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31 December 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 2011 is finally here!

2011 is knocking on your doors ^_^ for some of you it's already here that's why I'm posting this now :)

HAPPY NEW YEAR BY GOTHIC DIVINE MAGAZINE!!

Keep on following and supporting us in the new year too ♥


Hugs by GothicDivine Magazine Staff

30 December 2010

Gothic Idols - Helena Bonham Carter

I thought it was a right thing to dedicate an article to Tim Burton's wife Helena Bonham Carter. She often played "gothic" roles in movies. Probably highly influenced by his husband's view of the world. (For those who don't know, Tim Burton is the director of Edward Scissorhands , Nightmare Before Xmas and Beetlejuice (just to say some..) !!


(playing Ms. Lovett in Sweeney Todd)

(with her hubby Tim Burton)

Bonham Carter did not receive any formal training in acting. In 1979, she won a national writing contest and used the money to pay for her entry into the actors directory Spotlight. She made her professional acting début at the age of 16, in a television commercial.
Her first starring film role was as Lady Jane Grey in Lady Jane (1986) which had mixed reviews. The story reflected the troubled life of England's nine-days' Queen from her troubled adolescence and arranged marriage to her ill-fated accession and subsequent execution. Her breakthrough role was Lucy Honeychurch in A Room with a View.

These early films led to her to being typecast as a "corset queen" and "English Rose".


Recently she played the role of Bellatrix LeStrange in Harry Potter movie series and the Red Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland!



♥BallerinaDark♥

ON-LINE SAFE GOTHIC SHOP (for Europe Only)

Hello my Gothic Divinities ^_^ As suggested by a friend on StarDoll I decided to make an article about an ON-LINE SHOP where you can buy GOTHIC CLOTHES, SHOES & ACCESSORIES of all brands which is very safe. (I tried it myself !)

It's called EMP ONLINE .  The site is http://www.emp-online.com/ . Here you can find corsets, laced gowns, dresses of all kinds, t-shirt of your favourite bands. The prices are not high and the quality is excellent ! You can pay with Pay Pal, Credit card or pay cash directly to the delivery ! :)



I'm sure you'll love this site! They deliver very fast too! Last order I made arrived to me in 3 days only xD

Too bad it works in Europe only but they said they are working to make it international. ^_^
(This dress by Queen of darkness is awesome! (I own it eheh))

♥BallerinaDark♥

22 December 2010

Merry AntiChristmass & Christmass 2010

hello hello hohoho
we're in christmas eve that we either celebrate or not, one of  the facts is the fatty Santa Claus can't be unnoticed (literally, he's fat), here we are..
leaving behind the consumism and religious motives, the music is what we matter
we remember the songs from the last year: xmas 2009 Gothic Christmas by Within Temptation, The Christmas Song by London After Midnight and Don't shoot me Santa by The Killers.
i left you songs for this eve

Billy Corgan (The Samashing Pumpkins) and a redhead girl.. oh isn't Emilie Autumn?!!!! with the song We Three Kings


Peter Murphy & Tom Waits with the song Christmas Sucks

Personally i remain with Peter Murphy and Tom Waits song (Grande Murphy!)
Merry AntiChristmas and Merry Christmas :)

Merry Christmas and Happy winter holidays!!

The title says it all. For those of you celebrating it..

HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

For those not celebrating it..

well..HAVE NICE WINTER HOLIDAYS!

I found this very good drawings one by the amazing Scarlet Gothica (italian artist) and one by Russian artist Anna Marine who make wonderful gothic drawings.


(Anna Marine)

(Scarlet Gothica)

♥by all GothicDivine Magazine Staff♥

11 December 2010

A Proud Counterculture

Dear Gothic Divine,

The time of year has finally come in which Montey's exams are over, thus allowing her the time to contribute to this wonderful blog.

During my adventures in post secondary i've come across an inconsistency in how we, the dark and the beautiful, refer to ourselves and our place within society.

Guess what? You've been duped again by the media!

So many times I have heard a goth proclaim proudly "I am part of the goth subculture!" ... and I am taking this time to explain quite clearly why this is not the case.

How can one define a subculture? well it goes a little something like this....

"A group of people within a single society who possess, in addition to the cultural practices that they share in common with members of the larger society, certain distinct cultural practices that set them apart."

Now I know many of you are reading this and thinking "Oh, yes! That sounds as if it could be me....". I am here to tell you that this i not the case, so please, dear readers look at the definition of counterculture below:

"a group of people within a single society who strongly oppose the cultural patterns widely accepted within that society."

Doesn't this seem a little more accurate? If goth was a subculture, we would not dress and appear so dramatically different from the rest of the world, correct? Even our ideals in aesthetics differ greatly.... what is beautiful to us is not necessarily beautiful to the greater north american/european standards. The term "counterculture" is so much more effective for describing goths.... just think: if hippies were dramatic enough to be considered a counter culture so are we. Think of everything we are trying to make a stand against, and everything that you personally are fighting for. Doesn't it just make you want to proclaim "I am part of the goth counterculture!"
I sure do. I'm proud of who i am, just as we all should be:)

Remember: Goth is a proud counterculture, not a subculture!



