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Artistes.S - Version 2.2

Entries: 457Page created: 2000-04-25 Last Updated: 2004-09-15
Saber Wraith
  • Powerful, haunting female vocals, subtle Gothic/electronic/darkwave programming. Ethnic dance rhythms.
    comparisons: Anne Clark; Sarah Nox

  • releases: Something in the Blood; Egypt (single)
Sabot
  • {Monika Baenninger (Flunky, sax); Christine Zufferey (January)};
    Glenn Hughes; Shawn Marquis
  • Eclectic avant-garde instumentation, strong precise female vocals and dark ethereal aural landscapes, originally a duo of Baenninger and Zufferey. Pronounced Sabo.
    comparisons: Faith and the Muse
  • releases: Sabot?
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Sabotage Qu'est Que C'est?
  • Germany. Goth, electro? Electronic fetish dance music.
    comparisons: Faithful Dawn

  • releases: Goddess (single)
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Sabrina
  • Belgian solo artist
    comparisons: Chrissie Hynde; David Bowie

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Sad Lovers and Giants
Sadness
  • Ethereal female vocals, harsh male vocals.

The Sadness of Things
Sadovaja
  • Swedish? electronic future pop. Female vocals, powerful beats

  • label: Memento Materia?
  • releases: Kill Your Darlings
Sad Parade
  • Finnish, have worked with Jyrki and Nauku from Two Witches
    comparisons: Two Witches

  • releases: Immortal Illusion
Saft
  • German electronic pop, 80s electronic sounds, romantic synth pop.
    comparisons: Mesh

  • releases: Paranoia Erotica; Underground (single)
Saint
  • NJ-based. Heavy beats, guitars, samples.

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Saint Eve
  • Managed by the co-owner of Slimelight NY.
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Saints in Hell
  • Swedish? classic-style gothic rock
    comparisons: Sisters, Type O

  • releases: Forever False (single)
Saints of Eden
  • Cian Houchin (Nefilim) - bass.
  • Dark-techno, guitar-based industrial, dance beats, electronics. Goth-industrial psychos.

    comparisons: Zoon; Funker Vogt.

  • releases: The Other Side; Proteus (to be released).
Salamandra Glass
  • East Coast, USA. Goth.

  • label: Silent Scream records
Sally Doherty and the Sumacs
  • Romantic songs, neo-classical
    comparisons: Sol Invictus; Black Tape; Stoa

  • releases: Sleepy Memory
şSaltatio Mortis
  • Germany.

Salvation
  • 1985-1989?

  • releases: Hunger Days (compilation)
Samael
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Sam Rosenthal
Samsas Traum
  • German (and German language) black metal, orchestral (no guitars)

  • releases: Oh Luna Main
Sanctuary
  • Jason - vocals; Evil Porl - bass; Zak - lead guitars; Leon - drums
  • Sheffield-based. Gothic rock.

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Sanctum
  • Swedish Darkwave, male and female vocals, death industrial with crunchy distorted synths and orchestral strings.
    comparisons: Jaz Coleman (Killing Joke)

  • releases: Lupus In Fabula; New York City Bluster (live album, recorded at CBGBs)
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Sandra
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Sangre Cavallum
Sanguis et Cinis
  • Gothic, German language. Death rock, darkwave electronics, progressive gothic doom metal, classical influences. Amnesia produced by Brunno Kramm of Das Ich.
    comparisons: Lacrimosa

  • label: Trisol; Sad Eyes
  • releases: Amnesia; Schicksal; Unfreiwillig Abstrakt (single); Madrigal Box (LE); Tragic Years; Best of
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Sanseiru
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Sapphic Ode
  • Active (2003-11).

Sara Noxx
  • German electronic darkwave. Electropop.
    comparisons: Anne Clarke; Athamay

  • label: Visage
  • releases: Society (produced by Winus Rilinger and features Darrin Huss (Psyche)); Noxious; Paradoxx
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Sarband
  • Medieaval
  • label: Jaro.
Satanic Mechanics
  • Presumably named after line from Sweet Tranvestite from Rocky Horror.

Satisfact
Sator Absentia
  • Dark ambient, clautrophobic, satanic

  • label: Dark vinyl
  • releases: Mercurian Orgasms
Satori
  • German? dark sample-driven experimental, tape manipulation, art-inspired, ambient.

  • releases: Infect
Satyran
  • Dwight Hatfield
  • releases: Blood Samples (2003)
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Savage Republic
Saviour Machine
  • Gothic vocals, rock. Connections with Das Ich.
    comparisons: Love Like Blood; Dreadful Shadows.

  • releases: Behold a Pale Horse
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Scanda
Scapa Flow
  • Swedish German-style synth with Swedish-style electro pop, industrial Darkwave. Named after the British military port?

  • releases: Heads Off To Freedom; Chased By Sunset
Scarlet
The Scarlet Fix
  • Gothic rock
Scarlet Soho
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Scar Tissue
  • US? Sparse semi-experimental, guitar-based industrial, dark trance, dance beats.

  • releases: TMOTD; Rebuild (remix album)
Scary Bitches
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Scenic
Schandmaul
Schandtat Mensch
Schattentantz
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Schneewittchen
  • Germany? Active (2003-late).

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Schock
Schloss Tegal
  • Experimental.

  • releases: Black Static Transmission
Scöhne Maschine
  • Nate Lambdin - guitarist; Tim Bowman - bassist; Kent Miller (Advent Sleep) - live drums
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Schwartau
Schwarzwald
Science and Horror
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Scissor Pretty
  • Australian acoustic quartet.
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Scivias
  • Dark folk
  • label: Eis & Licht
  • releases: ...And You Will Fear Death Not.
Scorn
  • German? Ambient dub, trip hop. Dark, minimal, sparse atmospheric, samples.

  • releases: Greetings From Birmingham

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Screaming Banshee Aircrew

  • { Vix-Hun - vocals, lyrics;
    Nix Mix - guitars, music, drums, keyboards;
    Jo Violet - backing vocals, melodies, words, bass, bouncing, elf-queen;
    Xris - bass, acoustic guitar, vocals, concussion;
    Mister Ed - lead vocals, melodies, words, mini-skirts, pouncing, pixie-king }

    [ Mister Ed - lead vocals, lyrics, music;
    Jo Violet - lead vocals, music, lyrics;
    Nix Mix - guitars, music, drums, keyboards;
    Xris - bass, acoustic guitar, vocals; ]
  • UK, Yorkshire, York.

