VNV Nation Interview

VNV Nation is no stranger to the underground scene, having dominated it entirely with classic albums such as Empires and Futureperfect. Their self-coined genre futurepop completely revolutionized goth clubs and spawned a whole new generation of clubgoers and inspiration for dark dance music, incorporating the sounds of huge, swelling, euphoric trance with the aggressive dirge […]

Lycia Interview

Lycia’s elusive nature goes hand in hand with the soundscapes they have crafted throughout their two-decade career—sonic washes of moods abrasive and soft, morose and distant. Their classic albums such as Cold and Estrella conjure cold autumn mornings and the fury of blizzards on winter nights, a sound that encapsulates nature in its most desolate […]

Aesthetic Perfection Interview

Since 2008’s breakout album A Violent Emotion, Aesthetic Perfection has been a widely talked about and world-renowned force in the dark underground. With infectious dance grooves both menacing and catchy, mastermind Daniel Graves has continued to climb the path of success while creating controversy and discussion among the Goth/Industrial crowd as his boundaries gradually fall […]

Leaether Strip Interview

What bands spring to mind when you think of the pioneers of industrial music? Skinny Puppy paved the way for a heavy, gothic twist on the avant-garde dabblings of Throbbing Gristle, and Front 242 implemented dance sensibilities to ease the madness. But a certain pioneer from the cold regions of Norway gave life to a […]

Interview: Chant

Chant is an industrial act from Austin, TX fronted by drummer Bradley Bills. He has performed in the Phoenix area several times and has toured with everyone from KMFDM to Lords of Acid, Angelspit & My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult. Bradley also toured as the drummer for the industrial icons Die Krupps. The […]

Interview: Miss Construed

Miss Construed is a brilliant, creative mind that the Phoenix alternative fashion and art scene is lucky to have. The Miss Construed Boutique, located in the heart of downtown, proudly offers hand-made couture fashions, accessories and art by many talented designers and artists. Her signature style started with trucker caps and custom tees and has […]

Event review: Resurrection 2/1/13

“Losing family obliges us to find our family. Not always the family that is our blood, but the family that can become our blood.” Finding Forrester might have been on to something here. The Phoenix Goth haven of old, Tranzylvania, closed in the wake of local scenesters wondering where to go next—bewildered and uneasy. Sanctum […]

Interview: Emilie Autumn

Emilie Autumn has been tearing up the alternative scene for well over a decade now, fusing harsh industrial atmospheres with neoclassical violin shredding, as well as rich symphonic elements and dark, introspective lyrics. Her 2012 album, Fight Like a Girl, based off her autobiographical novel The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls is an elaborate “rock” […]

Event Review: Black Mass Fang Party

The first of Monsterland’s last two hurrahs, Black Mass was a fanged masquerade of the new and old, the electronic and the organic. DJ Apollynon and DJ Aeternum’s sets were a marriage of pounding industrial and old-school Goth, attracting an impressive array of metal-studded rivetheads and top-hatted goths. The elaborate setting of Monsterland, with all […]