OCTOBER BURNS BLACK:...

Gothic rock is dead. It died in the 90’s, on the last few years of the decade, when it branched into those who thought that if you added eye make up to the beat, you could trick the ones with the bats and the jabot shirts, and that if you sharpened guitar riffs and sped up the drums, you’d...

A SLICE OF LIFE: Tab...

Four years ago, Restless came out, and now, the Belgian A Slice of Life are publishing their second album: Tabula Rasa. In these four years a few things have happened (even a global pandemic). Some of them were not predictable at all, just as some others were. What hasn’t changed in this...

A SLICE OF LIFE: Res...

Lately from the little known Belgian scene, we get more than interesting proposals. In a world scene that constantly is presenting new bands which often suffer from repetition or even a lack of talent, the Belgian scene seems to be standing out with a lot of interesting new bands. In 2018,...

RED SUN REVIVAL: Ide...

I met this British at last year’s Semana Gótica de Madrid. I had hear a few songs but I admit they haven’t grabbed my attention. Classic British Gothic music, male and dramatic voice, occasional violins… A lot of the same old. But the Madrid Gothic Week came as their show. With a lack...

STILL PATIENT?: Shap...

Once the 90s has started, a certain transfer of the neuralgic center of Gothic ortodoxy started to be produced. This center not only was in the United Kingdom; centers or “scepters” could be found in Germany. There was an “ideas gap” and a lack of nerve no freshness in UK, and the mixture...

NEAR EARTH ORBIT: En...

What happens if you put together Ashley Dayour (Whispers In The Shadows, The Devil & The Universe) and Artaud Seth (Garden Of Delight, Lutherion, Chaos GOD, etc in the past; and right now Merciful Nuns)? Just what had to happen, a new example of what creativity, talent, composing and...

GEOMETRIC VISION: Vi...

For some time, Italy has become a swarm of new dark bands, you could almost say that two of every three bands that emerge (and there are a lot lately) come from this country. Specially when talking about minor genres like coldwave, afterpunk, and in general, the 80’s revival. It could...

DOUBLE ECHO: La Danz...

Double Echo. From Liverpool. Name and origin sound good. Created in 2012, they have published 3 EPs so far, but on 25 April, «La Danza», their first LP is going to be released umder the brand of Gothic Music Records. Chris Luna and Ash Lerczack are the members and performers of the project,...

HAVALINA: Islas De C...

Many of the people who have seen that I was publishing this review put their hands above their head. Many of you have thought what has Havalina to do with laletracapital or with its regular readers: those who like to listen to gothic rock, neofolk, dark ambient, deathrock, postpunk or any...

NEW BREED: From The ...

The norwegians, New Breed, released in January this old song compilation, only available for direct download and with the intention of releasing songs that, for some reason, have been forgotten. Not so long ago we commented their last album, the Pleasure & Pain remaster eleven years...