The Belfry’s biggest elitist is back to tell you why you aren’t goth enough. Again.
When you reduce a group of peoples worth to their physical appearance, you may be doing more harm than you think.
After a nearly 10 year absence, can South African goth rocker Ashton Nyte reclaim prominence in a crowded modern landscape? Read on for our review of the new album from The Awakening, Chasm.
The age old question: Are Gothic and goth the same thing?
Is it all in the looks? Aytakk talks image, genre and culture.
The timeless ritual of record hunting.
How much should a scene have to compromise and evolve to remain relevant and support club nights?
A war of words, does it even matter?
What exactly is Gothic literature, and how did it get its start? The Gothic Librarian breaks down the history of the genre.
Is goth worth defending? Aytakk explores the evolution of goth music and culture, and how the discussion around what goth is has kept it alive.
Brodustrial: the game
It seems there have been more and more musicians linking goth culture to gang culture, through parody or otherwise. What could be the cause, and what should we do about it?
Aytakk returns with a new instalment to his How To series. This time speaking from his experience in forming bands, playing shows, and finding band mates.
Andi Harriman reviews a coming-of-age adventure that offers a glimpse into a subculture where unchecked fanaticism can lead to both euphoric and devastating consequences.
Want to get started running alternative club events? Then this comprehensive guide is for you!
Think you have what it takes?
Is the goth scene dead? Are clubs a ghostly shell of their past? Are millennial to blame? Our resident hip young goth, shares their thoughts on the state of the scene and where we go from here.
Same shit, different year.
Take a virtual trip to Australia, for a long weekend in Australia's goth capital.
Does your goth image inspire discrimination? Are you feeling fatigued from being all goth all the time? Aytakk offers his advice!
Take a journey back in time, to the enegmatic Batcave club, and experience the wonder of the promordial soup of goth.
DJ Gomez presents his top 10 list for best goth albums of 2016.
You'd have to be an idiot to argue for Manson being a figurehead of goth right? Well Joe is here to ruin your day, and the internet, and everything holy.
Is Halloween really everyday for goths?
The internet is a place for pretty people.
Selfies for Sophie: positive awareness, or cultural caricature?
Is normal always a bad thing? Is subculture always abnormal? We take a look at what this word really means, and how it applies to the life of a goth.
Could it be that Andrew Eldritch has dodged the goth label all these years because Sisters of Mercy stole from Haunted Haus? Find out!
Need some inspiration or DIY tips? The Count takes you through the construction of his deathrock vest in this build blog.
DJ Gomez counts down his top 10 albums of 2015
vaporwave+ cyberpunk + disco + black = goth club event! DJ Aytakk and The Count share their thoughts on the current obsession with hyper specific blending and re-blending of cultural youth groupings.
While we await the upcoming blockbuster movie releases, let's take a look at a film based on a Gothic classic, and whether it holds up to Mary Shelly's masterpiece.
Do you like video games? More specifically CCGs? No? Alright, no need to read this then.
Our resident Queen of Goth is emerging from her coffin to set the internet straight. Again.
Mother ducking DJ Aytakk reviews the new album from Inducktrial savants Extize.
Tips and advice from a first time DIY goth.
Just in time for Halloween, a tale of love, loss, and woe.
As our one end of our culture drifts towards extreme conservatism, and both sides begin to war with each other, how can we find common ground and peace in our own lives, how can we leave the world a better place?
Salt Is For Curing is a book of poetry structured as an elaborate meal, set in preparation of the worlds grimmest dinner party.
Angela sits down with The Hearse for an interview about the spirit of goth, the formation of the band, and an analysis of their post punk music roots.
In this article, Aytakk questions the effectiveness of the S.O.P.H.I.E. campaign and the legitimacy of calling attacks on subculturalists "hate crimes".
Subculture, counterculture, culture, and neotribe, all these terms can become rather confusing. I'll try to clearly define these, and in turn explain their relation to goth, and what they mean for adherents in a more practical sense.
News and updates on films and tv shows that are loved by goths, and are getting a reboot, remake, or sequel.
The goth subcutlure is synonymous with the macabre, but is this just a fascination with an aesthetic, is there a sinister element to their obsession, or is there a more poetic and substantive pshychology behind the mask?
In the vein of previous games like Vampire the Masquerade and World of Darkness, the visual novel Vampires: The New Birth emerges with a game demo. The Count gives you his thoughts on whether or not to check this game out.
DJ Gomez talks about the new EP from post punk band The Hearse.
New Romantic for a new generation, an interview with Marc Massive of Massive Ego.
A listener submited article about growing up goth, dealing with tragedy, and coming into your own identity.
I recently took part in a survey looking to explore the commercialization of goth, among other elements of the subculture. These are my responses.
How important are aesthetics to the goth culture, how do we keep a distinct look without shaming those that choose to experiment, and can goth culture can be as much of an abusive bully as the jocks we dealt with in high school? DJ Aytakk explores this and more in his newest article.
DJ Gomez gives us his top 10 reasons it was cool to be a mall goth.
The Count opens himself up to embaresment and ridicule with his list of un-goth confessions.
The term Cholo Goth has been floating around the internet for a while now, a term coined by the vocalist of the band Prayers. Here are my thoughts on the term, and what impact it has on goth culture.
This time around, Aytakk discusses the corporatization of goths, and then proceeds to mercilessly attack one of it's most beloved icons.
Have you been looking to get in shape, change your diet, or lose weight? Are you interested in getting into an exercise routine but don't know where to start, or already go to the gym but looking to increase your gains? I've put together an extensive guide to diet, exercise, and food preparation, and many other tips and tricks to help you out.
DJ Gomez documents his experience with the Peter Hook & the Light tour, his battle with hipsters, and the personal influence Joy Division has had on his life.
You want to be you all the time no matter what “The Man” tells you. I get it. We all want that. But in the real world its not always practical. There are dicks who will get in your way.