    Punk, Goth-rock cabaret. Goth-rock, punk cabaret. Electronic deathrock. Perky, psychobilly.

    Formed 2001. Male and female vocals. Played at Edinburgh Goth Festival and Beyond the Veil II, Leeds.

  • comparisons: March Violets; Alien Sex Fiend; Cruxshadows; Scary Bitches; Bella Morte
  • labels: PHD (distribution);
    Resurrection Records;
    Plastic Head (distribution UK);
    M&A Musicart (distribution Sweden);
    Metropolis (distribution USA, Germany, Austria);
    Novamedia (via Alice in...) (distribution Switzerland)
table of releases by screaming banshee aircrew
releaselabelcatalogueformatrelease datenotesavailability to buy
releaselabelcatalogueformatrelease datenotesavailability to buy
No Campingep
Titanic Versescd2003
Titanic Versescd2004(compilation of first two albums and additional material, 2004)
Fishnet MessiahResurrection RecordsABCD34cd 2004-10-02 Released at a three-band album launch party.Buy Fishnet Messiah by Screaming Banshee Aircrew at amazon.co.uk
  • contact: The Crew 100A Manor Drive North,
    Acomb,
    York
    YO26 5RY
    UK
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Screaming Dead
  • UK-based US-style Death rock
    comparisons: Inkubus Sukkubus

  • releases: Death Rides Out
The Screaming Things
  • Dave Grave (Frankenstein) - vocals; Mojo Bone (Cramps) - guitars; Harry Drumdini; John Brewton - bass.
Screams for Tina
  • comparisons: Play Dead; Killing Joke

  • label: Cleopatra
  • releases: Screams for Tina
Scream Silence
Seabound
  • Electro-pop.

    comparisons: Depeche Mode; VNV Nation

  • label: Metropolis
  • releases: No Sleep Demon; Beyond Flatline (due 2004-01-24, second album)
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Sea of Tranquility
Season's End
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The Seasons of Wither
Second Decay
Second Disease
Second Skin
Second Voice
Secret Discovery
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Secret Hope
Secret Secret
Section 25
Section 37
Sects and Violins
Secular
Seda E Marg
Seelenkrank
Seely
Seigmen
Seij minus aç
Seize
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Sektion B
Senor Coconut Y Su Conjunto
Sensorium
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The Sensualists
Sentenced
The Sepia
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Sephiroth
Septic Flesh
Sepulcrum Mentis
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Sequentia
The Seraphim
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Seraphim Gothique
Seraphim Shock
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Seraphin Twin
Serotonin
Serca
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Serious Black
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Serpent Beat
Serpentine
Server X
Seven
Sevendust
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Seven Eyes
The Seventh Dawn

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Seventh Harmonic

table of releases by seventh harmonic
releaselabelcatalogueformatrelease datenotesavailability to buy
releaselabelcatalogueformatrelease datenotesavailability to buy
Adumbrationscd
The Awakeningtape2000-03 Buy The Awakening by Seventh Harmonic at amazon.co.uk
The Ascentcd2001-07Debut release?
Seventh Harmonic vs. InterlockcdWith Interlock
Promise of Sacrificecd2003-01
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Seventh Image
Seven Trees
Severed Heads

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Sex Gang Children

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Sex With Lurch
Sex Without Souls
Sfor Crime
Shade Factory
Shades of Grey
Shadow Cafe
Shadowcaster
Shadowcraft
The Shadow Dance
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Shadow Dancers
Shadow House
Shadow Light
Shadow Project
Shadowpuppet
Shadow Reichenstein
Shadows of Doubt
Shadowsphere
Shadows to Ashes
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Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet
Shai No Shai
Shallow
Shanon
Sharashka
Sharkbait
Shelleyan Orpan
Shellyz Raven
Sheep On Drugs
Shift
Shimmer3 / Shimmer 3
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Shine
Shining
Shinjuku Thief
Shiva in Exile
Shock Headed Peters
Shock of Reality
Shock Therapy
Shriekback
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Shrinking Violet
The Shroud
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Shroud (Buffalo)
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Shroud of Cyanide
Siddal
Sieben
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Siechtum
Siela
Sielwolf
Sigh
Siglo XX
Signal Aout 42
Signal to Noise and Epoch
Signs Ov Chaos
Sigue Sigue Sputnik
  1. void
  2. mailing list (unofficial)
Silence
Silence Gift
Silence is Sexy
Silencio
Silentium
  1. void
Silent Promises
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Silent Scream

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The Silent 6
Silent Voices
Silke Bischoff
Silvania
Silver Apples
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Silverblood
Simbolo
Simeone
Simon Dreams in Violet
Simply Dead
Sinessence
Single Gun Theory
Sing Sing Dead Man
The Sinister Ducks
Sinister Sirens
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Sinister Undertones
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Sin Masters
The Sins
  1. cdbaby
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Sins of Lust
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Sins of the Flesh
Sins of the Flesh - The Second Coming
The Sins Of Thy Beloved
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Sinusoide
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Siouxsie & The Banshees