08 December 2010

Make up tutorial - Gothic Doll + surprise :P

Does any of you know Michelle Phan?? Well I already talked about her in a previous article about make-up anyway for those of you who don't know this, she's a pro make-up artist for Lancome and a few days ago she surprised her fans with this AMAZING make up tutorial to become a perfect gothic lolita doll! :) Inspired by Rozen Maiden (Vampire Knight) anime.

Here's the video!



I also found this really sweet tutorial on how to look like director Tim Burton kind of character!!



Isn't she amazing?? :)

♥BallerinaDark♥

06 December 2010

Steampunks


Many would often see Goths as a subculture inspired by music, literature, and creativity. Steampunk, however, was inspired by fashion sense: mixing victorian with technology. Which include corsets, gowns, coats, vests, and military-inspired garments. Along with goggles, top hats, canes, parasols, and pocket watches as favorite accessories. As said before, Steampunk was not inspired by music, so musical tastes can vary from synthpop to classical, but many perfer to be within the industrial genre. As for the social scene, there are many festivals surrounding the subculture such as Saloncon. Steampunks have wickedly awesome creativity, combining 2 contradictions from the old and modern world.


*~Mystic~*

23 November 2010

THE CROW (CULT FILM)


The Crow is a 1994 American action-thriller film adaptation of the 1989 comic book of the same name by James O'Barr. The film was written by David J. Schow and John Shirley, and directed by Alex Proyas.



The Crow stars Brandon Lee, in his final film, as Eric Draven, a rock musician who is revived from the dead to avenge his own murder, as well as that of his fiancée. While filming during the last weeks of production, Lee was mortally wounded when a dummy bullet, which had become lodged in one of the prop guns, was shot into his abdomen by a squib. Despite the incident, the film was a critical and commercial success after its release, opening at the top of the box office.On March 31, 1993 at EUE Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington, North Carolina, Brandon Lee sustained an accidental gunshot wound on the set of the film. He was taken to an area hospital where he later died. There were eight days left before shooting of the film was to be completed. The scenes involving Lee and Shinas' characters in their apartment had been saved for the end of filming so that Lee could work the final week without makeup. In the story, Lee's character comes to his apartment where his girlfriend is being raped by a gang of thugs, and then he is shot and killed by Michael Massee's character, playing one of the thugs. Weeks prior to the event, a scene was being filmed that required dummy rounds to be shown being loaded into the handgun. Inexperienced crew members, pressured by time constraints, purchased live ammunition, removed the bullets, dumped the gunpowder, and then replaced the bullets back into the empty cartridges with the live primers still in place.

 THE CROW SOUNDTRACK :

The original soundtrack album for The Crow features songs from the film, and was a chart-topping album. It included work by The Cure (their song, "Burn", became the film's main theme), The Jesus and Mary Chain, Rage Against the Machine, Helmet and Stone Temple Pilots.

Several groups performed covers. Nine Inch Nails rendered Joy Division's "Dead Souls"; Rollins Band covered Suicide's "Ghost Rider"; and Pantera performed Poison Idea's "The Badge". The Stone Temple Pilots song "Big Empty" won an MTV Movie Award in 1995. It was not their original choice for the soundtrack. They recorded a version of "Only Dying", a demo they had recorded earlier as Mighty Joe Young, which was replaced following Lee's death.



(info taken from wikipedia!)


♥BallerinaDark♥

dark stardoll blog around the web

Another blog about stardoll and the dark side:

SONG OR STARDOLL by our follower Yazzieblue ^__^

Here's the link to the blog --> songorstardoll.blogspot.com

♥BallerinaDark♥

11 November 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GOTHIC DIVINE!!



Wow ONE YEAR has passed since this magazine was founded!! :D

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT!! Both here and on Stardoll :D

I LOVE YOU

♥ BallerinaDark ♥

06 November 2010

Goths of colour

I myself am a dark skinned goth. I've heard people make fun of me because of that but I never really cared because being that different always made me feel unique :P . Anyway I thought I was the only "black goth" in the entire world as some people of colour feel alienated from embracing a subculture where everyone is expected to look pale as a ghost but it seems I'm not the only one. I've been looking around on the internet trying to find some infos about "non-conventional" goths (also called interracial goths or ethnical goths) and I ended up in this wonderful essay written by a dark skinned goth called Lucy Furr. I suggest you all read it.
it's long but it's worth it. It will totally make you understand what goth is and why ANYONE can be goth.

http://www.morbidoutlook.com/lifestyle/articles/2001_02_gothocolour.html

"Goth Culture has no reason to be racist, elitist or anything else completely obnoxious. Otherwise we become a mirror of that which we most despise." - Lucy Furr






♥BallerinaDark♥

31 October 2010

Deathrockers


Often described as the missing link between Goth and Punk, this group, in no doubt, are quite unique. What makes deathrockers so distinct from the rest? Influenced by cheesy horror films, deathrockers started out as a music genre that emerged in the late 70's and early 80's around the time Punk was popluar. One of the first set of Deathrockers emerged from Los Angeles. The subculture spread out all the way to England, where a club, called "The Batcave" was opened to celebrate the dark twist of music. Deathrockers would tend to listen to Punk, Deathrock, Goth rock, Rockabilly, Psychobilly, and Glam rock. One of the most recommended band out there are Christian Death, Alien Sex Fiend, 45 Grave, Sex Gang Children, and Kommunity FK. Deathrockers tend to wear fishnets, tons of makeup, accessories, stripes, torn clothing, and the "Deathhawk" (which is a mohawk worn by many deathrockers). One of the many stereotypical characteristics is that they have a wicked, morbid sense of humor, but if you ask me, they have a wonderful personality, very intelligent and artistic too.



