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Gothic Rock
Gothic rock (sometimes called goth rock) is a genre of rock music that originated during the late 1970s. Originally bands from the genre had strong ties to the English punk rock and emerging post-punk styles. The genre itself was defined as a separate movement from punk rock during the early 1980s. Gothic rock artists deal with dark themes and intellectual movements such as gothic horror, Romanticism, existential philosophy, and nihilism. Notable gothic rock bands include Bauhaus, Joy Division, Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Sisters of Mercy and Fields of the Nephilim. Gothic rock gave rise to a broader goth subculture that includes goth clubs, goth fashions, and goth-oriented magazines. In gothic rock, the guitar tone is usually processed with electronic effects. A clean or warmly overdriven guitar sound is processed through chorusing, flanging, analog delay, and/or dense reverb, resulting in a timbre that resembles those used by Bauhaus, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and The Cure. As well, gothic rock has a characteristic guitar playing style. Gothic rock guitar playing takes its downstroke playing style from punk, and emphasizes angular melodic lines instead of thick chords. Minor keys and minor mode melodies are prevalent, but major keys are also used. The Phrygian mode, with a flattened second scale degree contributes to the gothic sound with its "haunting" and dissonant mood. Gothic rock songs are typically mixed so that there is a heavy bass sound, which creates a moody and gloomy atmosphere. Gothic rock often uses repetitive snare drum snap to propel the beat, either a real drum beat or, later on, usually a drum machine beat. The metronomic snare drum sound can be first heard on Iggy Pop's The Idiot. It continues on in Joy Division's songs, Gary Numan's early music, on early Cure CDs (beginning with Seventeen Seconds) and early Sisters of Mercy recordings. More sophisticated variations of the snare drum snap are used by Kevin Haskins in Bauhaus's music. In the 1990s, some bands in the gothic genre wrote songs with a more hard rock feel, such as the Sisters of Mercy's Vision Thing album, and Fields of the Nephilim, Rosetta Stone, London After Midnight, and The Wake. (This wiki is shared with goth rock)

Artists belong to the genre

Golden Apes

Country: Niemcy / Germany / Date of establishing : 1998

Grooving In Green

Country: Wielka Brytania / United Kingdom / Date of establishing : 2008


Country: Finlandia / Finland / Date of establishing : 1991


Country: Australia / Date of establishing : 1991

Inkubus Sukkubus

Country: Wielka Brytania / United Kingdom / Date of establishing : 1988

Invading Chapel

Country: Francja / France / Date of establishing : 1996


Country: Anglia / United Kingdom / Date of establishing : 2005

Lolita KompleX

Country: Austria / Date of establishing : 2007-06

London After Midnight

Country: USA / Date of establishing : 1990

Lord Of The Lost

Country: Niemcy / Germany / Date of establishing : 2008

Merciful Nuns

Country: Niemcy / Germany / Date of establishing : 2010

Mono Inc.

Country: Niemcy / Germany / Date of establishing : 2003

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