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Goth. (music)
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Goth. (music)

The bands that began the gothic rock and death rock scene were limited in number, and included Bauhaus, Siouxsie & the Banshees, The Cure (more widely accepted as alternative), Southern Death Cult, Sex Gang Children, 45 Grave, UK Decay, The Virgin Prunes, Alien Sex Fiend and Christian Death. Joy Division, Dead Can Dance and Killing Joke have also been linked, but there is debate about this.

By the mid-eighties, the number of bands began proliferating and became increasingly popular, including The Sisters of Mercy, The Mission UK, 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 amongst others released much of this music in the United States, where the subculture grew especially in New York, Los Angeles, & 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 Darkwave music.

By the mid-1990s, styles of music that were heard in venues that goths attended ranged from gothic rock, death rock, Industrial music, EBM, ambient, experimental, synthpop, shoegazing, punk rock, 1970s glam rock, indie rock, to 1980s dance music. This variety was a result of a need to maximize attendance from everyone across the alternative music scene, particularly in smaller towns, and due to the eclectic tastes of the members of the subculture; but it also signaled new shifts in attitude.

The other significant development of the nineties was the popularity of electronic dance bands such as VNV Nation, Apoptygma Berzerk and Covenant in the goth scene. The rise of what has been called cybergoth music and style, which has much in common with techno/synthpop and EBM, caused bitter divisions between its fans and those firmly attached to the analog and/or guitar based sound of gothic rock. Bands with a darkwave sound or those such as The Crüxshadows, which combine an electronic and gothic rock sound, appeal to both sides to some extent.

Recent years have seen a resurgence in the early positive punk and death rock sound, in reaction to the EBM, 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.

Today, the goth music scene thrives most actively in Western Europe, especially Germany, with large festivals such as Wave-Gotik-Treffen, Zillo (which ceased to be active after 2004), M'era Luna and others draw tens of thousands of fans from all over the world. Although, the U.S. has seen it's fair share of large scale events, most recently, Chamber's Dark Art & Music Festival, which was a 3 day festival spread out in the New York metro area and featured Covenant, KMFDM, Snog, Rotersand, Hanzle und Gretyl, and Bella Morte.

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B.A.T. Wrote:I was talking about the posers that spike their hair/ dye it black and act depressed

Emo. They're called Emo.

No, they're called "confused"

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Eh....Not entirely sure if you can classify them as Goth, but I like The Birthday Massacre and Angelspit. Check em out.
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As far as goth goes (judging from Wikipedia), I sometimes like the Cure, Siouxsie, & The Cult, though what I like from them can't be considered goth.

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ATXTheKiller Wrote:Eh....Not entirely sure if you can classify them as Goth, but I like The Birthday Massacre and Angelspit. Check em out.

The majority of the electro/industrial goth scene says they are, but who cares? They really do some great music, that's the most important thing.
But if you go music-type, my computer and CD cupboard is full of it. I'm even heading for the Amphi Festival or M'era Luna Festival this year... XD I can't wait!!!

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I like some Siouxsie & the Banshees

Selene_Ger Wrote:Now my question would be: Why the hell does everyone hate Emos?
I'm not one, if you think that now. I just don't identify with the way of thinking. I'm just asking... well because, look at my signature, I think that answers quite a lot.
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To answer your question, I don't hate them really. I just hate this fad that helps people become misinformed on the actual genre (much like goth is). It's been around since the 1980s

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THE CURE!!! robert smith is a fucking legend...
i like the cure (obvoiusly), london after midnight, Slayer, Psyclon nine, combichrist, vampyrouss etc.....yer i like a range though , everything from goth metal,death metal, screamo, terror-EBM/Aggrotech, ethereal wave, darkwave, futurepop, a few emo songs, gothic rock, punk rock, post punk, symphonic metal, gothic romance .......its all great!
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The Cure
Souixie etc. (sp?)
A but of Gary Numan is okay.
Any sort of 80s alt really, except for that weird song that talks about Nigel *shudder*

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hey has any onbe on here heard vampyrouss? they are kinda. .gothic romance/ethereal wave/ambient/black metal ...sort of.....well ..they are different anyway ...no offence to the band members but they are kinda....try hard? ...but their music is damn good..
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Great genre, i love The Cure, Souixsie and the Banshees, Rosetta Stone, Bauhaus, Sisters of Mercy, london After Midnight, Fields of the Nephilim, X-Mal Deustchlan, and Fields of the Nephilim especially

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I agree: Gothic metal can be pretty great at times.
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Goth music is actually pretty awesome, and I'm not even goth.

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gore goroth Wrote:Goth music is actually pretty awesome, and I'm not even goth.
^This

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I listened to Cemetery or something a while ago, and though they were pretty cool. Supposedly they're gothic death metal or something.

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