*~~Mystic~*

13 October 2010

London After Midnight


Genre: Gothic Rock, Darkwave, Industrial (a bit).
Country: United States
Activity Period: 1990 - Present.
Members: Sean Brennan: Vocals, Lyrics, Guitar, Keyboard, Programming.
Matthew Setzer: Guitar.
Randy Mathias: Bass.
Pete Pace: Drums.
Discography: 1990 London After Midnight (Cassette)
1992 Selected Scenes From The End Of The World
1994 Ruins (Cassette)
1995 Psycho Magnet
1995 Kiss (Single)
1998 Innocence Lost (Single)
1998 Oddities
2007 Violent Acts Of Beauty
Videography: Innocence Lost





London After Midnight is a musical project from United States formed by the singer, songwriter and multi-intrumentalist Sean Brennan in 1990. The live band varies and often changes but include Sean Brennan in vocals, guitar, keyboard, video, all programming, Randy Mathias in bass, Pete Pace in drums and Matthew Setzer in guitar.
Sean Brennan is known for his strong stances in favor of animal rights, pro-environmental and human rights issues, anti-corporate control of media, and support for progressive and liberal political and social causes. Whatever the approach or subject matter, the music of London After Midnight is deeply touching, powerful, socially aware, romantic, emotional, disturbing, haunting, moving, and often exhibits a morbid wit with its sardonic humor.
If well Sean has mentioned don't like label the London  After Midnight music specially with the term "gothic" (curious because in LAM myspace says gothic), the sound of the band is unique, combining Gothic Rock, Darkwave, and a bit (very bit) of Industrial from their last album .
Despite this, LAM has gained a lot of loyal  followers specially from gothic  subculture around the world, above all in Europe, EEUU, Latin America, Japan, China and elsewhere they have visited fortunately.
In 2006 their song "Fear" appear in Saw II soundtrack.
Almost 20 years of carrer with four studio albums of  excellent quality to date with their own sound and thematics a little unusually in this dark atmosphere.









London After Midnight - Psycho Magnet





www.londonaftermidnight.com
www.myspace.com/lam

23 September 2010

Goth Style is in high fashion too !! :)

Well it's not something new but for those of you rejecting high fashion thinking it's only for preps or fashionistas it definitely is.

Recently deceased designer Alexander McQueen frequently used Gothic fashion elements in his fashion creations.

Check out this pics







The lesson is: KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN..ALWAYS!! 'cause goth is all around you!! even in places you wouldn't think it is :)


♥BallerinaDark♥


PS. The green dress was also available on Stardoll some months ago..maybe you can still find it in StarBazaar!! ;)

Alice Is Dead - Chapter 3 GAME is OUT NOW!

For those of you , point and click game fans, ALICE IS DEAD CHAPTER 3 is now available on free on-line games sites. For those of you who don't know what that is...well I can't tell you because it would ruin the first chapter of the game!!! All I can tell you is that...Alice is dead!! xD

Right.,,

These are the link to the games:

Alice Is Dead - Episode 1


Alice Is Dead - Episode 2

and drum roll......................


Alice Is Dead - Episode 3 !!!!!


Enjoy this non-sense adventure :P


♥BallerinaDark♥

CHECK OUT THIS GOTH ONLINE STORE!!

I don't know why I didn't find out about it before but this on-line shop called GoodGoth is around since 1996! And all you goth lovers should definitely check it out especially for the particular things it sells. I never found a shop so well furnished in shoes especially!! Check out this products you can find in the site http://www.goodgoth.com/




I believe you are all open-mouthed to the vision of these amazing beautiful shoes (most are by Demonia and around 50 $!!) and the mourning hat that I think it's the hardest goth accessory to find as such a good price! The shoe before the last one is Alice In Wonderland inspired as you might have noticed!! *_* ♥♥♥

Check out also their amazing Halloween specials and those "OMG I must have it" dresses!! :)

Your faithful gothic lolita,

♥BallerinaDark♥

16 September 2010

Victorian Goths


What do you get when you mix classy, elegance, and a few dark and spooky things? You get a wonderful breed of "Victorian Goths". Exactly where did they come from? During the Victorian era, there was a high rise in gothic literature and arts, the most famous, Edgar Allen Poe. One of the most influential of modern victorian goths is Viona Ielegems and Emilie Autumn. Victorian goths are known for their fashion influenced by vampyrism of ballgowns, lace, gloves, corsets, chokers, and many elegant accesories. Victorian goths engage in activities such as writing, reading, watching plays, and viewing art. Their music style ranges from classical (Beathoven) and folk to symphonic metal (Epica). In my opinion, they are one of the most beautiful(and artistic) goths around the scene.
*~Mystic~*

