30 November 2009
FUN FACT: Both the album cover and the dresses for her video Walking On Air were made by artist Natalie Shau (we already put some of her artwork as images of some of the articles we wrote so far and we will soon have an article about her you don't want to miss! :)
Love and kisses by
29 November 2009
Happy first Advent from Angel_of_HIM :]
I hope you enjoy it more than me x] I am in bed all alone(so I don't infect my bf) with a flu and high fever watching the Spongebob marathon on Nick. >__> *coughs*
And being bored on Stardoll because nobody talks to me *coughs-again*
Check out the new DKNY and try to fill out the Gift-o-Meter. The Interior is really worth it.
Also contact me if you want me to feature your outfit or anything :]
Lisa aka Angel_of_HIM
26 November 2009
Bauhaus is a post punk/gothic rock band of Northampton, England, formed in 1978 by Peter Murphy (Vocals), Daniel Ash (Guitar), Kevin Haskins (Drums) and David J (Bass).
Their gloomy and introspective sounds and image, Bauhaus is consider one of the first gothic rock bands.
Daniel Ash and David J both friends had the idea to a new band for this they need the right look for the band, so contacted with Peter Murphy, his old school friend who in this then worked in a printing factory, Murphy accept join to the proyect and co-wrote the song "in the flat field" (he never had written any lyrics or music). For complete the line-up joined Kevin Haskins old band mater of Ash and David J's young brother.
Their debut single was "Bella Lugosi's dead" released on 1979 (song of 9 min. recorded live in the study of a single shot). Followed for their first album "In The Flat Fields", an album claustrophobic and dense, and placed them among the vanguard of the movement gothic / sinister with bands like Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Cure or Joy Division.
In 1981 released their second album "Mask", employed more keyboards and a variety of other instruments to add to the diversity of the record, including the singles "Kick In The Eye" and "The Passion Of Lovers".
Their third album was "The Sky's Gone Out" released in 1982. Including Ziggy Stardust (Bowie's Cover), sinlge "Spirit". This album was released with a limited edition of the live album "Press the Eject and Give Me the Tape".
At that time began the band's internal problems due to the excessive role of vocalist Peter Murphy, who became the main face of advertising Maxel cassette tapes and made a stellar appearance in the preface of the movie "The Hunger" Tony Scott's, where they were supposed to appear all members of the band.
In 1983, Bauhaus presented his latest album "Burning From The Inside" that was their biggest seller and showed the group at its most commercial singles like "She's In Parties". The album began recording by members of the band while Peter Murphy was hospitalized with pneumonia, this detail and the fact that when Murphy was introduced to record the voices of the disc Daniel Ash and David J had recorded their voices in some issues were the detonating for the dissolution of the band.
In 1985, David, Daniel and Kevin formed Love and Rockets who managed to enter the charts in the U.S. in 1989 with "So Alive". The band broke up after seven albums in 1998.
In 1998, Bauhaus reunited for the "Resurrection Tour" which included two new songs ( Severance, Dead Can Dance's Cover and The Dog's a Vapor "which was also published on the OST of the movie" Heavy Metal 2 ") . A live album recorded during the tour, called Gotham,released the same year.
They reunited in 2005, playing that year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California.
In 2006 it was announced that the band would tour with Nine Inch Nails on "With Teeth tour".
After to 20 years without record, Bauhaus decide record their last album "Go Away White" ("I come with this darkness and go away white"), the album was recorded in 18 days in California and at this recreates the atmosphere that have always characterized this group.
Peter Murphy described the album as "spontaneous" and while it doesn't sound much as what they did in the past, it has some "positives" and "playfullness" to it.
25 November 2009
I was posting earlier about 'keeping your eyes open'.
For those who are skeptic I looked up some stuff and now it's going to be my
'Picks of the week' category.
Weekly I show you what treasures you can find at regular shops.
I'll 'keep my eyes open' and look around in online shops and maybe take some pics in stores for you.
This week I found some things at H & M for you.
I love the skirt ( but I am not a 'common' size so I won't fit in xD)
And the hat thing <3>
Have a spooky wednesday.
Angel_of_HIM aka Lisa
24 November 2009
In Blog Gothic Divine on stardoll we started the idea of creating a own clothes collection.
So maybe stardoll would maybe use the design someday or get atleast inspired by us. ^__^
I started with a drawing and I hope some people would join me soon and also show us some awesome drawings, designs of how they think stardoll clothes should look.
You have problems finding accessories, clothes, Interior, .. and there is no 'Gothic store' close to you. Or no online shop you can use?
Simple trick :P
'KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN'
You won't believe how many things you can find in the 'normal world' that fit your style.
Go to H&M's, C&A's .. yes even Claire's !
Spiders, Crosses, Fairys, Lace, Velvet, ..
Lisa aka Angel_of_HIM
23 November 2009
22 November 2009
As you could see, i'll write articles about music of the gothic movement.
But that discourtesy, that modals, well i introduce myself, i'm Caro (Carolina) Morrigan, stardoll user Cari_666. [call me for my name Caro or Carolina, cos "Cari_666" is just my sd account ;)]
To begin, i wrote an introduction about the history and origins of music listened in the gothic ambient. The idea is write about bands of diferent genres inside of this, i could leave links with some material uploaded to can be download for you, surprises surprises weekly (how my time permit me)
Suggestions of bands, or things relationated with music, contact me here on Gothic Divine Magazine or here.
if enjoy our articles leave a comment... or i'll kick you (yes specially for mine) ^^
Greetings & Bloody Kisses.
