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Dark Humor Zine BLT Kickstarter Closing Soon


Edgy punk and underground humor zine Black Leather Times is compiling all their many issues into one huge compendium, with help from crowdfunding leader Kickstarter and we’re looking forward to getting our hands on the project. One of my favorite issues is all about cannibalism and includes detailed ‘How To’ instructions on making authentic shrunken […]

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BLT Colorful Bleach Process Punk Shirts for Migraine Sufferers

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The BLT Kickstarter added a bunch of in-your-face shirt designs today. The art is so over-the-top and I love the themes. These are apparently going to use some sort of soft screenprinting process which utilizes bleach, so they won’t have any thick plastic feel. My favorites from this batch are the straitjacket guy with his […]

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BLT Black Leather Times Zine Book and Tshirts

BLT Suicide

Old skool goths probably remember the little BLT humor zines from conventions. Each issue had hilarious, witty, and sarcastic writing and really cool artwork. Content ranged from goth-industrial club reviews to quizzes on how to tell if you are dating a vampire (spoiler: you are not dating a vampire.) My favorite parts were probably the […]

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California Deathrock Art Book

California Deathrock

Blue Blood has published California Deathrock, a gorgeous hardcover book of portraiture by Amelia G and Forrest Black. Both have served on our Panel of Experts (which we really should post more of) and both are famous for their individualistic portraits of counterculture people. Where a lot of photographers just see black lipstick, Forrest […]

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Seven Scary Gothic Games to Keep You Up at Night


Just because something’s Gothic doesn’t mean it doesn’t know how to have a good time. In fact, some of the most rewarding virtual escapes are offered through horror and darker themed games that embrace the Gothic aesthetic and develop detailed worlds that are equally scary and exciting. These are a few picks of our favorite […]

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Alice en Bataille

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We like gothic and we like literary, so Heavy Red’s Alice en Bataille couture Halloween costume really hits the spot. The concept is a sort of goth battle-ready Alice in Wonderland. Each year, Heavy Red does a different take on Alice in Wonderland cosplay. Maybe I am over-thinking it, but I do believe the progression […]

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Immortal Day


Immortal Day is a free browser based text-adventure for ages 17+ where you can masquerade as a vampire, hunter, hybrid, lycanthrope or a zombie. It’s simple to set up an interesting new character account and you can also easily log in via Facebook. Forget about tending your crops in FarmVille 2 because this dark supernatural […]

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Hesitant Alien: Thoughts on Gerard Way’s New Album


“Hesitant Alien” is an album that was just released September 29th, 2014 and I don’t know about you guys but I’ve been excited about it since it was first announced. It is the solo album of vocalist Gerard Way who was the front-man for the group My Chemical Romance for 12 years. Like many fans, […]

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Hellbound Heart and Scarlet Gospels

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Attention Clive Barker fans: St. Martin’s Press have announced a release date for the novel that will end the Hellraiser mythology; The Scarlet Gospels is due May of 2015! This is exciting news considering the original novella that started it all, The Hellbound Heart, was first published in 1986—nearly thirty years ago! There are so […]

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The Pyramid


The Pyramid (2014) looks like Alien Versus Predator (2004) only the climate is a lot hotter and the archaeological survey team are not packing as much heat. Holden (Denis O’Heare—True Blood) leads a survey team through an unearthed and spooky three-sided pyramid in the Egyptian desert despite objection from the local authorities. There are traps […]

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