25 August 2010

Ego Likeness

 

Genre: Electronic, Darkwave, Dark Electro, Industrial.
Country: United Stated.
Activity Period: 1999 - Present.
Members: Steven Archer: Guitar, Programming, Music, Lyrics, Vocals.
Donna Lynch: Vocals, Piano, Synths, Lyrics, Music.
Discography: 1999 Songs From a Dead City (Demo)
2001 Dragonfly
2004 Water to the Dead
2006 The Order of the Reptile
2007 The Compass EPs: South
2008 The Lowest Place on Earth (Single)
2008 The Compass EPs: West
2009 The Compass EPs: North
2010 Breedless




Ego Likeness was created by artist Steven Archer and writer Donna Lynch in Baltimore, United States in 1999, Taking their name from Frank Herbert’s classic science fiction novel Dune. Steven and Donna have been married since October of 1999 and currently live in Baltimore, Meryland with two hairless cats.
Their music has ranged of genres since their origins, begining with darkly experimental Trip-Hop in their demo "Songs From a Dead City", to moody and melodic Dark Electro with their first album "Dragonfly", to a fusion of Industrial Rock for hard guitars sounds and Darkwave that shown in "Water to the Dead" and "The Order of the Reptile".
Steven also is the creator of the atmospheric electronica project Hopeful Machines, and performs with the DC industrial, power noise act Blind Till Now. He is also a resident DJ at Spellbound in DC and Ascension.
Both make up the experimental, spoken word outfit "The Trinity Project" and have released two albums under that name "The Trinity Project I" in 2001 and "The Subtle Movements of the Entropy Engine" in 2003.
Steven, isn't only a musician, if not he's also a graduate of The Corcoran School of Art, continues to exhibit paintings and mixed media pieces in various galleries, stores, conventions and venues throughout the US,He is also a regular contributor to Weird Tales Magazine and Steampunk Magazine. He is the author of a children's book, "Luna Maris", like Donna, who has written numerous poems and short stories, and released two collections of poetry "In My Mouth"' and "Ladies & Other Vicious Creatures" Her first novel "Isabel Burning" debuts on 2008. She has also collaborated with Steven on several art projects, including a handmade, limited edition illustrated book called "Twenty-Six (An Uncommon Book of ABCs)" and a series of Key and Lock paintings, which will be released as a complete collection in book form in the future.
In addition to The Cruxshadows, the band have had the honour to share the stage with a lot of diverse artist through all this years.
Ego Likeness announced the release of their fourth studio album "Breedless" on April of 2010.








Ego Likeness - Water To The Dead

Download




www.egolikeness.com
www.myspace.com/egolikeness

20 August 2010

Emilie Autumn...News for the fans

I recently found out (maybe some of you already knew) that Emilie Autumn has realeased a book called "THE ASYLUM FOR WAYWARD VICTORIAN GIRLS".

What is the book about?

"Written and illustrated by the notoriously manic-depressive rock star, this chilling tale combines humor, tragedy, and suspense to produce a blood-curdling account of the nightmare that is life inside an insane asylum, comparing those from the Victorian era with our modern day version, and proving, through her own personal experiences, that not much has changed from then to now.



Culled directly from EA's real-life diary entries, the story begins with Emilie's suicide attempt and prompt imprisonment inside a psychiatric hospital. Sparing no detail, Emilie shows us exactly what goes on inside this house of horrors, exposing secrets that the general public could never have guessed at. Narrated with the sarcastic and self-deprecating humor present in all of EA's works, much of the subject matter may be considered controversial. Still, as in her song lyrics, Emilie tells the truth at all costs, thrusting the brave reader into a play-by-play narrative of her bi-polar episodes, even providing photos -- blood, cuts, and all.



The tale takes an unexpected turn when, whilst still in the psych ward, Emilie discovers evidence of a parallel dimension -- a world that soon becomes indiscernible from her own. As the days go by, the seemingly disparate worlds of the story's two lead characters (Emilie and Emily, EA's Victorian counterpart) begin to merge, leaving the reader, as well as the book's author, rather confused as to whether the accounts are truly autobiographical or whether EA has managed to seamlessly morph from true-life tale to extremely well-researched historical fiction.



"The Asylum..." is not all gloom and doom however. It is a reality-bending thriller as well as a profoundly empowering tale of suffering, sisterhood, and revenge that culminates in what is perhaps one of the most suspenseful cliff-hangers of all time. The book's colorful cast of characters (diabolical doctors, mental patients, and the talking plague rats and blood-sucking leeches that fans of EA's music are already familiar with) thoroughly entertain, educate, and engross the reader with prime movie material. "The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls," will leave fans shocked and readers everywhere gasping for air.



