Goth Music Masterlist


About time, wasn't it, that I made a newer and more extensive list of "goth appropriate" music. Here you will find bands old and new from all around the world. It's difficult to define what "goth music" is exactly, is it a certain sound, or it is music goths like? The eternal question/online debate. So I've included both, loads of bands with the classic bleak goth rock or darkwave sounds, plus others that goths are known to like or you're likely to hear played in clubs or performed at festivals. 

There's a lot of musical crossover in the "black scene" but I've tried to keep this list fairly genre-specific, thus excluding a lot of deathrock, post-punk, gothic metal, electro, shock rock, dark ambient, and so forth. I hope this list serves as a good starting point if you're looking for new stuff to get into. There's always more out there so feel free to leave a comment if there's another artist you'd like to mention. I've linked each one to Spotify where possible, otherwise Bandcamp or YouTube. Happy listening!


Rozz Williams of Christian Death

Fear Cult


Tilo Wolff of Lacrimosa

Sean Brennan of London After Midnight




Anna Varney Cantodea of Sopor Aeternus


  
Matthew Carl Lucian of Suspiria


43 comments:

  1. Thank you iv been looking for new stuff to put on my Spotify playlist I only knew half of the artist on here. :) now I have some new stuff to listen to while I study. YAY

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  2. ironically,although i don't care about my nationality, seeing a Czech band on your list made me smile - XIII. století is great! also, thanks for listing many of my fav bands <3 ^_^

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  3. I'm about to get elbows deep into this list. Thank you so much for this. It's so lovely to see your face again. I hope you are well. Take care of yourself. Be well. Much love and all things gushy all the way from The Sun City, El Paso, TX! LOVE YA!

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  4. I see a lot of my faves on here and some I need to check out. I also like Linea Aspera, Zanias, Twin Tribes, Selofan, Kælan Mikla, and Milliken Chamber

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  5. thanks for this, I will definitely check some out!

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  6. You included my two fave bands!! The Mission and All About Eve <3 i'm checking out the rest :) thanks for this!

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  7. Love it! I needed some new music to dive into to get thru this rain and snow. Glad to see you stirring again, hope you are well.

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  8. Hiya! Boy Harsher just released their new album called 'Careful'.
    It's a fantastic album, I've been listening to it nonstop!
    My favourite tracks on the album are: 'Lost', 'Fate' and 'LA'. ('Lost' is a beautiful song!)

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  9. Unfortunately Matthew Carl isn't part of the scene anymore.
    I've Recently been to Rock Cemetery in Nottingham where hes's standing

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  10. Please add Cocteau Twins, and The Birthday Party!

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  11. This stuff is incredible but I think "Cassandra Complex", "Paralisis Permanente", "OTO", "Intrance 95", "Wolfenshiem", "Agnes Circle", "Linea Aspera", "Red Zebra", "L'ansia di gretel", "The Sound", "Sixth June" and "The Chamelions" can be added here!.

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  12. Very nice list!! You should check out Gothzilla, Solar Fake, and The Birthday Masaacre!

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  13. Hante. I noticed isn't on here, and I love her. Worth checking out. Thanks for this list!

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  14. I heard the don't Angela by Earth Calling Angela in one of her old videos and have been obsessed with it ever since. Any recommendations for groups or songs with a similar sound?

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  15. Autumn Tears, Claire Voyant, Dark Sanctuary, Love is Colder Than Death, and The Shroud are also some amazing goth bands.

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  21. The Rope is coming back to Germany this summer, btw ;)

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  22. Also, the link is broken for the Spotify. This is probably best: https://therope1.bandcamp.com/

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  23. So much Goth music to discover! Thank you for compiling this list! I think you missed The Birthday Massacre though?

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  24. Definitely Wednesday 13, too.

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  25. oh my god thankyouy so much ive been trying to find goth bands for a long time now and google just exposed me to the classic and mainstream ones ty i guess i have found the real gems

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  26. Can you make a Spotify or YouTube playlist for this list, please?

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  27. Have you listened to Zeromancer? They are so addictive

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  28. I made a Spotify playlist with all the bands that were on Spotify. It's called "Darkwave" and my Spotify is princessofpunk246. I was 12 when I chose the name. it's a little cringey but whatever.

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  29. Maybe not necessarily for this list per say, but some of you might like Psyclon Nine and Dawn of Ashes.

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  30. How about King Dude, Chelsea Wolfe, Kælan Mikla, Drab Majesty, Them Are Us Too? They are not genre specific but I’d say they are pretty goth-friendly. This list seems big so maybe I missed them but I thought I’d throw them out there for consideration!
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  33. Spotify Playlist link: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/74etpWSRtNjLHVzoU4fLws?si=pkoGMyNDQsCB4yOoTMQp6g

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