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Deathrock 2012 II Mixtape
Curated by Oliver Sheppard

The first “Deathrock 2012” mixtape (which is here) was so popular I thought we’d do it again!

Included here are some new bands I overlooked last time (The Now Dead, Funeral Parade, Population), some different tracks by bands already featured (Crimson Scarlet, Arctic Flowers, Cemetery), and, still continuing with the theme of tying in the old with the new, newer songs by older bands like Killing Joke, Rudimentary Peni, and New Model Army. It’s also worth mentioning that 80s California deathrock band Altar de Fey have reformed and are playing out again with the newer bands; a track from them is on here for good measure.

Most of these new bands come from the DIY punk scene and are reclaiming deathrock’s punk roots. There is a strong element of anarcho/peace punk in a lot of the bands’ sound – see Moral Hex and Dead Cult, for example. Although there are some precedents for this, this is one of the novel developments in this style of music. This compilation isn’t exhaustive; it’s simply a starting point to the incredible new goth-punk being made nowadays that is injecting much-needed new life and vitality into the music.

CVLT Nation Deathrock 2012 II Mixtape Curated by Oliver Sheppard
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1. PLEASURE LEFTISTS – “Future Fights” (2011)
2. TANZKOMMANDO UNTERGANG – “Let Rome Burn (2011)
3. CRIMSON SCARLET – “Sanctuary” (2011)
4. CEMETERY – “State Ward” (2011)
5. DAILY VOID – “Spiral Staircase” (2010)
6. INTERNAL AUTONOMY – “Fury” (2010)
7. KILLING JOKE – “In Excelsis” (2010)
8. SPECTRES – “Longinas” (2010)
9. POPULATION – “Waltzing a War” (2010)
10. THE NOW DEAD – “The End Will Show” (2008)
11. MORAL HEX – “World Turning Grey” (2011)
12. DEAD CULT – “Progression of Fear” (2012)
13. DEKODER – “Hate Song” (2011)
14. FANGS ON FUR – “Blood on the Sand” (2010)
15. ARCTIC FLOWERS – “Double Edged” (2011)
16. BELLICOSE MINDS – “Tension Building” (2009)
17. CHRIST VS WARHOL – “The End is Nigh” (2010)
18. DYSTOPIAN SOCIETY – “Masquerade” (2012)
19. FUNERAL PARADE – “For You” (2010)
20. RUDIMENTARY PENI – “Prayer for the Unborn” (2008)
21. DEATHCHARGE – “A2” (2011)
22. BELGRADO – “Clockwise” (2011)
23. NEW MODEL ARMY – “Disappeared” (2009)
24. LOST TRIBE – “Fading into the Fog” (2011)
25. CROSS STITCHED EYES – “Scars of Past” (2012)
26. ALTAR DE FEY – “Crimson Sin”
27. BLUE CROSS – “Everything I Despise” (2011)


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Oliver Sheppard

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Oliver Sheppard is a writer from Texas. He's been writing for CVLT Nation since 2012. He's also written for Maximum Rock-n-Roll,, Souciant, and others. He started the Radio Schizo podcast in the early days of podcasting (2005) and began the Wardance and Funeral Parade event nights in Dallas and Austin, respectively, in 2012. He is the author of Destruction: Text I and Thirteen Nocturnes.

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Is it me or is “26. ALTAR DE FEY – ‘Crimson Sin'” missing? 

Daniel Faraday
Daniel Faraday

This is awesome! But can I suggest one thing? Can you write when a song starts in the mix? It can be useful for anybody wants to explore a particular band …

Robb Bagalayos

awesome! love it. I hope to hear more


Great the 48 minute mark right after Arctic Flowers there is another song that isn’t Bellicose Minds – i’ve double checked via youtube’s version of Bellicose Minds. What is it??? 🙂


That is bellicose minds, however, that is not tension building. It’s called visions of pain