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 […]

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Interview: Sidewalks and Skeletons

Since 2012, London’s Sidewalks and Skeletons has been dishing out albums of eerie, downtempo synth tunes that evoke the occult, midnight strolls, and the essence of independent horror flicks. While typically characterized as “witch house,” mastermind Jake Lee explores compositions that are low and somber, high and frantic, and all polarities of ambient and crushing […]

Interview: DJ AthanGrey aka Kevin Brown

DJ Kevin Brown has been a staple in Phoenix’s dance scenes and a revered DJ around the world since the 80’s. His repertoire includes industrial, post-punk, acid house, techno, and much more. He’s proven himself to be an essential component of the underground and a respected force among more mainstream crowds as well.   His latest […]

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 […]