February 17, 2014
Amaya Booker's gourmet cooking blog. She's an Aussie transplant living in San Francisco, blogging about geeky things. Recent posts include reviews of restaurants she ate at during her recent trip to Las Vegas, recommendations of some cooking shows she's currently enjoying, and her recipe for low carb peanut butter cups. This isn't a very gothy blog, but the author is cool and has good taste and varied interests, so I think if you enjoy gourmet food you'll want to bookmark this.
A Grave Interest
This blog is about cemetery culture, graveyards, cemetery architecture, mourning, and genealogy. Joy writes well and shares beautiful photographs. This is her fourth year blogging about cemeteries here.
Miss Alice lives in Portugal. She blogs about goth and industrial music, her green hair, her obsession with skulls and horns, horror films, and alternative fashion.
Matilda Marble Eye
She Walks Softly
Dana's blog. She's interested in arts, literature, technology, science and the media. She blogs about art, anatomy, sculptures, ephemera, and other intriguing topics. She shares cool finds, such as If Alien and Predator Were Little Golden Books. I'll be back often to see what she's currently geeking out about!
--Copyright 2014 Carrie Carolin
February 16, 2014
"The spot for creature art, artists, and fans." Gorgeous and imaginative drawings, paintings, sculptures, and digital imaginings of creatures and monsters. This community site encompasses a blog as well as a forum and Facebook page.
Gothic Readers Book Club
"A gathering of like-minded souls who read Gothic literature." They just this week disbanded; but you can benefit from their past blog posts. They recommended books and introduced contemporary new gothic authors.
"Read to survive." This is an extremely useful, helpful and important resource for horror books, dark librarians, and lovers of horror fiction. There are resources for librarians, book reviews, vampire fiction reviews, and info on upcoming horror fiction releases. I really enjoyed browsing this site tonight and got quite off track exploring their offerings.
Paranormal Book Club
A blog with paranormal book reviews (Mostly in the YA subgenre, as you can imagine) and author recommendations. They do a few giveaways, as well.
Batzz in the Belfry
A gothic rock band based in San Francisco. They feature a violinist, and they're inspired by Siouxsie, Sisters of Mercy, and Bauhaus.
Solemn Meant Walks
A post-punk goth band from Chicago. I love female vocalists!
A band from Finland that describes their sound as "noir wave" and "death disco."
The Art of Reese
Reese Hilburn's dark art, based in Los Angeles. (By the way, the artist is also a tattoo artist!) This shop sells both prints and original oil paintings. My favorite painting here is "Mother of Orkhis."
Bubbles & Frown
Bubbles & Frown is a Los Angeles-based haberdashery shop. I love how distinctive and unique their creations are. They use a lot of feathers in their pieces. I'm getting a kick out of their "Ritzy von Ritzerson" mini top hat!
A New Jersey-based maker of Lovecraftian curiosities - artifacts and specimens, mostly jewelry. Really cool stuff here!
The Haunted Librarian
"Researching, investigating, and writing about haunted locations." A busy and active blog. Recent posts include "Train Rules and Darwin," Ghost Radar: Legacy, "Sorry, I Almost Got You Killed," and "Faking It."
You can download the first (premiere) issue of this Steampunk online magazine. Slick and interesting to read! It was published in October 2013.
--Copyright 2014 Carrie Carolin
February 14, 2014
A stay at home goth mom from Torrington, CT (a lovely town I had the pleasure to visit about 10 years ago to attend a wedding). She runs the AngelMaia goth clothing and jewelry shop on Etsy.
Author J.S. Morin, @authorjsmorin
J.S. Morin is the author of the Twinborn Trilogy. He lives in New Hampshire. He has 72,000 followers but more remarkably, follows 70,000 people - how on earth does he process such a big feed and is he able to enjoy all the tweets coming at him? He was "Reddit fantasy author of the day" on Wednesday August 21st, 2013.
Disjecta Membra, @Achromaticia
A New Zealand gothic rock band. In fall 2013 they opened up for Peter Murphy. I love their tagline on Facebook - "We're not as good as The Birthday Party, but we're better than the Sisters of Mercy!" Hehe.
An electronica/noir musician from Minneapolis.
The frontman for the London based electro-rock/goth industrial band "AlterRed."
This art blogger, writer and poet lives in London.
Alienskin Clothing, @alienskindesign
Gorgeous gothic and alternative clothing from the UK. They also sell some lovely faery gowns. The clothing is designed not by just one designer, but by a collective of them.
Alternative Modeling Contest, @AltModelContest
An annual contest that takes place in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the UK. They also appear to visit other cities as well scouting for goth and alternative models.
Aztec Doll, @AztecDollUK
A UK-based alternative rock band. They're planning to play some UK gigs starting in May 2014.
Kysha Townsend, @AGirlCalledBlue
A talented digital photographer from New York.
A Ring of Thorns, @ARingOfThorns
"Dark, downbeat music" with female vocals. This band hails from the UK.
Robert Tritthardt, @AChanceOfDOOM
An awesome goth comic artist from Seattle. He creates "Writhe and Shine."
An alternative dark artist from Canada.
A goth from Finland, with really interesting Tweets (trust me, worth checking out!)
Amanda Blake, @amandablake72
A dark artist and portraitist from Italy.
Martin Attrition, @attritionuk
One of my all time favorite goth bands! Performing since 1980.
A Pale Horse Named Death, @APHND
A Brooklyn-based band featuring Sal Abruscato, who was formerly in Type-O-Negative.
Jacqueline O'Lantern, @AllHallowsRead
Great source of horror news, year-round Halloween, and Writer/Host at All Hallows' Read.
Anniversary Circle, @AnniversaryCir1
A cool goth/post-punk band that's in desperate need of a 2014 website makeover.
L. Rosario, @Author_LRosario
Author of erotic vampire romances. Her latest release is "The Vampire's Madam."
Auxiliary Magazine, @auxiliarymag
A slick alternative fashion, music, and lifestyle magazine available online for free and in print. So well done!
Alysha Tree, @AlyshaTree
A yoga teacher and tribal bellydancer from California. She's also a knitter, a doula, and wow, a lot of other things - so active! I love to read tweets from interesting people like this.
Adrian Phoenix, @AdrianPhoenix
An urban fantasy writer from Oregon. He wrote The Maker's Song series.
Renowned writer, photographer, editor and publisher. She runs BlueBlood the legendary gothic/alternative magazine, and recently published a gorgeous glossy book of Southern California deathrock photos.
Le Noir Bazaar, @ALTOMGOTHIC
A gothic shop in Tacoma, Washington. They specialize in the "romantic goth" style.
Karen is one of my absolute favorite people to follow on Pinterest. She lives in California, and runs Eternal Wedding Design as well as the Etsy shop Amarantha's Ashes. Busy lady! Not a lot of Tweets though.
Amsterdam Spook, @amsterdamspook
Amsterdam Spook (Tamar) organizes legendary Halloween parties in Amsterdam, and Tweets about Halloween, horror movies and costume design.
Amalthea's Attic, @Amaltheasattic
One of my top favorite goth stores. They're based in New York. The Twitter stream is really interesting, with lots of dark things to present other than just content about the store.
--Copyright 2014 Carrie Carolin