table of releases by siouxsie and the banshees
releaseformatrelease datenotesbuy UK buy USA
releaseformatrelease datenotesUK USA
Dreamshowdvd2005-08-22 amazon
Nocturnevhs1983 uk vhs, pal
Once Upon A Timevhs1986 uk vhs, pal
Twice Upon A Timevhs1992 uk vhs, pal usa vhs, ntsc
The Seven Year Itch - Livevhs2002 uk vhs, pal
The Seven Year Itchdvd2003 uk region 2usa region 1
book amazon
Entrancedbook amazon
Mark Paytress - Siouxsie and the Banshees: The Authorised Biographybook2003-07-25 uk
The Scream (1978) uk usa
Join Hands (1979) uk usa
Kaleidoscope (1980) uk usa
Juju (1981) uk usa (1981-08)
Once Upon a Time: The Singles (1981, compilation; 1985, video) uk usa
Kiss in the Dream House (1982) uk usa (1992-08-25)
Nocturne (1983, live album, video) uk usa
The Thorn (1984 ep)
Hyaena (1984) uk usa
Tinderbox (1986) uk usa
Through the Looking Glass (1987) uk usa
Peep Show (1988) uk usa (1988-09-06)
Superstition (1991) uk usa (1991-06-11)
Peel Sessions (1991, ep) usa (1991-07-01)
Kiss Them For Me (cd single) uk usa (1991-05-21)
Fear (Of the Unknown) / Spiral Twist (cd single) usa (1991-11-26)
Twice Upon a Time: The Singles (1992, compilation, video) uk usa (1992-10-13)
Rapture (1995) uk usa (1995-02-14)
Dizzy (le tour CD)
The Best of Siouxsie and the Banshees (le) uk (2002-09-30) usa (2002-11-12)
The Best of Siouxsie and the Banshees uk (2002-09-30) usa (2002-11-12)
The Seven Year Itch uk
uk (vinyl, 2003-05-19)
usa (2003-07-22)
Reflections in the Looking Glass: A Tribute to Siouxsie and the Banshees usa (1996-10-01)
  1. Steven Severin - Siouxsie and the Banshees founder-member, Steven Severin's, own online label. Features information on and sales of RE:leases, articles by Steven, a magpie gallery, and the meanings behind many Banshees' lyrics.
  2. the banshees and other creatures
  3. stella's siouxsie home page
  4. vamp
  5. geocities, 7773
  6. partium
  7. tripod, carigana
  8. busprod
  9. skullranch
  10. mital
  11. gothic.net
  12. Loki's pictures
  13. fortunecity
  14. blood-dance
  15. Exterminating - Creatures fan site with complete discography, lyrics, sounds, photos, designs, links, articles & interviews.
  16. geocities, emily777 - Categorized list of Siouxsie and the Banshees/The Creatures links.
  17. Paradise Place - Fan site offers a discography, pictures, artwork, links and forum.
  18. Photographs of Siouxsie Sioux - Scanned professional, candid and concert images.
  19. Siouxsie And The Banshees - Discography, pictures, lyrics, and articles.
  20. Siouxsie and the Banshees on Mital-U History, discography, photos, and book/fanzine information.
  21. Stella's Siouxsie Page - Contains pictures, sounds, discography, and articles.
  22. television personalities Bill Grundy interview
  23. untiedundone fan site
  24. fantazee Vernette Butler's site, history, discography (including bootlegs)
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Sirensong
Sista Mannen Pa Jorden
The Sisterhood
Sister Kill Cycle
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Sister Machine Gun
  1. SMG

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The Sisters of Mercy

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The Sisters of Murphy
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Sisyphus
SITD
616 Abortions
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Six Minutes of Static
16 Horsepower
Sixteen Volt
SixthComm/MotherDestruction
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The 69 Eyes
  1. void
Skeletal Family
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Skin
Skinflick
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Skinflowers
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Skinner box
Skinny
Skinny Puppy
  • cEvin Key
  • Deep, distorted, harsh male vocals. Industrial, metal, electro, fast dance. Early, though not amongst the original, industrial pioneers, formed 1984?

  • releases: Brap (compilation); Last Rights; Too Dark Park; Spasmolytic; Cleanse Fold and Manipulate; Video Collection (early 2002)
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Skold
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Skrew
  • USA guitar-based industrial programming

  • releases: Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame
Skullbone
  • Metal industrial, darkwave
    comparisons: Ministry; Leechwoman

  • releases: Transdaemonium
Skullflower
  • Feedback, distortion, moaning vocals
    comparisons: Quaalude; Jesus and Mary Chain; Pink Floyd

  • releases: Infinityland
Skull Flux
Skyclad
  • Martin (Sabbat; Return 2 the Sabbat) - vocals
  • Folk, metal. Have recently (2003) worked with Edward Tudor-Pole (and the rest of Tenpole Tudor?)

    comparisons: New Model Army; Judas Priest; Clannad; Testament; Levellers

  • eleases: History of a Time to Come
Sky Cries Mary
Sky High
Skylash
  • German? Instrumental electronic, sampled vocals.

  • releases: Empyreal Day Dreams
Slap
Slave Cave
Slave Cradle
Slave Unit
  • German? Guitar-based industrial
    comparisons: NIN; Ministry

  • releases: Slave Unit
Sleep Chamber
  • Ambient art experimental dark industrial, electro beats and rhythms, analogue synth instrumentals. Sexual, magical themes, male, female vocals, dark ritualistic, fetish sex music.
    comparisons: Depeche Mode

  • releases: Sexmagik Ritual (recorded 1984-1986); Seduction Through The Past Darkly (live and studio); Sirkus; Sirkle Zero; Some Godz Die Young; Sleep Or Forever Hold your Piece; Symphony Sexualis; Siamese Succubi; Sacred And Surreal (1983-1987); Spellbound Submission; Sopor (reworked and new tracks); Sentinel Serenade (collection of highlights, includes booklet of live (S&M) shows)
Sleeping Dogs Wake
  • UK underground, male, female vocals, gothic electronic.
    comparisons: 4AD

  • releases: Sugar Kisses; Spider Billy and Snake Dance; Hold Me/Under The Stars (single); Under The Stars; Walk On
Sleeping Pictures
  • releases: Nether Edge
Sleepless
  • Italian?

  1. void
The Sleep of Reason
Sleepwalk
  • Swiss, danceable rhythms, strings, sequencers, techno
    comparisons: YelworC; Amgod

  • labels: Khazad Dum?
  • releases: Door To Insomnia; Hypnotize
Slogun
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S.L.O.T.
  • German? Dance, trance, instrumental, synths, atmospheric

  • releases: The Seven Seasons
Slowdive
Slowdrag
  • Active (2003-09-29). Played in Frankfurt.

Slow Motion
  • Greek? Formed 1985, goth band, ethereal, screaming, opera, avant-garde, techno-ambient trance.
    comparisons: Klaus Nomi

  • releases: Blind Transmissions (1990-1997 projects)
Smallcreep
  • Metal industrial, electronic, post-Gothic, some guitar-based.
    comparisons: Squid

  • releases: Melt
Smear Campaign
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Smell and Quim
  • Noise, industrial

Smitten
Smp

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Snail

  • Features ex-member of Siouxsie and the Banshees and Spear of Destiny.