Each full-color page of this beautifully bound, 266 page hardcover is positively packed with hand written memoirs, fanciful paintings, and sketches of the Asylum's inhabitants. In perhaps the most perverse twist of all, this Rated R publication is cleverly disguised as a high-end children's activity book, complete with interactive elements including notes, craft patterns, and reader quizzes designed both to disturb and delight. This monumental show of literary and artistic talent demands a place on your tea table as well as on your nightstand, although, readers, take care -- you'll never think of your doctor in quite the same way again.



Prepare yourself to enter a world most pray never to visit. But beware: It is much easier to get into the Asylum than it is to get out..."

Info taken for EA official site: http://www.emilieautumn.com/
 
The cost of the book is around 55 US dollars and you can purchase it her official site.
 
♥BallerinaDark♥

16 August 2010

INFO AND NEWS

We are definitely coming back to life :) a very big thank you to all the followers! Our group grew up and I hope it will continue growing. I'll be writing more articles starting from October (=end of my real life job so I'll have more time to write XD) If you have requests on articles you want to be written just tell me! :)

As you noticed Angel_of HIM is no longer part of our team..she will always be welcomed back if she wants to of course :)
and so we hired another writer , Mystic_Darkness ! :)

So..Keep following us cause we are stronger than ever! xD

♥BallerinaDark♥

Only Black?? Hell no.

Looking around on the internet and also on Stardoll I could see that many associate goth with the color black a bit too much. Most of these people think that only wearing black all the time makes you look goth but the truth is the exact contrary. The color black is in fact the color of darkness, of mistery and of the unknown, of fear but you should also consider wearing colors like PURPLE , RED, BLUE, GREEN and even PINK. I've seen goths saying the stupid stereotype that goths hate pink and light blue. Absurd. The point is not what color you wear but HOW you wear it. Let's make a clear example with the color pink. Look at these pics:


Non-goth


Goth



See?? Now..come and tell me the second pic isn't goth because she wears pink!! xD


STOP STEREOTYPING! :)


♥BallerinaDark♥

12 August 2010

Cybergoths

"What is Cybergoth?" you may ask. Cybergoth is the one of the most common forms of goth around. Their style is heavily influenced by Rivethead, Steampunk, and Raver style. You can easily identify them by bondage gear, platform boots, glossy clothing, synthetic dreads, goggles, and the enormous amount of neon colors they wear. As far as the music goes, Cybergoths would usually tend to listen to EBM, Electro, Industrial, Techno, Trance, and Synth-pop. Cybergoths are usually found at the nightlife scene (bars,clubs, lounges, etc.) or around the internet, and can be very social. Chances are you might've already met them ^_^


*~Mystic~*

27 July 2010

THE DARK SIDE OF STARDOLL !

I recently discovered about this blog called ANARCHY ON STARDOLL about all the "dark side" of Stardoll game. For example, they write and put pictures of all the best designers in Stardoll world or choose the more dark looking clothes and make comparisons with the real ones. I believe that all of you following this blog and playing on Stardoll will love reading that blog! It's always updated with brand new articles and already has almost 90 followers!



The owner is MissVampire along with PinkPunkyGirl and Black_Mermaid.

They also published an article about GothicDivine Magazine right today! :)

To check this amazing blog click here --> Anarchy On Stardoll


♥BallerinaDark♥

13 July 2010

Lacrimosa


Genre: Darkwave, Gothic Rock, Gothic Metal, Symphonic, Classical.
Country: Germany, moved to Switzerland.
Activity Period: 1990 - Present.
Members: Tilo Wolf: Vocals, Lyrics, Piano, Guitar, Trumpet, Fluegelhorn, Programing.
Anne Nurmi: Vocals, Lyrics, Keyboards.
Jay P Genkel: Guitar.
Dirk Wolff: Guitar.
Yenz Leonhardt: Bass.
Mane Uhlig: Drums.
Discograpny: 1990 Clamor (Demo Cassette)
1991 Angst
1992 Einsamkeit
1993 Alles Lüge
1993 Satura
1994 Schakal
1995 Inferno
1996 Stolzes Herz
1997 Stille
1998 Live (Live)
1999 Alleine zu zweit
1999 Elodia
2001 Der Morgen danach
2001 Fassade
2002 Durch Nacht und Flut
2002 Durch Nacht und Flut
2003 Echos
2005 The Party is Over
2005 Lichtgestalt
2005 Lichtgestalten EP
2007 Lichtjahre (Live)
2009 I Lost My Star
2009 Feuer
2009 Mandira Nabula
2009 Sehnsucht
1010 Schattenspiel
Videography: 1995 The Clips 1993-1995 VHS
1997 The Silent Clips VHS
2000 The Live History VHS/DVD
2005 Musikkurzfilme: The Video Collection DVD
2007 Lichtjahre: The Lacrimosa Movie DVD




