Friday, December 7, 2012

Filipino Goth Bands! X'D

You could only see a Goth in the Philippines if you're actually FINDING or sniffing for one, since the capital city here is somehow hogging most of them darkly-inclined individuals. While the Tagalog (those from Manila) Goths are having fun dancing, drinking, and jumping to the music during the Eternal Death Wake or Elysian Dark Fest, the Goths from Davao, Cebu, or Negros -- if there are even any -- are busy accepting the fact that they could be alone in their island.

MEANWHILE IN MAKATI :'D
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MEANWHILE IN CEBU O.O
repeated picture from when I was 15. d'oh.

I've already posted WHY, but despite those reasons, it still isn't that frustrating to actually stop me from looking for another batty soul (feeling hopeful now)! However, it sure is hard to deny that this still remains as a lonely and miserable fact for me, and everyday, fantasizing about Goth friends feed my longing. Sighs.

OH WELL, though this is one big bitter truth (and one big bitter reason for this blog's name) I sometimes can't handle, it still is soothing to know that this country also has its very own little Gothic music scene! ♥

I started to become even more proud about being a Filipino when I learned that not all of my musician countrymen are composing those shallow, cliche, mainstream noise that everyone else nowadays call "music" (ooooooh, I love the way I called it shallow! :D).

So here are the few but great Pinoy Goth bands out there that I'm so happy about!


In case you're wondering... these bands make POST-PUNK, GOTHIC ROCK, DARK AMBIENT, DARK WAVE, or CELTIC music

 DOMINION
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 Sample music?
"Luksa" (Filipino for mourning :3)


Prominence of Cathedrals
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Sample Music?
"Last Four Days" cover :D


The Late Isabel
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Sample music?
their version of "My Favorite Things" ♥


Skies of Ember
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 Sample music
"Headlights"


names are for tombstones
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Sample music

"Sweet Little Death"


Anhura
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Sample music
"Infinity's Demise"

~♥~ 


There are a lot more of these bands in the country, but they're mostly not that active and are hard to find online. So until God permits me to sail away to Luzon and attend the Eternal Death Wake, I'll hear more of these locally beautiful bands and share their music to you guys. But DO try listening to these bands, 'cause they're good, I say. ^w^

Cheerio! xx

7 comments:

  1. Filipino goth bands? It's cool to hear that they were (hiding)... Now I'm off to find listen to their music!

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  2. yeah you should try listening to them! ^w^
    i highly recommend The Late Isabel. everyone here says the band is the Filipino version of Siouxsie and The Banshees. hihihihi :D

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  3. scarlet tears & corvus crow;ey are good Filipino bands too

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    1. yes! i've heard of them, but i didn't include them here because i kind of found it hard to look for their music online :/ any ideas where?

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  4. Hi doll, thanks for mentioning Elysian Dark Fest :) by the way Elysian team will be there on 25th of October, you don't have to sail away to Luzon and you will not be alone in the island anymore because Elysian Dark Fest will be there soon,reaching those souls and let you experience the scene we have here in Manila, brought to you by Crysella Records. Check this link for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/631634576869597/

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    1. Yeeeah! \m/ I heard of that. And I'm goin ;) ♥

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  5. Sensya na kung mag tatagalog ako mas masarap kasing sabihin sa tagalog e. Goth po ako pero hindi po ako nakakapagbihis ng tulad sa goth pangarap pa lang 'yon wala po kasi akong pera (sensya na sa pag dradrama). Salamat na naibahig niyo ito mga bandang ito. Huli na 'to may goth din po ba kaya sa region 3 lalo ng sa probinsya ng Pampanga (nag tatanong lang po). Salamat. V-----V

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