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Sneaky Bat Machine
  • Inactive / changed name to Goteki. Postmodern graveyard disco music for the insane. Bubblegum industrial, electronics, drum machines. Darkwave, Largebeat pioneers. Lightsabre battles, laser fights, free aliens. Dancey music.
    comparisons: Virgin Prunes; Alien Sex Fiend; Sex Gang Children

  • releases: Boneshaker (single); Disco 4 The Dead
  • SBM
    Sneaky Bat
    R. Tregenza, Sneaky Bat Machine c/o The Spooky Corporation,
    40 Ponsford Road,
    Knowle,
    Bristol
    BS4 2UR.
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Snog
  • Industrial, trip hop, alternative post rock. Sequencing, digital, some acoustic guitars and instruments, samples, distorted vocals. Anti-capitolist.
    comparisons: Swans vocals

  • releases: Remote Control; The Future; Buy Me... I'll Change Your Life; Third Mall From the Sun; I Snog Therefore I Am; Dear Valued Customer; Lies Inc; Hooray; The Human Germ
Snowblind
Snowblind Waltz
Snowdonnas
  • Tim White - vocals, guitars
  • Fort Worth. Loud crunchy guitars, clear vocals.

    comparisons: Lowsunday; My Bloody Valentine; Slowdive

  • releases: Over Now
Snowpony
  • Debbie Googe (My Bloody Valentine); (Bows)
Snowskyn
Social Engineer
  • Industrial / powernoise / noise.

Soda Ash
  • Missouri gothic guitar band.
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Sofia Run
  • Denny - vocalist.
  • Formed 1992 by Denny, based in New York. Psychedelic side of Goth, strings, acoustic, harsh, discordant. Early 80s feel.

  • comparisons: echoes of Nico/Velvet Underground; Death In June; Joy Division
  • labels: Sudden Times Music
  • releases: The Dignity of Folly; Intimacy
  • contact: Sofia Run,
    P.O. Box 656625
    Fresh Meadows,
    NY 11365
    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Soft Cell
  • 1980s pop

  • releases: The Art of Falling Apart; Non Stop Erotic Cabaret; Non Stop Ecstatic Dancing (remix album); Soft Cell (1981-1984 singles); The Singles (compilation); This Last Night in Sodom
Soil and Eclipse
  • Hawaii-based. Romantic, emotional electronic sounds, Gothic sensibilities.
    comparisons: Depeche Mode; Tears For Fears; The Mission

  • releases: Meridian; Necromancy; Archetype
The Soil Bleeds Black
  • Gothic ensemble with neo-mediaeval alchemy, antique influence and 90s Gothic sound. Mediaeval, 'Rustic'.

  • releases: March of the Infidels; May the Blood of Many a Valiant Knight Be Avenged; Alchemie; Quintessence; The Mirror of the Middle Ages
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Solanacae Tau
Solar Lodge
  • Atmospheric, instrumental.

  • releases: Eternity Into Stillness
The Solicitors
  • Mid eighties band.

Sol Invictus
  • Tony Wakeford; Matt Howden
  • Dark neo-folk

  • releases: All Things Strange and Rare
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Solitaire
Solitary Experiments
  • Dark electronics

  • releases: Final Approach (composed 1996-1999)
Solitary Sinners
  • Jay Grinder
  • Formed summer, 2000, Colarado.  Electronic darkwave.

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La Solitude
  • Swedish

  1. Apocalypse
Solstice
  • comparisons: Metallica; Black Sabbath

  • releases: Lamentations
Sombre View
  • Swedish synth pop, gothic influences, pagan mediaeval.

  • releases: As It Fades; nvocation
Some More Crime
  • German guitar-based experimental

  • releases: Another Domestic Drama
Somnambul
Somnium
  • Neo-classical experimental side project of Emperor
    comparisons: Mortiis

  • releases: Thou Shalt Suffer
Sona Eact
  • Industrial repetitive rhythms, distorted sounds.
    comparisons: The Severed Heads

  • releases: Hard Industrial Loop Check; Engine Works Inc
Sonar
  • Belgian? Power noise

  • releases: Remote Assault
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Sonic Noise Terrorists
  • Member from Nocturne from Invisible Records. Dallas, TX, USA. Industrial, digital hardcore/noise. Formed late 2003.

Sonic State
  • Jenny Z (Sigue Sigue Sputnik)
Sonne Hagal
Sonnentau
  • releases: Das Laub fällt von der Bäumen
Sons of Neverland
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Sons of William
  • UK and USA band. Early gothic influences, latterly American guitar-based industrial.
    comparisons: Ministry

  • releases: Husk
son tarjeiav
  • Norway. Underground electronic.

Sophia
  • (God Machine)
  • Dark ambient Percussive spinoff of Arcana, without female vocals, and more percussive, classical. Early mediaeval militaristic, agressive style.
    comparisons: Dead Can Dance

  • label: Cold Meat Industry; Metropolis
  • releases: Sigillum Militum (debut album); Herbstwerk (second album); Sophia; Spite (early 2002); The Seduction of Madness (single, early 2002)
Sophia
  • Another band called Sophia

Sophya
  • Post-gothic electronic, female lead vocals. Dark, mystical.

  • releases: The Age Of Sophya
Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows
  • Anna-Varney Cantodea - vocals, etc.
  • German Gothic band, mystical themes, growing mediaeval influences. Neo-classical, black ambient, neo folk. Released a number of tapes before the first CD album. Anna-Varney worked on the German translations for London After Midnight - Selected Songs From The End Of The World.

  • label: Apocalyptic Vision
  • releases: Sopor Aeternus (later re-mastered, with additional tracks); Todeswunch (second album); The Inexperienced Spiral Traveller; Dead Lovers Sarabande; Dead Lovers Sarabande (Face Two); Songs from the Inverted Womb
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Sordid Sentimental
  • Norway. Underground electronic.

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Soror Dolorosa

  • { Andy (Nuit Noire; Mutiilation; Peste Noire; Celestia; Darvulia; Fornication) - drums;
    Franck (Funeraell) - guitar;
    Carles Herv├ę (Funeraell) - bass;
    Christophe Guenot (Funeraell) - vocals; }

    Transitory members - Emey (Contrast; Unscarred) - guitar (replaced Franck);
    Benoit Roux Mr. Xort (Anorexia Nervosa) - additional studio keyboards, production;
    Moulay - guitars;

    [ Herv├ę Carles - bass;
    Andy Julia - vocals;
    Emey - guitars;
    Franck / Frank Ligabue - drums, percussion ]
  • status: active

    formed: 2001

    location: Paris / Toulouse, Ile-de-France.

    genres: Gothic, new wave, Death Rock; Cold Wave.

    etymology of name: Herve had read the Symbolist novel Bruges-la-morte by Georges Rodenbach. Depending on translation means either Sister Pain or Lovers of Pain.

