

After testing, I am pleased to announce that Gothers.com is officially open. Gothers.com is a social network site in a similar vein to MySpace, except it’s in black and red. As a couple of the early members have found you can also customize/pimp your page. Currently there are a few dozen members, a couple of musicians offering online versions of their music, but to get this site popping I need more of you fine folk to join in.

JGoth.com will remain as my main news blog, but I will need to spend more time in the Gothers network from now on. So without further ado heeeeere’s Gothers!

Advertising various products and thinggies in the blog recently has helped me get a little online stash allowing for purchases of things like games and music. About two weeks ago I bought and downloaded Nine Inch Nails’ Ghosts I-IV purely instrumental release. I have listened to the entire series a couple of times and I have grown very fond of it. View full article »