Lacrimosa is a gothic band formed in Germany by Tilo Wolff in November of 1990.
Currently residing in Switzerland and is formed by the permanents members Tilo Wolff on vocals, piano, guitar, trumpet, fluegelhorn and Anne Nurmi on vocals, keyboard, synths with addition to supporting music, who have varied over the years, Jay P Genkel in guitar, Dirk Wolff in guitar, Yenz Leonhardt in bass and Mane Uhlig in drums.
Tilo Wolff is the owner of the label "Hall Of Sermon", Lacrimosa edits all his albums in it like another bands.
Lacrimosa mix musical styles such as elements of gothic metal, gothic rock, trumpet, and other classical instruments. Their lyrics are written primarily in German, although some of his albums have content in english, spanish, latin and finnish. Their songs mainly are about loneliness, sadness, darkness, despair, happiness, hope, despair, death and love.
In The Begining the songs of the band was of the Darkwave genre, with melancholic and nostalgic melodies accompained of a depresive, deep and nostalgic voice, wich is demostrated in their demo cassette "Clamor" and Their first albums "Angst" and "Einsamkeit", this last album have Gothic Rock influences wich persist in the next album "Satura" where  covers topics such as fear, helplessness, loneliness, the non-existence, lack of love and death. Every album onwards, from Satura, has a song that is taken as a single later.
In the beginning of 1994 Anne Nurmi joined to the band as a second and permanant member. She was part founder, and also a singer and keyboard player of the Finnish band Two Witches, put new emphasis within the music of Lacrimosa with her extraordinary voice and composing skills. In 1995 they released "Inferno", where Anne Nurmi full participation in the making, collaborating with her voice for the first time, in this album we can hear different music than that of their earlier work, giving it a touch heavier, using guitars, bass and keyboard, arguably, the now familiar Gothic Rock becoming in Gothic Metal, but it is not until 1997 the band releases "Stille", an album that can be described as Gothic Metal. in 1998 releases their first live album, "Live", followed by "Elodia" in 1999 reducing the power of guitars,focusing on symphonic elements with the support of the famous London Symphony Orchestra, sounds continue in the album of 2001 "Fassade", also including soft melodies. In 2003 was released "Echos", an album focused on Classical and Symphonic elements, leaving out the sounds of guitars. "Lichtgestalt" was released in 2005 whe the content again to emphasize themes of love and light using elements of Classical music and Gothic Metal. After two years of Lichtgestalt tour, in 2007 goes on sale its second live album, titled "Lichtjahre". "Sehnsuch" was released in 2009, is characterized by the clear implementation of trumpets and having a heavier sound than the previous album.
By May 2010, on the occasion of its twentieth anniversary, on sale Lacrimosa launched a new album titled "Schattenspiel". It contains 18 songs. 14 previous unreleased albums and two entirely new.

Lacrimosa is a gothic group par excellence, because they have evolve in sound, retain their original essence in some way in their compositions.








Lacrimosa - Elodia



www.lacrimosa.ch
www.myspace.com/lacrimosaofficial

Music section

hi everyone, do u remember me?... i was the girl in charge to the music/bands section.
well i'm back for happiness for ones and sadness for others.

to retake, i leave u a clasic cult band... do u sounds this names: Tilo Wolff & Anne Nurmi ?!!?


kisus, Caro

15 June 2010

Flowers Of Evil

This is one of the most important poetries of Baudelaire..usually the first one they teach in schools cause it holds his phylosophy.


Correspondances



La Nature est un temple où de vivants piliers
Laissent parfois sortir de confuses paroles;
L'homme y passe à travers des forêts de symboles
Qui l'observent avec des regards familiers.


Comme de longs échos qui de loin se confondent
Dans une ténébreuse et profonde unité,
Vaste comme la nuit et comme la clarté,
Les parfums, les couleurs et les sons se répondent.



II est des parfums frais comme des chairs d'enfants,
Doux comme les hautbois, verts comme les prairies,
— Et d'autres, corrompus, riches et triomphants,


Ayant l'expansion des choses infinies,
Comme l'ambre, le musc, le benjoin et l'encens,
Qui chantent les transports de l'esprit et des sens.




TRANSLATION:



Correspondences



Nature is a temple in which living pillars
Sometimes give voice to confused words;
Man passes there through forests of symbols
Which look at him with understanding eyes.



Like prolonged echoes mingling in the distance
In a deep and tenebrous unity,
Vast as the dark of night and as the light of day,
Perfumes, sounds, and colors correspond.


There are perfumes as cool as the flesh of children,
Sweet as oboes, green as meadows
— And others are corrupt, and rich, triumphant,


With power to expand into infinity,
Like amber and incense, musk, benzoin,
That sing the ecstasy of the soul and senses.

Charles Baudelaire - Part 1

And now (finally!) the article about Charles Baudelaire that I promised you!! Enjoy reading !!

Charles Pierre Baudelaire (pronounced /ˌboʊdəˈlɛər/; French: [ʃaʁl bodlɛʁ]; April 9, 1821 – August 31, 1867) was a nineteenth-century French poet, critic, translator and... drug addict. A controversial figure in his lifetime, Baudelaire's name has become a byword for literary and artistic decadence. At the same time his works, and in particular his book of poetry Les fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil), are acknowledged as classics of French literature.