    2003 - Emey replaced Franck on guitar.
    2005 - band split up.
    2007-August - reformed.

  • influences: Christian Death; Bauhaus; The Sisters of Mercy; The Cure; Human league; Deep Purple; Black Sabbath; Ulver; Depeche Mode; Metallica; Satriani; Vai; Blues
  • labels: Beneath Grey Skies - Northern Silence; Todestieb Records
  • releases:
    Severance (ep, 2009-August)
    Blind Scenes (debut album, released 2011-02-25)
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Sorrow
  • Rose McDowall (Strawberry Switchblade, Psychic TV, Current 93, Death In June)
  • Atmospheric
  1. Official
Soul Brothers
Soulgrinder
  • Swedish goth-metal duo, very guitar orientated.

  • releases: Enter
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Soul in Isolation
  • German? Classical goth.
    comparisons: Love is Colder Than Death; Dead Can Dance

  • releases: On Stranger Tides
Soul Takers
  • Active, based in Midlands?

Soul Whirling Somewhere
  • Male vocals, melodic lullabies, synthesiser, acoustic guitars, electronics at times, atmospheric strings.

  • releases: Eating the Sea; Everyone Will Eventually...; Pyewackit; Hope Was
Sounds from Sound

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Southern Death Cult

  • UK

    Ian Astbury called Andi Sex Gang Count Visigoth and fans of his band Goths when Dave Dorrell from the NME heard him use the term. One of the leaders of the first wave of Goth bands in the early eighties.

    1982-10 - appear on front cover of NME.

  • comparisons: early Adam and the Ants
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Soviet Radio
  • Dark, electronic dance.

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Space Remains
  • Australian solo project

  • releases: Telepath EP.
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Spahn Ranch
  • USA hard, dance industrial, some guitar samples

  • releases: Collateral; The Coiled One; In Parts Assembled Solely; Breath and Taxes (remixes from Collateral); Retrofit (ep, remixes); The Blackmail Starters Kit (mixes, remixes, demos); Anthology 1992-1994
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Spandau Ballet
  • Gary Kemp
  • Started off performing between art films at the Scala Theatre? cinema

The Spares
  • Simon Manning (Children on Stun)
  • Very Stun-ish, indie influences, post-Goth.

  • label: M&A Music Art
  • releases: Tired and Bizarre (features contributions from all previous Stun members)
  1. void*
Sparks
  1. official*
Spasmodique
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Spatium Saevus Sonitus
  • Dark experimental minimal music.
    comparisons: Tomb of Time; Cpinalonga; Cold Meat

  • releases: The Ritual of the Black Sun
Speaking Silence
  • French? Romantic female lead vocals, post-gothic guitar wave, neo-classical, darkwave.

  • releases: Insides
Spear of Destiny
  • Kirk Brandon (Theatre of Hate)
  • Brandon left in 1992 to go solo, returning in 1998

Specimen
  • Jonny Slut - keyboards; (Siouxsie and the Banshees) - guitarist.
  • releases: Azoic; Wet Warm Cling Film Red Velvet (US version of Azoic)
Spell
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Sperm Whale
  • Steve; Sandrine
  • Side project of Seize. Darker, harsher sounding EBM

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Sphere
Sphere Lazza
  • German? Electronic industrial and commercial sounds

  • releases: The Enemy Within
Spiderlegs
  • Goth, industrial, darkwave.

  1. official*
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Spinal Machine
  • Underground experimental.

Spindle Shanks
  • Jeanne Fahey - vocals
  • Atmospheric, darkly romantic.

  • releases: Spindle Shanks
Spine of God
  • ND (Still Patient?)
  • Electro, industrial, darkwave side project of ND.

  • releases: Slavery
Spiral
Spiral Dance
Spiral Of Silence
  • Italian?
    comparisons: Bauhaus; Joy Division; Ikon

  • releases: Leap
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Spiral Realms
  • Simon House (Hawkwind)
  • Ambient, violins.

  • releases: Crystal Jungles of Eos; Trip to G9
Spirea X
Spiritual Bats
  • Italian? Gothic rock, post-punk, atmospheric, Death Rock
    comparisons: Christian Death; batcave; Blood and Roses; Ausgang; Danse Societyz

  • releases: Confession; Sacrament
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Spiritual Cramp
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Spiritual Front
  • Simone Salvatori
  • Worked with Math Howden

  • label: Hau Ruck!; SPQR
  • releases: Nihilist (ep); No Kisses on the Mouth
Spiritualized
Spiritual Reality
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Spiritus Mundi
Spit Like This
Spizzenergi
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SPK
  • Amongst the original inustrial pioneers. SPK stands for System Programming Korporation.

  • releases: SePpuKu; Dies Irae; Auto Da Fe; Leichenshrei (Shriek of the Corpse)
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Splashdown
Splatter Squall
  • German? Industrial, distorted vocals, electronic.
    comparisons: Skinny Puppy; Delirium

  • releases: Suspiria (LE, 1,000); The Spell
S.P.O.C.K.
  • Swedish synth pop (unsurprisingly with a Star Trek focus), goth, electro. Name allegedly stands for Star Pilot On Channel K.

  • label: Bloodline
  • releases: Alien Worlds; A Piece of the Action (singles collection); Five Year Mission; Speed of Light (single); 1999; Astro Girl; Earth Orbit:Live (1997); Klingon 2000
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Spoons
  • Canadian.
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Spümco
Squid
  • Lorraine - "fretless boom boom & 666 string"; Dominic - "pistol whipping"; jaSon Dalton (Swamp City Trailer Trash) - "programanslaughter & guitar - filth"
  • Gothic dark Industrial. Voted best unsigned band two years running in Metal Hammer. Now named 616 Abortions.
    comparisons: Marilyn Manson; Korn

  • releases: Prophetism; The Bitter Saints Abortion
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Squonk Opera
S.R.
  • Daniel Ash (Bauhaus); Peter Murphy (Bauhaus); Kevin Haskins; Chris Barber; David J Haskins
  • Formed in November 1978 by Ash and Murphy who write a few songs that are later used by Bauhaus. First shows played in December at Northampton's Nene College of Art Christmas Ball. David J replaces Barber after one more show and renames group Bauhaus 1919.