21 November 2009
Hey you all. It's sunday morning and I thought I post a lil bit about my plans here.
Hopefully I can do regular posts soon.
I would like to do some stardoll topics like Outfit of the week, so if you think your outfit is worth a look always tell me. :]
Gothic Lifestyle tipps and tricks. Look forward to it ^___^
'GothicDivine for Stardoll'. Design clothes and send us a pic. No matter if only pencil, colour or on the computer. Everything will get posted here. Maybe someday Stardoll will look at this and use our designs. ;]
I try to think about themes for contests so we can start soon into an exciting future for Gothic Divine.
Mail me if you have ideas for themes and things we should write about.
Lisa aka Angel_of_HIM
20 November 2009
Hey, I'm Lisa but people better know me as Angel_of_HIM from stardoll.
I'm one of the new writers here.
I hope you like this still young blog and you'll enjoy reading my posts.
I'm a little busy right now but I try to start regular posting this weekend and get a banner for me ;]
I'll have my topics in fashion and lifestyle and also bring some stardoll themes in here. :]
Lisa aka Angel_of_HIM
All began by late-7O's began to appear bands in the gothic rock and deathrock scene including Bauhaus, Specimen, Siouxsie & the Banshees, The Damned, Southern Death Cult, Ausgang, Sex Gang Children, 45 Grave, UK Decay, The Virgin Prunes, Kommunity FK, Alien Sex Fiend and Christian Death. Gloria Mundi, Joy Division, The Cure, early Adam and the Ants and Killing Joke have also been associated.
By the mid-80's, the number of bands began proliferating and became increasingly popular, including bands like The Sisters of Mercy, The Mission (or The Mission UK), Xmal Deutschland, The Bolshoi and Fields of the Nephilim. The Darkwave genre began to take everytime more strength with bands like Clan Of Xymox,Dead Can Dance, Cocteau Twins, This Mortal Coil, Black Tape for a Blue girl.
The 90's saw the further growth of 80's bands and emergence of many new bands. This produces what is colloquially termed Ethereal Wave, a subgenre of Darkwave music.
In the mid-90s, the styles of music that were heard in the places where goths attended ranged from gothic rock, deathrock, industrial music, Gothic Metal, EBM, ambient, experimental music, synth pop, shoegazing. This variety was the result of the need to maximize attendance by all outside the alternative music scene, particularly in small towns, and due to the eclectic tastes of the members of the subculture, but also noted further changes in attitude.
The other significant development of the '90s was the popularity of electronic bands like VNV Nation, Apoptygma Berzerk and Covenant in the gothic scene. The emergence of what has been called the music and style Cybergoth (which has much in common with synth pop, furure pop and EBM) caused bitter divisions among its fans and those who were firmly fastened to the guitar's model of the Gothic rock. Bands with a sound typical of the darkwave or those like The Crüxshadows, which combine electronic sounds and gothic rock, drew on both sides, to some extent.
The Dark Cabret born later-90's which draws on the aesthetics of the decadent, risqué German Weimar-era cabarets, burlesque and Vaudeville shows with the stylings of post-70s goth and punk music.
In more recent years have seen a resurgence of positive sound of Gothic Rock and Deathrock. Bands with an earlier goth sound like Cinema Strange, Bloody Dead And Sexy, Black Ice and Antiworld.
Today, the goth music scene has grown mainly in the area of
The Gothic Metal born to early of 90's technically wasn't born the sounds of Gothic Subculture mentioned previously, althought is relative because some bands,of this genre are from gothic rock or darkwave sounds (bands could be consider them more directly from gothic movement), others just are from Symphonic Metal or Doom Metal sounds, and mixing classic music's elements.
Here finds bands like Lacrimosa, Paradise Lost, The Gathering (early), Lacuna Coil, Epica, Type O Negative, Moonspell, Within Temptation.
The same happens with Industrial Rock / industrial Metal Music born to late-80's take elements of Industrial and Metal Music centered in guitars riffs and synthetizers.
The Industrial Metal is asociated to the case previously said of Gothic Metal, both genres directly aren't from Gothic Subculture, meanwhile the Electro Industrial Music born in 90's is asociated to Electrodark side because shared the use to synthetizers.
Bands like Nine Inch Nails, Rammstein, Oomph! Laibach, Zeromancer, Dope Stars INC., Skinny Puppy, Front Line Assembly, finds in this category.
Anyway exist followers of these last genres, Gothic Metal and Industrial Metal that possibly could be in the other extreme of Gothic Subculture.
19 November 2009
13 November 2009
--> In year 1999 there were 50.000 visitors at the biggest goth festival in Germany (the Gotik Wave Treffen)
--> The magazines "Zillo" and "Gothic" sell more than 250.000 magazines around the world.
The scene is international with centers of gravity in western nations and Japan.
The differences in the countries are mainly influenced by the local music and fashion trends but also the the already existing cultural and religious traditions affect the arrangement of the culture. These trends do change fast though. In some places the infrastructure only keeps up via internet over regions and countries. (virtual infrastructures)
But there's no border gothic can break. There is no soul it can't touch! :)
written by Angel_of_HIM
10 November 2009
09 November 2009
See you soon my Gothic darlings...