Gothic Insanity: Weekly live podcasts with DJ MasterMel

Don’t miss Gothic Insanity, a live podcast every week with DJ MasterMel. Mastermel has been serving Phoenix’s dark music community for years. In addition to weekly servings of tracks from the goth/industrial hotbed that spans the world, he’s also devoted entire DJ sets to local favorites Bella Lune and Alter Der Ruine. And if you’re good […]

Interview: The Strand 2016

Interview with Dave of The Strand 2016   Dave Strand deserves a gold medal for being this long in the tooth with The Strand, his nearly two decade-old, electro-industrial project. A laundry list of defunct or inactive bands in the Arizona scene would be lengthy, but The Strand have always prevailed with changing trends and other […]

Interview: Satanism, Goths, and the Crossover Appeal.

No subculture has embraced the concept of Satanism like the Gothic has. Abound with dramatic reds and blacks with graphic depictions of goat heads, pentagrams, hooded figures, and anti-authoritarian sentiments, Satanism perhaps more appropriately aligns with Goth than any other religion, aesthetic-wise. The actual practice of Satanism speaks to a person’s deeply rooted beliefs in […]

Review: A Place to Bury Strangers Live

The stage presence of A Place to Bury Strangers is the embodiment of their music’s atmosphere. All three members have impeccable command of the sonic pyrotechnics they create, peering over the edge of total self-destruction but never entirely letting go of control. If they had let all hell break loose, Pub Rock Live would no longer be standing.