Sri Lanka
SSV
  • Full name SSV-NSMABAAOTWMODAACOTIATW allegedly stands for Screw Shareholder Values, the Andrew Eldritch 'album' he recorded to escape his WEA/East West contract. Mumbly.

  • releases: Go Figure (unreleased album)
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Stabitha
  • Melissa - drums
  • Portland, Oregon, USA. Horror, Gothic music. Used to be three women and three men, now (2003-11) four women and two men.

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Stagefright
  • Gothic and reggae fused.
  1. void* fan club (includes graffiti wall, comic)
Stages of Cruelty
  • Sam - strong female vocalist; four others.
  • Robust guitar and real drums, Uncle Nemesis.

  1. Stages of Cruelty
Stalingrad
Stalker
  • UK power electronics.
Stare
Star 80
Star Industry
  • Belgian Goth, power rock. Eighties Goth with twenty-first century techno-twist.
    The Merry Thoughts; Sisters of Mercy; Suspiria

  • releases: Iron Dust Crush; New Millenium (single)
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Starseeds
Statemachine
  • Swedish? Indie, goth, futurist, electronic, synth pop
    comparisons: Inaura; Curve

  • releases: Breakdown; Thermal Noise; Negative Feedback; Happy Endings (singles); Battered and Bruised
State of Being
  • Cleveland Goth band.
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State of Grace
Static Movement
  • Italian? Ex-members of Frozen Autumn, female and male vocals. Synth-pop, darkwave.

  • releases: Visionary Landscapes
Static X
  • Wayne - vocals
Stay Frightened
  • Italian? Spiritual, swirling, atmospheric
    comparisons: Project (the label)

  • releases: Still
Steeple of Fyre
Stellamara
Stendal Blast
  • German electronic music, German vocals, electro darkwave, synth pop
    comparisons: DAF

  • labels: Gymnastic Records
  • releases: Was Verdorrt; Morgenrot
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Steril
  • German dancefloor industrial, breakbeat-electro.
    comparisons: NIN

  • releases: Transmission Pervious; Egoist (remixes); Egoism; Venus Trap; Deep (remixes)
St. Eve
  • NYC-based
Steve Pittis
  • Dark ambient, soundtrack
  • label: Cold Spring
  • releases: Sacred Flesh OST
Steve Roach
  • Ethno ambient, electronic, since 1981.
  • label: Projekt
  • releases: Structures from Silence (1984); Dreamtime Return (1989) Atmospheric Conditions; Dreamtime Return; Slow Heat; Vine (with Jorge Reyes); Magnificent Void; Mystic Chords and Sacred Spaces (2003); Quiet Music; World's Edge; Streams & Currents (early 2002); The Serpent's Lair (2000); InnerZone (early 2002, collaboration with vidnaObmana); Space and Time (2003-09-23, compilation); Wachuma's Wave (with Byron Metcalf); Early Man (2 cd)
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Steve Severin
  • (Siouxsie and the Banshees)
  • Part of the 'Bromley Contingent' which included Billy Idol and Siouxsie Sioux. Involved with Siouxsie and the Banshees from 1977 to 1996. Composed the soundtrack for Nigel Windgrove's banned Visions of Ecstasy, 1989. Has released a solo album or two since the Banshees split up.

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Stiff Miners
  • German? Dark electronic, deep vocals.

  • releases: G-selle
Stigma
  • Belgian? Oppressive soundscape, electronic ambience, post futurist, modern German darkwave influences.

  • releases: Putrefaction; Deadline Album
Stillife
  • Hull-based darkwave band. Dark, broody, goth-friendly.
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Still Patient?
  • Trad goth, guitars, male vocals, German-style darkwave, UK-style Gothic rock.
    comparisons: Nephilim; Sisters; Love Like Blood; Play Dead; The Merry Thoughts

  • releases: Salamand; Cataclysm; Chameleon (LE 777); Nightmare Arrival (LE 500); Salamand and Cataclysm (first two albums); Demondive
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Still Silent
  • Mindi Com Ballack (Goethes Erban); Peter Spilles (Project Pitchfork); Rodney Orpheus (Cassandra Complex); Eric Burton (Catastrophe Ballet)
  • Goth

  • releases: Sick World
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Stillste Stund
  • German language minimalist darkwave.
    comparisons: Goethes Erban

  • releases: Ein Mensch, Ein Ding, Ein Traum
Stin Scatzor
  • Heavy industrial, distorted vocals.

  • releases: Industronic; Industrology; Industrogression
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Stirr
Stoa / STOA
  • German goth group. Neo-classical, operatic, mediaeval, neo-folk.
    comparisons: Wagner

  • label: Alice In...
  • releases: Porta V111; Unthona; Zal
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Stoic Statuary
Stone Breath
Stone 588
  • West Coast USA post-punk group, brooding tribal sound, female vocals.
    X-mal Deutschland; Siouxsie and the Banshees

  • releases: Door in the Dragons
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Stoneflow
  • Swedish? Very heavy
    comparisons: Ministry (without the samples)

  • releases: Sculpture
Strange Boutique
  • USA-based swirly gothic.

  • releases: The Kindest Words; Charm
Strange Desire
Strategy
  • Canadian industrial, electro, deep male vocals, keyboards.
    comparisons: Front Line Assembly

  • releases: Intense; Assignment
Stratvm Terror
  • Claustrophobic soundscapes
    comparisons: Lustmord; Throbbing Gristle

  • releases: Pain Implantations; Genetic Implosion
Strawberry Switchblade
  • Rose McDowell (Current 93, Sorrow, Psychic TV, Death in June) - vocals
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Streicher
  • releases: War Without End
Strength Through Joy
  • Ireland-based?

Stribog
  • Italian bleak, melancholic apocalyptic neo-folk.

