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Celebrating 17 Years
While we've had some information around Gothic Paradise since as early as 1996, the official site and radio shows started in late October of 2000. Now seventeen years later we continue to broadcast and maintain this website. As others have come and gone, though we are small and never had a physical print presence, we've managed to weather the various storms in the music scene. We've seen record labels come and go, various artists and their music have come and gone and other radio shows, magazines and blogs have also come and gone, but we're still around despite it all. We owe it all in part to the many readers and listeners we've had from all over the world. We have received many great encouraging words and feedback from our leaders and listeners. When we receive a message that we've introduced someone to a new favorite band, or some song or artist that has brought them some bit of enjoyment, it is always a pleasure to be able to do so.

Our main goal here is just to provide great music. We received dozens of submissions each day and also dig through and listen to tons of great new music released each month. Amidst it all is a lot of good stuff, but we only have time to really broadcast and write about the truly great music that we find. And of courese, there is a lot of garbage out there and hopefully we're able to weed through all of that and provide our listeners and readers with only the best. Of course we can't cover and keep up with everything ever released, so we do miss tons of music, but hopefully we're covering a large amount that will introduce many to it all.

We're so glad to be able to help so many of these great artists get the word out about their music. We are just a small outlet, but anyone we can reach is great. We've been encouraged by various artists in interviews and feedback on reviews in our work and it has been a great privilege to rub shoulders with so many talented and great people over the years. The time we've had interviewing artists and watching their shows and listening to their music has been in a way, living a life-long dream. Overall these artists and just normal people like you and I with a goal and a dream to make music and present it to the world. Very few really make it big, most barely squeeze out a few new songs in between taking care of themselves and families with their day jobs and other responsibilities. So I feel any help we can give is welcome and we're pleased to do so in whatever way we can. And so we continue on, broadcasting great new music and trying to present a few reviews as time permits and hopefully touching the hearts and lives of as many people as we can.

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SOL: A Self-Banishment Ritual [October 22, 2017] Seeming - SOL: A Self-Banishment Ritual - Presenting the sophomore album from this powerful electronic music project, combining many elements of Gothic, Industrial and Electronic music along with a message and ideals surrounding various social, economic and political issues.

The Last Days of Fenwyck [August 13, 2017] Friends of Alice Ivy - The Last Days of Fenwyck - Introducing the review of this latest short mini-album from these veteran ethereal artists. This latest work spans some great selections that take the listener to a dreamy world of ethereal beauty.

Shine [August 13, 2017] Falling You - Shine - John Michael Zorko and his guest "magicians" do it again with another beautifully diverse, ethereal ambient album. This is the first released under the Project Records label and a great addition to their extensive discography. Enjoy the latest review here.

Theater Of Dimensions [June 25, 2017] Xandria - Theater Of Dimensions - For many of our readers and listeners this band needs no introduction with their powerful blend of gothic and symphonic metal. This is the latest album from these talented artists that we present here with our review.

Dim Days of Dolor [June 25, 2017] Sirenia - Dim Days of Dolor - We present to our readers this great symphonic metal band that has been around for several years. This is just the latest of a large catalog of great albums. Listeners will be familiar with this band as we have broadcasted selections over the last several years.

Dark Passenger [April 30, 2017] Decoded Feedback - Dark Passenger - This legendary electro-industrial band comes back with tons of great new material on their deluxe version of this album spanning twenty tracks. With so many selections there are plenty of great gems that have become new favorites for us on the Gothic Paradise airwaves.

A.I. [April 30, 2017] Mr. Kitty - A.I. - A definite favorite here on the pages and airwaves of Gothic Paradise, Mr. Kitty is back with this stellar new album with plenty of upbeat, yet melancholy and moody melodic synthpop music. We also include a review of the 4-track EP release in 2016 titled -+.

Dichromat [March 28, 2017] Black Nail Cabaret - Dichromat - Presenting a new band to the pages of Gothic Paradise with their dark, mid-tempo electro sound. Listen to tracks on our radio show and enjoy the review here for a taste of what they have to offer.

We Defy Oblivion [March 28, 2017] The Sweetest Condition - We Defy Oblivion - Pounding beats align with pulsating electronics and anthem-like lyrics with female vocals for another powerful album from this band. This is the sophomore album for this band and another great addition to our radio show and pages here on Gothic Paradise.

Ode To Inhumanity [February 12, 2017] Diversant:13 - Ode To Inhumanity - Introducing this great heavy electro-industrial act to the pages of Gtohic Paradise with this, their latest album featuring 10 heavy pulsating electronic tracks.

M A L V S [January 1, 2017] Golden Apes - M Λ L V S - Added a review of the latest album from this excellent band presenting their solid flavor of gothic rock. Enjoy the review and latest selections on our radio show.

Mythologie [January 1, 2017] Delerium - Mythologie - We welcome this legendary band to the pages of Gothic Paradise with their fifteenth album. Presenting an excellent mix of heavenly female voices with smooth electronic music.

Moonbathers [January 1, 2017] Delain - Moonbathers - As a new addition to the pages of Gothic Paradise we present the powerful gothic metal from this band and a review of this, their fifth album.

Eyes on Backwards [December 31, 2016] Dead When I Found Her - Eyes On Backwards - This is another favorite here on the pages and airwaves of Gothic Paradise. For those fans of old-school industrial, this latest album is a heavy hitter with several stellar favorite tracks.

