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Goth refers to music or items associated with the goth subculture, gothic rock, post-punk, deathrock and some darkwave. ------ The bands that began the gothic rock and death rock scene were limited in number, and included Bauhaus, Specimen, Siouxsie & the Banshees,The Damned, Southern Death Cult, Ausgang, Sex Gang Children, 45 Grave, UK Decay, The Virgin Prunes, Kommunity FK, Alien Sex Fiend and Christian Death. Gloria Mundi, Joy Division, The Cure, Dead Can Dance, early Adam and the Ants and Killing Joke have also been associated. By the mid-eighties, the number of bands began proliferating and became increasingly popular, including The Sisters of Mercy, The Mission (known as The Mission UK in the US), Xmal Deutschland, The Bolshoi and Fields of the Nephilim. The nineties saw the further growth of eighties bands and emergence of many new bands. Factory Records, 4AD Records, and Beggars Banquet Records released much of this music in Europe, while Cleopatra Records among others released much of this music in the United States, where the subculture grew especially in New York, Los Angeles, and Orange County, California, with many nightclubs featuring "gothic/industrial" nights. The popularity of 4AD bands resulted in the creation of a similar US label called Projekt Records. This produces what is colloquially termed ethereal wave, a subgenre of dark wave music. By the mid-1990s many bands started to mix Goth with other genres, mostly with Metal, Ethereal and Electronic music. Also lots of nightclubs that used to play only or mostly goth music, started playing other genres, which became later the main genres of those clubs. creating many confusions with other separated genres such as industrial, gothic metal, ebm, synthpop and dark ambient. Recent years have seen a resurgence in the early positive punk and death rock sound, in reaction to aggrotech, futurepop, and synthpop, which had taken over many goth clubs. Bands with an earlier goth sound like Cinema Strange, Bloody Dead And Sexy, Black Ice, and Antiworld are becoming very popular. Nights like Ghoul School and Release The Bats promote death rock heavily, and the Drop Dead Festival brings in death rock fans from all over the world. Goth and death rock magazines like Drop Dead Magazine (a companion to Drop Dead Festival) also help spread its popularity. Today, the goth music scene thrives in Western Europe - e.g. in Poland, with Castle Party festival, but especially in Germany, with large festivals such as Wave-Gotik-Treffen, M'era Luna and others drawing tens of thousands of fans from all over the world. However, North America still sees large scale events, most recently, Chamber's Dark Art & Music Festival

Artists belong to the genre

All Living Fear

Country: Wielka Brytania / United Kingdom / Date of establishing : 1992


Country: Polska / Poland / Date of establishing : 2005

Invading Chapel

Country: Francja / France / Date of establishing : 1996

Zeitgeist Zero

Country: Anglia / United Kingdom / Date of establishing : 2000