  • releases: Daily War (with Futhark)
Strife
  • Metal, hardcore.
Stromkern
  • US / German? Dark, romantic orchestral electro, Darkwave.
    comparisons: Meat Beat Manifesto; Ministry (Land of Rape and Honey)

  • releases: Flicker Like A Candle; Dammerung Im Traum; Night Riders (remix); Re-Align (2002)
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Struggler
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Stun
Styx
  • 80's
Submerge
  • Paul Miles (Nefilim)
  • London-based goth, trance, rock. Modern synths; 80s touches; rock, goth guitars; deep, mysterious vocals.
    comparisons: Billy Idol.

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Submersible
  • San Fransisco goth band.
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Subspecies
Substance of Dream
  • Guitar-based gothic, alternative band

  • releases: The Fall of Laura
Substanz T
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Subtonix
Sub Version
  • John K.
  • LA-based moody, dark electro-goth solo project.

  • releases: The Winds of War
Subway to Sally

Subzeros

  • { Paul Miles (Nefilim; Sensorium) - guitar, vocals; Spider Cullen - vocals; Mark Perry Harking - bass; Steve Wags - drums; }
  • UK, London, Camden.

    Rock, Goth, punk

    Dark lyrics.

    2004 - formed in Camden, London, UK.
    2005-08/09 - planned gigs.

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Such Beautiful Sin
  • Marcus G. Jervis - vocals; Danny J. Finch - guitars; Paul 'PJ' Jensen - bass; Emma Hanid - keyboards; Dan Theobald - drums.
  • Such Beautiful Sin,
    10 Green Drive,
    Lowestoft,
    Suffolk
    NR33 7RJ
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Suede
  • UK indie pop

  • releases: Nude; Dog Man Star
Sueno de Luna
  • Ethereal, darkwave.
Sugarbox
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Suicide
  • Alan Vega - vocals; Martin Rev - keyboard
  • Formed in 1972. Electro-punk. New York duo. Influenced many Goth, industrial and electronic bands. Avant-garde, rockabilly, minimalist in places.

    comparisons: Stooges; Velvet Underground

  • labels: Red Star Records; Demon Records; Reachout International Records; Wax Trax! Records; Enemy; Mute
  • releases: Suicide (debut album, 1977, produced by Ric Ocasek (The Cars)); Half Alive (second album, 1980); Ghost Riders (1981); A Way of Life (1989); Why Be Blue (1992); The Second Album (2000); The First Album (2000); American Supreme (2002-10-25)
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Suicide Commando
  • Belgian ebm hardcore electro-industrial. Sparse, cold, modernistic, intense. Dark electronics, distorted vocals, power noise.
    comparisons: Skinny Puppy; YelworC; CCP

  • releases: Contamination; Stored Images; Critical Stage; Construct X Destruct; Comatose Delusion; Hellraiser (single); Mindstrip
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Suicide Sanctum
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Suitable Case for Treatment
  • comparisons: Tom Waits.

Sully
Sulpher
  • Rob Holliday; Kevin stewart; monti; mud
  • British, active. Rob Holliday and Monti have worked together and seperately with the creatures/curve/the jesus and mary chain/laibach, they recently co-produced Gary Numans 'Pure' album.
    Due to play a main stage slot at mera luna festival on aug 10th and a release in germany is to happen in sept
    comparisons: Ministry; Nine Inch Nails; Gravity Kills

  • label: mechanical/universal
  • releases: one of us (single); you ruined everything (single); spray (album)
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Sumerland
  • releases: Sivo
Sunday Grey
Sunday Munich
  • USA? Complex sounds with gothic emphasis.
    comparisons: Portishead; The Cranes; Switchblade Symphony

  • releases: Pneuma; Vinculum
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Sundown
  • Sweden. Gothic rock, guitar-based and keyboards.
    comparisons: Dreadful Shadows; Love Like Blood; Medicine Rain

  • releases: Design
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The Sunflower Conspiracy
Sun God
  • Rodney Orpheous (Cassandra Complex); Patricia Nigiani (Aurora; Project Pitchfork)
  • Uses Voudoun imagery

  • releases: Sun God
Sunjammer
  • Norway. Underground electronic.

Sunless
The Sunless Lands
Sunn
Sun of Sadness
Sunset Yellow
  • Danish project, trance, dub, samba
Sunshine
  • Czech new wave/punk band
  • comparisons: Joy Division
Sunshine Blind
  • Caroline Blind - female midrange vocalist, guitarist; CWHK - guitarist; Geoff - drummer; Mark 27 - keyboard; Cousin Al (left when the rest moved to SF from New Jersey).
  • Active since 1991, CWHK and Caroline founded the band in San Francisco and have a son called Skye Strummer (1999). Goth, industrial, death rock, dark electro/dance, harsh power noise. Distorted tones.
    comparisons: X-Mal Deutschland; Siouxsie and the Banshees; Ghost Dance

  • releases: Love the Sky to Death; Liquid
  • contact: Sunshine Blind
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Superheroines
  • Eva O (Christian Death; Shadow Project) - lead singer?
  • US all-girl group, punk, metal, glam, Goth

  • releases: Love And Pain (80s recordings)
Surgery Without Research
Surreality
Survival Unit
  • Swedish power electronics.
Suspicion Breeds Confidence
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Susperia
  • Norwegian black metal, melodious, technically able.

Suspiria
  • Mark Tansey (Intra Venus, works for Nightbreed).
  • Modern dancefloor, gothic aesthetics. Formed 1993, split up in late 1997 (announced at DBM).

  • label: Nightbreed.
  • releases: Drama; The Great and Secret Show; Primitive Attentions (Remastered from Tragedy and The Great and Secret Show); Dancefloor Tragedy (The Best of Suspiria) (US release)
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Susurrus Inanis
Sutcliffe Jugend
  • Experimental noise, death industrial.

  • releases: When Pornography Is No Longer Enough; The Victim As Beauty
Suture
Suture Seven
  • Jamie - vocals, drums
  • Active (2003-11). Jamie was on vocals, now (2003-11) on drums.

  • releases: Bleed for the Cutting Edge (due 2004-01)
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Svasti-Ayanam
  • Dark ambient, claustrophobic.

  • releases: Sanklesa
S.V.D. / St Vitus Dance
  • label: Dependent
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Swallow
Swamp Terrorists
  • Metal, guitar-based dancy industrial

  • releases: Five In Japan (live, 1996 Japan tour); Grim-Stroke-Disease; Combat Shock; Wreck; Pale Torment EP (not an EP, remix album); Rare and Unreleased
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Swan Death
  • Belgian Gothic, atmospheric, experimental. Strings, bass lines.
    comparisons: Wagner; Cure; Joy Division.

