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What is and what isn't goth? Gothic culture in relation to sexual preference, violence, drug use, and religion. Learn about common stereotypes. Read about Gothic Culture. was featured in the book: Goths: A Guide to an American Subculture by Micah L. Issitt

Top 10 Gothic Bands

Everything from classic goth from the early 80's like The Cure, Sisters of Mercy, Bauhaus and Fields of the Nephilim to Lycia, and Mephisto Walz.
Top 10 Gothic Bands

Many of these bands have influenced the newer bands such as The Shroud, :wumpscut:, and Blutengel.

Site Features

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Professional music photography of live bands – Includes God Module, Imperative Reaction, Lords of Acid, and System Syn on stage during shows. Bands wanting their photos posted on our site should write to us!
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Listen to music online – View our list of recommended stations where you can hear classic bands like Bauhaus and Sisters of Mercy to the NEW gothic and EBM bands – These are some of the many places online where you can hear this music. Hear the latest bands.
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Here is the latest news on bands and labels. Most of this news will consist of new releases send to us for review, live shows, assorted movie news and other random things – Submit a press release or news event to: webmaster @
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Music Reviews

Reviews of independent artists – These are bands that sent in their CD for review on DarkGrave – We are now accepting promotional CDs, MP3s and DVDs for review! Contact us information located at the bottom of the page. We will review the following particular styles of music: DARK.