In 1846 and 1847, Baudelaire became acquainted with the works of Poe, in which he found tales and poems that had, he claimed, long existed in his own brain but never taken shape. Baudelaire had much in common with Poe (who died in 1849 at age forty). Both had a similar sensibility and macabre and supernatural turn of mind; both struggled with illness, poverty, and melancholy. Baudelaire saw in Poe a precursor and tried to be his French contemporary counterpart. From this time until 1865, he was largely occupied with translating Poe's works; his translations were widely praised. Baudelaire was not the first French translator of Poe, but his "scrupulous translations" were considered among the best. These were published as Histoires extraordinaires (Extraordinary stories) (1852), Nouvelles histoires extraordinaires (New extraordinary stories) (1857), Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym, Eureka, and Histoires grotesques et sérieuses (Grotesque and serious stories) (1865). Two essays on Poe are to be found in his Oeuvres complètes (Complete works).


HIS PHYLOSOPHY:

Many of Baudelaire's philosophical proclamations were considered scandalous and intentionally provocative in his time. He wrote on a wide range of subjects, drawing criticism and outrage from many quarters.


Love

"There is an invincible taste for prostitution in the heart of man, from which comes his horror of solitude. He wants to be 'two'. The man of genius wants to be 'one'... It is this horror of solitude, the need to lose oneself in the external flesh, that man nobly calls 'the need to love'."


 Marriage

"Unable to suppress love, the Church wanted at least to disinfect it, and it created marriage."



 The artist

"The more a man cultivates the arts, the less randy he becomes... Only the brute is good at coupling, and copulation is the lyricism of the masses. To copulate is to enter into another–and the artist never emerges from himself."


"Style is character"



 Pleasure

"Personally, I think that the unique and supreme delight lies in the certainty of doing 'evil'–and men and women know from birth that all pleasure lies in evil."



 Politics

"I have no convictions, as they are understood by the men of my century, because I have no ambition... However, I have some convictions, in a nobler sense, which cannot be understood by the men of my time".

 
(All infos are taken from Wikipedia)
 
Suggested books:

Artificial Paradise

Spleen

Flower Of Evil (poetries collection)
 
THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF THE ARTICLE. There's so much more to write about him especially about his phylosophy. I have to work on it because in English it's hard to find material for the article. :P so consider this a little resume, a part 1 xD

28 May 2010

Goth Festivals - WAVE GOTIK TREFFEN

Wave-Gotik-Treffen  ("Treffen" means "the meeting") is an annual world festival for "dark" music and arts in Leipzig, Germany. More than 150 bands and artists from various backgrounds (Gothic rock, EBM, Industrial, Noise, Darkwave, Neofolk, Neoclassical, Medieval Music, Experimental, Gothic metal, Deathrock and Punk) play at several venues throughout the city over 4 days. The festival also features several fairs with medieval, gothic and cultural merchandise.






With 18,000 to 20,000 regular attendants, the WGT is one of the largest events of the Goth-, Cybergoth-, and Rivethead- subcultures worldwide.
The largest installment of the WGT was the one of the year 2000 with over 300 acts and an estimated 25,000 visitors.

A first attempt at a Treffen was made in 1987 in Potsdam. However, as the laws of the German Democratic Republic made this kind of event illegal, only a few hundred visitors attended.



In 1992, after the re-unification of Germany, the first official Wave-Gotik-Treffen was held in the Eiskeller club in Leipzig. Since then, the number of visitors has increased greatly.


There are Renaissance fairs, Viking and Pagan markets, Gothic Romance events, CD/DVD and film premieres, literary readings, artist signing events, brunches celebrating Absinthe, and many late-night danceclubs such as Darkflower or Moritzbastei with top-name DJs. The main market in the AGRA that runs the entire duration of the festival is perhaps the largest for the goth community anywhere in the world.


PS. More images of this event will be added soon :P

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10 May 2010

INFO and NEWS

I noticed that the "mixpod" music thing isn't working right..some songs with related videos don't play anymore because they must have erased them from the site I took them from. I will fix it soon so don't panic!! xD I'm coming back with brand new articles as you've seen one about the one and only E.A. Poe has been added. Articles soon to be written are about Charles Baudelaire (I'll probably publish one or two of his poetry every week ! ) , something about band Voltaire , about the different kind of goths and about Steampunk. I also thought about publishing some song lyrics with relative explanation of the meaning (if it has one xD).

So keep in touch 'cause GothicDivine is coming back to life! ^_^

Yours faithful,

BallerinaDark             ♥

EDGAR ALLAN POE - genius of terror and mystery

Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective-fiction genre. He was born as Edgar Poe in Boston, Massachusetts; he was orphaned young when his mother died shortly after his father abandoned the family. Poe was taken in by John and Frances Allan, of Richmond, Virginia, but they never formally adopted him. In January 1845, Poe published his poem "The Raven" to instant success. Poe died in Baltimore; the cause of his death is unknown and has been variously attributed to alcohol, brain congestion, cholera, drugs, heart disease, rabies, suicide, tuberculosis, and other agents.

Poe's best known fiction works are Gothic, a genre he followed to appease the public taste. His most recurring themes deal with questions of death, including its physical signs, the effects of decomposition, concerns of premature burial, the reanimation of the dead, and mourning. Many of his works are generally considered part of the dark romanticism genre, a literary reaction to transcendentalism, which Poe strongly disliked. He referred to followers of the movement as "Frogpondians" after the pond on Boston Common and ridiculed their writings as "metaphor-run", lapsing into "obscurity for obscurity's sake" or "mysticism for mysticism's sake."



