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In 2013, I listed Masquerade’s “Play Dead” demo among the best deathrock releases of that year (the 2013 list is here, by the way). The Finnish quartet are certainly a revivalist band, a group whose spot-on take on late 70s-era Siouxsie and the Banshees shows little signs of deviating from

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by Oliver Sheppard Portland’s Arctic Flowers will have a digital release of their long-awaited second LP soon, with a proper vinyl release following some time in the Spring. In the meantime, the new “Weaver” LP is available here at CVLT Nation for streaming. After last year’s excellent “Procession” EP, an

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by Oliver Sheppard It was a hard field to narrow down to only 6, but here’s my take on the Top 6 deathrock/goth-punk/etc releases for 2013. At the end of the list are further releases that could have easily rounded out a Top 10 or Top 20 (CVLT Nation prefers

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Ottawa, Canada’s Blue Cross have incredibly just released their second LP, I Am Death — incredible because many bands nowadays wait years between releases, and this is Blue Cross’s second LP in just over 7 months. The LP is out on Noxious Noize! Records, a small label operating out of

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by Oliver Sheppard Blue Cross began as a side-poject of Ottawa, Ontario’s Germ Attak. While Germ Attak played loud, brash, hard-drinking punk rock and roll, Blue Cross employ a darker approach: Their sound is pure, modern goth-punk. The dark and echoey female vocals lend the songs on their 2011 Mass

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