[December 31, 2016] A Covenant of Thorns - Forgotten - This solo project has been a long-time resident here on the pages and airwaves. This latest six-track EP is another great addition to the great catalog from this artist.

No Artist / No Name [December 30, 2016] Sound of Eleven - No Artist / No Name - Introducing another great new band in the realm of dark folk. Check out the review here and listen to tracks on our radio show.

The Lover, The Stars & The Citadel [December 27, 2016] Deleyaman - The Lover, The Stars & The Citadel - Bringing their unique blend of alternative folk music together on another great album, we have here the review of the latest from this talented group.

The American Dream [December 26, 2016] The Foreign Resort - The American Dream - One of our favorites in the realm of post-punk and shoegaze music is back with another EP release earlier this year and then re-released this fall on vinyl. We're happy to present our review of this short EP for our readers and listeners to enjoy.

Crossing Over [December 26, 2016] We Are Temporary - Crossing Over - This is a new electro-pop project we've been introduced to. With a unique style and sound it is a pleasure to introduce to our readers and listeners with this review.

Air & Numbers [December 11, 2016] The Lovely Intangibles - Air & Numbers - Following hot on the hills of their debut release last year, these gothabilly artists are back at it with another great album of music. Enjoy the review here and selections on our radio show.

Wicked Flowers [December 11, 2016] The Rose Phantom - Wicked Flowers - The creative juices keep flowing for this solo project of Ted Newsom with another short EP delving into a diverse mix of various styles from rock, new wave and goth, building on the foundation we've grown to recognize over the last few years.

Endure [December 4, 2016] Assemblage 23 - Endure - Tom Shear just keeps going strong delivering another powerful electro-pop album with pounding beats and layered synths all backing his solid vocals portraying mood and message of the thoughtful lyrics.

Byzantium [November 20, 2016] Lights That Change - Byzantium - It's finally here! The first official full-length album from this stellar ethereal shoegaze band. Though we've had plenty of great music from them over the past year or so, this is the official debut album and it's a real treasure.

Imagica [November 13, 2016] The Birthday Massacre - Imagica - It seems we've been blessed by music from many of the legendary great artists we've featured for years here on Gothic Paradise. This is another one and going all the way back to the demo tapes when they were called Imagica, another great collector's item with our review here.

These Fleeting Moments [November 13, 2016] Black Tape for a Blue Girl - These Fleeting Moments - It has been a while since we've had this renowned Ethereal project here on the pages of Gothic Paradise. It is with great pleasure that we welcome them back with a review of their latest album hearkening back to all the greatest elements of the past and present.

The Blinding Dark [November 6, 2016] Covenant - The Blinding Dark - This legendary electro-pop band is at it again with another great new album. Check out our review of this new work as well as the single Sound Mirrors which we've been enjoying in our top 10.

Bellum Esse [October 23, 2016] Somnare - Bellum Esse - Presenting this great new mix of marshal industrial and neo-classical from this Spanish duo. This is their debut album and a great introduction for us to the band.

Intruder [October 23, 2016] Sexy Suicide - Intruder - If you're longing for some classic 80's synthpop sound without listening to the same old 80's bands over and over, we have your fix here with this talented project. This is a great new band with a classic sound that we love, enjoy!

About Haloes [October 1, 2016] Intent:Outtake - About Haloes - It's with great pleasure that we introduce the second album from this powerful electo-industrial act here on Gothic Paradise. Check out the review and enjoy their music on our radio show.

Precious Paradise [October 1, 2016] Mental Discipline - Precious Paradise - We've been enjoying the powerful electro-pop styles from this project for a while now with their two previous EP's. You can now pick up all of those tracks plus three additional pieces on this new full-length CD. Enjoy the review and selections on our Gothic Paradise radio show.

Breathe In [September 12, 2016] Purple Fog Side - Breathe In - Introducing this new maxi-single from this Russian electro-pop project. They've taken a turn to the dream-pop sound that readers and listeners should enjoy here.

My Imaginary Shores [September 12, 2016] Märcoda - My Imaginary Shores - Enjoy this short EP review from this great new electro and dream-pop project. Listen and enjoy tracks on both of our radio shows.

Whispers of the Forest [August 28, 2016] An Danzza - Whispers of the Forest - This project and latest album is no stranger for our Ethereal radio show listeners and readers. With us playing songs from their full discography they have become a true staple on Gothic Paradise. Now it is with great pleasure that we present the review of their latest album.

Bata Motel [August 21, 2016] Hexa - Bata Motel - Introducing this diverse and eclectic experimental project crossing genre lines from gothic, ethereal and shoegaze with a heavy dose of noise mixed in. Enjoy the review and selections on our radio shows.

Harpies [August 6, 2016] Obsidian FX - Harpies - This is our first introduction to this band, but first impressions are lasting impressions and so it was with what we heard. Enjoy their unique style of heavy electronic industrial music on this album.

Strange Days [August 6, 2016] Dark Souls Day - Strange Days - After six years we finally have a second EP from this dark, heavy hitting gothic rock band featuring five of these dark tracks.

Hypaerion [July 6, 2016] Aeon Sable - Hypaerion - This is a veteran band here on Gothic Paradise with their solid gothic rock sound presented on another great album. Check out our review and enjoy selections on our radio show.

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