“Bela Lugosi’s Dead” is a gothic rock song written by the band Bauhaus. The song was the band’s first single, released in August 1979, and is often considered to be the first gothic rock record released. It did not enter the UK pop charts, but remained on sale for many years thereafter. The b-side features the song “Boys” and some versions also include an early demo recording of what would be their next single, “Dark Entries”. It was released on CD in 1988 and was compiled on the 1998 album, Crackle – The Best of Bauhaus.
Bauhaus were an English rock band formed in Northampton in 1978. The group consisted of Peter Murphy (vocals), Daniel Ash (guitar), Kevin Haskins (drums) and David J (bass). The band was originally Bauhaus 1919 before they dropped the numerical portion within a year of formation. With their dark and gloomy sound and image, Bauhaus are generally considered the first Gothic rock group. Bauhaus first broke up in 1983.
Together for only six weeks, Bauhaus entered the studio for the first time at Beck Studios in Wellingborough to record a demo. The band recorded five songs during a six-hour session at Beck Studios; one of the tracks from the session, “Bela Lugosi’s Dead”, running more than nine minutes, was released as the group’s debut single in August 1979 on Small Wonder Records as Bauhaus (the 1919 abandoned). The single received a positive review in Sounds and stayed on the British independent charts for two years. The song received crucial airplay on BBC Radio 1 and DJ John Peel’s evening show, and Bauhaus was subsequently asked to record a session for Peel’s show, which was broadcast on January 3, 1980.
An ice cold reply to the alienated world coming from two warm beating hearts. The
duo of Larissa Iceglass and William Maybelline appear as true romantics of the modern age,
admiring William Wordsworth, fascinated by the beauty of art nouveau aesthetics, exploring
British seashores and forests at night as well as inspired by the urbanism of Berlin.
Whispering Sons is a Belgian post-punk band formed in 2013. Their dark sound breathes desperation and nervosity, which translates into an ominous atmosphere. Their first EP ‘Endless Party’ was released in December 2015 on Wool-E Tapes and was reissued on vinyl in March 2016 through Minimal Maximal. On November 25, the band will release a 2-track 7″ on Weyrd Son Records.
Recorded & mixed by Bledi Boraku at uou Tirana, AL
Mastered by Michael Haves at The Cop Shop Berlin, DE
Label – PMG Tirona
Video by I Tpame I Tvrame
Band members Dina Hajrullahu & Franc Kurti
Dalis Car was a musical group formed in 1984 by Peter Murphy (vocalist), Mick Karn (bassist, keyboardist, guitarist, saxophonist) and Paul Vincent Lawford (rhythm construction). The band was formed soon after Murphy and Karn left their former bands (Bauhaus and Japan, respectively). They took their name from a Captain Beefheart song from his album Trout Mask Replica.Initially, they recorded one album, The Waking Hour (UK No. 84), and released one single, “The Judgement is the Mirror” (UK No. 66). The cover of the album features a detail from Maxfield Parrish’s seminal painting Daybreak.
The KVB is the audio/visual project of Klaus Von Barrel & Kat Day, based in London, UK. Combining shoegaze guitars, minimal synth melodies, hypnotic drum machine beats and reverb drenched vocals with abstract imagery, The KVB was initially started as a solo project by Klaus in 2010. After frequent collaborations through the year, Kat joined The KVB permanently on synths and visuals in late 2011 and this was shortly followed by the first ever live show in London at the Shacklewell Arms.