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DARKER THAN PUNK

"The Birth Of Gothic Rock" - LP

CAT NUMBER :  CULT30
RELEASE DATE: DEC 2020
COUNTRY : England
FFO : Post-punk / Death Rock / Gothic rock

This selection aims to describe a crucial period in english musical history. It is taking place in the early 80s, it deals with those years when punk bands slowly darkened their sounds and imageries to give birth to what would become a major music movement : Gothic Rock ! This compilation features songs chosen from the sadest list of british post-punk, dark-punk, death-rock and early goth bands. Twelve tracks released between 1982 and 1985.

For its 30th release, Restless Empire is proud to collaborate with french artists Førtifem for the design of the gorgeous cover art.Førtifem are well known for their records and merch artworks for many bands in different kind of dark music.


TRACKLISTING :

A1 : THE DARK - The Masque
A2 : SKELETAL FAMILY - The Night
A3 : AUSGANG - Crawling The Walls
A4 : RUBELLA BALLET - Slant and Slide
A5 : SCREAMING DEAD - Night Creatures
A6 : RED LORRY YELLOW LORRY - Hollow Eyes

B1 : THE MARCH VIOLETS - Snake Dance
B2 : RITUAL - Mind Disease
B3 : ALIEN SEX FIEND - Dead And Buried
B4 : PLAY DEAD - This Side Of Heaven
B5 : 1919 – Repulsion
B6 : IN EXCELSIS - Fire