The art of Aly Fell. She's a dark fantasy artist from Manchester in the UK.
My favorite piece in her gallery is Death, from the Endless.
DARK AND GOTHIC MUSIC:
Cold wave, pop noir music. The band is from Rome, Italy. My favorite song of theirs on YouTube is She's the Arcane.
Dum Dum Girls
"Chasing pop into the dark." Post-punk pop with nods to Siouxsie and The Cure. The band is from New York City, and they are currently signed to Sub Pop. This stuff is really, really poppy and not very dark, but you might like the looks of their Lost Boys and Girls Club video.
I'm bummed that this post-punk group from the 1980s is no longer together, but that's to be expected. They sang, of course, in Spanish. I love their sound, and their female vocalist has a fantastic voice.
Gothic Worldwide Channel
This resource is a huge YouTube collection of hundreds of gothic and dark music videos. They strive to help relatively unknown musicians get more exposure. Browsing through their archives can easily eat up an evening - you'll enjoy it!
Don't confuse them with the Austin alternative band. The goth band Heretics are from London.
I love the goth vocals in Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.
These two restaurant venues are located in two cities in Australia. "Dracula's is a total night of entertainment combining burlesque, contemporary music, comedy and quality dining." What a great concept! It sounds so fun, albeit cheesy.
DARK PAGES IN OTHER LANGUAGES:
Guts of Darkness
A French webzine covering dark, experimental and somber music. They cover a wide range though, including reggae and blues. Poke around and explore a bit, especially in the dark ambient section.
Dark Embrace Handmade Accessories
This artist and Etsy shop owner lives in Greece. She sells jewelry, hairpieces, steampunk items, notebooks, and gloves.
My favorite item here is the Elizabethan ruff.
Ghosts of Vestige
"An Independent T-shirt brand that specialises in hand-screen printed designs of a dark and decadent nature."
My favorite shirt here is "Welcome Home."
"Accessories to die for." They sell horror-inspired jewelry, belt buckles, cufflinks, hair accessories, and wallets. I prefer browsing their Etsy shop to their website which seemed a bit slow to load tonight. They have a huge section of Day of the Dead items, an entire section dedicated solely to eyeballs, a section for ouija-themed jewelry, and a collection of freak show inspired jewelry.
My favorite item here is their green fairy absinthe ring.
A consortium of dark artists and designers. The website offers jewelry, art, books, and music.
My favorite piece here is this "Black and Blue Magic" bracelet.
This shop sells rockabilly, goth, punk, and horror clothing and accessories. They sell men's and women's shoes, and clothes for kids, too. You'll recognize a lot of the labels carried here.
Check out their Hades UK Crow high heels!
Steampunk, vintage and witchy printables. The artist and shopowner lives in Belgium. There are so many cool things here - Alice in Wonderland book plates, wine bottle labels, potion bottle labels, a huge Halloween section, printable banners, and other goodies.
It's very difficult to pick just one favorite item here. I suppose it's these Halloween apothecary jar labels.
Gothic Liberation Front US Kommand
This is a Facebook group. "A respectful community for the preservation & celebration of all things related to the Gothic scene, it's music & all what makes it what it is." There are only 52 members so far, so there aren't a lot of posts. A few times a week people seem to be reposting band and concert/event news.
--Copyright 2014 Carrie Carolin