Cadaver Em Transe, Cemetery, Masquerade, Salome’s Dance, Horror Vacui, Era of Fear, Dekoder, Lost Tribe, Arctic Flowers, Crimson Scarlet – these are a few of the names you’ll see below. 2014 went by all too fast. An increasing difficulty in narrowing down a Top 6 list (a CVLT Nation convention;
Salome’s Dance are a deathrock band that hail from St. Petersburg, Russia; appropriately, their debut was released just before Halloween this year. I originally wanted to do an overall piece on Russian deathrock and postpunk that would include both Sierpien (from Moscow, whose earlier interview and streaming LP is available
Italy’s Dystopian Society, like Germany’s Tanzkommando Untergang, employ imagery and use a name that might make one think they were a political thrash band. But — wait just a minute! Although the band do have a strong sense of political ethics, they’re like New Model Army and Rubella Ballet in
The late Kenn Kroosaficks accorded the 2011 self-titled Bellicose Minds EP one of “the top positive punk/deathrock” releases of 2011, here on CVLT Nation. Although Kenn passed away in February of this year — at the premature age of 20 — his taste in music was (and is) spot on.