Beyond horror, Poe also wrote satires, humor tales, and hoaxes. For comic effect, he used irony and ludicrous extravagance, often in an attempt to liberate the reader from cultural conformity.In fact, "Metzengerstein", the first story that Poe is known to have published, and his first foray into horror, was originally intended as a burlesque satirizing the popular genre. Poe also reinvented science fiction, responding in his writing to emerging technologies such as hot air balloons in "The Balloon-Hoax".

He disliked didacticism and allegory, though he believed that meaning in literature should be an undercurrent just beneath the surface. Works with obvious meanings, he wrote, cease to be art. He believed that quality work should be brief and focus on a specific single effect.To that end, he believed that the writer should carefully calculate every sentiment and idea. In "The Philosophy of Composition", an essay in which Poe describes his method in writing "The Raven", he claims to have strictly followed this method. It has been questioned, however, if he really followed this system. T. S. Eliot said: "It is difficult for us to read that essay without reflecting that if Poe plotted out his poem with such calculation, he might have taken a little more pains over it: the result hardly does credit to the method." Biographer Joseph Wood Krutch described the essay as "a rather highly ingenious exercise in the art of rationalization".

Poe is particularly respected in France, in part due to early translations by Charles Baudelaire. (article about him coming soon!! ;) Baudelaire's translations became definitive renditions of Poe's work throughout Europe.

Tales:

"The Black Cat"

"The Cask of Amontillado"

"A Descent into the Maelström"

"The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar"

"The Fall of the House of Usher"

"The Gold-Bug"

"Ligeia"

"The Masque of the Red Death"

"The Murders in the Rue Morgue"

"The Oval Portrait"

"The Pit and the Pendulum"

"The Premature Burial"

"The Purloined Letter"

"The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether"

"The Tell-Tale Heart"
 
 
The influence of Edgar Allan Poe on the art of music has been considerable and long-standing, with the works, life and image of the horror fiction writer and poet inspiring composers and musicians from diverse genres for more than a century:
 
The Deathrock band Voodoo Church wrote a song for their eponymous 1982 EP called "Second Death," which incorporates several lines from "The Black Cat" into the lyrics Tool featured the lyrics "seems like I'm slipping into a dream within a dream" in the song "Sweat" on their 1992 album Opiate.
 
Avant-garde Metal band Arcturus have a song on the album La Masquerade Infernale (1997) called "Alone" incorporating the full, unaltered text of Poe's poem "Alone".
 
 The L.A. Goth Rock Duo Creature Feature wrote the song "Buried Alive" about Poe, released in 2007. The song contains over 20 references to Poe's work and life. Works named include "A Dream Within a Dream", "The City in the Sea," "The Valley of Unrest," "Loss of Breath," "The Premature Burial," "The Oblong Box," "Never Bet the Devil Your Head," and many others.

Finnish goth-metal singer Ville Valo of the band HIM frequently cites Poe's work as the inspiration for many of his lyrics, even sporting a tattoo of Poe's eyes on his back.

Marilyn Manson has been quoted saying that some of his inspiration for his music and art comes from Edgar Allan Poe's works, and has even painted a portrait of Poe.

Nox Arcana, an American gothic instrumental duo, pays homage to all of Poe's literary works with their 2007 album Shadow of the Raven.

Several heavy metal bands have made reference to Poe in their recordings. Iron Maiden recorded a song titled "Murders in the Rue Morgue" for their second album, 1981's Killers. Grave Digger's 2001 album The Grave Digger is dedicated to Poe, and some of Poe's works, including "The Raven" and "Fall of the House of Usher" are the basis of a number of songs. Progressive/thrash metal band Nevermore takes its name from "The Raven". Other Metal bands that wrote songs inspired by Poe are: Agathodaimon, Annihilator, Crimson Glory, Ra's Dawn, Manilla Road, Donor, Hawaii, Rage, Metal Church and Stormwitch

Gothic Metal band Tristania have a song called "My Lost Lenore." The song refers to "her raven eyes" and ends similarly to the poem "The Raven," still mourning his lost Lenore.

The neocelt band Omnia has set "The Raven" to music on their 2007 CD Alive!.

The song "The Poet and the Pendulum" by Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish is partly inspired by Poe's short story "The Pit and the Pendulum." Poe is one of the favorite writers of the band's leader, Tuomas Holopainen.

Voltaire's song Graveyard Picnic is dedicated to Poe, and includes in the lyrics references to Poe's works, such as The Conqueror Worm, Lenore, Annabel Lee, and The Tell-Tale Heart, as well as mentioning Poe by name.
 
 
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28 April 2010

Perfumes with a gothic touch!





I think these perfumes have something gothic in them..maybe it's the lace and black rose in Rock n Rose by Valentino..or just the names..

ok nevermind..

I just didn't know what to write about xD I'll post something more intelligent soon :P

Anyway these perfumes smell very veeery good :) I suggest you all to go to the nearest perfume shop and try them :)

Kisses by

♥BallerinaDark♥
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