  • releases: Black Wolf; Darkness, Prodigy and Virtuousity; Endless
Swann Danger
  • Formerly Heart of Snow.

  • releases: Endure or More (2003?); (Self titled EP)
Swans
  • Michael Giras (The Angels of Light); Jarboe
  • Jarboe joined around the time of Children of God (the most 'Goth' of their albums). Dark sinister sounds, well-thought out guitar riffs, twisted backing vocals, dead pan vocals. Post-rock, ambient dronescapes. Great Annihilator is mellow / punishing industrial...

  • label: MCA
  • releases: Children of God (1987); The Burning World (1989); White Light from the Mouth of Infinity (1991); Love of Live (1992); The Great Annihilator (1994); Celebrity Lifestyle (single); Soundtracks for the Blind
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Swans of Avon
  • (Secret Discovery)
  • German 90s Gothic, ex-Secret Discovery members. Guitar-based Gothic Rock.
    comparisons: Mission; early Sisters; Emma Conquest; Pink Floyd

  • releases: Trust the Angels; When Heaven Falls

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Swarf

  • { Andrew Stock - programming, live synth, sequencing, founder; Liz 'Lowlife' Green - vocals, founder}
    [ Andrew Stock; Liz Green; Chris Kiefer (Chaosphere) - programming, live 'squelches and rushes']
  • UK, Brighton.

    Electro, ambient.

    Soaring female vocals, melancholic orchestral atmospheres, beats, electro rushes.

    Originally a duo.

    Name from curly strips of metal waste from a lathe (small, cute and shiny, but still hard as nails).

    Won the battle of the bands at Whitby.

  • comparisons: Cocteau-techno
  • labels: Wasp Factory Recordings
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    8 Norrfolk Terrace,
    Brighton,
    East Sussex,
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Swartalf
  • Darkwave, death metal, tribal magikal semi-ritualistic music. Named after the Swart Alfar (Dark Elves) from Norse mythology.
    comparisons: Aleister Crowley; Lord Byron; De Sade.

  • label: Memento Mori
  • releases: Candles Burning Blue; The Golden Section
Sweep
  • (Apoptygma Berzerk)
  • Norway. Underground electronic. Light, bouncy synthpop. Modern synth pop from ex-Apop members.

    comparisons: Wolfsheim; Iris

  • releases: Sweepeepee
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Sweet

  • Glam.

    One of the more important non-punk influences on early Goth.

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Sweet William

  • { Oliver Heuer - founding member, vocals, guitars, synths, programming }
    [ Frank Breuer - bass, programming;
    Markus Gerlach - since 2001, drummer, percussion ]
  • formed: 1986

    status: active

    location: K├Âln (Cologne)

    genres: alternative; electronica; psychedelic; indie

    Amongst the early German goth bands.

    1991 - signed contract with Hyperium/Rough Trade

  • comparisons: Nephilim; Hawkwind; the Doors
  • labels: d-monic; Datakill Rec
  • releases: These Monologues - debut album (rec 1989, released 1990, Big Noise Rec.);
    Kind of Strangest Dream;
    Development Through the Years;
    Show (1998, Dion Fortune Rec);
    Brighter Than the Sun (2010-April, d-monic records)
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Switchblade Symphony
  • Tina Root - classically trained high-pitched female vocals; Susan Wallace - composer, keyboards, programming; Robin Jacobs - guitars; George Earth (Candy Machine) - guitarist.
  • Formed 1990/1991 in San Francisco, by Susan Wallace and Tina Root, split up around 2000/1? Gothic, electro, celtic, dance with diverse influences. Combination of dark, classical, electronic, jazz, trip hop. Name from cutting up elements and forming symphony of beauty and nastiness. In later years synths pretty much took over from guitars, goth-hop style.Classical music, hard guitar, hard drums, nasty vocals. Drummer is also the trombone player. Harp, strings, bells, opera singing. Signed to Cleopatra in 1994. Into nursery rhymes, children fairy tales, fantasy... Heavy beat industrial, electronica and classical/theatrical styles of music. TheBladies.com
    Rumoured to have recently split up, Tina now in band called Tre'Lux?
    comparisons: Siouxsie Sioux; Dead Can Dance.

  • labels: Cleopatra Records.
  • releases: Serpentine Gallery; Clown (single); Bread and Jam For Francis; Drool (single); The Three Calamities; The Three Calamities and More; Sinister Nostalgia (remix album).
  • contact: Switchblade Symphony
    P.O. Box 170443
    San Francisco
    CA 94117
    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
    Cleopatra Records,
    8726 S. Sepulveda Blvd,
    Ste D-82
    CA 90045
    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
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Swoon 19
Sykik Vandals
  • Erik
Sykotic Tendencies
  • Solo project.

  • releases: Saint
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Sylvania
  • Toronto. Dark, gothic, industrial. Active (2003).

Sylvias Ghost
Symbiotic
Symptom
  • Florida-based solo 'gothic vision'.
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Synaesthesia
  • Bill Leeb (Frontline Assembly; Delerium); Rhys Fulber (Frontline Assembly; Delerium)
  • Side Project of Leeb and Fulber. Harsh dance, trance, atmospheric, ambient, dreamscape electronic music.

  • releases: Desideratum (double CD); Ephemeral; Embody; So What
Synapscape
Synoptia
  • French goth band

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Synthetic
  • Gothic commercial Darkwave, Darkbeat.
    comparisons: Sneaky Bat Machine; Narcissus Pool; Nekromantik; Faithful Dawn.

  • labels: Uppercut
  • releases: Midi Slave (2002.05.06)
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Syrens of Titan
  • Pagan female duo.

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Syria
  • Christian Dorge - vocals
  • German Gothic 70s-rock-influenced, mournful, sparse at times. Gothic, fetish art imagery. Record at Dorge's Black October studios.
    comparisons: Sisters; Pink Floyd

  • releases: Voodoo Highway (ep); A Gift From Culture; Metroland (1997-1998 recordings)
Syrian
  • Gothic rock

System der Dinge
  • German harsh electro industrial.

  • Fear Forms Function
Systems of Romance
System 22
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