Punk, then proto-Goth.
Early UK punk/Goth band. Developed Gothic sound around time that Bauhaus emerged.
Created from remains of The Resistors after Paul Wilson left.
Abbo initially played guitar, but concentrated on vocals when Steve Spon joined.
Abbo credited with terming movement
Gothic though Bauhaus considered the first Goth band (UK Decay were more punk at the time).
Had own label, Plastic Records.
Some band members produced a monthly fanzine called The Suss and Matrix, a punk record and clothes shop.
Corpus Cristi Records was Crass's record label - UK Decay had been introduced to Penny Rimbaud from Crass by John Loder of Southern Studios.
1979-Spring - formed from The Resistors when Paul Wilson left.
1979 - released Split Single 7" which recieved a poor review in the NME (which appears to have helped sales).
1980-early - first non-Luton gig, supporting Bauhaus.
1981-early - Lorraine 'Lol' Turvey plays bass for some UK dates and a European tour.
1981-Spring - Creetin K-Os plays bass for US and UK tours.
1981 - Eddie 'Dutch' Branch joins on bass.
1982 - Fresh Records collapses, though are bought out by what becomes Jungle Records. UK Decay manage to buy their back catalogue and set up their own record company.
1982-December - split up.
USA? Gentle female vocals. Shimmering backbeat.
comparisons: Strange Boutique; This Ascension
German? Minimal ambient industrial.
Gabba, cyber-goth, industrial, techno-metal. Dark, nihilistic, disturbing.
Ultravox formed in 1974 by John Foxx, who left in 1978. Temporarily disbanded. Keyboardist in Visage (where he met Midge Ure). Shortly after keyboardist reformed Ultravox with Midge Ure in it.
German darkwave, dark electronic Goth, fetish, metal. Vampire, sexual and barbarian imagery. Guitars started to come to the fore around Mystic Sexualis. German language.
comparisons: Spinal Tap (!)
comparisons: Mephisto Waltz; Cocteau Twins
USA or German? Guitar industrial with gospel elements.
Electro, darkwave. German.
comparisons: Rammstein (but lighter)
Gothic / death rock band from Moscow, Russia.
Comparisons: Eldritch vocals.
USA / Polish? Gothic electronic, female vocals.
comparisons: Die Laughing; Inkubus Sukkubus
Toronto. Dark, gothic, industrial. Active (2003).
USA? Gothic, cosmic. Ambient
Atmospheric, arabesque vocals, persian melodies.
Dark, Gothic, romantic darkwave, experimental. Fetish imagery. Female vocals. Darkwave, electro.
comparisons: Heavenly Voices; early Christian Death; Ghosting; Paralysed Age
German / USA? Distorted / female vocals, bouncy drums, trancy electro industrial, samples.
Industrial metal. Commercial
comparisons: NIN / Manson
Originally Atlanta, relocated to Chicago, disappeared. Industrial, early eighties influences. Powerful, commercial.
comparisons: Ministry; Killing Joke; Xmal, Play Dead.
Germany. Goth, electro? Industrial dancefloor.
comparisons: X Marks the Pedwalk; Zoth Ommog (label); Off Beat (label)
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