V/A - Blood & Dust: A Gothic Western

"Blood & Dust" is based on the concept of a Gothic Western. With this we are reminded of bands like Fields of the Nephilim (of which we have a cover by Sonsombre) who use to look like time traveling goth rockers who landed in the American Old West. Since then Western music has influenced Goth Rock, often in very subtle ways, such that sometimes you may only hear a heavy reverb guitar which may harken back to ghost towns and tumbleweeds but with a much darker and inherently more Gothic flavor.

Over the years we have also seen the rise of new genres like Gothic Country, often called Dark Country, or Southern Gothic, as well as other similar names for various Western, Folk, and Country influenced dark music which often carries themese about death and other morbid curiosities.

With this compilation we wanted to bring a bit of it together but from a more inherently Goth Rock side including some Industrial influences to create what could be the soundtrack for an as yet unwritten Gothic Western film. One of the things that would set this film apart is that there may be creatures lurking in the dark and actual ghosts in this ghost town!

Created by TG Mondalf: Venus Aeon
[in collaboration with] Azy & Maus: Obscura Undead

CD Concept & Design: Heru-Set Productions

This compilation combines the genre sounds of Goth Rock, Country, Western, Industrial, and Cinematic tones.

01. October Burns Black "Arrowhead" Official Website Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Bandcamp
02. Sonsombre "Slow Kill (Fields of the Nephilim Cover)" Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Bandcamp
03. Black Angel "She (Deluxe Version)" Official Website Facebook YouTube Bandcamp
04. Amautica "Estos Abismos (Silas J. Dirge Mix)" ◊ Facebook Instagram YouTube Bandcamp
05. Raven Said "Shadows On The Ceiling, Shadows On The Floor" Facebook YouTube SoundCloud Bandcamp
06. Dark Side Cowboys "Signs of Life" ◊ Official Website Facebook YouTube
07. Cliff & Ivy "EightStar" * Official Website Facebook Twitter YouTube SoundCloud Bandcamp
08. Caligulust "Drifter" Δ Official Website YouTube SoundCloud Bandcamp
09. The Dust Ryde "Gunslinger" Facebook Instagram YouTube
10. Guillotine Dream "Code" Facebook Bandcamp
11. Silas J. Dirge "Ghost Town" * Official Website Facebook YouTube Bandcamp
12. Tidal Baby "The Visitor" * Facebook Bandcamp

Disc Total Time: 58:07

Δ Exclusive
◊ Exclusive Mix

* Previously Unreleased

Mastered by Matt Vowles of Black Angel

Special Guests on Track 06:
Cello & jaw harp by Marko Hautamäki (Two Witches/Chaos Research)
Backing vocals by Kari Berg

Available At:

The Dust Ryde

October Burns Black "Arrowhead" Live


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