The Spiritual Bat Interview

The Spiritual Bat are the European headliner for the upcoming PhxGoth Virtual Festival on April 24! Their sound fluctuates between deathrock, gothic rock, postpunk and darkwave with a hint of psychedelia. Active since the early 90s, with its earlier incarnation known as Spiritual Bats (plural), The Spiritual Bat is an independent, self-produced band from Italy […]

Saigon Blue Rain Interview

Saigon Blue Rain are an ethereal darkwave band with dark pop and synthwave undertones from Paris, France. They will be performing in the upcoming PhxGoth Virtual Festival this Spring! We are excited to have them in the lineup. Our writer, Zander, was able to ask Ophelia and Franck about everything from the origins of their […]

Lore Deadly Sessions Live Album Release

In the darkest midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, LORE and herband recorded a locked-in LIVE audio & video performance.These are the DEADLY SESSIONS. It all started with Stay-In-Fest 2020! LIVE from Heretic Sound in Los Angeles, LORE and her band (Chris Egert and Vincent Cabagnot) were video shot as they performed & recorded three songs! […]

PhxGoth Virtual Festival 2021!

We are hosting the first ever PhxGoth Virtual Festival on Saturday, April 24, 2021! It is a free livestream event on YouTube. There will also be a live chat where artists and friends can connect and share the experience. The virtual festival will feature performers: Lycia (AZ), Bella Lune (AZ), The Spiritual Bat (Italy), Dear […]

Gothics of All and/or Alternative Faiths. Torments of the Past

Matters of religion, have always proven itself a topic of controversy, in the realms of the Gothic communities. Because of their backgrounds, many Gothics had abandoned the idea of any spirituality, in their public, or private lives. This, I can empathise with. In more, than recent years, organised mainstream faiths, or should I say, more […]

Eternal Noir, new alternative clothing shop in Phoenix

Eternal Noir is the new shop run by Mello Jello, featuring locally-sourced garments of a darker and more dramatic flare. The Melrose District in Phoenix is getting a spooky makeover tomorrow with the soft opening of Eternal Noir, the new boutique owned by photographer and socialite Mello Jello. Eternal Noir is a new shop for […]

Halloween 2018 Events

Is your Halloween spooky enough? If your answer is “no,” you’ve come to the right place. We believe no one’s Halloween can ever really be spooky “enough.” Fortunately, we’ve got a list of some authentic, certified goth nights happening around the valley throughout the month of October that’ll up the ante on the scary, the […]

The Strand

Phoenix-based dark alternative bands and musicians

This is our list of goth, industrial, EBM, synthpop, electro, punk, psychobilly, experimental, dark alternative bands from Arizona. If we have forgotten anyone or any information needs to be updated, please let us know. Enjoy! A’ Rebours Gothic (Final Joy Records) A0N Dark Experimental (Self Released) Access Zero Electronica, Industrial (Self Released) Acidica Industrial, Electronica, Gothic […]